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Stuart Jackson

What can four innovative fintech startups and their investors tell us about the future?

Fintech is a sector that thrives only through innovation. It’s in constant flux; changing and evolving all the time. While we can see spikes of activity and the general trajectory, it’s hard to predic...

11 Feb 2019
Trends in Financial Services
Nicky Tozer

The Inexorable Rise of the CFO

“You need to be more strategic”. It’s a phrase every CFO has heard. This idea of innovation, strategy and overcoming inertia has been on the boardroom table for decades, but it seems it may finally be...

01 Feb 2019
Matthew Dunn

The state of the nation’s business credit scores

Trying to expand any business takes investment, but with many smaller businesses often lacking sufficient cash, securing additional funds can be the solution your business needs to grow and become mor...

31 Jan 2019
Breana Patel

5 Ways Chief Risk Officers Must Pivot Their Role

In the midst of U.S. midterm election results, the public witnessed various instances of new leadership arising in a changing political climate. Just as politicians learn to pivot their stances to bes...

22 Jan 2019
Financial Risk Management
Martin Haering

Supporting Fintechs in engaging with financial institutions

Towards the end of 2018, the British Standards Institution (BSI) published a set of guidelines, advising Fintechs how best to engage with financial institutions with the goal of delivering a successf...

17 Jan 2019
Fintech
Michael Pearson

Fintech Valuations Show that Investors Can Tolerate Weak Financial Performance, For Now

The valuation of fintech startups remains relatively high even though financial performance for most is very weak. Investors are currently supporting the higher valuations because of expectations of f...

10 Dec 2018
Fintech
Katharine McNamara

Money Marketing: How banks and fintechs are using tech and communications to boost brand

Marketing a new business is difficult whatever the service or product you're trying to supply. Making your voice heard in noisy marketplaces and prying customers away from established brands is a firs...

16 Nov 2018
Marketing in Financial Services
Greg Nilson

How to get free cryptocurrency. Blockchain will distribute USD 125 million

E-wallet developer will distribute about 484 million Stellar tokens between its customers. Cryptocurrency wallet developer Blockchain and startup Stellar are going to carry out the largest distributio...

09 Nov 2018
Blockchain Observations
Robbie Allen

5 Fintech Startups to Watch in 2019

5 of the Hottest Fintech start-ups to Watch in 2019 Who are the fintech start-ups worth banking on in the year ahead? We are in the grip of a fintech revolution and 2019 is set to be a pivotal year, w...

06 Nov 2018
Fintech innovation and startups
Tony Craddock

Keep Pouring Tea for the Tillerman

I have heard that HM Treasury is considering removing tax benefits to those investing in start-up companies, EIS and SEIS. This must be avoided at all costs. The financial technology industry (Fintech...

25 Oct 2018
Daniel Scott

Explaining Bitcoin and Blockchain

Bitcoin and Blockchain - I’m sure most people have heard of both over the last few years, but many are still not quite sure what these are. A little reminiscent of the ‘Internet’, ‘The Cloud’ or even...

24 Oct 2018
Fintech
Ivy Schmerken

A.I. on the Fast Track

When the stock market plunged 1300 points in two days on Oct. 10th and 11th, many analysts scrambled to reconcile the market turmoil with U.S. companies reporting strong corporate earnings. While U.S

22 Oct 2018
Fintech innovation and startups