State of Play: in-depth analysis of the fintech landscape
Each month, Philip Benton explores a new topic and assesses the “state of play”, providing an in-depth analysis and understanding of the fintech and paytech markets landscape.
Philip Benton is a Principal Fintech Analyst at Omdia and writes analysis on the issues driving technological change in financial services. Prior to Omdia, he led consumer trends research in retail and payments at strategic market research firm Euromonitor.
In this column, he discusses the technological implications and consumer expectations of the latest fintech and paytech trends.
Sibos 2023: State of play – open banking and open finance
To see real progress in open finance, it requires the industry to collaborate - a key theme of this year's Sibos.
State of play: 2023 so far
What's the current state of play for the financial services sector and what can we expect for the remainder of 2023?
State of play: European fintech
The recent FinovateEurope conference featured a number of key discussions on the European financial services sector.
State of play: neobanks
Neobanks as a sector are now approaching their teenage years and quickly maturing.
State of play: BNPL
BNPL has become one of the most divisive credit products of the modern age.
State of play: fintech partnerships
Incumbents and fintechs are increasingly forging equally beneficial partnerships to lead innovation.
State of play: central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
CBDCs must have interoperability at their core if they are to be adopted at mass scale.
State of play: Money 20/20 Europe
Fintech analyst Philip Benton recaps key themes and trends at Money 20/20 Europe.
State of play: account-to-account (A2A) payments
In-depth analysis and understanding of the market landscape by our resident fintech analyst.
State of play: digital banking platforms
Selecting the right digital banking platform is a lengthy process that requires careful consideration.
State of play: digital wallets / super apps
What does it take for a digital wallet to achieve the "super app" status?
State of play: fintech and telco
How we pay, what we pay, and who we pay is changing, and telco firms are well positioned to take advantage.
Mexican neobank Albo raises $40m in Series C funding round
The round also saw participation from existing investors Valar Ventures and Nazca Ventures.
Video: Axefinance at Sibos 2023 – automating the credit lifecycle
At Sibos 2023, we caught up with Axefinance CEO Dhafer Berrachid and CCO Chris Kneen.
AlphaSense lands $150m Series E funding at $2.5bn valuation
The latest fundraise comes months after AlphaSense secured $100m in Series D funding led by Alphabet’s CapitalG.
ICYMI fintech funding round-up: Mundi, Revio, Pontoro and more
Our weekly fintech round-up for you to get the latest funding news from around the world.
FinTech Futures: Top five stories of the week – 29 September 2023
Here’s our pick of five of the top news stories from the world of finance and tech this week.
UK fintech funding round-up: Apron, Vega and Mintago
A handy round-up of the recent funding endeavours of fintech companies in the UK.
Codebase partners Network International to launch BaaS solution in the Levant
The partnership intends to accelerate the pace of digital banking transformation throughout the Levant region.
DigitalAPICraft signs as Google Cloud vendor and appoints Marco Tedone as CTO
Marco Tedone, the firm’s new CTO, spent almost 12 years leading API strategy for HSBC.
UK fintech Traydstream lands $21m in Series B funding round
With the new funding, Traydstream plans to double down on its growth and enhance its AI-led platform.
UK mortgage lender Perenna raises $52m on the back of its unrestricted banking licence
The equity investment comes from IAG Silverstripe and the lender’s existing backers.