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Youth focused (UK) mobile bank Osper raises $10M

Should children as young as eight be allowed to have their own Visa or MasterCard so they can shop online (see the funny tweet attached...

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Starbucks Mobile Payments Volume Keeps Rising

Across North America, Starbucks has almost 12 million active users of its mobile app. The reason adoption is high? Rewards.

Their...

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Waitrose in the UK showcases mobile QR payments

Waitrose, one of the UK's biggest and most innovative supermarket retailers, is making plans to put mobile technology, including QR...

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Apple allows bitcoin apps on the app store

Apple started removing bitcoin apps without explanation last year, it was seen as a huge setback for bitcoin's acceptance. Wallets...

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Disrupting Payments, Africa Style

A terrific re/code article that points out that by simply firing up your SMS app in rural Africa you can buy something. The merchant...

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Top-up your iTunes account in-store with Passbook

Building on the rumours that Apple could eventually make a broader play for iTunes-powered mobile payments, this ability to reload your...

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How robo advisors are replacing financial advisers

Robo advisors are here to stay and gaining in popularity. Will robo advisors completely replace human advisors? This article makes a...

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Pet-Insurer Trupanion Sees IPO Pop

Truepanion has 19 rivals, but differentiates itself with a data-driven approach to insuring pets. Venture firm Maveron held a 25% stake...

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Amazon Is Next Up to Try a Digital Wallet App

All a bit hush hush, but as spotted by TechCrunch, Amazon has launched Amazon Wallet in Amazon's App Store and Google Play.

The app...

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Howzat! FinTech Collective..

David Shillingford, a founding Collective member and insurance industry veteran, was in the WSJ today promoting this weekends annual...

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Hi, I’m a Tablet. I’ll Be Your Waiter Tonight.

Both Panera and Chili’s have turned to tablets to help streamline their service. If you have followed our blog over the last 6 months...

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Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups

Techcrunch fire up their tableau and dig into the CrunchBase data around recent payment company funding. It is indeed interesting that...

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The UK's Crowdcube raises $6.5M Series B

Another UK FinTech deal this week. Crowdcube boasts 80,000 users and has helped raise more than £30 million for more than 130 start-up,...

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Two Hot African FinTech Startups

There are now more than 90 tech hubs in across Africa, according to the World Bank. This article lists the 12 hottest African Tech...

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Snapchat Files Trademarks To Handle Payments

First David Marcus (Zong, PayPal) moves to run Facebook's messaging platform and now this.. Speculation had been that Snapchat's route to

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Phoning From Prison, at Prices Through the Roof

Our portfolio company APDS is busy taking wired, hardened android devices into correctional facilities here in the US. Wouldn't it be...

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A Shot at Banking Behind Bars

We are not sure that a former bank robber is the ideal candidate to set up a prison banking service. However do believe that improving...

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Parole And Technology: Prison Breakthrough

With mass incarceration in the US costing the US Taxpayer $83bn per year we need to (in the good words of a State Governor) "figure out...

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In Prisons, Sky-High Phone Rates and Money Transfer Fees

Our portfolio company American Prison Data Systems (APDS) is attacking this problem head on and we're extremely proud to be involved.

Inside the razor wire on Eagle Crest Way, in rural Clallam Bay, Wash., telephone calls start at $3.15. Emails out, beyond the security...…

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Restaurant payments app Cover raises $5.5 million

Congrats to the team at Cover on closing their A Round. FinTech Collective has used the app numerous times and enjoys the friction free...

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App makers get a payday lender

Pollen is a new startup out of London, that pays mobile app developers 95 percent of their receivables every seven days, in exchange...

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Real estate startups attracting VC funding

VC funds are excited by real estate startups because it still exists in a largely pre-technological world, which makes it ripe for...

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Fraudulent ATM data skimmers on the rise

ATM skimmers are becoming more difficult to detect and more effective at stealing your account info. Some skimmers even have mobile...

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The P2P trend now moving into car insurance

Guevara is an insurance startup from the UK that lets customers take advantage of P2P group payments only with people they trust.

Customers of typical insurance companies pay a premium that’s generally determined by the average risk attached to the behavior of people...…

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Google 'pirate' Makoski joins Capital One

Good old Cap One! He'll be based out of Capital One's Lab in SFO that sits above the old ING Cafe - Makoski had been head of design...

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Remembering The PIGS

On my recent travels through Spain I bumped into "The Pigs". A photo album with its title a reference to the unflattering acronym used...

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Isis Mobile Wallet Rebrands To Distance Itself From Militant Group ISIS

Do a Google search for ISIS and the Militant Group appears above the US based Mobile Wallet of the same name. Now that is an SEO pain..

Isis, the mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S., has decided to rebrand after its name became...…

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Moven nabs $8M to expand globally

Moven raises another $8 million in a Series A funding round with the intention to expand into international markets.

Moven wants to make it easier for users to manage their spending with their smartphones by offering app-based money management tools....…

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ETF-mutual fund hybrid: the next big thing?

A new fund format, the ETMF, hopes to take the best of mutual funds and combine it with the best of the ETF to create a more efficient...

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The next big Revolution in ETFs

ETFs have traditionally been programmatically managed, but increasingly fund managers are using them for their actively managed funds....

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Checking in with Obama: Banking reform

An interview with President Obama from this week, provides a good summary of the problems that Obama sees with Wall Street and the...

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"Right to be forgotten" comes to Wall Street

I'm not sure the UK's new "right to be forgotten" law is producing the outcomes that the government intended. The latest censoring...

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Yodlee files for a $75m IPO

As expected Yodlee filed for its public offering. Except for 2010, the company has lost money every year since its inception in 1999. ...

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