Tagged: financial technology

Oppenheimer Appoints Rahul Buxani As New Managing Director Focused on Fintech

Investment bank, wealth manager, and Oppenheimer Holdings subsidiary, Oppenheimer & Co, Inc. announced on Tuesday it has appointed Rahul Buxani as its new Managing Director focused on Fintech. According to Oppenheimer, Buxani’s appointment is part of a significant strategic expansion of its commitment to the… Read More

Walmart Teams Up With Fintech Startups Even & PayActiv to Launch Financial Wellness Services For Associates

On Wednesday, retail giant Walmart announced it has teamed up with fintech startups Even and PayActiv to provide a suite of new financial wellness services for its more than 1.4 million associates nationwide. According to the retailer, this new financial solution will allow its associates… Read More

Challenger Bank Monzo Seeking to Open New Office in Cardiff

On Friday, Monzo announced it is seeking to open a new office in the city of Cardiff. According to the challenger bank, its London office is currently bursting at the seams, with 171 people working in its headquarters and 67 working remotely. “To help us… Read More

Chinese VC Firm Pando Group Invests $2M In Israeli Fintech Hub ‘The Floor’

Israel’s fintech scene is a can’t-miss these days. As a recent example, Chinese venture capital firm Pando Group has invested US$2 million (HK$15.53 million) in Israeli financial technology (fintech) hub The Floor in Tel Aviv, notes the South China Morning Post. The funds support the creation of… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

Fintech Mergers And Acquisitions In 2015 Double The Value Of Deals In 2014, Finds Berkery Noyes

2015 was a great year for financial technology (fintech), as recently released stats from Berkery Noyes show. Among other findings, 2015 saw 427 fintech mergers and acquisitions, a total transaction volume increase by 14 percent over 2014, from 376.  Total transaction value in 2015 more than doubled over… Read More

Major Japanese Bank Mitsubishi UFJ Said To Create Division For Fintech Research

Japan’s banks are beginning to say konnichiwa with more enthusiasm to Fintech: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc., a major Japanese bank, has created a unit to research and develop new financial technologies, according to sources cited in a recent Bloomberg story. A spokesman for Mitsubishi UFJ in Tokyo, Taiki… Read More

BRIEF: Draper Ecosystem’s ‘Fintech Connection’ at Hero City Targets FinTech Startups

To officially launch the Draper Ecosystem’s “Fintech Connection,” the company’s new mentoring program targeting early stage fintech start-ups, the Fintech Connection Forum will take place on the afternoon of Monday, April 20, at Hero City in San Mateo, Calif. The invite-only event will offer fintech start-ups and investors to… Read More