FinTech

Apr
26

Interest in FinTech services highest among younger tech savvy users

The financial services industry has, since the financial crisis, found itself operating in a rapidly evolving environment, as regulatory requirements, customer expectations, new technologies and new FinTech entrants create a perfect storm of change. A new report finds that uptake of FinTech propositions differs considerably between generations and other groups, and that trust in the […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Apr
26

Barclays is building Europe’s biggest fintech workspace in London

Next week banking giant Barclays will cut the ribbon on what it’s calling Europe’s largest co-working space dedicated to financial technology. More than 40 companies will be housed across the vast 30,000 sq ft of workspace, spread over seven floors, with four balconies and two mezzanines. The site is already being called a clear sign […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Apr
24

Amazon acquires Indian mobile payment license

In another attempt to secure a firm grasp on the Indian market, Amazon has turned towards mobile wallets for its next venture. The e-commerce behemoth has obtained a license from the Indian Reserve Bank (RBI) for the operation of a prepaid payment instruments (PPI). Amazon Online Distribution Services Pvt. Ltd secured the secured the license […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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Apr
20

Can Hong Kong compete with Singapore as fintech hub?

Singapore is widely held to be Asia’s premier fintech hub, but experts in Hong Kong are confident that the city can catch up. In a recent study by Deloitte, London and Singapore were found to perform highest as fintech hubs, followed by New York and Silicon Valley. Hong Kong was found to be the sixth […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech
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Apr
19

Blockchain startup Factom raises $8 million in extended Series A

Blockchain startup Factom has finished raising just over $8m as part of an extended Series A round. Last October, the firm said that it had raised $4.2m as part of the funding in an effort to raise capital ahead of planned product launches. Taking part in the round, according to AustinInno, include Harvest Equity and […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Blockchain . FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Apr
19

P2P platform hits £50m lending milestone

Peer-to-peer (P2P) platform Lending Works has celebrated providing more than £50m worth of loans since its launch in January 2014. The achievement follows a record-breaking first quarter of 2017, with nearly £5m lent via the platform in March alone. Nick Harding, CEO of Lending Works, said: “It’s incredibly rewarding to have come as far as […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Borrowing . FinTech . Investing . Lending . Peer-to-Peer
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Apr
19

PayPal and Google get cozy with new digital wallet partnership

PayPal Holdings Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google deepened their relationship with a new agreement that enables payments through the tap of a phone from PayPal accounts at thousands of new retail locations. The partnership lets PayPal users link their accounts to Android Pay, Google’s digital wallet, on smartphones running most versions of the Android operating […]

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Apr
18

Bitcoin payments cheaper & safer than credit cards: Cointed

Cointed is a rather young, but fast-growing Bitcoin exchange located in Kufstein, Austria. The company was founded in November 2015 by Christopher Rieder and Wolfgang Thaler and during the first year attracted more than 4,000 permanent customers. Cointed currently makes it possible to buy and sell a number of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, Monero, and […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Bitcoin . FinTech . Payments
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