FinTech

Aug
17

Fintech investment thriving in the UK

Financial technology, or fintech, is thriving in the UK, with many start-ups leading innovation across the country. With new advances in fintech it is increasingly easy to check your balance on the go, or to utilise contactless technology wherever you may be. It’s developing at such a rate that technologies such as paying with your […]

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Aug
16

Fintech: Why It Matters So Much to Your Investment

Fintech is a term that combines two words; Financial and Technology. It means emerging financial services that are fast expanding to include inventions in financial literacy, retail banking, education, investing, and cryptocurrencies. While fintech was initially only applied to conventional technologies that were applied to back-end established clients and financial institutions, the term now refers […]

By Reposted by International FinTech | Currency . FinTech . Investing . Peer-to-Peer
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Aug
11

Digital currency exchange Coinbase raises $100 million, hits $1 billion valuation

Digital currency exchange Coinbase announced on its blog on Thursday that it has raised $100 million in so-called “Series D” funding led by U.S. venture capital firm IVP, making it the first bitcoin start-up to achieve a valuation of at least $1 billion. Start-ups with a $1 billion valuation are part of what is called […]

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Aug
10

Vantiv seals $10 billion Worldpay acquisition

Vantiv Inc. agreed to acquire U.K. payments processor Worldpay Group PLC for about GBP8 billion ($10.4 billion) in cash and stock, one of the biggest deals in the fast consolidating sector. The tie-up, according to a joint statement Wednesday, will create a trans-Atlantic payments processing giant with a combined market value of more than $20 […]

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Aug
10

The 10 Biggest Fintech Companies in America

Financial technology companies in the U.S. raised $3.5 billion in the first half of 2017, according to KPMG, as investors rushed to place bets in buzzy sectors like insurance and digital currencies. The U.S. is now home to 13 fintech unicorns who have scored valuations of at least $1 billion. This year alone, Robinhood (free […]

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Aug
10

A Bitcoin for your thoughts?

By Naomi Christopher, Midwinter Financial Services, Senior Manager – Brand Those of us in the tech world can all agree that Bitcoin is genuinely starting to take off or at least cause a stir…. If by take-off you mean clamber $672 bucks one day and slide down $384 the next. But while some of us […]

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Aug
07

PCF Bank partners with Sandstone Technology to launch a digital origination and servicing platform

PCF Bank has launched a new digital platform to facilitate the origination and servicing of savings deposit products online. The service uses the latest responsive device platform from Sandstone Technology supporting mobile, tablet and traditional PC channels. The launch of deposit products by the bank complements its established consumer motor finance and SME asset finance […]

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Aug
07

Apple says it will overtake Samsung Pay by year’s end

Apple has indicated it plans to launch Apple Pay in a number of new territories before the start of 2018, a feat that would see it catch up to and overtake current digital wallet frontrunner Samsung. Speaking at the company’s earnings call yesterday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri says that “the reach, usage, and functionality of […]

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