Research Reports

Business Blockchain Solutions

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is on a path to disrupt many aspects of business and society that deal with the coordination of information and trust. DLT has the potential to become the new layer for economic value transfer within the modern technology stack (also referred to as the internet of value). It also has, through […]

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 […]

London Emergence As Fintech Ecosystem

In the early days of fintech, much was made of the potential of start-ups to disrupt the retail banking industry winning over customers on the virtue of improved user experience and capitalising on a decline in levels of confidence in banks following the Global Financial Crisis (GFC)1. London proved to be a remarkably fertile ecosystem […]

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 […]