Global venture activity in InsurTech

Growing InsurTech sector tackles industry ripe for change

After 2 moderate quarters, VC investment into InsurTech startups was strong in Q2’17, with $745.4 million invested across 60 deals. Despite quarterly fluctuation in deal size and volume, the overall picture is one of...
Global VC activity in FinTech

On The Pulse of FinTech – global investment continues at pace

Globally, the FinTech market made a strong rebound in Q2’17, with total investment more than doubling on a quarter-over-quarter basis to more than $8.4 billion. Large increases in private equity (PE) funding and M&A...
Incremental Benefits for a Cash-Centric City

Global study highlights economic benefits of ‘Cashless Cities’

Visa has announced the results of an independent study examining the economic impact of Cashless Cities and increasing the use of digital payments in major cities around the world. The study estimates that relying more...
Non-Cash Transactions

Global non-cash transaction volumes record highest growth of past decade

According to the World Payments Report, global non-cash transaction volumes grew 11.2% during 2014–2015 to reach 433.1 billion, the highest growth of the past decade, and slightly above last year’s prediction. Two regions fuelled...
Crypto-currency mining

Global websites hacked to allow crypto-currencies to be mined

Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors' computers to "mine" the crypto-currencies. School, charities and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate...
Consumer preference of potential Payment Initiation Service Providers under PSD2

Lack of trust in Third-Party Providers as Open Banking rolls out across Europe

Less than six months before the Revised Payments Service Directive (PSD2) makes Open Banking a reality across Europe, research from Accenture has found that two-thirds of consumers in the UK said they won’t share...
Investment in European B2B FinTech increasing

B2B FinTech investment in Europe reaches $948m in 2017

B2B FinTechs are attracting an increasing proportion of total European FinTech funding, according to a recent research presentation from Innovate Finance and Pitchbook. There has been a growing number of FinTechs either launching in, or...

Webinar: PSD2 and Europe’s Open Banking Mandate – Challenges for Banks and FinTechs

The adoption of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is formalising the relationship between Banks and FinTechs by establishing Open Banking, providing open access to customer account data and the payments infrastructure. This is...
Perceptions of Mobile Wallet Data Security in the Americas

The rise of the mobile channel – Mobile wallet security

Following on from our previous mobile wallet post, consumer perceptions of bank-based mobile wallet security vary across the globe, though in general consumers have a high degree of confidence in the security of mobile...
Mobile Wallet Adoption in the Americas

The rise of the mobile channel – global mobile wallet adoption

Mobile wallet and payments have been hot topics for a few years, with many predicting the end of traditional card payments and overstuffed “Costanza” wallets. Rumors of cards’ demise have been a bit overblown,...

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PSD2 and Europe’s Open Banking Mandate – a report

In a new report, PSD2 and Europe’s Open Banking Mandate,  we aim to analyse the implications of the revised Payment Services Directive, PSD2, for the...
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