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The Lower East Side Receives Its First BitCoin ATM

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60 Minutes: M-Pesa in Kenya and the Future of Money

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Surge in Subprime Auto Lending Draws Attention

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AIG CEO to Face Critics Who Seek Breakup

Another day and another large Financial Institution gets an activist hedge fund manager who wants to see the firm broken apart.

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Hanweck Gets $10M Funding Boost from Argentum

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Why Card.com Just Raised $9 Million

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Would You Pass the Global Financial Literacy Test?

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Barclays Took a Last Look at Its FX Trades

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Tobey Maguire signs on with $50M Joe Lonsdale fund

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Money Managers Are Stuffed With Corporate Bonds

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Robo-advisor MoneyFarm raises EUR16m for UK launch

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Apple, Banks in Talks on Mobile Person-Person Payment Service

Apple will not charge banks for using the service, unlike ApplePay which currently does levy a charge to banks.

Apple has been talking with a number of banks about the service, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Capital One Financial Corp., Wells...…

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Beyond Vegas - Israel plays host to fintech

There's a two day conference in Tel Aviv this week, hosted by Leumi, with Glocer, Pandit and others.

Here's the running chat on Twitter |

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Beyond Banking: under attack on all sides

The FT has a 3 part series on the turmoil and decline of the banking industry. There are 3 schools of thought about what is going on. 1)...

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Bessemer Backs Consumer Lending Startup Bread

New York-based alternative lending startup, Bread, secured a $14.3m Series A round, led by Bessemer Ventures. Bread developed a...

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The Uberization of Money

One takeaway from Zach's good Sunday-read is that we are just beginning....

"Over the next decade, the familiar 20th-century modes of...

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Facebook Q3 2015 Earnings - The power of mobile

Facebook's quarterly results came out last week. Facebook now has 1bn daily active users, 894m of them on mobile.

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Ex-CFPB bigwig talks regulating fintech innovators

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Tech ‘unicorns’: life in the goldfish bowl

From the FT Lex - If you are a privately owned tech co. with a valuation greater than $1bn you may want to think twice before IPO. 'A...

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KPMG Acquires G2 FinTech U.S. Tax Software

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Alternative credit bureau FactorTrust scores $42m

The Atlanta based, alternative credit bureau, FactorTrust has secured $42m in funding. ABS Capital Partners and MissionOG led the round.

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Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go snags $15 mln Series C

Mobile invoicing app Invoice2go has secured $15m in Series C funding.Ribbit Capital led the round with participation from Accel Partners.

Invoice2go has also hit a new milestone, with customers invoicing more than $1 billion per month, positioning the company to make an...…

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The Demise of the Back Office?

Management of reference data is a hefty expense (~$10b/year) for the financial services industry. Each firm devotes man power and...

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The 12 hottest Nordic fintech startups

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What made Visa Europe worth $23B?

Cash. Cash. Cash.

Globalization and the significant % of the world that still transacts in cash are key drivers for what seems like a big...

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