FinTech StartUps

DBS Portal to Help Entrepreneurs Set Up Their Business in a Day

DBS has launched an online portal to help entrepreneurs set up their business within a day.  Through the DBS Get Set portal, small business owners can appoint a company secretary to help them incorporate their business with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and open a banking account at the same time, via a short online application process. Read more »

Kickstart Accelerate Chooses 30 Promising Startups for Its 2017 Programme

Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero-equity technology accelerators, has today announced its shortlist of 30 startups for its second cohort. The startups will take part in an 11-week programme, from 4 September to 17 November 2017, and will be divided into the four verticals based in Zurich – FinTech (10), Food (6), Smart Cities and Robotics (9) & Intelligent Systems (5). Please see below for some key stats: Read more »

Poland’s Fintech Excellence Attracts Royal Attention on Visit to Poland

On the first day of their trip to Poland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited ‘The Heart’, a start-up incubator in Warsaw, to celebrate business opportunities between UK and Poland. The high-profile event was held by the British Embassy in Poland and hosted by Marta Krupinska, co-founder of Azimo, and Tomasz Rudolf, The Heart’s founder. Read more »

NSD Helps Innotribe Select Startup Challenge Winners

National Settlement Depository (NSD), Russia’s central securities depository, has taken part in judging the results of the Innotribe Startup Challenge which took place as part of the International Financial Congress (IFC) in St. Petersburg (Russia). Launched by SWIFT in 2011, the Innotribe Startup Challenge has become one of the leading global startup competitions, helping participants reach the professional community of financial markets. Read more »

CreditEase Fintech Fund Keeps Investing in Strong Fintech Companies in CB Insights' Global Fintech 250

As many as 13 companies backed by investments from CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund (CEFIF) were named today by CB Insights to the prestigious global Fintech 250, a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology. The list was revealed during The Future of Fintech conference in New York on June 27th. Read more »

€500k in funding for Fintech start-ups available from Enterprise Ireland

Bank of Ireland to Facilitate Competitive Start Fund Programme A total of €500k in funding for Fintech start-ups is available from Enterprise Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, through its Fintech-dedicated Competitive Start Fund (CSF). Up to 10 successful Fintech start-ups will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000... more Read more »

Join the Most Exclusive Fintech Event in CEE this October

Fintech as we know it has taken most of the momentum in pretty much whole Europe. This billion-dollar market has been influenced by many stakeholders and players offering uncountable opportunities. Join us this October in beautiful Dubrovnik, Croatia also known as “the Pearl of the Adriatic” or “King’s Landing” and explore opportunities in Fintech industry! Read more »

InvestCloud to Launch London FinTech Incubator

InvestCloud Inc., a global FinTech firm, is set to launch a financial technology incubator and accelerator at its European headquarters in Soho, London. InvestCloud Innovation Center London will offer both new startups and established financial firms the ability to quickly deliver digital wealth management solutions supported by the InvestCloud platform. Read more »

Berlin-based Blockchain Bank Startup Celebrates Record Milestones and Launches Business Accounts

The leading Bitcoin and Altcoin transfer solutions provider Bitwala has launched a number of business products to bank the crypto economy. Businesses operating with cryptocurrencies will now be able to make quick and cost effective Bitcoin (or one of 44 other cryptocurrencies) to fiat transfers in 22 currencies around the world. Furthermore Bitwala offers a Visa® prepaid debit card for the owner to pay on the go in over 130 countries. Read more »

TrueLayer Banks $3m Series A Funding Following Early Enthusiasm from Fintech Developers

TrueLayer, the fintech developer platform that provides easy access to bank APIs,  has secured $3 million in series A funding. This follows a successful beta testing phase which garnered strong interest from developers including many from high growth fintechs and renowned brands. The round was led by Anthemis Group, whose partner, Yann Ranchere, will join TrueLayer’s board. Existing investor Connect Ventures, with partner Pietro Bezza, also... more Read more »

Money20/20 Europe Announces Move for 2018 to Amsterdam

Ascential plc (LSE: ASCL.L), the global, business-to-business information company, today announces that Money20/20 Europe, its leading pan-European FinTech event, will move venue to the Rai in Amsterdam, in June 2018.  Money20/20 Europe launched in 2016, attracting just under 4,000 attendees to the Bella Center in Copenhagen. Its second edition, also at the Bella Center, will take place on 26-28 June 2017 before making the move to the larger Rai... more Read more »

LendIt Partners with Startupbootcamp FinTech for its PitchIt Europe 2017 Competition to Identify Fintech’s Next Star

LendIt, Europe’s largest global show in lending and fintech, today announced its Pitchit @ LendIt contest partnership with Startupbootcamp FinTech for PitchIt @ LendIt Europe 2017, a leading platform for fintech startups who can earn mentorship, endorsement and exposure to leading institutions, investors & press. Online applications also officially opened to qualifying fintech startups. Read more »

JPMorgan Invests $3 million on Eight FinLab Startup Winners

Today the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding Lab partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced eight financial services innovators as the winners of its third competition, aimed at identifying solutions that can help Americans improve their financial health.  Read more »

Hong Kong to Host its Second Annual Hong Kong Fintech Week

Hong Kong will host its second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week from 23 to 27 October 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to accommodate an expanded programme of events and activities that will highlight the distinctive and dynamic qualities the city offers the global Fintech community.  It will showcase Hong Kong's vibrant FinTech ecosystem with a mix of local and international firms as well as support from the private and... more Read more »

Singapore's FinLab Puts Eight Startups on the Accelerator

After sieving through close to 400 applications across 44 countries, The FinLab, Singapore's first corporate fintech accelerator, selected 8 innovative fintech businesses for its second cycle of acceleration. The FinLab, a joint venture between United Overseas Bank Ltd (“UOB”) and SGInnovate ("SGI"), helps identify, develop and support innovative businesses keen on growing and expanding into the ASEAN markets. Read more »

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