GFT participates in tech start-ups at 4YFN in the Mobile World Congress

GFT, the international provider of innovative IT solutions and services and a leading specialist in the financial sector, announces its participation once again in the Mobile World Congress, which will take place from 27 February to 1 March in Barcelona. In particular, GFT is one of the companies that will be based in ‘4 Years From Now’ (4YFN), the international gathering of tech entrepreneurs that will celebrate its fourth edition, which hopes... more Read more »

Vested Founds Startup Incubator Program

Vested, a new communications agency for a new financial industry, today announced the launch of Vested startups. This new division of Vested will make strategic investments in and provide communications services to startup companies in the finance and technology space.   Read more »

KPMG: Global FinTech funding decreased in 2016 but expected to mobilize in 2017

In the US, total funding fell from $27 billion to just $12.8 billion, while the total number of deals was down from 615 to 489, a drop blamed by the report on political and regulatory uncertainty, a decline in mega-deals and investor caution. Read more »

Former FICO chief joins XOR Data Exchange as investor and board strategist

Larry Rosenberger, former CEO of Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) and current research fellow, has joined Austin-based Data as a Service (DaaS) provider XOR Data Exchange as an investor and board observer. Read more »

FinTech Startup bridges banks and developers, securing $1.3m funding led by Connect Ventures

Serial start-up offer ‘win-win’ solution, bank API platform to enhance financial innovation and prevent banks from getting left behind. TrueLayer has revealed the private beta of its API platform that will link applications with banks and financial institutions. The platform supplies developers with an access to the bank data they need to build new apps and services. Financial providers and other regulated businesses will also be able to utilize... more Read more »

BetaSmartz Automated Investment: Now in Asia

BetaSmartz, the B2B automated investment platform for all sizes of investors, starting from institutions to retail, today announced opening a new branch in Hong Kong. BetaSmartz offers ‘hybrid ‘ digital investment or ‘robo’ advice that combines automated and face-to-face financial advice. Newly appointed Managing Director Asia, Zak Allom, said this model had been well received since its launch in 2015, with several clients now live including two... more Read more »

Oddup Launches Startup Coverage in Ho Chi Minh City

 Oddup announced today their startup network and coverage expansion to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, extending the startup coverage to 13 major cities globally. Read more »

Europe’s leading AI and Data Science Startups to showcase their technologies at Winton Labs Demo Day

Winton, the global investment management business, today announced that the second cohort from the Winton Labs accelerator will pitch at a Demo Day on 9th February. Featuring five of Europe’s most innovative startups focussed on AI, machine learning and data science, the second Winton Lab programme has been run in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute, whose academics have provided the startups with technical mentorship. Read more »

5 Fintech businesses to watch in 2017

LendInvest LendInvest's mortgage marketplace matches people looking for quick, short-term mortgage funding with people hoping to get a better return on the money they lend. With a deep understanding of risk and an unrelenting focus on building technology that’s relevant for the mortgage market, LendInvest is leading the way in property finance innovation. Leetchi Read more »

ingage Leads UK Fintech Showcase Down Under

ingage, the corporate access and investor relations (IR) software company, today announced that it has been selected by the UK Department of Trade to take part in the first fintech mission to Australia. Taking place in March, the trade delegation will showcase eleven leading UK fintech companies to the Australian Financial Services industry in a series of targeted events in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more »

Kickstart Accelerator Welcomes International Startups for Its Second Programme

Kickstart Accelerator, one of Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero-equity technology accelerators and an initiative of digitalswitzerland, has today announced that applications are open to international startups for its second programme, predominantly based out of ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, the old transformer station in centre of Zurich. Read more »

The Innotribe Startup Challenge for Russia Is Opened

SWIFT announces today that the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Russia is open for applications. For the first time this year, Innotribe is pleased to partner with the ROSSWIFT (Russian National SWIFT Member and User Group), namely the Bank of Russia, the National Settlement Depository, Sberbank, and Alfa-Bank to organise the Startup Challenge showcase during the International Financial Congress (IFC). Read more »

The Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa Is Opened

SWIFT Innotribe announces today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. For the third year running, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 16-18 May 2017. ARC brings together policy makers, industry leaders and the broader financial community from across the African continent. Read more »

BNP Paribas Securities Services Supports Fortia Financial Solutions

BNP Paribas Securities Services has taken a minority stake in fintech start-up Fortia Financial Solutions, a software company which uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and business process monitoring to help the fund industry meet rising compliance requirements and manage mounting volumes of data.  Read more »

Winners of Global Fintech Challenge Was Released by Mahindra Finance

Three fintech solutions have won Proof-of-Concept projects within Mahindra Finance Leading Indian NBFC, Mahindra Finance, is delighted to announce three winning solutions from their recent Global Fintech Challenge. All three solution providers will continue with Proof-of-Concept projects within Mahindra Finance with a view to roll out and implement their technologies.  The winning solutions as aligned to three (3)  SME-focused categories are: Read more »

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