Data Analytics and AI to Disrupt Finance Sector – E&Y Singapore Study

The recent Ernst and Young report titled “The Impact of Wider Integration of Data Analytics and Automation on Manpower in the Singapore Financial Services Sector” was commissioned by the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). It focused on the impact that data analytics and automation would have on the financial industry in the …

#Fintech50: B2C Startups in Top 50 Fintech List Now Reach Over 315 Million Clients

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- Of the 50 Fintechs listed in the 2014 KPMG report, 33 can be considered to …

#Fintech50: Most Successful Fintechs Focus on Acquiring Clients and Data First

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- The five most successful Fintech startups in the 2014 KPMG report, namely Square, Stripe, Coinbase …

#Fintech50: 2014 Top 50 Fintechs Employ Over 27,000 People Today

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- A good yardstick for measuring growth for a company is the number of employees that …

#Fintech50: 5 of 2014’s Top 50 Fintechs Acquired For Over US$1 Billion Combined

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- Whether you have heard of the companies Future Advisor, Borro, LearnBest, Yodlee and Metamako, or …

#Fintech50: 4 of 2014’s Top 50 Fintechs That Went Public Now Have a Combined Market Cap of US$32.6 Billion

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- Since December 2014, the top 50 Fintech firms as listed by KPMG have not kept …

#Fintech50: 2014 Top 50 Fintech Startups Received US$9.6 Billion in Equity Funding

In 2014, KPMG together with AWI and FSC released the “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report, one of the first papers that examined the most prominent Fintech players globally. 5 years on, CFTE is taking an in-depth look at the evolution of these 50 companies. ——————- The 50 firms highlighted by KPMG in its “50 Best Fintech Innovators” report back in …

Fintech Startups Don’t Die

CFTE’s analysis of 2014 fintech startups finds they are remarkably resilient. Its Fintech 50: Back to the Future examination of the top 50 fintechs of 2014 finds only 4% failed, surpassing tech industry expectations in every funding round.Only 2 of the 50 went bankrupt. One, Receivables Exchange ceased operations in 2016 while facing arbitration claims. Payday lender Wonga went bankrupt …

Extrapreneurship – The Future of Entrepreneurship in Fintech

Extrapreneurship is a term that is still fairly new, but then again it is a relatively recent school of thought. The idea that an employee can spearhead new initiatives through experiential learning is one that is fast gaining traction. Many employees of big tech firms and financial institutions are now looking up further education modules such as entrepreneur classes, Fintech …

How Entrepreneurship Can Improve Your Fintech Prospects

vThere has never been a better time to contribute to the Fintech ecosystem. The world of finance is rapidly changing, and it needs talented people that can think like an entrepreneur to bring about this change. As the finance industry is made up of traditional pillars and mindsets, it needs entrepreneurial individuals to spearhead changes and the inevitable shift towards …