Absa Innovation Lab to host World Bank's Mission Billion Challenge

The World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) Initiative is partnering with WorkInProgress, an Absa Innovation Lab in Cape Town, to host a ‘solveathon’ workshop for the inaugural Mission Billion Challenge. Read more »

Mason Advisory featured on FT list of leading management consultancies in UK

Mason Advisory, independent IT consultancy, has been selected as one of the leading management consultancies in the UK for Digital Transformation and IT Strategy.  The company features in the Financial Times’ special report – The UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019 – on 30thJanuary published in partnership with Statista.  Read more »

Hailo expands Series A round to $21M and launches Hailo-8™ Fast Track program for select customers

Israeli startup Hailo, developers of a proprietary processing architecture for deep learning on edge devices, has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million.  Read more »

IHS Markit Launches Economic Forecasting Solution to Address Current Expected Credit Loss FASB Standard

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the launch of its economic and financial scenario solution designed to help banks comply with the Current Excepted Credit Loss (CECL) estimation required under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard going into effect in 2020.  Read more »

ABN AMRO unveils wearable payments

ABN AMRO launched a pilot earlier this year in which 500 clients were asked to make payments using wearables. Of these clients, an impressive 78 per cent now prefer the wearables, and only 19 per cent prefer their debit cards. On average, clients make six payments a week for amounts under 25 euros. ABN AMRO is extending the pilot to test new functionalities with this pilot group.  Read more »

Start up Vs. Heritage: What does the Future of Finance look like?

The Future of Finance and CFO Summit spoke with Ian Brimicombe, Senior Vice President Group Finance, Burberry, and Camilla Thorsager Trendell, International Director & Finance Director, itsu [grocery], to gain an insight into what the future o Read more »

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 »

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