Paving the way for high-growth tech firms to list in Singapore

By Eunice Lim, SEC Newgate Singapore If there is something in common between gaming hardware maker Razer and consumer internet giant SEA, it is that they have both opted to list offshore, although they were founded in Singapore and maintain strong links to our city-state.  The Singapore Exchange or SGX has seen a spate of…

What is European tech anyway?

By Ian Silvera As it matures, the idea of a pan-European block of technology companies and a subsequent support system is eroding. There are still some issues which distinguish the Continent and its fledgling businesses, namely privacy and a focus on profit over revenues amongst financiers, from their North American counterparts. But European countries are…

Review puts fintech at the heart of government’s post-Brexit vision

By Fraser Raleigh The conclusion of the long-awaited strategic review of UK fintech, led by the former Chief Executive of Worldpay, Ron Kalifa, has provided the government with an important opportunity to set out the vision it wants to project of the UK following both COVID-19 and Brexit.  The report comes out at a time…

Can tech stock valuations keep going up?

By Adam Lloyd The spectacular rise of FAAMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google) along with mega bulls like Tesla continues to force stock market professionals to re-assess the way they value certain companies and tech stocks in particular. In a recent blog by my colleague, Bob Huxford – How might technology stocks perform in…

Will fintech bounce back?

By Simon Gentry, Managing Partner Sync. is a multicurrency bank account aggregation and personal financial management service that has just closed a £5.5 million seed funding round.  The service allows customers to set up an account and link all their existing bank accounts and payment cards in minutes.  They are also able to exchange currencies…

Banking of the future: up to the challenge?

Ollie Middleton looks at how the rise of challenger banks is accelerating the digitalisation of banking. Even ten years ago, the idea of smartphone-only banks would have seemed revolutionary. For many people, however – particularly the under 40s – this is now very much the new normal, with regular trips to cash points and local bank branches increasingly few and far between.   While traditional banks now offer customers the option…

Final thoughts from Sibos

By Jose Mendez As Sibos draws to its conclusion, here are some final takeaways on an interesting year which saw fintech and technology make a star turn: Many consider the rise of fintech to be a reaction of the 2008 global economic crisis. This set the stage for fintech providers to come into the market…

5-A-Day at Sibos – What We’ve Learned So Far

It’s a transformative moment for the global banking and payments industries – and nowhere is this currently more hotly debated and discussed than at Sibos. Held this year at the ExCel in London, it is one of the world’s premier financial services conferences. Newgate’s very own Jose Mendez has been at the conference. Here are…