As the deadline for PSD2 looms and financial services frantically try to get systems ready, application programming interface (API) standardisation would ease challenges, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit 2019. On September 14, PSD2 will come into […]
UK WealthTech companies have doubled their share of deal activity since 2014
The high level of capital raised in H1 2019 was due to five deals over $100m
German authorities are going after Google after it listened to Google Assistant recordings. But this case could have big ramifications outside of the Mountain View company.
As corporate investment partnerships gain popularity, it takes some understanding to get these partnerships right, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit 2019.
Global RegTech investment surged towards $4bn in the first half of 2019
FinTech investors in Africa have directed most of their attention towards Payments & Remittances deals
Investment in FinTech companies in France in 2019 is already 80% higher than last year
If legacy systems are to become redundant, broader industry platforms need to be available to help the small and medium sized banks evolve, otherwise, they will struggle, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit.
Over $10bn was invested in Marketplace Lending companies in Asia between 2014 and Q1 2019
It is hard for AI to be made accountable for an error, you need a human there to help support judgements made, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit 2019.
More than three quarters of the total capital raised has been invested in deals valued $25m and above
AI technology is best at work when it’s improving existing processes rather than trying to totally transform the entire business model, according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit 2019.
Marketplace Lending companies have captured the largest share of FinTech deals in India over the past five years
Building an on-demand insurance solution which provides a service rather than a ‘contract’ is how the space will evolve, according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit 2019.
Bringing in technology does not mean cutting down the number of jobs, instead, it frees humans to do what they do best, innovate, according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit. Technology is taking over more and more parts […]
WealthTech companies raised almost $2.5bn last quarter
RegTech companies raised over $1.3bn in the first three months of the year
Partnering with InsurTechs can be an expensive experiment, so it’s integral to ensure it’s the right fit for both the company and insurance firm, according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit 2019.
Data is the key for the future for reinsurance , according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit 2019.
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Total value invested in Europe has already reached 48.1% of 2018’s level in the first quarter of this year
Funding dropped in Q1 2019 after topping $6bn last year
While investments into InsurTechs are increasing, funding is still not nearly as abundant as other areas of FinTech, according to MTech Capital co-founder and partner Kevin McLoughlin.
Global FinTech funding topped $60bn last year
Insurance companies need to focus on digitalisation and utilising data’s full potential, before worrying about AI and blockchain technology, according to Insly founder and CEO Risto Rossar.
Last year set a record for FinTech funding in Germany with more than $800m raised
Partnering with companies in all industries can give insurance firms more in-depth data which will help to enhance customer experiences, according to Milan Sud, head of Innovation at AXA Partners UK.
Getting InsurTechs to the point where they can test the product-market fit of their proposition is too prolonged and costly, according to InsurTech Gateway head of deal flow Charlie Evans. The insurance space has typically taken a long time to […]
Annual RegTech investment grew 2.5x in 2018
More than $40bn has been raised by Marketplace Lending companies since 2014
Asset management and wealth management is shifting from product-driven to being portfolio-driven, according to a panel at the Global WealthTech Summit 2018.
InsurTech investment doubled between 2017 and 2018
In a crowded robo-advisor marketplace, having different models or pricing is not a differentiator, it’s how you interact with customers that will aid success, according to SenaHill partner Kyle Zasky.
Almost $1.3bn was raised last year by FinTech companies in the country
Opportunities are rapidly increasing for robo-advisers, but the market needs an ‘awful lot more collaboration’, according to a panel at the Global WealthTech Summit 2018.
Financial institutions need to be willing to experiment with partnerships and accept failure is likely, according to a panel at the Global WealthTech Summit 2018.
Theta Lake and Vidyard explained the growing need of implementing video in businesses and how to ensure this is meets the necessary regulatory requirements, at the Global WealthTech Summit. As the balance of wealth begins to shift more towards millennials and […]
A pension dashboard would help robo advisors to improve the obstacle course of retirement planning, according to EValue chief development director Andrew Storey in a research interview with FinTech Global. The implementation of the PSD2 regulation across the EU has […]
Global RegTech investment more than doubled between 2017 and 2018
A lot of the current robo advisor offerings don’t actually give advice and instead provide consumers with guidance, according to Santander UK head of compliance Joel Viney in a research interview with FinTech Global.
