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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

Report: Over 500 Fintech Firms Now Operating in Brazil, Up from 377 in 2018

Brazil’s Fintech industry has been growing steadily with most local companies focusing on providing B2B services, according to a recent study. There are at least 504 Fintech firms based in Brazil across 10 different segments. Last year, there were only 377 Fintech companies operating in… Read More

CCAF Publishes ASEAN Fintech Benchmark Study: The Emergence of Fintech Start-ups in the ASEAN Region Has Progressed at an Unprecedented Pace

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), at Cambridge Judge Business School, is out with the Asean Fintech Ecosystem Benchmarking Study published in partnership with the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and FinTechSpace in Taiwan. CCAF is the leading research institute covering the global alternative… Read More

Report: Blockchain Tech Market Revenue to Surpass $16 Billion By 2024, Asia Pacific Market To Record 87% CAGR

The global blockchain technology market will be led by financial institutions that are expected to increasingly adopt systems powered by distributed digital ledgers in the coming years, according to a press release from Global Market Insights. The report noted that blockchain-enabled systems can significantly enhance… Read More

Research: Beijing and Shanghai Top the List in Global Fintech Ranking

China’s capital Beijing and global financial hub Shanghai have topped the list of cities that are recognized for fostering a rapidly evolving Fintech industry. This, according to a semi-annual survey performed by Shenzhen-based think tank China Development Institute (CDI) and London-headquartered think tank Z/Yen Partners…. Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Global Blockchain Report: Enterprise Utilization and Network Development

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd Global Enterprise Blockchain Benchmarking Study. CCAF is the leading Fintech research in the world. The Centre has published multiple reports on the global alternative finance market which are frequently referenced by policymakers and industry… Read More

Blockchain Devices Market Is Projected to Grow to $1.125 Billion By 2024: Report

The global blockchain devices market is projected to grow by 42.5% at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2024, according to a report by Indian consulting firm MarketsandMarkets. Released on September 12, 2019, the company’s report is titled, “Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain… Read More

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