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KPMG and MAS Schedule Second Global Fintech Hackcelerator for the 2018 Singapore FinTech Festival, Accepting Applications Now

For the second year running, KPMG Digital Village and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be organizing the Global FinTech Hackcelerator for the 2018 Singapore FinTech Festival. According to KPMG, this year’s program will focus on 80 problem statements in the following 4 categories:… Read More

KPMG: Strong Close for Fintech Deals in Q4 of 2017 as $31 Billion Invested During the Year

Last week, KPMG published its quarterly report on Fintech deals stating global investment in innovative finance hit $8.7 billion during the quarter. For the year, 2017 was said to have established the third highest total, at $31 billion, invested in Fintech for the decade. KPMG… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance Grows by 50% – Equity Crowdfunding Shrinks

The annual Alternative Finance & Crowdfunding Barometer compiled by KPMG for the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that in 2017 the French Alternative Finance market grew by 50%, driven by SME lending growth, and came close to the billion euro mark, at… Read More

Women Became the Story in 2017

As Oprah Winfrey put it during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on January 7th, 2018. The reverberations of her words have re-ignited, for anyone who thought it was a just a trend, the importance of #metoo, the industry-agnostic movement. Actually, it is all-encompassing… Read More

StartmeupHK Festival Details Released by InvestHK

InvestHK, part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government established in 2000 to attract foreign direct investment and support businesses to expand in Hong Kong, has released details of the forthcoming StartmeupHK Festival 2018 scheduled to take place from January 29 to February 2nd…. Read More

Here is the List of the Fintech 50 in China as Ranked by KPMG

We have been waiting for the complete English version of KPMG’s Leading Fintech 50 companies in China but it is apparently still in the works. KMPG has published a single sheeter though, so we share that now and hope to share the complete document in… Read More

KPMG Report: Fintech is Key for Hong Kong Banking as 2018 will see Mainstream Adoption

KPMG published a report on the Hong Kong banking industry this past week and Fintech plays a prominent role in the theme of the document. Hong Kong has been a prominent financial center since almost the beginning of time but in the Fintech race –… Read More

Fintech Innovators Announces 2017 Fintech100

Fintech Innovators, a collaboration between fintech investment firm H2 Ventures and KPMG Fintech, announced on Wednesday the 2017 Fintech100. Fintech Innovator revealed that The Fintech100 were selected following extensive global research and analysis based on data relating to five factors. Two criteria are related to capital… Read More

KPMG: In Q3 Global Fintech Investment Hit $8.2 Billion

KPMG Pulse of Fintech was published this week and as usual it was packed full of interesting data points regarding the global Fintech industry. Overall, global Fintech investment remains solid with$8.2 billion invested across 274 deals. Sizable Fintech deals helped to propel this number with… Read More

KPMG’s Global Report Reveals: Fintech Viewed As Biggest Disruptor For Financial Institutions But Lags in Effective Strategies

On Wednesday, KPMG released its latest global report, Forging the Future: how financial institutions are embracing fintech to evolve and grow, which revealed more details about fintech’s effects on the financial industry. KPMG’s report revealed that banks, insurers, and asset management companies believe technologies such… Read More

City of London: The UK Currently Leads the World in Fintech but More Action is Needed

At a presentation by the City of London, a report by KPMG entitled the Value of Fintech, was distributed along with a discussion on the need for the UK to do more to maintain and improve their global Fintech prominence. Speaking for the City of… Read More

The City of London Corporation & KPMG to Present New Report “The Value of Fintech”

The City of London announced on Tuesday it will present its latest report, The Value of Fintech later this week. The City revealed it teamed up with KPMG for the report. The organizations revealed that the report, which was commissioned by the City and was produced… Read More

Swiss Authorities Create “Juridical Certitude” for ICOs

The Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in Switzerland commented on the initial coin offerings (ICOs) market in Switzerland last month. FINMA issued Guidance 04/2017 on this topic just as it announced it was investigating a number of ICOs to determine if laws had been broken…. Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Receives 166 Applications from 39 Different Countries for FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has announced that it has received 166 applications from over 39 countries for its inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge. The global participation was accomplished in less than two weeks with outreach coordinated by ADGM AND KPMG. Each applicant has… Read More

Fintech Australia Shares: Australia Enjoys Spike in Fintech Investment

Earlier this week, Fintech Australia announced the Aussie country has enjoyed a spike in fintech investment during the second quarter of 2017. The organization shared the latest information from KPMG’s Pulse in Fintech report, which was released last month. According to the report, Australian fintech… Read More

Fintech Australia Shares 2017 Australian Fintech Update (Infographic)

On Saturday, Fintech Australia released a new infographic that revealed more details about the Australian fintech industry’s successes so far this year. This infographic comes just after the organization revealed that Sydney could potentially challenge Singapore as a fintech hub. The organization shared: “We’ve prepared… Read More

Fintech Australia Comments on Report: Sydney Could Potentially Challenge Singapore as Fintech Hub

FinTech Australia is out with a comment on the report that was published by the Committee for Sydney regarding the Fintech sector in Australia. FinTech Australia welcomed the report, entitled “Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia,” as it indicates that Sydney is a… Read More

Scaling Fintech in Australia: The Committee for Sydney Report Points to Potential for Innovations in Finance

The Committee for Sydney has published a report that points to the potential for Fintech innovation in Sydney and Australia in general. Published with the assistance of KPMG, the document is entitled Scaling the Fintech Opportunity: For Sydney & Australia. Australia, as a country, may… Read More