88 International Startup Accelerators, Incubators & Innovation Labs Nurturing Innovators in Financial Services

December 12, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

As the startup ecosystem grows in complexity and enrichment with technological advancements, banks and corporations rush to seize the opportunity to harvest the best solutions available. Innovation hunters have been looking for opportunities in different ways, one of which is

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FinTech Companies That Have Ended the Monopoly on Bank Account

October 5, 2016    By : Elena Mesropyan

The concept of a traditional financial institution has been widely discriminated when challenger banks came into the scene as a viable alternative to the bank account. Dismembered value chain of traditional banks has been replaced by a range of FinTech

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The Most Important Thing in FinTech: Advent of APIs and Banking APIs Are Real Too

May 31, 2016    By : Amit

I am back to writing about one of my favorite topics—APIs. In 2013 and 2014, I wrote some of the very early pieces on how APIs are being used to build next-generation products and allowing developers to reduce the time

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The Hottest FinTech Investors in Europe to Back the Next Big Breakthrough in FinTech

April 27, 2016    By : Kate

Big breaks across industries don’t usually happen without VCs backing them. Success stories in most cases have co-authors and in 2016, VCs are the ones to provide a financial fuel to bright entrepreneurs and ideas with a high disruptive potential.

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22 FinTech Accelerators Fostering Innovation in the Financial Services Industry

April 12, 2016    By : Sofia

The 3D FinTech Challenge is a seven-week, immersive accelerator program designed to empower and accelerate technological innovation within financial services. It is a key element of Dassault Systèmes’ drive to bring accelerated technological, customer-centric innovation to the financial services industry.

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How Can Banks in Europe Prepare Themselves for PSD2?

April 7, 2016    By : Amit

PSD2 (payment service directive) is expected to disrupt the European banking industry. The fundamental goal of PSD2 is to reduce cost and increase competition from non-traditional players (payment service providers). PSD2 aims at reducing the entry barrier for a FinTech

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Mobile-Only Challenger Banks Are Shaping the Future of Financial Services Industry

February 17, 2016    By : Sofia

Simple combines innovative technology, impeccable user experience and expertise in behavioural economics to help its customers spend smarter and save more. The company offers a bank account that has all the tools users need to manage their money built right

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Germany’s FinTech Ecosystem: A Wheel in the European Innovation Machine

February 9, 2016    By : Sofia

If we thought 2015 was a great year for FinTech, 2016 is going to surprise us. As the LTP team has been actively exploring the FinTech ecosystems around the world, we have seen some outstanding examples of the world’s most

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The Engine for FinTech Innovation Uses APIs as the Fuel [71 Profiles]

January 22, 2016    By : Amit

It won’t be wrong to say that APIs are powering a lot of new FinTech innovation. Apart from the huge drivers for FinTech innovation that we have seen – mobility, cloud, commerce innovations, analytics and big data – I think

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FinTech in Europe

January 1, 2016    By : Sofia

FinTech in Europe has never been more exciting. The continent’s ecosystem with innovative companies in emerging financial services has been a serious competition to the global financial industry giants with some of the most promising startups and FinTech “unicorns” coming

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