Financial Research & Analytics

Financial Research & Analytics

The FinTech gender gap: how clear gender disparities in the industry still remain

A study by Findexable and has found that only 1.5% of over a 1000 FinTech companies are founded solely by women and receive just 1% of total venture funding.

UK to force financial institutions to publish net zero transition plans

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has revealed that the UK will force financial institutions to publish its plans on how they will transition to net zero.

Saudi FinTech sector records $347m in new investment over last 12 months

A recent report by FinTech Saudi has found how Saudi Arabia’s FinTech market has seen a 37% hike in new companies with investment exceeding SAR$1.3bn ($347m).

Biggest ever equity crowdfund on Crowdcube sees FinTech Chip bag £11.5m

Digital savings account Chip has raised £11.5m in what is to date the biggest equity crowdfund held on investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube.

Plum plucks $14m from Series A raise

UK FinTech startup Plum FinTech has brought in $14m from a Series A funding round headed by Ventura Capital and DMG Ventures.

How is the sustainability revolution changing the banking sector?

A recent blogpost by financial industry association Mobey Forum has examined how the movement to make finance more sustainable has changed the banking industry.

European open banking report reveals huge growth potential for the sector

A report by open banking firm Yolt Technology Services (YTS) has found that up to 40% of banking customers across the continent are not currently using an open banking solution.

Halo eyes protective investment market disruption with strong Series C

Protective investment firm Halo Investing claims it has raised over $100m in Series C funding to simplify investor access to investments.

Standard Chartered pumps $500m into Atome to fuel BNPL rollout in Asian markets

Standard Chartered has inked a 10-year partnership with Atome Financial to help the company introduce its buy now, pay later (BNPL) service in select Asian markets.

Changing the use of data in debt capital markets – 9fin closes Series A

9fin, which supplies data, news and predictive analytics to debt capital markets, has scored £8m in its Series A funding round.

News Stories

FCC chair calls for new policies around telecom data breach reporting

The chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Jessica Rosenworcel has called for new policies around telecom providers’ reporting of data breaches.

UK’s Payment Systems Regulator releases 5-year plan

The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator has released its five-year plan to support the payment services.

Investing app Seashell launches from stealth after seed close

Seashell, which hope to create a consumer-first modern banking and investment platform, has launched from stealth after the closed of its seed round.

The PRA underlines 2022 supervisory priorities for international banks in the UK

The Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) has set out in a Dear CEO letter its supervisory priorities for international banks active in the UK for 2022.

The EBA issues new guidelines for resolvability

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has given institutions and authorities a 2024 deadline for new resolvability guidelines.

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