UK and Singapore Regulators Build FinTech Bridge

Singaporean officials and FinTech companies gathered with UK FinTech companies in Downing Street today to celebrate the launch of the UK’s first ever FinTech Bridge, which included the signing of a Regulatory Cooperation Agreement between the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The agreement will enable the regulators to refer FinTech firms to their counterparts across the globe. It also sets out how... more Read more »

Visa Invites Start-ups to Compete in The Everywhere Initiative

 Visa invited start-ups to compete in the company’s second annual The Everywhere Initiative. In partnership with start-up ecosystem company, KITE, Visa is posing three real-life business challenges to the start-up community to create innovative solutions that solve Visa business problems and drive the future of commerce. The selected winner of each challenge will receive $50,000 to be used towards the real-world production of their solution and... more Read more »

Nexuslab and Rabobank Team Up to Support European Blockchain Ventures

 Nexuslab, the Swiss blockchain startup programme powered by Startupbootcamp, has announced a partnership with Rabobank. The Dutch bank joins Nexuslab to support the first round of its programme geared towards early-stage European blockchain ventures. The collaboration adds leading financial industry expertise to the programme and further strengthens its international footprint. Read more »

Experience of Elaboration, Startup and Development of Project Based on Ethereum

How to inspire more than 40 thousand participants from 50 countries for a collaborative project based on smart contracts? Representative of 7elephant, Sergey Primachik, will tell about his experience of project management as speaker at Blockchain & Bitcoin conference Prague. The topic of his report is “Experience of elaboration, startup and development of project based on Ethereum. Challenges and solutions”. Read more »

Payments Professionals and FinTech Innovators Gather in TRANSACT 16

 The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the global trade association representing the payments technology world, opened TRANSACT 16 today to thousands of payments professionals representing over 1,000 institutions from 30 countries to unveil the newest technologies, latest trends, security outlook and policy changes impacting e-commerce, fintech, and consumers.  Show-floor passes and on-site registration are still available for TRANSACT... more Read more »

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 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 »


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