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FinTech is UK’s top tech sub-sector
May 14, 2019. Finextra
FinTech is the UK’s top technology sub-sector when it comes to attracting investment, according to two new reports.

Regulators open doors to FinTech outreach
April 29, 2019. Financial Planning
To keep pace with the ever-changing state of fintech, FINRA has opened up a new office that will serve as the regulator’s hub regarding technological issues.

Seven FinTech firms join forces with Nationwide to address financial capability issues
April 26, 2019. Banking Tech
An initial seven FinTechs have been chosen within the Nationwide’s Open Banking for Good (OB4G) challenge. The winners, selected from 50+ applicants, will develop or build on existing open banking based apps and services to help financially vulnerable people.

Why FinTech Should Embrace The Fourth Industrial Revolution
April 23, 2019. Forbes
A recent report from the World Economic Forum highlighted why financial services should welcome what has been dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution” after the impact it has had on a range of sectors such as healthcare, retail and agriculture.

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What can banks learn from FinTechs about strategic messaging?
April 22, 2019. Banking Tech
Successful FinTech companies of all sizes tend to spend a lot of time and effort crafting a strong institutional identity. This is easy to see at the Finovate conference, where fintech innovators have a very limited amount of time to get the audience interested in their technology.

Branding FinTech: Who Likes the New Uniform?
April 21, 2019. FinTech Times
The shakeup of the financial services industry has been a long time coming. Digitalisation is bringing democratisation to the financial products and services we all depend on day to day. It’s now the customer who decides how we spend, save and borrow, not the bank manager.

Can FinTech increase lending? How courts are undermining financial inclusion
April 16, 2019. Brookings
How much should a thing cost? This simple question is a politically vexing one, whether the cost is for housing, energy, or health care. It is also at the center of one of the most difficult and intriguing questions in finance.

Key Benefits of Robo-Advisors in FinTech
April 15, 2019.Finextra
When you are investing and strive for a higher ROI, whom do you address? As a rule, you reach out to a team of wealth advisors. That means meeting regularly with those financial consultants to discuss your ventures and make adjustments to your investment portfolio

London On Track To Become Global FinTech Hub
April 13, 2019.FinTech Times
This year, London will be home to just as many fintech ‘unicorns’ as current global leader San Francisco – according to a new report from recruiter Robert Walters and market analysis firm Vacancy Soft.

FinTech & Banking: The Shift in Customer Experience
April 11, 2019. Customer Think
Digital transformation has taken a hold of the financial services industry. Today’s banking landscape has been divided into two main roles: traditional financial institutions and disruptive FinTech applications.

London startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco
April 09, 2019. City.A.M
London is on track to become home to the same number of fintech unicorns as San Francisco, the world’s current leader.Out of the 29 fintech unicorns globally – companies with a valuation of more than $1bn (£765.5m) – nine are based in the Californian hub, while seven are housed in the UK capital.

London startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco
April 09, 2019. City.A.M
London is on track to become home to the same number of fintech unicorns as San Francisco, the world’s current leader.Out of the 29 fintech unicorns globally – companies with a valuation of more than $1bn (£765.5m) – nine are based in the Californian hub, while seven are housed in the UK capital.

Love it or hate it, FinTech revolution here to stay
April 09, 2019. Standard Media
Financial technology (FinTech) which is the design and delivery of financial services involves anything from cashless payment to crowd-funding platforms, robot advisers and virtual currencies.

FinTech overload: Deciphering the lending landscape
April 08, 2019. Brisbane Times
Tim Dean believes the small business credit crunch is leaving more entrepreneurs knocking on the doors of their family members. “A startup is a vulnerable piece, it’s embryonic. Interest rates can be 20 per cent or more, while the bank of mum and dad could be at 2 to 3 per cent,” the founder of fintech Credi says.

European FinTech in the era of Brexit
April 08, 2019. Finextra
The world will never be the same again – regardless of when and under what conditions Brexit will actually happen (and whether it will happen at all): certain things, including the financial world, will never go back to the way they were.

European Commission sets up fintech innovation forum
April 03, 2019. Finextra
The European Commission has launched a European Forum for Innovation Facilitators (EFIF), to improve cooperation and coordination of national regulatory bodies in support of the region’s booming fintech economy.

EBAday 2019 zones in on FinTech
April 01, 2019. Finextra
Finextra and the Euro Banking Association are inviting startups from across Europe to apply for one of 16 spaces available to meet and network with banking executives attending EBAday 2018, Europe’s leading payments and transaction banking event.

How FinTech hubs will shape the future of our financial industry
March 29, 2019. e27
As FinTech startups gain prominence and are starting to make a bigger impact on consumers, financial institutions and economies grow more interconnected within this complex ecosystem.

Boosting FinTech success in NZ
March 26, 2019. Scoop
Applications are now open for the programme which helped boost the success of some of New Zealand’s top FinTech start-ups, including Sharesies, Hnry and Choice.

Who Makes Money in FinTech?
March 19, 2019. Finextra
The world has become more comfortable with the faster pace of financial innovation, with institutions using data analytics more extensively, digitising processes and customers prioritising these advantages over traditional services.

2019 U.S. Wealth Management Outlook: The Old Guard And Fintech Cozy Up
March 19, 2019. Finnovate
As part of the #FinovateLive series, April Rudin, Founder and CEO of The Rudin Group and global wealth marketing strategist, explores the current wealth management space, and why this year the industry looks set to merge closer with fintech, as incumbent players realise they need to embrace technology to meet demands of younger generations.

UK FinTech to feel Brexit pinch just as competition steps up
March 19, 2019. The National
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for financial technology companies in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a £7 billion (Dh34.11bn) growth sector just as EU states step up competition.

FIS forms global FinTech powerhouse for US$35b
March 19, 2019. Shine
US fintech Fidelity National Information Services Inc has agreed to buy payment processor Worldpay for about US$35 billion, the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.