To acquire new younger customers Legal & General’s investment division is focusing on mobile-first and trying to engage as early in the life-cycle as possible, according to the company head of distribution strategy, personal investing Janine Menasakanian. Legal & General […]
Investors have already poured twice as much into RegTech companies this year than they did in 2017
Financial services need to offer true investment and portfolio management that can evolve with consumers life stages, according to Barclays UK managing director and head of strategic, wealth management Slava Shafir.
Investment in FinTech companies in the Nordics on course to decline this year, due to a few exceptionally large deals in 2017
Investment in WealthTech companies is up 30% compared to last year
Commoditisation of the basic products, hybrid models that embrace a human-touch and user-centric digital platforms are all set to play an integral part in the future of wealth management, claimed InnoCells CEO Julio Martínez in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Almost $5bn has been raised by Marketplace lending companies in the first six months of 2018
FinTech investment in China is up almost 10-fold already compared to last year
Insurance companies need to improve their enterprise software or premiums will rise for consumers, according to Luther Systems co-founder & CEO Hossein Kakavand in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Almost 85% of the total capital invested in 2017 has been raised this year already
Payments & Remittances companies globally have raised over $50bn since 2014
FinTech started by unbundling services, but the next stage is for them to rebundle and add more services to their offerings, according to Edison Partners managing partner Chris Sugden in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The main issue facing challenger banks currently is that they are not actually banks, according to Alior Bank managing director Bruno Ferreira in a research interview with FinTech Global.
UK FinTech investment in the first half of the year beats funding levels from H1 2017
InsurTech investment in 2018 is already over 80% of 2017’s total
Deal activity in the Funding Platforms sector has been in decline, as the industry consolidates
Capital invested in the first half of 2018 has already reached 85.2% of last year’s total
AI and finance are a ‘natural fit’, and the Holdun family office hopes to connect them in its new accelerator, according to Holt FinTech Accelerator co-founder Brendan Holt Dunn in a research interview with FinTech Global.
FinTech investment in France is on track to beat the record funding levels reached last year
Capital invested in the first half of 2018 equates to just 37.8% of last year’s total
There hasn’t been enough use of retail Islamic Finance, but FinTech can allow for this to happen, according to Yielders co-founder and CIO Zeeshan Uppal in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The global FinTech sector raised $41.7bn in the first half of 2018, surpassing last year’s record total
Avoiding the ‘hubris’ of FinTech investing and moving to more niche areas was key when launching GTR Ventures, according to co-founder and CIO Kelvin Tan in a research interview with FinTech Global.
RegTech companies have raised almost 2.5 times as much capital this year than they did in 2017
More than $2.8bn has been raised by Challenger Banks globally since 2014
A lack of later-stage deals meant funding in Q1 2018 reached just 17.8% of last year’s total
A RegTech company needs to go beyond the buzz of a new technology and has to really help financial institutions, according to a panel at the Global RegTech Summit 2018.
