The Booming Women-Focused Fintech Ecosystem in Europe

Despite common perception, financial services are often designed with wealthier white men in mind, making them therefore not always appropriate to a woman’s needs and preferences. In this context, a new niche of women-focused fintech products has emerged to serve this demographic with innovative products and services especially designed with their requirements and goals in mind. In a new report produced in partnership with Keen Innovation, the European Women Payments Network (EWPN) gives an overview of the ecosystem of fintech for women, outlining why women need their own financial services.

July 26, 2020  / 

New e-Seminar announced – Fintech Centres of Ireland, the Critical Role of Ireland’s Fintech Centres in the Irish Funds Industry

The all-Ireland e-Seminar and in the White Paper delivered in May* underlined FinTech’s critical importance to the continued success of the Irish funds industry. In order to build on the interest generated by the e-Seminar and White Paper (in an all-Ireland future for the fund industry) IFI Global and Catalina Consulting are planning to host a further e-Event on the role of FinTech in the Irish fund industry and in the island’s future economic growth. Please join us in January 2021, details to follow.

July 10, 2020  / 

Family Offices and HNWIs, the Fastest Growing Segment of Wealth Management

We were delighted to see an excellent thought leadership article by the CEO of our client 1fs:Wealth, Bobby Console-Verma featured in the most recent edition of the Global Family Office Community Journal.   1fs:Wealth is a UK Wealthtech that provides a ground-breaking digital Family Office and Wealth Management platform that integrates and improves the accuracy and risk assessment of complex portfolios in new ways. The company engaged Catalina Consulting to deliver its initial fundraise and to develop its sales and marketing strategy. 

June 19, 2020  / 

New Lawtech Sandbox announced for the UK

Lawtech Boost—The U.K. Announces R&D Initiative To Accelerate Legal Services Technology Development. This week, Britain’s Ministry of Justice, the LawTech Delivery Panel and Tech Nation - a government-sponsored body created to support the digital economy - have jointly announced plans for the creation of an R&D sandbox. A place where new concepts can be tested in a regulatory compliant environment. The inspiration for the sandbox came in part from a similar exercise carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2015 to allow financial technology companies to test ideas. It’s an initiative that has played a role in driving the success of Britain’s fintech sector.

May 24, 2020  / 

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