Hartford InsurTech Hub announces 2019 cohort set to transform U.S. insurance capital into new InsurTech giant

Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, unveils the 2019 cohort of startups for its acceleration program. The chosen startups cover a wide range of abilities, from Property Insurance Claims to Peer-to-Peer Insurance (P2P). The selected ten companies exhibit a diverse range of technologies and insurance types. Read more »

US startup Lemonade launches in Europe

Great digital brands transcend borders. Whether in Chicago, Paris, or Singapore, today’s consumers listen to music on Spotify, ride with Uber, and stay at Airbnb.  Consumers are increasingly cosmopolitan, socially aware, and tech-native – everything Lemonade was built to be. That’s why going global feels natural for us. So we’re thrilled to announce that Lemonade is coming to Europe – our first major market outside of the United States. Read more »

Trusted Fintech Program, provided by B-Hive, kicks off with an introduction day in Brussels

B-Hive’s Trusted Fintech Program kicks off today with an introduction day in Brussels. Ten start-ups have decided to join the program in order to understand the ins and outs of cyber security while aiming to receive the valuable Trusted Fintech Label. The completion of the program will not only result in earning the label, but it will also showcase their commitment to better the company’s cybersecurity procedures. Read more »

Paybase announced as sponsor of FinTech Connect

Paybase has been announced as a sponsor of this year’s FinTech Connect Conference on 5th - 6th December. The UK’s largest FinTech event will this year host 5000 attendees from over 60 countries, with over 250 speakers giving talks on a variety of topics within FinTech.  Read more »

Taking a Do-it-Together Approach: Side-by-Side with Startups

Leave the do-it-yourself projects at home and make way for do-it-together. While do-it-yourself may have worked previously, Mastercard believes the best way to drive scale and unlock new opportunities for businesses large and small is through collaboration – the answers to the questions surrounding today’s connected and complicated world aren’t found in one place. Besides, who’s going to read you the directions when you’re holding the nail and... more Read more »

Oracle and B-Hive launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for fintech startups/scaleups

After announcing their Fintech Innovation Program collaboration in July, Oracle and B-Hive are taking their next step to jointly launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for mature startup and scale-up fintechs, called Fintech ScaleUp. Registration opens today and the program will kickstart in January when Oracle and B-Hive will select 15 startup or scale-up fintechs in two program sessions that will take place in Brussels and London. Read more »

Fintech startup Sharegain rolls-out first Securities Lending Platform, following $12m investment

Fintech startup Sharegain, whose securities lending platform allows any investor to generate revenue through loaning out their financial assets, has raised a total of $12m (including $5m in the latest round) to support the roll-out of its platform to private banks, online brokers and robo-advisers, as well as scaling up its operations with family offices and asset management firms in line with significant early demand. Read more »

LexinFintech CFO at Harvard University: Opportunities abound for fintech players in China

Consumer finance is poised to become the next gold mine of opportunity in China's booming financial technology sector, said a senior executive from LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. ("Lexin" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: LX), a leading online consumer finance platform for educated young adults in China.  Read more »

Vizag Fintech Festival 2018: A New Story on the Growth Path

The inaugural edition of Vizag Fintech Festival 2018, an initiative by Government of Andhra Pradesh and organized by Fintech Valley Vizag was held from 22nd – 26th October 2018 at Hotel Novotel, Vizag. Read more »

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech seeks the best companies for its second cohort

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City announces the opening of applications for its second cohort and invites the best growth stage FinTech startups to apply by December 10th. It is the only FinTech scaling program in Latin America and is designed for growth stages companies specialized in FinTech. Read more »

STARTUPBOOTCAMP LAUNCHES FIRST FINTECH ACCELERATOR IN DUBAI

Today, Startupbootcamp launches its FinTech Accelerator program in Dubai to support the city in its bid to become a world leader in financial services innovation and technology. Read more »

PwC and UK Black Tech join up to drive diversity in technology sector

PwC and UKBlackTech have joined forces in a drive to encourage greater diversity in the technology sector and to inspire more young people from a range of backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. Read more »

Blazing A Trail To The Fastest Growing Marketplace On Earth

The power and potential of Asian FinTech is hard to describe but obvious to see. From alternative lending to open banking and augmented intelligence technology to the tokenized economy, APAC’s innovation is taking on the world. On 19-21 March 2019, Money20/20 Asia will be back to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and is set to be even bigger and better. The world’s leading FinTech entrepreneurs and innovators will meet again in Singapore to debate... more Read more »

Berlin based Fintech Penta raises €7 million Series-A

Business bank account Penta today announced a €7 million investment round as its customer base continues to grow at pace. User numbers have increased over 900%, since the company's last fundraise just eight months ago. This brings Penta’s total fundraising to €10M. A transparent, community-driven approach and active commitment to world-leading customer service has helped Penta win favour of the German business community since launching back in... more Read more »

IMF and World Bank reveal Fintech Agenda

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group today launched the Bali Fintech Agenda, a set of 12 policy elements aimed at helping member countries to harness the benefits and opportunities of rapid advances in financial technology that are transforming the provision of banking services, while at the same time managing the inherent risks. Read more »

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