FinTech

Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. FinTech companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software.

Barclays Opens Europe’s Largest FinTech Site in London
May 3rd, 2017

The UK’s leading bank has announced the opening of the new innovation site in London, which is set to be the largest financial technology centre in Europe.

PayPal Teams up with Android Pay to Make Paying with Your Mobile Phone Easier
April 18th, 2017

Android Pay users in the US will soon be able to make payments with their PayPal balances at thousands of new retailers, including Walgreens, Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway.

‘Next-Gen UK Settlement System Will be Blockchain Compatible,’ Says Bank of England’s Governor
April 12th, 2017

The UK’s central bank has developed its own Proof of Concept ledger and will make the next version of its interbank payments system compatible with settlement in a distributed ledger.

FinTech Company Tramonex Partners with WeChat to Boost Their WeChat Pay Feature
April 5th, 2017

The cooperation will allow the increasing number of Chinese travelers in the UK to purchase goods and services via the WeChat Pay application on their mobile phones.

FinTech Network Publishes Whitepaper Named ‘Four Blockchain Use Cases for Banks’
April 3rd, 2017

The company not only described the potential use cases of the blockchain technology for banks, but also identified the main issues impeding its wider adoption in the sector.

Source Launched Europe’s First FinTech ETF
March 13th, 2017

The UCITS fund will be the first-ever fund in Europe with the primary focus on fintech companies.

Japan and Singapore Establish FinTech Co-operation Framework
March 13th, 2017

The countries have announced a new partnership that is expected to promote further development of the fintech ecosystem in Japan and Singapore.

Google Ventures Backs UK’s FinTech Startup Currencycloud in $25M Funding Round
March 9th, 2017

GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, took part in a $25 million funding round together with Sapphire Ventures, Anthemis and other investors.

The Fantastic Flowering Field of FinTech [Infographic]
March 3rd, 2017

In today’s world, Fintech companies almost compete directly with in most areas of the financial sector to sell financial services to customers across the globe.

NatWest Bank Launches Digital Lending Platform ‘Esme’ to Compete with FinTech Startups
February 20th, 2017

Royal Bank of Scotland’s National Westminster Bank is launching a new platform that will offer quick loans decision and almost instant funding.

BitFury Group Partners with Republic of Georgia to Secure Land Titles On the Blockchain Tech
February 13th, 2017

The Republic of Georgia is expanding the use of blockchain-based land-titling services, following a successful trial of land title registrations in the second half of 2016.

Switzerland Wants to Attract Fintech Startups by Reducing Entry Barriers
February 2nd, 2017

The Federal Council of the country initiated the consultation on amendments to the Banking Act and Banking Ordinance in the fintech area.

LendingRobot Launches Automated Blockchain-based Hedge Fund Investing in Loans
January 31st, 2017

A robo-advisor for peer-to-peer lending is launching an automated investment tool based on the blockchain technology and machine learning.