Author: Suhail

The Impact of AI in UK

The UK was the crucible of the Industrial Revolution and is one of the crucibles of the Intelligence Revolution. It is home to world-beating artificial intelligence (AI) companies and world-class academic centres of AI research. It is well placed to reap great overall economic benefits from the development of AI, but it is not yet […]

Islamic Fintech Startups in UK

The Islamic Finance Industry holds much promise, with assets expected to reach $3.9 trillion by 2023 according to Thomson Reuters, however, Islamic Fintech is at the very beginning of an exciting, transformative journey for the industry, one still dominated by largely domestic and OIC-based financial institutions. A young, digitally native Muslim demographic that is on […]

UK Market-Based Finance

Ultra low rates, new regulations and the need to invest in updating their businesses mean many UK and global banks are struggling to make their cost of capital. This will drive changes to firms’ business models as they look to improve efficiency, resilience and customer experience. Technology is enabling unbundling of activities which historically were […]

The Immersive Economy in UK

Although immersive mass market products such as consumer headsets are perhaps most visible, business-tobusiness applications of immersive are also significant. We asked survey respondents what sectors they operated in. Almost two-thirds also identified other ‘non-creative’ sectors. Training, education, health and tourism are mentioned most often. A small poll of large organisations in Immerse UK’s network […]

Major Players In Fintech Ecosystem

Expansion, disruption and competition are the defining themes of our respondents’ outlook for 2019. The race is most definitely on. “It will be the year when more digital banks and platforms come of age, driving more competition between traditional high street banks and amongst themselves,” said one leading fintech. “Big banks will start stepping up […]

Financial Services Startup Bootcamp

The FinTech sector is not immune to changes in broader market sentiment or geo-politics – and 2016 was a year of unusual volatility. Eurozone anxiety is set to continue with elections in many countries looming large in 2017. In fact, investment in FinTech globally held up remarkably well during 2016. Innovate Finance data suggests there […]

Cryptoassets And Financial Services

Financial services regulation in the UK is broadly carried out by the FCA and the Bank of England (including through the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)). The FCA’s regulation aims to protect consumers from harm, protect and enhance the integrity of the UK’s financial services sector, and promote effective competition in the interest of consumers. The […]