Large institutions have to adopt AI technology in order to scale while remaining user centric, according to Arkera co-CEO Vinit Sahni, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
FinTech investment in Germany reached record levels in 2017 with over $650m invested
Q1 2018 saw $840.1m invested across 50 deals in the third strongest funding quarter to date
GDPR RegTech solution providers saw a spike in funding leading up to the May deadline
China’s FinTech sector is growing rapidly, with domestic investments dominating the landscape for the foreseeable future, according to Sky9 Capital founder and managing director Ron Cao in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Capital invested in Swiss FinTech companies returned to normal levels after large deals pushed quarterly funding to record highs in H1 2017
FinTech investment in China hit $1.1bn across 10 deals in Q1 2018
Global WealthTech funding is on track to surpass 2017’s record with over $2bn invested in Q1 2018
Technology offers an ‘interesting nexus’ for Sharia compliance and can fuel Islamic Finance adoption, according to InsureHalal chairman Salman Badr Al-Hasan in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Nearly $130bn has been invested in FinTech companies globally since 2014
Investment in Israeli FinTech companies was historically healthy in Q1 2018 with $115.1m invested across 10 deals
PropTech is still a fairly ‘embryonic industry right now’, but interest is quickly rising, according to Reech Corporations Group chairman Christophe Reech in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Latin America market is skipping traditional banking and moving straight to FinTech, according to Magma Partners managing partner Nathan Lustig in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Over 40% of the total capital raised by FinTech companies in Denmark last year has been invested in Q1 2018 already
Capital invested in the first quarter of this year declined by half compared to Q4 2017
More than 50% of the total capital raised by RegTech companies last year has been invested in 2018 already
A surplus of private equity capital and less outperforming opportunities are raising valuations according to LLR Partners vice president Ryan Goldenberg in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The UK FinTech industry received £425m-worth of funding in Q1 2018, a value in line with the same quarter of last year
High InsurTech valuations are starting to outweigh the performance of businesses, according to Eos Venture Partners investment director James Tootell in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The loss of momentum in global InsurTech investment after 2015 was simply due to the volatility of large deals
FinTech deal activity in the region increased by almost 20% last year
PropTech investment fell by almost 30% last year, following a strong 2016 driven by late-stage deals taking place in China
Some ICOs leverage historical venture funding to raise capital they probably shouldn’t be receiving, according to Aberdeen Standard Investments co-head of global venture capital Kirsten Morin in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Capital invested in Australasian FinTech companies surpassed $750m across 56 deals last year
Nordic FinTech companies raised over $600m in 2017
The Marketplace Lending sector saw nearly $9bn invested across 233 deals in 2017
Convergence between FinTechs and financial institutions is slow, but more value-add investors can help, according to Viola FinTech partner Tomer Michaeli in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Funding to Payments & Remittances companies declined to $5.1 billion across 234 deals in 2017
FinTech investments in France reached $297.8m across 41 deals in 2017
Banks need to embrace the FinTech ecosystem and adjust to the new world through collaboration according to Banco BNI Europa chairman and CEO Pedro Pinto Coelho in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Spanish FinTech firms raised over $120m across 19 deals in 2017
FinTech can reposition Bahrain as a ‘pioneer’ in the global financial market, according to EDB managing director Simon Galpin in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The global FinTech industry received nearly $40bn-worth of funding across 1,778 deals in 2017
Some startups are raising capital too early and with many suffering a ‘down-round’, according to Techstars managing director Chris Adelsbach in a research interview with FinTech Global
UK FinTech companies raised £3.07bn in 2017, more than the total of the previous three years combined
With nearly $0.5bn the last quarter of 2017 accounted for 43.2% of the total amount invested in the whole year
Companies in the sector received $1.4bn in the first three quarters of this year, more than double the total investment in 2016
The future for challenger banks is through specialism, not becoming a ‘one-stop shop’ for everything, according to OakNorth deputy CEO Graham Olive in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investment in Canada-based FinTech companies more than tripled YoY reaching $251m across 16 deals in Q3 2017
Investment in deals under $50m has already reached record levels despite a fall in deal activity
Despite InsurTech seeing a decline in funding YOY, prevention technology could open up a new host of opportunities, according to InsurTech Capital founder Minh Tran in a research interview with FinTech Global.
