Tagged: artificial intelligence

Brazilian Fintech Olivia Secures $5 Million in Funding from BV and BR Startups Fund

Brazilian Fintech firm Olivia recently revealed that it had acquired R$25 million (appr. $5 million) in investments. The company’s application assists its clients in saving and money management, with useful tips on cash flow and behavior habits. Olivia’s stakeholders include BV (previously Banco Votorantim), which… Read More

Expertise in Blockchain or DLT Now the Number-One “Hard Skill” that Firms are Seeking on LinkedIn

Expertise or prior experience working with blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) has quickly become the number-one “hard skill” that firms are now looking for on LinkedIn. According to a recently published job trends report, LinkedIn researchers examined user profiles who were “getting hired at… Read More

Financial Giant HSBC Voted Leading Trade Finance Bank in Bahrain in EuroMoney’s 2020 Survey

HSBC, a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has reportedly been voted as the leading trade finance bank in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain in the Euromoney trade finance survey for 2020. This is… Read More

Spanish Telecommunications Giant Telefonica to Test Blockchain-based Platform with 8,000 Local Firms

Telefonica, a Spanish telecommunications giant, will be teaming up with Spain’s Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE) in order to provide access to its blockchain-based platform to around 8,000 local companies. Telefonica will reportedly be deploying nodes of its Hyperledger-enabled blockchain at APTE’s 52… Read More

Artificial Intelligence Became Increasingly Important Among Fintech Firms, According to IT Company Fininbox

Fininbox, an established banking software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, has identified three main Fintech trends or developments that helped shape the financial technology industry last year. According to Fininbox, the three trends are: artificial intelligence (AI) became increasingly important among Fintech firms, a large number of traditional… Read More

Insurtech: Boston-based Corvus Insurance Secures $31 Million According to SEC Filing

Boston-headquartered Corvus Insurance, a company that offers artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced cyber insurance policies for firms, has sold shares worth around $31 million in a $33 million investment round, a US Securities and Exchange (SEC) filing confirmed. Corvus Insurance, which is notably one of BostInno’s 50… Read More

IBM Teams Up with Argentine Chamber of Fintech to Support Digital Transformation Efforts in Country’s Banking Sector

New York-based tech giant IBM and the Argentine Chamber of Fintech have entered an agreement to support various innovative projects and digital transformation initiatives in Argentina’s financial technology and banking sector. IBM will reportedly support the chamber in developing activities to promote Fintech-related projects such… Read More

Predictions for ArtificiaI Intelligence and Fintech for 2020

Throughout the past year, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other forms of technology within the financial services industry has continued apace. This will increase further as it dovetails with enriched natural language processing (NLP) through 2020 and into the coming decade and lead… Read More

OneConnect Launches “SBI OneConnect Japan,” a Joint Initiative with Japanese Financial Services Group SBI Holdings

OneConnect recently launched SBI OneConnect Japan (in Tokyo), which is a joint initiative with Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings. The platform offers cloud-powered and artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced technological services to local financial institutions in order to assist them with their digital transformation efforts. In… Read More

Artificial Intelligence and Financial Analytics Provider Aylien Secures $5.5 Million via Series A Round

Aylien, an established provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced risk intelligence and financial analytics tools, revealed on December 23 that it secured €5 million (appr. $5.5 million) in funding via a Series A round. Aylien’s investment round was led by Finch Capital. Existing investors that also… Read More

India-based AI and Big Data Firm Quantiphi Raises $20 Million via Series A Round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Quantiphi, a US and India-headquartered applied artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics services firm, has raised $20 million via a Series A round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management. Quantiphi offers applied AI and Big Data solutions to Fortune 500 companies across several major sectors… Read More

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority Publishes Report on Artificial Intelligence and Banking

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has published a report entitled “Reshaping Banking with Artificial Intelligence.” The Report is part of a series of publications on applying AI technology, including Robo-advisors, to the banking industry. Hong Kong has emerged as a top Asian Fintech hub… Read More

Financial Crime Management Solutions Provider Quinte Financial Technologies Rebrands to Reflect Industry Trends

Quinte Financial Technologies Inc. (previously known as Quatrro Processing Services), a leading provider of several financial crime management solutions, revealed on December 18 that it has rebranded under the “Quinte” name. Company chairman Venu Gopal noted that the firm’s name change to Quinte from QPS… Read More

Insurtech: Gurugram, India-based Insurance Technology Firm Toffee Insurance Secures $5.5 Million via Series A Round

Gurugram, India-based insurance technology (Insurtech) firm Toffee Insurance revealed on December 17 that it had secured $5.5 million via a Series A investment round led by IVM Intersurer, Omidyar Network, Flourish Ventures, Accion Venture Lab and Kalaari Capital. Toffee says it will use the capital… Read More

Pagaya Completes 5th Securitization, Tops $1.2 Billion in Assets Under Management, Originations Rise 300%

Pagaya, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered investment manager, has closed on its 5th capital markets transaction this year for a $200 million asset-backed security. Pagaya reports that it now has $1.2 billion in assets under management (AUM) having risen a solid 300% this year. Pagaya’s… Read More

Legaltech: China’s “Smart” Courts Are Reportedly Using Blockchain and AI to Decide Legal Disputes

China’s “smart” courts have reportedly been implementing various innovative technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to help decide legal cases. Local media outlet Xinhua news revealed recently that over 3.1 million Chinese litigation matters from March to October 2019 were handled via the… Read More

Greg Gibb: CEO of Wealth Management Firm Lufax Says Chinese Fintech Sector Is “Restructuring Dramatically”

Greg Gibb, CEO at Lufax, an online wealth management platform and tech solution provider for local governments and financial institutions, recently shared his views and insights on the future of Fintech, during the Committee of 100 Greater China Conference and Gala 2019, which were held… Read More

Qatar Central Bank’s Governor Reveals Country is Developing Nationwide Fintech Strategy for Banking Sector

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB), revealed on December 8 that the nation’s central bank is in the process of developing the banking sector’s Fintech strategy. Qatar’s Fintech strategy is being created in cooperation with local financial institutions… Read More

People’s Bank of China Begins Pilot Regulation Program for Fintech Businesses in Beijing

China’s central bank announced on December 5 that it’s planning to support the nation’s capital city Beijing in exploring and experimenting with various regulatory guidelines for the evolving Fintech industry in order to develop a more inclusive and suitable supervision framework. The nation’s Fintech regulation… Read More

Insurtech: Insurance Technology is Transforming how Real-Time and Predictive Data are Captured and used to Develop Products

Investments in the Insurtech industry have been increasing rapidly. They’ve grown from around $140 million in 2011 to about $4.9 billion as of 2018. QBE North America, an integrated specialist insurer that’s part of QBE Insurance Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest insurance providers,… Read More

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