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34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps

Beehive is the First P2P Lending Marketplace to Receive Approval by DFSA

Beehive has become the first peer to peer lending platform to set up offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and become officially …

China, Blockchain & The Holy Grail of Marketplace Lending

<i>Noelle Acheson is a 10-year veteran of company analysis, corporate finance and fund management, and a member of CoinDesk's product team.</i><p><i>The following</i> …

A New York investment group is putting £100 million into UK marketplace lending startup Lendable

Waterfall Asset Management has committed the large sum to invest in loans made over Lendable's platform, which offers loans to prime and near-prime consumers in the UK at rates of between 6% and 40%.<p>Around 90% of the loans offered are for less than £5,000.<p>The funding line represents a huge boost …

Loans

SocietyOne: Consumer lending profitable for banks

Peer to Peer (P2P) lending and investing is rapidly expanding in Australia, with digital disruptors tipped to take billions off the banks. We caught …

In fintech, China shows the way

CHINESE banks are not far removed from the age of the abacus. In the 1980s they used these ancient counting boards for much of their business. In the …

Meet Anil Stocker: Boss of peer-to-peer outfit MarketInvoice that's taking on City lenders

Fintech boss explains how a nascent pathway in 2011 led to the world's largest online invoice finance platform.<p>After overseeing his peer-to-peer …

3 Reasons Fintech Is Failing

When it comes to Fintech, it appears as though the bloom is finally coming off the rose. Once the hottest sector around, fintech has seen its fair share of failures and struggles as of late. <br>Everyone from online lenders to bank technology companies has experienced elongated fund-raising cycles, …

Fundraising

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa passes £2 billion loans milestone

The milestone means Zopa is still just about Britain's biggest peer-to-peer lender by historical loan book. Funding Circle, which lends to small businesses, has lent £1.92 billion since its launch in 2010.<p>Zopa says in a release on Monday that the £2 billion in lending represents 300,000 loans made …

Peer-to-peer

The most read blog entries of 2016 (#fintech, #blockchain, #platforms)

I was looking through Google Analytics to see which of my blog entries had been most read in 2016. Here’s the list and, as you will see, it’s mostly …

Blockchain

The best FinTech research of 2016

Earlier this year, I summarised some of the best research papers that had been released on FinTech and Blockchain in three parts: Part 1, Part 2 and …

Research

No Credit History? No Problem. Lenders Are Looking at Your Phone Data

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using …

Wake me up when online lenders are done turning into banks

2016-11-07T08:07:35.000Z<p>By: Kadhim Shubber<p>One of the fun things about UK “peer-to-peer” lending is how far it has travelled from the idealism of its …

Online Lending Looks a Little Less Mom and Pop

Less than a decade ago, individual investors piled into the peer-to-peer lending industry with an idealistic belief that Silicon Valley could form a …

FinTech Companies That Have Ended the Monopoly on Bank Account

The concept of a traditional financial institution has been widely discriminated when challenger banks came into the scene as a viable alternative to …

It’s time for long-term fintech to break into pensions and mortgages

Certain areas of fintech have experienced an entrepreneurial frenzy over recent years.<p>Sectors once dominated by traditional providers have become …

Europe's First ABS of Peer-to-Peer Consumer Loans Nears Sale

P2P Global Investments Plc and Zopa Ltd. are working on Europe’s first securitization of unsecured consumer loans originated online.<p>The 138 …

Blockchain's Numbers Don't Add Up

It has big ambitions to revolutionize finance. But those aren't matched by its funding or manpower. The blockchain industry is either hugely …

What’s next for China’s booming fintech sector?

The fast and furious growth of the country’s Internet finance industry will inevitably slow. Companies need to begin positioning themselves for …

FinTech Startups In A 'Historic Moment' Thanks To Asian Funding

In this century of exponential growth of new enterprises, finance has been a driver of global economy. Financial technology, aka FinTech, makes it ever more enabling for businesses – traditional and ventures alike – to thrive into a supreme state of commerce.<p>The global adoption rate for FinTech – …

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Just Backed This Fintech Company

Baidu is making an investment in a U.S.-based fintech company, the Chinese search juggernaut announced on Monday. Baidu is making an undisclosed …

Scotiabank teams with U.S.-based Kabbage to automate business loan process

Bank of Nova Scotia is pairing with online lender Kabbage to offer small business loans in the latest example of how traditional banks are working alongside so-called "fintech" startups to boost their digital offerings.<p>The partnership will allow Scotiabank customers in Canada and Mexico to apply …

Fintech’s DIY problem

2016-06-15T08:48:34.000Z<p>By: Kadhim Shubber<p>Dealing with disruption? Puff out your chest, pin back your shoulders, flex your muscles.<p>Here’s the CFO of …

German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation

Berlin-based FinLeap, which is a German-style company builder specialising in fintech, has raised €21 million in new funding. Backing is said to come from original investor HitFox Group along with institutional investors from the insurance industry, including Hannover Re, the third largest …

Here's the huge question facing fintech startups — can they make any money?

With no explanation other than to cite terms and conditions allowing unexplained account closures, Berlin-based Number26 emailed a clutch of its 160,000 customers to tell them their accounts would shortly be shutting down.<p>Many customers took to Twitter to complain. This, after all, is a bank that …

Customers

Fintech is playing the long game

Bernard Moon Contributor<p>Bernard Moon is a co-founder and general partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s trending in the IoT space<br>• Qik Founder’s Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skype<p>Our team has been actively investing …

Bank of America

Regulations, Innovations, Sandboxes and #RegTech - Chris Skinner's blog

So I just attended a really interesting two day meeting that covered all things blockchain, regulations, innovation and more. I’ll blog about the …

Peer to Peer Lending Sites → 24 of the World's Best - Peer & Social Lending

<i>Todays post is by Chris Grundy of Bitbond.</i> <i>Chris is a Bitcoin obsessive and avid p2p lending fan who has written for a variety of Online publications</i> …

Kabbage Reaches $2 Billion in Loans in 5 Years

Small-business-funding platform <b>Kabbage</b> was founded in 2009 with a mission to use big data to help underwrite small business loans. Today, the …