uTrade Solutions, a fintech major specializing in offering enterprise trading technology solutions, has today announced the launch of ‘uClear’. uClear is India’s first blockchain technology driven solution that will enable real time clearing and settlement of contracts across the cash and derivatives segments of the financial markets. The first stage of adoption will be led by the Over-the-Counter (OTC) segments without existing central... more
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and MasterCard Invite U.S. Startups to Apply for Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and MasterCard invite startups from across the United States to apply for Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated. through July 10, 2016. Commerce.Innovated. is a four-month, bi-annual virtual accelerator designed to help seed-stage startups that are innovating in the commerce, payments and financial technology sectors to refine and scale their business ideas. The program offers access to operational and industry expertise from... more
Today, Insignis Asset Management, a new cash management company, launches to revolutionise how clients manage their cash deposits, a market forecast to grow dramatically in the coming years. The Insignis Digital Banking Network will enable clients to deposit cash, starting from £100,000, into a hub account, held in their own name, from where it is electronically distributed to bank accounts that give the best returns. Clients’ deposits receive... more
FairFX, the FinTech low-cost multi-currency payments service, won the Moneywise award for Most Trusted Prepaid Card Provider at a ceremony hosted last night in London. The company was selected over competitors in the prepaid card space such as Travelex, Thomas Cook and the Post Office. In a vote by customers and Moneywise readers, the awards recognised the UK's most trusted and best-respected companies. There were 64 businesses that reached the... more
BNP Paribas to run a second International Hackathon aimed to bring together 100+ startups from 8 countries
- 09.06.2016 11:00 am
- FinTech StartUps
BNP Paribas is to run a second International Hackathon from 17 to 19 June. More countries will be involved this year – eight, up from five for the 2015 event. The theme of the 2016 Hackathon is: ‘Streamlining the Customer Journey through co-creation with start-ups.’
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it will make it easier for start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to access securities-based crowd-funding (SCF) in two ways.
Big Data, the disruptive effect of Fintech on industry incumbents, and a centrepiece debate on the impact of a potential Brexit on financial markets will be among the hot topics at Linedata’s annual European conference, taking place on 22nd June at Kings Place, London. More than 200 financial and IT industry specialists are expected to attend the event.
Canadian FinTech start-up ChangeJar, Inc., today launched ChangeJar Mobile, the first mobile app that lets users receive or pay with change from everyday transactions using their smartphones. Just launched at select Ottawa-area cafes and merchants, ChangeJar Mobile supports and improves – instead of replaces – cash transactions by making them simpler, faster and more convenient.
On 7-8 June, 2016, the 7th International PLUS-Forum “Cards, Payments and Mobile 2016” will be held by the PLUS Journal in Moscow. The event is dedicated to the analysis of the current state of and prospects for the payment industry development in Russia and globally. PLUS-Forum is one of a few events growing in popularity even during the current period far from being very favourable one. Over 1000 participants from Russia and other countries... more
- 27.05.2016 01:30 pm
- FinTech StartUps
China today witnesses the founding of FinPlus(www.FinPlus.vc), the country's first angel fund and accelerator that focuses on investing in startups that feature financial technology (FinTech). Fugel Holding, the company that is backing FinPlus, decided to make the move at this time as its management team sees now as the right moment to develop FinTech in China.
Fintech startup Ormsby Street has launched its innovative credit-checking tool CreditHQ in Germany, as part of a new partnership with one of Germany’s biggest banks.
Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, today announced its latest portfolio investment in SigFig – a US-based provider of wealth management technology, designed to provide high-quality investment advice to all wealth levels via a combination of design, data science, and technology.
Wirecard reports a partnership with the London based startup Curve to introduce a new payment solution. Curve allows people to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, accepted everywhere. It is supported by a mobile app that gives people a clearer picture of their payments putting them back in control. The card and smartphone app solution is supported by Wirecard's technology, ensuring global usage of the... more
Temenos announces that KERV, the contactless payment ring, has won the first Innovation Jam final held by Temenos, the software specialist for banking and finance, at its annual Temenos Community Forum.
Next Money, the world’s biggest and broadest fintech community platform, have today announced the Global Fintech Radar Challenge. The challenge asks Open Source developers and platforms to create and produce the world’s leading aggregation tool for fintech data, news, insights, social media interactions, startups and companies, industry trends and patents.