Bank of England Comment: Existing Crypto-Assets do not Currently Pose a Material Risk to UK Financial Stability

The Bank of England, Financial Policy Committee (FPC), is out with their statement from the meeting on March 12th regarding the outlook for UK financial stability risks. Included within the statement is a comment on crypto-assets. The Bank states: The Committee recognises the potential benefits… Read More

Credit Data Giant Experian to Purchase UK Fintech Startup ClearScore For £275 Million

On Thursday, UK fintech startup ClearScore announced it was acquired by credit data firm Experian. According to various reports, the company was purchased for £275 million. Founded in 2015, ClearScore describes itself as one of the leading fintech businesses in the UK. It aims to change… Read More

RFID Smartband Easygoband Debuts on Crowdcube & Quickly Nears 300,000 Funding Target

Easygoband, a Spanish incorporated company that has created an RFID smartband that allows personal identification and cashless payments, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and is seeking a minimum funding target of £300,000. Easygoband describes itself as a company that gathers the advantages… Read More

Overstock Earnings Report; Shares Drop on News but Insight Shared into tZero & Blockchain Future (NASDAQ:OSTK) posted earnings today sharing full year 2017 numbers of revenue of $1.7 billion (-3% growth) and a pre-tax loss of ($47.7) million. Q4 did not help as revenue declined by $456 million with a pre-loss of ($24.9 million). Shares dropped following the news but for many individuals… Read More

US House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Raise Reg A+ Cap to $75 Million

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation that will increase the Reg A+ cap to $75 million from the current $50 million amount. Reg A+ is the creation of the JOBS Act of 2012 and one of three securities crowdfunding exemptions which have been… Read More

HMRC’s New Guidelines on SEIS and EIS May Worry Some but There is a Silver Lining

HMRC’s new stricter guidelines around their Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme / Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS / EIS) may worry some crowdfunding campaigners, but there is a silver lining. SEIS and EIS, both startup investment tax relief schemes, protect up to 80% of your investment into… Read More

Fintech Nation: Innovate Finance Publishes Compendium of Essays by UK Fintech Leaders

Innovate Finance, an association that represents the UK’s global Fintech community, has recently published a collection of article discussing the growing sector of innovative finance. Said to be an inaugural publication, the document includes submissions from a selection of “influencers” and “innovators.” The collection is… Read More

Queen City Fintech Announces Spring 2018 Cohort

On Wednesday, Queen City Fintech Accelerator announced its Spring 2018 cohort. According to the program, of nearly 150 applications from 18 countries and 20 states, only ten fintech companies were selected for the twelve-week accelerator, which begins on March 26th and concludes with the Fintech… Read More

Recap: INNMIND/ KICKICO Blockchain Leadership Summit Reaffirms Global Interest in Blockchain

Updates from the Blockchain Leadership Summit held in Zurich, Switzerland, indicate broadening interest in blockchain from traditional financial sector as well government agencies and country leaders. Hosted by INNMIND, global platform for startups and investors, and supported by KICKICO global fundraising platform, the forum gathered… Read More

Deutsche Kreditbank AG Teams Up With FinReach to Launch New Chatbot Herbie

On Thursday, Germany’s Deutsche Kreditbank AG announced it has teamed up with FinReach to launch a new chatbot called Herbie. The company described Herbie as a customer assistant based on artificial intelligence that will accompany interested parties online on their way to a private loan. While sharing… Read More

Payza Integrates DASH as Second Accepted Cryptocurrency, Celebrates Launch with Promotion

Dash, a digital currency for payments, has partnered with Payza, an international online payment provider, to reach over 13 million users in 190 countries. The partnership allows users to send and receive Dash to and from other Payza users, spend it at 100,000 e-commerce retailers,… Read More

Startupbootcamp’s Hartford InsurTech Hub Preps for Inaugural Demo Day & Collaborates with Clyde & Co to Act as Exclusive Legal Partner

Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, announces its latest collaboration with international law firm, Clyde & Co. The London-headquartered firm will act as Hartford InsurTech Hub’s exclusive legal partner, providing Hartford program startups with needed legal advice. “We are elated to welcome such a prestigious… Read More

Pangea Money Transfer Unveils Fee Reduction for U.S.-to-India Remittances

Pangea Money Transfer, a mobile-centric remittance platform for sending money from the U.S. to 15 countries across Asia and Latin America, announced on Wednesday it has dropped its flat-rate money transfer fee for senders to India by more than 20% from $4.99 down to $3.95…. Read More

InvestHK: Hong Kong Fintech Week will Expand from Hong Kong Into Shenzen

The 2018 Hong Kong Fintech Week, hosted by Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), will put a new spin on their annual, week long event. According to InvestHK, the 3rd annual Hong Kong Fintech Week, which runs from 29 October to 2 November 2018, will become a… Read More

Long Blockchain Will Acquire Hashcove, a UK based Blockchain Company

Executing on its revamped strategic mission, Long Blockchain Corp. (Nasdaq: LBCC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hashcove Limited, a UK-based technology company focused on developing scalable Blockchain  or distributed ledger technology. According to Long Blockchain, Hashcove is developing tokenized platforms, crypto-exchanges and… Read More

InstaReM Launches Zero-Margin FX Rate Overseas Money Transfer Service from EU

InstaReM, a Southeast Asia’s digital cross-border money transfer service provider, announced on Thursday it has extended its outbound money transfer operations to another important market, the European Union (EU). ), Prajit Nanu, the co-founder of the fintech start-up, revealed the exciting news at the Money20/20 Asia 2018… Read More

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Monetary Authority of Singapore Critiques Cryptocurrency Market

In a speech delivered at the Money20/20 Asia conference in Singapore, Ravi Menon, MD of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) delivered a speech assessing the state of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). Entitled, “Crypto Tokens: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” Menon… Read More

European Banking Authority Publishes its Fintech Roadmap

Following in the footsteps of the European Commission’s Fintech Roadmap, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has released its opinion as to how to best foster and promote Fintech adoption. The EBA’s Fintech Roadmap is the result of a recent consultation as to how the Authority… Read More

Chinese Fintech Yirendai Unveils Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Yirendai Ltd. (NYSE: YRD) (“Yirendai” or the “Company”), a leading fintech company in China, announced on Thursday the release of its unaudited financial results for the quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. The company reported that in the fourth quarter of 2017, it facilitated RMB 13,438.5 million (US$2,065.5 million)… Read More

U.S. Fintech AvidXchange Debuts Account System Integrations For Purchase-to-Pay Solution

AvidXchange, a U.S. fintech that provides accounts payable and automated payment solutions to midsize businesses, announced on Thursday the launch of its first wave of accounting system integrations for its new end-to-end spend management platform. According to AvidXchange, as part of the 2017 Ariett acquisition, the… Read More