Fintechs face reckoning as easy money dries up

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Fintechs face reckoning as easy money dries up

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Funding peaked in the second quarter of 2021 as investors such as Accel, Sequoia Capital, SoftBank and Berkshire Hathaway backed groups including Brazilian digital lender Nubank, German broker Trade Republic and Amsterdam-based payments company Mollie.

Venture capital firms more than doubled their investments in the sector last year to $134bn, helping fintech valuations outperform any other tech subsector, according to Crunchbase data.

Deals so far this year include UBS’s acquisition of Wealthfront and Fiserv’s purchase of Finxact.“What consumers want is the best of what the neobanks have to offer in terms of experience and an ability to get products quickly, but at the same time what they’re going to need in a rising rate environment is the balance sheet of a bank,” said Abbott.

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Author / Journalist: Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan

Category: MarketsFinanceInvesting

Topics: Fintechs Funding Valuations Capital Year Valuation Companies Financial Fintech

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Published On: 2022-06-24, 04:00:15

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Reading Time: 8 minutes read

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