Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 229

Sarah Mason

26 February 2021

Issue 229 of the Metia Fintech Analyst Report newsletter looks at the importance of technology in fighting fraud across all areas of financial services, from lending to payments and enterprise fraud. We also look at the rise of an instant payment app in Brazil and the potential for voice-activated trading. Lastly, we examine the importance of client segmentation in asset management and the uptake of cloud for corporate banks in India.

Aite: Combatting fraud in lending

With fraud attacks becoming highly industrialised, digital identity and machine learning are essential tools if lenders are to avoid making wrong decisions and sending money to a fraudster.

Celent: Anti-fraud spending predicted to soar in 2021

As a result of innovation in digital delivery, fraud rates are spiking. This report analyses the projected spend on fraud technology used by banks and insurers, expecting it to rise to US$6.6 billion globally.

Chartis: Enterprise Fraud – a market update 2021

This report talks about the shift to specificity in fraud solutions, and how financial institutions and vendors can adapt to the post-COVID-19 'new normal'.

Mercator: Why Brazil’s Pix is a revolution of CX

Instant payment system, Pix, which enables money to be transferred between people and companies in up to 10 seconds, 24/7, has taken Brazil by storm. This blog reveals how.

Celent: Is voice-activated trading next?

As voice-activated devices become the norm in our personal and professional lives, Celent asks whether we’ll see it taken up by front-office traders, and reports on key trends and technologies.

Greenwich Associates: Client segmentation to improve profitability

Client segmentation is underutilised by asset managers. This report looks at the fundamentals of persona segmentation and gives advice on where to begin.

IDC: PaaS and SaaS uptake in India

Cloud technology will be a key focus for corporate banks in India in 2021, with 80% of trade finance and treasury workloads predicted to be running as SaaS or on PaaS architectures by 2024.

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