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Brexit creates a new vocabulary for startups in Europe

Nice article on how it could impact start-ups in Europe

The “United” Kingdom just punched the European startup scene in the face and we’ll see if Europe can recover. The problems that the...…

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Robo-Advisory Services in Asia

Nice overview of the ROBO market and trends in ASIA, incl BCG report. Strong growth expected! It is clear that Asia-Pacific will drive...

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Asian Financial Technology Updates

Nice overview momentum picking up in Asian FinTech!

Over a year ago I wrote the first summary of the FinTech developments in Asia after I travelled to 10 countries to run Startupbootcamp...…

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MAS Details 100 Problem Statements For ‘Global Fintech Hackcelerator’

Think you can make add problem 101 BRexit, as this should be a clear opportunity for Singapore...

With the upcoming week long Fintech Festival organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank has named the 100...…

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Sector Summary on Robo-Advisors: The Future of Wealth Management

One of many reports on ROBO, not so much new...

For many years, we have been working with investment advisors to make the best use of our money. The accuracy and consistency of their...…

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Banks begin moving some operations out of London

Banks have already begun to take action to shift operations out of the UK, but most of their staff will have to wait several months to...

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China's Alipay could take stake in Germany's Wirecard: report

China's Alipay could take stake in Germany's Wirecard, unclear whether this is a rumour or not, but could be a very interesting move!

Wirecard AG (WDIG.DE) is negotiating with representatives of Alipay, a unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA.N), about it taking...…

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FICO to Offer ‘Enterprise Security Scores’

FICO consumer-credit scores, acquired  QuadMetrics.  FICO hopes to leverage QuadMetrics's predictive analytics and risk assessment...

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Singaporean and Australian watchdogs sign fintech

Singapore is very active with signing pacts to cements its regional financial centre position, after the FCA, Australia and Korea deals...

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Thailand bids to reduce cash usage with PromptPay rollout

Interesting to see if the state driven payment projects will work in Thailand, in most Western countries these approaches failed as the...

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Alibaba's Ant Financial Expands into Hedge Fund Industry

The acquisition could help Alibaba to steer its business into the rapidly growing hedge fund industry in China. Per reports from the...

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Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos

Andrew Rose of Compare.com, an insurance comparison site, tells insurers, “You need to be completely freaked out by the idea of...

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Betterment Is the Fastest-Growing Firm in the 2016 Financial Times List of 300 Top Registered Invest

Betterment, seems to be the winning model from the attackers!

Betterment, the largest independent robo-advisor, is pleased to announce it has been named to the Financial Times 300 Top Registered...…

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Oscar wants to be your doctor too

Company seeks physician to lead planned Oscar Health CenterExpanding firm aims to control costs by narrowing its network. We see...

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7 Indonesian Fintech Startups to Watch

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJF) is preparing new rulings for indonesia fintech companies which the authority plans to...

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Here's the huge question facing fintech startups — can they make any money?

The "free" world is bouncing back ..... or do investors get nervous and want to see earlier than in the past economics? time will tell?

Something strange happened to a few hundred customers of startup, app-only bank Number26 last week - their accounts started closing. ...…

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Xero has struck a deal with US banking giant Wells Fargo

Cloud accountancy software player Xero has signed a deal with US bank Wells Fargo to integrate financial transaction feeds for clients.

Wells Fargo says Xero is the first major technology company to help the bank create a more customer-focused model of sharing the data of...…

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Smart Pension raises £3.3m, appoints director from JLT

London based pension auto-enrolment platform raised the amount from a series of individual investors. Smart Pension has signed up 8,500...

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Laplanche Has Explored Takeover

Reuters has reported that ousted LendingClub CEO and co-founder Renaud Laplanche has been speaking to PE firms and banks about a...

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On Deck and Intuit run joint fund to back loans The companies jointly invested in a fund, named for

The fund is another example of how fintech startups are diversifying the sources that invest in their loans.

A partnership between financial technology company On Deck Capital and financial services software firm Intuit that generates business...…

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Online Lender Vouch Financial Shutting Down Vouch’s closure is an indication of the pressure affecti

Expect to see more rationalising and consolidation in the lending spaceVouch Financial, a San Francisco based online lender founded in...

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NZ P2P insurance fails to fly

A former Marsh actuary who launched a P2P insurance company in New Zealand called PeerCover has admitted it's failed and provides some...

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Indonesia P2P lending startup Investree to raise Series A from Kejora

Jakarta based P2P lender raised an undisclosed amount from Kejora. Investree last raised $500k to develop its platform.

Investree grand launching at Bunga Rampai resto in Jakarta.    Indonesian online peer-to-peer lending marketplace Investree said it...…

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Interent trends report 2016

Always great facts on the internet/mobile and the state at which it is impacting sectors and the different countries in the world. Great...

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Mobile insurer Trōv is targeting millenials with new on-demand app

Swipe right to turn on and off protection for individual items...

Startup insurer Trōv, partnering with the Suncorp Group, has launched an on-demand insurance app which gives customers the ability to...…

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Transforming life insurance with design thinking

Nice overview in exhibit 1! Main question is to what extend the biggest transformation of Life insurance is not the shift away from life...

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The hottest app in Canada right now is from a bank

It's not often a banking app cracks the Play Store's top 10 charts. But a relatively new app from TD Canada Trust called MySpend has...

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Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account

Digit currently operates in America, and Bloch says it has grown from processing a few million dollars a month last year to nearly $20...

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