Insurance Broker NFP Launches New Venture Fund to Support Partnerships & Investments in Insurtech, Fintech, & HR Tech by Samantha Hurst

SuperMoney Milestone: Fintech Startup Exceeds $500 Million in Loan Applications Processed

On Thursday, fintech startup SuperMoney announced its loan offer engine has processed more than $500 million in loan requests since its launch in April 2017. The company, which was founded in 2013, states it is making personal finance “fun and accessible” by building a community… Read More

Bank of the West & L’Atelier BNP Paribas Now Seeking Fintech Startups For Finlabs Program

Bank of the West and L’Atelier BNP Paribas announced on Friday they are now accepting applications for Finlabs, which is described as a program that will join several of the Bank’s business lines with Silicon Valley’s best and brightest startups to collaboratively launch transformative and… Read More

ORCA Alliance Natan Avidan on Taking Advantage of European PSD2 Directive & Prepping for its Upcoming Token Sale

ORCA Alliance, an Open Banking platform designed for cryptocurrency users aims to unite fiat and crypto in a single convenient interface, is taking advantage of the European PSD2 directive. Founded by CEO Natan Avidan, ORCA Alliance aims to give its users the possibility to keep and track… Read More

OECD Secretary General Report Looks at Cryptocurrency Tax Implications: “The Era of Bank Secrecy Is Over”

In its new study, the OECD Secretary General examines cryptocurrency and its tax consequences in the two part Report to G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors. Part I reports on the activities and achievements of the OECD’s tax agenda, and reviews significant achievements while looking ahead at… Read More

Overfunding: Digital Only Bank Startup Fiinu Secures £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

App-only banking start-up Fiinu, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The initiative was launched last month and sought the funds for a 6.67% equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £7 million. As previously reported, the aspiring digital… Read More

Money App Yolt Announces Collaboration With Challenger Bank Monzo

Yolt, an ING created smart thinking money app, announced on Friday it has joined forces with UK-based challenger bank Monzo. Yolt declared that Monzo accounts may now be connected through the fintech mobile app. “While Monzo focused on current accounts and we focused on our topbar… Read More

NatWest Partners With SpendLabs to Launch ClearSpend App For Business Spending

NatWest has formed a partnership with SpendLabs to launch its new ClearSpend mobile app for business spending. ClearSpend is described as a free mobile app for NatWest Commercial Card customers that allows businesses real-time visibility and control of their company card spending. The app is officially… Read More

Singapore Robo-Advisor StashAway Celebrates USD $5.3M Series A Funding Round

StashAway, reportedly the first robo-adviser to receive a retail license in Singapore, has completed a USD $5.3 million (SGD $7.0 million) Series A funding round. According to the company, a group of family offices and  new investors as well as previous investors in the business, such… Read More

Australia Can’t Wait to use the Fintech Bridge Established with the United Kingdom

Today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced an updated agreement signed with Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to firmly establish a Fintech bridge between the two countries. This virtual bridge will see both public officials and private partiers working together to foster Fintech… Read More

FINTECH Circle Partners With Abu Dhabi Global Market to Launch Fintech Education Courses For the UAE

FINTECH Circle, a global community of fintech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and fintech thought-leaders, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to launch a range of FINTECH Education Courses for the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…. Read More