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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

FinTech Sandbox Partners with Data and Tech Provider Estimize

FinTech Sandbox has announced a new partnership with Estimize, a provider of earnings and economic estimates contributed by the entire financial community, reported Finance Magnates. Joining Thomson Reuters, Fidelity Investments and Amazon Web Services, new partner Estimize provides a unique data source for participating startups, preparing crowdsourced forecasts for US… Read More

Prophis Technology: First European Startup Accepted by FinTech Sandbox

FinTech Sandbox announced today that risk management startup Prophis Technology has been admitted to its program. Prophis is the first startup to join the Sandbox since the program’s official launch earlier in March. FinTech Sandbox is a Boston-based nonprofit that helps global FinTech startups build innovative products… Read More

Non-Profit FinTech Sandbox to Launch in Boston’s Innovation District

FinTech Sandbox, created to foster innovation in financial services by streamlining access to data for financial technology startups around the globe, plans to launch from beta on March 26th at the District Hall in Boston’s Innovation District.  Headlined by Jeff Maggioncalda, the Founder of Financial Engines, who… Read More