How Banks Are Leveraging Chatbots for Customer Service

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We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about chatbots lately. Some of these conversations are about the ways that companies are having success with chatbots, but others are about brands that have failed to implement them properly. What is A Chatbot? A chatbot is a… Read More

Assetz Capital Makes Changes to the Great British Business & Green Energy Accounts

On Monday, online lending platform Assetz Capital announced it is doing away with the Great British Business Account (GBBA) and the Green Energy Account (GEA). The online lender revealed in a blog post: “When we first set up the Great British Business Account (GBBA) and the Green… Read More

TZero Initial Coin Offering Expected to Launch Today on SaftLaunch

TZero, the creation of Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne, is a Blockchain platform for capital markets. Envisioned as a distributed ledger technology for trading and investing including the burgeoning initial coin offering (ICO) market, TZERO claims to be the first SEC and FINRA compliant ATS… Read More

SAIC Venture Capital Forms Partnership with Plug and Play

California-based auto company venture arm, SAIC Capital, announced on Monday it has formed a strategic partnership with Plug and Play, a global startup ecosystem and venture fund specializing in the development of early-to-growth stage technology startups in 13 verticals. SAIC Capital stated it will be joining… Read More

Canadian Onboarding Software Provider thirdstream Announces Partnerships With Global Fintechs Finastra & Misys

thirdstream, a Canadian-based onboarding software provider, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with global fintechs Finastra and Misys. thirdstream reported that it will be integrating Payment Manager from Finastra into its onboarding platform, cumulus. This will allow thirdstream to offer its financial services clients key technologies that will further streamline the account… Read More

CME Launches Bitcoin Futures as Digital Currency Nears $20,000

As previously announced, the CME – the worlds largest derivatives marketplace, launched Bitcoin futures contracts yesterday, Sunday, December 17th. CME’s Bitcoin futures will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) which serves as a once-a-day reference rate of the U.S. dollar price of… Read More

Crowdcube Partner Central Research Laboratory Launches Accelerator Program

On Friday, Crowdcube announced its partner Central Research Laboratory (CRL) has opened applications for its accelerator program, which is partly funded by the European Regional Fund (ERDF) and supports the “next generation” of product-focused entrepreneurs. According to Crowdcube, candidates who were previously selected for the program represent… Read More

Update: Chip’s Funding Round Surpasses £950,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Chip, an AI-powered automatic savings account mobile app, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £950,000 in funding. The company launched its initiative launched last month and quickly raised its initial £600,000 funding target. As previously reported, Chip is described… Read More

C’est Génial! Younited CREDIT Tops 100,000 Loans

Younited Credit has just surpassed 100,000 in loans since platform inception. The Paris based online lender (formerly named Pret d’Union) reported an accelerating rate of loan originations as the number has doubled since September 2016 when total loans stood at 50,000. The platform provides loans… Read More

VC Portugal Ventures Partners with Seedrs to Boost Funding for Startups

Seedrs and Portugal Ventures, a Portuguese VC firm,  have jointly announced a new partnership that will provide a boost to the growing startup ecosystem in Portugal. The VC firm will start investing alongside the crowd with a stated cap of €1.25 million. This co-investing structure… Read More

Amartha Powers Micro Peer to Peer Lending in Indonesia, Focuses on Women Entrepreneurs

The development of technology-based financial services or Fintech is a rapid, global, regional, and national movement. The Fintech industry has the opportunity to bring about change in the overall global financial industry everywhere. Indonesia, one of the most populous countries in the world, will benefit enormously by… Read More


ThinCats Reveals New Branding, Launches Updated Website

SME peer to peer lender ThinCats has launched a new website and branding designed to position itself for its next phase of growth in 2018. The new website, which has been designed to be easier to navigate, with delineated areas for investors, businesses and their… Read More

FinTech Australia & FinTech Indonesia Sign MOU in Collaboration Push

FinTech Indonesia and FinTech Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a move designed to propel the mutual development of Fintech in both jurisdictions. FinTech Australia is the leading voice of the emerging Fintech industry in Australia. The group is actively engaged with… Read More

The Genie is Out of the Bottle: Bloomberg Adds Cryptocurrencies to its Ubiquitous Terminals

The Bloomberg Terminal is the mainstay of any serious financial service firm. Populated on trading desks around the world, “the Bloomberg”, launched in 1981 long before computers were commonplace. The Terminal is now on over 325,000 work stations globally. And it is not just about… Read More

Here is the List of the Fintech 50 in China as Ranked by KPMG

We have been waiting for the complete English version of KPMG’s Leading Fintech 50 companies in China but it is apparently still in the works. KMPG has published a single sheeter though, so we share that now and hope to share the complete document in… Read More

New Investment Crowdfunding Platform Launches in North Carolina as Full Stack Platform Including Intrastate NC PACES Act

Good news for North Carolina. LocalStake NC is a new full stack crowdfunding platform that has just launched in the Tar Heel state. The investment crowdfunding platform will offer securities under Reg D (both 506(b) & 506(c)), Rule 504, Reg CF, and the instrastate rule… Read More

South Korea Cautions Consumers on Cryptocurrencies instead of Ban, Meanwhile Report Says Largest Exchange Bithumb Has Been Hacked

South Korea has decided not to ban cryptocurrencies after all, instead the Korean government has decided to caution consumers on purchasing or trading in cryptocurrencies while regulators attempt to better manage the emerging market.  Previously, it was expected that Korean government officials were going to… Read More

Wealth Migrate Launches New Digital Currency WEALTHE Coin

Globe online real estate marketplace Wealth Migrate announced on Friday the launch of its new WEALTHE Coin, which is described as a digital currency that was created to democratize access to wealth through international commercial and residential real estate ownership. While sharing more details about… Read More

Australian Fintech Airwallex Secures $8 Million Investment From Square Peg

Less than one year after securing $13 million during its Series A funding round, Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced it has received an $8 million investment from Paul Bassat’s Square Peg. As previously reported, Airwallex was founded in 2015 and describes itself as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More