Fintech Radar

Daily News around Fintech

For a blockchain ecosystem to thrive, it must create a sustainable platform to develop, market and deploy projects across a variety of industries.

In this article, Lets Talk Payments talks about identity, Edward Snowden and the business models of the FinTech industry.

ABN AMRO is the latest bank to choose Client Lifecycle Management solutions from Fenergo. ABN AMRO is the third-largest bank in the Netherlands and will use the technology to support its CDD/KYC processes in specific, and the bank’s broader “business tr...

Individual Fintech startups can’t disrupt financial services. It takes an ecosystem to do so. We spoke in Paris with Anaïs Raoux, the Managing Director of

Individual Fintech startups can’t disrupt financial services. It takes an ecosystem to do so. We spoke in Paris with Anaïs Raoux, the Managing Director of

Ethereum Classic has become the fifth largest cryptocurrency in the world after surpassing the market cap of Litecoin.

Until May 26, bitcoin price remained at around $2,550, demonstrating a value that is double that of gold.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong noted the possibility of digital currencies and cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin replacing reserve currencies such as the US dollar.

Despite healthy growth, Bitcoin continues to have a negative reputation to some. What is needed to grow venture capital funding to $5 billion, $50 billion and beyond?

The finance industry has been agonizing over how to get young people interested in financial products, especially fintech startups that have used venture ...

In the last year, Cointelegraph has been hunting high and low to find new ideas, new faces, new movers and shakers in the industry.

MoneyLion has announced new features for its online lending and personal finance App as part of a website and mobile redesign. MoneyLion’s new features hav

PFM app MoneyLion is getting an overhaul. Aside from a logo change and a sparkling new app design, users will now be able to access the MoneyLion app for

Chinese scammers have racked up over $138 million USD from more than 93,000 victims by preying on their sense of national pride. Police arrested 44 Thursday.

BoA has announced it will be working with financial data aggregators to give customers the ability to connect their banking info with third-party applications.

A majority of enterprises in financial services are undergoing a full-cycle digital transformation, with AI-led projects in the spotlight. That's according

When Prime Minister Modi announced his demonetization policy on November 8, 2016, suddenly eliminati...

Bitcoin has made a lot of headlines due to it's skyrocketing value, but there's more to this cryptocurrency than price per coin.

In Ulta Beauty's latest earnings report, the beauty retailer has beat estimates put forth by investors on Wall Street.

Alastair Brown, Lombard Risk UK-based regtech and risk management vendor Lombard Risk is still reporting losses in its latest full year results. For the period ended 31 March 2017, pre-tax loss came in at £1.6 million, an improvement on the £2.2 million...

Leading South African retailer Woolworths is using HighJump's Retail Advantage solution to drive efficiency and accuracy in online fulfillment centers.

There are quite a few different VPN service providers accepting bitcoin these days. Private Internet Access is definitely one of the companies worth checking out, as they provide a more than valuable service. PIA also implemented some interesting featur...

A few days ago, we highlighted a new potential threat in the form of the EternalRocks SMB worm. What makes this worm so special is how it uses seven different NSA exploits to attack users. However, it looks as if this threat has come to an abrupt end, a...

FUEL CYCLE lets businesses engage with customers via gamified marketing, giving brands consumer insights via gamification & digital, social media communities.

Zillow wants to make the road to homeownership easier for millennial homebuyers. Enter, Zillow's newest tool aimed at millennial homebuyers.

Boston-based eCommerce alcohol delivery startup Drizly has announced its next location in Phoenix, Arizona.

Casper - the leading direct-to-consumer, eCommerce mattress firm - has just picked up $75 million care of Target.

The next big thing in financial services won’t make it very far off the ground if FIs don’t innovate with an eye towards compliance. And blockchain

Costco Wholesale Corps' exceptional Q2 earnings drive stocks up 1.7 percent, landing Costco at $177.50 per share in aftermarket trading on Thursday.

Lithuania is offering startups fast, easy, access to government institutions, including the central bank, to help develop their technologies and directly access the euro-area payment system.

Cashless payments will become the most popular transaction method in the UK for the first time next year, data shows.

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has scheduled its Assembly of Members to take place on June 21, 2017. The gathering will be held at the ECN offices

What’s causing the unprecedented spike in bitcoin, and just how far are prices likely to climb?

In the world of trading, there are quite a few acronyms one needs to take into account. Even people who do not rely on technical analysis for price predictions need to pick up on the slang sooner or later. One of the more common terms used by experts is...

