Singapore or London: Which One is the Top Fintech Hub?

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A report published a few days backed, addressed the question of which country is tops when it comes to Fintech innovation. For some time now, Singapore and the UK have both aspired to sit on the Fintech throne each providing unique characteristics to their entrepreneurial… Read More

Isle of Man Raises Standards for Crypto Businesses Registered There

After “throw(ing) its arms wide open” to the burgeoning crypto sector last year, the Isle of Man is now imposing stricter requirements on “convertible virtual currency” (CVC) businesses registered there. Namely, crypto businesses on the island will now be obliged to have two local “resident directors”… Read More

Amazon: Fundrise Allows You to Invest in Property Near Amazon’s DC Headquarters with New eFund

Real estate investment platform Fundrise says it has been quietly accumulating property near the area Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has just announced they will be establishing a new headquarters. Amazon’s east coast headquarters will create a huge economic impact for the DC/Northern Virginia market, not to mention… Read More

Money Transfer Service WorldRemit Appoints Daniel Canning As First North America Commercial Director

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Daniel Canning as its first North America Commercial Director. According to WorldRemit, Canning will lead the company’s North America commercial activity at a time of rapid expansion. It was… Read More

Chase Announces New Contactless Visa Credit Cards

Just a few months after announcing its contactless debit card access to 15,000 ATMs nationwide, financial services giant Chase announced the launch of its new contactless Visa credit cards. The company reported that starting at the end of this year, customers will receive new contactless… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Announces Winners of the 2018 Fintech Awards

On Wednesday, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) awarded 12 FinTech companies a total of S$1.2 million at the FinTech Awards, which took place at the third Singapore FinTech Festival. The FinTech Awards, which is supported by PwC, recognizes innovative fintech… Read More

UK Property Investment Platform British Pearl Now Seeking £2 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

British Pearl, a UK-based property crowdfunding platform offering both debt and equity investments, is now seeking £2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The launch of the campaign comes less than six months after the funding portal secured 7 million through an investment round led… Read More

SME Online Lender Creditshelf Names Fabian Brügmann New CFO

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a Germany based online lender, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Fabian Brügmann as its new CFO, effective on January 15, 2019. The lender reported that this appointment continues its planned expansion of its management team and in the newly formed position, Brügmann… Read More

Tandem Teams Up With Stripe to Launch Auto Savings Service

UK challenger bank Tandem announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with global payments platform Stripe to launch its new Auto Savings service, which will allow customers to set up rules that automatically move money from their current accounts with other providers to a savings account… Read More

Crypto Mining in Sweden Stalls in Bear Market

The prolonged bear market of 2018 appears to have affected two cryptocurrency mining operations in the county of Norbotten,Sweden, Sverige Radio reports. Power officials in the town of Älvsbyn are suing Miami-based company NGDC for millions in unpaid electricity bills, and the municipality of Kalix is looking… Read More

Singapore: MAS Looks to Speed Up the Regulation Process with a Fintech “Sandbox Express”

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed an expedited process for aspiring Fintechs participating in their regulatory Sandbox. First launched in 2016, the Singapore Fintech Sandbox seeks to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between innovator and regulator.  In an industry with profound compliance requirements, the regulator is exposed to entrepreneurs seeking to… Read More


Startupbootcamp Fintech in Latin America Celebrates The End of Second Batch

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America, a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista, announced on Wednesday it celebrated the end of its second batch during Demo Day earlier this week. The cohort was made up by DevBlocks (Mexico), Hurra Credit (Mexico), La Plataforma (Chile), Luz Verde (Ecuador), Prometeo… Read More

OurCrowd Backs Series A Round for AI Platform Cognigo

Cognigo, an AI platform for enterprises that targets data protection and compliance, has closed on an $8.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by leading equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd with participation from State of Mind Ventures and Prosegur. Cognigo’s CEO and Founder Guy Leibovitz believes that… Read More

“Strict” Inspections Close Crypto Mines in China

Power outages in the Guizhou and Xinjiang regions of China have reportedly triggered “strict” inspections at local cryptocurrency mines, Cong Express reports. Mine owners say their facilities have been closed since November 5th, when a process of “rectification” was initiated by local authorities. Xinjiang is… Read More

Apply Now: Women in Fintech Powerlist Accepting Applications

Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist is now accepting applications to be included in the annual compendium of female Fintech leaders. First launched in 2015, the Powerlist has recognized the diverse talent that has helped Fintech to grow and thrive globally. In an email, Innovate… Read More

Blockchain Startup IOST Announces Launch of Flagship DApp Partnership Program

IOST, a global enterprise-grade blockchain infrastructure, announced on Wednesday the official launch of its Flagship DApp Partnership Program. IOST reported that under the program it will consult and work with organizations across a variety of industries, culminating in the design of “flagship” decentralized applications (DApps)… Read More

Monzo Forms New Partnership with PayPoint For Cash Payment Solution

UK-based challenger bank Monzo has teamed up with PayPoint to use its cash payments solution for its current account holders. According to the fintech, customers may now deposit up to £300 cash directly into their Monzo account in a single transaction at any of PayPoint’s 28,000 stores…. Read More

Huobi Partner HBUS Adds former VC from Draper Athena as VP of Corporate Development

HBUS , the strategic partner of crypto platform Huobi, has announced Jay Ryu as VP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining HBUS, Ryu was Venture Capital Director at Draper Athena, where he led tech investments while working closely with portfolio companies on operational and strategic initiatives. Huobi… Read More

Online Marketplace for Loans Mintos Raises €5 Million Series A, Becomes More Like a Bank with New Services

Mintos, an online marketplace for loans, has just announced a € 5 million Series A funding round. As part of the announcement, Latvia-based Mintos is entering the stealth bank realm by moving to provide their users with both IBAN accounts and personal debit cards. By providing… Read More

Lending Works Appoints Three New Board Members, Targets P2P Growth

Peer to peer lender Lending Works has selected three new members for their Board of Directors. The online lender has appointed; Simon Waugh, former Chairman of CMC Markets, Deputy CEO of British Gas, Paul Noble, CEO of Honeycomb Finance, a Pollen Street Capital business, and… Read More

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