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COVID-19 impact on Banking & Payments

The COVID-19 outbreak has now spread around the world, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The pandemic has already changed how we work and how we live our lives. Many of these changes will have long-term implications. Companies in every sector, including Banking & Payments, will need to adopt new technologies and new ways of working as they adapt to these new realities.

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Deal trends in the Banking & Payments sector during COVID-19

Retail Banker International’s COVID-19 deal tracker monitors deals that took place across the Banking & Payments sector during the pandemic.

Deal trends in the Banking & Payments Sector: Q1 2020 – Q3 2021

6,689 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 2,481,925.2
YOY Change: -31.7%

3,509 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 587,385.5
YOY Change: 29.9%

3,337 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 110,187.3
YOY Change: 253.5%

2,658 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 547,930.5
YOY Change: -11.7%

758 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 153,289.5
YOY Change: -27.8%

585 Merger

Total Value US$m: 180,472
YOY Change: 121.7%

552 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 76,296
YOY Change: -6.8%

275 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 4,170
YOY Change: -

Innovation in the Banking & Payments sector during COVID-19

To best track innovation in response to COVID-19’s impact on the Banking & Payments sector, Retail Banker International tracks the patent applications, as well as the patent applicants throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Number of patents in the Banking & Payments sector: 2018 – 2021

The COVID-19 patents tracker in the Banking & Payments sector monitors the patent applications pre- and post-outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Banking & Payments sector: Pre-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2018 – 2019)

Retail Banker International patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Top Patent Applicants in the Banking & Payments sector: Post-COVID-19 (Filing Year 2020 – H1 2021)

Retail Banker International patent ownership data monitors the patent applicants in the sector after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: Application counts are based on publications. Patent applications which are not published yet are not considered for analysis. Publication may take up to 18 months from the application of patents.

Number of COVID-19 mentions in filings in the Banking & Payments sector: Q1 2020 – Q2 2021

Retail Banker International tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis monitors the mentions of COVID-19 in those filings during the pandemic.

COVID-19 versus top 5 themes in Banking & Payments

Retail Banker International compares COVID-19 mentions in filings with other top themes in filings data during the pandemic.

Top 10 companies with COVID-19 mentions in filings

Retail Banker International tracks which banking & payments companies mention COVID-19 in filings the most during the pandemic.

Jobs insights in the Banking & Payments sector during COVID-19

Retail Banker International monitors live banking & payments company jobs postings to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector.

Job trends in the Banking & Payments sector

Jobs postings by banking & payments companies after the outbreak. The COVID-19 jobs tracker in the Banking & Payments sector looks at jobs posted, closed and active to assess the impact of the pandemic on sector jobs.

Most active Banking & Payments companies: Jobs

Retail Banker International’s Banking & Payments jobs tracker lists banking & payments companies with the most jobs posted during the COVID-19 period.

Banking & Payments influencer discussions on COVID-19

Retail Banker International tracks the mentions of COVID-19 by leading Banking & Payments influencers on Twitter. The chart indicates the volume of tweets and influencers pertaining to COVID-19.

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