Korea and Australia share insights on regulating FinTech
March 12, 2019. Newsroom
Fostering innovation in financial technology requires a delicate balancing act between enough regulation to prevent scams and protect consumers but not so much that growth and progress are stifled.

Biggest Threat To Banks May Come From Large Tech Firms — Not FinTech
March 10, 2019. Market Screener
If Google offered a banking product, would you sign up? The biggest threat of disruption in the banking industry may not come from fintech firms, but large technology companies. Companies like Facebook, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc. or Alphabet Inc. may eventually make a transition into banking, said Henri Arslanian, PwC’s fintech and crypto leader for Asia.

How FinTech Advances are Shaping Inventory Management Workflows
March 10, 2019. FinTech Times
International commerce moves today at a rate that’s faster than any other point in human history. As a result, a new type of service provider is emerging in the world of financial technologies.

Global FinTech investment surges
March 10, 2019. Banking Tech
Global investment in FinTech including in Australia more than doubled in 2018 with the vast majority of funds in Australia being invested into lending start-ups.

Europe’s dance of FinTech hubs
March 08, 2019. Banking Tech
In 2018, the European FinTech landscape took big steps forward and even though fewer deals were made, they substantially increased in value, according to KPMG’s “Pulse of Fintech” report.

UK FinTech regulator puts bigger fines on the menu
March 08, 2019. Banking Tech
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed that the Financial Ombudsman Service will soon be able to require financial services firms to pay significantly more compensation to consumers and businesses.

German FinTech Raisin buys bank
March 07, 2019. Finextra
In a reversal of the trend for banks to buy FinTech startups, European saving platform Raisin is proposing a takeover of its long-time service bank, MHB Bank of Frankfurt.

Four FinTech trends retailers need to embrace in 2019
March 04, 2019. South China Morning Post
In 2018, the UK’s retail and hospitality sectors suffered a difficult year. This year, they will fight back. FinTech, and payments technology will improve customer experiences forming the cornerstone of retail’s renaissance.

Learning to trust FinTech
March 03, 2019. South China Morning Post
Here’s your credit card, Ma’am, no need to sign the charge slip for payments below P2,000,” the waiter at her favorite Italian restaurant says to the lady-lawyer, a regular diner.

FinTech: Building a digital nation
February 28, 2019. Funds Europe
The private sector is proving an enthusiastic partner in a government-launched foundation aimed at promoting luxembourg’s FinTech industry and extending its international reach. Bob Currie reports.

Women In FinTech: Reshaping The Industry For The Underrepresented
February 28, 2019. Forbes
While there has been a marked change in the number of women working in the FinTech industry over the past decade, more needs
to be done to ensure they are given the opportunity to rise through the ranks, lead teams, develop company and industry policy as well as invest in the companies and the people that they believe in.

China drove FinTech funding globally in 2018 despite rising tensions with US, report says
February 26, 2019. South China Morning Post
Despite escalating tensions between the US and China over trade and technology, Chinese companies accounted for nearly half of all FinTech investments globally last year, according to a new report by the consulting firm Accenture.

FinTech Deals Got Bigger And Better In 2018
February 24, 2019.Bloomberg Quint
Investment in the global financial technology space more than doubled in 2018 due to a few mega deals and startup acquisitions by bigger players, spurring consolidation in the sector. Fintech deal value rose to $111.8 billion in 2018 from $50.8 billion in 2017 despite only a modest increase in the number of deals, according to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report.

Money-Minds: 6 FinTech Startups To Watch In 2019
February 24, 2019. Youngupstarts
FinTech (financial technology) ruled the roost when it came to industries on the up-swing up until a few years back, when blockchain technology and all the possibilities it offered stormed the scene.

The FinTech Revolution Is Here. Can It Help Build A Better Economy?
February 22, 2019. Forbes
At the FinTech for Inclusion Global Summit hosted by Accion, Quona Capital and FMO, in the Hague last week, Peter van Mierlo, the CEO of the Dutch development bank FMO didn’t mince words: “The financial sector needs to be reinvented.”

FSB: ‘BigTech poses bigger risk than FinTech’
February 15, 2019. FSTech
Banks should fear competition from BigTech firms branching out into financial services more than the threat of FinTech challengers, according to the Financial Stability Board (FSB).

Small banks you’ve never heard of are quietly enabling the tech takeover of the financial industry
February 15, 2019. CNBC
Instead of trying to beat a wave of high-growth financial technology start-ups at their own game, a group of small banks is opting to join them.These low-profile community banks quietly run the plumbing underneath billion-dollar FinTech firms such as Square, Stripe and Robinhood.

Global FinTech investment rockets to a record $111.8B in 2018, driven by mega deals
February 14, 2019. Finextra
Global fintech funding rose to $111.8B in 2018, up 120 percent from $50.8B in 2017, fueled by mega M&A and buyout deals, according to the KPMG Pulse of Fintech report.

UK and Canada forge closer FinTech ties
February 14, 2019. Finextra
TheCityUK and Toronto Finance International, two of the world’s leading advocates for financial and related professional services, today renewed their landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), facilitating increased access and co-operation between the UK and Canada.

UK retains top three spot for FinTech investment
February 12, 2019. Finextra
UK FinTech investment increased by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018, retaining the country’s top three profile for deal-making behind the US and China.The figures from Innovate Finance reveal that growth private equity investment increased 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped slightly to $1.7 billion, reflecting Brexit uncertainty and a maturing market.

FinTech Regulatory Sandboxes: Update on Arizona’s Sandbox and Other Developments
February 11, 2019. JDSUPRA
Arizona’s financial technology (“FinTech”) sandbox (“Sandbox”), the first of its kind in the United States, has been open for several months and has accepted three participants.

FinTech M&A Transactions Hit $63bn As Market Matures
February 10, 2019. Leadership
Mergers and acquisitions in the financial technology (FinTech) space reached $63 billion in the year 2018, reaching 349 transactions within the period according to the latest FinTech M&A Market Report from Hampleton Partners.

