Weekly Research Highlights – 23 March 2021

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  What are the latest tech findings worth being discovered this week? Read the research piece below to get a check on the latest edition of the Fintech Ireland Map, find out how data sharing will change in the future, explore policy options for big techs in finance, and get an update on the corporate […]

Where Are Firms Going Wrong?: Understanding the Limits of RPA 

by Joan McGowan , Senior Industry Research Analyst at Celent  Robotic process automation is a crunch technology that is relatively easy and quick to implement and promises a strong ROI, but a recent string of failed RPA projects has us all resetting our expectations. Launches and pilot projects have become stuck for several reasons — […]

Member Spotlight: Advision Finance

Advision Finance is a Netherlands-based firm providing advisory services to banks, microfinance institutions and social impact investors that focus on financial inclusion in emerging markets. We talked to Diana Cazacu, Founder and Managing Director of Advision Finance, to hear more about her company.  Having worked in more than 10 countries on three different continents, Diana […]

Building a fintech ecosystem in Australia

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In the last two years the fintech community in Australia has consolidated from several local groups to a national organisation. How has it overcome the tyranny of distance, and what does the future hold? More than anywhere else in the world, the fintech community in Australia must grapple with the tyranny of distance. With nearly […]

Temenos and UMB Fund Services announce partnership

Temenos and UMB Fund Services have agreed upon modernising Temenos’s Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). According to the agreement, Temenos will provide UMB with the technology foundation for what the former calls “the most efficient and customizable ETF servicing platform on the market”.  The parties are excited and optimistic about the partnership. The President of UMB, […]

HSBC and RBC to invest billions in tech

The largest British bank HSBC unveiled its plan to invest USD 17 billion in technology to improve returns by 2020. On the other side of the Atlantic, the Royal Bank of Canada promised to invest USD 2.5 billion this year in order to provide more user-friendly digital services and improve onboarding. HSBC’s CEO John Flynt […]

Week 21: Research in a Glance

Breaking down the Blockchain by PYMTNS An e-book compilation of expert, stakeholder and industry veteran opinions on the true utility of blockchain and its disruptive potential in business applications. Trends in innovation, diversity and inclusion by Anthemis Group Drawing from the survey results of senior executives, the report is an overview of innovation, diversity and […]

Week 17 – Research At A Glance

This week, we found research about trends and specific market analyses on the fintech sector, including reports on fintech funding in East Africa and a sweeping global fintech report by CB Insights on fintech financing in the first quarter of 2018. Besides these, we located reports that hone in on major technology issues such as […]

Finovate Europe is coming to London

On the 6th-9th of March, Finovate Europe will be returning with its annual exhibition at ExCel London. The unique conference will be featuring an excess of 120 expert speakers and 70 short form demos of cutting-edge fintech and banking solutions over the span of four days. More than 1400 fintech stakeholders of various nationalities are […]

Artificial intelligence, key driver of regtech

Artificial intelligence is one of the key drivers behind regtech. Already widely discussed in financial institutions, application of AI in regtech has the ability to improve data governance, business risk and regulatory compliance. Steps beyond Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will lead to more tangible business benefits from regtech. But the investment in the new technology needs to […]