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A look at the global fintech landscape and how countries are embracing digital disruption in financial services

Since sprouting in the US and UK around 10 years ago, fintech has spread globally. Now, after years of proliferation, countries around the world are starting to see their fintech industries mature. Additionally, we continue to see the emergence of new hotbeds for fintech. This indicates that the space is still far from being fully […] Read More

THE RISE OF BANKING-AS-A-SERVICE: The most innovative banks are taking advantage of disruption by inventing a new revenue stream — here’s how incumbents can follow suit

Fintechs are encroaching on incumbents’ share in the banking game, forcing them to explore new business models — but tech-savvy legacy banks can treat this as an opportunity rather than a threat by moving into the Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) space. BaaS platforms enable fintechs and other third parties to connect with banks’ systems via APIs to build banking […] Read More

The impact of artificial intelligence in the banking sector & how AI is being used in 2020

Discussions, articles, and reports about the AI opportunity across the financial services industry continue to proliferate amid considerable hype around the technology, and for good reason: The aggregate potential cost savings for banks from AI applications is estimated at $447 billion by 2023, with the front and middle office accounting for $416 billion of that […] Read More

Family offices turn their attention to tech companies

A fifth of new venture capital funds raised in Europe come from private wealth Javier Espinoza DECEMBER 3 2019 Rohini Finch is putting her money where her passion is: risky yet potentially lucrative technology companies. Previously an oil trader, she and her husband Bob set up a family office to manage the wealth they had accumulated […] Read More

IVC-ZAG: Israel tech cos raised record $8.3b in 2019

Israeli tech companies raised $39.1 billion over the past decade. Investment is soaring in growth startups but declining in early stage startups, IVC-ZAG reports. In 2019, Israeli tech companies raised a record $8.3 billion in 522 deals up 30% from $6.35 billion in 2018 in 532 deals, IVC-Research Center – ZAG-SW law firm reports. The trend of recent years […] Read More

The 20 Most Expensive Artworks Sold at Auction in 2018

Art Market Nate Freeman Dec 24, 2018 8:00 am Read More

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

BBC News By Alex Hunt & Brian Wheeler 17 December 2018 Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics, then a look at the current negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we’ve been sent. Read More

Nearly 130 Premier League stars face £250 Million bill after ploughing cash into tax avoidance scheme

A household name Manchester United star funnelled £33.5 million of his own cash and a bank loan into the Kingsbridge scheme, but the taxman is now trying to claw back at least 70% of the amounts put in Read More

23 amazing start-ups from Tel Aviv to watch

Tel Aviv is alive with tech start-ups and it is a city with an unwavering eye on the future. The second most populous city in Israel, and effectively the country’s business capital, Tel Aviv is a firm fixture on the world’s technology map. It is clearly a city where people like to work hard but […] Read More