Fintech

UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector. While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of… Read More

Oracle is Big in Fintech & Poised to Get Bigger as Digital Finance Becomes Ubiquitous

Oracle is one of the largest software and services company in the world. Only second to Microsoft, Oracle has grown and pushed into a multitude of verticals and businesses. Today much of Oracle’s business has to do with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software – massive… Read More

Inaugural Australia Fintech Business Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Australian business media company Fintech Business announced the winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards, which recognized the outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australia fintech sector. The inaugural event’s description reads: “The inaugural Fintech Business Awards seeks to identify and acknowledge the leading individuals… Read More

Freetrade Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Goal

Freetrade, a platform designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £560,000 through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Freetrade describes itself as a mobile app that’s designed to let… Read More

SoFi Closes $500 Million Funding Round Led by Silver Lake. Fintech Firm is Going Global

SoFi (né Social Finance) has closed on a $500 million funding round according to multiple reports. The additional capital will be leveraged for global expansion and the development of new financial services products. SoFi claims the largest Fintech funding ever as SoftBank pumped $1 billion… Read More

Yielders Claims First UK Fintech Company with Sharia Compliance Certification

Labeled a landmark event for Islamic Finance, Yielders has claimed to be the first UK Fintech company gaining a Sharia Compliance Certification. The equity-based property crowdfunding platform, founded by Irfan Khan,  successfully completed the independent sharia certification conducted by IFC and overseen by a prominent scholar. Achieving… Read More

Innovate Finance Forms UK / US Fintech Working Group to Explore Regtech

Innovate Finance, an association that represents the UK’s global Fintech community, together with its strategic partner Hogan Lovells, is reviewing the “potentially transformative role” of regulatory technology or Regtech.  Specifically, they are reviewing the highly fragmented US financial regulatory environment – one that stifles innovation… Read More

PeerIQ Forms Partnership with 1010data on Loan Data from Online Lenders

PeerIQ has announced a new partnership with 1010data to provide normalized online lending data to investors. The two companies will seek to provide a robust environment for online lending investors to easily analyze and build applications based off the platform. PeerIQ is a provider of… Read More

KPMG Fintech Report: Fintech Investment Declined in 2016 But Still Robust

KPMG published their quarterly Fintech report last week. The Pulse of Fintech Q4 2016, shares both quarterly and full year numbers for global Fintech investment. According to the report, investments and mergers value dropped from $46.7 billion in 2015 to $24.7 billion in 2016. KPMG… Read More

Startup Grind 2017: Fintech is the Future

Two-day conference Startup Grind earlier this week set in Redwood City, California at the Fox Theater boasted “5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups”.  The ability to pull back from all of the pitches and decipher key messages… Read More

Tech City Announcement: 26 New Tech Companies to Join Future Fifty Program

Tech City UK announced earlier the week the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty program. According to the London-based business management consultant, the Future Fifty program gives participants immediate access to a valuable peer network along with expert-led classes and workshops designed to… Read More

Canadian Securities Administrators Launch Fintech Sandbox

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) has launched a bespoke Fintech regulatory sandbox. The CSA described the Sandbox as an initiative that supports businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services, and applications. “The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the ability of those businesses to… Read More

Trustivo Unveils Digital Workplace: A Platform Dedicated to Fintech

Boston-based Trustivo announced on Friday the launch of a new platform, Digital Workplace, which is dedicated to the fintech industry. According to Trustivo, Digital Workplace offers the following: An integrated platform for both financial planning and financial counseling needs A digital social network designed for… Read More

Asian B2B Robo-Advisor Bambu Updates on One Year Anniversary

Bambu, the Singapore-based Robo-Advisory platform, has provided an update on their one year anniversary. Bambu is a Fintech firm that provides a white label platform for investment managers to provide a robust array of online advisory services for desktops and mobile devices. During the first year… Read More

Fintech Analytics Platform dv01 Unveils New Portal Dedicated to Securitizations

Earlier this week, fintech analytics platform, dv01, announced the launch of its Securitization Explorer, a new web portal dedicated to providing investors with increased insights into securitizations of consumer loans. According to dv01, with the launch of Securitization Explorer, it plans to leverage data, analytical, and… Read More

Fintech Firm InvestCloud Forms Partnership With the City of Boston for Family Savings Program

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with the City of Boston and Boston Mayor, Martin J. Walsh, to launch a new family savings program, which creates savings plans for children’s education. According to InvestCloud, the Boston Saves allows families… Read More

SEC Staff Issues Guidance Investor Bulletin on Robo-Advisers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published information and guidance for investors and the financial services industry regarding the use of Robo-advisers, which are registered investment advisers that use computer algorithms to provide investment advisory services online. The Commission’s Division of Investment Management issued… Read More

£19.5M in Series B Funding in Hand, Monzo Plans Exciting Crowdcube Return

Fresh from closing its £19.5 million in Series B funding round and celebrating its 2nd birthday, app-only Monzo  (formally know as Mondo) is planning to raise a further £2.5M through crowdfunding, according to multiple news sources. New York-based Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Passion Capital… Read More

Cloud Lending Closed Latest Financing Round Led by Cota Capital: Global Expansion Continues

Cloud Lending Solutions announced that it had closed its latest financing round led by Cota Capital, with all existing investors participating. The proceeds will be used to continue its global expansion and to further develop its industry-leading lending platform, according to the release. Founded in 2012,… Read More

LendInvest Shares Quarterly UK Buy-To-Let Market Research, Comments from CEO Christian Faes

LendInvest, the UK online property lending and investing business, has released its latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market. The LendInvest BTL Index ranks each postcode area around England and Wales based on a combination of four critical metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes,… Read More