February 7, 2024
Meta’s first-ever dividend payouts boost metaverse and AI investor sentiment premium
The announcement by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, that it will pay its first-ever dividend dispels investor concerns the metaverse and AI plans would be an abyss for money.  Meta said it would pay investors a dividend of 50 cents a share on 26 March. As cash increased to $65.4 billion at the end of last year from $40.7 billion the year before.  The company also revealed a $50 billion share buyback.  Meta's Read More
December 19, 2023
My 6 predictions for fintech in 2024 premium
We’ve seen some major changes within the fintech space in 2023. As we look ahead to the new year, I believe several key trends will shape the landscape of this thriving industry throughout 2024. Making 2024 a landmark year for the sector. Let’s look at my six predictions for fintech in 2024, as quoted by Financial Mirror, Bitcoin Insider, Tech Channel News, Small Business Connections, and My Startup World, amongst other media. First, the ongoing rise of crypto. Over the Read More
July 3, 2023
Harness the power of social media to generate leads premium
In this Digital Age, social media has become an invaluable tool for businesses to connect with potential clients and expand their reach.  In financial advisory firms, in particular, I believe they can leverage the power of social media platforms to generate leads and nurture client relationships.  Establishing a robust online presence is crucial in today's competitive market. By creating profiles on popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Read More
June 20, 2023
Face-to-face or Zoom meetings? premium
In today’s digital age, virtual meetings through platforms like Zoom have become an integral part of the business world. However, despite tech advancements, I believe that in-person meetings continue to play a crucial role in business.  One of the key advantages of face-to-face meetings is the ability to establish deeper human connections. In-person interactions allow for reading body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice, which helps in better understanding emotions and intentions. This level of non-verbal communication is often lost or diluted Read More
June 20, 2022
Named Most Influential Fintech Leaders 2022 premium
I’m delighted to be named as one of the most influential fintech leaders of 2022 by Insights Success Magazine. As well as an extensive interview with the publication, they’ve also put me on the front cover of their latest edition! A real honour! Check out the interview. I’m particularly pleased to be included in this special edition of the magazine as fintech is something I’m incredibly passionate about. And, of course, in our industry the future is fintech. As I was Read More
September 9, 2021
deVere Acuma named Best Advisory and Fintech company in UAE premium
deVere Acuma has been named Best Financial Advisory Company UAE 2021 and Best Fintech Company UAE 2021 in this year’s prestigious International Business Magazine Awards. What an achievement! According to International Business Magazine: “Our awards are structured to spearhead the corporate players who have been known to showcase their extraordinary power to lead from the front, and honouring those who strive harder for achieving supreme quality-backed services, Read More
June 18, 2020
deVere Group named as Best Independent Fintech Provider 2020 premium
deVere Group has just won two prestigious accolades in the Wealth & Finance Fintech Awards 2020! The awards we won are: Best Independent Fintech Provider 2020 – deVere Group Recognised Leader in Fintech – Dimitris Litsikakis, Global Head of Fintech, deVere Group What an honour! Congratulations to everyone at deVere for the win and, of course, Dimitris, our Global Head of Fintech. Fintech was already fundamentally changing the way we access, manage and utilise Read More
June 18, 2020
deVere launches cutting-edge ID verification app as fintech demand soars premium
deVere is launching a first-of-its-kind onboarding verification app due to skyrocketing demand for fintech solutions. The Ident Me app provides users with a secure verification system – an alternative to conventional customer onboarding – as well as a notary services function, a first within the international financial services and fintech sector. This is an exciting time, a time where we’ve seen the future happen a lot faster than we anticipated, with Read More
April 24, 2020
Fintech revolution brings more disruption to wider banking sector premium
As I was recently quoted as saying, I believe, will that traditional banks will lag even further behind in terms of market share and customer experience due to the current public health situation. The coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the trends that were already influencing business, which include the ever-increasing use of technology in everyday life. Digitalisation and new technologies have driven the changes we’ve seen since the coronavirus pandemic Read More
January 30, 2020
deVere wins Finance Monthly FinTech Award 2020 premium
deVere Group has been named winner in the Finance Monthly FinTech Awards 2020! What an honour! As we are seeing, fintech is profoundly changing the way we access, manage and use money, and the changes are coming quicker than ever before due to improving technologies and growing demand. In regard to these prestigious FinTech Awards, Finance Monthly states: “Our key goal is to reward those firms and advisers who have demonstrated peerless accomplishments within their Read More
July 3, 2019
deVere poll: 55% of us regularly use fintech premium
A global poll recently undertaken by deVere has revealed over half of banking and financial customers across the globe use fintech products and services. 55 per cent of the 883 people surveyed, from the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australasia ‘regularly use financial technology to access and manage their money.’ Even looking back two or three years, that figure would have been substantially lower. The fact that 55 per cent of people polled regularly use Read More
October 10, 2017
The Fintech Revolution: A Positive Force premium
The financial services sector is currently undergoing, in my opinion, possibly the most profound transformation in history, and it will be a positive force. The seismic changes we are currently seeing are so impactful and far-reaching that I believe these contemporary shifts are comparable to other financial sector milestones, such as the Rothschild family establishing their banks in the late 18th century, the deregulation of the sector in the 1980s and the 2007-2008 global Read More

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