Frankfurt leads fintech revolution

Frankfurt is firmly establishing itself as the capital of Europe's fintech industry. The city is home to the new Fintech Europe programme, which is being delivered through the iconic Silicon Valley accelerat...

Accelerator backs pioneering fintechs

Four fintech startups creating financial products for consumers in low-income communities have been awarded $200,000. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS ...

How to use fintech to cross borders

By Jens Woloszczak, Founder and CEO of Spotcap While fintech is certainly making the world a flatter place, speaking from experience, the mechanics of operating a fintech across borders can be challenging. S...

Blockchain backs sustainable methods

Plans to use blockchain technologies to reward sustainable practices by supply chain companies have been announced at today's One Planet Summit. Startups, banks and corporates have signed up to take part in ...

Nordic nations bank on fintech

Norway is the latest stop for the Nordic fintech revolution. The Oslo fintech hub joins Stockholm and Helsinki as key centres of the Nordic Fintech platform - backed by the likes of Nordea Bank AB. "Norwa...

$150M for fintech startups

An international private investment firm has announced it is going to invest US$150 million in young financial technology (fintech) companies. Finstar Financial Group - with its primary markets in Europe, As...

Fintechs work for the overlooked

(USA) Eight fintech startups pioneering products to improve the financial health of demographic groups in America often underserved by traditional systems have won a competition backed by JPMorgan. The wi...

Fintech startups impress big banks

Big banking groups are increasingly collaborating with exciting fintech startups to reshape the industry. Spain's Bankia group announced this week the names of the young companies selected to join its inaugu...

‘Building the bank of the future’

(FRANCE) Global banking giant BNP Paribas is partnering with a Paris-based startup campus to run an accelerator programme for fintechs. It will join with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play, the internationall...

Satoshi helps Australians pay in bitcoin

(AUSTRALIA) Over $5 million in bills have been paid by Australians in bitcoin thanks to a FinTech startup. The superbly named Living Room of Satoshi is a young Brisbane-based company that wants to put the...