Chilean Finance Minister Announces Plans to Regulate Country’s Crypto Sector by Cali Haan

Fintech Meets Agtech: French Platform MiiMosa Finances The Future of Food

In 2050, the world will need to feed 50% more people than today. By the same time, however, the planet’s farmland will have grown only by 4%. The reasons for the shortfall are many: urbanization, climate change, water pollution, and the soil degradation caused by… Read More

FINRA Creates Office of Financial Innovation to Support Fintech

FINRA, the lead regulator for broker-dealers in the US, has opened up an Office of Financial Innovation in recognition of the growing importance of Fintech. Haimera Workie, currently a Senior Director at FINRA, will become its inaugural chief. FINRA President and CEO Robert W. Cook… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Masthaven Secures £60 Million Investment From Värde Partners

UK-based challenger bank Masthaven announced on Wednesday it secured £60 million equity investment by Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm. According to Masthaven, the investment will enable the bank to deliver against its strategic ambition to become one of the leading specialist banks in… Read More

SoFi Reportedly Seeks to Raise $500 Million From Qatar Investment Authority

Fintech unicorn SoFi is reportedly seeking to raise $500 million from the Qatar Investment Authority. The company, which has a valuation of $4.3 billion, has previously raised $2 billion from investors, which includes Manhattan Venture Partners, RSC Capital, SoftBank, Silver Lake Partners, and DCM Ventures. Founded… Read More

NatWest Announces New Biometric Fingerprint Card

UK banking group NatWest announced on Wednesday the launch of its new biometric fingerprint card. NatWest reported that customers may now use their fingerprint to verify transactions above the £30 contactless limit, increasing security and making it easier for customers when paying for goods or services… Read More

SME Challenger Bank Judo Bank Receives Full Banking License From Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

Judo Bank (formerly Judo Capital), an SME challenger bank, announced on Wednesday it was granted a full banking license by the  Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). According to the bank’s Chairman, Peter Hodgson, the full license means Judo will be able to significantly extend the… Read More

SEC Shares Agenda for May 31st Fintech Forum, Blockchain to be Hot Topic of Discussion

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has posted the agenda for the upcoming Fintech Forum scheduled to take place on May 31st. The event, entitled the 2019  Fintech Forum, will take place at SEC headquarters in Washington, DC. It will simultaneously be live-streamed on the… Read More

Softbank to Invest €900 Million in Wirecard

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday it is to receive a €900 million investment from Softbank through convertible bonds. Wirecard reported it is planning to issue convertible bonds with a term of five years exclusively to SoftBank, convertible to… Read More

Hunt for New Governor of Bank of England Commences

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is on his way out. Originally, Carney was expected to step down in June of 2019. At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Carney was asked to extend his term as the UK attempted to manage Brexit… Read More

Here is the List of SEC Approved Alternative Trading Systems

Many crypto sector platforms are seeking to be approved as “alternative trading systems” or ATSs. An ATS can be very similar to an exchange with a different set of reporting requirements which are not quite as stringent. OTC Markets, a securities marketplace that many people… Read More

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