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  • FinTech50 2018 – proving that it’s still the hottest industry around

    July 3, 2018

    In what can only be described as the Oscars of the FinTech world, June saw the launch of the sixth annual FinTech50. Startups and established players from the industry descended on Silicon Valley Bank in London, eagerly awaiting to hear if they’d made the list this year. From RegTech to blockchain and insurance to pensions, the final 50 truly covered the entire spectrum of FinTech innovation. Aside from being a night to celebrate the hottest...

  • London Tech Week: Four key takeaways from ‘Createch 2018’

    June 28, 2018

    In the second edition of this London Tech Week mini-series, Ben Rose discusses what he learnt at  ‘Createch’ - a dedicated event that explored how technology is creating opportunities and challenges for people working in the creative industries. In a world of ‘fake news’, where marketing, advertising and PR professionals are under increasing pressure to dial back the jargon and support clients with new, exciting digital bells and whistles, a blend of creativity and technology...

  • London Tech Week 2018: Embracing digital disruption

    June 20, 2018

    London Tech Week (LTW) has been upon us once more and our Technology practice has been all over the city finding out what is making the industry tick this year. For the next few weeks, TechMunch will be sharing our collective learnings via a number of snappy blog posts from our tech-teamers. Rumour has it that AI, digitalisation, innovation, IoT and the role of creativity in technology will be hot on the agenda. Kicking off...

  • GDPR is live – now what?

    June 12, 2018

    For some of us it felt like the 25th May deadline was looming for a long time and in fact GDPR has been in development since 2011. For others, the deadline came around far too quickly and there’s been a last minute flurry of activity. The date has now passed. The world is still turning and no organisations have been put out of business by gargantuan fines… yet. For consumers there may be a sense...

  • Money2020 Digest Day #3

    June 7, 2018

    As curtains draw on Europe’s biggest FinTech extravaganza, and as thousands of influencers, business leaders and budding entrepreuners disperse from Amsterdam, here is our final digest of the key topics, trends and talks that caught the attention on the final day of Money20/20 Europe. “AliPay is not a payments company!” Alipay’s profile has grown substantially in Europe in recent years, and the continent’s FinTech leaders were keen to learn more about the business courtesy of...

  • Money2020 Digest Day #2

    June 5, 2018

    Day two of “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth” had even more energy than the first. From a milestone birthday of one of the world’s most established payments systems to predictions from one of the most disruptive and new names in the sector, here’s our rundown of the day’s events. Visa turns 60 If “customer experience” bubbled around the halls on day one, on day two it was the star. Whether FinTech start-ups, tech giants...

  • Money2020 Digest Day #1

    June 5, 2018

    Money20/20 Europe, the region’s largest FinTech event, kicked off yesterday with a host of circus-themed theatrics. Hosted for the first time in Amsterdam, the three-day conference brings together thousands of business leaders from across Europe to discuss the trends, ideas and innovations shaping the future of money. Featuring brands from across the ecosystem, including challenger brands and start-ups alongside well-established giants, the event promises to bring plenty of drama, discussion and debate – and as...

  • Now is the time to take action on ESG

    May 2, 2018

    Last week Helena Morrissey head of personal investing at Legal and General - which manages a staggering $1.2 trillion in funds - announced the firm was prepared to pull investment from companies that won't act on climate change. They are the latest big money manager to flex its substantial financial clout on sustainable issues – following the precedent set by Blackrock’s Larry Fink. But why now? Over the last few years there has been mounting...

  • Happy 25th Birthday, Web: What Would We Do Without You?

    April 30, 2018

    On 30 April, 1993, Young at Heart by the Bluebells was flying high in the charts, Virgin Radio broadcasted for the first time in Britain, and the Queen had just announced that Buckingham Palace would open its doors to the public.  However, it also marked another cultural phenomena that would create the biggest change that we’ve possibly seen in our lifetimes. On this day in 1993, CERN put the World Wide Web software in to...

  • TechMunch: Everything in moderation – finding the balance for the next generation of tech users

    April 18, 2018

    Last week I left my mobile phone at home. I struggled all day, as I impatiently waited for the board at the station to tell me which platform to go to instead of checking in advance on my way into the station; emailed my friend to negotiate where to meet after work; and followed the outline of a tall building in the hope that it was the client office I had never been to before...