Bespoke Fintech Research Support

Supporting fintech firms globally to reinvent themselves and emerge stronger for the times ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital adoption and related trends, compressing timelines for change from several years to a few months. It is near certain that consumer behaviour, as well as social and business interaction, will not be the same in a post-COVID-19 world. Large sections of the global population have been pushed to depend on the online channel significantly– a pattern that is likely to outlast the pandemic itself.

Footfall in brick-and-mortar stores have shifted to online traffic. Consequently, fintechs powering digital commerce have seen and will continue to see a huge spike in payment volumes in certain categories, such as, online groceries and e-commerce, bill payments. This trend will spread to other categories, such as, travel and entertainment, as economies open up. What began as a necessity has become the ‘new normal’.

Secondly, many fintech firms are providing innovative solutions to address the evolving environment; for instance, creation of origination and underwriting platforms to allow lenders to digitally deploy funds to businesses and use of artificial intelligence (AI) to assign risk scores to businesses based on their ability to withstand the pandemic.

Thirdly, the industry will likely see consolidation as valuations become more attractive and firms seek revenue and cost synergies in a capital-constrained environment.

For nearly two decades, Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) has supported diverse stakeholders in the financial technology domain – fintech firms, consultants and fintech-focused PE firms. With a 360-degree view, we are uniquely equipped to enable financial technology companies navigate the turbulence and emerge stronger. We cater to Fortune-500 corporations, mid-sized firms and disruptive startups and provide market and competitive intelligence, benchmarking, GTM strategy, investment & opportunity assessment and several other services.


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