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September 2, 2016

Will London remain the capital of fintech?

London is currently hailed as the global centre of fintech. This should come as no surprise, as it is by tradition a financial centre, with most of the leading banks operating in the European and African markets headquartered in the capital.

Similarly, leading disrupting actors such as Funding Circle, Transferwise, Nutmeg, and Mondo have chosen London as their home, creating a stimulating ecosystem that other fintech startups can benefit from. The British capital currently hosts 17 of the top 50 fintech companies in the world (Currency Cloud, Revolut, Property Partners, GoCardless, Elliptic, Bankable, Ebury, iZettle to mention a few), and it is [...]

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August 24, 2016

The Future of Fintech: William Mougayar

The future of FinTech will include a continuous assault on the large incumbent players whose market shares are eroding.

Large financial institutions are challenged, because they cannot innovate from within their current business models. They are happy improving themselves gradually, but are not able to make radical changes to their operations.

aThe blockchain is the biggest opportunity for change and innovation since the Internet came along, over 20 years ago. What remains unknown is the extent to which banks will see the blockchain as a threat or an occasion. Will they repeat the same mistakes [...]

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August 22, 2016

The Future of Fintech: iBe TSE

I disagree that Apple, Google and other big corporations extending their tentacles into the fintech market should be viewed as a bad thing.

They have a real affinity with startups and, within the years, they aligned culturally and crucially their view on fintechs as a necessary part of their business models, as they have utilised fintechs to form partnerships and collaborations to bring their new products to market.

Their interest in fintech should be viewed as a massive opportunity for many fintechs to commercialise their products and services, as well as to access to invaluable mentoring schemes [...]

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August 10, 2016

SMEs and Start-ups: What lies ahead in the future of Fintech?

Investment by Apple, Google and now Intel into the fintech market strikes fear into many small and startup companies that are currently in or contemplating their entry into this market. But should they worry?

We have seen it already in other industries: with the massive resources available to them, the monoliths can quite easily dominate their sectors, squeezing out the little men from the market, stifling innovation just as it starts to gain traction. Is fintech doomed as well, or can we learn from other industries’ fate to save its disruptive nature?

The larger the organisation the more it costs [...]

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July 6, 2016

Asian Ambitions

Earlier this month I met three new exciting payment startups at the flying fintech circus Money 20/20 Europe in Copenhagen: Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Alipay who all announced their expansion into Europe and their expected launch in the UK later this year. 

Android Pay is actually an updated version of a Google Wallet, which was not very successful. The director of Google’s Emerging Platforms, Spencer Spinnell, disguised the value that his new payment system will bring to Europe with a lot of technical shoptalk and corporate blabla.

Next in line was Elle Kim, Vice President of Samsung Pay, obviously proud of the [...]

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April 29, 2016

A future vision of logistics – the battle for the last mile

The more we buy online, the more gets delivered, and we want it delivered faster.

Amazon have set the bar and we can pretty much anticipate the normalisation of 1 hour delivery for goods bought online. And it will incrementally come to be.

But for the 1-hour delivery to become standardised, and we can assume it will as it is the market drives it, a lot needs to happen behind the scenes.

Will it ultimately become a contest of sorts: In the blue corner, Amazon, with the optimisation of distribution at scale with end to end service using end to end [...]

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