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Paying off Greece's debt - via crowd-funding

The campaign insists it is not a joke - So far it has raised €120,302 from 7,550 and when we visited the site it was down due to "

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Pending Payday Lending Legislation

Last week, the CFPB announced that it is considering a proposal that would require payday lenders to take additional steps to ensure...

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E-Invoicing Faces Adoption Issues

While the benefits of e-invoicing are vast, they are not equally attractive to every nation. The reasons for adopting – or not adopting...

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On-call CFO firm MyCFO Raises $1.5m Funding

Mumbai based financial planning startup raised $1.5m of Series A funding, led by ASK Group. MyCFO is working to create packaged...

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SEC Allows Tweets for Startups

A startup can now post a Twitter message about its stock or debt offering to gauge interest among potential investors. The SEC's latest...

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Will Nonbanks Impact Bank M&A?

BankDirector.com highlights the importance of community banks need to focus on improving efficiencies and enhancing organic growth...

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Where You Live Impacts What Stocks You Buy

Openfolio data shows that investors buy companies in sectors that dominate their region of America.

"It's not only buy what you know, but what you know is influenced by the people you know," says Hart Lambur, co-founder of Openfolio. ...…

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Basel III Pulls the Rug Out from Community Banks

Although Basel rules weren't intended for community banks, they are having a disproportionate effect on these hometown institutions. The...

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Summary of the In|Vest Conference by RIABiz

At this year's In|Vest 2015 Wealth Management conference, our very own Gareth Jones sat on a panel moderated by Rob Foregger (founder of...

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Enigma attracts $28.2 mln Series B

Data discovery and analytics provider Engima has received $28.2 million in Series B funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round with...

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GoFundMe Founders to Reap a Fortune in Buyout

Proof that you can successfully build and exit a startup exit without raising massive amounts of capital. The two founders of the...

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A New Binary Format For The Web

Some financial institutions have already opted in to a web stack for their internal tools, but the major complaint is that programming...

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For Banks, It's Time to Upgrade From The Telegraph

A good way to understand the state of payments is to consider the evolution of electronic communications technology.

Today, a payment might hop through multiple institutions via existing rails. The problem is that each hop adds additional delays,...…

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Lowell Putnam (Quovo) Investment News 40 under 40

Congratulations Lowell and the Quovo team. We know you hate PDF's but didnt know you had two cats called Ivan and Franklin!

Lowell Putnam really — really — doesn’t like PDFs. The co-founder of financial data-aggregator Quovo Inc., quoting someone else,...…

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London Fintech Startup Currency Cloud Raises $18mm

Currency Cloud, a fast and secure payment network for businesses, has landed $18mm in Series C funding led by Sapphire Venture.

Currency Cloud’s former round of funding - $10m just over a year ago - helped it take its initial steps into the US market, said chief...…

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Credit Karma Raises $175m on a $3.5b Valuation

Credit Karma, the platform that allows users to check their personal credit score and apply for loans, has raised a round of funding as...

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Australian Banks Friend Fintech Startups

Faced with the choice of losing business or collaborating, incumbent Australian banks are now looking to harness what the newcomers are...

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The sea change Ripple Labs sees for fintech

PYMNTS.com interviews Ripple Lab's CEO and founder Chris Larsen. The company's leaders provide their thoughts on everything from the...

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EPA Launches Payments Incubator: "The Catalyst"

Incubator dedicated to early stage companies in the payments industry, supported by leading payment firms MasterCard and The Bancorp. The...

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Three FinTech Startups You Should Know

a look at three differentiated FinTech startups: a commercial real estate lending company, a "Bloomberg for the Consumer" company, and...

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So You Want To Build A Full Stack Startup In Fintech?

An entrepreneur's guide to thinking through some of the benefits and challengs of launching a FinTech startup

If you want to build a full-stack fintech startup, you simply can’t do it without regulatory expertise. Your strategy needs to cut across...…

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Barney Frank to join a bank board

The pairing seems odd, given that Frank has frequently worked for more banking regulations often opposed by the industry.

"As a commercial bank catering primarily to privately owned businesses, Signature Bank knows firsthand the importance small business...…

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PolicyGenius Closes $5.3mm Series A

Brooklyn based insurance startup has raised $5.3mm in Series A funding from co-led by Karlin Ventures and Susa Ventures.

