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Steven A. Cohen Makes a Move Into Index Funds Acorns

A venture fund backed by Steven A. Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management is investing in an app maker that encourages small-dollar...

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The rise of artificial intelligence in 6 charts

Artificial intelligence received $974m of funding as of June 2016 and this figure will only rise with the news that 2016 saw more AI...

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“Here’s all that you need to know about Chatbots”,

According to Gartner’s prediction by 2020, consumers will manage their 85% of the relationships with the enterprise without interacting...

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Big data has been an emerging trend in the business world for the last few years, and as more device

Ciklum’s Big Data Engineering team has made 10 predictions for big data over the next year. No spectacular new things but a nice summary

1   Do you have Сhief Data Officer? If not you may within the next few years! As data becomes bigger and departments expand, a CDO will...…

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Which Are the Top 3 Hottest FinTech Hubs Worldwide?

Out of 21 hubs reviewed in the report, the top five positions are held by London, Singapore, New York, Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. 

As commented by Louise Brett, Deloitte Lead Partner, “The top five Hubs emerging with an Index Performance Score of 25 or less were...…

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AXA partners with Silicon Valley startup Trov to launch insurance ‘as simple as Tinder’ for British

Major insurer AXA is partnering with Silicon Valley insurance startup Trov to launch an on-demand, mobile-first service aimed at...

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Fintech startup Revolut pulls out of several countries, promises swift return Users flummoxed by tex

Looks like some regulatory issue. An Australian customer sent us the message, which reads as follows:As of November 21, your RevolutCard...

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Alibaba’s Ma proposes collaboration in fintech sector

We are a big believer of the collaboration model in FinTech, with some exceptions where disruption will take place:) Interesting enough,...

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Ahead of Anticipated IPO, ayondo Acquires TradeHero

Brokerage and social trading platform ayondo has acquired the TradeHero brand. Singapore-based TradeHero offers a mobile-only social...

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Circle CEO Allaire: It’s Highly Unlikely We’ll Be Using Bitcoin in 5 or 10 Years

Circle CEO Allaire: It’s Highly Unlikely We’ll Be Using Bitcoin in 5 or 10 Years. 

Blockchain technology was a key topic of conversation at last month’s Finance Disrupted event in New York, which was put on by The...…

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Wells Fargo to unveil robo-adviser partnership with SigFig

Unlike Betterment and Wealthfront which have focused on catering directly to young, tech-savvy millennials, SigFig has been forging...

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Peer-to-peer giant Zopa to launch digital bank

Our portfolio company, U.K. online lender Zopa seeks a banking license as a first mover the peer-to-peer lending sector. The move would...

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Fired LendingClub CEO Sets Up Rival Lender Nearby

According to corporate filings in several states, Renaud Laplanche has started a new online lender called Credify Finance. Mr. Laplanche...

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Renew.com, a senior benefits and pension platform has raised $3m in Series A funding from Venrock an

How it works, once the employer agrees to use the site as a resource, is the retiree signs up on the site and then the employer sends a...

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CoverWallet inks $7.8 mln Series A

New York City-basedCoverWallet, an online insurance manager, has raised $7.8 million in Series A funding. Most investments are either...

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Trump May Save Banks Billions by Disrupting Global Rules

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is racing to complete a revamp of international capital standards before President-elect...

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Scott Walchek, founder of on-demand insurance app Trov

Scott Walchek, founder of Trov, is the embodiment of an entrepreneur; a bold risk taker who has a fervent desire to transform a...

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Millennials Won’t Wait for Banks to Understand Them

Millennials will soon make up the majority of the workforce and are the most mobile and tech-savvy segment ever. This generation has...

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You can now send people money on PayPal by shouting at Siri

PayPal has introduced Siri support, allowing users to send and request money using voice commands.  Apple added Siri support earlier this...

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London’s challenger banks are the envy of New York fintech

New York has no shortage of impressive fintech startups, but when it comes to challenger banks, everyone is looking to London.

New York fintech holds its own against any other startup scene, no doubt about it – but even New Yorkers will admit that London is ahead...…

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Can Blockchain Help Secure the Internet of Things?

Some cyberattacks are simply not possible using blockchain, but data volume and storage are challenges for the technology. The internet...

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What is Ethereum? A Step-by-Step Beginners Guide

An in-depth guide by BlockGeeks. What is Ethereum? A non-technical introductory guide

If you want to know what Ethereum is, how it works and what it can be used for, without going deep into the technical abyss, this guide...…

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Singapore kicks off world's largest fintech event

Some 11,000 participants from over 50 countries will gather in Singapore this week for the inaugural FinTech Festival, the Monetary...

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Is Blockchain Going Mainstream? You Bet!

The mainstream thinks blockchain is going mainstreamI think one of the most significant yet overlooked developments in the blockchain...

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Online wallet, payment firms account for 50% of fintech start-up buyouts in 2016

Tech firms are buying out mobile wallet and online payment start-ups to ramp up their payment infrastructure. Growing momentum in India!

PayU’s acquisition of Citrus Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd in a $130-million deal in September is the largest deal in online payment sector...…

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Saudi’s PayFort is Easily the Nextgen in Payments!!

PayFort has recently introduced a new feature into the FORT payment solution in order to make payments easier in Saudi Arabia. It is a...

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The March Of Financial Services Giants Into Bitcoin And Blockchain Startups In One Chart

Nice chart...and missing many financial services that joined during this period.

The March Of Financial Services Giants Into Bitcoin And Blockchain Startups In One Chart

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Fintech firms making inroads with consumers

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Swiss propose light-touch rules to lure fintech sector

Switzerland's cabinet proposed new light-touch regulations for financial technology (fintech) companies on Wednesday aimed at bolstering...

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City Fintech strategy

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Here's why financial firms' fintech strategies are failing

And the answer is..exactly the same as start-ups have......It is all about the team and Leadership.

Around 80% of financial services executives say their firms have some form of structured fintech strategy in place, but only 10% say...…

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Are Banks an Endangered Species?

A survey shows that majority of Americans believe traditional banking providers will cease to exist in their lifetime because financial...

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