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Fintech Company MyBucks Launches Proprietary Chatbot, TESS
MyBucks, a leading African FinTech company, recently launched an engaging, interactive and all-new Artificial Intelligence ('A.I.') guide called 'T...
Insurance Journal, 12/13/18
UK Fintech Startup Revolut Gets EU Banking License in Lithuania
Revolut, the London-based financial technology startup, has obtained a European banking license as Brexit looms, with plans to launch checking and ...
Brazilian Fintech Nubank Launches Debit Card To Reach 120M Clients
The Brazilian fintech takes another step towards offering a full banking service and extending its reach.
Fintech Startup Plaid Is Now Valued At $2.65 Billion After $250 Million Raise
Plaid has increased its valuation ten-fold in two years, now worth $2.65 billion after a $250 million fundraise led by famed investor Mary Meeker.
Amid AML Efforts, Regulators Focus On FinTech
Much regulatory focus this past week came with headlines on anti-money-laundering efforts, aided by tech. As reported, a number of regulatory agenc...
Can Scrum Make Innovation Work In The Enterprise?
Almost every company wants to innovate and increase the pace of change and adoption of new processes and technologies that have substantial busines...
Valued at over $1.2 billion, Toss is Korea’s first fintech unicorn
Toss will close the year handling 10% of all P2P online money transfers in Korea’s banking system, its founder has estimated, at par with the count...
Impact Alpha, 12/09/18
Cross River secures $100 million to help fintech firms tap mainstream banking
ImpactAlpha, December 9 – New Jersey-based community bank Cross River’s mission is to boost financial inclusion by helping financial tech ventures ...
Credit Unions Jump On The FI-FinTech Collaboration Train
One of the biggest ways FinTech firms have been able to gain a competitive edge on traditional banks, for small business (SMB) customers, is throug...
Crowdfund Insider, 12/06/18
Envestnet | Yodlee Incubator Announces New Fintech Class
Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV), a data aggregation and analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, ...
Compelo , 12/06/18
Fintech for small business: Six UK start-ups helping out SMEs
Fintech for small business: The six winners of the Open up Challenge include a current account for freelancers and a cashflow management tool for SMEs
Business Wire, 12/06/18
Leading Fintech Innovator Cross River Raises $100 Million Funding Round Led by KKR
Cross River Bank (“Cross River” or the “Company”), a fast-growing provider of banking services for financial technology companies, announced today tha
Three Keys To Unlocking Consumer Trust In Fintech
While revenue models and principles are helping many new entrants build successful fintech businesses, it’s not easy -- and there’s no single model...
Channel Asia , 12/05/18
Singapore launches $30M cyber security grant for finance sector
A new $30 million cyber security capabilities grant has been launched by MAS in an effort to strengthen the cyber resilience of Singapore’s financi...
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Financial Institutions
With AI's potential to disrupt finance and fintech, the competition among leading financial institutions will rise in the following years.
Business Wire, 12/04/18
New FinTech Survey Report Reveals the Importance of Adverse Media Screening
Regulatory Datacorp (RDC) and the FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE) revealed the findings of a new report detailing the customer screening practices of
Experian leads $10M investment in Southeast Asia fintech startup Jirnexu
Consumer credit giant Experian is continuing to back Asian fintech startups after it led a $10 million investment in Southeast Asia’s Jirnexu . Jir...
Crowdfund Insider, 12/03/18
U.S. Fintech Kyriba Forms New Partnership With WorldFirst to Expand Global Solutions Ecosystem
U.S. fintech startup Kyriba Corp. announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with WorldFirst, a foreign exchange and international payments ex...
Crowdfund Insider, 11/30/18
Hong Kong Fintech Oriente Secures $105 Million Through Initial Funding Round
Oriente, the Hong Kong-based financial services and technology company, announced earlier this week it secured $105 million through its initial fun...
Healthtech and fintech firms celebrate wins at inaugural startup awards
Awards also went to FreeAgent's Ed Molyneux, diversity advocate Maria Gutierrez, and industry advisor Alisdair Gunn
Fintech Futures, 11/30/18
UN’s fintech task force fired up for sustainable development
United Nations calls on banks and firms to get digital finance flows to SDGs.
