FinTech StartUps

ingage Leads UK Fintech Showcase Down Under

ingage, the corporate access and investor relations (IR) software company, today announced that it has been selected by the UK Department of Trade to take part in the first fintech mission to Australia. Taking place in March, the trade delegation will showcase eleven leading UK fintech companies to the Australian Financial Services industry in a series of targeted events in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more »

Kickstart Accelerator Welcomes International Startups for Its Second Programme

Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero-equity technology accelerators and an initiative of digitalswitzerland, has today announced that applications are open to international startups for its second programme, predominantly based out of ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, the old transformer station in centre of Zurich. Read more »

The Innotribe Startup Challenge for Russia Is Opened

SWIFT announces today that the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Russia is open for applications. For the first time this year, Innotribe is pleased to partner with the ROSSWIFT (Russian National SWIFT Member and User Group), namely the Bank of Russia, the National Settlement Depository, Sberbank, and Alfa-Bank to organise the Startup Challenge showcase during the International Financial Congress (IFC). Read more »

The Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa Is Opened

SWIFT Innotribe announces today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. For the third year running, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 16-18 May 2017. ARC brings together policy makers, industry leaders and the broader financial community from across the African continent. Read more »

BNP Paribas Securities Services Supports Fortia Financial Solutions

BNP Paribas Securities Services has taken a minority stake in fintech start-up Fortia Financial Solutions, a software company which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and business process monitoring to help the fund industry meet rising compliance requirements and manage mounting volumes of data.  Read more »

Winners of Global Fintech Challenge Was Released by Mahindra Finance

Three fintech solutions have won Proof-of-Concept projects within Mahindra Finance Leading Indian NBFC, Mahindra Finance, is delighted to announce three winning solutions from their recent Global Fintech Challenge. All three solution providers will continue with Proof-of-Concept projects within Mahindra Finance with a view to roll out and implement their technologies.  The winning solutions as aligned to three (3)  SME-focused categories are: Read more »

Moneybox's Android app is now available on Play Store

Following the launch of their iOS app at the end of August, London fintech startup Moneybox today launches its Android app to the Play Store. Moneybox is trying to make it easier than ever for people to save money and start investing. The app enables users to round up their everyday card purchases to the nearest pound and invest the change into thousands of companies via tracker funds. The app offers three simple starting options and the chance... more Read more »

24 startup finalists from across the globe to compete at the Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

The following 24 startups will be competing for their chance at the coveted Best in Show prize of US$10,000 at the Fintech Finals 2017(FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on January 19, 2017. Each startup will have just 5 minutes to pitch their business in front of industry judges and a live audience. Read more »

Bitwage Wins French Tech Ticket

Bitwage, a Silicon Valley start-up launched in May of 2014, announced that the company has won a French Tech Ticket competition. The company will be further granted with €57,000 from BPI France, a large public investment bank owned by French government. Read more »

Citi becomes an angel for Cobalt DL

Cobalt DL, the FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, today announced that Citi has become an investor and one of the launch clients for their Cobalt FX post trade solution. Cobalt DL has commenced beta testing with a number of leading FX participants on its private peer-to-peer network that uses distributed ledger technology to significantly reduce risk and cut post-trade costs by up to 80%. Cobalt DL’s FX... more Read more »

Isle of Man named FinTech Region of the Year

E-Business publication, FinTech Finance, has recognised the Isle of Man as FinTech Region of the Year in its 2016 awards.  Presented at a ceremony in London on the 8th December, the award identified the Isle of Man for its quality of professional services, regulation and level of investment in the sector.  The Isle of Man fought off the other finalists, Malaysia and Northern Ireland, to secure the accolade. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the... more Read more »

Finimize MyLife opens in ‘alpha’ to first users in 8,000-strong waiting list

 Finimize, the London-based start-up making finance more accessible for millennials, has today launched Finimize MyLife, a revolutionary free-to-use online platform that helps people plan their financial future. Read more »

China Outstrips London, New York and Silicon Valley to Become Undisputed Global FinTech Leader

 While the UK and the US have jostled to be recognized as leading global FinTech centers, China hasleapfrogged ahead to become the undisputed global FinTech hub. The speed, sophistication and scale of development of China’s FinTech ecosystem have been at a level unmatched in more established markets. Read more »

Cryptocurrencies, New Regulations, Investment in Fintech – We Know the Agenda of impact’16 fintech/insurech

In a little more than two weeks in Wroclaw starts impact’16 fintech/insurtech – one of the most inspiring congress devoted to innovative technologies in financial sector. CEOs of banks and financial institutions, startup and public administration representatives and academics will gather in one place to discuss the future of fintech. For the most innovative companies from Central Europe organizers prepared a special pitching and matching... more Read more »

PayKey Raises Series A Round with Investors Including Santander InnoVentures

PayKey, a social Fintech company that enables banks to provide their users with peer to peer payment options through any social and messaging platform, today announced a $6 million Series A funding round co-led by leading global venture capital firm, e.ventures and Gaby Salem of Wharton Asset Management, with investments from new investors, including financial-sector leaders CommerzVentures, Mastercard and Santander InnoVentures, Digital Leaders... more Read more »

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