10 Key Points from the KPMG Fintech Q4 2016 Report

The KPMG Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016 – Global analysis of investment in Fintech – is a must read report. The report neatly reveals global and regional fintech trends, highlights Fintech investment over the last 7 years, and based on their analysis forecasts the likely trends for 2017. In this post, i indicate the 10 key ...

12 Fintech Influencers I Follow (And You Should, Too!)

Over the last year or so i have come across various lists highlighting the Top 100 Fintech Influencers and Fintech Powerlists – they’re all good! But for me, i get lost in the sheer number of people on those lists and of course not all of the fintech influencers have an interest in payments (which ...

Digital Forensics EXPLAINED In a Kick-Ass Infographic

In the post How YOU Can Be Hacked in 7 Cybersecurity Infographics the infographics nicely capture cyber threats that are clear and present dangers. Following on from that the team at Maryville University have put together an informative infographic all about digital forensics. The infographic explains digital forensics, the role digital forensic investigators play in resolving ...

The 7 Most Popular Mobile Payment Apps in the World 2

Everyday we hear about new mobile payment apps, and about how one mobile payment app is attracting millions of new users. In this post, i thought i would highlight some of the most popular mobile payment apps (in no particular order) in the world. As i find new interesting information, i will add/update this post. ...

Indiana Blockchain, the IoT and the Temple of IBM

Right now, I am immersing myself in all things blockchain. From “what is blockchain“, through to Ethereum and Bitcoin - I’m reading it all! IBM are at the forefront of this technology whirlwind – while i was at the IBM website i started jumping around and found this interesting blockchain/IoT infographic (see below). Gartner, McKinsey all the big consultancies ...

The Best Ethereum Explanation for Newbies (Infographic) 1

I feel like I’m finally getting my head around this blockchain malarky! But now there are so many blockchain platforms that it is difficult to know one from another. One of the popular and frequently talked about blockchain platforms is Ethereum. In my quest to find out more about Ethereum i went on the lookout ...

FinTech Disruptors – Dinube Digital Instant Payments

In the post Calling All Fintech Companies and Fintech Startups, i invite fintech companies and fintech startups to complete a short questionnaire about themselves, and in return i will submit their responses in a post. The intention here is to shine a spotlight on fintech companies, give them a bit of exposure and in turn give ...

The Best Payments News Stories in January, 2017

Okay, this is a bumper edition of the best payments news stories in January, 2017. There has been plenty happening at the start of 2017; AliPay or Ant Financial is freely expressing its global ambitions, India is going digital with blockchain and digital payments initiatives, banks are embracing various technologies while at the same time ...

A Quick Guide to Online Payments Systems

I was recently reading up on the Newcastle University report (Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud?) about how easy it is for fraudsters to hack credit and debit cards. The report is pretty revealing and well worth a read – but it also gets in the details of online payments systems. In this ...

Calling All Fintech Companies and Fintech Startups… 1

Since the start of this year, i have unexpectedly had quite a few fintech companies contact me and ask if I could write a blog-post about them. It got me thinking, there must be other Fintech companies and Fintech startups that may be interested in getting their details out there. So, i have created a ...