Visa and the AIBIM Launch ASEAN Fintech Challenge

Visa and the AIBIM  team up to launch the ASEAN Fintech Challenge in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2016 (GIFF) from 10th to 12th May in Kuala Lumpur. The challenge, organised by Nxt Bnk KL, aims to bring the best and most innovative fintech startups from the region to compete in the capital city, with teams having the opportunity to present their ideas to over 500 GIFF delegates from all over the world. Cash prizes await the... more Read more »

Asia-Pacific FinTech Innovation Lab 2016 Opens for Application

Applications open today for Asia-Pacific’s third annual FinTech Innovation Lab, Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top financial institution executives. Applications can be made at www.fintechinnovationlab.com and close on May 31, 2016. Read more »

The Tech Tour Gathers FinTech Companies in Paris

Next May the 3rd and 4th, the first Tech Tour & IVC Fintech Summit will bring to Paris a delegation of 100 international investors of the highest caliber, actively looking to invest in innovative Fintech companies. They will be joined by the key French stakeholders, both public and private: the French Treasury, national banking and insurance associations (FBF and FFSA), Paris Europlace and CroissancePlus and supported by Oakland Partners and... more Read more »

Pich Won ‘Fintech Venture Day’ Business Project

Pich, a startup won business project at Fintech Venture Day Madrid, a contest organized by Santander InnoVentures, Accenture and IE Business School. The competition is aimed at startups which provide technology-based solutions for the finance sector and the event was held at the Rafael del Pino Foundation. Read more »

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 »

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