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FCA strikes fintech agreement with Hong Kong authorities

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has struck a new agreement with the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA) to support fintech innovation, to help …

Japan wants to roll back regulations for financial technology startups — here's why it could be bad for the US

NEW YORK — Japan's push to attract innovative financial technology startups to the country could spell trouble for the US.<p>On Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government was moving forward with a plan to roll back regulations on some fintech …

Japan's big banks widen their embrace of fintech firms

TOKYO -- Japanese banks and brokerages are hastening to engage with financial technology, abandoning their self-sufficiency to seek high-tech …

US auto-loan fintechs help incumbent lenders stay up to speed

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Hyundai Capital America, the car maker's US lending division, has partnered AutoGravity, a US-based digital car shopping and financing platform, to extend its loans more easily …

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission waited until Wednesday to disclose a hack of its corporate filing system that occurred last …

Mitek names former Walmart Financial Services president to board

Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK) announces the appointment of former Walmart Financial Services president Jane J. Thompson to the Board of Directors, effective …

Financial Services

EU oversight plan draws fire from financial firms and consumers alike

© Reuters. A statue depicting European unity is seen near EU flags outside the European Parliament in Brussels<p>By Francesco Guarascio<p>BRUSSELS …

Power to the people: Meet the P2P lender that uses a centuries-old way of lending

Think back to 2001 when the Foot and Mouth epidemic raged across the UK.<p>The outbreak led to the culling of thousands of animals, not to mention the …

The Future Of Fintech

THe INAUGURAL BW Businessworld Fintech Summit 2017 — `The Fintech Bridge’ — held at the ITC Grand Central in Mumbai on the 8 September depth-charged …

Andhra Pradesh

First Global Data: The Sell-Off Is Overdone

First Global Data (OTCPK:FGBDF) is a licensed Money Service Business (MSB), with licenses in Canada and 28 states throughout the U.S., with plans to …

Expert on Blockchain-backed Firms David Drake Joins DOVU Advisory Board

NEW YORK, Sep 21, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --<p>DOVU …

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Bags $46 Million for His Fintech Startup

Ever since Barclays Plc ousted Antony Jenkins as chief executive officer in 2015, he has been warning the banking industry to embrace new technology …

Next Step in Decentralised Payment Gateway Revolution is Here

So far, Blockchain based payment gateways are succeeding where conventional ones have failed; transferring money fast at significantly lower fees. …

How banks and financial institutions are implementing blockchain technology

How Blockchain Technology Spawned Virtual Currencies<p>Blockchain technology, less commonly known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), is the underlying foundation that can create shared digital databases of entries that are unchangeable.<p>Initially, the tech's developers conceived it as a way to …

Blockchain

Hyderabad-based Fintech, HighRadius, Raises $50M to Expand Integrated Receivables Cloud Solutions

Susquehanna Growth Equity backs Fintech leader amid growing demand for A.I.-based finance automation

S.E.C. Rules to Protect Investors From Cyberthreats Fall Short

At first glance, the hacking disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday didn’t seem too much of a concern to investors.<p>The intrusion, after all, appeared to be limited to the S.E.C.’s database of corporate filings, like annual and quarterly financial reports and proxy …

New kids on the block in Nigeria’s payments scene

JOHANNESBURG - Nigeria's payments scene is hotting up. While in South Africa, card payments innovators like Yoco, Sureswipe and Ikhokha are in full …

FinTech SME Funding: Revolution or Evolution?

The financial sector is also joining the digitization with the FinTech. Even though this term FinTech has come into the spotlight only in the recent …

Can Amazon truly become a mobile payment power?

In the U.S., mobile payment schemes are numerous (Walmart Pay, Target Pay) but only a few have gained any traction (Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Chase …

eCommerce

Android Pay US bank and credit union list expands with 24 new additions

Android Pay officially launched just over two years ago on September 11, 2015, but Google’s mobile payment service continues to add new banks and credit unions in the United States. This week, Google’s support page for Android Pay added 24 new financial institutions in the US that now support the …

The world's first ever insurtech IPO has raised $1.5bn

The world's first float of an insurance technology (insurtech) firm has raised US $1.5bn (£1.1bn).<p>Monday's IPO of ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty …

Why the Fintech Game Has Just Begun

Steve McLaughlin, CEO of fintech investment bank FT Partners, talks about the opportunities he sees in the sector.

Blockchain: Unchained

<i>Attracted by the promise of lower costs and stronger security for a range of transactions, financial institutions are testing Blockchain’s potential.</i><p>When Blockchain, the Internet-borne technological underpinning of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, erupted onto the scene several years ago, many …

Why Emerging Markets Have Upside: Alibaba, China & Fintech

By<p>Sept. 22, 2017 2:11 p.m. ET<p>Emerging markets may be poised for significant outperformance over the next two years as Chinese internet technology …

ETF providers race to launch Canada’s first bitcoin funds

Canadian investors may soon get easy access to the burgeoning market for cryptocurrencies through TSX-listed exchange-traded funds that track the price performance of bitcoin.<p>Such ETFs in Canada could arrive even before similar products that have been awaiting approval in the United States. But in …

Google Has Hit the Jackpot With 'Tez'

<b>Introduction</b><p>Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), over the years, has established itself as one of the largest tech companies and has shown no signs …

Profit

Fintech Can the Disruptors be Disrupted

The Fintech revolution has been the perfect David and Goliath story so far. A sector that had been dominated by big banks and financial giants for …

How China's mobile payment trend is encroaching on foreign markets

Chinese consumers spent a total of USD 5.5 trillion via mobile payment platforms last year, or simply put, it was about 50 times more than their American counterparts (around USD 112 billion), according to data from Forrester Research and iResearch.<p>The credit of the country's multi-trillion dollar …