LendIt Partners with Capital One to Co-Host their Annual Fintech Start-up Competition

LendIt, the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community, today announced a partnership with information based lending company Capital One to co-host PitchIt @ LendIt, a competition to find a future star of the fintech world.  Read more »

Nordea Selects 19 Startups to its Accelerator Programme

Over 200 startups from across the world applied to Nordea’s Accelerator programme. 19 startups have now been offered to start working at Nordea’s premises in Stockholm and Helsinki from 12 September to develop their fintech ideas together with Nordea. Read more »

Innotribe Launches Global FinTech Hubs Federation to Boost Innovation in Financial Sector

Innotribe, SWIFT’s innovation arm, and Innovate Finance, the independent membership organisation for global FinTech, today announced the launch of the Global FinTech Hubs Federation (GFHF) to help foster innovation across the world’s financial services industry. To date, more than 20 countries - including Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, to name a few – are participating in the GFHF, with more countries... more Read more »

Monetary Authority Of Singapore Launches FinTech Innovation Lab

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced the opening of its FinTech Innovation Lab. The purpose-built facility, known as Looking Glass @ MAS1, is located within the MAS Building. 2   Looking Glass @ MAS will serve the following purposes: Read more »

Eight Fintech Startups Join the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Eight leading financial technology (fintech) companies today begin a 12-week mentorship program in the third annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific. Read more »

FIS and Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson to Fund VC FinTech Accelerator till 2018

FIS™, a global leader in financial services technology, and the office of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson have committed to extending the VC FinTech Accelerator program until 2018. Read more »

Startupbootcamp Taps 9 Startups to Join its 2016 London FinTech Accelerator Program

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation, has today announced the names of the 9 global startups selected to join its London program. The companies, which include teams from across Europe, America and Asia-Pacific, have been selected following a rigorous process by a working group of industry experts, including representatives from Startupbootcamp and its partners.  Read more »

GSMA Unveils Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which will support innovative start-ups in emerging markets and is open to start-ups from and operating in Africa and selected countries in Asia. The Fund is backed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and supported by the GSMA and its members. Read more »

Blick Rothenberg: Online Equity Investing Platforms Help for StartUps

Online equity investing platforms are proving to be a powerful tool for start-ups to raise finance from the public as well as a tax-efficient option for investors, say London Chartered Accountants Blick Rothenberg LLP.    Read more »

Capital One Unveils Five Finalists of Growth Labs- Accelerator Programme

Capital One announces the five finalists awarded a place on its accelerator programme, Growth Labs. The programme, launched in partnership with corporate accelerator and investment firm L Marks, aims to enable early stage start-ups to develop new technologies for the financial sector. Read more »

Lloyds Banking Group New Mentoring Scheme Helps FinTech Start-Ups to Boost Expertise

Coinciding with the start of FinTech Week 2016, Lloyds Banking Group has today announced the launch of a new mentoring scheme that will see FinTech start-ups able to access the broad expertise of its colleagues from across the Group. The FinTech start-ups will benefit from knowledge sharing of experienced Lloyds Banking Group staff to aid their development in the financial and technology sector.  The support offered includes refining concepts to... more Read more »

Startupbootcamp Launches FinTech & CyberSecurity Program in Amsterdam

Startupbootcamp, the global industry-focused startup accelerator, announced the launch of the brand new FinTech & CyberSecurity program in Amsterdam, following the success of their FinTech programs in London, Singapore and New York. Startups can apply now to be part of this new accelerator program. Read more »

The 3rd South Asian Diaspora Convention Brings Together Industry Experts

The 3rd South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) returns to Singapore this July, themed “Growth through Interaction: The South Asian Opportunity”. This year, the convention will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre on 18th and 19th July 2016. It will bring together more than 1,000 distinguished guests and over 50 of the region’s leading policymakers, business leaders, academics and civil society leaders to be part of these groundbreaking... more Read more »

BNP Paribas International Hackathon Reveals Winners for Phase 2

The 2nd edition of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon took place last week-end in 8 countries simultaneously. 96 startups competed to create solutions around the theme: “Streamlining the Customer Journey through co-creation with startups.” Last week-end, startups joined forces in order to find the best solutions to address this year’s theme: “Streamlining the Customer Journey through co-creation with startups.” Read more »

MasterCard Attracts Next Generation Startups to Start Path Global Program

MasterCard today announced the 2016 summer class of its Start Path Global program – the company’s global effort to support innovative early-stage startups developing the next generation of commerce and fintech solutions. Read more »


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