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KPMG’s New Tech Competition

KPMG is a multinational professional services network. The Ireland branch is starting a new competition that will seek out the best tech innovator in the country. This competition will be accessible to tech entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Ireland that are either tech-enabled, tech-driven, tech-led, or plain technology.  Technology companies that apply must have operated …

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Fintech Funding During the Pandemic

The newest “Pulse of Fintech” report from KPMG Global has calculated the total investment amounts in fintech during 2020 across the globe. Investments through private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and venture capital have come to a $105 billion total across 2,861 deals. This figure is surprisingly lower than last year’s total investments at $168 billion. …

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Super Connect for Good Tech Competition Returns in 2021

Hays, a recruitment firm, will be collaborating with Empact Ventures to facilitate a competition, Super Connect for Good, for technology start-ups and scale-ups. Though Hays and Empact Ventures are the main partners in the creation of the competition, there are many other companies in collaboration with them to make Super Connect for Good possible.  The …

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Donohoe Announces That the Economy Is on Track for Rebound

Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has stated that the country’s economy is in a position for a “strong rebound.” Donohoe made this statement during a webinar hosted by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Not only does he have a positive outlook on the recovery of financial markets in Ireland, but also for …

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Is Ireland the Next Global Fintech Hub?

Ireland is well-positioned both geographically and culturally to become the next big fintech hub that connects the UK, EU, and US. The country has one of the most youthful populations in the entirety of the EU. About one-third of the population is under 25 and those under 34 make up just under half. In addition …

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Will Cash Payments Disappear?

As a result of the pandemic, there has been a significant increase in contactless payments, leading to considerably less cash payments In light of its increased popularity, the UK is set to increase the contactless payment limit to £100. By raising this limit, it is expected that there will be another boost in contactless payment …

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British Fintech Startups Raise Over €2.4 Billion

The British fintech market is perhaps one of the most fascinating hotspots for global fintech over the past few years, but especially since the pandemic hit. Once Brexit went into effect on January 31, 2020, the UK has been fighting to retain its powerful position in the European fintech market in perhaps unconventional ways. Earlier …

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