FinTech

Feb
15

UK start-ups attract record £8.27bn investment

UK start-ups raised more money in equity investment last year than ever before, new research shows, as foreign investment cash flooded into the country. Data from the research firm Beauhurst, which specialises in tracking growth businesses, shows UK start-ups picked up £8.27bn worth of funding during 2017, more than twice as much as in 2016. […]

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Feb
15

Ant Financial plans equity fundraising at potential US$100 billion valuation

A fundraising would bring Ant a step closer to a hotly anticipated initial public offering by establishing a more current valuation. China’s Ant Financial Services Group is planning to raise up to US$5 billion in fresh equity that could value the online payments giant at more than US$100 billion, people familiar with the move said.A […]

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Feb
15

Indians can now send money to each other via WhatsApp

WhatsApp is beta testing letting users in India send money to each other through the app. The feature isn’t available to everyone yet, but here’s what it looks like once you have it. Tapping “Payment” lets users enter an amount and zap it to anyone they’re chatting with on WhatsApp, as long as the other […]

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Feb
15

Put people first to get fintech right in Asia

As the Year of the Rooster gives way to the Year of the Dog, fintech remains very much in the news and on investors’ minds. From blockchain to bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings that allocate “tokens” as a new means of crowdfunding capital, the language and disruptions buffeting the mainstream banking […]

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Feb
15

Want to buy stuff using bitcoin? Coinbase wants to help

Coinbase, a company that houses people’s digital wallets for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has a new way to pay. The service, called Coinbase Commerce, “enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies” so funds arrive directly in their own wallets. It can be integrated straight into their own online checkout processes, Coinbase said in a blog post […]

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Feb
15

The most important FinTech Innovations that will change our lives in the near future

Technology is affecting the topography of workflow and processes in the financial services industry. What was once handled with the assistance of human hands, physical currency and bulky computers has now been completely digitalized. It is an undeniable expanse of financial services globally and that has bred a fertile ground for FinTech startups. Start ups […]

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Feb
15

Singapore notches record US$229m fintech funding in ’17: KPMG

BUOYED by US$122.75 million of funding in the fourth quarter, Singapore achieved a record high of US$229.1 million of fintech funding in 2017, according to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report. The record was attained despite a dip in the number of deals done throughout the year – from 37 in 2016 to 29 in 2017. […]

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Feb
07

Malaysian company partners with Chinese Alipay in digital wallet

Malaysia has witnessed a growing mobile wallet sector since the entry of the Ant Financial’s mobile solution Alipay into the country. Many Malaysian players have hurried into the mobile payments bandwagon to step into Malaysian e-commerce market, including MOL Global Inc. The group has launched its owned mobile wallet One2pay in the last month, after […]

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