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As investment continues to pour into the FinTech sector and competition heats up, we take a look back at 2015’s biggest trends and most important deals of the year, alongside the key investment figures taking the industry in new and exciting directions.
Top officials are encouraging small banks to grow but are worried these new entrants will never displace established giants
One of the projects we have been working on for a client involves looking at the relationship between cash and electronic payments in different markets. It’s not germane why or what we concluded, but I would like to open up some discussion around the topic.
Brett King talks to robotics expert Erica Young, exploring the growth of artificial intelligence and the industries it’s affecting.
A recent Capital One survey, the results of which were gathered at Money20/20, is reviewed by JP Nicols.
As the consumer is becoming more digital, the banking industry is being transformed. Consumers are becoming accustomed to instant communication, one click service and real-time contextuality. This
The customer journey changes dramatically when convenience is defined by the simplicity of design and the ability to open and manage accounts online or with a mobile device. Banking can now be 'local' to digitally engaged consumers worldwide.
[german only] Heute ohne einen Sondergast und zu einem vielleicht unerwarteten Thema: Das Revival der Banken. Nachdem wir ja häufig Kritik an der aktuellen Strategie / den Produkten von Banken äußern, heute mal ein anderer Blick auf das Thema.
Brett talks to Erica Young of Anthemis about the new possibilities of Robotics in the financial services industry and then has a frank conversation with Number 26 founders, Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal about their success starting a mobile only bank in Berlin.
Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation, Lloyds Banking Group, discusses the increased level of engagement with fintech innovation at Sibos 2015, the different ways in which banks can interact with fintech startups and the likely evolution of the focus of fintech innovation over the coming years.
Regulators’ hesitancy about blockchain may be a thing of the past.