Home Finance Fintech Youtility Announces Major Developments

Home finance fintech platform, Youtility, has been selected as one of four providers to participate in the Citizens Advice product testing programme. The project will see the clients of four Citizens Advice Bureaus (Bassetlaw, Hammersmith and Fulham, Cardiff, and Vale and East End) trial digital tools designed to help users budget, while testing the providers’ switching services for better home finance deals. The programme, designed to test... more Read more »

Mastercard, Kuok Ventures and SGInnovate invest in AIDA startup

AIDA Technologies, the AI and predictive analytics provider, today announces that Mastercard, Kuok Ventures and SGInnovate have invested in the company in a Series A funding round. AIDATechnologies (“AIDA”) was founded in Singapore in late 2016 by a team of award-winning data scientists from Singapore’s top information and communications technology research institute. The company develops advanced solutions that integrate with customer workflows... more Read more »

London on Track to Become Global Fintech Hub, New Report Finds

This year, London will be home to just as many fintech ‘unicorns’ as current global leader San Francisco – according to a new report from global recruiter Robert Walters and market analysis experts Vacancy Soft. Read more »

Barclays Chooses Ten Companies To Join Tel Aviv Accelerator

Barclays announces the ten companies that will join the 2019 Tel Aviv Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars class. Read more »

Onchain Custodian Launches Digital Asset Custody Platform

Onchain Custodian (ONC), the digital asset custodian backed by Sequoia, Fosun and DHVC, launches its SAFE™ Platform and value-added services. With Da Hongfei, the legendary founder of the NEO Blockchain, as chair of the board, and Alexandre Kech, exSWIFT Asia Pacific Head of Securities & FX, as CEO, Onchain Custodian has built a strong team of blockchain, capital market and banking professionals who will allow its customers to alleviate the... more Read more »

Fintech Start-Ups Invited to Apply to 2019 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development through mentorship with executives from top financial institutions. Fintech entrepreneurs developing cutting-edge products, services and technologies are invited to apply now until May 10 at https://www.fintechinnovationlab.... more Read more »

UK FinTech Week launching in 2019 to highlight the UK’s commitment to innovation, collaboration and openness

UK FinTech Week (UKFW) will launch across the country from April 29th to May 3rd 2019, with Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, set to speak at the flagship event – the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS).  Read more »

Start up Vs. Heritage: What does the Future of Finance look like?

The Future of Finance and CFO Summit spoke with Ian Brimicombe, Senior Vice President Group Finance, Burberry, and Camilla Thorsager Trendell, International Director & Finance Director, itsu [grocery], to gain an insight into what the future o Read more »

Hartford InsurTech Hub announces 2019 cohort set to transform U.S. insurance capital into new InsurTech giant

Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, unveils the 2019 cohort of startups for its acceleration program. The chosen startups cover a wide range of abilities, from Property Insurance Claims to Peer-to-Peer Insurance (P2P). The selected ten companies exhibit a diverse range of technologies and insurance types. Read more »

US startup Lemonade launches in Europe

Great digital brands transcend borders. Whether in Chicago, Paris, or Singapore, today’s consumers listen to music on Spotify, ride with Uber, and stay at Airbnb.  Consumers are increasingly cosmopolitan, socially aware, and tech-native – everything Lemonade was built to be. That’s why going global feels natural for us. So we’re thrilled to announce that Lemonade is coming to Europe – our first major market outside of the United States. Read more »

Trusted Fintech Program, provided by B-Hive, kicks off with an introduction day in Brussels

B-Hive’s Trusted Fintech Program kicks off today with an introduction day in Brussels. Ten start-ups have decided to join the program in order to understand the ins and outs of cyber security while aiming to receive the valuable Trusted Fintech Label. The completion of the program will not only result in earning the label, but it will also showcase their commitment to better the company’s cybersecurity procedures. Read more »

Paybase announced as sponsor of FinTech Connect

Paybase has been announced as a sponsor of this year’s FinTech Connect Conference on 5th - 6th December. The UK’s largest FinTech event will this year host 5000 attendees from over 60 countries, with over 250 speakers giving talks on a variety of topics within FinTech.  Read more »

Taking a Do-it-Together Approach: Side-by-Side with Startups

Leave the do-it-yourself projects at home and make way for do-it-together. While do-it-yourself may have worked previously, Mastercard believes the best way to drive scale and unlock new opportunities for businesses large and small is through collaboration – the answers to the questions surrounding today’s connected and complicated world aren’t found in one place. Besides, who’s going to read you the directions when you’re holding the nail and... more Read more »

Oracle and B-Hive launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for fintech startups/scaleups

After announcing their Fintech Innovation Program collaboration in July, Oracle and B-Hive are taking their next step to jointly launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for mature startup and scale-up fintechs, called Fintech ScaleUp. Registration opens today and the program will kickstart in January when Oracle and B-Hive will select 15 startup or scale-up fintechs in two program sessions that will take place in Brussels and London. Read more »

Fintech startup Sharegain rolls-out first Securities Lending Platform, following $12m investment

Fintech startup Sharegain, whose securities lending platform allows any investor to generate revenue through loaning out their financial assets, has raised a total of $12m (including $5m in the latest round) to support the roll-out of its platform to private banks, online brokers and robo-advisers, as well as scaling up its operations with family offices and asset management firms in line with significant early demand. Read more »

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