UAE MINISTRY OF FINANCE COUNTS DOWN TO FINOVATE MIDDLE EAST NEXT MONTH

More than 400 leaders in the industry of fintech will gather in Dubai this month to showcase innovation in their sector, highlighting the future of fintech for the global and regional markets. Held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Finance, and showing off the latest products in action as well as boosting the UAE as an international hub for fintech, FinovateMiddleEast will take place from 26-27 February at the Madinat Jumierah Conference... more Read more »

Ping An OneConnect Fintech Subsidiary Raises $650 Million in Financing

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or "the Group", HKEx: 2318; SSE: 601318) is pleased to announce that three technology subsidiaries under the Group - Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (hereafter "Ping An Good Doctor"), Ping An Medical and Healthcare Management Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An Healthcare Technology") and OneConnect Financial Technology Co., LTD (hereafter "OneConnect") - have... more Read more »

Luxembourg and Belgian FinTech Hubs Sign MoU

As part of the LHoFT delegation at the Paris Fintech Forum held on January 30 & 31 at the former stock exchange in the very heart of Paris in Palais Brongniart, the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology Foundation (LHoFT) is pleased to announce the signature of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Belgian Fintech hub B-Hive on Tuesday, 30 January.  Read more »

Fidor to Exhibit at the Paris Fintech Forum: Founder Matthias Kröner Takes the Stage to Discuss Finance as a Platform and Raising Funds

Fidor will exhibit at the Paris Fintech Forum on 30th and 31st January at booth ST16. The company will showcase its group activities with Fidor Bank and Fidor Solutions teams in attendance. Paris Fintech Forum is France’s leading fintech conference and the perfect place to network with the 2,000 attendees, 200 CEOs and 150 fintechs in attendance. Read more »

Atos launches three new services to enhance its global FinTech Partner Program

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces three new initiatives to strengthen its global FinTech Partner program; FinLab, its cloud-based platform to facilitate the creation of new joint services; FinHub, a Fintech on-boarding program and FinNet, Read more »

Asian Financial Forum to showcase 20 startups

The InnoVenture Salon will debut at next week's Asian Financial Forum (AFF), to foster start-up development.  Read more »

SBDA Group and FinSight Ventures Announce the Closing of Series A Investment Round to Advance SBDA’s AI Customer Engagement Solution for Retail Banks

SBDA Group signs agreement with lead investor FinSight Ventures and Digital Space Ventures to close the Series A venture investment round. The funding will be used to advance the existing SBDA recommendation-based technology for any bank in addressing their needs. Read more »

PAIR Finance Raises € 4,5M and Wins New Strategic Investors

The Berlin-based Fintech company PAIR Finance raised €4,5M in series A funding from strategic investors and financial investors. Among others, Zalando, Hitfox Group and a prominent selection of business angels from the German industry participated in the funding round (some being Maximilian Zimmerer, former management board member of Allianz and Marc Stilke - former CEO of Immoscout). Existing investors like the Company Builder FinLeap, yabeo... more Read more »

Nordea Ventures Set up to Invest in FinTechs

Nordea has established Nordea Ventures to make strategic investments in fintech start-up companies. This further supports Nordea’s strategy of building a truly agile, digital bank. - We want to play an active role in developing new technologies for the financial sector from early on, says Casper von Koskull, President and Group CEO of Nordea. - It’s not just about providing capital, but also about engaging with start-ups and sharing our... more Read more »

Ebury Launches Office in Brussels

Ebury, one of the fastest growing fintechs for corporate global transaction services, has announced the opening of a second office in the Benelux region.  Following the success of Ebury’s office in The Netherlands, Ebury is expanding its regional growth and has chosen Brussels as a second location in the region. The new office is located in the city centre at Boulevard du Régent 37/Regentlaan 37. Read more »

POCKIT AND MESPO TAKE PRIZES AT UK’S FIRST FINTECH FOR ALL COMPETITION

Robo money saver Mespo takes newcomer crown, with mobile banking app Pockit winning two prizes - the established fintech category and special Experian Spotlight award Almost 100 high calibre entries to UK’s first Fintech For All Competition Competition launched at request as part of the Government’s Digital Strategy Winners of Tech City UK’s first ever Fintech For All Competition were revealed last night in a thrilling final in the... more Read more »

STARTUPS SECURE MORE THAN 30 POCs AND PARTNERSHIPS AT KICKSTART ACCELERATOR 2017

Over 30 Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and partnerships have been secured at Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest no equity, multi-corporate accelerator programmes that culminates today – most of them with leading corporations. Coop, Credit Suisse, Empa, EY, Helsana, Migros, PwC Switzerland, Raiffeisen, Swisscom as well as UBS have entered into partnerships with the entrepreneurs participating in this year’s acceleration programme. Read more »

GCC’s BFSI Leaders Gear Up for AI and Blockchain Powered Future at the Naseba FinTech Summit in Dubai

Naseba’s FinTech Summit, held in association with Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), successfully concluded with more than 200 Banking Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) enterprise decision makers from across the region meeting to discuss and evaluate the latest developments in FinTech. Read more »

Return of the Baltic Tiger? Latvian Start-Ups Fighting Back

When we think of start-up scenes, we might think of bustling world cities such as London, New York, Melbourne and Hong Kong as leaders of the pack.  However, an unexpected country tops the charts: Latvia. A recent study by the World Economic Forum showed that Latvia had more early-stage entrepreneurial activity than anywhere in Europe.  But why? Read more »

MiNiT Financial Services Introduces New World-Class FinTech Products at Money 20/20

Macate Group Corporation, an American multinational corporation, and its affiliate MiNiT Financial Services, Inc. today proclaimed the launch of two new, innovative FinTech products at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.  Read more »

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