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Verifone Goes Private For $3.4B

Verifone Systems has agreed to a $3.4 billion deal – accounting for both cash and debt – that will take the firm private, Reuters reported

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JPMorgan takes stake in post-trade startup AccessFintech

JPMorgan has joined a Series A funding round in AccessFintech, a post-trade startup created to help buyside and sell-side firms manage...

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Ripple Invests $25 Million of XRP in Blockchain Capital Fund

Ripple has invested $25 million worth of its XRP token in Blockchain Capital's Parallel IV venture fund, the startup announced on Wednesday.

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HSBC spends $2.3bn on AI and digital innovation

HSBC is making plenty of noise about having spent $2.3 billion on improving its artificial intelligence (AI) and digital capabilities...

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Allianz still keen to acquire takaful business

Allianz Malaysia Bhd, despite failed merger with HSBC Amanah Takaful a year ago, is still keen to acquire a takaful business, said...

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Jack Ma’s Ant Financial to Raise $9 Billion, Become World’s Biggest Unicorn

Latest funding round could value the financial technology firm at close to $150 billion

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s financial-technology business is about to vault into the ranks of the world’s most valuable companies. ...…

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The Key to Smarter AI: Copy the Brain

As the WSJ points out, until AI can learn on the fly as our brains do, it will never be truly intelligent. One avenue to teaching AI to...

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PayPal Makes a Move Toward Traditional Banking

With 30m in the US without a bank account, PayPal is expanding into traditional banking through partnership with smaller banks to offer...

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AI in banking: the reality behind the hype

The industry is taking a cautious approach in spite of excitement about new technology. Former Citigroup chief Vikram Pandit — reborn as...

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Almost 50 peer-to-peer lending businesses licensed with OJK

OJK deputy commissioner Sukarela Batunanggar said as of April, there were 44 P2P lending businesses that had been granted operational...

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MADE FOR EACH OTHER: INDIAN START-UPS AND CHINESE INVESTORS

When Madhusudan Ekambaram, the co-founder of Bangalore-based KrazyBee, travelled to China for funding in 2016, it seemed clear he...

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Fintech transforming B2B money transfer market

Cross-border B2B transactions will exceed $218 trillion by 2022, up from $150 trillion in 2018, the company predicts.

Disrupting...

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Bahrain eyes tie-ups with Malaysia

“We can work on our strengths because Malaysia and Bahrain both have relatively newly implemented policies when it comes to fintech. I...

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Switzerland and Japan in Fintech Accord

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) and its Swiss counterpart, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma), exchanged letters...

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Nomura to invest US$25 billion in HK-based fintech startup

According to a March 30 statement, Nomura Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, will invest 1.6 billion yen...

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Payments and lending dominate Indonesia's Fintech scene

This was followed by marketplace, wealth management, company solution and accounting based software providers.

“The collaboration between...

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Ingo Weber: Warum digitalisierte Versicherungen die Branche unter Transformationsdruck setzt.

Great interview with CEO of DIG, INGO weber, about how they are changing the Insurance Industry. Article is in german sorry.

In der Finanzbranche sind es die FinTechs die die Bankenwelt durcheinanderwirbeln, im Versicherungswesen sind es die InsurTechs, die...…

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IT delays force new UK bank to give up licence

CivilisedBank, a UK challenger bank, that was aiming to start lending to British businesses in the coming months has given up its banking...

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Monex buys cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck for ¥3.6bn

Shares in Monex Group closed near a 10-year high on Friday after the Japanese online brokerage said it would pay ¥3.6bn ($33.5m) for...

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The insurance industry is a prime target for AI …

Forrester has identified 12 AI technologies and solutions that can help insurers achieve improved operational efficiencies and better...

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Where Will Unicorn of Insurtech Appear?

Where: Look to commercial lines. Distribution for personal lines is only one part of the equation, and not the core of the problem.

We are seeing a flurry of advances in the insurtech space, be it product innovations, reimagined service experience or reduced premiums...…

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Uber applies to Dutch central bank for e-money license

Ride hailing behemoth Uber has confirmed that it has applied to the Dutch central bank for an e-money license as it looks to broaden its...

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Silver Lake Buys $500 Million Stake in Credit Karma

San Francisco based Credit Karma has received $500m in a secondary offering from Silver Lake, valuing the company at $4b.

Buyout shop Silver Lake is purchasing a roughly $500 million stake in Credit Karma Inc. in a deal that makes the company behind the...…

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RBS to acquire book-keeping software firm FreeAgent

Royal Bank of Scotland is to acquire UK accounting software vendor FreeAgent in a deal that values the firm at £53 million.More than...

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Fintech firm Ayondo ends flat on Catalist debut

The first fintech company to be listed on the Singapore bourse, Ayondo offers social trading and brokerage services to both...

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Why sandboxes allow fintech to flourish

A question often asked in the financial sector is: “Are banks facing their Kodak moment, thanks to the advent of fintech?”

This question...

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Nomura Buys Hong Kong Fintech

Nomura is buying a majority stake in a fintech firm 8 Securities, the Tokyo-based investment bank said in a media statement. The bank...

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