Already popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have seen their total market capitalisation grow from the hundreds of billions into the trillions over the last few years. Despite the often-volatile nature of cryptocurrencies, new types of financial services offered in the crypto marketplace are grabbing the attention of many first-time crypto buyers. One of the
Just as many traditional financial institutions are being forced to improve their conventional product offering due to the innovations made by Fintech companies and start-ups, credit card lenders are also set for disruption. In the more than 55 years since Barclays launched the first credit card in the UK, the financial ecosystem has shifted dramatically.
Tuesday 09 March 2021 by Lisa Moyle
Senior leaders in the lending and financial services space gathered to answer our signature session – The Big Question Debate – at FTT Lending 3.0. As with all of our Big Question Debates, all panellists come into the debate with no more prep than the opportunity to spend five minutes ‘on stage’ answering the question.
A bank is a regulated entity that takes deposits and offers loans. It was the lucrative nature of the latter part of a bank’s remit that allowed financial institutions to offer the former to consumers at a relatively low cost. But that was the old world – a world of balancing cheque books, inconvenient branch