PLUS-Forum “Cards, Payments and Mobile 2016” enters the home stretch!

On 7-8 June, 2016, the 7th International PLUS-Forum “Cards, Payments and Mobile 2016” will be held by the PLUS Journal in Moscow. The event is dedicated to the analysis of the current state of and prospects for the payment industry development in Russia and globally. PLUS-Forum is one of a few events growing in popularity even during the current period far from being very favourable one. Over 1000 participants from Russia and other countries... more Read more »

China's First FinTech Angel Fund Goes Live

China today witnesses the founding of FinPlus(, the country's first angel fund and accelerator that focuses on investing in startups that feature financial technology (FinTech). Fugel Holding, the company that is backing FinPlus, decided to make the move at this time as its management team sees now as the right moment to develop FinTech in China. Read more »

Fintech Startup Ormsby Street Collaborates with Deutsche Bank to Release Credit-Checking Tool

 Fintech startup Ormsby Street has launched its innovative credit-checking tool CreditHQ in Germany, as part of a new partnership with one of Germany’s biggest banks. Read more »

Santander InnoVentures to Invest in Robo-Advisory Platform SigFig

 Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, today announced its latest portfolio investment in SigFig – a US-based provider of wealth management technology, designed to provide high-quality investment advice to all wealth levels via a combination of design, data science, and technology. Read more »

Wirecard and Curve Collaborate to Deliver Next Generation Payment Cards

Wirecard reports a partnership with the London based startup Curve to introduce a new payment solution. Curve allows people to connect up an unlimited number of bank cards into one physical payment card, accepted everywhere. It is supported by a mobile app that gives people a clearer picture of their payments putting them back in control. The card and smartphone app solution is supported by Wirecard's technology, ensuring global usage of the... more Read more »

KERV Wins Innovation Jam Final Held by Temenos

Temenos announces that KERV, the contactless payment ring, has won the first Innovation Jam final held by Temenos, the software specialist for banking and finance, at its annual Temenos Community Forum. Read more »

Next Money Pilots Global Fintech Radar Challenge

 Next Money, the world’s biggest and broadest fintech community platform, have today announced the Global Fintech Radar Challenge. The challenge asks Open Source developers and platforms to create and produce the world’s leading aggregation tool for fintech data, news, insights, social media interactions, startups and companies, industry trends and patents. Read more »

SEB and Tink Form a Partnership

Through a new partnership with fintech company Tink, SEB's customers will get a better opportunity to gather, analyse and manage their finances. SEB will at the same time invest SEK 36 million in Tink AB, thereby becoming the fifth-largest shareholder. Tink's technology is included in the first phase of SEB's mobile app for private individuals in Sweden, and makes it possible for customers to collect and categorise detailed information about... more Read more »

Sonovate Pointed to Softer Growth of Demand for Contract & Permanent Hires in UK FinTech Sphere

Demand for contract and permanent hires is increasing rapidly among UK fintech companies, according to new research from recruitment finance provider, Sonovate. Job advertisements for contract roles increased by 64 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and individual roles have become highly sought after. Roles are being advertised at an average day rate of £430. Read more »

Sibos 2016 Geneva Will be Opened by Chairman of the Swiss National Bank

Sibos announces that Thomas J. Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, the central bank of Switzerland, will give the opening address at Sibos 2016 in Geneva. Read more »

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 »


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