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Fintech Funding in Ireland Surged in H1 2020 as VCs, PE, M&A Deals Secured Over $300 Million in Capital: Report

While many business sectors in Ireland have seen a substantial decline in activity or revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis, that nation’s Fintech industry attracted significant investments of around $328.6 million during H1 2020. This, according to KPMG’s latest report on Fintech deals during the… Read More

Fintech Investments in Australia Down to $548 Million in H1 2020 from $1.3 Billion from Last Year: Report

Fintech investments in Australia reached $376.5 million during H1 2020, which represents a 150% increase when compared to the same period from last year when $149.05 million for raised by Fintechs in the country. But there was a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More

Fintech Funding During H1 2020 was Led by Corporate Deals, but Significant Decline in M&A Investments: Report

Although global Fintech funding declined during the first half of this year, with $25.6 billion of total investment secured globally through 1,221 deals, corporate business deals are driving most of the VC activity. This, according to the Pulse of Fintech H1’20, which is a report… Read More

Fintech in Need of Finance? Report States COVID-19 May Necessitate £825 Million in New Financing

A new report indicates that COVID-19 has hit UK Fintechs hard as this sector of finance may need to raise £825 million for these firms to make it beyond the global pandemic. According to KPMG‘s Fintech Focus report, annual losses for Fintech startups are hovering… Read More

Fintech Adoption will Increase During “Regulatory-Driven 2.0 Era” According to Dennis Gao from KPMG Southern China

Dennis Gao, partner of Management Consulting at KPMG Southern China, recently noted that Fintech is preparing to enter the “regulatory-driven 2.0 era,” and opportunities are now greater or outweigh potential challenges for Fintech due to COVID-19. Gao, whose comments came during “Financial Digitalization & Fintech… Read More

KPMG Introduces Advanced Analytics Software for Fintech Firms Looking to Offer Digital Asset Services at Institutional Scale

Big Four auditing firm KPMG has introduced KPMG Chain Fusion, a patent pending suite of advanced analytics software that has been developed using digital asset data and technology products. As mentioned in a release, the Chain Fusion software will allow financial services providers and Fintech… Read More

Decentralized Finance Ecosystem Supporter AVA Labs and KPMG Continue to Address Fintech Challenges and Opportunities in Mexico

Mexico has been able to strategically position itself as a leading financial technology hub by serving as a gateway for the booming Latin American Fintech sector. The Mexican government enacted the nation’s progressive and comprehensive Fintech Law back in March 2018. It has reportedly been… Read More

Wirecard Addresses Investigation From KPMG: No Incriminating Evidence Was Found for the Publicly Raised Accusations of Balance Sheet Manipulation

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has received the report on the special investigation by the auditing company KPMG that concluded there is no incriminating evidence founded for the publicly raised accusations of balance sheet manipulation. Wirecard reported… Read More

Fintech: Saudi Arabian Banks Must Respond Effectively to Threat from Financial Technology Startups, KPMG Executive Argues

The number of new Fintech firms being launched in Saudi Arabia’s financial services sector is increasing, and they are transforming the nation’s traditional banking processes. Rajesh Prasad, partner at Big Four auditing firm KPMG, argues that banks now have to respond to the growing threat… Read More

Owning Crypto Assets Is Still A High Risk Investment Due to Lack of Proper Custody Services: KPMG

Amstelveen, Netherlands-based KPMG, a leading professional services and accounting firm, argues that owning crypto assets is still considered a high risk investment by institutional clients. The Big Four auditing firm recently shared a report with Bloomberg, noting that, since 2017, over $9.8 billion worth of… Read More

Fintech Projects Across the Globe Secured a Total of $137.5 Billion in Investments in 2019: Report

Europe has had a solid year in terms of total Fintech funding as it secured $58.1 billion in capital last year, which is significantly greater than the $43.4 billion the industry acquired back in 2018 – according to a recent report from Big Four auditing… Read More

KPMG Introduces New Blockchain-based Track and Trace Platform in Australia, China, and Japan

Big Four accounting and professional services firm KPMG has introduced a new blockchain-powered track and trace solution in Australia, China and Japan. Called KPMG Origins, the platform has been designed to increase transparency and traceability of routine business procedures in several different industries including agriculture,… Read More

KPMG’s Israel Division and Cybersecurity Protection Firm nsKnox Introduce Solution for Prevent Fraudulent Payments

nsKnox, an established provider of cybersecurity protection for business payment technology, revealed on November 21 that it has teamed up with Big Four auditing firm KPMG. According to a release, KPMG’s Israel division will serve as the global distributor and service provider of, KPMG Secure… Read More

The Fintech 100: Ant Financial Takes Top Spot, Payments & Transfers Dominate the List

The annual Fintech100 report has recently been released quantifying the diverse universe of Fintechs that are leading in the various sectors of digital finance. The report has been published since 2014 in partnership with KPMG and H2 Ventures. Some names remain consistent year over year,… Read More

Payment Processor Wirecard Hires KPMG to Perform Independent Audit of Its Accounting Books

Payments processing firm Wirecard (WDI.DE) has commissioned an independent audit of its accounts by professional services firm KPMG. The audit is being performed to address questions related to allegations of improper accounting by Wirecard’s management.  The audit will commence immediately according to a statement by… Read More

KPMG Report: Tokenization will be Huge

KPMG has published a brief report on blockchain and tokenization. According to the authors, tokenization will be huge and the tech is “poised to transform commerce.” KPMG explains: “digital tokens issued on blockchains are used to represent asset ownership and to efficiently facilitate asset exchange…. Read More

ZhongAn and KPMG Partner on Insurtech Report: “New Insurance” is the Future

ZhongAn Fintech Institute and KPMG China have joined together to publish a report, Insurtech: Infrastructure for New Insurance, on the fast emerging Insurtech marketplace. ZhongAn is an online-only Insurtech firm backed by some of the biggest names in China tech. ZhongAn trades on the Hong… Read More

CEO of Sowefund: French Equity Crowdfunding is Not in Decline

Recently, the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual crowdfunding barometer. The report indicated that alternative finance continues to grow in France but when you separate equity crowdfunding, this segment indicates a decline. Crowdfund Insider published an article on the FPF… Read More

Alternative Finance in France Grows Driven by Crowdlending While Equity Crowdfunding Continues its Decline

Baromètre du Crowdfunding en France 2018 Recently the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual report on alternative finance in France. The report, produced in partnership with KPMG, is now in its third year and provides an important snapshot of sector growth for online… Read More

Peak Hype or Next Wave? KPMG Talks Corporate Blockchain Usage as Momentum Builds

Blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) has been a red-hot topic in the financial services industry the past few years. The one-two punch of Bitcoin excitement and the Ethereum fueled revelation of smart contracts and decentralization, caused many to label blockchain internet 3.0. But is… Read More

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