The companies using technology to the best of advantage and driving disruption within the financial services industry.
The 2016 Fintech 100 Leading Global Fintech Innovators report — a collaboration between KPMG Fintech and Fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures, includes the leading 50 ‘Established’ Fintech companies across the globe, as well as the most intriguing 50 ‘Emerging Stars’ — exciting new Fintechs with bold, disruptive and potentially game-changing ideas.
The 2016 Fintech 100 demonstrates the acceleration of the disruption taking place in the global financial services industry, with more capital than ever being invested around the world in start-ups and established ventures that are creating new financial products and solutions.
While China Fintech continues to dominate with four of the top five companies on the list, the report highlights a growing and increasingly diverse Fintech sector, with the creation of value in new sub-sectors such as Regtech and data analytics, and the continued growth in Insurtech and Blockchain.
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KPMG in Ireland employs 2,200 people across its audit, tax and advisory services from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. Anna Scally leads KPMG Ireland’s FinTech practice.
H2 Ventures is one of the emerging thought leaders in FinTech venture capital investment around the world. Founded by brothers Ben and Toby Heap, and based in Sydney, Australia, it invests alongside entrepreneurs and other investors in early stage FinTech ventures. H2 Ventures is the manager of the H2 Accelerator - Australia's only dedicated FinTech accelerator - and operates out of Sydney's dynamic new FinTech hub, Stone & Chalk.
KPMG’s Financial Services practice has launched the global FinTech practice in order to leverage international investment activity and capability development in FinTech across KPMG member firms. Warren Mead and Ian Pollari, partners with KPMG in the UK and KPMG in Australia respectively, have been appointed as global co-leads of the practice, along with a leadership team including partners from countries including the U.S., U.K., Israel, Ireland, China & Hong Kong, India and Australia.
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