FinTech start-up wants to let you own shares of sports cars like Ferraris and Porsches—but there’s a catch
February 10, 2019. CNBC
For car aficionados that have always wanted to own a fancy trophy car without having to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege, a financial technology upstart has come up with the perfect solution.

Forbes Releases Fourth Annual Fintech 50 List: The Future of Your Money
February 04, 2019. Forbes
While crypto prices and ICOs collapsed, overall investment in fintech surged in 2018, hitting $55 billion worldwide, double the year before, Accenture reports. Big fintechs are getting bigger—19 of the 2019 Fintech 50 are valued at $1 billion or more.

Forbes Releases Fourth Annual Fintech 50 List: The Future of Your Money
February 04, 2019. Forbes
While crypto prices and ICOs collapsed, overall investment in fintech surged in 2018, hitting $55 billion worldwide, double the year before, Accenture reports. Big fintechs are getting bigger—19 of the 2019 Fintech 50 are valued at $1 billion or more.

How FinTech Companies Are Failing To Help Millennials With Financial Security
February 04, 2019. Forbes
Low incomes, high urban rents, hefty student debt and spending habits are just a few reasons millennials struggle with their finances. That’s why this generation is an easy target for fintech companies, which often claim to help people save money and manage their spending.

3 Ways a No-Deal Brexit Could Affect the FinTech Industry
February 03, 2019. FinTech Times
With a no-deal Brexit becoming a real possibility, the fintech sector is trying to gauge how it will impact business. Here, Richard Litchfield, Head of Operations at P2P lending platform Lending Works, takes a look at some of the possibilities that may lie ahead in the event of the UK walking away without a deal.

FinTech and Sustainable Finance: Key Drivers of Europe’s Financial Future
January 29, 2019. BNY Mellon
Will the nexus of financial technology and sustainable investment form the most important development for financial markets over the next decade?

MENA: FinTech Makes Its Mark
February 01, 2019. GF Magezine
Startup fever has gripped the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Last year was once again a record year, with 366 deals, attracting $893 million in investment, according to the latest report from Magnitt, a Dubai-based entrepreneurs’ network. That was modest compared to other parts of the world, but momentum is building fast.

Who will win the FinTech vs bank-pay battle?
January 28, 2019. English Vietnam
However, many e-wallets and bank apps can be used to buy phone cards and cinema tickets, or pay electricity/water bills. Commercial banks, which have mobile bank apps of their own, have launched apps specifically designed for certain customers.

Working with RIAs can be tricky. FinTech can help
January 25, 2019. Financial Planning
Independent advisors are overwhelmed with tech options. One of the most significant challenges for RIAs is the combination of solutions provided by multiple vendors on their platforms, according to a Cerulli study.

International Financial Firms Form FinTech Cooperation Committee In Asia
January 25, 2019. PYMNTS
To help FinTech startups, banks, and institutions exchange expertise, financial firms formed the Fintech Cooperation Committee in Singapore. Approximately 60 financial institutions became a part of the committee, including insurance companies, banks and asset management firms.

Pan-Asian FinTech network approves mobile payments specifications
January 25, 2019. Finextra
More than 60 companies from 12 countries have joined a new Pan-Asian committee to spur the adoption of FinTech in the region. Established by Chinese non-profit, the Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA), the newly-estabished FinTech Cooperation Committee held its first meeting at the Mandarin Orient Hotel in Singapore.

View From the UK: FinTech Startups Are Eating Banks’ Lunch
January 23, 2019. Banking Exchange
It’s by now well documented that fintechs pose an enormous threat to banks globally—between Brexit, the advent of Open Banking, cryptocurrencies, the regulatory confusion inherent in data control and many other new questions, the fortress of traditional financial services has been breached.

Have we understimated the potential of FinTech?
January 18, 2019. Telegraph
Financial technology, while a national strength, must be pushed higher up the UK business agenda with an expansionist mindset if we are to produce more truly global players.

FinTech’s hot new job: dealing with regulators
January 18, 2019. Economic Times
US regulators have taken a greater interest over the past year in technology startups promising to reinvent finance. This newfound attention is compelling the biggest names in fintech to prioritise a part of their business that’s often ignored.

Belarus continues FinTech push with world’s first tokenised securities exchange
January 18, 2019. Emerging Europe
Belarus has launched a platform which allows traders to buy shares, gold, foreign exchange and other traditional assets with cryptocurrencies. The platform’s founders claim that it is the world’s first regulated tokenised securities exchange.

FinTech activity in Latin America spreads to 18 countries
January 17, 2019. Inter-American Development Bank
The report Fintech en América Latina 2018: crecimiento y consolidación (FinTech in Latin America 2018: Growth and Consolidation), published today by the Inter-American Development Bank and Finnovista, identified 1,166 financial technology startups (FinTech), a rise of 66% since the first study published by the two organizations in 2017.

Open Banking dominates London FinTech Lab
January 17, 2019. FSTech
One year after the second payment services directive (PSD2) took effect, startups offering Open Banking solutions dominate the 20 innovative technology companies joining the FinTech Innovation Lab London.

Big FinTech Deal Creates A Long-Term Opportunity For Investors
January 16, 2019. Nasdaq
The financial news this morning is understandable being dominated by earnings. Beats from Bank of America (BAC), Goldman (GS), Delta Airlines (DAL) and United Continental (UAL) are good news, not just for the companies concerned but also for the market as a whole.

Scottish FinTech numbers triple in 2018
January 11, 2019. FSTech
The number of FinTech startups in Scotland has tripled to over eighty in the last 12 months, according to FinTech Scotland. The announcement comes on the first anniversary since the formation of the body – a joint initiative by financial services firms, the University of Edinburgh and Scottish Government.

US shutdown impacts FinTech market
January 11, 2019. Finextra
The ongoing shutdown of the US government, sparked by a disagreement over funding for border security, is starting to impinge on the US FinTech industry, according to reports.

