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Barclays Selects 10 Fintech Startups to Participate in Africa Rise Accelerator Program

Barclays Bank recently selected the 10 fintech startups that will be participation in its second acceleration program, powered by TechStars, at its Africa’s Rise fintech innovation hub in Cape Town. According to TechStars, the second class’ applications extended to 52 countries across the globe and… Read More

Blockchain Platform Humaniq Secures $3.9 Million Initial Coin Offering & Joins Barclays’ Rise Community

Blockchain company Humaniq announced on Wednesday it not only joined Barclay’s Rise community, it also secured $3.9 million in initial coin offering (ICO) funding. This news comes just a few days after the company appointed a new CEO, Dinis Guarda, and 20 members to its… Read More

UK Government Trip to India Looks to Strengthen Fintech Relationships in a Post Brexit World

As the UK moves forward with the separation from Europe, government officials are looking beyond Europe to improve bilateral relationships to improve trade and other areas. As Fintech is an emerging industry that is vital to the future of Great Britain, it simply makes sense… Read More

Surfing Fintech: Have We Reached the Third Wave?

As an industry, fintech has grown to the point that we can now start analysing its development. Many commentators have divided Fintech’s lifespan into ‘waves’. The first wave is centred around disruption, the second around collaboration, and the third wave – although more disputed –… Read More

Indian AltFin Startup OpenTap Aims to Create Greater Access to Short-Term Loans

Alternative finance startup OpenTap is aiming to disrupt an environment where many creditworthy borrowers do not have access to short-term personal loans from the traditional financial services sector.  Founded in 2015, OpenTap is based in Chennai, India and seeks to grant access to short-term credit for… Read More

Cross River Bank Applies Startup Model, Raises $28M in VC Funding

Cross River Bank raised $28 million from a number of investors in Silicon Valley. Investors included Battery Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Ribbit Capital, which have invested in fintech startups. In addition to the deal, Battery General Partner Scott Tobin will become a member of Cross River’s… Read More

Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins and Virgin Money Partner on New FinTech Startup

Former Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins launched yesterday a fintech startup called 10x Future Technologies. The startup’s mission statement is “10x exist to create a new banking ecology — one that is more diverse, open and fair.” Partnering with Virgin Money to build a new digital banking platform,… Read More

Barclays’ Rise Mumbai Accelerator Launches First Cohort: Features 10 Fintech Startups

Rise Mumbai Accelerator, Barclay’s fintech accelerating program, announced it has assembled its first cohort, which consists of 10 startups. The India-based program is described as a community of the thinkers and doers that are working together to create the future of financial services. Its team revealed:… Read More

CommonWealth Bank & Barclays Team Up To Help Customers Move Funds Between Australia & the UK

On Friday, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and Barclays announced they formed a partnership to allow users of both their apps, CommBank app and Pingit, to move money between Australia and the UK. The two companies have reportedly worked together to connect each of their payment… Read More

American Bankers Association: “Banks Have Always Embraced Innovation”

At a Congressional hearing yesterday on Marketplace Lending that was described as being “educational”, Rob Nichols, of the American Bankers Association,  presented testimony and answered questions along with several other individuals engaged in finance. While the topic was  ostensibly “Fintech”, a better label may have… Read More

Brief: CommonBond Completes $150M Securitization of Student Loans Assets

On Monday, marketplace lender CommonBond announced that it has completed its $150 million of student loans assets, which was co-led by Barclays and Goldman Sachs. Morgan Edwards, CFO of CommonBond, stated: “The strong reception in the capital markets to our second securitization is a further testament to the… Read More

Jackie Miller Comments on VFA’s Innovation Fund Campaign on Indiegogo

Venture for America Fellows announced its 5th Innovation Fund crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Indiegogo and sponsored by Barclays, gives access to $50,000 per year in grants for eleven Fellow-led projects. “We are grateful to Barclays and Indiegogo, who have offered up their expertise and resources to… Read More

Former CEO of Barclays: “The Number of People & Branches Employed by the Financial Services Sector May Decline by as Much as 50%”

Anthony Jenkins, is a former CEO of Barclay’s Group having managed the global firm from 2012 to 2015. He was sacked by John “Mack the Knife” McFarlane in the summer of 2015. Jenkins had set out to tackle a “culture of self-enrichment” and to refocus… Read More

Quotes From #LenditEurope: About China’s 2,000 Lending Platforms & More

Part II: Seen & Heard at Lendit Europe If you missed attending Lendit Europe, you missed a great event. You can catch up on a selection of presentations on Lendit . For short skimming, we’ve selected a few thought-provoking quotes from day 2. You may also… Read More

CAN Capital Secures $650 Million Funding from a Dozen Leading Banks, Including Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Barclays & Fifth Third

CAN Capital, a player in alternative small business finance, announced today that it secured a $650 million credit facility from a dozen leading lenders. Led by Wells Fargo Capital Finance, the transaction includes new commitments from Morgan Stanley, Barclays, UBS, J.P. Morgan, SunTrust Bank and First… Read More

Barclays: Entrepreneurship is the Most Tangible Source of Global Wealth, BRICs Lead the Way

Emerging markets are accruing wealth at a faster pace then the developed world.  The importance of entrepreneurs is highlighted as today wealth is created more by entrepreneurship than inheritance. These are facts revealed by Barclay’s 17th Volume of Wealth Insights: Origins and Legacy:  The Changing… Read More