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Fintech News: The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2018

Fintech, or financial innovation, is pervasive within the financial services industry. Innovation has always existed in this sector of business but the advent of the internet combined with the creativity of risk taking entrepreneurs has engendered an accelerated period of disruptive change in finance. Think about… Read More

Online Lender iwoca Connects to Barclays & HSBC Under Open Banking Rules

Online lender iwoca is now connected to both Barclays and HSBC under Open Banking rules, according to a note from the company. iwoca claims to be the first ever business lender to connect with any of the UK’s nine largest banks under Open Banking when… Read More

Fintech in 2019? Predictions for Crowdfunding, Open Banking, SMEs, Regulations & More….

‘Tis the season for decking halls, lighting candles, spending time with family and friends, reflecting on 2018 and thinking ahead to 2019 and new trends in the global Fintech market. Crowdfund Insider reached out to the Fintech community members to look into their crystal balls… Read More

US Based Quovo Becomes Registered Account Information Service Provider, Registered in Open Banking Directory

Data platform Quovo reports it has been granted registration in the Open Banking Directory. As a Registered Account Information Service Provider (RAISP), regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Quovo gains better access to the UK market and potentially continental Europe. The registration, which… Read More

Online Lender iwoca Connects with Lloyds Bank in Open Banking First

Online lender iwoca is reporting that it has successfully released Open Banking for all new customers with a Lloyds Bank account. iwoca says it is the first ever business lender to connect with any of the UK’s nine largest banks under the Open Banking initiative,… Read More

SIA Group Launches Open Banking Platform for Banks, Corporates, Fintechs & More

SIA Group, a consortium of eight European companies, has launched a new platform for financial service firms as they move to become compliant to Open Banking rules under PSD2. Their new digital platform is said to allow European banks, Fintechs, corporates, SMEs and public sector… Read More

New York-Based Fintech Dash Financial Technologies Announces Launch of Advanced Portfolio Trading Solution

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Dash Financial Technologies, a New York-based fintech that specializes in order routing transparency, visualization, and customization solutions, announced on Wednesday the launch of its next-generation portfolio trading (PT) algorithm, which is described as a highly customizable workflow and execution solution with real-time transparency and analytics, allowing… Read More

Nordea Announcement: Open Banking Goes Live in Sweden

European financial group Nordea announced on Friday the launch of its open banking services in Sweden. According to the company, the open banking launch gives developers the possibility to begin building applications designed for both Finnish and Swedish customers. Nordea reportedly launched the Open Banking platform… Read More

UK Competition and Markets Authority Tells Banks to Work Harder for their Customers, Demands Change

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), in conjunction with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), have demanded that traditional banks improve their services. The admonition comes following an independent survey of both personal and small business accounts that indicates banks are falling short when it comes… Read More

Peter Thiel-Backed Opening Banking Platform Deposit Solutions Secures $100 Million Through latest Investment Round Led By Vitruvian Partners

Deposit Solutions, a Germany-based opening banking and international platform for savings deposits, announced on Wednesday it secured $100 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Vitruvian Partners with participation from Kinnevik and existing shareholders including Deposit Solutions‘ first institutional shareholder e.ventures. The funds reportedly bring… Read More

Facebook Messenger Wants Your Banking Information

While much of the world is pushing forward with empowering users to control their own financial information, social media leader Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is heading in the opposite direction by asking banks to share detailed financial information about their customers. This deeply concerning report was first… Read More

London Proptech Firm Goodlord Forms New Open Banking Partnership With TrueLayer

Goodlord, a UK-based proptech platform, has formed a new open banking partnership with TrueLayer. Founded in 2014, Goodlord reports that its cloud-based platform is trusted by hundreds of agencies across the UK. The company has created a one-stop-shop by providing access to a dynamic suite… Read More

Nationwide Building Society Challenges Fintech Community to Develop Open Banking Technology Through New Open Banking For Good Initiative

On Wednesday, UK-based savings and mortgage provider Nationwide Building Society announced it is challenging the fintech community through its Open Banking For Good initiative to develop Open Banking technology that helps improve the lives of the one in four UK households.  According to Nationwide, Open… Read More

Money Management Chatbot Plum Now Supporting Challenger Banks Monzo & Starling Bank

Money management chatbot Plum is now supporting challenger banks Monzo and Starling Bank. Plum states that it already supports most major UK banks and currently has around 130,000 users – collected since launch in 2017. Plum states that is has so far saved £24 million… Read More

Alior Bank Partners with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard, Creating Digital Financial Ecosystem

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Alior Bank has announced a “pan-European collaboration” with Raisin, solarisBank and Mastercard. The four separate companies are seeking to create a new financial platform based on an open API model. This new model hopes to enable their clients “to benefit from truly open banking.” According… Read More

FinTech Australia: A Government-Backed Open Banking Framework will be a Game-Changer for Consumers and Businesses

FinTech Australia is lauding the Aussie Government’s policy push regarding Open Banking. The advocacy group says the Australian decision has pushed back against big banks to open true banking reform by next year. “A government-backed Open Banking framework will be a game-changer for consumers and businesses,… Read More

FinTech Australia’s Open Banking Working Group Says First Phase Should Include Both Deposit and Lending Products

“Stop knee-jerk anti-competitive measures by banks” FinTech Australia is out with a note on the push to achieve Open Banking rules – somewhat similar to what the UK kicked off this past January. The advocacy group responded to a submission by the Australian Banking Association… Read More

ORCA Alliance’s Avidan & Mičiuda on Taking Advantage of European PSD2 Directive & Prepping for its Upcoming Token Sale

ORCA Alliance, an Open Banking platform designed for cryptocurrency users aims to unite fiat and crypto in a single convenient interface, is taking advantage of the European PSD2 directive. Founded by CEO Natan Avidan, ORCA Alliance aims to give its users the possibility to keep and track… Read More

Lending Works Selects Credit Kudos to Power New Open Banking Initiative

On Monday, Credit Kudos, a challenger credit bureau, and Lending Works, a fast-growing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, announced they were teaming up to launch a new Open Banking initiative, which is described as a secure way for banking customers to take control of their financial data. According… Read More

FinTech Australia Welcomes Government’s Pursuit of Open Banking Policy

“Open banking regime will empower customers, enhance competition and drive Australian innovation” FinTech Australia today welcomed news that the Australian Government will legislate to empower customers by requiring banks to allow these customers to access their own data. The Government has published a report on… Read More

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