FinTech revolution’s still not here a year into ‘open banking’ in Europe 
January 11, 2019. Economic Times
When European lawmakers ushered in the era of “open banking” for consumers one year ago, both lenders and financial technology startups expected a sea change. For the first time, banks would be required to share account data with competitors as long as customers gave their permission.

Financial system companies can invest in FinTech companies
January 10, 2019. JDSupra
On December 27, 2018 the Colombian Government enacted Decree 2443 allowing banks, financial services companies and equity companies to invest in companies dedicated to innovation and technology related to their corporate purpose (FinTech companies).

Are securities rules limiting the evolution of FinTech?
January 10, 2019. Investment News
As financial technology companies grow beyond the startup phase, they are pressing up against the rules and regulations governing traditional financial institutions.

This year’s FinTech predictions, from the company powering most of the industry
January 05, 2019. CNBC
Zach Perret runs Plaid, which links more than 20 million customer bank accounts to financial technology apps like Robinhood, Venmo and Coinbase. The start-up recently raised $250 million at a $2.7 billion valuation and added Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker to its board.

FinTech lenders and banks call for clarification on alternative data usage in loan origination
January 04, 2019. Finextra
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called for financial regulators to pay more attention to the role played by nonbank technology companies in the consumer and small business lending market.

Brexit Uncertainty Threatens the U.K.’s FinTech Prominence
January 03, 2019. JDSUPRA
London is considered the European capital for FinTech, and the third global tech start-up ecosystem, behind only Silicon Valley and New York. In the past two and a half years, FinTech companies have brought more than $5 billion of investment to the city.

$295 Billion Reasons Why Investors Like Nigerian FinTech Startups
January 02, 2018. Tekedia
Fintech will contribute $150 billion to sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP by 2022, according to Financial Sector Deepening Africa, a development-finance organization. According to IMF, sub-Saharan Africa has a total GDP of $1.6 trillion with Nigeria contributing nearly 30% of that number.

Company news

PayThink Unintentional bias drives the gender gap in FinTech
May 14, 2019.Payment Source
We must collectively set our sights on becoming notorious for something far greater than being technology powerhouses or processing expanding digital payments: overcoming unconscious bias and leading diversity and inclusion in the fintech sector.

JP Morgan invests in Indian FinTech
May 13, 2019.Finextra
Global PayEx, a fast-growing player in the Electronic Invoice Presentment & Payment (EIPP) and business-to-business (B2B) payments space based in India, today announced a strategic investment by J.P. Morgan.

FinTech giant Fiserv sued by Pa. credit union for ‘baffling security lapses’
April 26, 2019.Cyberscoop
A Pennsylvania credit union has sued fintech giant Fiserv for allegedly failing to address persistent vulnerabilities in the platform that powers its banking websites and online applications.

FinTech startup Tully launches to solve UK’s consumer debt problem
April 24, 2019.UK Tech News
FinTech startup Tully has launched to help solve the UK’s consumer debt problem. The startup is free for consumers and created to improve financial education and make it easier for people to manage their money and repay debts faster.

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AIB to spend up to €75m acquiring FinTech payments business
April 23, 2019.Independent
AIB has formed a joint venture with First Data to buy 95.9pc of fintech payments group Payzone. The joint venture, which will be 75pc owned by AIB and 25pc owned by First Data, will acquire the ownership interest in Payzone for an enterprise value of up to €100m.

7-Eleven continues fintech partnership
April 23, 2019.FinTech Business
The agreement with MoneyGram, a global money transfer service, will ensure that consumers are able to initiate MoneyGram transfers at over 600 locations across the country.

After Belgium, Dutch FinTech startup Blanco is now heading to Germany and France
April 15, 2019.Silicon Canals
Blanco, the startup that develops an all-in-one technology platform for asset managers has raised €2 million in a second financing round to roll out their Digital Asset Management Platform in general and to accelerate the roll-out of their Know Your Customer (KYC) Solution in Germany and France.

13 Startups Making a Difference – Ireland FinTech Landscape
April 05, 2019.Gomedici
The year 2018 was a good year for FinTech startups in Ireland. The market witnessed increased optimism in the form of increased hiring by FinTech players and plans to raise more funds. In Ireland, RegTech & digital identity, payment & remittances, asset management solutions, and financial software are key categories in terms of the number of FinTech players.

FinTech Global Markets acquires Sutter Securities to form a modern investment banking enterprise
April 01, 2019.Money Control
FinTech Global Markets, announced that it has acquired Sutter Securities Incorporated, a broker-dealer headquartered in San Francisco. Boustead & Company Limited is the majority shareholder of FTGM.

Apple Card just defined right and wrong in FinTech
March 26, 2019.Techworld
Apple’s big Showtime announcement on Monday offered several items that may be of interest to developers and decision-makers in the enterprise space, but Apple Card may be the most interesting of the lot.

City needs better data on FinTech skills gap to thrive after Brexit
March 19, 2019.FNLondon
The UK’s financial services industry must equip itself with a better understanding of the technological skills it will require to thrive in the coming decade if it is to withstand the impact of Brexit.

US FinTech titan FIS buys payments firm Worldpay for US$35 bln
March 19, 2019. EJ Insights
US-based Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has agreed to buy Worldpay for about US$35 billion, in the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry, Reuters reports.

‘A Fintech Bank’: Deltec International Looks To Make The Bahamas A New Tech Hub
March 19, 2019. Benzinga
Deltec International Group held its annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas last week, bringing fintech, regtech, and blockchain companies from all over the world to the island nation.

Visa Stakes $100,000 FinTech Tourney For Women Entrepreneurs
March 10, 2019. Leadership
Visa has staked $100,000 for women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle FinTech and Social Impact in each of the two challenges in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Back Of The Net: eToro Leads Football’s FinTech Revolution
March 03, 2019. Forbes
Blockchain fundamentally allows you to trust a transaction through its transparency and also make that transaction automated,” says Iqbal Gandham, the Managing Director of global investment platform eToro,“the scale it can be used to improve football is second to none.”