A new Spanish blockchain consortium spearheaded by Cecabank and professional services firm Grant Thornton is building tools designed to combat money lau...

$14 million acquisition by Descartes Systems Group will enable Seattle shipping tech company ShipRush to expand e-commerce operations.

When investing in Creditbit, Asian and other global investors put their faith in a smart, low-cost, and decentralized digital token.

Consortium presently comprises 33% of the Spanish banking sector Spanish wholesale bank Cecabank and consulting firm Grant Thornton have created the first blockchain banking consortium in Spain. The project intends to progressively develop the potential...

This episode of Breaking Banks focuses on the fintech landscape of Ireland, a country establishing itself as an international hub for many startups within the

Bitcoin now has a larger market cap than Deutsche Bank as the virtual currency begins retracing earlier losses.

Everex, a well established blockchain company developing Ethereum applications, announced yesterday that it is expanding its operations towards global,...

The recent bullish market across most of -if not all- the cryptocurrencies has been the delight of many traders, users, and hodlers. This jump in cryptocurrency values has reinvigorated many various altcoin communities, and I am happy to see that one of...

A lot of people remain confused about the Coinbase and GDAX platforms. Both projects are part of the same overarching team, yet they cater to very different types of traders and users. It is certainly possible to use both services as either a novice or ...

Moscow based ZrCoin says it has raised $3.7 Million with the support of over 1,500 participants via an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) on the Waves Blockchain

Check the price analysis for USDT, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

“The bottom line is that a stand-alone DLT wholesale system is unlikely to match the efficiency and net benefits of a centralised system.” The results from phase two of Canada’s plan for a blockchain-powered interbank payment system reveal that it still...

Zilvinas Bareisis reflects on the Google I/O developer conference, and shares his highlights and takeaways regarding paying with Google.

Dubai is set to host the finals of ConsenSys’ 2017 Challenge, a dev tournament marking the debut of its own Academy.

A new blockchain initiative by a team of Dutch entrepreneurs aims to decentralize and democratize venture capital. Featuring the world’s first decentralized derivatives exchange, providing investors and speculators the financial tools they trust. Optio...

Industries of the future would come out of amalgamation of current industries, which were essentiall...

The UK housing market has struggled for years as high demand has challenged supply. The markets have reacted naturally by driving housing costs up. Home bu

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is lowering the barriers for FinTech firms with a new license to foster and encourage innovation in financial technologies in Dubai.

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) is lowering the barriers for FinTech firms with a new license to foster and encourage innovation in financial technologies in Dubai.

Bank of America says it is working with multiple financial data aggregators to provide customers with the ability to connect data from their accounts to...

Dreams of a digital nation Estonia has launched an e-residency programme to let anyone apply to join its new digital nation and register a global EU company that can be managed online from anywhere in the world This means e-residents don’t have to trave...

House Republicans working to reform large sections of Dodd-Frank don't have the votes necessary to remove the Durbin amendment, which limits swipe fees.

The Federal Trade Commission charged Strategic Student Solutions with defrauding student loan borrowers to the tune of millions of dollars.

Mizuho Financial is gearing up to launch a new FinTech venture fund in June and says it already has a pipeline of companies.

50 companies signed a pact to increase bitcoin block size and activate Segregated Witness, a new method of transaction verification.

Kik, the Canadian messaging app, is rolling out its own cryptocurrency dubbed Kin.

The National Retail Federation applauded House Republicans move to give up repealing credit card swipe fee reforms.

Lyft is introducing luxury black cars in five major cities this week in an attempt to compete for Uber’s high-end clientele.

Worldpay, the payment processor, has launched a prototype for the ability for consumers to make VR payments while in their virtual worlds.

Coinbase suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw “unprecedented traffic and trading,” with the digital currency hitting record levels.

Dunkin’ Donuts announced it now accepts Masterpass from Mastercard as a payment method and has integrated it into its mobile app.

Instant messaging app Kik is currently developing its own cryptocurrency which it will soon offer for sale to the public, according to an article on CoinDe

If e-commerce conglomerates like Alibaba can move into banking, what's to stop banks moving into e-commerce? That's the thinking behind SkyShopper, a ne...

The US is continuing its implementation of Blockchain in its defence strategy in a new deal with Crypto-Chat’s ITAMCO.

In India, with thousands of new users flocking to Bitcoin every day, exchanges have been overwhelmed. Zebpay introduced a daily limit of $780 on Bitcoin purchases.

