Tagged: research

Embedded Finance, Alternative Underwriting Options Allow BNPL Services to Support Easy Checkouts: Report

Since 2020, and the recent global pandemic, digital commerce has seen “exceptional growth,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Although the impact of COVID-19 certainly forced an increase in online shopping and eCommerce usage, it is clear that it is “a continuing trend,” the… Read More

Card Payments in Malaysia to Increase by Over 15% in 2022: Report

The Malaysian card payments market is “set to record a robust growth of 15.2% in 2022, supported by the gradual rise in consumer spending, government’s financial inclusion measures, and increasing preference for contactless payments,” forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Payment… Read More

Crypto Market Report: ETH Surged 57.1% MoM while BTC Rose 16.9% in Same Period

The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry faced headwinds in recent months as May’s collapse of the Terra ecosystem took its toll on many other market participants. In June and July of this year, major crypto lending platforms (including Celsius, BlockFi, Voyager and Vauld) took drastic measures… Read More

Fintech Report: Financial Tech Firms Raised $24.1B in VC Funding Across 1,103 Deals in Q2 2022

In Q2 2022, Fintech companies globally “raised $24.1 billion in venture capital (VC) across 1,103 deals, representing a 17.8% decrease in quarter-over-quarter deal value,” according to a report from Pitchbook. This is “the largest percentage drop in deal value since Q3 2018,” the team at… Read More

Office of Financial Research Pilots Data Hub to Help with Climate-Risk Assessments

The Office of Financial Research (OFR) announces the launch of its Climate Data and Analytics Hub pilot, which is a new tool “to help financial regulators assess risks to financial stability stemming from climate change.” This collaborative environment will “improve users’ access to public climate… Read More

Number of APIs Needed to Drive Businesses Forward Set to Increase: Survey

The number of APIs needed to “drive a business forward is only going to increase,” according to an update shared with CI. Gartner predicts that even with multiple API management platforms, “soon less than 50% of APIs will be managed by existing platforms as the… Read More

Data Management, AI Automation Tools Are Top Investment for Financial Firms, Broadridge Survey Reveals

Investing in tech to optimize data and modernize data management are the “top priorities” for financial services firms according to research by Fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR). The research was “compiled from a survey of 200 financial services professionals, conducted at the recent SIFMA… Read More

Gulf Investment in UK Real Estate Expected to Increase, According to BLME

New research from Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME) reveals pandemic restrictions had “little impact” on real estate investment from Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries into the UK. Based on in-depth interviews with experts from real estate services companies holding more than £60… Read More

Inflation, Economic Insecurity Threaten Growth, With More Businesses Facing New Challenges, C2FO Survey Reveals

Persistent inflation, supply chain weaknesses and concerns over the severity of interest rate hikes are “pushing more business leaders to make difficult decisions to preserve the economic health of their companies.” This, according to the 2022 Working Capital Survey from C2FO, which claims to be… Read More

Open Finance Report: Consumers Consider Dashboards as Valuable Personal Finance Apps

More than 90% of UK consumers with a retirement saving pot have said they would “consider using a digital dashboard to get a consolidated view of their total pensions, savings and investments.” This, according to a report by TISA (The Investing and Saving Alliance) and… Read More

Financial Services Providers Aren’t Providing Appropriate Solutions for SMBs: ForwardAI Survey

ForwardAI, a Fintech providing aggregated access to accounting & business data and analysis, has released a whitepaper titled “Rising small business expectations and the evolving roles of financial service providers,” which focuses on modern, technology-enabled services that accountants, banking and financial service providers “offer to… Read More

Cryptocurrency Sentiments Lowest in 12 Months, GlobalData Report Reveals

  Business sentiment towards cryptocurrencies as a “theme” declined by 8% in Q2 2022 verses Q1 2022, according to the Company Filings Analytics Database by GlobalData. The data and analytics company notes that crypto’s sentiments “have been on the downtrend since Q4 2021.” As part… Read More

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Issues Report on CBDC Interoperability

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has issued a report on the interoperability of central bank digital currencies or CBDCs. While few countries have issued a CBDC, just about all developed countries, and some developing ones, are investigating the possibility of migrating fiat to a… Read More

Croatian Lender Robo.cash Provides Update on RC Riga Singapore

The team at Robo.cash noted that they will continue updating clients on the work of platform originators in 2022. RC Riga Singapore started the year confidently, “having significantly increased its loan portfolio.” Here are some key points shared by the Robocash team: 78% of loans… Read More

CCAF Comments on Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study

Last week, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), in partnership with the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, published the Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study. The goal was to measure the utilization and growth of Fintech during an extraordinary time… Read More

Crypto Jobs Report: Circle, Kraken, CoinDCX, Nium Looking to Hire New Talent

  Analysis of online jobs data has found that digital currency exchange Kraken is “leading” the crypto recruitment charge. The company is looking “to fill over 650 new positions in the past week in the UK and United States.” Further analysis shows that Jack Dorsey’s… Read More

NFTs: OpenSea Data Breach Highlights NFT Security Vulnerabilities, Report Reveals

Following the news that non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea had suffered a data breach, Kaleb Ells, Analyst on the Thematic Team at GlobalData, a data and analytics company, noted: “This mass data breach highlights that OpenSea is not yet providing the security fundamentals that are… Read More

Billtrust, a B2B Accounts Receivable Automation Firm, Shares Findings of Study Profiling Future CFOs

Billtrust (NASDAQ: BTRS), a B2B accounts receivable automation and integrated payments firm, has released findings from a proprietary “in-depth” research study, commissioned by Billtrust and conducted by Paradoxes, Inc., “defining the profile of CFO candidates who will ultimately step into leadership roles.” The research, which… Read More

Free-to-Play-to-Earn Model Might Take Blockchain Games Mainstream, Huobi Research Institute Claims

The launch of Grit, the “first-ever” blockchain game from the partnership between Epic Games and Gala Games, is seen as a “watershed” event for the mass onboarding of gamers from Web2 to Web3, according to an update from Huobi. However, blockchain games have “not reached… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes Fintech Report, Reviews Industry Resilience During Time of COVID

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge in the UK, along with the World Economic Forum and the World Bank, have published the Global COVID-19 Fintech Impact and Industry Resilience Study. CCAF has long been the leading research institute reviewing… Read More