FinTech

Jan
25

Weiss has issued its first cryptocurrency ratings, ranking Ethereum above bitcoin

The securities ratings firm is the first to give a rating to cryptocurrencies. Weiss Ratings has ranked Ethereum as “better” than bitcoin, as well as the EOS coin in its first cryptocurrency ratings. Bitcoin received a C+ rating from the firm, due to the fact that its network has some serious bottlenecks which have resulted […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Bitcoin . Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Jan
25

Data shows Fintech market growth

According to data provided by KPMG, the global fintech funding continues to remain strong with US$8.2 billion invested in the third quarter of 2017. This is after more than doubling to US$9.3 billion in the second quarter. Even though deal volume declined slightly in the third quarter this year, investments in Fintech were still way […]

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Jan
25

CoinShares announces two new flagship funds

CoinShares Group, the group behind the first bitcoin and ether exchange traded notes (Issued by XBT Provider AB) and the team behind the world’s first regulated bitcoin strategy (GABI), is announcing two new flagship crypto investment funds. The two funds: CoinShares ‘Active’ Fund – a multi-coin, alpha-generating, active strategy; and CoinShares ‘Large Cap’ Fund – […]

By International FinTech | Currency . FinTech . Investing
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Jan
24

How to build a Fintech Unicorn – How Adyen became a $2.3bn payments company

So here’s the good news. Investor interest in Europe’s financial technology sector has never been higher. According to a report published in September last year by Innovate Finance and Magister Advisers, VCs poured around $8bn into fintech startups and early stage companies across the continent between 2010 and 2017 and over the course of that […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | FinTech . Payments
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Jan
24

Banks and Fintechs are duelling in a ‘War For Talent’

Banks may be losing the talent battle to London’s financial-technology industry, but the war for the customer is still to come. Europe’s financial technology startups are on hiring mode, fighting each other – and the incumbents — in what one executive described as a “war for talent.” Payments company GoCardless Ltd., which employs 170 people […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Banking . FinTech
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Jan
18

UnionPay International signs long-term partner agreement with global payment innovator Verrency

Verrency today signed a long-term agreement with UnionPay International (UPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of China UnionPay (CUP), to offer Verrency’s innovative value-added services to Union Pay’s issuing banks across Asia. Verrency’s services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay’s innovative API service. Signing the formal agreement were David C. Link, Chief Executive Officer/ […]

By International FinTech | Banking . FinTech . Payments
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Jan
18

Standard Chartered creates fintech investment unit

Standard Chartered said on Wednesday it had established a business unit to invest in financial technology and promote innovation. Dubbed SC Ventures, it will include internal consultants to help the rest of the group solve problems with technology and a team to sponsor and oversee new disruptive technology ventures owned by StanChart. Another part of […]

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Aug
17

Australia gets its first dedicated platform for fintech jobs

By Elizabeth Barry, Editor, finder.com.au The site has been launched to fill a gap in the fintech market. The Australian fintech sector now has a dedicated platform through which to source local talent as well as apply for fintech jobs. The team behind Australian FinTech have this week launched the employment platform, Australian FinTech Jobs, to better […]

By Elizabeth Barry | Blockchain . FinTech
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