Tagged: fintech

Australian Taxation Office Recognizes Gobbill as Early Stage Innovation Company

I previously reported on Australian startup company Gobbill launching its online bill payment and management platform. Today, the company announced that it had received recognition from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that it satisfies the requirements of an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC). According to the company’s… Read More

Alibaba Invests In Its First Fintech Company In Hong Kong

As reported by Forbes today, Alibaba has invested in online invoice exchange marketplace Qupital, marking the Chinese e-commerce giant’s first foray into fintech investment in Hong Kong. Qupital raised a total of $2 million in its seed round. Accounts Receivable Marketplace Qupital bills itself as Hong Kong’s… Read More

Sun Hung Kai Seeks to Expand its Investments to US $2 Billion Focusing on Fintech

According to an article in Bloomberg, Hong Kong-based financial investment and services firm, Sun Hung Kai & Co., intends to expand its principal investments portfolio to over US $2 billion with an emphasis on investing in fintech. The firm currently has about US $1.4 billion… Read More

Innovate Finance Seeks Support From UK Government & Political Parties For Fintech Election Pledge

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced on Thursday it sought support from UK Government, as well as political parties across the spectrum, for its Fintech Election Pledge. While sharing details about the Fintech Election Pledge initiative, Innovate Finance stated: “The United Kingdom’s digital… Read More

FIS & The Venture Center Selects Ten Startup Companies For Global Fintech Accelerator Program

On Thursday, fintech firm FIS (NYSE: FIS), with The Venture Center, announced ten startups have been selected to participate in the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator program. The selected companies will notably participate in a 12-week program that is designed to accelerate the development of their… Read More

Could China Cause the Price of Ethereum to Surge?

According to a recent article on The Cointelegraph, the price of Ether could surge due to activity within China. Similar to Bitcoin, Ether is a cryptocurrency that was developed and offered for sale to the public by Ethereum, a blockchain development platform, back in 2014. The value… Read More

BNP Paribas -Plug and Play Teams Up With Station F to Host Second Startup Fintech & Insurtech Accelerator Program

BNP Paribas -Plug and Play announced on Tuesday it is partnering with Paris-based startup campus, Station F, to host its upcoming fintech/insurtech accelerator program. According to the organizations, the new partnership will provide a venue for the program. While sharing details about the upcoming program launch, Roxanne… Read More

KPMG Acquires Global Fintech Innovation & Matchmaking Platform Matchi

KPMG International announced on Wednesday it has acquired Matchi, a global fintech innovation and matchmaking platform that connects financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, with leading-edge financial services technology solutions and companies worldwide. According to KPMG, the Matchi platform includes over 700 curated fintech solutions… Read More

Oracle Now Accepting Applications For Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program

Oracle announced on Wednesday it has opened applications for the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program. The company revealed it is seeking early-stage technology startups to join the program in Bengaluru, Delhi/NCR, and Mumbai. The program is set to start in September 2017. According to Oracle,… Read More

UK Fintechs Collaborate to Prevent Financial Crimes

Since the 2017 launch of the United Kingdom Fintech Financial Crime Exchange (FFE), the group has accumulated seventeen Fintech market leaders. The Exchange allows for Fintech firms to share information and work together in order to prevent the prevalence of financial crimes. The FFE was founded… Read More

Ping An Insurance Group Recuits Former Citi Global Head of Retail Banking Jonathan Larsen to Lead $1 Billion Fintech & Healthtech Fund

China’s Ping An Insurance Group announced on announced on Thursday it has appointed former Citi Global Head of Retail Banking, Jonathan Larsen, as the new Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Ping An Global Voyager Fund, a new $1 billion fund dedicated to fintech and healthtech…. Read More

How Banks Can Utilize Machine Learning

Last week, Accenture Consulting published a presentation on how banks can utilize machine learning to draw quicker insights from their data. Machine learning is the specific application of artificial intelligence (AI)  in which computers can learn without being explicitly programmed to do so. How Does it… Read More

WeInvest Announces Collaboration With Fintech Company InvestCloud: Seeks to Enhance Robo Service Offering

Asian robo-advisory platform-as-a-service provider, WeInvest, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with global fintech platform InvestCloud to enable its robo-advisory solution, which supports multi-asset based, multi-currency, goal-based, and thematic investing. Speaking about the partnership, Bhaskar Prabhakara, CEO at WeInvest, stated: “The WeInvest PaaS solution gives… 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

Europe On Pace for Record Year in Fintech Deals

Despite a quiet start to Fintech deals on a global level this year, Europe looks like it’s on pace to break records, according to CB Insights’ recent Q1 report. CB Insights reported that European fintech firms raised over $667 million over the first three months of the year… Read More

Australia Fintech Startup Airwallex Secures $13 Million USD During Series A Funding Round

Aussie fintech startup Airwallex announced on Monday it has secured $13 million USD through its latest Series A funding round. Participants of the round included Sequoia Capital China, Mastercard, and Tencent Holdings. Founded in 2015, Airwallex is described as a foreign exchange market that makes… Read More

FinTech Australia Reflects on First Year (Infographic)

FinTech Australia, the advocacy group promoting all things fintech related in Australia, celebrated its one year anniversary by sharing its “Year of Review.” The organization stated when it was launched in February 2016, it has more than 50 founding members, less than two months of… Read More

Japanese Megabank Mizuho Commits to Fintech in Series of Partnerships

New Fintech Incubator One of the largest banks in Japan, Mizuho Financial Group, has been in the news recently for several partnerships involving fintech. According to Nikkei Asian Review, the bank is in talks to co-develop a fintech incubator that will be focused on virtual… Read More

Toronto Financial Services Alliance Welcomes Fintech Support from Ontario

The Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) released a statement this week welcoming Ontario’s support for the Fintech sector. The announcement by TFSA followed Ontario releasing its budget containing a strategy for advancing Fintech in the region.  The TFSA is a private/public partnership whose goal is to… Read More

Autorité des Marchés Financiers Launches Fintech Lab

In an attempt to enhance their understanding of the Fintech industry, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) in Quebec, Canada, has announced the creation of a Fintech Lab. The Fintech Lab, which will be accessible to all AMF employees contributing to the projects of the Fintech… Read More