Swedish FinTech partners with local payments provider
March 02, 2019. The Star
Swedish FinTech company with services in Kenya Okapi East Africa has announced a partnership with tech company Eclectics International, in a move they say will enable them reach customers at the bottom of the pyramid.

Plutus – London FinTech Company Gives Customers a Financial Kick Back in Crypto
February 21, 2019. Newswire
Germany’s financial regulator has taken the unprecedented step of temporarily banning short sales of Wirecard shares following reports of suspicious accounting practices, while prosecutors in Munich expanded their investigation to include a ‘Financial Times’ journalist.

Revolut calls for special tech visas to preserve London’s FinTech credentials
February 20, 2019. Independent
Revolut is lobbying the Government to create fast-track visas for EU technology professionals in a bid to preserve London’s status as the global centre of FinTech after Brexit.

Germany bans investors’ ‘short’ bets that FinTech Wirecard stock will fall
February 19, 2019. Independent
Germany’s financial regulator has taken the unprecedented step of temporarily banning short sales of Wirecard shares following reports of suspicious accounting practices, while prosecutors in Munich expanded their investigation to include a ‘Financial Times’ journalist.

UK FinTech SumUp acquires ecommerce platform Shoplo
February 14, 2019. E-Commerce News
UK FinTech company SumUp, which enables small business to accept card payments via the SumUp device and online, has acquired Shoplo. This is a multi-channel ecommerce platform from Poland.

Goldman Sachs invests in HSBC-backed FinTech app Bud
February 04, 2019. IBTimes
Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is among the investors in a $20 million fundraising for financial technology firm Bud, the two companies said on Monday, the latest in a series of investments by big global banks seeking to partner with fintechs.

FinTech for the people
January 31, 2019. ECB Europe
Keynote speech by Benoît Cœuré, Chair of the CPMI and Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the 14th BCBS-FSI high-level meeting for Africa on strengthening financial sector supervision and current regulatory priorities, Cape Town, 31 January 2019.

Fiserv to buy First Data – the biggest FinTech deal of 2019
January 26, 2019. Gonzo Banker
Fiserv acquiring First Data Corporation is a huge deal in the fintech world. This deal impacts not just the payments space but the whole financial services ecosystem, and the implications will take a while to unpack.

US FinTech giants Mastercard and Visa are slugging out over UK minnow Earthport, here’s why
January 25, 2019. Shares Magezine
Most investors will likely draw a blank when asked about Earthport. Yet this cross-border payments relative tiddler is now front and centre in an almighty tussle between US credit card giants Mastercard and Visa, the former today trumping the latter’s takeover offer with its own higher bid.

VCs Looking For FinTech Firms To Solve The Pain Of Unpaid Invoices
January 25, 2019. PYMNTS
This week, Barclays and Santander InnoVentures demonstrated traditional banks’ interest in alternative finance when they led a nearly $34 million equity fundraise for invoice financing platform MarketInvoice.

Lloyds Bank to migrate hundreds of thousands of customers to Google-inspired FinTech
January 24, 2019. Computer Weekly
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to move 500,000 customer accounts from its legacy IT onto a cloud-based core banking platform from fintech Thought Machine.

Aussie FinTech brings leading Chinese mobile payment platform to local shores
January 22, 2019. Business News Australia
AirPay Financial Technologies has teamed up with major Chinese company SwiftPass to give Australian retailers, e-commerce sites and mobile apps better access to a booming consumer market through mobile payments.

Fiserv’s $22 billion deal for First Data is one of the biggest deals in FinTech history
January 19, 2019. Business Insider
The financial-technology company Fiserv on Wednesday said it was acquiring First Data for $22 billion. The companies said they expected at least $500 million in revenue and $900 million in cost savings from synergies — the benefits created when two companies merge.

Rapper Snoop Dogg is partnering with Swedish FinTech unicorn Klarna, and has become a major shareholder
January 19, 2019. Business Insider
Snoop Dogg has teamed up with $2.5 billion Swedish start up bank Klarna by becoming a shareholder. The global payment provider is seeking to elevate its concept of “Smoooth” and has joined forces with the rapper who is transformed to “Smoooth Dogg” for the campaign.

This Small-Cap Company Joins Top FinTech Stocks Mastercard, Visa, PayPal
January 11, 2019. Investor
There’s a newcomer to Investor’s Business Daily’s top fintech stocks, which include well-known names Mastercard (MA), Visa (V), PayPal Holdings (PYPL) and Square (SQ). Green Dot stock, called “an evolving fintech story” by one analyst’s account, is now in good company.

Checkout.com, the UK’s Fastest Growing FinTech, Triples Processing Volume Year-over-year in 2018
January 11, 2019. PR Newswire
Checkout.com, the global payment solution provider, tripled its processing volume in 2018 over the previous year. The impressive growth was fuelled by new partnerships with leading companies including Deliveroo, Getty Images, Gotogate, Nespresso, TransferWise and Udacity.

N26 Europe’s most valuable FinTech at $2.7bn
January 10, 2019. FSTech
German challenger bank N26 has surged into the lead of Europe’s FinTech startup league after it closed a $300 million funding round that valued the company at $2.7 billion.

What is the Loot app? The FinTech start-up for millennials backed by RBS
January 10, 2019. Compio
Royal Bank of Scotland has invested £2m in the Loot app as the London FinTech aims to take on other challenger banks such as N26, Monzo and Revolut.

Swiss company buys Australian-founded FinTech vendor with KWM’s help
January 05, 2019. Australiasian
King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has continued its work in Australia for a Swiss client with a US$245m deal. The global giant advised listed banking software company Temenos AG on its acquisition of Australian-founded Avoka.

PayThink FinTech is pushing B2B payments to get ‘personal’
January 04, 2019. Payments Source
Maturing technology, rising economic pressures and changing expectations for the customer experience across B2B organizations have driven businesses to transact in more personalized and efficient ways.

