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Finextra: CCAF, World Bank, World Economic Forum launch second Covid-19 fintech impact study

The survey is aiming to collect information and from firms globally to gain insights into fintech performance during coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains: “Our previous Rapid Assessment Study provided a…

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New study aims to assess global fintech industry’s resiliency to COVID-19

Joint study between Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and the World Bank Group to provide essential data to assess the medium-to-longer term impact of the global pandemic on fintech firms worldwide.…

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FinExtra: Covid-19 caused uneven growth across fintech

A global study looking at fintech growth during Covid-19 co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Cambridge Judge Business School, featured in FinExtra. The study found that “while 12 out of 13 fintech sectors reported year-on-year growth during…

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Fintech growth during COVID-19

A global study jointly authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, The World Bank and The World Economic Forum reveals 12 out of 13 fintech sectors have grown during the first half of 2020 compared to the same period…

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Financial Times: Regulators speed up fintech plans as Covid spreads

A research on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on financial regulators co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance featured in the Financial Times. The research “looked at 118 authorities in 114 different jurisdictions. Almost three-quarters of them said they…

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World Economic Forum: COVID-19 spurred a rise in FinTech. Now regulators are catching up.

A study co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge reveals impact of Covid-19 on financial regulators. The study jointly conducted with the World Bank “demonstrates that Covid-19 has moved fintech up the regulatory agenda, with financial…

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Crowdfund Insider: New global research initiative targets the impact of COVID-19 on global fintech markets

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School partnered with the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum to launch the Global Covid-19 Fintech Market Rapid Assessment Survey. “Global challenges require global solutions, this survey…

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New report sheds light on financing for off-grid solar

The World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, have published a joint report that examines a wide range of financing solutions for delivering Off Grid Solar (OGS) electricity…

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AI in finance

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shift from cost reduction to revenue generation in the Financial Services industry, according to a new global study entitled Transforming Paradigms. According to a newly released global AI in financial services survey by the Cambridge Centre…

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Regulatory momentum

Global regulation of online alternative finance will increase over the next two years, says fintech research by the World Bank and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. A regulatory and legislative boom is underway in the online alternative finance space,…

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