Tagged: pwc

Women Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Access to Capital

Last month PwC and the Crowdfunding Center partnered on a report regarding women and crowdfunding. Referencing data collected by the Crowdfunding Center that analyzed 450,000 rewards based crowdfunding campaigns, the document entitled “Women Unbound: Crowdfunding – Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential,” showed that women-led campaigns reached their… Read More

French Firms Form An Association To Weigh in on Cryptocurrency Investment

French firms have formed an association to foster the sustainable growth of the cryptocurrency investment sector and weigh in on its governance. Among other things, they hope to build on progressive regulations such as the French decree that allowed crowdlending securities called minibons to be… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Collaborates With PwC For New Fintech India Trends Report

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai announced this week it has collaborated with PwC for a new India fintech report that revealed that the “open innovative paradigm” is increasingly being adopted by many traditional institutions. “The FinTech ecosystem in India has evolved significantly since its emergence and has… Read More

LendIt China July 9th 2017 – Journal Entry: AMTD + LendIt: Fintech, The 4th Industrial Revolution.

Hong Kong AMTD-LendIt Conference officially kicked off today in one of the most metropolitan cities in the world, Hong Kong, China. This town, considered as one of the busiest financial centers of the world is now on the brink of another step in this city’s… Read More

PwC & Crowdfunding Center: Women Outperform Men in Crowdfunding Campaign Goals

PwC and the Crowdfunding Center have published a joint report based on two years of data on seed (rewards) based crowdfunding from 9 different platforms. According to the report, campaigns led by women reach their target more often than crowdfunding campaigns led by men. The… Read More

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Launches to Advocate & Promote Innovations in Finance

Yesterday there was a well attended event in Hong Kong to announce the launch of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). The FTAHK is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that is now the voice of the Fintech community in Hong Kong. Members range from Fintech… Read More

COUNTDOWN:  2 Weeks from Now Crowdfunding Will Change the World of Men & Women Forever

As impact goes it doesn’t get much bigger. Crowdfunding has been much misunderstood and, let’s be honest, has underperformed our best expectations. It was supposed to “democratise finance” – and much more. Much focus has been on equity, regulation and the JOBS Act. The friction… Read More

Japanese IB Nomura Opens Fintech Program in Mumbai, PwC, Google, IBM & Amazon Internet Services Join Effort

Japanese investment bank Nomura has set up a fintech program in India, inviting entrepreneurs in Mumbai to build new tools for capital markets. The Voyager partnership aims to give Indian fintech specialists access to Nomura’s resources at the Mumbai innovation centre, enabling them to test their ideas using… Read More

Will Incumbent Financial Services Self-Disrupt for Fear of Losing to Fintechs? PwC FinTech Report 2017 Delivers Insights

At the EXEC FinTech 2017 in Berlin, Jörg Sandrock, a Partner and Managing Director of Strategy& Financial Services Germany at global business consultancy PwC presented the results of PwC’s newly released FinTech Report titled “Redrawing the lines: FinTech’s growing influence on Financial Services.” Based on… Read More

PwC: UK Fintech Market Matures. Focus Turns to AI & Putting Customers First

A new report by the Startupbootcamp FinTech London program and PwC states that Fintech startups are increasingly focusing on building artificial intelligence and its potential to solve customer problems. The report says there has been a change in culture over the past year in the Fintech… Read More

PwC’s SME Equity Financing Atlas: There is an Investment Boom in SMEs

PwC’s Accelerator has published the first edition of their SME Equity Financing Atlas.  According to their data, equity investments in SMEs have been growing steadily over the last years. The main drivers are the accumulation of capital in investor’s hand, new technologies and low-interest rates…. Read More

PwC / CBInsights: US VC Backed Deals Tank in Q4 of 2016

In a discouraging sign, investment in venture capital backed companies tanked in Q4 of 2016. This is according to the PwC / CBInsights MoneyTree Report. Both deals and dollars sagged, 16% and 20% respectively. The report said the global market experienced a similar decline with… Read More

PwC Announces New Fintech Accelerating Program Startup Collider

PwC announced earlier this week the opening of its new fintech accelerating program, Startup Collider, which is described as a new initiative for nurturing and promoting the Central and Eastern European start-ups. The company stated it will provide the start-ups with a workspace within PwC network,… Read More

What to Expect for Marketplace Lending in 2017

Market credibility and an emphasis on better transparency will be two key factors for marketplace lending in 2017. 2017 will be a pivotal year for the marketplace lending (MPL) space as the market will seek stabilization in both confidence and venture funding, following a challenging… Read More

PwC Dives into Blockchain, Offering More Transparency with Vulcan

PwC launched earlier this month a new Fintech tool called the Vulcan Digital Asset Services, which digitizes everyday banking, commerce, and personal currency and asset related services.  Currently, specific services available include digital asset wallets, international payment processing, and investment and trading services.  In the near… Read More

PwC & Crowdfunding Centre: Women Entrepreneurs Outperform Men – Given the Opportunity

PwC and the Crowdfunding Centre are prepping to jointly publish a report in early 2017 entitled “Women Unbound”.  Their initial feedback indicates that women led crowdfunding campaigns are significantly more successful than those led by men across most industries – and across the world. The… Read More

PwC: $10.6 Billion in Venture Capital During Q3, a Decline From Year Prior

PwC has published a report on venture capital indicating that $10.6 went into early stage companies during the 3rd quarter of 2016. The MoneyTree Report, based on data provided by ThomsonReuters, showed that venture capital declined by 36% in total number of deals and by… Read More

Fear of Fintech: Payment Companies Concerned About Loss of Business

PwC is out with another report this time focusing on the Payments sector. This is part of their broader research into Fintech in general and how it is impacting traditional financial firms and what they are doing to mitigate the operational risk.  Entitled “Payments in… Read More

Final Report by CMA on Retail Banking Requires Banks to Implement Open Banking by 2018

“CMA Sticks to its Guns” The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report on the UK retail banking sector. The government initiative has concluded that highstreet banks do not compete enough for customers’ business. Simultaneously, challenger banks find it difficult to compete… Read More