Africa's FinTech Sector Welcomes Skilled Contributors

Africa’s growing technology community, coupled with the rise of its financial services sector, are expected to create a surge in demand for specialist ‘fintech’ contractors, according to professional services consultancy, Procorre. Procorre, which manages the life cycle of finance and technology projects around the world, is already seeing a significant increase in requests for app developers, data analysts and ‘mobile wallet’ framework... more Read more »

Nexuslab Pilot Programme Welcomes Ten International Startups

Nexuslab, the Swiss blockchain startup programme powered by Startupbootcamp Fintech, has announced the ten international startups selected to join its pilot programme starting this April. The selection reflects a broad range of industries bound to be affected by blockchain technology innovations in the near future. Read more »

Standard Chartered Concluded FinTech Accelerator Programme with Supercharger

Standard Chartered and SuperCharger successfully completed Hong Kong’s first home-grown Financial Technology (FinTech) accelerator programme. Read more »

Auka Reaches Strategic Agreement with Signicat

Post their successful launch at Money 20/20 in Copenhagen this week, mobile payments innovator Auka, has signed an agreement with the world leader in electronic identity assurance, Signicat. Read more »

Close Brothers: 2016 will be the Year of Digital for SMEs

According to a new study, SMEs see digital opportunities as a major priority for investment in the year ahead, and are prepared to confront the challenges that have prevented them from reaping the benefits to date. New data from the Close Brothers Business Barometer - a quarterly survey which gauges sentiment from business owners and managers from across the UK and Ireland - reveals that 20% of firms plan to prioritise investment in technology... more Read more »

IA Capital Group Gets Stronger in Fintech Area

IA Capital Group Inc., a venture capital firm focused on financial technology, is announcing the completion of five fintech investments over the past 12 months, including Credit Sesame, Crown Global Insurance, Marqeta, LiftForward, and a yet to be announced fifth company. The firm also reported major milestones in three existing portfolio companies: Financeit, TIO Networks Corp., and Homeowners of America Holding Corp. Read more »

SWIFT Selects Finalists for the SWIFT Institute Challenge 2016

SWIFT Institute announces today that it has selected seven university student teams to compete in the inaugural SWIFT Institute Challenge at the SWIFT Business Forum London on 20 April at Tobacco Docks. Read more »

Singapore Launches Special Office for FinTech Startups

The Singapore government is launching a dedicated office designed to help fintech startups set up in Singapore. The office, described as a one-stop service for fintech startups, is part of the SG-Innovate initiative announced in the March budget speech by finance minister Heng Swee Keat as Singapore steps up its plan to promote itself as the leading fintech hub in Asia. Read more »

Eight Fintech Startups Get Investment Boost from BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas selected eight fintech startups to take part in a four month accelerator programme that will see each firm work on developing products and services for specific areas of the bank's business. The programme, run by the tech innovation specialist L'Atelier BNP Paribas, sees each startup paired with a different one of the French bank's departments, working on fields including insurance, payment methods, customer experience, cybersecurity... more Read more »

Wolters Kluwer Named a Category Leader in Chartis’ IFRS 9 FinTech Quadrant™

Chartis Research has recognised Wolters Kluwer  a Category Leader for the financial services industry in its FinTech Quadrant™ on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 Technology Solutions. The FinTech Quadrant uses in-depth research and a clear scoring system to determine which IFRS 9 technology solutions in the marketplace can best meet an organization’s needs. Read more »

Startupbootcamp Selected 10 FinTech Startups to Join the New York program

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation, has announced the 10 international startups selected to join its New York program. The finalists, which include teams from across the world, have been chosen by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from Startupbootcamp FinTech’s partners. Read more »

EPAM Systems Supports Swiss Finance+ fintech hub as a Sponsor

EPAM Systems takes leading role in supporting the Swiss FinTech ecosystem as the first corporate sponsor of the Swiss Finance + Technology AssociationEPAM Systems has signed a sponsorship deal with Swiss Finance + Technology Association, the center of gravity in the local ecosystem, as part of its commitment to build its relationship with the FinTech community and champion Switzerland as a leading global hub for FinTech innovation. Read more »

Nominations for AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 are Open

Nominations are open for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2016 - an annual showcase for the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place. Entry is free and open to any business, charity, individual or public body with a base in the UK. Winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by BT in July. Read more »

iUbble to Join FinTech Studios Family

FinTech Studios, a leading NYC-based FinTech software company, announced today the acquisition of iUbble Inc., a FinTech software startup created 2 years ago by students and faculty at the Stevens Institute of Technology, a premier, private research university in Hoboken, N.J. Read more »

StockViews Strengthens its Team with New Appointment

StockViews, the London-based equity research platform, has appointed Thomas Balk, the ex-head of Fidelity International, as Chairman. Balk has over 25 years experience in the global asset management industry, which includes 16 years at Fidelity. Prior to his responsibility as President of its international asset management activities, he held positions as President of Mutual Funds in Europe and President of the Japanese business. Read more »

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