Protean Risk Launches Insurance Coverage for FinTech Sector
January 04, 2019. Insurance Journal
Specialist FinTech insurance broker Protean Risk, a, has launched a new insurance product designed to target key operational risks impacting the financial technology sector – broadly categorized as theft, fraud, negligence, data compromise, and cyber-attacks.

CAPIS Acquires FinTech Securities
January 03, 2019. Business Wire
Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (“CAPIS”), an institutional securities broker/dealer, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Financial Technology Securities, LLC (“FinTech Securities”) from Innovest Systems, LLC (“Innovest”). Effective January 2, 2019, FinTech Securities, an Atlanta, Georgia-based broker/dealer that provides trading solutions to institutional money managers, was acquired by CAPIS.

FinTech Nexves prepares for app launch
January 02, 2019. Scotsman
An Aberdeen-based FinTech is gearing up for the launch of its app after securing funding from Scottish Edge. Nexves has unveiled plans to release its app, which is described by founder Chris Herd as the “Netflix of financial services”, at the end of the first quarter, after being awarded a £10,000 cash injection from Scottish Edge.

Fountain City FinTech grads win investment from nbkc
January 02, 2019. Finextra
Kansas City-based nbkc bank has invested in two Bay Area graduates of its Fountain City FinTech programme, a 75-day accelerator for scaling promising startups.

China’s Ant Financial in ‘advanced talks’ to buy UK FinTech firm World First
December 24, 2018. Telegraph UK
China’s Ant Financial is in ‘advanced talks’ to buy London-based currency exchange World First for $700m (£550m). The takeover could be completed in a matter of weeks, making it the most significant acquisition of a UK-based fintech firm by a Chinese financial services company.

Citigroup has inked a deal with an AI-powered FinTech to help flag suspicious payments and safeguard a $4 trillion daily operation
December 19, 2018. Business Insider
Citigroup is partnering with artificial-intelligence-powered fraud-detection startup Feedzai to bolster the bank’s $8.5 billion Treasury and Trade Solutions business.

FINO Paytech backs FinTech startup CityCash to set up payments solution
December 17, 2018. VCCircle
Financial services company FINO PayTech Ltd has invested an undisclosed amount in Mumbai-based FinTech startup CityCash. As part of the deal, the two firms have decided to co-create a payment solution, wherein CityCash will offer its NFC-based (near field communication) cashless payments technology and micro-payment merchant acquisition tool while FINO will act as the issuance and settlement institution of the prepaid payment instrument, FINO Paytech said in a statement.

Robeco Global FinTech Equities gains success in first year
December 17, 2018. Holland FinTech
The Dutch asset management outfit’s fintech vehicle saw a 14.76% gross-of-fees return on investment since its inception in November 2019. This was 10.49% above the return on the MSCI Country World Index, a commonly-used index benchmarking global stock funds.

LCS Group marks FinTech foray with cryptocurrency
December 17, 2018. Business Worldonline
A CRYPTOCURRENCY owned by Luis “Chavit” Singson’s LCS Group of Companies is set to be launched early next year as part of efforts to push more Filipinos to transact and pay through digital means. Dubbed as Gold Chavit Coin (GCC), the virtual currency set to be launched next year marks the company’s foray into the financial technology industry.

FinTech Company MyBucks Launches Proprietary Chatbot, TESS
December 13, 2018. The Asian Banker
MyBucks, a leading African FinTech company that focuses on banking the unbanked across emerging economies, recently launched an engaging, interactive and all-new Artificial Intelligence (‘A.I.’) guide called ‘TESS’ – a proprietary Chatbot geared to revolutionize how visitors navigate, engage and interact with its corporate website.

Visa announces FinTech partnership to help companies eliminate $33 trillion in paper checks
December 13, 2018. CNBC
Visa is partnering with Ingo Money to launch a product for merchants and banks to quickly get onto the payment network’s systems allowing fast digital payments to customers.

Riskalyze FinTech Report Card: November 2018
December 07, 2018. Wealth Management
Riskalyze CEO Aaron Klein gives the thumbs up or thumbs down on the biggest news to hit advisor technology in the previous month

New York FinTech plans to open second office, add 50 jobs in Baltimore
December 07, 2018. BizJournal
A financial technology startup from New York is looking to Baltimore to set up its second headquarters. Paygevity Inc., a company led by a team of Wall Street veterans and tech commercialization specialists, is searching for a city office to call its second home.

UK FinTech to launch in region with S’pore as likely base
December 01, 2018. SGSME
British FinTech Revolut will start operating in the Asia-Pacific early next year with Singapore as its likely base, it said yesterday.

Events

Paris FinTech Forum 2019
January 29-30, 2019 – Conference/Showcase. Future Digital Finance
Following the huge success of 2017 edition, Paris Fintech Forum 2018 had overcome all our expectations: organized by Altéir with the support of 60+ international partners last January 30th & 31st, we gathered 2,600+ attendees from 72 countries over 2 days in the heart of Paris, to listen to 240+ CEO’s from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents.

FinTECH4Life
March 26-27, 2019 – Conference/Showcase.
Following the huge success of 2017 edition, Paris Fintech Forum 2018 had overcome all our expectations: organized by Altéir with the support of 60+ international partners last January 30th & 31st, we gathered 2,600+ attendees from 72 countries over 2 days in the heart of Paris, to listen to 240+ CEO’s from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents.

IFintech Finance Technologies Conference & Exhibition
April 09-10, 2019 – Conference/Showcase.
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 09 – 10 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a global conference which is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region with its focus on Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies.

Previous events

Europe

Atos Finovate Webinar – What’s next for top-tier banks and financial messaging
October 08, 2018

SWIFT remains a mission critical channel for all financial institutions. But the cost and complexity of operating SWIFT for top-tier banks has increased substantially since the introduction of SWIFT’s CSP programme. As payments and connectivity become increasingly commoditised for all financial institutions, banks are re-thinking how best to maintain secure, reliable and compliant SWIFT operations and back-office applications at the lowest cost.

