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UK Finance Releases Review Exploring Trends Across Spending, Saving, Borrowing

UK Finance released its latest Household Finance Review for Q1 2024, exploring trends across household, spending, saving, and borrowing. Mortgage borrowing in Q1 was down “compared with the same period the year before, despite growth in mortgage applications at the end of 2023.” Consumer spending… Read More

Small Businesses in Australia Report Significant Challenges Including Labor Productivity Decline

Xero, the global small business platform, has released research highlighting how Australian small businesses think and feel about the end of financial year (EOFY). The survey of more than 1000 small business owners and decision makers “revealed 71% consider this time of year stressful, and… Read More

UK Jobs Report: Delayed Decision-Making, Lack of Demand Impact Recruitment Efforts

The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global, pointed to another reduction in permanent placements made by UK recruitment consultants in May. Delayed decision making and a lack of demand “amongst companies were reported to have weighed on recruitment activity.”… Read More

Real Estate Marketplace Pacaso Releases Report on Communities Addressing US Housing Shortage

Pacaso, the technology-enabled real estate marketplace for co-ownership, released its inaugural Pacaso YIMBY Report. This comprehensive research report ranks the metropolitan areas and ZIP codes nationwide “that are embracing the ‘Yes, In My Backyard’ (YIMBY) movement, which aims to address the housing crisis by creating… Read More

S&P Reports Rebound in VC, PE in Month of May

S&P Global Market Intelligence has issued a report indicating that venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investments may be rebounding. The past couple of years have been challenging for the private securities markets, with many sectors, like Fintech, retrenching. According to S&P’s data, global… Read More

Majority of Consumers Believe Future of Money Is 100% Digital – Research Report

Visa (NYSE: V) recently released a new 2024 Consumer Segment Analysis report unveiling the top digital maturity trends shaping consumers’ financial behavior and how issuers “can keep pace with consumer expectations for seamless, secure digital payments.” Visa’s latest report, in collaboration with Ipsos, provides issuers… Read More

Core Banking Systems Market Now Well-Established, Cloud Infrastucture to Drive Innovation – Report

Juniper Research has recently shared the top 3 uses of next-gen tech in Core Banking. The Juniper Research team notes in a report that the core banking systems market “is well established; however, technological innovation, such as cloud infrastructure, is driving innovation in this sector.”… Read More

Retail Fintech VC Deal Value Declined 15.3% YoY, 30.8% QoQ to $1.9B – Report

PitchBook has provided a comprehensive update focused on the retail Fintech sector. PitchBook provides insights in its report on Deal value: Retail fintech VC deal value continued to be muted, “declining 15.3% YoY and 30.8% QoQ to $1.9 billion in Q1 2024.” Aside from the… Read More

US Consumers Think Inflation Significantly Impacted Travel Plans – Research Report

While many Americans are planning to travel and take a road trip this summer, inflation and high costs on essentials may put a damper on their fun in the sun. This, according to an update from Experian. Experian notes in a blog post that some… Read More

German Real Estate Sector Experienced a Boom But Pressure Is Increasing for Firms to Innovate – Report

For a long time, the German property industry experienced a boom, but with increasing regulation and rising cost and efficiency pressure, “the pressure on companies to innovate is increasing,” according to report from KPMG. The majority of companies have recognized the need “for more innovation,… Read More

UK’s NatWest Group Research: Consumers Are Spending More Frequently But Also More Selectively

Customers are prioritizing spending on entertainment while cutting back on home decorating, new data from UK’s NatWest Group has revealed. The latest debit card spending data from NatWest, “comprising the anonymized transactions of almost 10 million customers, shows recreation spending increased 10% (10.21%) in April… Read More

Fintech DailyPay Research Report: Majority of Educators in the US Are Stressed About Finances

The majority (61%) of teachers in the U.S. are stressed about their finances, with many either getting a second job or considering leaving their job for one that pays more, according to new research from DailyPay conducted by The Harris Poll. The new data reveals… Read More

Cybersecurity has Become a Paramount Concern for Organizations of All Sizes and Industries – Report

Nowadays, cybersecurity has become a paramount concern for organizations of all sizes and industries. As cyber threats continue to evolve in complexity and sophistication, businesses are increasingly turning “to cybersecurity vendors for innovative solutions to safeguard their sensitive data.” However, in the ever-changing world of… Read More

AI Data-led Insights from CBA: Australia based SMEs Are Leveraging Tech to Accelerate Business Growth

Research from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), conducted in partnership with YouGov, reveals 59 per cent of SMEs have invested or plan “to invest in AI in the next five years (25 per cent and 34 per cent respectively), with younger business leaders owners more… Read More

Germany: Real Estate Funds See Big Outflow of Money

Open-ended real estate mutual funds in Germany have experiend net outflows of funds for the ninth time in a row in April, according to Barkow Consulting. The outflow amounted to €481 million, the highest figure in over six years (August 2017). Total outflows now amount… Read More

US Consumers Are Focused on Saving Money, Also Concerned About Digital ID Fraud and Theft – Consumer Behavior Report

The EY Future Consumer Index (FCI), a global study surveying 23,000 consumers across 30 countries, including 1,500 in the US, indicated that US consumers are optimistic “about the future, with 77% of consumers noting that they think their lives are the same or better now… Read More

European Central Bank (ECB) Survey: Consumer Expectations for Nominal Income Growth Remained Stable

The European Central Bank (ECB) has released the latest results / findings from the consumer expectations survey results, covering the April 2024 period. When compared with March 2024, the ECB update reveals: median consumer inflation perceptions over the previous 12 months were unchanged, while median… Read More

Automotive Finance Market Shows Recovery Signs with New Vehicle Inventory Bouncing Back – Report

With new vehicle inventory rebounding and some manufacturers continuing to offer incentives, consumers are shifting back into the new vehicle market—resulting in a notable impact on lender market share. According to Experian’s State of the Automotive Finance Market Report: Q1 2024, captives’ market share “for… Read More

Banking and Credit Card Apps Struggle to Stand Out as UX Becomes Increasingly Homogenized, Study Finds

The nation’s banking and credit card providers have done a great job establishing best practices for a seamless, efficient digital user experience on their mobile apps and websites, according to an extensive research study. However, with limited differentiation between brands, it’s become “challenging to distinguish… Read More

Bitso: Payments Infrastructure Leveraging Blockchain Tech Reportedly Enables Streamlined Operations, Enhanced Security, Reduced Costs

In an increasingly globalized economic and financial landscape, companies are adopting innovative measures to improve their operations: increasing their speed and reducing costs. This, according to a comprehensive report from Bitso. In this context, Bitso explains that the use of the crypto ecosystem and blockchain… Read More

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