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Fintech platforms add Islamic finance capabilities

Increasingly, companies are looking to capture the Southeast Asian market

Canadian fintech company Goldmoney Inc (XAU.TO) has certified its gold-based financial products as sharia-compliant, the latest firm to...…

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‘Fintech has arrived in mortgages’: London’s Habito raises £5.5 million from Silicon Valley fund

Online mortgage broking startup Habito has raised £5.5 million from Silicon Valley-based Ribbit Capital and existing investor Mosaic...

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Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent and Their New Online Banks

A new breed of online banks promoted by tech companies like Alibaba and Tencent is taking root. Will they be able to hold their own...

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How automakers are cashing in on the connected car craze

The Internet of Things has created a new market in the automotive industry, one which is showing no signs of slowing down. Connected cars...

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Raisin secures €30 million in Series C funding round

Berlin based deposit marketplace Raisin, formerly known as SavingGlobal, has raised €30m in Series C funding led by NYC based Thrive...

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Airbnb is in talks to acquire social payments startup Tilt

Airbnb is nearing the acquisition of social payments startup Tilt, reportedly for more of $50 million.  The move makes sense given...

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Tapping Into 120 Million Traveling Wallets

Ant Financial gained about 100m new clients last year, taking its total above 500m, almost 10 times the level of the world’s biggest...

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Need ‘Love Insurance’? China Is Your Place Insurers there continue to sell cheap, offbeat policies d

For 14 cents, a Shanghai company will compensate a driver for getting a parking ticket. Another one offers “love insurance” for $14....

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Worldpay founder Ogden enters challenger bank

Worldpay founder Ogden enters challenger bank, one of the many ones in the UK! 2018 will be the year the jury comes in when all need new...

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Landmark Study on Impact of 5G Mobile Technology Released

Landmark Study on Impact of 5G Mobile Technology Released....5G Expected to Create 22 Million Jobs, Produce Up to $12.3 Trillion of Goods...

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iyzico Raises $13M in Series C Funding

Istanbul, Turkey based online payment platform iyzico has secured $13m in Series C financing led by Vostok emerging finance. Interesting...

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How will 5G impact the Internet of Things?

It seems like the IoT has already arrived. How is 5G going to change it? 5G may help to massively expand IoT by enabling connected...

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Morgan Stanley teams up with data-aggregation company Addepar to get insight into clients' holdings

Software from the data aggregation company, who expects to reach $1tn of assets on platform by year end, will now be used by MS's...

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Bitcoin Startup SatoshiPay Nets €640k in New Funding

Interesting to see continuous start-ups building on Bitcoin. London based micropayments startup SatoshiPay has raised €640k in new...

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Borro closes £5.6m in equity financing

Borrow is a great company and profitable! Borro is an online company providing loans of up to $10,000,000 secured against luxury assets...

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Neufund raises €2M for its blockchain-based venture fund

Berlin based blockchain venture fund Neufund has secured €2M in Series Seed funding led by Atlantic Labs, Klaas Kersting and a  group of...

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bezahlt.de/Blackbill Raises €5.5m in Seed Funding

Berlin based online invoice financing platform bezahlt.de has raised €5.5m in Series Seed funding from Redalpine, DN Capital, Point Nine...

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Global VC activity declines in 2016, but Asia holds firm

2016 was dominated by talk of jittery investor sentiment leading to a tougher funding climate for startups. Most VCs felt the era of...

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Singapore tries to become a fintech hub

In London, Berlin and San Francisco, many fintech innovators are betting against the big banks. Singapore, typically, is trying to play...

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Bankin’ Raises €7M in Third Venture Capital Funding

Paris based financial management app Bankin has raised €7m in venture funding led by Omnes Capital. The company, which has raised €8.4m...

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Swiss fintech startup Advanon raises 13.5m

Switzerland based SME financing startup Advanon has raised $13.3m in Series B funding from four investors including Swisscom, the...

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It’s Time for Investor Fees to Go Even Lower Investment industry is making changes but not nearly fa

With fee pressures from passive management, will sponsors adopt performance-based "fulcrum fees" asks the WSJ. Under federal rules, a...

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P2P Fintech Firms see Regulation in Indonesia

Looks like higher barriers to entry for start-ups to launch their P2P business, with 150k licence fee

Indonesian Fintech companies that facilitate peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in the country have seen new regulation imposed by the Financial...…

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House of Fraser to invest £35m in challenger bank Tandem

House of Fraser is planning to invest as much as £35m in digital challenger bank Tandem as part of a tie-up that will see the upstart...

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JPMorgan-backed InvestCloud buys London fintech Babel for $20 million

Fintech consolidating each other versus strategics

Babel makes software that helps finance firms with back office processing. REUTERS/Neil Hall A London software company that helps...…

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What top Silicon Valley investors expect in 2017

Venturebeat interviews partners from GV, Greylock, a16z, and NEA to get their thoughts on the key trends in VC and tech in 2017

The year 2016 was an interesting one for startups. Between high valuations and the glory of reaching unicorn status, entrepreneurs have...…

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Insurance trends 2017

Interesting these trends look like the same or the last decade: Predicted trends include massive cost savings in claims and operations,...

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2017 Blokchain predictions

This post from Andrew Keys (Head of Biz Dev at ConsenSys) does a good job of outlining some intersting predictions for distributed...

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Japanese insurance firm replaces 34 staff with AI

It's started and the World Economic Forum predicted last year that the rise of robots and AI will result in a net loss of 5.1 million...

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China launches $1.5bn fintech fund

Time for the mega funds....The fund launch also follows the launch of a similar but larger fintech fund in October 2016, the Zhongguancun...

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