As the first fintech wave passes, the progress that has been made so far is at risk of stalling. And so, as 2020 approaches – this year’s report is more of a manifesto: setting out a vision for how the region can fully realise its strengths and be ready to take advantage of a new era.
Fintech Disruptors Report EMEA 2019, in its fourth year, is a temperature check on the status of digital financial services and the role of traditional financial institutions and fintechs in providing consumers with secure, easily accessible and value-for-money services and products.
The Four Seas includes our most comprehensive review of Nordic fintech yet. Extended this year to include companies across the Baltic countries, it is the outcome of more than six months of interviews with banks and leading innovators alongside the results of an industry-wide survey.
Multiple forces are tearing up the map of correspondent banking and cross border transactions. The rise of the digital-first business and increased customer expectations for more fluid, lower cost international payments. These are shaking up a market largely unchallenged since the dawn of international trade.
“Making the Switch” includes insights from interviews with heads of digital banking and innovation, fintech engineers at fiveºdegrees, and draws on data from the Fintech Disruptors 2018 research to explore the drivers, requirements, challenges and opportunities offered from making the transition to a fully digital banking enterprise.
Biometrics in payment is here and it is fast becoming an integral facet of the consumer experience. This report looks to highlight some key developments in biometrics in payments, specifically addressing major industry trends that are driving the entire payments ecosystem to adapt and innovate.
A year is a long time in fintech. This year’s research, the third in our series on the impact of fintech disruption across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, underscores some of the early gains made by banks and fintechs in some parts of the region, along the journey from electronic to digital finance.
CFOs and treasurers are interested in automation and payment integration but there is little interest in looking at new technology simply for the sake of it, suggesting that banks and commercial payment providers have a way to go to illustrate the business benefits.
The world of B2B payments is going through a period of innovation, transformation and occasional disruption. FinTech companies are cutting through old orthodoxies and creating innovative propositions to solve once-intractable B2B payment problems.