Report: There are 214 Unicorns in the World. A Good Number of them are Fintech by JD Alois

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Takes Strict Control Over Consumer Credit, Forbidding it to Enter the Real Estate Market It is reported on September 20th that the Guangzhou branches of PBOC and CBRC have jointly issued a statement about consumer credit regulation, forbidding it to enter the real-estate market…. Read More

UK Digital-Only Starling Bank Plans to Raise £40 Million In Preparation For Global Expansion

UK-based digital-bank startup Starling Bank has announced it plans to raise £40 million from investors as part of its global expansion. Starling Bank describes itself as a fintech business with a banking license, fully regulated by the FCA and PRA. We were granted a banking license… Read More

Fintech Firm eOriginal Appoints Michael Coluzzi As New CFO

Growing fintech firm eOriginal announced on Thursday it has appointed Michael Coluzzi as its new Chief Financial Officer. The company reported that Coluzzi is the third key additional to its leadership, with Brian Madocks named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Timothy Wall as Chief Revenue… Read More

FinTech Australia Announces Upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival to Have World-First Gender Equality Commitment

Fintech Australia announced its upcoming Intersekt Fintech Festival is set to be a world-first gender equality target and is part of an ongoing campaign to drive increased levels of email participation in the country’s startup sector. The festival is set to be held in Melbourne from… Read More

Antony Jenkins’ 10x Future Technologies Raises £34 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By Ping An

European fintech firm 10x Future Technologies announced on Thursday it secured £34 million during its latest Series A funding round, which was led by China’s Ping An. Launched in October 2016 by formed Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins, 10x Future Technologies provides clients with a new digital platform helps financial service… Read More

CCAF Publishes First Global Blockchain Report Providing Unique Insight into Emerging Sector

Report Highlights Central Bank Experimentation with Distributed Ledger Technology. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study authored by Dr. Garrick Hileman and Michel Rauchs. The publication incorporates non-public data and states that 57% of surveyed central banks… Read More

Clarity Money Milestone: Personal Finance App Attracts 500,000 Users

On Wednesday, personal finance app Clarity Money announced it has reached 500,000 users in less than seven months after launching on iOS. The app, which launched in January 2017, reportedly analyzed over $60 billion in transaction for customers and saved its users who interact with… Read More

FSA Japan & FSRA of ADGM Join Forces to Promote Fintech Innovation

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) and the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the completion of a framework for cooperation to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and ADGM. This Cooperation Framework recognizes the global nature of… Read More

iCapital Network to Acquire US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from Deutsche Bank

iCapital Network, a fintech platform democratizing alternative investments for high-net-worth individuals and their advisors, has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the US Private Equity Access Fund Platform from the Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank. “We see this deal as an important… Read More

WorldRemit Takes Off in Malaysia, Names Ridzuan Aziz as Country Director

WorldRemit, a digital money transfer company, has launched in Malaysia following the company’s acceptance as one of only four initial entrants into Bank Negara’s Financial Technology Regulatory Sandbox in June.  Ridzuan Aziz, a senior Malaysian business leader with experience in compliance advisory and fintech, has… Read More