Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 278

Sarah Mason

30 November 2022

This week we start with a look at the practices banks are deploying to accelerate their shift to net-zero. We also take the temperature of the BNPL market, asking whether greater protections are needed for consumers, as well as the state of embedded finance in Asia, the growth in surveillance spending and the key take-aways from this years Sibos. 

McKinsey & Company: How banks can power the net-zero transition 
With many banks committing to reducing ‘financed emissions’ in recent years, this article explores the best practices that are emerging and reveals how financial institutions can accelerate the move to net-zero. 

GlobalData: Buy Now Pay Later market trends 
With the Buy-Now-Pay-Later market expected to grow significantly over the next four years, there is much to be gained from investing in this credit option. Gen-Z and millennials are driving the growth, but there is increasing need for regulations that safeguard consumers from debt.  

Kapronasia: The future of embedded finance in Asia  
With a focus on the unique drivers of embedded finance in Asia, this report examines the solutions that financial and non-financial services firms can deploy.  

Coalition Greenwich: Growth in surveillance spending  
RegTech spending is on the rise among financial institutions as stricter regulatory guidelines encourage compliance professionals to enhance their systems – with surveillance spending expected to reach more than USD 1.8 billion by the end of 2022.   

Aite-Novarica: A country analysis of banked consumer behaviour  
Financial behaviour can change drastically from country to country depending on the consumer’s culture, social status, personal situation, psychological makeup, and existing economic situation. This report explores the similarities and differences between U.S., Canadian and UK banked consumers.  

IDC: Sibos 2022 overview 
In this summary of Sibos 2022, IDC summarises the major trends discussed at the biggest calendar event for the banking industry – from customer onboarding to cross-border payments clearing and settlement.  

Mercator: Innovation aids in cross-border payments growth 
Cross-border payments have attracted much attention over recent years, with innovation continuing to improve the B2B cross-border payments experience. 

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