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/retail

Half of young Brits left frustrated after finding local branch has closed

Half of young Brits have been left frustrated after finding their local branch closed when they needed it, according to research from Nationwide.

/startups

European fintechs expect to grow business in next year

Optimism is returning to Europe's fintech sector, suggests new research from MHP Group which shows that more than three quarters of firms expect their business to grow in the next 12 months.

/retail

HSBC adds savings tool to mobile app

HSBC has added a feature to its mobile app in the UK to help customers identify, plan and manage their saving goals.

/sustainable

US banks to struggle with climate risk data – Federal Reserve

According to a climate scenario analysis by the Federal Reserve, American banks are set to experience challenges in predicting the impact of climate change on their loan books due data and modelling difficulties.

/security

Global mobile banking malware surges 32%

Global mobile banking trojan attacks on Android users grew by a third in 2023, while cryptocurrency-related phishing also saw a sharp increase, according to a Kaspersky report.

/crypto

Blockchain researchers use AI to spot Bitcoin money laundering

Researchers from Elliptic, IBM Watson and MIT have used AI to detect money laundering on the Bitcoin blockchain.

/security

HSBC and PayPal tackle quantum-safe cryptography in payments

HSBC and PayPal are among the founding member of a new working group investigating the adoption of quantum-safe cryptography in the payments industry.

/inclusion

Economic conditions, energy, cost of living rank highly in ethical risk factors for UK businesses

What is ethical risk? Ethical risk consists of the risks that could impede an organisation’s ability to live up to its ethical values and standards which impact consumer trust, reputation, and financial performance.

/crypto

Visa develops dashboard to make sense of stablecoin activity

Visa has teamed up with blockchain data provider Allium Labs to build a dashboard that helps people make sense of stablecoin activity.

/markets

NextGen Nordics 2024: NPC promoting innovation and harmonisation in the Nordics

NextGen Nordics, Finextra’s annual payments event, kicked off on April 23 2024 in Stockholm, Sweden, bringing together an array of experts and leaders in the Nordics payments industry.

/retail

Fintech leads the way for UK technology investment

Fintech is back on top as the UK’s most-funded startup sector according to new analysis from HSBC Innovation Banking and Dealroom.

/markets

BoE forecasting held back by out-of-date tech - Bernanke

The Bank of England has been heavily criticised by a former chairman of the US Federal Reserve for relying on outdated technology for its economic forecasts.

/startups

Report calls for more support for female founded fintechs

UK startups outside of London should have more than one founder, ensure gender diversity and join an accelerator, according to the findings of a recently published report.

/retail

Innovate Finance sets out Open Finance roadmap

Building on open banking to enable wider data sharing across financial services products including savings, mortgages and insurance, could unlock an extra £30.5 billion GDP a year for the UK, says a paper from Innovate Finance and KPMG.

/security

Cyber attacks cost financial firms $12bn says IMF

Financial services firms have been hit with $12bn in losses over the last two decades as a result of cyber attacks, according to a recently published report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

/startups

Fintech funding slides to 7-year low

Global funding in the fintech sector has fallen to its lowest level since 2017, according to newly published research.

/payments

EU banks worried about 'unrealistic' instant payment deadlines

A third of EU banks do not currently offer an instant payments service and the majority have been discouraged by the January 2025 deadline, according to recently published research.

/wealth

Asset managers embracing AI but need to go further - survey

While almost all asset managers are already using artificial intelligence (AI) in their investment process, only a handful are using the tech for more advanced tasks, according to a recently published study.

/predictions

Ireland’s fintech funding slumps

2023 saw a 94% decline in funding for Irish fintechs, according to recently published research.

/inclusion

Fintechs should target women customers in emerging markets - report

Fintech firms could do more to intentionally target women customers in emerging markets, boosting both their own prospects and financial inclusion, says a report from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC).