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Malaysia: Chinese Giant’s Battleground for Digital Wallets

Chief among the beneficiary of this exercise is Malaysia. While many of these government to government initiatives are largely focused on...

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How many businesses actually use machine learning?

A recent survey by MIT Sloan has shown that less than a third (23 per cent) of businesses have adopted any level of machine learning...

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Squirro make the final cut in DBS Accelerator program

Our Fund II portfolio company, Squirro, openend up in Singapore opened up recently, after it expanded into the US in 2016.

Eight startups have emerged as finalists in the first phase of the latest DBS Accelerator program that aims to support innovations and...…

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InsurTech Futures: Start-up Zego raises £6m

Broker providing pay-as-you-go insurance for the sharing economy secures funding from Balderton Capital. Zego was founded by former...

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Eight things you need to know about Zhong An

Good read re Zhong An

Zhong An is variously a startup Chinese insurance company, a tech startup, and the first “new generation” InsurTech to have IPO’ed.  It...…

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Insurers in emerging markets are introducing innovative solutions faster than their peers in more de

Insurers in emerging markets are introducing innovative solutions faster than their peers in more developed insurance markets as advances...

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Are Lyft drivers insured like Uber drivers?

Given Lyft’s promised arrival in Canada by the end of the year, insurance coverage for the ride-sharing service remains a big question...

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PayPal to Introduce Customers to Robo Investing

Payments company says it will connect its apps to investing service Acorns Grow, which also illustrates that Robo itself likely becomes a...

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Hong Kong Fintech Unicorn WeLab Eyes Next Step - An IPO

Plans are afoot to go to the next stage of growth with preliminary steps for a public listing in Hong Kong that could raise approximately...

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Bank Negara reins in digital currencies

Central bank governor Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim also noted the possibility of digital currencies becoming the “new norm” and that the...

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Asian countries recognizing advantages of Bitcoin

Many are preaching the use for bitcoins in Asia in cross-border transactions, which can be faster and cheaper than those coursed through...

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Collaborative firms are buoyant in the fintech market

Fintechs that partner banks rather than compete have seen a 138% increase in funding.

Collaborative fintech firms, or those that offer...

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Study says insurtech drive innovation in emerging asia

Developed in collaboration with CB Insights, the report revealed how China’ booming e-commerce is giving rise to new insurance products...

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62 Insane Facts About Bitcoin

Great overview of 62 insane facts re BitCoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses Blockchain technology for secure payments and storing money electronically, without requiring a...…

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Bahrain’s FinTech Bay, a new accelerator for startups

n February 2018, a new accelerator is set to officially kick off in Bahrain. The new facility will be focused on fintech startups in the...

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OJK to Set-up Fintech Center in Support of Digital Economy

Speaking as a guest lecturer at the University of Indonesia's Faculty of Economics on Friday, Wimboh said the fintech center aims at...

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Indonesia Gears Up to Boost Financial Literacy

A research published last year warned about the risk of the abundant access to motorcycle loans, a currently perceived phenomenon in...

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How is Blockchain in Asia? BlockShow Meetup Conclusions

Meetups across the continentMalaysia

Our journey began from the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Followed by Shanghai, Singapore,...

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Singapore gets lion share as fintech funding surges in Asean

Reflecting Asean's demographics, payments and mobile wallets are attracting the highest level of funding in Asean, registering a tenfold...

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For Spain’s banks, survival means digital

...Not only for spanish banks:)

Innovation is more than just a buzzword for the country’s biggest lenders Santander’s Openbank has changed a great deal since it was...…

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Insurer AXA Bets On Big Data

AXA, the French insurance giant, has set its sights on expanding its finance team’s big data expertise in 2018. AXA is one of the most...

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European payments group Transferwise nears profitability

European payments group Transferwise nears profitability.  Interesting comparable if you compare like for like a player like Adyen...

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DBS re-architects data centre for the cloud

The bank is collaborating with data centre provider Equinix on the project, which will will entail the relocation of its main site to...

