Weekly Research Highlights – 18 January 2022

For this week’s research article, we dive into new insights on fintech market, banking, insurance, payments, trends, diversity in fintech and more. Happy reading!

Where Banks & Credit Unions Are Missing the Mark with Mobile Banking (The Financial Brand)
Steve Cocheo, Executive Editor at The Financial Brand, says that consumers expect more out of mobile apps than a glorified debit card and checkbook register. Their raised expectations uncover gaps in the quality of major financial institutions’ apps in comparison with fintech apps, new research reveals. Even the best of the best among the mobile banking apps of large financial institutions are doing only “C level” work compared to where they need to be. They are especially lagging in the digital money management functions that have made fintech and neobank apps so popular, according to a major consumer study by Insider Intelligence. Read more.

How major bank and credit union mobile apps stack up overall 

Fintech Insurance market size to showcase lucrative growth trends over 2021-2026 | Lemonade, Singlife, Metromile (Insurance Newsn Net)
Latest update report on Fintech Insurance Market Size, Share, Growth, Industry Trends and Forecast by 2028. This report is highly predictive as it holds the overall market analysis of the topmost companies into the Fintech Insurance industry. With the classified Fintech Insurance market research based on various growing regions, this report provides leading players portfolio along with sales, growth, market share and so on. The Market research report on Fintech Insurance has integrated the analysis of different factors that boost the Fintech Insurance market’s growth. It establishes trends, restraints and drivers that transform the Fintech Insurance market in either a positive or negative manner. The detailed information is based on current Fintech Insurance market trends and historic achievements. Read more.

Juniper Research: eCommerce Payment Transactions to Exceed $7.5 Trillion Globally by 2026, as Omnichannel Retail Momentum Accelerates (Fintech Futures)
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of global eCommerce payment transactions will exceed $7.5 trillion by 2026, from $4.9 trillion in 2021. This growth rate of 55% over the next five years will be driven by retailers offering compelling omnichannel retail experiences that increase user eCommerce spend. Omnichannel retail is a model that provides end users with the ability to access retail services, including sales and customer support, via multiple channels. Read more.

Five key fintech trends to watch in 2022 (The PayPers)
Fintechs and banks are in a race to innovate, but with the emergence of new technologies, banks have to adapt to current trends. Abdul Naushad, the CEO of Buckzy Payments has identified five core fintech trends to watch further.  Fintechs and banks are in a race to innovate and shape the future of financial services. However, as new technologies emerge, traditional banks will have to adapt quickly to provide their customers with what they expect. Subsequently, this will lead to the emergence of new business models across the financial services sector. Read more.

Here’s how women entrepreneurs are transforming the fintech landscape – one product and platform at a time (YourStory)
According to YourStory Research Data, in the last 12 odd years, close to 214 fintech and financial services startups have been founded by women as founders and co-founders. One of them is also an IPO-bound startup – MobiKwik. The data further reveals that between 2015 and 2021, women founder led fintech startups won approximately 22 deals, amounting to $40.34 million. During the same time frame, there were 130 deals by startups that had one woman co-founder and other male founders, amounting to $2.38 billion. The stark contrast in numbers is revealing of a discrepancy -between startups with solo women founders raising funding versus startups with women as co-founders raising funding. Read more.

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