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Feb
18

Global investment platform DarcMatter receives ‘Best Fintech Solution’ award

Global investment platform for alternative payments DarcMatter announced that it has received ‘Best Fintech Solution’ award for Small & Startup Funds at the HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Technology Awards that was held on 13 February 2017 in New York. The HFM U.S. Hedge Fund Technology Awards recognizes and selects those software providers that are serving […]

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Feb
17

Robo-Advisors are a Big Hit in U.S. – but not so much in Europe

Financial advisors need to be aware: robo-advisor services are popular in America, but not pervasive in Europe. Asia, though, is seeing faster growth. A new study shows that robo-advisor services are predominantly used in the U.S. and that only 1% of survey respondents in major European countries like the U.K. and Germany say they are […]

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Feb
16

European fintech deals hit 5-year high in 2016

Europe’s advantage in financial technology has been highlighted by figures showing fintech deals hit a five-year high on the continent in 2016, defying the global trend of a slight decline. The number of deals in European fintech rose 11 per cent to 179 in 2016, compared to a 1 per cent global drop, according to […]

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Feb
16

China leads the way in FinTech investments

China has emerged as a leading FinTech (financial technology) hub in terms of capital investment, which was estimated to be worth £6.5 billion (US$8.1 billion) in 2016, more than triple the £2.05 billion in 2015. “The significant growth and magnitude of FinTech investment into China is underpinned by robust access to capital, both through public […]

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Feb
16

PayPal acquires Vancouver-based TIO Networks in $304m deal

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) is acquiring Vancouver-based TIO Networks in a deal worth $304 million. The companies announced the definitive sales agreement Tuesday (February 14), which will see PayPal pay $3.35 per share in cash — a 22.6% premium above its 20-trading day average price. TIO Networks chairman and CEO Hamed Shahbazi told Business In […]

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Feb
15

BetaSmartz automated investment launches in Asia

BetaSmartz, the B2B automated investment platform for all sizes of investors, from institutional to retail, today announced it had opened offices in Hong Kong. BetaSmartz offers ‘hybrid ‘ digital investment or ‘robo’ advice that combines automated and face-to-face financial advice. Newly appointed Managing Director Asia, Zak Allom, said this model had been well received since […]

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Feb
15

Ho Chi Minh based startup Remitano expands across the globe to make Bitcoin trading safer

Remitano, a Vietnamese platform that helps people trade bitcoin quickly and securely, has expanded its services across the English speaking world and also to China and Cambodia.   Formerly only available in Asia, Remitano is making its platform available across the globe. The company is targeting an audience of bitcoin exchangers, investors, and those seeking […]

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Feb
14

Fintech start-up PromisePay becomes Assembly Payments, signs key Gumtree deal

Well-backed Melbourne-based fintech start-up PromisePay has taken the bold move to change its name at the same time as announcing one of its most important deals to date, with eBay-owned online marketplace Gumtree. The company, which last year closed a $14 million Series A funding round with Australian tech VC fund rampersand, Westpac’s Reinventure, 99Designs […]

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