Issue #312 - Are fintech’s best days behind it?

Fintech News Issue #312

2021-04-29

Are fintech’s best days behind it?
Are fintech’s best days behind it?
via Sifted

Fintech still isn't "innovative", for the most part. The sector's best days will only come when it stretches beyond efficiency gains.

The Number of Fintech Consumer Complaints Filed to the CFPB Exploded in the Beginning of 2021
The Number of Fintech Consumer Complaints Filed to the CFPB Exploded in the Beginning of 2021
via Morning Consult

Data analysis shows that complaints in the category dominated by fintech increased substantially throughout the pandemic

Global Fintech Funding Explodes During First Quarter of 2021
Global Fintech Funding Explodes During First Quarter of 2021
via The Financial Brand

The quarterly "State of Fintech Q1'21 Report", published by CB Insights provides a recap of global funding trends, sector-by-sector analysis, as well as a recap of major happenings in the fintech space during the quarter. This report also serves as a guide to what segments of banking are being prioritized by the marketplace.

Brexit and fintech: A spring stocktake
Brexit and fintech: A spring stocktake
via Cointelegraph

The United Kingdom no longer has the choice but to adapt to the post-Brexit times, making digital finance one of its priorities.

8 investors, founders and execs predict cybersecurity, fintech will take Belfast by storm
8 investors, founders and execs predict cybersecurity, fintech will take Belfast by storm
via Tech Crunch

Things have been looking up for Belfast since the end of the Troubles. The city has undergone infrastructure improvements over the past two decades, tourism has boomed thanks to attractions such as the shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built and Game of Thrones shooting locations, and employment has risen steadily in the city since 2016, according to Northen Ireland’s Department for the Economy.

FinTech & The Gaming Industry
FinTech & The Gaming Industry
via FinExtra

FinTech has a Midas touch and since the 2020 crisis, it has redefined the Gaming Industry. We have arrived in the era of FinTech driven Gaming Industry.

Thriving in a data-driven world
Thriving in a data-driven world
via LinkedIn

It is hard to imagine that the iPhone was first announced in 2007, just a little over 13 years ago. Nowadays, smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. It has created brand new industries and disrupted old ones, from ride hailing to food delivery.

The power of the tribe
The power of the tribe
via Fintech Futures

I (Leda) grew up in Athens in the 80s. Small compared to London but already an anonymous and faceless city. However, I clearly remember visiting my grandmother’s village as a small child, relishing in the freedom of being allowed out onto the streets without an adult, trying this sense of safety on like a new coat and finding I liked it. And then a grown-up I had never seen before stopped me and asked me the most baffling question, “Whose are you?”.

Fintech in 2021: The Year’s Hottest Trends So Far, according to the Experts
Fintech in 2021: The Year’s Hottest Trends So Far, according to the Experts
via Fintech Magnates

2020 was a big year of change for the fintech industry. Is 2021 shaping up to be any different?

Challenger Banks and Tailored Banking Experiences
Challenger Banks and Tailored Banking Experiences
via The Fintech Times

A recent Deloitte report outlined that hyper-personalisation is “an imperative for banks”, allowing them to respond to customer needs, as well as differentiating their brand, boosting revenues and helping to improve financial inclusion.

This Slackbot wants to fix fintech’s workplace harassment problem
This Slackbot wants to fix fintech’s workplace harassment problem
via Sifted

There have been hundreds of cases of harassment in the fintech sector. Today, InChorus launched a slack bot to track and collate data on microaggressions.

Regulation in the Era of Fintech
Regulation in the Era of Fintech
via The Regulation Review

As technology revolutionizes the financial sector, experts discuss how policymakers should respond.

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