Daniel Latimore shares his thoughts around financial education, consumer data, prepaid accounts, customer behaviour and searching for win-win outcomes.

On the way? Android Pay is set to launch in Canada on 31 May, according to sources that gave news site MobileSyrup internal documents. MobileSyrup says there are still a number of questions that need to be answered regarding the payment service, “includ...

Researchers at the Russian Quantum Center today announced that they have created the first quantum-safe blockchain.

The International Currency Association, ICA, launched its campaign ‘Cash Matters’ at the Currency Conference today.

“It is the right time and with the right people” stated H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore and Brunei, at the signing of the fir...

Capital Match announced that it has facilitated over S$40 million in cumulative origination since the start of its operations in 2015. The company claims i

Internet of Coins (IoC) is a not-for-profit project to develop an open and accessible digital wallet for personal finance. The organisation has started a crowdfund campaign that brought in over $1,000,000 (USD) since the launch, March 21st. Internet of ...

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget has U-turned on his publication’s Bitcoin cooing, saying it has “no intrinsic value.”

Two Australian fintech associations have welcomed a commitment by the country's securities regulator to step up research and investment in technologies...

The Hong Kong-based exchange HitBTC is working with DigixDAO to refund DGD tokens with Ethereum Classic near End of May 2017.

In this article, Lets Talk Payments talks about the first-ever digital certs blockchain solution implemented by FinLabs’ Attores with Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Shortly after the terrorist attack, The Manchester Evening News partnered with the British Red Cross to launch a donations campaign on JustGiving to raise

RegTech Association and FinTech Australia welcome ASIC initiative It’s smiles all around as two fintech groups are welcoming the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) initiative for more regtech innovation. The RegTech Association an...

Friday's IPO Alfa Financial Software in London marked the British capital's largest float for 2017 and came after the Brexit vote left a string of debutants facing a confidence-crisis...BAC

As expected, Prosper, the SF-based marketplace lending platform for consumer loans, announced the closing of the first securitization from the Prosper Mark

Hungry for an investment or just plain hungry?  Vita Mojo provides a solution to both! Vita Mojo, a quickly-growing UK restaurant chain and software compan

SharePoint 2016 by Microsoft, is a comprehensive tool used for document management and collaboration...

Computer processors are designed to handle pretty much anything. However, CPUs are very restricted and as such, can only perform certain mathematical calculations. Highly complicated combinations are off the table due to very long processing time. Graph...

E-Procurement company Jaggaer says industry-specific solutions are the future for the industry — and the economy as a whole.

Skava EVP Vivek Agrawal shares insights on some of the innovation challenges he and his team have overcome and why the consumer experience should lead the way.

Skava EVP Vivek Agrawal shares insights on some of the innovation challenges he and his team have overcome and why the consumer experience should lead the way.

American Express OPEN rolls out a new card designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Accounts receivable firm HighRadius announces new CFO to guide the firm’s growth as AR technology continues to advance.

Small businesses that are cash-only lose out on tens of thousands of dollars a month, finds Expert Market in a new report.

In this article, Lets Talk Payments explains how Citi and Nasdaq make Distribute Ledger Technology (DLT) infrastructure work for them.

This article from Lets Talk Payments contains a MEDICI now! story featuring balancr.

Billtrust, R3 and Eunimart raise big funds in our weekly B2B venture capital breakdown, totaling more than $150 million.

Dr. Alysson Bessani, the co-creator of the Byzantine fault-tolerant consensus protocol BFT-SMaRt, has joined Symbiont’s advisory board. Developed in 2014,

Tammy Ting of Netspend relays how the company and United Airlines are linking to offer a prepaid card, letting users directly earn miles as they spend.

Image Source In November last year India went through a demonetization drive when the government banned the Rupees 500 and 1000 notes. It caused a lot of near term pain with some serious liquidity crisis in a primarily cash driven economy. However, sani...

After hitting a high of $2760 on Bitstamp, Bitcoin is having a hard time recovering from its most recent correction. Earlier today, the cryptocurrency dropped over 10% as traders took profit, causing the price to crash to a low of $2263. After testing s...

Silver Bullion reports it has now facilitated S$30 million in peer to peer loans secured by precious metals like gold and silver. The Singapore-based platf

Tabitha Tinytoes declined to comment Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! R3 hits jackpot with $107m investment for DLT The world’s largest distributed ledger technology (DLT) investment to date. New ...