Fintech

Toronto Financial Services Alliance Welcomes Fintech Support from Ontario

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) released a statement this week welcoming Ontario’s support for the Fintech sector. The announcement by TFSA followed Ontario releasing its budget containing a strategy for advancing Fintech in the region.  The TFSA is a private/public partnership whose goal is to… Read More

TransferWise Goes Big. Sets up Office in Singapore for Asian Expansion & Global Domination

Transferwise is a great service. I know it is great because I am a customer. Awhile back I reached out to my bank (big, multinational, global brand name with a storied history) and told them I needed to quickly transfer some money to an international… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Releases Documentation to Regulate Small Cash Loans Market This week, China Banking Regulatory Commission released a documentation “Guidelines on risk prevention and control in banking industry” to regulate the small cash loans market by perfecting the in-out mechanisms, paying more attention to the supervision… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers Launches Fintech Lab

In an attempt to enhance their understanding of the Fintech industry, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec, Canada, has announced the creation of a Fintech Lab. The Fintech Lab, which will be accessible to all AMF employees contributing to the projects of the Fintech… Read More

Comptroller of the Currency, Thomas Curry, Delivers Speech on Importance of Fintech Innovation

“That ability to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of customers and the marketplace is as critical” Thomas Curry, the Comptroller of the Currency, delivered a speech today at Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. The speech comes at an interesting time as… Read More

Two New Partnerships Announced Involving Singapore Fintech

This week, two separate partnerships involving Fintech education were announced in Singapore. Visa announced it has partnered with the Singapore Fintech Association and five local polytechnic schools to nurture future talent through a series of engagements with students from the schools. IBM also announced this week… Read More

OCC Fintech Charter Lawsuit Creates “Increasing Headwinds” for Progress

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), a US organization of state bank regulators, filed a complaint against teh Comptroller of the Currency in the US district court of Columbia this week. The action was against the much debated Fintech Charter that was launched to… Read More

KPMG: $3.2 Billion in Fintech Deals During Q1 as 2017 “Starts Modestly”

KPMG has published their most recent Pulse of Fintech covering the global Fintech industry during Q1 of 2017. According to their numbers, global investment in Fintech topped $3.2 billion accross 260 deals the first three months of the year. KPMG says that Fintech investment got… Read More

China Credit FinTech Leads US$50M Series A in Singapore Life

Life insurance startup Singapore Life Pte Ltd announced it has raised over US$50 million in its Series A round of funding. The bulk of the investment came from a subsidiary of China Credit FinTech Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company. UK-based investment firm… Read More

Now Available in China: Global Fintecher Payza Reveals New E-Wallet Options

Online payment platform Payza announced that its members in China can now utilize their Payza e-wallets using WeChat, UnionPay, and ePayLinks. Chinese Payza members may also now perform online transactions in Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CYR). The company has offered basic services in China since 2012, however, this is… Read More

MASECO Private Wealth Selects InvestCloud to Provide Client & Advisor Portals For UK/U.S. Clients

Global fintech firm InvestCloud announced on Thursday it was selected by MASECO Private Wealth to provide client and advisor portals to the company’s UK/U.S. customers. InvestCloud reported it would deliver comprehensive client communication and reporting capabilities, which includes the automation and consolidation of client reports online…. Read More

Kudimoney Capital Now Offering Uncollateralized Loans in Nigeria

Nigerian Kudi Capital Management Ltd announced the public launch of Kudimoney, a fully licensed online lending platform offering unsecured personal loans to consumers in Nigeria. Kudimoney aims to differentiate itself from OneFinance, Kiakia, C24, Snapcredit and QuickCheck by offering uncollateralizedloans to individuals within one hour. The company platform counts over 5,000 registered… Read More

Fintech Startup Tribe Receives Investment From BearingPoint

Norway-based fintech startup Tribe has reportedly received an investment from independent management and technology consultant, BearingPoint. According to Tribe, the new investment will bring it and BearingPoint together and the duo will enter into a long-term partnership to expand each of their service portfolios. Tribe describes itself… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Slams CFPB, Labels Project Catalyst a Failure

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created out of the ashes of the Great Recession. A knee jerk-reaction crafted by elected officials attempting to fix what went wrong, the controversial agency has since earned much criticism while having its structure deemed unconstitutional. At a… Read More

Troubled: Canadian Mortgage Lender Home Trust Obtains $2B Loan Facility

Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) announced that its subsidiary, Home Trust, has reached a non-binding agreement in principle with a non-disclosed institutional investor for a credit line in the amount of $2 billion. It is expected that a firm commitment will be agreed to later… Read More

WorldRemit Announces Partnership With Tigo Money Subsidiaries for Mobile Money Transfers Services to El Salvador and Guatemala

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Millicom’s subsidiaries Tigo Money to open up new remittance routes to El Salvador and Guatemala. This new collaboration will notably enable Salvadorans and  Guatemalans abroad to send money transfers instantly to… Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against OCC Fintech Charter: CSBS’ John Ryan Sheds Light on State Regulators vs. OCC

US state regulators have filed a lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, upping the ante in an increasingly bitter dispute over the federal agency’s plans to offer bank charter status to qualifying fintech firms, according to a release. The complaint, lodged by… Read More

CFPB Orders Servicemember Auto Lender SNAAC to Pay Refunds & Fines

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Security National Automotive Acceptance Company (SNAAC), an auto lender with headquarters in Ohio, specializing in loans to servicemembers, for violating a CFPB consent order. In 2015, the CFPB ordered SNAAC to pay penalties for illegal… Read More