Amid macro storm clouds, a silver linings playbook for fintech

Banks and VCs believe inflation and rising interest rates will result in winners as well as losers

​​​​​​The pandemic may not have killed fintech, but inflation still could.

The resulting hike in interest rates—particularly in the US, where the Federal Reserve this week announced a further rise of 75 basis points—has negatively affected equity investments, and particularly tech firms. This year the S&P 500 has fallen by 20% and the Nasdaq by 25%, while shares in recently listed fintechs have dropped by 50%.

Technology intelligence firm CB Insights says fintech businesses raised $20.4

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