Regulating Cryptocurrency in the UK

Jo Goodson

For years, finance has been regulated to help investors and members of the public decide which banks and financial products are safe places to put their money. Regulation also helps add legitimacy to financial institutions and products and gives investors recourse in the case of fraud. However in the UK, cryptocurrency, which is rapidly growing in popularity, is not heavily …

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Does insurtech threaten the established insurance industry?

Miro Parizek

Technology has been disrupting the financial and insurance industry since the Big Bang in 1986, when automation and electronic trading revolutionised the London Stock Exchange. Now it’s the turn of the insurance sector to face fundamental change as new companies, offering new ways of doing business, take on established incumbents. Whether it’s price comparison sites giving customers quick and affordable …

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How Insurtech Startups are Empowering Consumers

Jonathan Simnett

Do you remember how insurance used to work in the 20th century? Customers would pick an insurance company when they bought a house or car and stay with them for years, whether they were happy with the service they received or not. Price rises, laborious claims systems, poor customer service, it didn’t matter. Finding information about other insurance companies was …

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How will Self Driving Cars Disrupt the Insurance Industry?

Jonathan Simnett

Self-driving cars are here. What used to be the preserve of science-fiction is now becoming reality and it has the potential to change everything we have become used to in life. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we travel, socialise and trade. And whilst it is obvious that the existing automotive giants, under threat from new entrants, will need to …

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Is the World Ready for AI Financial Advisors?

Jonathan Simnett

Machines are faster than humans at making calculations. They can be more perceptive. They’re certainly more reliable. The phenomenon of machine learning means that their performance will only improve. We let machines tell us what to watch and what to buy. We have been letting them operate trains for some time now and we appear even about to let them …

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Big Data In Finance

The Rise of Big Data In Finance

Mike Woods

Rise of big data in finance is impacting everything from customer acquisition, cybersecurity, marketing and productivity. Banks and financial institutions have always known a great deal about their customers. Previously, these reams of information sat in big files, or on spreadsheets and databases. It was used to assess customers’ worthiness for mortgages and loans, but not much else. Today, banks …

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The Rise of the Cashless Society

Mike Woods

It’s said the first person to use the phrase ‘cash is king’ was ex-Volvo CEO Pehr Gyllenhammar in 1988, after the 1987 stock market crash. He may have been right, and of course, he was talking about cash flow rather than actual cash. Now, however, cash is no longer king. Cash has been overthrown by the ability of more people to …

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Hampleton Partners Fintech M&A Opportunity

The Future of Money – Making Sense of the Fintech M&A Opportunity (webinar)

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11 May 2018 – With payments firm iZettle announcing an initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ Stockholm to raise an expected £170m, and the owner of the Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, CYBG, making a takeover approach for Virgin Money, to create the largest ‘challenger bank’ to the UK’s biggest lenders, you’d be right in thinking that the world of …

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How Mega Deals are Driving Record Values in the Thriving Fintech Sector

Jonathan Simnett

Hampleton Partners’ Latest Report Shows Crypto, Blockchain, AI and Regtech are driving the future of Fintech M&A It feels like there’s never been a time, not even during the City of London’s  legendary Big Bang in 1983, when open-outcry was replaced mostly with electronic screen trading, when technology has impacted so profoundly on the worlds of banking and finance.  How big …

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How the Connected Car Revolution is Transforming Driver Experience – In the Showroom and on the Road

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Hampleton Partners’ client Bright Box brings its connected car platform Remoto to the mass market in sale to Zurich Insurance Group With so much recent focus on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) initiatives from companies like Apple, Google, Uber and Didi Chuxing, it’s easy to forget about the millions of drivers who are looking to get the most out of their car …

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