FinTech

Digital payments alone could become a $100 trillion industry, according to PwC. And that’s just one component of the global Fintech industry. This channel tackles the lenders and buyers, the obstacles and achievements, and the trends and trend makers leading the ongoing technological evolution in global finance.

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FinTech: Swiss Banking Giant UBS Homes in on Fintech Investing

Swiss banking giant UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) is planning to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in upstart fintechs through a proposed corporate venture capital fund. According to a Bloomberg report, the bank is seeking to jump-start its digitization by investing in high tech startups that are threatening banking incumbents.

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FinTech: Fintechs That Could be in Play After the Visa-Plaid Deal
January 22, 2020

There are too many fintechs out there, but many can’t survive on their own. A Barron’s analysis of likely deal-making in the fintech sector after the landmark Visa-Plaid deal shows…

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FinTech: Fundbox Hires Former Goldman Sachs Investment Banker as CFO
January 17, 2020

Fundbox, the fintech startup that finances SMEs, is planning a potential IPO. Fundbox has appointed Marten Abrahamsen as its CFO effective this January. Abrahamsen was previously a partner at The…

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Venture Capital: Northwestern Mutual’s VC Arm Makes Maiden Investment In a Female Founded Startup
January 16, 2020

Northwestern’s VC arm joined a $3.5 million funding round for U-Nest Inc., a California-based financial services mobile app. U-Nest was founded by Ksenia Yudina, CFA, MBA. The U-Nest app facilitates…

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FinTech: Visa Snaps Up Fintech Network Plaid for $5.3 Billion
January 14, 2020

Visa Snaps Up Fintech Network Plaid for $5.3 Billion. Plaid allows people to connect their finances to apps. Fintech applications need to connect up with a user’s financial accounts to…

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Fintech: Goldman Sachs Launches Its Marcus App
January 14, 2020

Online bank Marcus from Goldman Sachs Group has finally come to mobile devices. The Wall Street financial giant launched its long-awaited app for customers last week. The lack of an…

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Fintech: The Reserve Bank of Australia Sees Little Need for Libra Project
January 13, 2020

The Reserve Bank of Australia is the latest central bank to suggest that the Libra cryptocurrency project will not work. It also questioned the viability of central bank digital currencies…

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Fintech: California Pushes New Fintech Regulations
January 13, 2020

The State of California could soon overhaul the regulatory oversight of financial technology companies. Governor Gavin Newsom released details of his 2020-2021 budget. Inside, the proposal includes a provision to…

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Amazon Tells Users to Uninstall Fintech Browser Honey Over Security Issues
January 13, 2020

The browser extension Honey just lost a huge source of opportunity. Just weeks after PayPal purchased the browser extension for $4 billion, Amazon has told customers to uninstall it. The…

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Fintech: Bond Bot Creator Katana Labs, Incubated at ING, is Spun Off
January 9, 2020

ING announced Tuesday the spin-off of Katana Labs – an in-house start-up nurtured at its ING Lab incubator. ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING, will invest £ 1.5…

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FinTech: Ripple Targets SWIFT in Brazil
January 6, 2020

Ripple targets SWIFT in Brazil and wants to make inroads into Brazil’s remittances market.

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