KPMG has announced an exclusive partnership with Matchi.biz, the innovative FinTech matchmaking platform that connects banks and insurance companies with financial services technology start-ups from across the globe.
Through the alliance, KPMG will work with financial services clients in Ireland and abroad and use the Matchi platform to identify quality innovation opportunities and advise clients on how to execute and deploy new solutions in the FinTech marketplace.
Commenting on the announcement, Anna Scally, Head of Technology and FinTech Leader with KPMG in Ireland, said: ‘We are delighted to announce our global partnership with Matchi which will provide real solutions for financial institutions in Ireland and elsewhere on how to source appropriate FinTech innovations.
‘FinTech is a big opportunity for Ireland and has created a new marketplace for innovative financial services products. Matchi is a global leader in identifying ground-breaking FinTech ideas and through this partnership, KPMG will use Matchi’s platform and access to the global market to advise FinTech clients on the best solutions to deliver on their business goals, many of which are in the start-up phase of growth.’
Since its launch in 2013, Matchi has evaluated and brought to its platform innovations from hundreds of FinTech firms, and has supported more than fifty FinTech Financial Institution members looking for FinTech solutions from outside of their organisations.
‘We are delighted to join in this new alliance with KPMG,’ said David Milligan, Matchi CEO. ‘Our members now have access to KPMG’s extensive network of financial services professionals with on-the-ground experience in 155 countries to not only advise them in the FinTech innovation matchmaking process and also in deploying new technologies.’
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About KPMG in Ireland
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.
‘FinTech’ has become a universal description for the application of new technology to financial services, ranging from back office CRM functions to leveraging new mobile technologies, but its meaning is also evolving. The term is now being used to capture a whole range of innovative applications in financial services including mobile banking, crowd funding, digital currencies (for example, Bitcoin), foreign exchange and payments and transactions, as well as providing a general name for start-ups providing technology services to the financial services sector. KPMG has been driving the FinTech agenda in Ireland from the start and has a long track record of working with fast growth companies and ambitious entrepreneurs across both the financial services and technology sectors.
Matchi is a global innovation matchmaking platform that provides leading banks and insurance companies (FinTech Buyers) with access to a curated online showcase of the world’s best, market-ready FinTech and Insurancetech innovations. Buyer Members are able to search, view and connect with Innovator Members to establish collaborative relationships and explore new business opportunities to drive their organisation forward. Matchi analysts send regular recommendations to all Buyer Members showcasing innovations that address key focus areas for each individual client.
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