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Weekly Research Highlights - 28 September 2021
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Weekly Research Highlights – 28 September 2021

For this week’s research article, we explore the topics of startups, cyberattacks, banks, digital transformation and cash-back. Discover the most relevant statistics and enjoy the selected materials!

The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021 (Startup Genome)
Writers of this work present the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with 280 innovation ecosystems and 3 million+ companies analyzed. North America continues to dominate the Global Rankings, with 50% of the Top 30 ecosystems coming from this region, followed by Asia with 27% and Europe with 17% of the top performing ecosystems globally. Read more.

2021 Sets the Bar for DDoS Cyber Attacks; Latest NETSCOUT Report Finds (Fintech Times)
Tyler Smyth, writer at Fintech Times, analyzes the results of NETSCOUT SYSTEMS‘ bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report that have been published recently, which underscores the dramatic impact cyberattacks continue to have on private and public organisations and governments worldwide. Read more.

Financial Institutions Must Act Now if They Are To Meet Looming Climate Risk Deadlines (Fintech Times)
Writers at the Fintech Times explore a barometer, which has been published by Acin that charts the preparedness of the world’s leading banks and asset managers in meeting the upcoming challenges associated with climate change-related risks. With regulatory clocks ticking for these organisations to embed climate risk into their financial risk management frameworks by January 2022, the vast majority of firms have acknowledged the need to act on climate risk and have made progress. Read more.

Prepare to Choose: 4 factors banks must assess before committing to a SaaS Provider (Finextra)
Writers at Finextra highlight on the fact that most banks’ digital transformation journeys are well underway, and the need to now deliver on their strategy milestones means that time is of the essence. A recent survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Temenos found that just under two thirds of banks see new technologies as the greatest driver of change for the next four years, up from 42% from three years ago. Read more.

US Cash-Back Credit Card Emerging Features Benchmark 2021 (Emarketer)
David Morris, analyst at Emarketer, explore how 10 of the leading no-fee cash-back credit cards stack up on offering card prospects’ most valued features. Cash-back credit card innovation has been boosted to new heights by the convergence of digitization (driven by the pandemic), competition, and consumer behavior. Read more.

Top 5 Most In-Demand Cash-Back Credit Card Features (% of respondents who call feature

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