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Private Equity Deal Value in France Came in Above Q2 2022 Levels and Increased QoQ in Q2 – Report Reveals

Pitchbook introduces their research series: Country Snapshots in which they provide an overview of macroeconomic and microeconomic trends in various regions spanning both private and public markets. Here is what Pitchbook highlighted for Q2 in France: Contrary to VC, PE deal value in France “came… Read More

Small Businesses Are Focusing on Global Expansion, Aim to Prioritize Business Growth, Study Reveals

Visa (NYSE: V) revealed findings from the seventh edition of its Global Back to Business Study, which found that a majority of surveyed small and micro businesses (SMBs) plan to prioritize cross-border sales as they look to scale beyond Main Street and High Street to… Read More

CBDCs: HKMA, Bank of Israel Release Joint Report on Project Sela, Focusing on Retail CBDC Implementation

  The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published its joint report on Project Sela. The initiative focused on the cybersecurity, technical, and policy aspects of a retail CBDC implementation. The HKMA is working with the Bank of Israel (BOI) and the Bank for International… Read More

UK Financial Institutions Are Seeking Embedded Finance Solutions, Report Claims

Drawing insights from independent research, including a survey of 250 executives and managers from UK banks or financial firms, Weavr’s whitepaper provides “a comprehensive look at current attitudes towards, and actions to develop, embedded-finance offerings by UK financial institutions.” Amongst the key findings, the research… Read More

Financial Sector Assessments to Gauge Effects of Elevated Borrowing Costs, Central Banks May Keep Policy Rates Higher for Longer: Report

Financial-sector assessments are gauging the effects of elevated borrowing costs, and the prospect that central banks “may keep policy rates higher for longer than investors expect,” according to an update shared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Tobias Adrian, Hiroko Oura from the IMF have… Read More

Debit Cards Are Preferred Payment Method, Amid Rise of Point-of-Sale Payments Methods, Report Finds

Whether consumers have swiped, tapped, dipped, waved a wrist or held a device near a card reader at a retail location in recent months, the chances are good “that they’ve used some form of digital, point-of-sale (POS) payment option in addition to cash.” According to… Read More

Small Businesses Are Looking for Effective Financial Management Tools, Not Banking Products, Report Claims

Banks have long struggled to serve small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) effectively, despite the prominence of these companies in national economies, as SMEs recently “represented just over half of gross value added in the European Union and just under half in the US.” As noted… Read More

Alternative Financing Set to Capitalize on $500B SME Credit Opportunity in India, Report Claims

The India Digital SME Credit Report 2023 released in collaboration between GetVantage and Redseer Strategy Consultants estimates that “a potential US$ 220 Bn credit deficit poses a roadblock to unlocking the economic potential of millions of digitized businesses.” Out of the current US$ 220 Bn… Read More

FT Partners Releases Report on Innovations in Payroll, Human Capital Management

FT Partners Research is pleased to announce the release  of their new in-depth industry research report, “Innovations in Payroll and Human Capital Management.” As noted in the update shared by FT Partners with CI, the global payroll industry is currently in the process of “undergoing… Read More

Rising Costs Mean “Going Green” Deprioritized by UK SMEs, Research Report Claims

The increased cost of doing business is “preventing the UK’s 5.5m small and medium-sized businesses from going green,” new research finds. With core inflation rates at 6.8% – the highest in 31 years – protracted high costs could be delaying SME owners’ plans “to green… Read More

Majority of Small Businesses Concerned AI Development, Adoption Is Outpacing Regulation

Research from Xero, the global small business platform, has revealed that 80% of small business owners are concerned AI development and adoption is “outpacing regulation, as generative AI tools permeate various industries and the workforce.” Xero’s Future Focus AI research “surveyed over 3,000 small business… Read More

Brazil Is Facing Climate Financing Challenges, New Report Reveals

Brazil will require an estimated $200 billion (BRL 1 trillion) investment to reach its 2030 climate goals, according to a new study released by the World Economic Forum. That’s over $100 Billion USD more “in climate transition investments than the country is currently on track… Read More

Carta Releases State of Pre-Seed Fundraising Report for Q2 2023

Every startup begins as a pre-seed company, the team at Carta notes in a blog post. At Carta, they define “pre-seed” as any company that “has yet to raise a priced equity round.” These nascent businesses usually raise capital “with convertible instruments, the most common… Read More

AI’s Role in Credit Scoring Expected to Grow Exponentially, in line with Generative AI Advancements: Report

Credit scoring is a statistical method employed by lenders to predict the probability an existing and/or prospective borrower or counterparty “will default on loans/credit products, or incur additional charges for repayment, also known as measuring creditworthiness,” the team at Juniper Research explains. Juniper Research also… Read More

Gen Z Consumers Turning to Bankcards, Unsecured Personal Loans As Lenders Tighten Underwriting, Report Reveals

At the mid-point of 2023, Gen Z consumers (born between 1995 and 2005) increasingly find themselves with new access to credit products. The newly released Q2 2023 Quarterly Credit Industry Insights Report (CIIR) from TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) shows “that relative to the consumer population as… Read More

Decentralized Finance: DeFi Lending Offers Certain Benefits, But Also Poses Risks, Report Explains

Tanay Ved, Lucas Nuzzi & the Coin Metrics team have examined the various features and risks associated with DeFi lending in an extensive report. The researchers at Coin Metrics noted that “over the years, the digital asset ecosystem has spawned diverse use-cases.” Among them, decentralized… Read More

Crypto ETFs Race Keeps Expanding with Focus on Futures-based Products: Report

The number of cryptocurrency-focused ETFs aiming to launch has exploded in the past two weeks, the team at NYDIG Research noted. NYDIG Research has looked at the implication of these developments, “plus the strategy one fund took to get ahead.” Fintech giant PayPal has entered… Read More

Digital Transformation has Led to CFO’s Expanding Role, Billtrust Claims

The role of today’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is undergoing significant changes and expansions, according to a new study, “The Evolution of Order-to-Cash,” conducted by global market analysis and advisory firm IDC on behalf of the B2B order-to-cash software and digital payments market leader, Billtrust…. Read More

Alternative Payments Account for Almost 40% of Digital Commerce Transactions in Singapore: Report

Alternative payment methods such as mobile and digital wallets are being widely used in the e-Commerce space in Singapore, “accounting for 38.6% of the payments made on the online payments in 2023,” reveals GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s e-Commerce Analytics reveals “that Singapore’s… Read More

Underperformance from Private Equity Funds Expected, Relative to Public Equities, Resulting in Flattish Absolute Returns: Pitchbook

Without offsetting topline growth or debt reduction, management will need to increase efficiency and reduce investment “to retain earnings power and, even then, may face lower valuation multiples,” the team at Pitchbook noted in a comprehensive market update. Hence, Pitchbook now expects further underperformance “from… Read More

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