Brexit

Brexit: What it means for Fintech in Ireland and the UK

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Fintech Brexit

Financier Worldwide recently interviewed me about the potential effects Brexit will have on the UK’s fintech industry. You can read all of Richard Summerfield’s great article here. This story made me think. What about the effect Brexit will have on fintech the UK’s closest neighbour, the Republic of Ireland? With the two countries having so […]

Government & Politics

Net Neutrality Repeal: the end of an open and free internet?

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Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is all over the news. Those who follow my social media posts will understand that I believe net neutrality is one of the most important challenges facing the technology community since the invention of the internet. There are arguments on both sides. Proponents of net neutrality argue that the concept facilitates a free […]

Fintech

Fintech Disruption: banking, mobile payments and regulation

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Fintech law disruption

Fintech is shorthand for ‘technology in financial services’. The technology of Fintech makes financial services easier and more efficient. Disruption is a trend that describes how rapid change and innovation in a market eventually displaces the incumbent. For example, think of how outsiders Amazon disrupted traditional bricks and mortar book shops, or how Uber has revolutionised how we order and […]

Fintech

Fintech in Ireland: Investment and Innovation

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FinTech in Ireland

The text of this Fintech in Ireland article originally appeared in the January 2016 edition of PaymentCompliance magazine and is reproduced here with permission. You can subscribe to PaymentCompliance here Introduction Since the 1980s Ireland has transformed itself into a global hub for technology and international financial services (IFS). In 2015 the Irish government published “A Strategy […]