Robotic Process Automation – AI under the microscope Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic for some years now, rising up the agenda in many board rooms due to its increasing media coverage and clear untapped potential. Under the umbrella of AI falls a number of methodologies, one of which is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is emerging as a must-have for financial institutions, with its software revenue growing by 63% in 2018. However, it is important to understand what differentiates RPA from other AI methods and where it can be useful to implement the technology. The…READ MORE

7 Feb 2020

FinTech year in review

Last January, the FinTech team at KAE predicted the key trends that we thought would drive the advancement of the industry in 2019. Last year was full of significant developments from players all across the world and in many different sub-sectors, but we thought it was time for us to hold our predictions up to the microscope and see how accurate we were.   Incumbents catching up Prediction: Incumbents will improve their offerings in 2019 in an attempt to match, or even exceed, the experience offered by their FinTech counterparts and…READ MORE

31 Jan 2020

KAE’s 2020 Predictions: Customer Experience

[CX2020]   Augmented Reality In 2020 we will see an increase in the number of brands using Augmented Reality (AR) to provide simpler and more engaging shopping experiences to consumers. This gradually-emerging trend is likely to pick up steam over the next year (thanks to the evolution of AR and VR technologies and 5G network deployments) and the world of retail looks set to be one of the biggest beneficiaries. Brands will seek to emulate the success of early adopters of AR such as ASOS, whose AR app showcases items…READ MORE

27 Jan 2020

Status check: China’s FinTech regulatory landscape China’s FinTech industry is incomparable to the rest of the world. It is home to eight of the world’s leading FinTech unicorns, with an average value of $26.8BN - eight times greater than the average value of North American FinTech unicorns. But, behind China’s rapid FinTech development lies a country with unique circumstances, consisting of a large, tech-savvy population, and an open regulatory environment. The unique landscape is only reinforced by China’s dedication to its tech giants - Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, who have never had restrictions imposed on…READ MORE

24 Jan 2020