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Payson Johnton

Banks are Moving Away from Supplier Finance and SMEs are Scrambling; Is Blockchain the Solution?

The world is becoming increasingly globalized, and despite the benefits of a better connected global economy and supply chain for businesses both small and large, banks seem to be pulling away from wh...

07 Apr 2020
Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
Rishi Chauhan

Fintech Customer Acquisition - Market Segmentation

This blog has been produced with support from Ipsos Mori, a sincere thanks to Paul Stamper ( for his help and input. This blog attempts to answer two key questions: Why do finte...

07 Apr 2020
Ilia Obraztsov

The Tragic Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be an Opportunity For Fintechs Who Learned The Lesson of 2008

Fintech startups looking to transform current investing trends or disrupt traditional banking are facing their first major test as Covid-19 pandemic bites into the very fabric of our society. As inter...

02 Apr 2020
Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
Konstantin Rabin

Will fintech change everyday lives in Africa and Asia?

The modern world is constantly changing, offering more to societies across the globe than before. The recent technological development has proven to be unprecedented and revolutionary, changing the li...

19 Mar 2020
Konstantin Rabin

Some of the most influential Fintech products that came from Finland

Finland is definitely one of the most tech-developed countries in the world and this has reflected not only in the number of fintech startups but their success rate and influence, even outside of the ...

17 Mar 2020
Przemek Bozek

Valuing companies amidst a space race

According to various sources, total funding for space companies reached close to US$6 billion in 2019, raking in hundreds of millions from VC funds over the years. Once considered to be costly and red...

11 Mar 2020
Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology
Willem Lambrechts

NLP and Sales Part II : success has many fathers, failure is an orphan

A couple of years ago, I was involved, as a, or rather, as the sales rep in a multimillion Euro deal between a major bank and a young, very promissing, technology company. Obviously, as the sales rep...

06 Mar 2020
Marketing in Financial Services
Rishi Chauhan

Fintech Customer Acquisition - Beyond Early Adopters

This blog attempts to answer the following key questions at a high level: What could financial technology companies (fintechs) do to enable greater consumer or SME (customer) adoption of their produc...

24 Feb 2020
Chris Holmes

Financial infrastructure: the FinTech way

Financial infrastructure plays a critical role in a country’s economic development and stability. It determines how efficiently financial services can be provided. A high-quality infrastructure lends ...

24 Feb 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Bhavesh Vaghela

Digital transformation is a piece of cake!

First of all I want to thank everyone who connected with me over the new year and asked questions on my previous blog post “2020 predictions”. The blog stirred up hundreds of messages, insightful disc...

25 Jan 2020
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Konstantin Rabin

Largest online lending technology investments of 2019

A big part of why fintechs are taking up so much of the space in the financial industry is because of their lending practices. Online lending technology combines all the positive attributes that finte...

18 Jan 2020
Judith Schuermans

Finding digital solutions for European SMEs

SMEs play a key role in the global economy. In 2015, enterprises employing fewer than 250 persons represented 99% of all enterprises in the EU. A great number of these organisations, particularly in ...

14 Jan 2020
Blockchain Observations