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The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Fintech and the Gaping Funding Gap

Between June 2nd – 14th 2020, Innovate Finance, Tech Nation, and the Fintech National jointly distributed a 14-question online, anonymous survey. With particular regard to funding and investment, the purpose of the survey was to collate and analyse data on how the UK Fintech Sector… Read More

Rapid Rise: UK FCA Reports a 1.1 Million INCREASE in Cryptoasset Purchases in One Year

The UK is experiencing growing interest in cryptoassets, according to the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The research by the FCA states that 2.6 million UK consumers have purchased digital assets showing a dramatic 1.1 million increase since research completed by the FCA last year…. Read More

Alternative Finance Report: SMEs Raised €2.7 Billion in The Netherlands

A year-long study by Stichting MKB Financiering, a think tank covering the alternative finance market, is reporting that SMEs raised €2.7 billion in The Netherlands in non-bank financing. The group states that the data proves that alternative finance has gone beyond the experimental phase “securely positioning itself… Read More

CCAF: New Global Research Initiative Targets the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Fintech Markets

Joint study to provide timely data and actionable insights on how the pandemic has affected the Fintech industry globally The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is partnering with the World Bank Group and the World Economic… Read More

dv01: Total Loan Impairments and Delinquencies Decline as COVID-19 Lingers, Online Lenders Remain Resilient

  dv01 has recently published another report tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the online lending marketplace. dv01 is a top data aggregator tracking the online lending industry. dv01 connects directly with the largest online lenders in the consumer world to, normalizing loan data, providing… Read More

Digital Banks will Evolve into “Full-Bundle Offerings,” Significantly Increasing their Value Proposition: Report

Financial service providers and regulators are increasingly focusing on enabling and supporting instant payments, according to Juniper Research. The researchers note that the EU’s Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has “brought down settlement times significantly,” with the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme helping to reduce… Read More

Consultancy Kearney Says a Quarter of All Bank Branches to Close in Europe in Next 3 Years, an Increase in an Ongoing Trend

Global consulting group Kearney has distributed a report predicting that 1 in 4 European bank branches will close in the next three yeas as the shift away from brick and mortar bank branches ups the pace. Kearney states the obvious that new customer habits, boosted… Read More

Brace for Impact: VC Funding of Fintechs Has Terrible Q1

This should come as no surprise but Q1 was horrible for VC-backed Fintechs as the Coronavirus pounded private capital markets and crash-landed the once robust market. According to CBInsights, the first quarter of 2020 was one of the worst quarters for Fintech funding in years…. Read More

Decentralized Cloud Network Storj to Offer Five Pentabytes of Data Storage to Organizations Conducting Research Related to Fighting COVID-19

Storj, a decentralized data storage network, has introduced a program that offers free cloud storage space to organizations taking part in Coronavirus (COVID-19) research. Storj’s program has been launched after contributions were made by blockchain industry participants toward the decentralized scientific research network, [email protected] The… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes First Global Report on Alternative Finance: Over $300 Billion in Volume in 2018

Benchmarking Study Tallies $304.5 Billion in Alternative Finance Transaction Volumes During 2018 The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, has published the single most comprehensive report on the evolution of alternative finance. The benchmarking report provides… Read More

The Economist: COVID-19 to Accelerate Digital Currency Adoption

Digital currency, like Bitcoin, CBDCs or stablecoins, will get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The report, conducted during January and February, was sponsored by crypto.com. The EIU consulted with Eva Julin, deputy head general… Read More

Wealthtech: Wealth Managers Rate their Process of Creating and Sharing Investment Advice as Poor to Average, a Report Reveals

Finantix, a technology products firm focused on banking, wealth management and insurance services, has published a report, which it authored in collaboration with WealthBriefing, a news, features and information source for the wealth management (Wealthtech) industry. The market research report, titled “Defining – and Delivering… Read More

Coin Metrics, a Blockchain Data Analytics Firm, Secures $6 Million in Funding from Highland Capital Partners, Coinbase, Digital Currency Group, Fidelity, Others

Coin Metrics, a blockchain analytics and research company, has acquired $6 million in funding through a Series A investment round, which was led by existing investor Highland Capital Partners. Coinbase, Digital Currency Group, Dragonfly Capital, and Fidelity (among others) also took part in Coin Metrics’… Read More

CBDCs: Central Bank Digital Currencies Could Offer Several Opportunities, Says Bank of England

The Bank of England (BoE), the UK’s reserve bank, has released a discussion paper on virtual currencies. The BoE’s 57-page research document includes an illustrative model of central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, which could be developed to store monetary value and settle payments by… Read More

Super Size: Digital Bank Market to Top $578 Billion by 2027

The global neo and challenger bank market is projected to reach a valuation of approximately $578 billion by 2027, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 46.5% from 2019 to 2027. This, according to a recent report from Facts and Factors Market Research,… Read More

Digital Banks are Providing Improved Card and Money Management Features in Comparison to Old Banks: Report

Digital banks are establishing new financial industry standards when it comes to better usability, and are introducing handy features such as card management and personal money management. For digital bank users, this will come as no surprise. A recent study published by the consulting company… Read More

SEC Publishes Report on Reg A+: $2.216 Billion in Tier 2 offerings, Mostly Real Estate

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published an update on the progress of Regulation A, commonly referenced as Reg A+. When the JOBS Act of 2012 was signed into law, Regulation A received an update that took a securities exemption from just about zero… Read More

US Fintechs Raised $14.9 Billion in 2019: Report

We have already seen multiple Fintech funding reports for 2019. Today, S&P Global Market Intelligence is distributing their spin on the numbers targeting the US only. According to this report, Fintech companies in the US raised $14.8 billion in 2019. Of the six Fintech segments… Read More

$34.5 Billion in Fintech Deals During 2019, a Dip in Number of Deals from Year Prior but Deals Get Supersized

In 2019, there were $34.5 billion in 1,913 Fintech deals around the world a decline of 15% versus 2018 – a year that benefited from Ant Financial’s huge $14 billion deal.  If you choose to ignore Ant, part of Alibaba, then 2019 would be a… Read More

Investment in Fintechs Hits All Time High in 2019 but Drastic Drop in New Fintechs Founded: Report

Last week, Deloitte published an update on investment activity in the Fintech sector. In brief, the good news is that Fintech investments were at an all time high in 2019. The bad news shared by the report that the number of new Fintechs founded experienced… Read More

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