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Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse Join in Publishing Study on Usage of Distributed Ledger Technology

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have joined forces in publishing a study on the uses of distributed ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain. The bank and exchange believe that “DLT solutions can deliver substantial benefits” and “tokenized securities and baskets substantially improve collateral mobility.” The pro-blockchain… Read More

More than $1.4 Billion in Capital Secured by Australian Fintech Firms in 2019

More than $1.4 billion in capital was secured by Australian Fintech firms in 2019 across 38 deals or partnerships, setting a new record. The significant increase in financial technology investments may be attributed (partially) to the rising number of rounds of at least $100 million,… Read More

European Central Bank Publishes Paper on Advantages and Risks Associated with CBDCs

CBDCs Could Disintermediate in a Structural Way the Banking System. The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a paper on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).  CBDCs are the state form of stablecoins – cryptocurrency based off a single asset like the Dollar, Euro or Pound… Read More

“Financially Motivated” Cybercriminals to Target Investment App Users, Online Financial Data Processing Platforms, Cryptocurrencies: Kaspersky

Investment applications, online financial data processing tools and decentralized cryptocurrency platforms will most likely be targeted by the “financially motivated cyber threat actors” next year, leading cybersecurity company Kaspersky claims. Financial cyber threats and attacks are some of the most dangerous or damaging ones, as… Read More

United States is Expected to Lose its Top Rank as Largest Cashless Society by Next Year: Study

The United States is reportedly expected to lose its top rank as the largest cashless country and society in the world to nascent Asian markets by next year. Cashless transactions in the US are projected to increase by 4.7% to reach $184 billion by 2020,… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Publishes Report on Artificial Intelligence and Banking

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a report entitled “Reshaping Banking with Artificial Intelligence.” The Report is part of a series of publications on applying AI technology, including Robo-advisors, to the banking industry. Hong Kong has emerged as a top Asian Fintech hub… Read More

Big Tech in Finance: The Financial Stability Board Explains the Implications

Depending on the jurisdiction, big tech is moving into financial services at various speeds. In China, big tech already dominates much of the Fintech landscape from payments, to lending, to Wealthtech to savings. It’s all there. In the US, there is a constant, pensive shuffle… Read More

Report: Traditional Banks Retain Trust, But Challenger Banks Have Charm

A report by global consulting firm AT Kearney recently addressed the emergence of digital challenger banks. Published last week, and authored by Simon Kent and Danil Makarov, the research states that  challenger banks are “already mainstream” and if old school high street banks don’t wake… Read More

WealthTech: Consumer Satisfaction with Wealth Technology Apps is Considerably Behind Other Consumer Financial Apps, New Study Reveals

Investors are not satisfied with mobile apps offered by brokerage firms. Client satisfaction with wealth technology (WealthTech) apps is considerably behind those provided by various other consumer financial firms, such as credit cards, retail banks and insurance. This, according to the recently published J.D. Power’s… Read More

Survey: Almost 50% of Australians Have Not Heard of Neobanks or Digital-Only Banks

Several digital banks have been launched in Australia during the past few years. However, these direct banks that are 100% digital currently face challenges around awareness and consumer trust. This, despite millions of customers being dissatisfied with traditional banking services, according to the latest research… Read More

Q3 Fintech Deals Near $9 Billion, Year to Date $24.6 Billion Has Been Raised Topping All of 2017

Fintech funding for the 3rd quarter of 2019 surpassed $8.9 billion – a new quarterly record if you factor out Ant Financial’s whopping $14. billion investment in Q2 of 2018. Fintech, and its various subcategories remains a hot sector of venture financing as the year… Read More

European Crowdfunding Association Publishes Report on Blockchain – DLT Use Cases

The European Crowdfunding Association (ECN), the leading advocacy group for online capital formation in Europe, has published a report on blockchain – distributed ledger technology (DLT) and use cases in alternative finance. The report adds a new acronym “BDLT” thus representing the combination of the… Read More

Report: The EU 27 Lags Behind on Fintech Funding

Last month, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), issued a report on the Capital Markets Union and progress in achieving the European Union’s goal. The AFME report, the second of its kind, post various KPIs or Key Performance Indicators. One of the areas… Read More

Research by Professors John M Griffin & Amin Shams: Tether Used to Manipulate Bitcoin Price in Ongoing Ploy via Bitfinex

Two scholars famous for alleging in 2018 that injections of Tether, a cryptocurrency and synthetic form of USD, were used to strategically to push up the price of Bitcoin to $20 000 USD have updated the report with a claim that those injections came mainly from… Read More

Report Claims 36.5 Million US Adults Own Cryptocurrency

How many people in the US own crypto? Good question. There have been plenty of estimates in recent years but, most likely, until FATF rules completely kick in and exchanges get used the fact they must hand over all of their numbers to the IRS,… Read More

McKinsey Global Banking Review: Most Banks Have Not Made the Material Improvements in Productivity Needed to Compete Effectively with Fintechs

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McKinsey & Company has published its Global Banking Annual Review entitled “The Last Pit Stop? Time for Bold Late Cycle Moves.” The document is a probing examination of the global banking industry, based on a survey of over 1000 banks globally, highlighting both successful segments… Read More

Crowdfunding Report: Number of Restaurants Leveraging Reg CF is Increasing Dramatically

The number of restaurants leveraging Reg CF is increasing dramatically, according to a report published by Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). Reg CF is the smallest of the three crowdfunding exemptions utilized in the US. Under Reg CF, an issuer may raise up to $1.07 million… Read More

CBA/Novantas Study: 66% of US Residents Considering Opening New Savings Account, 47% Interested in Online-Only Services

Almost two-thirds, or 66% of US residents, are considering opening a new savings account, and nearly half (47%) of them noted that they would be comfortable with an online-only service such as Ally, Discover or Synchrony. This, according to a survey performed by the Consumer… Read More

Global Regtech Market was Valued at $2.45 Billion in 2017, Projected to Reach $12.43 Billion by 2026

The global Regtech market was valued at $2.45 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach an estimated $12.43 billion by 2026, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.51%. Regtech refers to set of tools developed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of… Read More

Germany’s Bavarian State Bank’s Report: Bitcoin Is Designed as an “Ultra-Hard Type of Money,” Poised to “Take a Big Leap” in 2020

BayernLB (Bavarian State Bank), a publicly regulated bank in Munich, Germany, recently published a report that analyzes the claim made by some investors that Bitcoin is outperforming gold. The report states that the “hardness” of an asset in the traditional commodities market is determined using… Read More

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