FinTech Week in Review: Everything is New Again – Mortgages, Payments, and Raising Money

July 16, 2017    By : Patrick Rivenbark

It’s the dead of summer (or winter depending on where you are in the world) but it feels a bit like spring this week in FinTech. The opportunities in the industry seem endless as more and more people focus on

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My Experience of Launching and Running a FinTech Startup in Hong Kong

July 15, 2017    By : Rajah Chaudhry

Why I launched Paycelerate, and how I choose the market Since leaving investment banking six years ago, I set up and invested in a number of businesses, and was always frustrated by the lack of fundraising options available to SMEs.

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RegTech Companies in Europe Driving Down Compliance Costs to Enable Innovation

July 14, 2017    By : Dhruv Khurjekar

In the financial services industry, compliance is not an option. It is the speed-inhibiting layers of operations that are extremely expensive and becomes even more expensive if not done correctly. In response to the severe need for efficient, tech-powered solutions,

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MEDICI now! Q&A With Tim Sheehan, CEO of Greenlight and Alex Baker, Partner at Relay Ventures

July 14, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlight the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado…

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What Is Zelle and Why Does It Matter?

July 13, 2017    By : Scott Harkey

You would be hard-pressed to miss the news about the recent launch of the person-to-person payments app, Zelle. The company’s parent company, Early Warning Systems (EWS), has released a full barrage of press releases, promoted tweets, and co-branded advertisements with

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Millennial Subscriptions Build Loyalty & Predictability Subscription Services for the New Millennials

July 13, 2017    By : Artem Tymoshenko

There seems to no end to the creative ways that payment providers are finding to allow people to give you their money. Mastercard began verifying selfie transactions using facial scanning technology last year, Samsung Pay has vastly improved on the

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MoneyOnMobile Is Changing Indian Retailers’ Lives Through Financial Inclusion

July 12, 2017    By : Diwakar Mandal

“Empowerment begins with access” Few phrases so succinctly summarize the modern landscape of financial inclusion in emerging markets like India. A huge number of people living outside the traditional banking infrastructure struggle to access basic financial necessities. Around 40% of

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FinTechs Offer Fast and Cheap Credit to Entrepreneurs & SMEs in Brazil

July 12, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Today, in Brazil, we have over 30 FinTech startups offering credit products, according to 2017’s FinTechLab Radar survey. FinTech startups in this segment are attractive because they have lower interest rates. A survey by Sebrae and the Central Bank indicates

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Apply for BBVA Open Talent 2017 Global Trends & FinTech for Companies (F4C)

July 11, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

The world’s biggest challenge for FinTech startups – BBVA Open Talent 2017 – goes on to the next stage after unveiling its winners for AI and Identity competitions. BBVA invites international entrepreneurs to apply for two challenges – BBVA Open

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Distributed Networks Are the Future of Digital Identity – Interview With Andre Boysen, CIO at SecureKey

July 11, 2017    By : Elena Mesropyan

One’s identity is the centerpiece of every aspect of his/her life – financial and social standing, health, family welfare, employment, education, etc. Identification, whether through civil registries or other national identification systems, has three overarching outcome goals from a development

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