How to manage risks and be innovative—at the same time

Meital Raviv, Director and Head of Fintech and Innovation at KPMG Israel, has written the following article about how to recognize and minimize risks while—as businesses today must do—flying forward with innovation. The insurance industry is in the midst of unprecedented change. Changing customer dynamics, rapidly evolving technologies, and the growing ab […]

Fintech continues its rise in Europe and worldwide

The quality, and perhaps the maturity, of the fintechs competing in the Fintech Awards Luxembourg 2018 has us convinced: these companies are slowly, but deeply, recoding the norms of the financial sector. And the new Pulse of Fintech, a biannual report highlighting activities and trends in fintech, supports this conclusion with numbers. 2018 at a glance Accord […]

Meet the warriors of fintech

The third annual Fintech Awards Luxembourg (powered by the LHoFT and KPMG) take place tomorrow! Thirteen molten hot companies will pitch in front of a panel of experts and hope to win one of the top prizes, which include €50k in startup money, membership in accelerator hubs, and advertising campaigns. But what do this year’s contestants say about the matu […]

Customer experience in insurance: it’s about people, people

Seven or eight years ago, transparency was largely a byproduct of burdensome new regulations. By now, however, it has become a feature demanded by consumers, with every company competing to be more transparent than the next. How did that happen? In one sense, it’s the natural result of regulations maturing and of companies finding their footing in response to […]

The signs that fintech has reached adulthood in 2018

The newness of digital-age fintech seems to have worn off. There is less surprise at the concept of online-only banks, less indignation at robots giving investment advice, less confusion and scepticism over digital ledgers and cryptocurrencies. It’s like we all jumped into a chilly pool, went through a period of shock, and have now gotten used to the temperatu […]