FinTech

Jun
30

Asian fintech hubs are pushing full steam ahead

Rising fintech hubs across APAC, including Hong Kong and Singapore, have been garnering attention with their efforts to promote the industry and encourage innovation within financial services (FS) more broadly. This week, these growing hubs demonstrated their continued efforts to establish themselves as innovation leaders. Hong Kong launched a fintech association. The FinTech Association of […]

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Jun
30

Singapore and Denmark sign fintech pact

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) yesterday signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which aims to help FinTech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets. The agreement will enable both regulators to refer FinTech companies to their counterparts. MAS and the Danish FSA have […]

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Jun
29

IRTA International RegTech Association officially launched

Incorporated in Switzerland on May 16, 2017, the non-profit International RegTech Association (IRTA) is a united community of individuals and organizations, with a shared vision to innovate, advance, and influence the future of Regulatory Technology (RegTech). Sponsored and funded by its Members, the IRTA exists to ease and accelerate the evolution of the global RegTech […]

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Jun
28

Britain leading the way in fintech adoption, report shows

Britain is leading the way in fintech adoption in the developed market, according to a new report from professional services and Big Four firm EY. EY’s fintech adoption index showed that 42 per cent of consumers in the UK are now using fintech services. However, there has been growth worldwide when it comes to the […]

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Jun
28

Visa buys stake in fast-growing fintech group Klarna

Visa is taking a stake in Klarna in a sign of the Swedish fintech’s growing presence in online payments. A week after Klarna became the largest European fintech to receive a banking licence, Visa said it was making a strategic investment through the purchase of a stake of less than 10 per cent as well […]

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Jun
27

Japan casts a wider net with its latest fintech initiatives

Japan’s fintech efforts have largely focused on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, but now the country seems to be taking a broader approach toward the industry, as two new developments last week indicate: Japan and Australia signed a fintech cooperation agreement. The Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) signed […]

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Jun
27

Plaid puts out a ‘request for startups’ in nine underserved fintech sectors

Plaid wants to make it easier for financial services companies to serve consumers and businesses, but it also sees significant holes in the fintech ecosystem. As a result, the company has issued a Y Combinator-like “request for startups” to tackle particular issues where it believes significant innovation is lacking. In case you don’t know, Plaid […]

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Jun
16

Why India’s Fintech startups are flocking to disrupt the UAE

India’s technology startup ecosystem has grown exponentially in recent years and now appears to have caught the eye of startup enthusiasts in the UAE. The Middle East nation is keen to elevate disruptive Indian fintech startups by providing them an international platform and financial support. UAE’s affinity for disruptive fintech According to the Associated Chambers […]

By Cameron Dart | FinTech . Payments
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