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Fintech Startup Robinhood Wants to be a Bank Now, Too
Robinhood has applied for a banking charter, but it could take a year or more to get it. As opposed to consumer services like ride-hailing, banking...
Prolific London , 04/25/19
UK fintech iwoca overtakes HSBC and Santander in small business lending
London-based challenger bank, iwoca, said it’s overtaken two banking powerhouses in the small business and entrepreneur funding market.
Payment Source, 04/24/19
7 ways emerging fintech hubs are taking on the giants
Silicon Valley, New York, London and several of China’s largest cities are the world’s leading fintech hubs, but many other locales are gunning for...
Central Banking , 04/24/19
Fintech – The first financial revolution
Han Seung-soo, IFF co-chairman, former prime minister of the Republic of Korea and president of the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, welcom...
Mobile App Daily , 04/24/19
India’s Fintech Startup ZestMoney Bags $20M Funding
ZestMoney, a Bengaluru-based fintech Company, has raised $20 million in its Series B round led by Quona Capital, a venture capital firm focused on ...
The Drum, 04/24/19
How fintech brands are helping to ease money-related stress
Money is a bigger taboo than sex, religion or politics, according to new YouGov research commissioned by Lloyds Bank.
Security Boulevard, 04/23/19
Winning the Data Game – Banks must view FinTech and data security as stepping stones not obstacles
Data security and privacy by design in FinTech will produce a positive-sum game, it’s a win-win for banks and customers.The post Winning the Data G...
Traditional Financial Institutions Embrace Fintech Disruption
Mastercard-Sponsored Study Identifies Opportunities for Growth,
As new technologies and regulations bring new opportun...
Fintech lender hit with $3m fine for misleading investors
Digital lender Prosper reported inflated returns to investors, a federal regulator says
Banking Tech, 04/22/19
What can banks learn from fintechs about strategic messaging?
To get the level of interest a fintech needs to be successful, a lot of time needs to be spent focusing on messaging.
Crowdfund Insider, 04/21/19
LendIt Fintech USA – Five Years of Fintech Innovation
It’s hard to believe that the most attended Fintech conference LendIt Fintech USA had its 5th birthday in the Mecca of Fintech, San Francisco this ...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/20/19
Fintech Robinhood Said to Be Pursuing National Bank Charter
Robinhood, a Fintech brokerage firm that combines traditional securities with digital assets in a single app, has applied for a national bank chart...
Lend Academy, 04/18/19
LendIt Fintech USA 2019 Event Highlights
Last week the fintech world gathered in San Francisco for the 7th annual LendIt Fintech USA conference. As I do every year at this time I will shar...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/17/19
FCA Business Plan Continues Push into Fintech Innovation
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its annual business plan. While the immediate focus must be Brexit and the ramifications of the...
The European Sting , 04/17/19
Don’t underestimate the power of the fintech revolution
This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Linda Yueh, Oxford and Lond...
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone joins board of fintech startup R8
Fintech company builder and investment vehicle R8 has raised $5 million in an oversubscribed fund raising round.
Engineering & Technology , 04/17/19
Quantum on the money: fintech is banking on the future of computing
The financial services sector thinks quantum computing can help supercharge its products and profits, but what impact could it have on cyber-risk e...
Leading Fintech Innovator Futu Securities Recognized as 'Digital Brokerage of the Year' by The Asset
MS. Joey Poon, Director of Futu Securities, received the The Best Digital Brokerage of the Year award on behalf of the Company.HONG KONG, Apr 16, 2...
Japanese fintech firm reverses crypto exchange plans due to bear market
Money Forward, Inc., had previously set out plans for a crypto media service, a crypto exchange, and a separate system for remittance and settlemen...
World Economic Forum , 04/15/19
Don't underestimate the power of the fintech revolution
Fintech has the potential to disrupt our entire financial system - but is it the next great boost to economic growth, or a risk to global financial...
PR Newswire, 04/14/19
Australian Fintech Nauticus Targets $25 Million in Equity Raise
MELBOURNE, Australia, April 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Melbourne fintech Nauticus Blockchain has targeted a $25 million equity raise to fulfill its v...
