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UK fintech investment takes a dive

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The UK is not alone in seeing a slowdown in fintech investment, with the Americas and Emea regions both seeing total investment and deal volume slide.

Total global fintech funding across M&A, PE and VC reached $107.8 billion across 2980 deals in H1 2022. Payments continued to attract the most funding among fintech subsectors, accounting for $43.6 billion in investment compared to the $60.3 billion seen during all of 2021.Crypto-focused companies attracted $14.2 billion during H1, including a $1.1 billion raise by Germany-based Trade Republic in June.

Investment in the insurtech sector dropped considerably, with $3.8 billion of investment globally — well off pace to match the $14.8 billion in investment seen during 2021.Compared to a number of other areas, global investment in regtech showed strong resilience in the first half, attracting $5.6 billion in investment across 157 deals.Anton Ruddenklau, global fintech leader, KPMG International, says: “The fintech market experienced a massive year globally in 2021, which makes it look like investment has somewhat fallen off a cliff so far in 2022.

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