WealthTech companies globally raised $907m-worth of funding across 45 investments in the third quarter of the year
Only 40% of the total capital raised by InsurTech companies in 2017 came from deals over $100m, compared to 62% in 2015
The first three quarters of 2017 saw £2.1bn of investment in UK FinTech companies, almost double the total invested in the whole of 2016
A lack of financing opportunities and investor interest in capital markets FinTech at the Series A stage is contributing to a major gap in funding for the sector, according to Illuminate Financial founding partner Mark Whitcroft in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Global RegTech Review released by FinTech Global highlights increased investments in AML and KYC solutions
Removing need for tenants to physically visit properties before buying/renting is leading real estate innovation, according to Spotahome CEO Alejandro Artacho in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The first three quarters of 2017 saw Indian FinTech companies receive $6.6bn worth of funding
FinTech is revolutionising lending for smaller businesses, according to British Business Investments director Marilena Ioannidou in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The first three quarters of this year saw $28.7bn committed to FinTech companies globally, 95% of last year’s total
ICOs are here to stay but an authority is needed to stamp out fraud, according to Astronaut Capital founder Matthew Gibb in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Total FinTech investments in Central and Eastern Europe hit a record in 2016 with FinTech companies receiving $218.3m, more than double 2015’s total funding
The record investments total from last year was mainly a result of a $1.2bn deal which made up 48% of funding to the sub-sector in 2016
Total investments fell by 32.2% QoQ in Q3 but remained higher than the total capital committed during the same quarter last year
Insurance firms are beginning to understand technology’s importance in back office processes, according to Aquiline Capital Partners Aquiline Technology Growth head Max Chee in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Brexit and changes in regulations could help balance out the European FinTech ecosystem, according to Breega Capital founding partner Ben Marrel in a research interview with FinTech Global.
In the first half of 2017, 87% of the total investment in Hong Kong FinTech went to one large deal
A total of $2.21bn was invested in Real Estate Tech companies last year – more than double the funding in 2015
Finland’s FinTech sector is gaining impressive traction, raising nearly $100m over 56 deals since 2014
Crowdfunding has moved on from being derided as a weakness by venture capital firms to instead becoming an emblem of confidence, according to Equityfor CEO Derek Weber in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investments to the sector made a strong start to the year with 72% of last years’ total funding already committed
A convoluted and oversaturated space for new RegTech entrants and unexpected changes to regulations are the two main issues facing the sector, according to Precognitive SVP of Operations Chris Le in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The total amount invested in Infrastructure & Enterprise Software companies globally in Q2 2017 was over double the amount invested in the previous quarter and up 155.8% YoY.
Investments in Italian FinTech fell by 59.2% between 2015 and 2016 but look set to make a strong comeback in 2017
The first half of 2017 has seen the number of deals to FinTech companies in Latin America rocket with 63 deals already closed
The share of global FinTech investments valued under $1m has halved in the last 5 quarters.
FinTech’s irresistible rise has financial institutions scrambling over one another to take advantage of the sector – but a trio of major pitfalls are present to engulf unwary investors, FinTech author Paolo Sironi explained in a research interview with FinTech Global
FinTech funding in Singapore looks set to soar this year as H1 2017 sees over $150m worth of investment already.
If RegTech is to escape from FinTech’s shadow to fully flourish in its own right it needs a lot more support and funding from investors, Regit co-founder and CEO Cindy Nguyen said in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Global funding to PayTech companies declined in Q2 despite an uptick in deal activity.
Venture capital’s domination of FinTech could be under threat, according to Lovell Minnick Partners president Steven Pierson, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The FinTech sector saw nearly $9bn-worth of investment across 374 deals in Q2 2017 as the year’s funding picked up pace.
FinTech investments in the second quarter of 2017 were over three times the amounts seen in Q2 of last year.
Figures from the first half of the year suggest that 2017 is set to be a record year for FinTech Investments in the United Kingdom if election results don’t have a severe impact.
Financial services have lobbied hard to roll back regulatory burdens – but they may be backing the wrong horse according to VigilantCS founder and CEO Rob Kirwin, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The WealthTech sector saw $541m-worth of funding across 116 investments in the second quarter of the year.
Total FinTech Investment in Canada saw a 73% increase, from $44m in Q1 2017 to $76.2m in Q2 2017.
InsurTech companies raised over $800m-worth of funding in the second quarter of the year across 34 deals.
