Banking Technology November 2020 issue out now
The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.
A note from our editor, Sharon Kimathi:
This month’s Banking Technology points a mirror towards the buyside investors and accelerator hubs that finance fintechs.
Venture capital (VC) investment remained strong across the globe despite the global uncertainties resulting from the outbreak of coronavirus. According to the Pulse of Fintech H1’20, a bi-annual report on global fintech investment trends, investment could surpass the annual record if the trend recorded in H1’20 continues unabated.
The report notes that “VC investment accounted for $20 billion. Americas still account for the largest VC investment, $9.3 billion. Asia comes second with $6.7 billion. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) account for $4 billion.”
It is said that a rising tide lifts all boats, but our reporters voyage beyond the truism, and critically assess whether investment is accommodating marginalised groups, smaller start-ups, and those whose capacity for innovation is otherwise restricted by externalities.
Ruby Hinchliffe, reporter at FinTech Futures, speaks to Barclays Eagle Labs head, Natalie Ojevah, who talks about the tech accelerator’s latest Black Founder Accelerator. She reveals that the volume of applicants has “exceeded” all her expectations and “shows the strength of why we need these programmes”.
The co-founder of BLCK VC and Storm Ventures associate, Frederik Groce, tells FinTech Futures about his mission to change the low investment rate in Black businesses and founders, and the challenges Black investors face.
We hope you find this month’s edition of the magazine enlightening and inspiring.
The November edition of Banking Technology features:
Things are looking up
Engage, empower and advance
The growth springboard for your bank
Building out a payments hub
Through a Gen Z lens
How real are real-time payments?
I’m just saying…
The end of apps
Food for thought
A banker goes a-banking: why can’t we be friends?
Fintalk of the town
Our “Gossip Girl” has been a fly on the wall.
And not to forget the Regulars of course:
Fintech feed – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Click here to read the Banking Technology November 2020 edition