Markaz Adopts Portfolio Management and Real-time Analytics With Yardi Voyager

Kuwait Financial Centre “Markaz” will utilise Yardi Voyager® 7S, the cloud based and mobile-enabled Software as a Service platform along with  Read more »

Chinese FinTech fund invests in US startup

CreditEase, a $1 billion Chinese FinTech investment fund operating abroad, has announced a series of investments in US-based financial technology startups. It was founded in December 2015 by former Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette investment banker Ning Tang, has participated in a series C financing round in US electronic bond trading platform Trumid, and a series B round in capital markets corporate access firm, WeConvene. It has also joined a... more Read more »


VentureFounders saw more than £40m funding in 2 years

VentureFounders, UK-based online equity investment platform has stated that more than £40m has been invested in campaigns presented on the platform since it launched in late 2014. Read more »

Charles Schwab Represents Schwab Intelligent AdvisoryTM

Charles Schwab today announced the broad availability of Schwab Intelligent AdvisoryTM, the firm’s new hybrid advisory service that combines live credentialed professionals and advanced technology to make financial and investment planning more accessible. Schwab Intelligent Advisory provides investors with a financial plan tailored to their situation and goals, ongoing guidance and expertise from experienced Planning Consultants, and a fully... more Read more »

Miura Releases its MiFID II Regulatory Portal to Support Investors

Miura Consulting are pleased to announce the launch of their new MiFID II Regulatory Portal, in partnership with SAS, the analytics leader. The Portal is now supporting Investment firm clients with a “one-stop-shop” MiFID II Regulatory Solution. Miura’s portal is unique in that it not only identifies each output an organisation requires to comply with the MiFID II regulation, it has pre-configured compliance documentation templates and reporting... more Read more »


Solactive Launches Solactive Digital Economy Index

Solactive and Belfius are launching a smart beta strategy allowing investors to gain exposure to the digitalization trend affecting world economies and societies. Specifically, the new Solactive Digital Economy Index mirrors the performance of 50 European companies whose business models are likely to be impacted by the process of digitalization, while tilting the composition towards dividend-paying low- volatility stocks. The Index is licensed... more Read more »

Freetrade raises £1.1 million on Crowd Fundraising Campaign

Freetrade, an app-only stockbroker service designed to democratise access to the stock market by offering zero commission on global transactions, or account minimums, has raised £1.1 million within 12 days of its second Crowdcube, crowd fundraising campaign. This is over 360% of its £300,000 fundraising target. This funding raised will be used to support the first year of operations and Freetrade will be launched in 2017 and will be available on... more Read more »


Ayming UK partners Cova Advisory for global expansion

Ayming, the international business performance consultancy, today announced a new strategic partnership between its UK arm and Cova Advisory, a leading South African consultancy on investment incentives, to enable both partners to expand their global footprint. Read more »

Symvan Capital

Symvan Capital aims at £10m for Technology EIS investment fund

Symvan Capital, provider of tax-efficient disruptive technology investment opportunities, is targeting a £10 million fundraising for its new high-growth technology EIS fund. This fund will benefit from the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Namely, capital gains on disposal of shares are freed from Capital Gains Tax after three years, relieved capital gains or income is available for EIS shares which are disposed of at any time at... more Read more »

Sift Releases Free App for iOS And $1.5 Million Seed Round Investment

Today, Sift, a free application that maximizes credit card benefits and earns reimbursements for consumers, announced a $1.5 million Seed Round and the public release of their app, available for iOS on the App Store. Sift is the first service to provide comprehensive coverage for hidden benefits, including price adjustment refunds, extended warranties, return protection, and beyond for 90 percent of all credit cards in the United States. Read more »

Swiss Finance Council Represents a New Discussion Paper

On the occasion of its third public event in Brussels, the Swiss Finance Council (SFC) presents its new Discussion Paper entitled ‘The EU and its Partners: Banks and Investors in a Digital World’. Read more »

UK Bond Network Gets FCA Authorisation

UK Bond Network, the corporate bond investment and financing platform, has received direct authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority. The approval from Britain’s financial regulator is a landmark for the company and follows the successful completion of the FCA’s authorisation process over several months to ensure regulatory standards are met. Previously, UK Bond Network operated under a regulatory ‘umbrella’, offering services under an... more Read more »

$1.5 Billion Investment For BBVA Bancomer

BBVA Executive Chairman Francisco González expressed his commitment to Mexico during his visit to Mexico City, announcing new investments to move forward the transformation process at BBVA Bancomer. “We are going to invest $1.5 billion,” he said, following a meeting with Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Meade. The 5-year investment plan will help BBVA Bancomer to leverage technology and develop solutions for its... more Read more »


Asia-Pasific eclipsed North America in Fintech Investments in 2016

Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures grew 10 percent in 2016, to US$23.2 billion, driven primarily by a wave of blockbuster deals in China, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm. “Alibaba and were two major fintech investors this year, as they focus on providing their customers with end-to-end services including payments and lending” Read more »

UK accountancy firms heavily invest in technology, even if their partners` profit declines

According to Wolters Kluwer survey, a leading provider of tax and accounting software and information, the leading UK accountancy firms saw profit decline last year, as they invested heavily in technology to improve services to their clients.  The annual survey of the financial health of the Top 75 firms, conducted by Wolters Kluwer’s Accountancy magazine, found that the sector had enjoyed its seventh consecutive year of fee income growth. Read more »


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