Moneybox's Android app is now available on Play Store

Following the launch of their iOS app at the end of August, London fintech startup Moneybox today launches its Android app to the Play Store. Moneybox is trying to make it easier than ever for people to save money and start investing. The app enables users to round up their everyday card purchases to the nearest pound and invest the change into thousands of companies via tracker funds. The app offers three simple starting options and the chance... more Read more »

24 startup finalists from across the globe to compete at the Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

The following 24 startups will be competing for their chance at the coveted Best in Show prize of US$10,000 at the Fintech Finals 2017(FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on January 19, 2017. Each startup will have just 5 minutes to pitch their business in front of industry judges and a live audience. Read more »

Bitwage Wins French Tech Ticket

Bitwage, a Silicon Valley start-up launched in May of 2014, announced that the company has won a French Tech Ticket competition. The company will be further granted with €57,000 from BPI France, a large public investment bank owned by French government. Read more »

Citi becomes an angel for Cobalt DL

Cobalt DL, the FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, today announced that Citi has become an investor and one of the launch clients for their Cobalt FX post trade solution. Cobalt DL has commenced beta testing with a number of leading FX participants on its private peer-to-peer network that uses distributed ledger technology to significantly reduce risk and cut post-trade costs by up to 80%. Cobalt DL’s FX... more Read more »

Isle of Man named FinTech Region of the Year

E-Business publication, FinTech Finance, has recognised the Isle of Man as FinTech Region of the Year in its 2016 awards.  Presented at a ceremony in London on the 8th December, the award identified the Isle of Man for its quality of professional services, regulation and level of investment in the sector.  The Isle of Man fought off the other finalists, Malaysia and Northern Ireland, to secure the accolade. Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the... more Read more »

Finimize MyLife opens in ‘alpha’ to first users in 8,000-strong waiting list

 Finimize, the London-based start-up making finance more accessible for millennials, has today launched Finimize MyLife, a revolutionary free-to-use online platform that helps people plan their financial future. Read more »

China Outstrips London, New York and Silicon Valley to Become Undisputed Global FinTech Leader

 While the UK and the US have jostled to be recognized as leading global FinTech centers, China hasleapfrogged ahead to become the undisputed global FinTech hub. The speed, sophistication and scale of development of China’s FinTech ecosystem have been at a level unmatched in more established markets. Read more »

Cryptocurrencies, New Regulations, Investment in Fintech – We Know the Agenda of impact’16 fintech/insurech

In a little more than two weeks in Wroclaw starts impact’16 fintech/insurtech – one of the most inspiring congress devoted to innovative technologies in financial sector. CEOs of banks and financial institutions, startup and public administration representatives and academics will gather in one place to discuss the future of fintech. For the most innovative companies from Central Europe organizers prepared a special pitching and matching... more Read more »

PayKey Raises Series A Round with Investors Including Santander InnoVentures

PayKey, a social Fintech company that enables banks to provide their users with peer to peer payment options through any social and messaging platform, today announced a $6 million Series A funding round co-led by leading global venture capital firm, e.ventures and Gaby Salem of Wharton Asset Management, with investments from new investors, including financial-sector leaders CommerzVentures, Mastercard and Santander InnoVentures, Digital Leaders... more Read more »

ACI Worldwide Launches its Fintech Disruptors Report 2017

A survey of financial institutions, fintech start-ups and ecosystem participants across Europe, Africa and the Middle East has revealed that the convergence between the strategies of fintechs and traditional financial institutions is rapidly gathering pace. Read more »

London Stock Exchange Welcomes Edinburgh Fintech FreeAgent’s IPO

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the AIM flotation of FreeAgent, a provider of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service accounting software and mobile applications designed specifically for UK micro-businesses. The Edinburgh-based company raised £10.7 million at IPO, with a market capitalisation of £34million.   To celebrate the listing, Ed Molyneux, CEO, FreeAgent and staff from the company opened trading on London Stock Exchange this morning.   Read more »

Accenture Enters Into Stretegic Relationship with Partech Ventures

Accenture has entered into a strategic relationship with Partech Ventures, a leading venture capitalist firm headquartered in Paris, France, with offices in Berlin, Germany and San Francisco, California. Under the agreement, Accenture will invest in two Partech funds and join its Advisory Committee, gaining early access to relevant startups and the opportunity to co-invest in early-stage companies. Financial details were not disclosed. Read more »

Fujitsu Collaborates with Fintech Firms to Launch New Customer Onboarding Solution

Fujitsu  today announces the launch of Smart Origination, customer onboarding technology developed in unique partnership with ImageWare Systems,  Read more »

Senjō Group Co-Sponsors Next Money's FinTech Finals 2017

Senjō Group, a privately held investment firm headquartered in Singapore, announced today its support and co-sponsorship of the Next Money FinTech Finals 2017 (FF17) as an Organising Partner alongside InvestHK and Startmeup.HK. Next Money is a global fintech community that fosters the reinvention of finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship. FF17 returns for its second year and is part of the StartmeupHK Festival which will take... more Read more »

Four Start-ups Secure Proof of Concepts With Europe’s Leading Corporates as Kickstart Accelerator Launches Its Final Demo Day

 As Kickstart Accelerator hosts its Investor and Final Demo Days, it also announces five Proof of Concepts (PoCs) between some of the programme’s corporate partners, including UBS, Credit Suisse, PwC, Swisscom and Raiffeisen Switzerland, and some of the 30 participating start-ups, from the programme’s four verticals; Fintech, Smart & Connected Machines, Future & Emerging Technologies and Food. Five PoCs Confirmed with Leading European... more Read more »

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