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Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox

The Fintech Sandbox set up by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has now been in operation for the past two years. The trailblazing project has since been replicated multiple times around the world. The concept was simple: create a safe haven for Fintech… Read More

First of its Kind Arizona Fintech Sandbox Looks to Partner with Fintech Leaders in United Kingdom

This past spring, Arizona became the first US state to create its very own bespoke Fintech Sandbox thus replicating a successful program initially launched in the UK. Since the UK regulatory authorities launched their Sandbox, many countries have done the same. Arizona House Bill  2343 allows… Read More

ACTIV Financial Joins FinTech Sandbox as Data Partner

On Monday, FinTech Sandbox announced financial market data vendor ACTIV Financial has joined its platform as a new data partner. According to FinTech Sandbox, ACTIV offers a variety of solutions making them the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry. The company products… Read More

Arizona Creates a Regulatory Fintech Sandbox

Arizona has become the first state in the US to enact a law that creates a regulatory Fintech Sandbox. This is an interesting move as the US Securities and Exchange Commission has been slow to embrace Fintech innovation by creating their own Fintech Sandbox meanwhile… Read More

Sageworks Joins FinTech Sandbox as Data Partner

FinTech Sandbox announced on Tuesday that Sageworks, which offers lending, credit risk, and portfolio risk solutions to banks and credit unions, has signed on to be its new data partner. According to the organization, Sageworks will make banking and indices data available to early-stage fintech startups… Read More

Taiwan Passes Legislation Creating Fintech Sandbox in Move to Keep Up with Financial Innovation

The Taiwan legislature has passed legislation that will create a regulatory Fintech Sandbox in a move designed to keep the country up to date on the fast changing financial services industry. Inspired by the UK Fintech Sandbox, the law hopes to stop Fintech firms from… 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

Lessons Learned: UK FCA Shares Insight into Fintech Sandbox Operation After First Year

Following the first full year of operations of the Fintech Sandbox, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a report outlining lessons learned. The UK has been the trailblazer in the concept of creating a regulatory sandbox to allow innovative financial firms to work… Read More

Hong Kong Now Has Three Different Fintech Sandboxes, InvestHK Applauds Government Actions

InvestHK is out with a laudatory statement regarding the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s decision to “upgrade” its FIntech Supervisory Sandbox with new features.  FinTech Sandboxes have also been announced by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Insurance Authority. These actions mean that pretty… Read More

FinMason Set to Provide Investment Analytics Data to Fintech Sandbox Participants

Boston-based fintech and investment analytics firm, FinMason, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with non-profit accelerator Fintech Sandbox to provide its enterprise solution, FinRiver, to participates in the program.  Fintech Sandbox notably offers data from 30 data partners, infrastructure from three partners, and collaborates with… Read More

Fintech Sandbox and Ontario Centres of Excellence Announce Partnership

The Boston based company Fintech Sandbox and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to bring the Fintech Sandbox model into Ontario and eventually the rest of Canada. The President and CEO of OCE, Dr. Tom Corr,… Read More

The Importance of Being in a Fintech Sandbox: Assure Hedge CEO Comments on FCA Cohort 2 Selection

As reported, the UK Financial Conduct Authority named its second cohort of 24 Fintech firms that are ready to begin testing shortly.  What exactly is a sandbox and why is it important for countries to utilize these to engender innovation and spark disruption? Startups and nubie platforms… Read More

Brief: Bank Negara Malaysia Approves Fintech Firms for Reg Sandbox

Bank Negara Malaysia has approved four firms to operate within its regulatory sandbox, aiming to grow Malaysian fintech in line with global trends, according to multiple news sources. The Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG) was established by Bank Negara Malaysia in June 2016 to support innovations that… Read More

FinTech Sandbox Announces Demo Day 4.0 in Boston

FinTech Sandbox, a Boston-based nonprofit providing fintech startups free access to data and infrastructure to accelerate product development, announced on Wednesday details about Demo Day 4.0, which is described as a series of events highlighting innovative solutions built by Sandbox participants. The event will take… Read More

FinTech Sandbox Alum Data Simply Returns As Data Partner

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps fintech startups access data and build great products, announced on Thursday one of its alums, Data Simply, has signed on to be a data partner and provide data to innovative startups that are selected by the organization. Data Simply… Read More

Data Provider Morningstar Expands Headquarter Space & Appoints Two Technology Executives

On Monday, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), announced it has appointed Mitch Shue to chief technology officer and James Rhodes to chief data officer. The company also reported that it has expanded its global headquarters in Chicago for its technology employees. Shue is responsible for Morningstar’s long-term technology… Read More

On Board: Bank Negara Malaysia Sets up Fintech Regulatory Sandbox

Bank Negara Malaysia, the country’s central bank, has put together a framework for the sandbox following a month-long consultation with startups, banks and other stakeholders. Malaysia is the latest country following Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore, to set up a fintech regulatory sandbox in an effort to help startups… Read More

Brief: Thailand Finally Pursues Fintech, Preps Regulatory Sandbox

Thailand decided to open a fintech regulatory sandbox, with the central bank set to invite firms to participate early next year, according to a release. The sandbox will enable developers working on lending, payment and money-transfer services and products to experiment for up to a year. An… Read More

Fintech Moved Mainstream: Reflections on 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, here are some highlights from WWF, the wonderful world of fintech. And what a year it’s been!  At the close of last year, the world watched Lending Club’s astounding IPO. By this November, the firm surpassed $13B from borrowers since its 2006 launch. During… Read More

Forbes Adds Seven FinTech Sandbox Members to Fintech 50 List of 2015

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that helps FinTech startups access data and build great products, announced on Thursday that seven of its community members were recently named to the prestigious Forbes FinTech 50 list for 2015. The winners include four Sandbox residents who rely on critical… Read More

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