Tagged: barclays

UK Fintech MarketInvoice Announces New Partnership With Barclays

UK fintech MarketInvoice announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Barclays. The duo is collaborating with a mission to transform the way small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK manage cash flow and accelerate growth. As part of the partnership, Barclays has… Read More

FIA Announces Partnership With Rise New York For Annual Fintech Showcase

FIA, a global trade organization, announced on Thursday it has collaborated with Rise New York, created by Barclays, has joined the FIA Innovators Pavilion as a community partner. According to FIA, Rise New York will help promote the Innovators Pavilion, FIA’s annual fintech showcase. The Innovators Pavilion is… Read More

Barclays Announces The Next 11 Companies Selected For The Tel Aviv Barclays Accelerator Program

On Thursday, Barclays announced the next 11 companies to the 2018 Tel Aviv Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The company claimed that this program, which has been running since 2014, has become one of the most selective fintech accelerators in the world, with a growing… Read More

Australian Fintech Trade Ledger Named Winner of Barclays’ Global Open Innovation Challenge 2018

Aussie fintech startup Trade Ledger announced on Thursday it was named Barclays UK Ventures’ Open Innovation Challenge 2018, which was held in London. The ten finalists of the Challenge were selected by Barclays for their potential to offer “gaming-changing” business solutions across various industries. Speaking… Read More

Everyone is Going to Do it: Barclays is Looking at Launching Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

A report yesterday stated that Barclays bank is considering launching a cryptocurrency trading desk. Barclays is not alone in considering this new line of business as it has been widely reported that Goldman Sachs is looking at doing the same. Other banks are expected to… Read More

Barclays Teams Up With Several Watch Brands to Launch Contactless Timepieces

UK banking giant Barclays has teamed up with seven watchmakers to bring its bPay wearable payment technology to timepieces. The companies that Barclays is now working with on the project are Guess Watches, Mondaine, Timex, Kronaby, Suunto, Adex, and LBS. According to Finextra, Timex is… Read More

Coinbase Receives e-Money License from UK Financial Conduct Authority, Opens an Account with Barclays

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has received an e-money license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This will enable Coinbase to offer payments in the UK while supporting the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme. Simultaneously, Coinbase has partnered with Barclays… Read More

Barclays Hosts Fintech Accelerator Program Demo Day in New York

Barclays announced on Tuesday that after three months of intensive product development, mentoring, and networking, the nine companies of its New York accelerator program are set to showcase their fintech proposals at a demo day. According to the company, the demo day marks the culmination… Read More

Fintech Sandbox: Financial Conduct Authority Provides Update on Participants

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has just released an update on their regulatory Sandbox created to help aspiring Fintech firms to navigate the labyrinth of financial services rules. The trailblazing project, which has been replicated around the world, kicked off in 2014 and the… Read More

Flux Teams Up With Barclays For Instant Digital Receipt Trial

  UK-based fintech Flux announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Barclays for a new itemised digital receipt trial for customers. The trial will reportedly take place with an estimated 10,000 users of the Barclays Launchpad app, the bank’s platform for testing new… Read More

Form3 Receives $5 Million Series A led by Barclays & Angel Co-Fund

Form3,  cloud-based platform for global payments processing, has secured a strategic investment from Barclays, the Angel Co-Fund and several individual investors who have joined the existing shareholders in raising $5 million Series A. Form3 is a turnkey solution that is simple to incorporate and pay… Read More

Barclays’ Rise Accelerator to Host Events During 2017 London Fintech Week

Rise London, a European fintech accelerator created by Barclays, is set to host numerous events during the 2017 London Fintech Week, which will take place July 10th-14th. Magdalena Kron, Head of Rise London, revealed on Wednesday: “We’re opening our doors to the community and squeezing nine FinTech… Read More

The Inescapable Fintech Revolution

Big consultancies, such as PwC, Cap Gemini, KPMG, Deloitte and Accenture, research and analyze fintech developments to support the digital transformation of their banking customers. They promote this work through well-crafted free reports and white papers. The latest of such reports was published by Julian… Read More

Barclays Signs Eight Fintech Startups Following Rise London UK Accelerator Run

On Wednesday, Barclays, alongside its partner TechStars, announced it signed eight fintech startups following their 13-week Rise London accelerator run. This was revealed during the program’s demo day, which was held at the new Rise London office. The eight fintech startups are Nivo, Simudyne, Barac, Flux, and Alyne. Each of the… Read More

Barclays Opens Rise London Location in Shoreditch

Barclays announced on Tuesday the opening of its Rise London location in Shoreditch. Barclays stated that the Rise program brings fintech startups from all around the globe together to work on the company’s customer and business opportunities. They also work together to help create the future of… Read More

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

Barclays Mobile Banking App Approves SME Loans in Less Than an Hour

Barclays has unveiled a new mobile service for SMEs in the UK that provides almost instant loans.  Barclays Mobile Banking app touts that it will approve loans in under an hour, significantly reducing general wait times that can take weeks.  The company states that SMEs… Read More