It’s no secret that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face intense challenges trying to gain access to funding. According to a Bank of England report, one in four small firms that apply to banks for loans are rejected, leading to an estimated £22 billion funding gap for UK SMEs. When it comes to lending, no
Driven by the pandemic forcing many conventional services online, the seemingly unstoppable shift to digital services is continuing across the world. Citizens and consumers can benefit greatly from the ability to immediately access a range of essential services through a trusted digital ID. But it’s increasingly clear that data privacy considerations need to be placed
Tuesday 01 November 2022 by Laura Camplisson
“I am highly passionate about the openness of ecosystems. If you view issues like identity and sustainability from this angle, you can form an idea of an ecosystem put together by banks, third parties and partners, to drive transformation, streamline processes, and make consumers aware of how they can make the best decisions for their
Tuesday 25 October 2022 by Lisa Moyle
You don’t need to own a gym to work out. What does that have to do with car ownership? I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Georg Bauer, Co-Founder & President of Autonomy about the future of access to mobility (as opposed to ownership) and a very different structure of automotive finance. The development of
Data to secure a competitive edge Data has transformed from being an under-utilised resource, often left sitting on siloed systems, to becoming an essential asset for businesses looking to better understand customers and offer the best service possible. Banks, Fintech firms and their partners, collect massive amounts of customer information every single day. Each new
Tuesday 11 October 2022 by Laura Camplisson
On 12th July our community came together for the launch of FTT DeFi, the one-day show where we explored the key opportunities and challenges in decentralised finance, digital assets and Web 3. During the day, our Future Identity Portfolio Lead Laura Camplisson sat down with Mark Aruliah, Senior Policy Advisor at Elliptic. Elliptic is a blockchain analytics
Monday 11 July 2022 by Laura Camplisson
The Digital Leaders Spotlight at Fintech Talents North America this year featured the impressive Sonal Lakhani , Global Head of Programmes and Strategic Initiatives for Barclays Innovation. Her remit is big, very big. We took the opportunity to talk through the different elements of her role and how that had to adapt over recent years.
What’s in a digital identity wallet? Rummaging through folders looking for physical ID documents to open a bank account or rent a house is an annoyance everyone has experienced. Proving your identity is a necessity in daily life, with establishing a trustable digital identity solution being a major challenge for many businesses and government agencies.
SMBs are the backbone of the economy and supporting them, at speed, is crucial. As the pandemic made clear, the need for financial institutions to service customers in very different ways, at short notice, was central to the ability for SMBs to continue operating. At Fintech Talents North America, Jesse Honigberg, Technology Chief of Staff,