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Weekly Research Highlights – 1 March 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!

New research reveals challenges faced by Fintech sector (Bdaily)
New research from Barclays Corporate Banking has revealed the Fintech sector is facing a number of challenges in order to drive growth. Growth remains the number one priority for 23 per cent of Fintech across the globe, followed by talent acquisition as the second-most pressing area across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. More than 11 per cent of Fintech have no greater priority than securing the talent they need to succeed and grow their businesses. Research also shows that 60 per cent identify start-ups as the key drivers of disruption and change in the financial services industry, and now look abroad for the next major development in paymentsю Read more.

New Study from StrategyR Highlights a $8.7 Billion Global Market for FinTech Blockchain by 2026 (Prnewswire)
A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled “FinTech Blockchain – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 marketplace. 80 – Players covered include Abra; Alphapoint; Applied Blockchain; Auxesis Group; AWS; Bitfury; Bitpay; Blockchain Advisory Mauritius Foundation; Blockcypher; BTL Group; Cambridge Blockchain; Chain; Circle; Coinbase; Digital Asset Holdings; Earthport; Factom; Guardtime; IBM; Microsoft; Oracle; Recordskeeper; Ripple; Symboint; Tradle and Others. Read more.

FinTech Blockchain - FEB 2022 Report

Advice and fintech the key to unlock $10 trillion UHWI market in US – study (International Investment)
A combination of innovative new fintech solutions and traditional face to face advice is the key to opening up $10 trillion of US avers capital, according to a new study published. While many wealth firms use technology solutions—proprietary or third party—as a point of differentiation for investor and advisor acquisition, the true market opportunity for financial technology firms lies in the hands of 2,000 wealth management firms controlling roughly $10 trillion in assets under management. Read more.

The Future of Regulation: The step change facing Open Banking (Finextra)
Few concepts embody the essence of fintech in the way Open Banking does. Its fundamental purpose of opening-up the banking industry by paring back once unwavering control over client data by incumbent banks, is allowing financial technology to edge significantly closer to reaching its potential. While jurisdictions have diverged on their decision to regulate Open Banking (typically by mandating that banks must share consumer data —with consent), the advancement seen across all regions pursuing Open Banking initiatives is undeniable. Read more.

Year after UK review, overseas VCs drive record fintech growth (Pitchbook)
On the anniversary of the UK government review aimed at spurring investment in its fintech industry post-Brexit, the vertical is seeing record amounts of VC capital, but only a fraction is coming from domestic investors. The Kalifa Review, so-called because it was led by former Worldpay head Ron Kalifa, was published in February last year. Its recommendations included plans for a £1 billion (about $1.4 billion) fintech growth fund, a new Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology, an updated visa process to attract international talent and a relaxing of rules around listings to encourage late-stage fintech IPOs. All of these have been implemented or are in the process of being implemented. Read more.

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