New research by MagnaCarta and Klarna identifies four key issues to dominate fintech

“Removing Roadblocks: The New Road of Fintech”published today by MagnaCarta in partnership with Klarna identifies four key elements critical to the future development of fintech - Relevance, Openness, Automation and Data. Read more »

Research from Startupbootcamp in Latin America unveils the elements needed for a thriving FinTech ecosystem

Latin America has established itself as a leading region in terms of innovation in the financial services sector that has seen more than 1,100 FinTech ventures and around a 50% annual growth rate in the main markets, according to research conducted by Startupbootcamp in Latin America. Read more »

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America positions itself as genuine launchpad for regional FinTech startups

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America - a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista - celebrated the end of its second batch during Demo Day this week. In front of key players from across the financial services industry, the nine FinTech startups showcased their innovation stories and evolution during the acceleration process, and also their roadmap for the following months. Seven of them announced their official launch, and almost... more Read more »

Oracle and B-Hive launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for fintech startups/scaleups

After announcing their Fintech Innovation Program collaboration in July, Oracle and B-Hive are taking their next step to jointly launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for mature startup and scale-up fintechs, called Fintech ScaleUp. Registration opens today and the program will kickstart in January when Oracle and B-Hive will select 15 startup or scale-up fintechs in two program sessions that will take place in Brussels and London. Read more »

Fintech leader Avaloq wins “Best of Show” award at FinovateAsia

The highly prestigious award concludes this year’s FinovateAsia, a major international fintech innovation conference which took place in Hong Kong on 29 and 30 October 2018. The event saw around 20 leading fintech firms, including Avaloq, demonstrate their tools and solutions to an audience of industry experts. Read more »

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech seeks the best companies for its second cohort

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City announces the opening of applications for its second cohort and invites the best growth stage FinTech startups to apply by December 10th. It is the only FinTech scaling program in Latin America and is designed for growth stages companies specialized in FinTech. Read more »

PwC and UK Black Tech join up to drive diversity in technology sector

PwC and UKBlackTech have joined forces in a drive to encourage greater diversity in the technology sector and to inspire more young people from a range of backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. Read more »

Blazing A Trail To The Fastest Growing Marketplace On Earth

The power and potential of Asian FinTech is hard to describe but obvious to see. From alternative lending to open banking and augmented intelligence technology to the tokenized economy, APAC’s innovation is taking on the world. On 19-21 March 2019, Money20/20 Asia will be back to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and is set to be even bigger and better. The world’s leading FinTech entrepreneurs and innovators will meet again in Singapore to debate... more Read more »

The Fintech Power 50 launches at Money 20/20 Vegas

The Fintech Power 50 officially launches at Money20/20 Vegas, unveiling the 50 innovators that will make up its global fintech community. Handpicked from hundreds of applicants, the Fintech Power 50 members are the most influential, innovative and powerful figures in the Fintech industry, all playing leading roles in transforming financial services for the better. Read more »

Broadridge Appoints Julie Flack to Lead Australia Business

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), an S&P 500 company and global Fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, today announced the appointment of Julie Flack as General Manager of its Australia business, responsible for driving growth of Broadridge’s sell-side and buy-side businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Flack will directly manage all Broadridge associates in Australia and she will report to David Becker, Head of Asia... more Read more »

SWIFT Creates Financial Sector API Blueprint

SWIFT has today published a blueprint for common API standards following collaboration with European banking standards bodies, STET and Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 – who together represent many of the region’s banks and payment service providers As pressure from regulators and customers shift banking towards more open access to financial services, SWIFT is playing a lead role in unlocking the potential of API technology by providing the neutral... more Read more »

Caffè Nero and Monzo Bag Prizes at the Emerging Payments Awards 2018

The UK’s leading FinTech organisations came together last night to celebrate innovation in the sector at the 11th annual Emerging Payments Awards. Read more »

Whale Cloud launches its new brand and plans to invest one billion yuan into technology research over the next three years

Whale Cloud Technology Co., Ltd ("Whale Cloud") launched its new brand, logo, and strategy in the West Lake Expo Museum in Hangzhou. Whale Cloud executives, global partners, media, and experts from the industry were all present to witness this important event.    Read more »

International Webinar: Fintech vs traditional banking October 17 and 25, 2018

Today, Fintech has a strong position in the financial market because the banking sector has experienced a number of difficulties, which has reduced public confidence in the traditional banking system. The EU-introduced PSD2 directive increased competition in the payments sector. Accepting the European option as a ready-made scheme, other states began to use open banking services as an accelerator to achieve their goals. Read more »

From Follower to Leader

Why are innovative FinTech solutions taking off faster in the Asia-Pacific region than elsewhere and what does this tell us about the future of financial services, not just in this time zone but across the globe? This is the core focus of Thursday’s Big Issue Debate, titled The Rise of Asia as a source of innovation, moderated by Oliver Kirby-Johnson, partner, advisory, KPMG. Read more »

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