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Sydney fintech hub coming in April

Next year Syndey will open a new fintech co-working space, which will be modeled off of London's Level 39. A consortium comprising...

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S.E.C.'s delay on crowdfunding may save it

While the S.E.C. dawdles, states are rushing to adopt their own crowdfunding rules. Ironically, it might be the one thing that saves...

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ING to cut 1700 staff and grow digital investment

ING, like many other banks, continue the trend to cut staff, invest in tech and try to push up profits with relatively flat top-line...

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Where Congress fails, encryption delivers on privacy

WhatsApp is leading the way to limit the NSA's visibility into consumer's lives. The company, along with others, sees encryption as a...

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Apple Pay competitor Android Pay is coming to China

It looks like Apple Pay will soon face some competition in the mobile payments space from its biggest competitor, Android. Android Pay...

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Laughing All The Way to the Un-Bank

More Americans own and operate a cellphone (90%) than have a bank account (80%).The underbanked market is a vast with a buying power of...

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Western Union faces backlash over removal of spoof bitcoin ad

Western Union (WU) filed a copyright infringement claim with Facebook to pull down a spoof comparing the price of WU's fees to bitcoin....

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Fintech, reshoring and infrastructure: Britain has £300bn of potential

An Ernst and Young report for the UKTI predicts that fintech in the UK is worth £20 billion annually and is growing quickly. One EY...

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Service offers loyalty points without all the cards

If Coin and Plastc have you excited about thinning your wallet, then Thanx wants to continue the momentum. Get rid of the loyalty...

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On Indiegogo, a miracle health device crowdfunds $1 million, unfortunately, it may be nonsense

Healbe had an amazingly successful Indiegogo campaign and the GoBe's claims are amazing. The problem is, as this article points out,...

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Coin delays product launch again as questions remain

Coin has been running for two years, but continues to delay the product launch. With a track record of delays and a CEO that has no...

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A Silicon Valley disaster: A Stanford kid got $30 million, then everything blew up

Clinkle exploded into headlines after raising a $30 million seed round. Since then, the company has remained in the news for all the...

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Goldman leads a $15m investment in Kensho

Kensho wants to replace equity analyst with software. The cloud-based software can answer more than 65 million question combinations by...

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UK ‘fintech’ start-ups race for US expansion

British tech start-ups like WorldRemit, TransferWise and Azimo are focused on cracking the multibillion-dollar global remittances market

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12 security problems that EMV and tokenization won't solve

Tokenization and EMV both offer added security to the payments industry. However, the combination won't be a silver bullet. Here are...

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VISA CEO confirms tokens as new network revenue stream

Visa's CEO, Charles Scharf, belives that tokenization will be “the single biggest change that’s been made in the payment networks...

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American Express aims to dump credit card numbers for tokens

Tokenization has the potential to limit the cost of security breaches for retailers. Apple Pay may have blown open the floodgates for...

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16 Bitcoin startups investor Tim Draper has personally funded

He's definitely keen! Tim Draper admits to having personally backed 17 bitcoin start-ups so far. VentureBeat could only find 16 of them...

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Wonga loses third chief executive in disastrous year

The interim chief executive of troubled UK payday lender Wonga, who was appointed to bring stability while the firm searched for a...

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Snapchat links with Square to launch Snapcash

Estimates point to $5.2bn of peer-to-peer transfers this year and possiby $12bn by 2017.Snapchat, the disappearing photo app popular...

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Beating Robos at Their Own Game: Advisors Fight Back

Tech vendors at the T3 conference in Atlanta last week saw a slew of robo-advisor-fighting tools for human advisors.

One panelist...

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Robo-Advice for the Single Family Office

All too true that, with the Wealthfront, Betterment, and Personal Capitals of the world, we are only seeing the beginning...

The next generation of Robo-Advisors will meaningfully transform the world of single-family offices. With the third generation...…

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Singles’ Day: China’s Very Own Black Friday

Now that is scale! On Tuesday (11/11/14) aka Singles Day, people visiting Web sites run by Alibaba in China, spent 3 x the amount of...

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Let’s call the Amazon Echo what it is

What comes after mobile payments? Amazon is placing a bet on voice-payments. The Echo can sit in the corner of your family room and...

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Digital currencies: 5 reasons we’re calling for information

The UK is calling for information on digital currencies. This article is a short explanation of the government's RFI. It looks like...

