LendIt Partners with Startupbootcamp FinTech for its PitchIt Europe 2017 Competition to Identify Fintech’s Next Star

LendIt, Europe’s largest global show in lending and fintech, today announced its Pitchit @ LendIt contest partnership with Startupbootcamp FinTech for PitchIt @ LendIt Europe 2017, a leading platform for fintech startups who can earn mentorship, endorsement and exposure to leading institutions, investors & press. Online applications also officially opened to qualifying fintech startups. Read more »

JPMorgan Invests $3 million on Eight FinLab Startup Winners

Today the Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab) at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) with founding Lab partner JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) announced eight financial services innovators as the winners of its third competition, aimed at identifying solutions that can help Americans improve their financial health.  Read more »

Hong Kong to Host its Second Annual Hong Kong Fintech Week

Hong Kong will host its second annual Hong Kong Fintech Week from 23 to 27 October 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to accommodate an expanded programme of events and activities that will highlight the distinctive and dynamic qualities the city offers the global Fintech community.  It will showcase Hong Kong's vibrant FinTech ecosystem with a mix of local and international firms as well as support from the private and... more Read more »

Singapore's FinLab Puts Eight Startups on the Accelerator

After sieving through close to 400 applications across 44 countries, The FinLab, Singapore's first corporate fintech accelerator, selected 8 innovative fintech businesses for its second cycle of acceleration. The FinLab, a joint venture between United Overseas Bank Ltd (“UOB”) and SGInnovate ("SGI"), helps identify, develop and support innovative businesses keen on growing and expanding into the ASEAN markets. Read more »

Central Bank of Bahrain Announces Landmark Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech Startups

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has announced new regulations to create a regulatory sandbox that will allow startups and fintech firms to test and experiment their banking ideas and solutions. The creation of the regulatory sandbox provides an opportunity for fintech businesses around the world to expand and thrive in the Gulf and strengthens Bahrain’s position as a fintech and financial services hub in the GCC. Read more »

Qliro Nordic FinTech Startup Moves Into Savings Account Market

To broaden their offering within Financial Services, Qliro has launched a digital service for savings accounts. The underlying technology comes from Emric, a part of Tieto. In March 2017, Qliro became a credit market company under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, enabling them to launch new financial services for both e-commerce and consumers. Qliro was founded to simplify e-commerce payments and the company is now... more Read more »

FinTech50 2017 list unveiled, including 24 new businesses

The FinTech50 revealed the fifty hottest FinTech businesses in Europe, as selected by an international panel of industry experts, at an exclusive launch event in London. Chosen from a long-list of over 1,500 companies across Europe, The Fintech50 2017 – the most hotly contested in its five-year history – features 24 businesses new to the list.  This year’s list shines a spotlight on companies leading the evolution of financial services by... more Read more »

US Ohio accelerator targets UK smart Fintechs with $100,000 grant

Applications invited by July 17 on www.fintech71.com British entrepreneurs are being offered the chance to develop financial services ideas in one of the top financial regions in the US, with a $100,000 (£77,000) equity-based grant and a package of support for growing businesses. Read more »

Can Poland Become a Fintech Leader in Europe?

During two days of debates and speeches, Polish and foreign experts talked about the impact of technology on the future of business. More than 2,500 attendees participated in the congress and more than 150 panelists and speakers representing industries such as fintech, insurtech and big data, as well as finance, banking, insurance, IT, consulting, including startups, investors, market leaders and public administrations. Read more »

Copenhagen FinTech Signs MoU with Singaporean Counterpart

“It is the right time and with the right people” stated H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore and Brunei, at the signing of the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Copenhagen Fintech and the Singapore Fintech Association.  The event, held in Singapore, is to kick-start the exploratory process between the associations. This includes the potential scope of collaboration, identifying possible roadblocks and building... more Read more »

London's Premiere Fintech Event Is Bigger Than Ever and Back for a Fourth Year

Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.” Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50... more Read more »

Findings of FinTech Industry Sandbox Consultation Released

 Findings of the Industry Sandbox Consultation have been published today.  The Consultation was chaired by Innovate Finance, the UK’s membership association for global FinTech, on invitation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The Industry Sandbox Consultation Report identified use cases and design requirements for a successful sandbox development environment that could enable FinTech players to validate innovations as well as to... more Read more »

BearingPoint Invests in FinTech Start-up Tribe

As part of its Ventures activities, BearingPoint has invested in the Oslo-based start-up Tribe. Tribe is an insurance provider that has developed an innovative business model and IT insurance platform. It enables customers to receive simple and fair insurance solutions by leveraging the trust among their networks of friends and families. BearingPoint and Tribe will enter into a long-term relationship to expand their respective service portfolios. Read more »

Certua Robo Life Insurance Startup Expands to UK

Certua, a data driven fin-tech company has today announced its intention to launch to market in 2017.  Certua, data driven fin-tech company, announces intention to launch in the UK in 2017 • Pioneering robo - life insurance • Modern fintech aims to deliver the cover you want, when you want it • Next generation technology can reduce costs substantially Through intelligent use of data, the company has the ability to provide real-time... more Read more »

BMO Harris Bank Collaborates with Chicago's 1871 on Fintech Mentorship Programme

Today BMO Harris Bank announced a partnership with 1871, a leading technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem which is currently home to nearly 500 high-growth digital startups in the Merchandise Mart – that will provide a select group of FinTech startups the opportunity to participate in a three-month mentorship program.  The program, called BMO Harris/1871 FinTech Partnership, will provide six selected startups with: Read more »

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