Worldline E-Payments Challenge Hackathon
September 26-28, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. Worldline Event

How will we pay in 5 years? – Co-innovate and expand your business with Worldline and its customers by joining the Worldline e-Payments Challenge Hackathon from September 26th to the 28th in Paris.

FinovateEurope 2018
March 06-09, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. FinovateEurope

FinovateEurope 2018, will be at the ExCeL in London on March 6–9 with a new, expanded conference. The first two days follow the traditional Finovate format where 70+ innovative FinTech companies will have 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions. This year, for the first time in Europe, we’re offering new, expanded content sessions. Expert speakers will give you advice and insights on the trends driving FinTech. Turn light-bulb moments into real-world action and leave with new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.

Future Digital Finance 2018
March 26-27, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. Future Digital Finance

The summit for 21st century digital finance leaders. Future Digital Finance is the conference for digital finance innovators who are paving the way forward at America’s largest financial institutions.

Gibraltar International FinTech Forum

February 28-March 1, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Featuring some of the leading names in FinTech.
Gibfin

IFZ FinTech Conference

February 28, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech is considered an innovative solution for the challenges in the financial industry and shows a high growth rate. In addition to the presentation of the results of the IFZ FinTech study, we will be hearing about recent developments in the field of FinTech from our excellent speakers.
IFZ

Crypto Investor Show

March 10, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The UK’s biggest crypto and blcokchain event for investors. The Crypto Investor Show brings together the crypto community with private investors and traders in the UK for the first time. Gain insight into the array of investment opportunities provided by Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
Crypto Investor Show

TechNOVA Blockchain Summit 2018

March 22, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 will look across sectors at the latest innovations in distributed ledger technology. This Blockchain conference will bring in case studies from banking, insurance, energy, music, healthcare, trade finance and more. The content will cover a number of the key challenges and use cases including how to develop strategy, verifying provenance, disintermediation and peer-to-peer industries, data sharing, smart contracts and the future of cryptocurrency. With decision makers and senior innovation leaders across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 is the event to attend take your understanding of the technology to the next level and kick-start the development of your future.
Fintech World Forum

E-Fintech Show

April 11-12, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The consolidation of decentralized technologies such as Blockchain together with the various FinTech business models that exist today make the financial sector has to reinvent itself more than ever. A new economy decentralized is coming and will forever change the financial services that Today we know.
e-Fintech Show

Fintech Design Summit

April 20, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The financial services sector has entered a new era, with FinTech startups challenging the major FS players by creating powerful new user centric products. The FinTech Design Summit will be exploring how experience led design has disrupted the industry. We will be hearing from the financial companies designing new experiences for users, that will change consumer exceptions forever. The Fintech Design Summit is targeted at Senior Product & Design Professionals, Fintech Entrepreneurs, CTO’s and CEO’s.
Fintech Design Summit

Fintech World Forum

May 30-31, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech World Forum 2018 (FinTech Conference) is based in London UK Europe as one of leading fintech events for global financial, finance and banking technology industry. Its focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, InsurTech, RegTech, Money, Mobile Banking and Wealth Management.
Fintech World Forum

London Fintech Week

July 06-13, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”
Fintech Worldwide Ltd

Asia/Middle East

Blockchain Middle East Forum

February 05-06, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Unblocking the blockchain Dubai announced its intention to turn itself into the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. These ambitions are part of the emirate’s goal of becoming a global business hub with next-generation technology playing a key role in delivering this vision.As a result, a number of Middle East companies both private and public have made substantial progress on understanding the opportunities, application and preparations of adopting the blockchain technology within their organisation.
IQPC Middle East

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Bengaluru

February 22, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
India is a very likely country to become a global cryptocurrency leader. It is one of the most rapidly developing technology markets because of the huge amount of young people. Besides, the Indian online market consists of 333 million users, occupying the second place in the world.This country has a vast number of young engineers and a comprehensive IT market ready to explore all innovative technologies in a very short time. This also includes cryptocurrency technologies: currently, India is a place where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency services are promoted at the government level. Therefore, the international network of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conferences organized by Smile-Expo, covering more than 10 European and CIS countries, is expanding and holding a new conference in Bengaluru, India.
Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference

Finovate Middle East

February 26-27, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
 Finnovate Middle East

Fintegrate Zone 2018

February 27- March 01, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Fintegrate Zone is a “fintech thought leadership” conclave focusing on the future of technology and the broader financial services industry within India and beyond its borders. The agenda of the conclave is to highlight the business and technology innovations driving change in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry.Started in 2017 by Zone Startups, a leading FinTech ecosystem enabler, Fintegrate Zone is a multi-format 3-day FinTech conclave, catering to different stakeholders with curated event formats.
Fintegrate Zone

2nd Annual Fintech Week (Tel Aviv)

March 05-07, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Our first conference is all about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We’ll be exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Cytpto to ICO and hearing from innovators and influencers in the space.Our second conference focuses on all things Fintech. Hear from Key players from across the fintech ecosystem including banks, VCs, start-ups and innovators.Our third conference is all about the intersection of cyber security and financial services. We’ll talk to experts on both sides and explore how safe your money and data really is.
Fintech Worldwide

4th Annual Blockchain Finance & Fintech China 2018

March 15-16, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The 4th Annual Block Chain Finance & Fin-tech China 2018 event will gather over 800 participants from around the world, where the leaders of Block Chain & Fintech will present their views on key issues in the industry.
Blockchain Finance & Fintech China

IFINTEC

May 08-09, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli on 08-09 May 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region on Retail Banking, Banking Technologies, Banking Solutions and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions including system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service which are developed for banks and financial institutions.
Finance Technologies Conference & Exhibition

Finovate Asia

October 29-30, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION IN ASIA 450+ Attendees. 30+ Demoing companies. Countless opportunities. Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
Finovate Asia

Americas

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Superconference

February 16-18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Is It Too Late To Get Involved In Crypto? Not at all. Even if you didn’t mine 10,000 bitcoins using your old PC in 2012, bitcoin, ethereum, altcoins and blockchain technology are still in their infancy.99.9% of the world’s population is barely aware of how bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based tokens are starting to address real use cases.