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10 innovations for the bank of the future

The Financial News and WSJ locked down fintech experts in a London conference room and made them discuss the future of banking. What...

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Machine-to-machine: insurance applications emerging

IoT hardware devices can watch crop yields, monitor pressure inside pipes, and as mentioned in a former article, change how futures and...

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Orion integrates data aggregator Quovo as T3 tech conference kicks off

FinTech Collective portfolio company, Quovo, lands another big customer, Orion. Congratulations to the Quovo team!

Account-aggregation startup Quovo Inc. announced on Tuesday, the first day of the Technology Tools for Today (T3) conference for...…

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Banks Pay Up to Settle Forex Manipulations

Citi and JPM both paid over $1.0B in the largely unregulated $5 Trillion a day market.

Regulators fined six major banks a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange...…

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Millennials Have Negative Savings Rate

Low income levels and high debt are just two of the factors.

...adults under 35 have a savings rate of -2 percent, according to Moody's Analytics. The report said that in 2009, the savings rate of...…

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VCs Look To The Future As IoT Investments Soar

Crowdfunding hits in this space have included intelligent coolers and customizable smartwatches. However this Techcrunch report seems...

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IsItYou app aims to turn selfies into 'spoof proof' IDs

This sounds (and the looks) a bit like a science project at present, but biometrics are definitely making their way into banking and...

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Lawsky Rumored to be Leaving

Opportunity: US slows down and UK takes the lead in setting the regulatory agenda, globally.

Risk: overly restrictive regulation...

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Why Facebook Has Entrusted Its Future to the CEO of PayPal

A great WIRED read on how messaging is a modern version of the social graph and that FB's future depends on that. Also read how...

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Openfolio and Coinbase bring something that Bitcoin investing needs: transparency

Our portfolio company Openfolio just announced their integration with Coinbase. Now you can see who’s investing in Bitcoin.

Openfolio’s interface looks a lot like Facebook. On the left side of the page is a user profile and below it is the familiar grid of...…

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TransferWise Could Be London's Next Billion Dollar Startup

As reported by the FT - 3yr old TransferWise which lets people send money to one another internationally in 39 different countries is...

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Blockchain's weekend Hackathon at Money20/20

The Money 20/20 Hackathon had 50% of the 104 participating developers submit projects built on Bitcoin APIs like Blockchain's who...

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The Money 20/20 official brochure

If you didn't attend Money 20/20, the conference's 86 page brochure provides great information on the latest news and trends for the...

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The inaugural Money 20/20 hackathon

More than 450 developers participated in the 24 hour hackathon. The hackers completed over 100 projects, with the top 5 projects...

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Insurers Drawn by African Dawn for Cover

As an example - ARMLife Plc in Nigeria and Bima, offers insurance that can be bought on a mobile phone. Location aware cell phone...

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A teardown of the Apple Pay Issuer Contracts

Great piece of insight here.. We know that Apple gets 0.15 percent of the transaction amount, but they also get a half-penny for every...

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Startup aims to bring free ATMs to New York City

25 FreeATMs have rolled out in coffee shops, delis and bars in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. The processing fees are paid for by...

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Startup IFTTT banking on more automation in your life

IFTTT CEO Linden Tibbets predicts his service will become more mainstream and ultimately help automate things like getting your bank to

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Money2020 Conference Acquired

Anil Aggarwal and Jonathan Weiner do it again..

i2i Events Group is pleased to announce that it has acquired and entered into a multi-year, long term partnership with Money20/20, the...…

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Virgin Money revives its £1.45B IPO

The flotation of Virgin Money, part-owned by Sir Richard Branson, is back on after being delayed from last month.

Stabilisation in the stock market and clarity from the Bank of England about how much capital the bank should hold, has allowed the...…

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Square processes its billionth credit card payment.

One billion is certainly a milestone after only 5 years in business. But to put it into perspective PayPal processes nearly 10 million...

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Poynt signs up big name launch partners

Osama Bedier announced at Money20/20 that he had signed up some big name launch partners including Chase Paymentech and Vantiv.

"Kick-starting an ecosystem requires a balance of great symbiotic partnerships with lighthouse brands that inspire others to join," said...…

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TransferWise stages Halloween march

Backed by Richard Branson and PayPal’s Peter Thiel, TransferWise laments what it considers to be the passing of traditional FX bank...

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