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“Christmas now, pay later”

Would you eat a turkey in December and pay for it in the New Year? With the rise of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), this is likely to be the first Christmas paid for by instalments! 2021 has been a phenomenal year for BNPL. It has accelerated into our lives faster than you might have…

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Buy-Now-Pay-Later’s reputation is on the line…and ‘cool’ influencers aren’t the answer

Barclaycard launched a new TV campaign last week which mocks ‘cool’ Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) players like Klarna. Partnering with pop queen Grace Jones, the campaign tagline reads “Why does everything have to be cool these days?” And you probably know exactly what they’re talking about. Klarna has enlisted a slew of celebrities including Snoop Dogg and…

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Five Reasons to Believe in UK fintech

In January, the growth of UK fintech looked unstoppable. 2019 saw huge levels of investment. We were set for another record-breaking year in 2020. That was until Covid-19 threw the world into disarray. So what does Covid-19 mean for UK fintech in the long term? Is it fatal? A bump in the road? Can the…

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UK fintech must continue to build trust to take centre stage

This year will go down in history. After three months of lockdown, the world we re-enter will be very different from the world we left behind. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from the experience. Not just about handwashing, but also about how to handle a crisis. We’re aware (if we didn’t…

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You must understand what’s shaping UK Fintech if you’re going to plan PR effectively

Fintech continues its march forwards. There are lots of great success stories; fuelled by innovation, growth and a very real market need. Just consider the recent Sunday Times’ Tech Track 100 which follows Britain’s fastest-growing, privately owned tech companies. If you look beyond the obvious big hitters – Revolut (1), Checkout.com (55), TransferWise (64) and our…

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Crises change investment habits and create opportunity for Wealthtechs

Last week, we launched a Fintech PR Playbook, looking at the key trends, topics and media that are shaping UK Fintech, to help businesses plan their strategies for the next six months and beyond. We are passionate about the sector – which is showing great promise to bounce out of the pandemic – but we…

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What the BoE interest rate decision means for the future of savings

Today, the Bank of England (BoE) announced its latest decision to hold interest rates at 0.1%. While this move is not a shock, it leaves little hope for the consumers wanting to grow their capital. So what does this decision mean for the future of savings? As it turns out, our newly launched Fintech PR…

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As we start to recover from COVID-19, can banks drive the innovation in digital identity that we so desperately need?

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the adoption of digital financial services. The use of banking apps has rocketed as consumers ditch the traditional bank branch. Consumers have also embraced contactless payments, as COVID-19 throws cash its biggest challenge yet. And, more generally, our changing environment has resulted in more openness to digital services (as…

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7 must-read inclusion articles, for Fintechs and beyond

As we look back on UK national inclusion week and see a terrific recognition of Black History Month, we need to remember that Diversity & Inclusion is something that we need to constantly work on, and constantly improve.  We highlighted in our Fintech PR Playbook that diversity presents both a challenge and opportunity for fintechs…

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Good Money Week: 5 must-read articles that explain the move towards ESG investments

This is an important week. It is Good Money Week – a yearly campaign to raise awareness of sustainable, responsible and ethical finance. In our recent Fintech PR Playbook, we highlighted that the demand for Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) investments has soared. Wealthtechs have an opportunity to give the up-and-coming / DIY investor the means…

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