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Digi moves into fintech sector with e-wallet app, vcash

Announcing its entry into the fintech space, Digi is offering Malaysians an easy way to pay, send, request and store money in their...

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A stronger lift for financial inclusion

THE second Singapore FinTech Festival turned greater attention on financial inclusion this year, amid reports that fintech can help to...

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Forging new ties in fintech partnerships

SINGAPORE has charged ahead by inking several fintech partnerships, putting it ahead of other fintech hubs in establishing new ties...

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n Innovative Startups Featured at Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Investor Day in Ho

HONG KONG--()--A select group of financial services technology (fintech) companies demonstrated their products and services...

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Asia fintech investment coming of age: KPMG

STRONGER signs of maturity from fintech investment trends in Asia emerged in the third quarter, with Chinese corporates having expanded...

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20+ banks and R3 plan DLT-based cross-border payment platform

Blockchain consortium R3 and 22 of its member banks have collaborated on the development of a cross-border payments platform built using...

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Xero and Worldpay collaborate on electronic invoicing

A new integration to simplify payments for hundreds of thousands of SMBs has been announced between Worldpay and Xero. As part of this...

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Warranty Analytics Startup WePredict Raises $4M; Munich Re Is Lead Backer

UK based predictive analytics startup WePredict raised a $4m funding round led by Munich Re.

Analytics startup WePredict raised $4 million in a funding round led by Munich Re’s venture capital arm HSB Ventures. Munich Re is also...…

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SEC Chief Fires Warning Shot Against Coin Offerings

To be expected....from off grid to back on the grid....SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said so-called initial coin offerings in many cases...

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AlgoMerchant raises US$2M+, launches a robot trading platform to redefine the way we invest

Singapore-based artificial intelligence startup AlgoMerchant today announced that it has raised more than US$2 million of investment from...

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This Bank CEO Is Learning to Code

In a statement underscoring the fundamental shift in skills important to financial services firms today, the CEO of Societe General said...

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Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suiss

Nice statistics: 25 million users!

WeLab, a financial tech startup that operates online lending platforms in Hong Kong and China, has raised $220 million in combined equity...…

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Insurers beware, Amazon poised to disrupt UK insurance

No one can dispute the success of Amazon in the UK as a digital retailer, and many insurers have held it in high esteem as a company to...

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Neos launches IoT-powered home insurance UK-wide

What do you get if you combine the Internet of Things with the business of home insurance? U.K. startup Neos is hoping the answer is...

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Squirro Search™ for Salesforce Make Salesforce the System of Insights

CEO of Squirro is at Dreamforce presenting Squirro's product for Salesforce clients. If you like to meet him, let him know! 

Squirro Search™ for Salesforce is a contextual search tool that allows users to search their unstructured and structured data across...…

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Interest rate changes and affordability at Zopa

Implications of a potential rate raise on affordability at ZOPA, which is a Fund I investment.

After more than a decade the Bank of England has raised interest rates. They’ve only ticked up by 0.25%, but it’s a shift in direction...…

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Trussle - Addressing the mortgage nightmare

Nice interview of Ishaan, Founder of Trussle, which is an investment out of Fund II

Becoming a homeowner is a huge and happy milestone in most people’s lives. But the journey there has never been more difficult. If...…

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Blockchain company Stratumn adds further €1 million to its Series A round

Paris based blockchain startup Stratumn has raised a total of $8m in Series A funding led by Nasdaq and Digital Currency Group.

French blockchain startup Stratumn has raised a further €1 million for its Series A round led by BNP Paribas Cardif’s C. Entrepreneurs...…

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Fintech firm MarketInvoice joins rush into business lending

After originating £1.6bn in invoice financing for UK businesses, MarketInvoice is launched a standalone business loans service.  The...

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UK Fintech Cashplus Announces Banking License Plans

In the latest trend towards full-stack fintech companies, UK prepaid card provider cashplus is seeking to receive a full banking license....

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