The Motley Fool, 04/14/19
The Biggest Deals in Fintech History Are Happening Right Now
The financial services industry is experiencing merger and acquisition activity at unprecedented rates, as new fintech companies disrupt from below...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/14/19
Fintech Mintos Surpasses €2 Billion in Funding, Launches Mintos Impact Fund
A report from Mintos, an online marketplace for investments in loans, states they have topped €2 billion in funding. Mintos CEO and co-Founder Mart...
The Economist, 04/11/19
Fintech takes aim at the steep cost of international money transfers
High-street banks and bureaus will soon have to come clear about hidden costs
PR Newswire, 04/11/19
Future FinTech Announces the Establishment of a New Subsidiary to Expand its Logistics Network of Chain Cloud Mall Business
XI'AN, China, April. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Future FinTech Group Inc. (FTFT)("Future FinTech", "FTFT" or "the Company"), a financial technology c...
Business Insider, 04/10/19
Fintech unicorns are leading job creation in London
In 2018, there was a 61% increase in fintech job creation within London from the previous year making it the fastest growing sector for vacancies.
Stamford Advocate , 04/10/19
Cohen’s venture capital firm leads $11M fintech investment
STAMFORD - Point72 Ventures, billionaire hedge fund investor Steven Cohen's venture capital business, announced Wednesday it was helping to lead a ...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/08/19
Fintech Azimo Gains License from Dutch Central Bank to Operate in the Netherlands
Digital money transfer Fintech Azimo has secured a license from the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) to operate its services in the Nethe...
Financial Times, 04/07/19
Fintech start-up Branch raises funding for EM lending push
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Swedish fintech Zaver has raised $1.2M seed for its P2P payments platform
Zaver, a Swedish fintech that has built a payments platform to facilitate peer-to-peer trades and more, has picked up just over $1.2 million in see...
Nigerian fintech Kudi raises $5m Series-A round to expand network, products
Kudi is set to expand its network of bank agents in Nigeria and launch new financial products after it raised a $5-million Series A round led by Pa...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/04/19
Canada’s Regulatory System for Fintech is Complex, Costly and Chaotic. It is Stifling Fintech Innovation
Canada may be a smaller market but it has a robust, highly sophisticated economy and a vibrant Fintech sector. Toronto, the financial center of the...
Venture Beat, 04/04/19
A fintech VC explains how to go from big idea to big money (VB Live)
Find out the difference between fintech startups that fail and the ones that disrupt entire industries in this VB Live event.
Crowdfund Insider, 04/04/19
Payment Fintech Segovia Acquired by Crown Agents Bank
CABIM Ltd, the parent company of Crown Agents Bank has acquired Segovia, a US-based payments firm. In a release, Crown Agents Bank said the purchas...
This Year's Crop Of FinTech Innovation Lab Startups Focused On AI, Insurtech, Compliance
The FinTech Innovation Lab named eleven startups that will participate in the 2019 12-week program that brings emerging tech companies together wit...
Berlin-based digital challenger bank Penta is acquired by fintech builder finleap
Berlin-based Penta, a challenger bank for SMEs, has been acquired by finleap, a fintech company builder which is also based in Berlin. Over the cou...
Crowdfund Insider, 04/02/19
SEC Charges Founder of Payment Fintech Jumio with Fraud. Former CEO, Daniel Mattes Pays $17 Million Settlement
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder and former chief executive mobile payment Fintech Jumio with defrauding invest...
Lend Academy, 04/02/19
Women in Fintech Demolish Glass Ceiling
[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Lusky of Mark Lusky Communications, a writing and marketing communications firm, operating since 198...
PR Newswire, 04/02/19
Future FinTech Announces Operational Updates of Chain Cloud Mall
XI'AN, China, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT), a financial technology company and integrated producer of fru...
Financial News, 04/01/19
Banks complacent about fintech should remember Airbnb
The prospect of competition from the upstarts should not be discounted as they grow
PR Newswire, 04/01/19
Fintech Challenge Returns to Detroit August 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyyba Innovations, in partnership with TechTown Detroit, launches the second series of "Detr...
Business Insider, 04/01/19
We met Accenture's fintech lab — here's what we think
Business Insider Intelligence attended Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab Graduation Day — here's what the accelerator could mean for the industry.
Crowdfund Insider, 03/28/19
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Fintech Advisory Group
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced last week it has launched its own Fintech Advisory Group to provide Bank leaders with a 'high-level'...