Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 268

Sarah Mason

31 August 2022

In this week’s newsletter, we learn why the adoption of entity resolution technology has grown since sanctions were imposed on Russia, how synthetic data is helping wealth managers, and discover the importance of technology-driven solutions to address ESG data gaps in capital markets. The acceleration of virtual card acceptance and the benefits of a multi-acquirer model for merchants are also explored. Lastly, we look at how banks and financial institutions can improve customer experience through digital channels and financial planning tools.

Chartis: Financial services benefit from entity resolution technology  
Following sanctions imposed on Russia, financial firms are increasingly looking to entity resolution technology to reassess their relationships with the country, as well as related individuals and entities.

Cutter Associates: Synthetic data use increasing with wealth managers
Synthetic data uses have been rising in the wealth and asset management industries. Cutter Associates’ latest whitepaper examines the pros and cons of the trend.

Aite-Novarica: Merchants seek to optimise payment acceptance solutions
Merchants always seek to advance their payment acceptance solutions. This report assesses the benefits and risks for merchants that choose to use a multi-acquirer model to better manage their payment requirements.

Mercator: The value of virtual cards
With the pandemic increasing supplier acceptance of virtual cards, this report assesses the fundamental steps for accelerating their adoption and reveals why virtual cards are often a better choice than other payment types.

Celent: Addressing ESG ‘data gaps’ in capital markets
While ESG regulation is still developing and data standards are yet to mature, technology will be key to addressing ‘data gaps’ in the capital markets ecosystem. Both structured and unstructured data sources will need to be managed and integrated across organisations.

IDC: What customers want from a digital banking experience
Digital experiences are now a determining factor for customers when choosing, and deciding to remain with, a bank. Despite progress being made in this area over the last few years, there is still work for banks to do.

Javelin: Helping customers improve their financial planning goals 
Financial institutions need to fully understand their customers’ needs and personalise their digital experiences in order to improve their financial planning journeys.

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