The Drum, 11/30/18
Finance plays catch-up in digital innovation: Brands in Motion study
The global financial crisis may have happened over a decade ago, but the finance and banking sector is still battling to win back the hearts and mi...
Chinese Finance Head: FinTech Boom ‘A Very Big Risk’
President of Chinese financial investment platform Phoenix Finance believes the nation’s FinTech companies pose “a very big risk.” Vince Zhang spok...
Gravity Earth is using the blockchain to help refugees gain access to financial services
There’s considerable interest in the way blockchain technology could be used to manage personal data — so-called “self-sovereign ID” — but, to date...
Kuwait Debuts FinTech Sandbox
As proof that FinTech sandboxes are going global, Kuwait has become the latest player in the Middle East to debut a framework. Elsewhere, a Kenyan ...
Skype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia
A fintech whale quietly going about its business in Southeast Asia has come out from under the radar after Oriente, a Hong Kong-based business head...
Mashable , 11/28/18
Building a better future Giving back through FinTech
Giving back through banking's tech revolution.
Nikkei Asian Review, 11/28/18
Skype co-founder raises $105m for Southeast Asian fintech startup
Oriente races big brands to reach unbanked Indonesians, Filipinos and Vietnamese
Philippines fintech business Voyager raises $215M in Tencent-led round
One of the year’s largest fintech investments in Southeast Asia has closed after Philippines-based Voyager announced it raised $215 million. The bu...
Kuwait's central bank sets up test ground for fintech
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait's central bank has issued regulatory guidelines for companies wishing to experiment with new financial technology product...
How Fintech Is Reinventing the Installment Loan
Thanks to start-ups and Amazon, shoppers may be seeing a new payment option at checkout.
Major Trends Witnessed this year in Fintech
Let us have a look at how the sector has transformed during the year. Here are five major trends witnessed in the fintech space in 2018
American Banker, 11/15/18
Fintech startup tries to help consumers fix credit report errors
Upturn, which is owned by a BBVA unit, is offering a free online tool consumers can use to detect and dispute inaccuracies in their credit report.
This Country Has the Most Buoyant Fintech Ecosystem in the APAC Region
ASEAN is seen as an expansion opportunity for fintech entrepreneurs
Singapore, China to collaborate on fintech initiatives
Central banks from both countries have inked an agreement to jointly work on fintech innovation projects, research, and regulations, whilst two com...
Singapore moots creation of template sandboxes to ease fintech approval process
Monetary Authority of Singapore has provided a consultation paper detailing pre-defined sandboxes that it says will complement existing fintech reg...
Acorns Co-Founders Discuss New Ventures At 2018 Benzinga Fintech Summit
The 2018 Benzinga Fintech Summit began Wednesday in San Francisco with a keynote address from Jeff and Walter Cruttenden, the father-son team that ...
ACA International , 11/14/18
TrueAccord Recognized Among Fastest-Growing FinTech Startups
The ACA member company is embracing articificial intelligence in debt collection.
A Whirlwind Fintech Romance Heads for Divorce
When a Franco-German tie-up goes wrong.
The Dynamics of FinTech in Boosting Growth of Microbusinesses
FinTech has been successful in identifying the gaps and has developed channels that ensure smooth finance for micro-entrepreneurs
UK Retail Banks Draft FinTech Alliance Guidelines
Top U.K. banks and financial technology firms have worked together to create a set of guidelines to improve the relationship between FinTech startu...
Grab lands $50M from Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank to further its fintech push
Southeast Asia ride-hailing firm Grab is continuing to add strategic investors to its ongoing Series H round — which is targeted at over $3 billion...
China Daily , 11/07/18
Fintech reimagines new service models
China's online financial industry has entered a new stage, in which the regulatory landscape is clearer after several rounds of policy adjustments.
Financial Times, 11/07/18
Lloyds invests in fintech Thought Machine
Gain access to global coverage from local journalists on the ground in 50+ countries working around the clock to break news, analyze, spot risks an...
Ping An Insurance to Invest $15B in Blockchain, Healthtech And Fintech
Ping An Insurance to Invest $15B in Blockchain, Healthtech And Fintech