Weekly Research Highlights – 14 June 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!

Tech Trend Report 2022 ‘Looking ahead’ (Rabobank)
The Technology Trend Report of 2021 was, in fact, a break from the trend. We switched from listing the new technologies to delving into their impact on major social themes. It turned out to be spot on, appealing much more to our readers. This year we are taking it even further: straight into the future; how tech can help us build the future we strive for. Read more. 

FIs in the CEE region interested in fintech innovation, digital currencies, regtech – study finds (The PayPers)
Unchain Fintech Festival has collected data from top banking and fintech representatives for a market study called Fintech Under the Spotlight focused on the CEE region. The research project gathers intel and crucial insights from top banking and fintech representatives regarding the current rate of innovation adoption in financial institutions, as well as key opinions on prioritising the integration of various aspects of fintech and current trends. Read more.

Why BaaS is transforming the financial services space (Fintech Magazine)
We look at the latest changes in the BaaS space, taking into consideration new technologies, marketplace demands and changes in the financial landscape. Banking as a service (BaaS) is moving up the ladder in terms of important developments in the world of digital banking and fintech. But what does it actually mean, what are the implications, and why is it such a transformative force? We spoke to a number of industry-leading experts to find out more. Read more.

IIT-Madras research park analyses how inclusive is fintech in new report (Times of India)
Despite all innovation in financial services sector and the reinvention of payment systems by way of UPI platform and other tech in recent years, India society is heterogeneous and still reels from fundamental financial inequities, a recent report from IIT – Madras research park (IITMRP) has shown. Financial Inclusion Challenges’, the report sets down the challenges faced by low-income groups and senior citizens in accessing financial services and recommends solutions. Read more.

African Fintech Funding Forecast to Double in Just 3 Years (ITNewsAfrica)
New research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows that African business leaders are forecasting a surge in spending on tech start-ups as foreign direct investment and improved internet connectivity help establish the continent as a tech superpower. The research was conducted by independent digital research and marketing company PureProfile, which reportedly interviewed 100 senior executives at companies based in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania across April 2022 using an online survey methodology. Read more.

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