Majority of firms are still not MiFID II compliant, is RegTech the answer?

The majority of buy-side firms are still a way off from being MiFID II compliant; however, RegTech will be pivotal to the industry in the future.

Santander InnoVentures sees payments and micro lending as Latin America’s prime investment opportunities

Latin America’s unique payments situation could be a major opportunity for investors and startups according to Mariano Belinky from Santander InnoVentures, in a research interview with FinTech Global.

Financial services firms must become tech firms, says Octopus

A "nirvana moment" at Octopus Group has seen it become the latest established firm to launch an in-house tech incubator to keep pace with disruption in the industry.

How Santander is looking to fill the gap in robo advice

A lot of the current robo advisor offerings don’t actually give advice and instead provide consumers with guidance, according to Santander UK head of compliance Joel Viney in a research interview with FinTech Global.

Experimenting and failing is a big part of partnering

Financial institutions need to be willing to experiment with partnerships and accept failure is likely, according to a panel at the Global WealthTech Summit...

RegTech adoption should not be pinned solely on regulators

The adoption of RegTech should not be pinned solely on regulators, more funding is needed from policymakers and legislators, according to panellists at the...

Hackers are constantly innovating – banks must do the same to avoid disaster

Michael Dooijes, the co-founder and managing director at Startupbootcamp’s Amsterdam-based FinTech and cybersecurity accelerator, explained why banks are looking to FinTech startups in the...

Tech teams build better FinTech startups than bankers, says Earlybird VC

Entrepreneurs with no financial services background still build superior FinTech startups to those from traditional finance or banking businesses, according to venture capital firm Earlybird's Christian Nagel.

Startups are raising Series As without having the right ‘metrics’

Some startups are raising capital too early and with many suffering a ‘down-round’, according to Techstars managing director Chris Adelsbach in a research interview...

Insurance firms should use AI to improve existing models gradually rather than replace everything...

AI technology is best at work when it’s improving existing processes rather than trying to totally transform the entire business model, according to a panel at the Global InsurTech Summit 2019.

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