With growing global interest in fintech, and the ongoing evolution of market drivers, technologies and potential use-cases, KPMG has published The Pulse of Fintech on a quarterly basis. In this report they highlight key fintech deals, issues and challenges seen around the world, in addition to key trends and insights from the Fintech sector in the USA, Asia and Europe.
Total global fintech funding was a strong US$8.2 billion in Q3’17, after more than doubling to US$9.3 billion in Q2. Although deal volumes declined, the US$8.2 billion of investment stood well above the $6.3 billion raised in Q3’16. Venture capital (VC) investment in fintech in Q3’17 saw a five quarter high of $3.3 billion, although the total was well shy of the record $7.4 billion raised in Q3’15.
Key questions that are discussed in the Q3'17 edition, which drive investment and investor interest in the fintech market today, include:
- What will the next evolution of the fintech market look like?
- Are Asia-based fintech hubs set to become the base for fintech’s future?
- Is blockchain truly on the cusp of becoming production-capable?
- Will regtech be the focus of the next big investment wave?