It’s a great time to work in Fintech
“Fintech is in the midst of a golden age of investment and innovation”
According to KPMG and CB Insights investments in fintech startups doubled between 2014 and 2015, to $14 billion.” * This has obviously caused a dramatic increase in competition for business as well as opportunity for jobs.
We’ve noticed a surge in demand for specialist marketing talent in Fintech, particularly in the areas of PR and Market Research & Insight. Candidates with experience working in Fintech are highly sought after, opportunities are extremely diverse and it’s definitely a great time to start looking for new roles in this area.
The demand for skills in Fintech far outweigh supply, and in the first quarter of 2016 many of our clients became more flexible about who they shortlisted for the roles they had, as the effect of not filling the roles was starting to have a detrimental impact on their business.
Senior roles in PR & Market Research opportunities, will always ask for specialist Fintech experience.
On the more junior side, clients have become much more flexible. Our PR team, for example, welcome cvs from candidates with a background in general B2B PR who are interested in working in this sector. Manuela Vazquez on the market research desk says that they are also open to candidates who have market research skills and experience and are interested in joining this sector at much more junior levels.
When we asked our clients why they work in this sector and what the attractions were, we were overwhelmed by the general responses we received.
The banking industry is in much need of digitization. Fintech offers the opportunity to be part of an evolving industry that is in the process of modernisation. Fintech is rapidly growing and full of new and some very exciting developments. Competition is fierce and companies are really motivated to raise their game in this sector in order to attract and retain customers. Banks have been behind in digitization for many years, they are now very much on the bandwagon to changing. Salaries are competitive too and job openings have no signs of slowing down.
If you are currently working in PR/ Comms or Market Research & Insight and you would like to find out more about the opportunities on offer contact Manuela Vazquez for details.