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Top tech stats: UK FinTech, Brexit, cybersecurity and more

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Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

This week we look at the global FinTech landscape, including the UK’s outlook after Brexit and international FinTech rankings. We also look at cybersecurity, ransomware, and chatbots.

UK FinTech dips as China rises

European tech investment bank GP Bullhound released its annual FinTech rankings this week, looking at FinTech firms valued at one-billion US dollars or more. The figures showed UK FinTech dipping slightly since 2016, with last month’s near collapse of London-based e-commerce firm Ve Interactive pushing the number of billion-dollar FinTech firms in Britain from five to four. Britain’s four firms ended 2016 with a combined value of $18.5bn (£14.43bn), the report showed, leaving the UK in a comfortable third place....