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FCA Publishes PSD2 Approach

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published their approach to the EU directive known as PSD2.  This directive defines the requirements for firms that provide payment services and impacts a wide range of financial service firms including Fintechs. PSD2 ostensibly aims to improve consumer… Read More

JD.com, Central Group & Provident Capital Agree to $500M Joint Venture on Fintech & Ecommerce

JD.com, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, and JD Finance, along with Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate Central Group, and Provident Capital have announced an investment of up to $500 million to establish two joint ventures in Thailand covering e-commerce and fintech services, respectively. According to company representatives, the terms of the agreement indicate… Read More

Mexico Prepares Legal Framework to Regulate Fintech

Earlier this month, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto declared that, “Today, one of the challenges we have, and perhaps an instrument to ensure further development, is financial inclusion”. Fintech is viewed as the way to provide better services to the masses. President Peña Nieto announced… Read More

Federal Reserve Attorney: US Not Interested in Fintech Sandboxes

  There is a report in Bloomberg Law that Federal Reserve Attorney, Gerald Tsai, has indicated the US is not that interested in creating a regulatory Sanbox or Fintech Sandbox – similar to what the rest of the world is embracing. Tsai reportedly acknowledged that… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech WeLab Announces Upcoming SE Asia Expansion

Hong Kong-based fintech startup WeLab has revealed it is set to launch in Southeast Asia within the next year. According to Dealstreet Asia, the mobile lending platform is currently looking into strategic partnerships in the region and is expected to roll out products by 2018’s first… Read More

Fintech Startup InstaReM Receives RBI Approval to Offer Outbound Remittance Services From India

InstaReM (IE instant remittance), a Singapore-headquartered fintech start-up that convenient, fast and cost-effective cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, announced on Monday it has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for facilitating overseas remittances from India. InstaReM stated its plans to… Read More

dv01 Launches Cashflows for Securitizations

dv01, the data management, reporting, and analytics platform that offers institutional investors transparency and insight into lending markets, announced on Monday it is launching a cashflow engine for securitizations, with full waterfall and collateral model support. dv01’s cashflow engine is available for a library of… Read More

The Dubai Financial Services Authority Signs MOU with Lebanon’s Capital Markets Authority

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lebanon’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA). The agreement is said to enhance information sharing and cooperation around supervisory issues, further extending the existing relationship between the two markets. DFSA has recently been… Read More

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Partners with LATTICE80 in Singapore

The Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (CFTE), a UK based education platform for the finance industry, is has partnered with LATTICE80, an international Fintech hub based in Singapore. The partnership between the two entities is designed that to spur the growth of Fintech within… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s first and biggest bitcoin exchange BTCC is shutting down Early this month, PBOC, China’s central bank, placed a blanket ban on ICOs, which fueled speculation that China was on the way of a broader control and curb towards cryptocurrency market. There hasn’t been any… Read More