Challenges in banking the unbanked

Potential social and economic benefits of financial inclusion in developing countries are huge, yet many obstacles remain on the path to a fully banked world

Lending revolution: fintechs vs banks

Are emerging fintechs levelling the playing field with high street banks in the SME lending market?

Brexit’s impact on alternative investment funds

With the UK’s exit from the European Union still unsettled, the impact on alternative investment funds is uncertain, amid the continuing rise of Luxembourg and Dublin

AIFMD: how the Channel Islands lost EU lifeline

Hopes that the Channel Islands could gain access to the European Union alternative funds investment market seemed to have faded

Cryptocurrency: a force for good?

Although cryptocurrencies may be viewed by some as primarily a speculative investment opportunity, they have a possibly greater, social value

Seven fintech platforms fuelling small business growth

Technology is helping to unlock money, particularly for smaller businesses that might otherwise struggle to find finance

Where the smart money went in 2016

Gold wine and bitcon smart money investments

They may be surprise winners, but there are always hidden gems to be found in world markets. Here are five…

Small fish swimming in the big fintech pond

Tech innovators are democratising the financial services sector by opening up banking and investment opportunities to ordinary people