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Weekly Research Highlights – 14 December 2021

For this week’s research article, we dive into new insights on funding, fintech jobs, startups, investment , trends and more. Happy reading!

Portugal Fintech Report: Top 30 Fintechs and First Unicorn (Fintech News)
Portugal’s fintech industry had a fructuous year 2021 as it welcomed its first fintech startup unicorn and new regulatory development in the booming digital asset industry. Although the country is steadily rising as a startup hub in Europe, several challenges are still hampering the growth of the fintech sector, including the lack of tech talent, according to a new report by industry trade group Portugal Fintech. The report, titled Portugal Fintech Report 2021, presents an overview of the industry’s progress and main trends, gives a mapping of the top Portuguese fintech companies and shares findings from a survey of these market leaders. According to the report, the Portuguese fintech industry grew in 2021 as regulators continued to be active in the fintech space. 2021 saw Banco de Portugal issue operating licenses to two cryptocurrency exchanges in the country after announcing that it would start ensuring the regulation of cryptocurrencies. Read more.

Fintech funding trends in 2021, Source: 2021 Portugal Fintech survey

The Fintech Job Report 2021 (CFTE)
As the world’s first Fintech job report, this work highlighted the key findings in the Fintech industry, the potential job roles, and relevant employability skills needed to aid with future job creation and opportunities for governments, regulators, employers, and candidates. Understanding of the Fintech job market will allow smoother processes in equipping with skills, hiring and working in the Fintech industry for governments, regulators, employers, and candidates thus the creation of this report by CFTE. Read more.

Fintech employs more people than financial centres

15 Amsterdam-based fintech startups that raised more than €1M in 2021 and are hiring right now (Silicon Canals)
As fintech gains momentum with each passing year, there is an enormous demand for professionals with specific fintech skill sets, globally. According to Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), the Netherlands is one of the popular destinations for finance expats on a global level for multiple reasons. Amsterdam, in particular, has a rich history of financial innovation. At present, Amsterdam is the centre of the Dutch banking sector and a force in fintech, making it one of Europe’s leading financial centres, says I amsterdam.  In 2021, numerous Amsterdam-based startups have raised fundings and a handful of them have raised more than €1M. We have compiled a list of 15 such Amsterdam startups that raised capital and are currently hiring talents. Read more.

FinTech Investment Market Giants Spending Is Going To Boom | Kreditech, Avant, Klarna (Digital Journal)
The latest study released on the Global FinTech Investment Market by AMA Research evaluates market size, trend, and forecast to 2026. The FinTech Investment market study covers significant research data and proofs to be a handy resource document for managers, analysts, industry experts and other key people to have ready-to-access and self-analyzed study to help understand market trends, growth drivers, opportunities and upcoming challenges and about the competitors. Read more.

Fintech trends 2021-2023 (GBF Review)
Creation of a competitive and secure landscape of the digital financial market, acceleration of its high-tech development, as well as the transition to next-generation financial services based on new technologies. According to the research results of the international consulting company Accenture, such areas of fintech are considered to be the priority players of the financial market. New trends are supplanting the current models of conventional market members. In particular, in the struggle for the attention of customers, banks move outside the industry becoming ecosystem players. Some companies find their own way by focusing on individual solutions and becoming digital monsters. Others blur away from plain sight, become suppliers of fintech products offering various services to the players. Read more.

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