Financial Stability Board Issues Report on Fintech: “Regulators Need to Understand the Impact”

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The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has weighed in on the burgeoning Fintech sector of finance. The FSB has been analyzing “financial stability implications” potentially created by Fintech innovation. The FSB says it is specifically seeking to identify “supervisory and regulatory issues that merit authorities’ attention”…. Read More

Deutsche Börse Launches Fintech Hub

Deutsche Börse‘s Venture Network is seeking to help German startups by making the financing stage easier for both founders and investors. Their focus is on companies in the pre-IPO phase. This allows Deutsche Börse to support new companies with a true potential for a substantial impact… Read More

Bahrain Signs Fintech Partnership with Singapore

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Fintech Consortium (SFC), and the Dubai-asset management firm Trucial Investment Partners have partnered to create a new FinTech environment. This new agreement is a part of a wider partnership aiming to make Bahrain the region’s Fintech powerhouse. Khalid Al Rumaihi,… Read More

TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus Talks Fintech & Brexit Worries (Video)

With Brexit talks taking place this week between the UK and European Union (EU), CEO of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus sat down with CNBC to discuss the UK’s soon departure from the EU and what could happen to London.  During the interview, Hinrikus stated: “One regulator… Read More

nanopay Unveils Self-Service MintChip Retail Payment Platform For Canadian Merchants

nanoPay, an early-stage fintech company based in Toronto, announced on Wednesday it is launching a self-service MintChip Retail Payment Platform, which will enable merchants to accept digital cash (in Canadian Dollars) and deliver all the benefits of traditional cash at a fraction of the cost of… Read More

Techstars to Launch 13-Week Virtual Accelerator

Techstars announced on Wednesday it is expanding its Techstars Anywhere program to a full 10 company class. The program allows any entrepreneur from around the world to apply without the need to relate to participate and receive the full benefits of a normal Techstars program, including… Read More

Sure-Footed: Shark Tank Alum Xero Shoes Sprinting Toward $1M Crowdfunding Goal

CNBC Shark Tank Alum Xero Shoes are on a roll. In January 2013, Xero Shoes appeared on the ABC show, Shark Tank and turned down a $400,000 offer from Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, who wanted 1/2 of the company… but they got their DIY sandalled… Read More

CB Insights Announces Fintech 250: Emerging Tech Makes Permanent Change

Each year CB Insights publishes The Fintech 250, recognizing the 250 top private companies changing the face of financial services around the world. From insurance to blockchain to lending to wealth management to regtech, the alphabetical list is comprised of companies in sectors from across… Read More

Sold! KissKissBankBank Acquired by La Banque Postale

KissKissBankBank, an early entrant in the French Fintech scene and an active platform for capital formation with both online lending and crowdfunding, has been sold to La Banque Postale. KissKissBankBank has helped to finance 27,000 projects to date having raised approximately €83 million from a community… Read More

InvestCloud Set to Launch London Fintech Incubator

InvestCloud Inc., a global fintech firm, announced on Wednesday that it is set to launch a financial technology incubator and accelerator at its European headquarters in Soho, London. The firm reported that its InvestCloud Innovation Center London will offer both new startups and established financial firms… Read More

Overfunding: Mr Lee’s Noodles Secures £375,000 Funding Goal on Seedrs

Mr. Lee’s Noodles, a Bournemouth-based noodle brand, has successfully secured its initial £375,000 funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Over 200 investors have contributed to the company’s initiative so far. The company describes its noodles as award-winning, 100% tasty, 0% nasty, gluten-free, kick-ass gourmet… Read More


Crowdcube Partnership Growth Continues: Joins Forces With Techspace For New Startup Venture Opportunities

On Wednesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it has joined forces with Techspace to amplify new venture opportunities for startups. This news comes just after Crowdcube revealed its partnerships with Level39, Central Research Laboratory, and Global Invest Her.  According to Crowdcube, Techspace now exists as… Read More

FinTech Association of Hong Kong Launches to Advocate & Promote Innovations in Finance

Yesterday there was a well attended event in Hong Kong to announce the launch of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK). The FTAHK is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that is now the voice of the Fintech community in Hong Kong. Members range from Fintech… Read More

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017: Submissions are Open Now

Innovate Finance is back once again with their update to the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017. Last year’s report was widely distributed and I would expect this year’s report to be even better. The list is now open for submissions and you may nominate any… Read More

Visa Invests in Swedish Fintech Unicorn Klarna

This week, it was announced that Visa was purchasing a stake in Swedish fintech company Klarna. Details of the deal were not released, but numerous sources report that Klarna will be issuing a new series of equity following the deal. E-commerce Payments Solution Klarna, which was… Read More

Upcoming Sixth Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention Set to Educate Entrepreneurs on Raising Capital

The Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC), an annual event where people gather to network and learn about #crowdfunding, announced that its sixth annual event, which is being sponsored by Microsoft, will be held October 23-24, 2017  at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  The event’s description… Read More

Visa Hiring Ethereum Engineer to Continue Work on its Blockchain Technology

Last week, Visa posted a new job opening for an Ethereum engineer to continue work on the company’s growing blockchain technology products. The company had previously launched an international B2B payment solution that utilized blockchain technology last year. Ethereum Developer Wanted The job posting describes Visa’s… Read More

Trulioo Expands: Extends AML/KYC Identity Verification Global Footprint into Thailand

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Tuesday it has extended its AML/KYC identity verification global footprint into Thailand. This news comes just a few months after the company expanded its solution into Korea. According to Trulioo, the extended coverage will also help… Read More

Plans For the Future: Digital Currency Dash Unveils Evolution Roadmap & Three-Year Plan

  Dash, a payments-focused digital currency, announced on Tuesday its roadmap for Evolution, as well as ambitious plans for 2017 through to 2020 and beyond. According to Dash, the eight-page roadmap is now publicly available on its website and details a phased launch of its landmark product, a decentralized… Read More