MIT Fintech Conference 2018

March 10, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The event will bring together fintech startups, established financial service and technology firms, vcs, investors, and regulators to share their ideas about recent innovations in the financial technology space. Hear the best ideas, examine the latest technologies, and ask the big question at the mit fintech club’s biggest event of the year!
MIT Fintech

Empire Start-up Fintech Conference New York

April 18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.
Empire Starups

STX 18 by Fintech Exchange

April 25, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
A summit for technology startups focused on financial markets & trading brought to you by FinTech Exchange (FTX). FTX is Chicago’s leading fintech event for financial markets and trading technology. FTX has been a sellout since its inception in 2015, with close to 500 attendees each year. This event has featured growth firms as well as world-class companies, including: CME Group, CBOE, IBM Watson, Amazon Web Services, Google, Trading Technologies, and Tableau.
Fintech Chicago

Finovate Spring

May 08-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1300+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See the cutting-edge of fintech via a unique, short-form, demo-only format. Plus, new for 2018, get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program. All coming to you live from Silicon Valley, the world’s biggest tech and innovation hotbed.
Finovate

The Payment Canada Summit

May 09-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Join industry leaders, innovators and challengers at Canada’s largest payments conference. The 2018 SUMMIT is the forum to connect the payments ecosystem, offering a broad spectrum of topics that influence payments in Canada and around the world.
Payments Canada

Future of Fintech

June 19-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
CB Insights – The Disruption of Financial Services. The Future of Fintech is an exclusive gathering of the world’s largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors.
CB Insights

Finbat

June 20-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The Annual Conference on Fintech and Banking transformation (FINBAT) aims to bring together researchers, decision makers, and practitioners interested in exploring the many facets of Fintech and banking transformation in the digital age.
Finbat

Finovate Fall

September 24-29, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1500+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in an expanded program.
FinovateFall

 

Reports

B-Hive launches European FinTech landscape report, B-Lens 2.0, together with Roland Berger and Sirris
February 22, 2019
B-Hive, the collaborative innovation platform, together with Roland Berger, one of the leading global consultancy firms, and Sirris, the collective centre for and by the technological industry, has published B-Lens 2.0, a FinTech landscape report that takes a look at the state of financial services and FinTechs in Belgium and Europe.

2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape
February 12, 2019
2018 was a record year in FinTech with $36.6 billion of venture capital invested in the sector across 2,304 deals, a 148% or 2.5x increase from 2017 and a 329% or 4.3x increase over five years. The second quarter of 2018, in particular, saw Ant Financial raise an astonishing $14 billion – both a record for FinTech as well as for venture capital.

The FinTech Disruptors Report 2019 – Removing Roadblocks
December 07, 2018
A decade after the Great Recession a lot has changed in financial services. But much has also stayed the same. Not including regulator-enforced bank rescues, league tables of the largest financial services organisations in Europe, and across the Middle East and Africa, are much the same as before the crash. The report, carried out by MagnaCarta includes the results of a survey of 5,000 professionals within banking, financial services and FinTech across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, interviews have been conducted with 24 experts across the region.

FinTech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity (Mckinsey/World Exchange Report)
March 2018
Technology has long been the engine driving capital markets efficiency—both for investors in the markets, and for the capital markets infrastructure providers (CMIPs) that operate the exchanges and other trading venues, central counterparties, securities depositories, index providers, and data and analytics companies. More lately, FinTechs are bringing new technologies to market even faster and with a greater impact. Hundreds of FinTechs are focusing their development on capital markets infrastructure (CMI), and while CMIPs recognize that FinTech will have a significant influence on the industry, many remain unsure of which technologies to adopt and to what degree, and how best to engage and interact with FinTech companies.

FRTB: delivering on the promise of data-driven insights
February 2018
Although the Basel timetable for FRTB implementation may have been postponed, many banks have already formalized their FRTB reporting requirements. According to new research by Chartis Research and IBM Watson Financial Services, almost one-third of respondents are currently implementing new systems and approaches for FRTB reporting. Depending on their size and location, banks are pursuing FRTB reporting with different levels of urgency – yet in our survey all cited technology as a key barrier to implementation.

Sound Practices: implications of FinTech developments for banks and bank supervisors
February 2018
The Sound Practices on the implications of FinTech developments for banks and bank supervisors assesses how technology-driven innovation in financial services, or “FinTech”, may affect the banking industry and the activities of supervisors in the near to medium term.Various future potential scenarios are considered, with their specific risks and opportunities. In addition to the banking industry scenarios, three case studies focus on technology developments (big data, distributed ledger technology and cloud computing) and three on FinTech business models (innovative payment services, lending platforms and neo-banks).
Bank of International Settlements

FinTech: Finding the sweet spot
January, 2018
On the 23rd November 2017, Atos and Worldline, in partnership with Finovate, ran a panel discussion and workshop involving digital leaders and innovators from Financial Services institutions and FinTechs.
This report provides you with an overview and consolidation of the discussions that took place at the event and draws out the key conversations, insights and thoughts presented to help, educate and inspire as you pursue your own journey towards getting out of the lab and into the business..

Atos FinTech Program
December, 2017

The FinTech phenomenon has shaken the foundations of the Financial Services sector – offering new ways to create value in an ageing industry. But not every bank or insurer is going to make the FinTech transition. And not every FinTech is going to outlast the initial burst of activity. So how are you going to exploit opportunities to survive and thrive in Financial Services? As a leader in integrating FinTech solutions, answering this question is our primary focus.