Gender Imbalance in Leading Fintech Companies

Leading Fintech companies are trailing behind their peers in terms of diversity at the top, with women occupying fewer than one in ten (9%) of Board seats at UK Top 50* Fintech businesses, reveals research by Astbury Marsden, the leading recruitment firm. Astbury Marsden’s analysis shows that women in Fintech businesses are under-represented at Board level compared to Silicon Roundabout’s technology companies, where Boards are comprised of 18%... more Read more »

GFT Announces Partnership with FinTech City and Launch of Innovation Lab

GFT, the global provider of advisory, business consulting, IT and software services to the investment banking community, has announced a partnership with FinTech City and the launch of a new Innovation Lab in the UK at its London office. Read more »

PayPal and Facebook to Invest in European Fintech Company

Peter Thiel, the fintech pioneer, Paypal co-founder and first outside investor in facebook, has made an investment in Hamburg-based Deposit Solutions GmbH, the first open architecture platform for retail deposits inEurope. His investment is an add-on to the September growth financing round led by FinLab AG, a leading German fintech investor. In total, EUR 6.5 million have been raised in this round. Read more »

Exaxe Nominated for the FStech Awards

Exaxe is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for theTechnology Provider of the Year award at the 2016 FStech Awards which will to take place in London on March 17th. Exaxe has been shortlisted for this award as: Read more »

Startupbootcamp InsurTech Teams Up with LV= and Swiss Re

Startupbootcamp InsurTech, the leading accelerator focused on Insurance innovation, announces new partnerships with LV= and Swiss Re. Startupbootcamp InsurTech welcomes them on board to provide the expertise, exposure channels, APIs and access to a network of industry professionals that most early-stage insurance startups would not otherwise be able to access. Read more »

Korean Fintech Startup BrilliantTS Launched Smart Multi Card

BrilliantTS embraces the plastic credit card and turns it into all-in-one payment solution. The company reveals Brilliant Card—the world’s first smart multi card—at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas this January. Brilliant Card™ is a smart multi card storing up to 30 cards including credit, debit, membership, employee ID cards and an OTP. BrilliantTS owns its Multi-IC Technology, which enables one single IC chip to store multiple... more Read more »

InvestCloud is Shortlisted for the FStech Awards

 InvestCloud is shortlisted for the FStech Awards 2016, in the ‘Most disruptive financial sector technology’ category. InvestCloud is a first class integrated platform based in the cloud, allowing the investment community to connect deeper with their clients through digital experiences. Read more »

Silicon Valley Bank Announces UK Holds the Key to Expansion for Fintech Innovators

 Last week, 68 UK fintech leaders shared their 2016 predictions at a fintech event hosted by Anthemis and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative businesses and their investors. Six fintech experts from Stripe, Anthemis, GoCardless, Passion Capital, Funding Circle and SVB sat on a panel at the event. Read more »

Metamako Named as an Emerging Star in Global Fintech 100

 Metamako, the leading specialist in deterministic network devices for the world’s financial institutions, was confirmed today as one of KPMG and H2 Ventures’ top 50 Emerging Stars in their list of global finance technology innovators. Read more »

Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa will be Hosted by SWIFT

SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) 2016 will take place from 17-19 May 2016 in Mauritius. ARC, now in its 23rd year, brings together policy makers, industry leaders and the broader financial community from across the African continent. Typically attracting up to 500 delegates from around 40 countries, ARC is a unique forum for networking, education, discussion and debate. Read more »

The Winners of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge are Announced

UBS has announced the winners of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge at the Global Final held in Zurich, Switzerland Three winners of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge were selected from over 600 participants from 52 countries. The Global Final is the culmination of a four-month competition that aims to identify innovative and potentially disruptive technological ideas and solutions to support the transformation of the banking industry. Read more »

Swave to Get a Boost from Lloyds Banking Group

Fintech start-up Swave has secured an unrivalled opportunity to benefit from the expertise of Britain’s biggest banking group after recently winning the Consumer Financial Literacy category of an open innovation challenge run by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK. Read more »

Startup LISNR Accelerated By PowerMoves.NOLA And Morgan Stanley

 LISNR, the creator of SmartTones, a new communication protocol that sends data over audio, recently announced that it closed $10 million in Series B funding. The company's founder attributes participation PowerMoves@Detroit sponsored by Morgan Stanley as a flashpoint in the startup's growth. Read more »

Startupbootcamp FinTech Heads to New York to Launch Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp, the global family of industry-focused startup accelerators, announced the launch of a brand new Startupbootcamp FinTech program in New York. Following the success of programs in London and Singapore, the evolution of the FinTech program to the US ensures coverage of the three main FinTech hubs around the world. Read more »

Apps World 2015 London Announces £150,000 Startup Investment

Investment and startups are a key focus for this year’s Apps World event at London Excel on the 18th and 19th November 2015. Budding entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to meet with leading digital industry figures and given the opportunity to secure investment for their business. London has been named the number one city in Europe for digital entrepreneurs, startups and scale-ups and this success will be evident at this year’s event... more Read more »


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