Tagged: competition

Bank of England: Effective Competition & Financial Service Regulation

Earlier this month, the Bank of England published a staff working paper entitled, “Competition and prudential regulation”. The document is the work of Paul Fisher, former Deputy Head of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Executive Director for Supervisory Risk and Regulatory Operations, and Paul A Grout,… Read More

Nesta Reveals 20 Fintechs Competing to Win £5 Million in the “Open Up Challenge”

Nesta , a global innovation foundation, has announced the twenty Fintech firms that will participate in the Open Up Challenge. Nesta announced the competition this past February. The Open Up Challenge is a global search for organizations who would use new open banking Application Programming… Read More

On a Mission: FCA Updates Mission & Business Plan, Shares Challenges of Fintech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released an update this week on both their mission and an accompanying business plan. The lead securities and market regulator, posted its broad strategic objectives, as determined by Parliament; To ensure that relevant markets function well – and three operational… Read More

OPC Live! Innovation Challenge for B2B Payments Includes £20,000 Prize

OPC Live! Innovation Challenge launched today during the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London. The worldwide competition is to encourage developers and Fintech firms to innovate and transform business to business payments – an industry that drives an estimated $290 billion in revenues but trails consumer… Read More

FinTech Australia Says Competition in Banking is Needed to Benefit Consumers & Business as Government Seeks to Reduce Barriers for Fintech Startups

It is a truism that increasing competition in the banking sector will benefit both consumers and businesses. Yet high hurdles remain in place for emerging Fintech companies to challenge established financial firms such as banks. FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things Fintech related,… Read More

Innovate Finance: Now Accepting Applications For FinTech Startup Competition Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced the launch its first ever fintech startup competition. Pitch360. The organization revealed that the competition, which is open to both startups and institutions from around the world, aims to strengthen the global FinTech community by showcasing the… Read More

Crowdfunder Signs Partnership Agreement With AI Global Competition IBM Watson AI XPRIZE: Seeks to Provide Equity Fundraising Support

On Wednesday, Crowdfunder announced it signed a partnership agreement with IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, which is described as a $5 million artificial intelligence (AI) global competition that challenges teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s greatest… Read More

Final Report: FCA on Investment & Corporate Banking

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its final report on the investment and corporate banking sector.  The document was created to help foster competition in the this sector of finance.  The report reflects the interim publication that was released this past April. Christopher Woolard,… Read More

Here is the FCA Competition Report

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a Competition Report, alongside their annual report this year. Incorporated in HM Treasury’s 2015 Productivity Statement, the FCA was asked to produce a standalone annual competition report to show how well they are delivering on their competition objective…. Read More

Rob Love Shares Details About Crowdfunder UK’s Involvement With Virgin Media Business’ VOOM 2016 Competition (Listen)

Rob Love, chairman of Crowdfunder UK, sat down with Nick Ferrari from LBC Radio this week to discuss the reward-based crowdfunding platform’s involvement with Virgin Media Business’ Voom 2016 competition. The competition gives entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to pitch their ideas to Sir… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Teams Up With Virgin Media Business to Power VOOM 2016 Competition

On Tuesday, Virgin Media Business launched its search for the most innovative and exciting businesses with the UK and Ireland’s pitch competition called VOOM 2016. It was revealed that Crowdfunder UK will be partnering with Virgin by powering the contest. According to Virgin Media Business, the… Read More

MegaBots Returns to Kickstarter to Build New Robot for USA vs. Japan Duel

On Tuesday, MegaBots launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $500,000 for a U.S. vs. Japan giant robot duel. The company shared: “We are MegaBots, Inc. We challenged Japan to a giant robot duel, and they accepted… but demanded that the fight include hand-to-hand combat. We say BRING IT ON. We’ve assembled… Read More

Multiple Crowdfunding Platforms Join Ben & Jerry’s Hunt for Entrepreneurs

Yesterday Crowdfund Insider announced that Symbid has partnered with Ben & Jerry’s Join Our Core 2015 competition.  Now several UK crowdfunding platforms have revealed a similar partnership in the hunt for the “brightest social entrepreneurs in Europe”. As noted on the Join Our Core page; Seedrs,… Read More

Ben & Jerry’s, Symbid Hook Up to “Milk the Crowd”

  Symbid, one of the very first investment crowdfunding platforms in the world, has partnered with Ben & Jerry’s with the Join Our Core 2015 competition. The international event is designed to discover the “brightest social entrepreneurs” who share Ben & Jerry’s values.  Symbid and… Read More

Worth Capital & The Gadget Show Join in Hunt for Next Great Gadget

Worth Capital has launched its next competition: Future Gadget 2015. Worth is seeking to discover the world’s next great gadget by engaging hundreds of entrepreneurs, in need of capital,   to help bring their product to market.  The program is similar in structure to Worth… Read More

Seedstars World Fund: Crowdfunding an Investment Fund for Top Emerging-Market Startups

Imagine playing a part in TV competition shows like “Top Chef” or “Project Runway”—but without having your best charred octopus recipe critiqued in front of a live studio audience, or your model’s dress described as “something a Teletubby would wear to a party.” Instead, you’d… Read More

Lendio Announces Faces of Main Street Photography & Story Competition Inaugural Winners

Faces of Main Street, a photography and story competition that features submittals of inspiring stories of over 28 million small business owners and entrepreneurs from across America, announced its first three winners. The competition is powered by Lendio, a free online service that helps business… Read More

Apps For Europe Competition Closes on December 31st

Apps for Europe, a European network of hackathon and competition organizers working with open data, is presently holding their online competition seeking the best in open data applications.  Organizers are looking to give away EUR 5000 to the winner, plus  you win a spot at… Read More

Philips Partners with Indiegogo on Competition

Philips “Innovation Fellows” Competition Partners with Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo. Searches for Next Big Thing in Health and Well-Being. Philips to award $100,000 plus mentoring to the top ideas Greg Sebasky, Chairman, Philips North America, has introduced Philips’ Innovation Fellows competition at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing… Read More

ProHatch Launches Crowdfunding Competition

ProHatch is Accepting Applications for the #GET_HATCHED Crowdfunding Competition- Prize Package Includes $5,000 & Expert Mentoring.   ProHatch, a Crowdfunding Incubator has announced it is accepting project applications for their first #GET_HATCHED Crowdfunding Competition. #GET_HATCHED is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMBs, 501(c)(3)s and individuals looking… Read More