“Variations on the digital challenger bank model championed in Europe are spreading globally with new entrants targeting niche customer pain points. Collectively this year, startups in our market map have raised over $1.7B in venture capital.”
via CB Insights
The appeal of Regtech is that financial institutions can utilize new and disruptive technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data analytics, biometrics, blockchain or chatbots to reduce their overall spending on compliance by unlocking more efficient practices.
FIS and IBM top the 2018 IDC FinTech Rankings Top 100 and Enterprise 25 respectively. Now in its 15th year, the annual IDC FinTech Rankings categorize and evaluate technology providers based on calendar year revenues from financial institutions for hardware, software, and/or services.
With password-based personal identity solutions becoming increasingly impractical, device vendors and mobile network service providers have begun implementing an alternative second factor — using a fingerprint, iris, facial feature or vein pattern to establish an individual’s identity.
Numerous telecom service providers have expanded and tailored their services to offer the world’s poorest populations access to more sophisticated products — such as personal savings and loans. Worldwide a large number of people who remain ‘unbanked’ are without a bank account or credit history.