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Motive Partners is a next-generation investment firm focused on technology enabled companies that power the financial services industry.


Financial Technology is a large and growing market opportunity in a complex industry undergoing significant transformation.

We are a collective of industry leaders, investors, operators and technologists with exceptional domain expertise, and relationships.

Our mission is to back and build the next generation of Financial Technology businesses to transform markets, models and society.

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We finance innovation, transform institutions and empower customers across the entire ecosystem and the full stack.




Individual and business customers are taking control of their digital and financial lives, shifting power away from financial institutions



New technology is transforming financial institutions–often through external providers–while empowering startups and technology giants to gain market share



Regulatory initiatives promoting customer rights and financial stability will redefine the role of financial institutions and reshape the competitive landscape



Financial institutions no longer earn their cost of capital and the financial sector is dramatically lagging in performance, necessitating fundamental change

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Financial services is undergoing a perfect storm of change with technology at the core



Annual technology spend by the global financial services sector.

Source: Gartner


Financial Services revenue is growing but the distribution is shifting.





  Financial Institutions

  Tech Giants



Source: McKinsey Global Institute


High stakes drives continued investment opportunity.



Financial services annual revenue at risk of displacement by new tech-enabled entrants.

Source: Goldman Sachs

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Motive Partners applies an integrated approach to capitalize on the financial technology opportunity.

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Industry connectivity & insight, rigorous underwriting and systematic value creation.

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Expertise and experience enhancing, managing, and scaling successful, world-class companies.

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Unlocking value from unseen opportunities and transforming businesses and the financial services industry.

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Jim Neary, Managing Director at Warburg Pincus


We have known and worked with many members of the Motive Partners team. We have enormous respect for their industry knowledge and expertise and look forward to future opportunities to work together as they launch this exciting new platform.

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We live and breathe financial technology


We are a collective of industry leaders, investors, operators and technologists with exceptional domain expertise and relationships.

Global Advisory Council






Global Advisory Council Member, Motive Partners


The Global Advisory Council provides strategic guidance and extended connectivity across the technology, financial services and investment industries to Motive Partners and its portfolio companies.





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13 March 2018

For banks, the time to utilitize was yesterday


Published on Global Banking and Finance. Read more

12 March 2018

The importance of ecosystem economics


Published on TheCityUK. Read more

31 January 2018

A perspective from Davos by Rob Heyvaert.


Published on International Banker. Read more

22 January 2018

Motive Partners forms fintech coalition with leading banks


Published on Fin Extra. Read more

14 December 2017

Welcome to the "fintech circus"—coming soon to a town near you


Published on International Banker. Read more.

6 June 2017

World Bank Takes on Trading With $3 Million Investment


Published in The Wall Street Journal. Read more.

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Press Releases

22 January 2018

Motive Partners launches Financial Technology Innovation Catalyst & Value-creation Engine


Motive Labs to enable collaborative innovation and investment across the financial services and financial technology industry by partnering with world leading financial institutionsFirst partners include Allied Irish Bank, Bradesco, Emirates NBD, Mastercard & Royal Bank of Scotland. Read more.

6 December 2017

Motive Partners launch Global Advisory Council with financial services & technology leaders


Motive Partners is honored to announce the appointment of ten world-class members to its Global Advisory Council. Read more.

18 January 2017

LMRKTS LLC Secures Investment From Motive Partners


LMRKTS, delivering a fresh approach to multilateral and dimensional portfolio compression, has secured an investment from global investment firm Motive Partners. Read more.

18 January 2017

Motive Partners launches as a next generation financial technology investment firm


Formed by an experienced team of industry executives, Motive Partners will invest, operate and innovate across the financial technology ecosystem. Read more.

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