InsurTech companies could soon be helping customers by preventing them from being caught in a hurricane or tourists from being kidnapped, according to Axa Strategic Ventures general partner Imran Akram, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Irish FinTech companies raised $42.8m across 9 deals in Q1 2017, putting it on track to surpass last years’ total deal tally.
Latin America’s unique payments situation could be a major opportunity for investors and startups according to Mariano Belinky from Santander InnoVentures, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Infrastructure & Enterprise Software funding declined 19.8% YoY in the first quarter.
Nordic FinTech companies raised $122m in the first quarter of the year, more than 6-times the total funding in Q1 2016
Colin Hanna, associate at Balderton Capital, explains how advances in machine learning mean it has an exciting future in FinTech and how it might impact the various sub-sectors, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Over 1,600 angel investors have participated in FinTech funding rounds in the past three years.
Over 10% of FinTech deals globally in the last three years were backed by at least one of the top 10 investors.
Radboud Vlaar, partner at OGC, explains how the firm has become more selective with B2C deals as it looks to invest in new opportunities across subsectors and regions, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Israeli FinTech companies raised $52m in the first quarter of the year, more than twice the amount raised in Q4 2016.
Investments into Real Estate tech companies hit a five-quarter low in Q1 2017 with only $179.7m committed across 17 deals.
Startupbootcamp’s FinTech and cybersecurity accelerator the co-founder Michael Dooijes explained the race against cybercrime, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
London received more FinTech investments than the other major European cities combined since 2014.
Global InsurTech investments slumped to a five-quarter low in the opening quarter of the year.
The FinTech industry in France attracted $81.9m in total funding across 21 deals in the opening quarter of the year.
Richard Blakesley, a partner at Capital Pilot and blockchain lawyer Florian Glatz explained the exciting potential ICOs offer, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Investments into UK-based FinTech companies in Q1 grew over 80% compared to the first quarter of last year.
RegTech companies raised a combined total of $238m across across 34 deals, a record number of transactions, in the opening quarter of 2017.
Michael Lints, venture partner at Golden Gate Ventures, outlined the opportunities for FinTech investors in South-East Asia, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
The Dutch FinTech sector rallied in Q1 2017 after a slump in the second half of last year, as companies received the most funding since Q1 2016.
Over 40% of FinTech deals in Q1 2017 were of deal size greater than $5m as companies in the sector look for increasing amount of capital.
The amount raised by Spanish FinTech startups in Q1 was equivalent to over 60% of the total raised in the whole of 2016.
Amy Neale, Global VP at Mastercard Start Path, explains the move away from the classic early-stage tech accelerator model, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Quarterly WealthTech investment retreated from a high at the end of last year, but still surpassed the levels of Q1 2016 in both total investments and number of deals.
Investment in Swiss FinTech companies has increased over four times in the past three years, raising record $63.6m last year.
If banks want to remain market leaders they need to start acquiring technology companies, according to Paul Cuatrecasas of Aquaa Partners, in a research interview with FinTech Global.
Blockhain & Cryptocurrency startups raised over $0.5bn last year as Blockhain technology investment surges.
The Belgian FinTech sector is gaining impressive traction, raising nearly $90m over 32 deals in the last three years.
The landscape in Denmark already boasts over 120 active FinTech startups and is successfully generating increased interest from investors.
The information being circulated about the level of investment in unlisted UK FinTech companies is misleading – it materially underestimates the amount of money that was invested in the space last year.
Earlybird VC Christian Nagel told FinTech Global entrepreneurs with tech backgrounds build superior FinTech startups to those from traditional finance.
London still attracts over 82% of FinTech investment capital but a closer look at the data shows that other parts of the UK are making progress.
Research from FinTech Global shows London is playing a driving role in the development of new regulatory technology (“RegTech”) solutions
Some of the startups making the biggest impact are those simplifying the complex insurance industry.
Banks are more potentially vulnerable to disruption than ever before – and digital-first challengers are charging into the market.