Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 200

Sarah Mason

24 April 2020

Issue #200 of the Fintech Analyst Report looks at how the pandemic has begun to hit home and be measured. From payments and securities, new tech strategies to neobank struggles - the longer-term ramifications will see significant pivots.

GlobalData: COVID-19 impact on UK payments

The impact of the pandemic is beginning to be measured in the UK payments space. What are the revised forecasts of total payment card, debit card, and credit and charge card transactions?

Gartner: COVID-19 playbook for bank technology service providers

COVID-19’s economic disruptions mean providers must plan and execute near- and long-term actions to operate through the pandemic and build a foundation for a new normal.

Chartis: Tech impacts of COVID-19

FIs ability to cope will depend on a strong technology infrastructure and good systems maintenance to manage risk exposure. The crisis response must be driven by good governance and industry standards.

Aite Group: Investor communications during a pandemic

Global investors are seeing retirement savings plummet as tens of millions face unemployment. How should the retirement industry support customers? Deeply personalised communications is the key.

Kapronasia: The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s neobanks

Despite starting 2020 well, Australia’s neobanks face a tough uphill struggle, owing to grim economic conditions and funding bottlenecks.

Forrester: Open banking in Australia

The Australian government has mandated that the Big Four banks comply with open banking by July 2020. But what does open banking in Australia entail and how are financial services firms responding?

Celent: 5G is almost here: Wealth managers be prepared

The power of 5G will offer forward-thinking wealth managers an opportunity to enrich their client experience, develop new revenue opportunities, and reduce operating costs.

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