Global FinTech Bridges: Who, Where & How Many?

Regulators¬†are establishing¬†bilateral co-operation agreements, so called 'FinTech bridges', with other jurisdictions. These bridges enable regulators to efficiently share information about financial services innovation in their respective markets, including about emerging trends and regulatory issues, aiming to foster innovation in the area of FinTech. Most of these agreements enable native FinTechs to scale internationally through access to the other market, whilst allowing start-ups from the other market easier access into the country. Moreover, by creating a channel between the two parties, these agreements can help attract investors as well as talent…READ MORE

8 Nov 2017

FinTech Vantage: Tillit

Erik Skaar is Co-founder & CEO of Tillit, a Norwegian based InsurTech start-up that works with dynamically priced premiums and is striving to put customers back in the driving seat. Erik shares the story of Tillit and why it is part of a new generation of insurance companies. [KAE] Tell us more about Tillit, including what makes the company and its vision unique? Tillit is an InsurTech start-up that was borne out of the idea of dynamically priced insurance premiums. Premiums that change slightly each month based on the actual…READ MORE

27 Oct 2017

CX in Supermarkets & The Hunger for Technology

The rise of online shopping has shifted customer expectations, disrupted business models, and revolutionised industries. So, as customers continue to substitute bricks-and-mortar for digital channels, is technology translating to a superior customer experience? Research by KAE found that, the supermarket segment received a higher customer experience ranking than Telecommunication companies and Airlines, two industries where customer experience should be at their core. Investment in customer experience across these industries has been witnessed over the last year. For example, BT pledged to invest ¬£6 billion in its 4G and fibre networks,…READ MORE

26 Oct 2017

FinTech Vantage: Tide

The needs of SME business owners are diverse, time sensitive and arguably underserved up until now. The mobile-first banking service Tide, is designed with this in mind, providing small and medium-sized enterprises with a faster and more cost effective service. George Bevis, Founder & CEO of the fast-growing FinTech company recently shared Tide's story with us and what the future holds for FinTechs and incumbents. [KAE] Tell us more about Tide, including what makes the company and its vision unique? The bank challengers have so far focussed on solving problems…READ MORE

12 Oct 2017