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, 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 »

ACI Worldwide Launches its Fintech Disruptors Report 2017

A survey of financial institutions, fintech start-ups and ecosystem participants across Europe, Africa and the Middle East has revealed that the convergence between the strategies of fintechs and traditional financial institutions is rapidly gathering pace. Read more »

London Stock Exchange Welcomes Edinburgh Fintech FreeAgent’s IPO

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the AIM flotation of FreeAgent, a provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service accounting software and mobile applications designed specifically for UK micro-businesses. The Edinburgh-based company raised £10.7 million at IPO, with a market capitalisation of £34million.   To celebrate the listing, Ed Molyneux, CEO, FreeAgent and staff from the company opened trading on London Stock Exchange this morning.   Read more »

Accenture Enters Into Stretegic Relationship with Partech Ventures

Accenture has entered into a strategic relationship with Partech Ventures, a leading venture capitalist firm headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, California. Under the agreement, Accenture will invest in two Partech funds and join its Advisory Committee, gaining early access to relevant startups and the opportunity to co-invest in early-stage companies. Financial details were not disclosed. Read more »

Fujitsu Collaborates with Fintech Firms to Launch New Customer Onboarding Solution

Fujitsu  today announces the launch of Smart Origination, customer onboarding technology developed in unique partnership with ImageWare Systems,  Read more »

Senjō Group Co-Sponsors Next Money's FinTech Finals 2017

Senjō Group, a privately held investment firm headquartered in Singapore, announced today its support and co-sponsorship of the Next Money FinTech Finals 2017 (FF17) as an Organising Partner alongside InvestHK and Startmeup.HK. Next Money is a global fintech community that fosters the reinvention of finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship. FF17 returns for its second year and is part of the StartmeupHK Festival which will take... more Read more »

Four Start-ups Secure Proof of Concepts With Europe’s Leading Corporates as Kickstart Accelerator Launches Its Final Demo Day

 As Kickstart Accelerator hosts its Investor and Final Demo Days, it also announces five Proof of Concepts (PoCs) between some of the programme’s corporate partners, including UBS, Credit Suisse, PwC, Swisscom and Raiffeisen Switzerland, and some of the 30 participating start-ups, from the programme’s four verticals; Fintech, Smart & Connected Machines, Future & Emerging Technologies and Food. Five PoCs Confirmed with Leading European... more Read more »

Oddup Expands into South East Asia with Launch of its Data Analysis and Services in Manila, Philippines

Oddup their expansion into South East Asia commencing with the launch of its data analysis and services in Manila, Philippines.  Manila is the first of many ASEAN cities Oddup has earmarked to launch in through the rest of 2016. This launch extends its startup coverage to 9 major cities globally. The financial industry is increasingly in need of reliable sources of data and expertise for startups as a new kind of asset class. Oddup is the go-to... more Read more »

Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard Welcome Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated.

Silicon Valley Bank and Mastercard have selected six startups to participate in Class 5 of Commerce.Innovated., a virtual accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech startups grow their businesses. Read more »

LendIt Names Winner of PitchIt@LendIt Competition

 LendingWell, a single-platform P2P lending partner, has today been announced the winner of PitchIt @ LendIt, a competition aiming to find a future star within the online lending and fintech space. The competition is organised by LendIt, the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community, in partnership with Capital One, an information-based lending company. Read more »

FIS Coders Compete Worldwide to Develop Newest FinTech Innovations

Creating the future of financial technology isn’t just a challenge – it’s the goal behind FIS’ annual Hackathon competition. FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, hosted the final of its Hackathon 2016, a worldwide coding competition between FIS technologists, last week in Singapore with 13 finalist teams competing against each other for 48-hours, non-stop. Their goal was to develop the best use of blockchain technology to... more Read more »

Bink Appoints Chairman and Non-Executive Director to its Board

 Bink – the new loyalty app that, for the first time, links consumer card payments to loyalty schemes - has today announced the appointments of Bob Wigley (former Chair of Merrill Lynch EMEA) as Chairman to its board and Dr Steve Perry (former Head of Visa Europe) as a Non-Executive Board Director.  In announcing the formal appointment of the board members, Bink adds deep financial services expertise to its team, ahead of its launch to consumers... more Read more »

Startupbootcamp Launches FinTech Accelerator Program in India

 Startupbootcamp, the global family of industry-focused startup accelerators, announced the launch of itsStartupbootcamp FinTech program in Mumbai. Following the success of programs in London, Singapore and New York, the evolution of the FinTech program to Mumbai ensures coverage of the three main FinTech hubs around the world and now the fastest growing economy. Read more »


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