Fintech

Fighting 'Ronnie Biggs', 2017 Style

Wayne Johnson | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Tech
Wayne Johnson

The RegTech Revolution and Why it Matters It may be far from the theatrical thrill of the great train robbery or the sheer chutzpah of the Hatton Ga...

Time For A Digital Overhaul Of The Planning System?

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In many ways the planning system has done a good job: trying to balance competing demands for scarce resources and mediating between economic forces and the views of local communities. And, over the years, it has proved remarkably resilient.

How Will The General Election Impact The City? Answer: It Won't

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Kerim Derhalli

In this strange dystopian present, the one constant has been inconsistency, and many firms, big and small, in the finance world have learned to expect the unexpected. So, for all this change on the political and economic scenes, the City has actually become one of the more stable epicentres on which the UK's global future continues to rest.

Economy Of The Future

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

This growing movement represents untold opportunity for anyone interested in analysing consumer behaviour - economists, planners and business people will be able to study trends and data in real-time rather than relying on business surveys, historical statistics or tax receipts.

Do We Need More Diversity In The FinTech Sector?

Mark Gossington | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

As an LGBT+ man, my needs are different to those of the straight, white male developer. We all have different experiences - black, white, straight, LGBT+, male, female, young, old - and as such the technology we use, if we are valued as consumers, needs to address these distinctions.

Why Having 'Geek Gap' Isn't Fatal

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

The right tech-head at the table is key to contributing to the view that anything is possible while viewing the perspective through the prism of client desires and commercial imperatives. As in all parts of the business, the right mind, the right experience and the right zeal moves us from fit for purpose to frigging fantastic

Where Was Fintech In The Chancellor's Budget?

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

What we don't want to happen is for regulation of digital currencies to 'all of a sudden' come into force and for the banking sector to be the only people prepared or equipped for it. The power of this new financial technology is its ability to disrupt the way we do business, not perpetuate doing things the same.

The Business Impact Of The Loss Of UK Migration

Marta Krupinska | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Marta Krupinska

Last week, the inevitable happened. The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics showed that net migration to the UK now stands at...

Legislate To Innovate: Sustaining The UK As An Innovation Economy After Brexit

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

Britain has for centuries been a world centre for innovation. This has helped support our economy. Brexit provides us with a clear opportunity to ens...

FinTech For Good

Shantanu Bhagwat | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shantanu Bhagwat

Technology can help along each of these dimensions. Thanks to mobile connectivity, reach is rapidly becoming a non-issue. But the real difficulty - and an area with significant potential for innovation and creative approaches - is in offering suitable products and services. Some of this is already happening.

New Politics, New Banking, New World

Dan Andersson | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

The anti-establishment tide across the world isn't just restricted to the world of politics; it's also sweeping away traditional fintech and allowing digital currencies to flourish.

Financial Literacy: The Elephant In The Room

Max Rofagha | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Max Rofagha

Technology holds the key, with its proven track record of demystifying and simplifying complex industries to the great benefit of consumers. So far technology hasn't really touched on the issue of financial literacy and tech companies need to step up to fill the void left by the traditional advice industry.

Leeds City Region 2017: The Undisputed Fintech Capital Of The North

Roger Marsh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

Fintech is undoubtedly one of the major growth sectors for Leeds City Region. Indeed, as an existing centre of excellence for both finance (as the UK's second centre for banking, home to over 30 national and international banks) and technology, we are primed and ready to capitalise on the opportunity.

Time For The City To Open Its Doors To Millennials

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kerim Derhalli

It's no surprise that the public-at-large find finance confusing. On the one hand, politicians and businesspeople speak of the testing economic times, the challenges faced with Brexit, the volatility caused by Donald Trump's election and the risks to world stability.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

The Three As Of FinTech. AI's Evolutionary Triple Threat

Daniel Hegarty | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Hegarty

Financial services, for example, has been flipped on its head thanks to AI. No more than a decade ago it was unthinkable that a customer could have a loan or credit card application underwritten online in milliseconds without an underwriter in sight.

The Next Stage Of Fintech: War Or Peace?

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Kerim Derhalli

Legacy players cannot avoid the fact that fintech businesses are growing their share of finance markets globally. As they seek to keep pace, a battle for consumers and revenues - the establishment versus the disruptors - is seemingly unavoidable, with the finance industry as a whole becoming a more competitive sphere.

RegTech - A Fad Or The Future Of Regulatory Compliance?

Mark Gossington | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Gossington

RegTech refers to a number of different technology solutions that can address different aspects of the compliance landscape. Currently these solutions are focused on automating everyday compliance tasks and reducing operational risks associated with meeting compliance and reporting obligations.

How Fintech Can Truly Make You Successful?

Paul McNeil | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

The future of fintech will most probably witness how a small number of start-ups will win in the field of fintech. While a number of traditional companies will continue to enjoy some gains. This is a popular and trending aspect of today's growing tech industry.

There Will Be Three Types of Retail Bank in the Future - Will Today's Giants Be Among Them?

Glyn Britton | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Glyn Britton

Five years into the 'fintech' revolution, several things are becoming clear. Firstly, it's not really about technology, it's about customer centricit...

Money and Generation Z: A Perfect Match?

Chris Smith | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

You can imagine a baby boomer with a nice suit, coming back from working at a company where they've worked for the last 50 years. A Gen X, with long, flowing hair, protesting for civil/woman's rights. A millennial surfing the net, thinking up a new way of how it can make them money. A Gen Z with...well, that really hasn't been defined yet, has it?

Technology Is Unleashing Potential All Over The World

Cameron Stevens | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cameron Stevens

It was a privilege to be a part of the audience for Bill Gates' keynote speech at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego in April this year. Hearing his view of the future, it was hard not to feel the groundswell of optimism currently taking hold around the world. Gates still believes that technology is a force for good, opening a world of opportunity for us all.

Focus on pre-pay not pay at your table!

Nick Telson | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

A year after the launch, we have processed over £2 million gross transactions through Collins Pay and we are expecting over 100% year on year growth. By focusing on a space where transactions were already happening in vast quantities, but analysing how it could be done better for our clients and their customers whilst integrating this directly into their current booking flows, Collins Pay stands alone in this space.

London's Fintech Boom Needs the EU

Jem Bendell | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

As the UK economy slows and heavy industry continues to recede, politicians of all stripes will be hoping the burgeoning financial technology or "fint...

Ed Vaizey: Gamers Should Vote To Stay In EU

Jamie Wareham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Wareham

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.