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Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FinTech is disrupting the finance industry to the point where we’re likely to see quite a bit of M&A activity as a result. That activity could take several different forms, but one likely possibility is that FinTech or tech companies could acquire traditional finance names. It appears the transition for banks to really utilize FinTech […]

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News highlights – 9 November 2017

News highlights – 9 November 2017

Written by on November 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 9 November 2017 AT&T ready to litigate over Time Warner deal (Reuters) – AT&T Inc is ready to litigate if the U.S. Department of Justice blocks its $85.4 billion Time Warner Inc deal, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Thursday. Read more… Asia fintech start ups wow investors in Hong Kong A […]

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Smartphone based bank N26 looks to grab 5 to 10% of market

Smartphone based bank N26 looks to grab 5 to 10% of market

Written by on November 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers aged 18 to 35 from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters. The Berlin-based fintech start-up has been signing up 1,500 to 2,000 customers […]

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Banking ain’t what it used be – in some cases it’s getting even worse!

Banking ain’t what it used be – in some cases it’s getting even worse!

Written by on October 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A banker asked me, do I really believe fintech can change the banking business. I told him, let’s think about a typical bank account, its user gets one salary payment, pays a few bills and handles some card transactions each month, do you really need one-billion-dollar IT systems, 10,000 people and hundreds of branches to […]

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EU ministers discuss how to attract fintech firms, after Brexit

EU ministers discuss how to attract fintech firms, after Brexit

Written by on September 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers will discuss this week a plan to attract more financial-technology companies, in a bid to bridge the gap with global competitors and offset the loss of Europe’s main fintech market after Britain leaves the bloc. The EU fintech market is dwarfed by those in China and the United […]

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Disruption: FinTech is simplifying financing options everywhere

Disruption: FinTech is simplifying financing options everywhere

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In many industries – such as airlines, retail, and media – disruption has been linked to new low-cost, almost commodity-type services. Southwest Airlines and Ryanair paved the way for low-cost flights, online news has become a commodity, and retail chains like Walmart, Aldi and Lidl have created a new cheap-prices-always category. The common theme is: […]

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Bank of England opens up payments system to increase competition

Bank of England opens up payments system to increase competition

Written by on August 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England has widened access to Britain’s interbank payments system to increase competition from new fintech firms in the financial system, where the “Big Four” high street banks have long dominated. The BoE flagged the plans in May and on Wednesday published a detailed framework to make this happen as […]

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Why Worldpay is great and banks are basically rubbish

Why Worldpay is great and banks are basically rubbish

Written by on July 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Wow. One of my very favourite companies has always been Worldpay. They have a very special place in my heart because many years ago, when they were first starting out, I was sent up to Cambridge by a client to go and meet them and assess what they were doing. As a junior deputy assistant under-consultant, […]

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News highlights – 20 July 2017

News highlights – 20 July 2017

Written by on July 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 20 July 2017 Fintech charmed by Macron but reluctant to leave London for Paris PARIS (Reuters) – France’s fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country’s dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, […]

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Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

Paris is not attracting fintech, despite Brexit opportunity

Written by on July 20, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s fast-growing fintech sector is optimistic the country’s dynamic new president will push it up the global rankings. But startups based in London do not yet seem ready to swap that key hub for Paris, even if they have French roots. The nascent industry, ranging from mobile payment apps to “cryptocurrencies” like […]

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