Deutsche Börse Launches a Corporate Venture Capital Platform

New platform to foster strategic investments in fintech firms/ New study “Future of Fintech in Capital Markets” by Deutsche Börse, in collaboration with Celent, outlines potential areas of opportunities for financial market infrastructure providers Read more »

FinLab Reveals Winners of Fintech Competition

Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co announced nine financial services innovators as the winners of its second competition, aimed at identifying solutions that help consumers prepare for – and weather – fi Read more »

Israeli FinTech Hub “The Floor” Attracts Accenture

Accenture has joined a new hub of financial technology (fintech) start-ups based in Tel Aviv, Israel dubbed “The Floor.” As a supporter, Accenture will evaluate potential innovations for its clients and potentially its own strategic investments, while mentoring start-ups and strengthening its ties to the growing Israeli technology community. Read more »

uTrade Reveals India’s First Blockchain Technology Solution ‘uClear’

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 Read 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 Read more »

Insignis Unveils FinTech Platform to Revolutionise Cash Savings

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 Read more »

FairFX Named Most Trusted Prepaid Card Provider

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 Read more »

BNP Paribas to run a second International Hackathon aimed to bring together 100+ startups from 8 countries

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.’  Read more »

Monetary Authority of Singapore Enhances Access to Crowd-funding for Start-Ups And SMEs

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. Read more »

Linedata's Industry Conference Attracts Financial and IT Specialists

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. Read more »

FinTech Start-up ChangeJar Releases Mobile App for Everyday Cash Transactions

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. Read more »

PLUS-Forum “Cards, Payments and Mobile 2016” enters the home stretch!

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 Read more »

China's First FinTech Angel Fund Goes Live

China today witnesses the founding of FinPlus(, 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. Read more »

Fintech Startup Ormsby Street Collaborates with Deutsche Bank to Release Credit-Checking Tool

 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. Read more »

Santander InnoVentures to Invest in Robo-Advisory Platform SigFig

 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. Read more »


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