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< The beta blog | 22 Aug 2016

Wearables: The key to an immersive in store experience?

This blog explores research into the popularity of wearables amongst English consumers, their motivations for using these devices and how retailers can tap into this growing trend to both enhance and also provide an immersive in store experience for high street shoppers.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/insurtech-a-force-for-good

There is no denying InsurTech is gaining momentum. In 2015, investment into insurance technology start-ups grew by 258%, reaching $2.65 billion (CB Insights).

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/collaboration-not-competition-banks-find-new-partners

The mantra of policymakers considering Britain’s troubled banking sector has for years been that competition represents the best hope of a better deal for customers. The emergence of a thriving FinTech sector, however, turns that idea on its head – for many of these

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/a-guide-to-the-essential-eight-emerging-technologies-our-new-global-tech-breakthroughs-report

Emerging technology strategy needs to be a core part of every company’s corporate strategy. C-suites are challenged to sort through the noise to make clear-headed decisions about the most pertinent technologies that will sustain revenue growth and enhance business ope

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/blockchain-the-next-big-bang

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Blockchain: the next 'big bang'

Even if you haven't heard of blockchain, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. The future of Bitcoin as a currency might be uncertain, with questions about safety and security, but that might not be true of the technology that powers it: blockchain

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/now-is-the-time-to-embrace-the-opportunity-how-fintech-is-shaping-financial-services

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Now is the time to embrace the opportunity: how FinTech is shaping financial services

Are innovative and entrepreneurial FinTech start-ups about to steal the financial services sector’s lunch? Established market players are feeling threatened: 83% consider themselves at risk of losing some of their business to standalone FinTech firms.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/accelerating-change-how-the-london-fintech-landscape-is-evolving

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Accelerating change – How the London FinTech landscape is evolving

If you started a conversation about FinTech in 2014 there was probably a 50:50 chance you were talking about innovation in Payments. If you started a conversation about FinTech in 2015, it was anyone’s guess what you were talking about.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/its-not-a-question-of-if-its-a-question-of-how-the-impact-of-fintech-on-insurance

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

It’s not a question of ‘if’, it’s a question of ‘how’: the impact of FinTech on insurance

Insurers must decide how to embrace the opportunities new tech brings as InsurTechs are shaking-up the status quo and encouraging insurers to think in a different way. Find out what FinTech means to financial services globally in our survey.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/banks-confront-the-fintech-challenge

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Banks confront the FinTech challenge

Only 52% of banks believe that FinTech is at the heart of their business strategy – compared to, for example, 84% of fund transfer and payment institutions. To remedy this, banks will need to rethink their relationships with the wider financial services community.

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http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/wealth-management-industry-dangerously-behind-the-curve-in-adoption-of-digital-technology

< The beta blog | 02 Aug 2016

Wealth management industry dangerously behind the curve in adoption of digital technology

Wealth management is one of the least tech-literate sectors of the financial services industry, and is falling well behind other industries, a report published today by PwC finds. ‘Sink or swim: why wealth management can’t afford to miss the digital wave’

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