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Feb
08

Japanese megabank Mizuho to develop Fintech payments platform for IoT devices

Mizuho Financial Group has announced the development of a secure FinTech payment platform to be used by connected IoT (internet of things) devices such as connected cars and vehicles, smart home devices, wearables and more. It is one of the earliest efforts by a bank to provide account access to customers through smart devices beyond […]

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Feb
06

Parisian bankers target fintech catch up

After years of lagging behind London on spawning financial technology startups, Paris this week hosted a show of force aimed at proving the French capital can catch up as more than 1,500 bankers, investors and entrepreneurs gathered. The Paris Fintech Forum, which took place recently in the old bourse’s temple-like building, tripled its turnout from […]

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Feb
06

South Africa to establish a strong foothold in Fintech Sector

The next fintech and blockchain revolution is waiting to happen in South Africa. The country is already home for some of the most innovative startups, and with the new fintech wave catching up, more startups are expected to raise their heads by the end of this year. According to a leading regional startup news platform, […]

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Feb
03

Wallet packed with loyalty cards? Solve the problem with Stocard digital wallet

Stocard, a leading mobile wallet app, has announced that it will use recently secured funding to expand its reach in the Australian market and launch a new mobile payment function. While digital wallets have been around in Australia for some time, what makes Stocard’s offering unique to existing mobile wallet apps, is the functionality that […]

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Feb
02

Switzerland begins consultation on new fintech regulations

During its meeting on 1 February 2017, the Federal Council initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area. The revision should ensure that barriers to market entry for fintech firms are reduced and that the competitiveness of the Swiss financial centre is enhanced. The consultation will last […]

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Jan
31

Global online lender Spotcap partners with Heartland Bank, launches in NZ

European-based online lender Spotcap today announces a partnership with NZX-listed New Zealand bank, Heartland, with the bank providing Spotcap’s Australian operations with A$20million of funding. At the same time, Spotcap today launches its New Zealand operations in Auckland, further cementing Asia Pacific as one of the fastest growing regions for global fintech. * Spotcap provides […]

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Jan
30

The Emergence of Fintech in Indonesia

Financial technology, or more popularly called ‘fintech’, can be defined as a phenomenon in which technology and financial features go hand in hand in altering the traditional financial institution business models and discovering solution alternatives to customers’ financial experience. Like other businesses, fintechs are established to answer consumers’ needs, challenges and wants. In this case, […]

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Jan
09

Cards, ATMs, POS will be redundant by 2020 in India: NITI Aayog

Amid the big push being given to digital transactions post-demonetisation, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today said cards, ATMs and POS machines would become redundant in the country by 2020. “….India is in the midst of huge huge disruption in the world of both financial technology and in terms of social innovation (there is) huge […]

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