A Tale of 3 Financial APIs: Venmo Closes, BBVA Opens, NPCI Builds Further

February 29, 2016    By : Amit

When TechCrunch reported that Venmo had abruptly killed its developer API access, I was quite surprised. But then I thought that API is not an easy business to manage; it takes a team to launch or open up APIs but it

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UK’s SME Financing Is Undergoing a Tech-Led Transformation

February 29, 2016    By : LTP Team

Smaller businesses continue to form a large part of the UK’s economy and make an important contribution to economic growth. SMEs continue to account for 99.9% of the UK’s business population and account for almost half of the UK’s private

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6 Important Announcements from 2 Asian FinTech Hubs

February 29, 2016    By : Priti

NPCI Implements Unified Payments Interface: National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) initiated the “unified payment interface” to simplify and provide a single interface across all systems. The new project will go live in April.       NPCI, the operator of RuPay’s

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Healthcare Identity Authentication & EMV Payments Convergence: Smart Card Alliance White Paper Provides Perspective & Insight

February 28, 2016    By : LTP Team

Smart Card Technology Can Increase Security, Decrease Payment Vulnerability, Reduce Fraud and Improve Workflow for the Healthcare Industry PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.  [Press Release] – At the same time as the U.S. continues its migration to EMV chip technology to reduce

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Wirex Launched & E-Coin Integrated by Wirex Limited

February 28, 2016    By : LTP Team

London [Press Release] – Wirex Limited announced the launch of Wirex, the world’s first hybrid personal banking solution that combines the benefits of blockchain technology into everyday finances. Simultaneously, the rebranding will see the integration of E-Coin, the successful bitcoin

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FinTech at Mobile World Congress 2016: Thoughts of the Week

February 27, 2016    By : Sofia

As the Mobile World Congress 2016 comes to an end, a growing number of exciting announcements are flooding the Internet. A massive, 100,000-visitor event, unveiled fascinating inventions and announcements in IoT, Mobile and VR.   While the conference is primarily focused

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5 Main Risks That IoT Brought to Our Lives and How to Avoid Them

February 27, 2016    By : Kate

Mobile World Congress 2016 brought together a 100,000-visitor crowd to experience the latest inventions in VR, mobile, robotics and…connected devices. IoT has been on fire the whole week of MWC 2016 and has left us fascinated by the potential of

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26 FinTech Companies Powering Institutional Investments and Trading

February 26, 2016    By : Sofia

EquityZen is a marketplace for private secondary investments in companies worth more than $50 million. The RidgeWorth Funds provides investors with a range of equity funds, bond funds and asset allocation funds. Correlix (acquired by TS-Associates) offers its real-time Latency

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Mobile Payments in the US Are Expected to Reach $142 Billion by 2019

February 26, 2016    By : LTP Team

Mobile payments are on the brink of becoming popular as we witness increased shipment of smartphones combined with mobile wallets, change in consumer habits and growing retail acceptance. On the whole, developed markets already have the device penetration and the

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Bitcoin Companies Funding Hit Almost Half a Billion in 2015

February 26, 2016    By : Sofia

Bitcoin, as any cryptocurrency, is quite a debatable topic. The opinions are diverse when it comes to the question of security and other risks related to cryptocurrency. There are even some compelling reasons why bitcoin may be dead soon. Despite

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