What the JPMorgan-Intuit Partnership Means for the Digital Financial Ecosystem of the Future

January 31, 2017    By : Roxanne Voidonicolas

Last Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase and Intuit announced that they had found a solution for the “perilous” sharing of banking data through the use of APIs (application programming interfaces). The agreement will allow JPM’s customers to access their account information and

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Online Lender Spotcap Partners With Bank and Raises a Further EUR 14M

January 31, 2017    By : LTP Team

BERLIN, Germany 30 January, 2017 — Online lender Spotcap announced a partnership with NZX-listed New Zealand bank, Heartland, with the bank providing 14 million euros of debt funding to the fast-growing FinTech. At the same time, Spotcap has launched into its

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Taking a Closer Look at Norway’s FinTech Landscape: Startups, Investors and State-Wide Supportive Initiatives

January 30, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Scandinavian countries are known to be some of the most prosperous and developed ones in the world. The financial services industry in the region is no exclusion as some of the most innovative and promising companies that have expanded internationally

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Government-Blockchain Relationships Have Been Warming Up Since the Beginning of 2017

January 30, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The first month of 2017 has been surprisingly fruitful for government-blockchain relationships, given the traditionally cautious approach to anything controversial by the public sector to. In less than a month, a series of actions have been taken by progressive international authorities,

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France Builds its Innovative Power in Global FinTech Upon the Foundation of Talented Entrepreneurs

January 29, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

While political uncertainties in Britain and the controversial situation in the US with the new administration may not be particularly catalytic for local startup communities, they certainly represent an opportunity for other markets to attract ‘fresh blood’. In that regard, France

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Making a Difference with FinTech – Three Examples

January 28, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

There is enough said about the scale of the FinTech industry, its inclusive agenda and massive surrounding ecosystem, but the real value of this industry is not in millions that are moving around in funding, expansion and acquisition deals. The

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The VC FinTech Accelerator – Empowered by FIS: A One-of-a-Kind Accelerator Backed by the World’s Largest FinTech Provider

January 27, 2017    By : LTP Team

Founders building companies that enable financial institutions, or require partnership from them, face a number of barriers. From building the right solution that fits client pain points to making the sale, building a viable business model is crucial and that

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Toronto’s FinTech Ecosystem: 74 Companies Reshaping Canada’s Financial Services Industry

January 27, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

Canada has been recognized as one of the best markets to build and test innovative FinTech solutions, and the province of Ontario, in particular, has among the highest concentrations of tech firms outside Silicon Valley, thanks in part to cheaper

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Can We Expect to See a Cashless Society in 2017?

January 27, 2017    By : Artem Tymoshenko

The year 2017 will be a momentous year in the world of cashless payments. Next year, the world’s first Amazon Go food store will open – with no tills, irritating queues or occasionally unpleasant cashiers. All purchases will be made

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Singapore’s FinTech Industry Is on the Way to Global Leadership

January 26, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

“Singapore has established an enviable position as a leading Asian financial technology center with an exciting innovation ecosystem, a great talent pool and fantastic infrastructure. It also boasts a business-friendly environment so it was therefore an obvious winner when considering

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