Tag: Strategy

  • 10 Startups Showcase at UK-Ukraine FinTech Summit

    10 Startups Showcase at UK-Ukraine FinTech Summit

    ​On July 15, 2021 Sigma Software together with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, TheCityUK, and the London Stock Exchange held the first UK-Ukraine Fintech Summit. The main objective was to inform a British audience about the potential of the Ukrainian fintech industry. As well as finding common ground for future partnerships. Government representatives, […]

  • Wealth Management: Why is JP Morgan Acquiring Nutmeg?

    Wealth Management: Why is JP Morgan Acquiring Nutmeg?

    Big news in UK wealth management: JP Morgan is acquiring the digital wealth manager Nutmeg. It seems that the U.S. banking giant has big plans for the UK, as it has been slowly but surely working on a digital bank for a few years already. It is due to launch later this year, and the […]

  • Inflation: Should You Actually Care?

    Inflation: Should You Actually Care?

    As you might expect, the short answer is yes… but there is obviously a longer explanation. You should care about inflation as an individual, and same goes if you are a business. And notably a fintech one. There is a lot that is being said about inflation these days, with a certain degree of truth. […]

  • Having a great fintech idea doesn’t matter…

    Having a great fintech idea doesn’t matter…

    That’s not a click-bait headline. Maybe just a little to get your attention. But it’s true: having a great idea doesn’t matter so much in the business world. Even though, actually, it is a bit more nuanced. Having an idea indeed matters, but much less than its execution. What that really means is that you […]

  • BNPL: Consumer Acceptance and the Opportunities for Banks

    BNPL: Consumer Acceptance and the Opportunities for Banks

    This is a guest post by Jaimini Pattani, Senior Retail Banking Analyst at GlobalData, a data analytics and consulting company headquartered in London. COVID-19 has significantly changed the mindset of consumers in terms of the way they want to manage and spend their money. Low interest savings rates and either a surplus or lack of […]

  • Business Economics: Traditional Banks vs Neobanks

    Business Economics: Traditional Banks vs Neobanks

    Maths do not lie. That’s not a new song by Shakira. Maybe you are not a big fan of numbers, but they tend to be truthful. To a certain extent. If you have done a bit of financial modelling, you know that it all comes down to the assumptions… Nonetheless, crunching the numbers is usually […]

  • Kodak Moment in Financial Services

    Kodak Moment in Financial Services

    Business leaders want to avoid their Kodak moment. That is true for the executive teams of traditional financial institutions. Actually, of any established company. A Kodak moment used to signify “an occasion suitable for memorializing with a photograph“. How cute. And that is how big Kodak was. Now it means missing an industry shift in […]