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Why fintech is still a way off disrupting lending

Great article at the end of last week in Financial News London discussing why FinTech is still a way off disrupting lending. Mostly because despite advancements in automated lending decisions it’s still very clear that most FinTech’s still rely heavily on traditional risk employees within their business to help with lending decisions on a more manual basis. It sounds like the argument is that only when FinTechs can prove they can lend on a purely automated basis, that doesn’t prove a detriment to the quality of lending decisions, will they have truly disrupted the traditional lending space! Original article can be read here!

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Top 10 FinTech predictions for 2018

We saw a great Infographic on Chris Skinners’ blog this week (although original credit goes to clari5 by Customer XPS), which talked about the top 10 FinTech predictions for 2018! Thought this could be a good way to start off the year! So here goes… Digital 2.0 Adoption Critical for Success US $350bn potential addition to bottom line over the next 3-5 years on complete Digitisation Enter the Machine-Led customer Front-End -Contextual Personalisation of services will rule -10% of purchase decisions will be influenced by intelligent machines AI-Led FinTech is here to stay! -30% of large Financial Institutions are investing in Artificial Intelligence -25% of AI projects will overwhelm as they will succeed in syncing with operational model Open Banking to Lay Siege on Data -Amazon, Google, Facebook and other FinTech providers will create innovative financial ecosystems -Banking business models will be redefined- 50% of banks will fail to exploit … Continue reading Top 10 FinTech predictions for 2018

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The investment Banking Industry is in the state flux. Digital revolution, increased regulation, and seismic shifts, the industry is now aware of the threat that they have been trying to stay ahead. Everyone knows the era of transformation has been underway for over a decade now. Technology now serves as Value proposition in Capital Markets Industry. What is the digital disruption that is affecting banking and other financial services? It is the growth of Fintech companies around the world. However, what does Fintech mean? An organization that uses technology to make financial systems more efficient. Fintech entrants are raising more money from the investors than ever before. Year 2016 saw a record of 216 deals worth $1.89 Billion. With private funding in hand, companies are using automation, digitization and simplification to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, build client relationships and facilitate regulatory compliance. The solutions are helping all – Front, Middle … Continue reading HOW FINTECHS ARE DISRUPTING CAPITAL MARKETS SPACE

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Startups are springing up across the nation, transforming industries, grabbing market share and challenging the status quo. It’s no wonder, then, that talent is flocking toward these innovative new companies. But who are the 25 most in-demand startups operating in the UK today? The all-new LinkedIn Top Companies | Startups list has the answer. To surface the companies, we looked at the billions of actions of LinkedIn’s more than 500 million members to determine employee growth, job seeker interest via views and applications, member engagement with the company and its employees — and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. To be eligible for Top Companies | Startups, companies must be at most 10 years old, have at least 100 employees, remain independent and privately held and have at least one round of venture-backed funding. LinkedIn worked with CB Insights to pull a global list … Continue reading THE 25 INDUSTRY DISRUPTORS YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

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Deal sizes are increasing in the UK’s disruptive finance space.  The first three quarters of 2017 saw £2.1bn of investment in UK fintech companies, almost double the total invested in the whole of 2016, according to consultancy Fintech Global. This makes 2017 already a record year for the sector in terms of funding with more than £2bn invested across 182 deals. The average deal size into UK fintechs is increasing rapidly. The third quarter of 2017 saw nearly £1.2bn invested in the sector, the largest total investment in a single quarter to date. The quarter also received record investment in large deals with £532m invested across five deals. The largest of these went to P2P lender Prodigy Finance, which raised £155m of debt financing in August. The size of investments to fintech companies based in the UK has increased rapidly since 2014 Fintech investments valued below £75m had a CAGR … Continue reading UK FINTECH SHRUGS OFF BREXIT TO SET A NEW FUNDING RECORD

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