The funding will be utilized to support PolicyGenius’ already accelerated growth by strengthening their existing product lines, refining...…

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Bond Street Raises $10mm in Series A and $100mm Debt Financing

Bond Street is the latest lending company to emerge that is trying to tackle the huge market for small business loans.

Startups like Bond Street that are challenging traditional financial institutions are having no trouble wooing technology investors. In...…

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Harvest Exchange Completes $5mm Series B Round

The wealth management discovery platform raised $5mm in Series B funding led by Highland Capital Management.

Wall Street has been a black box of information whose archaic culture has made it inefficient and expensive for investment firms to...…

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Goldman Makes Push Into Small Loans

Goldman is hiring a team to build a consumer and small business lending platform. The move is part of a broader shift on Wall Street as...

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These Apps Can Finally Get You to Save Money

The WSJ compares apps that are helping people manage their savings. Startups such as Digit, Acorns, and Level Money are just a few...

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UK has most billion-dollar 'unicorns' in Europe

Europe now has 40 unicorns, with the UK contributing 17, eight of which were founded in the last 12 months largely due to the explosive...

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European Fin-Tech Start-Ups Built to Exit

The fintech startup scene in Europe is in the midst of an identity crisis as it wrestles with U.S. influence. As failure still carries a...

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MPOS vendor Miura raises $16 million in funding from VC syndicate

Miura Systems, the leading provider of mPOS devices, announced it has closed a $16 million round of funding to accelerate growth.

Miura Systems, founded by the team behind payment pioneer Dione plc that was sold for $112m and is now part of VeriFone Systems Inc.,...…

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Apple Pay UK Launch Date Revealed (July)

In July Brits will be able to pay for good and services via their iPhone 6. Launch partners include: Boots, M&S, Lidl, Waitrose, London...

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Revenue Questioned at Pre-IPO Tech Companies

A number of prominent tech companies have been subject to questioning from the SEC about how they record their revenues. Some worry that...

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Turning iMessage into a platform

Absent from yesterday's WWDC was chat surrounding the next iteration of Interaction Design. The conversational interface. We are...

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Wealthfront CEO has a swing at Charles Schwab Intelligent Portfolios

Adam Nash riffs on what can lead a great company (Charles Schwab) so far astray from its founding values.

Charles Schwab Has Become Merrill Lynch- For a young investor, Schwab’s greed is expensive. Too expensive. And it doesn’t have to be...…

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Why Has “Social” Failed In Fintech?

A new crop of companies, the follow ons from Kaching, Cake, eToro, and Covestor, are looking to capitalize on digital, social, mobile...

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UBS sets up Singapore wealth management lab

UBS is setting up a technology innovation lab in Singapore to meet the changing demands of its wealth management clients. UBS is...

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Bitcoin Network Capacity Analysis – Part 2: Macro Transaction Trends

This is a continuation of TradeBlock’s block chain and network analysis to address the ongoing block size discussions.

One of the most common metrics used to assess bitcoin, and payment networks more generally, is transactions per second and/or per day....…

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JPMorgan cuts the cord on voicemail

Another example of banks trying to cut costs. JPMorgan announced that its retail employees will no longer have voicemail. This will save...

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Fintech trends from Finovate

In may the fintech community gathered in San Jose, CA for the Finovate conference. This article provides a great summary of three trends...

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Blockchain-based financial contract platform Mirror secures $8.8m

San Francisco-based Mirror has said it will use the funds to hire engineers as it refocuses from being a bitcoin exchange (Vaurum).

Originally founded as a Bitcoin exchange called Vaurum, Mirror shifted its focus in late 2014 towards fintech, specifically applying the...…

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Brazil’s Nubank raises $30m led by Tiger

Nubank, the Brazilian digital finance and payments company, announced a $30m Series B. The company has now raised $46.3m since its...

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Hands free payments from Google

At their I/O conference last week, Google launched a dedicated website that outlines how customers at the checkout will soon be able to...

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The buffet of mobile dining payment startups

The number of start-ups who are trying to abstract the "payment' from the dining experience seems to grow week by week. Pymnts profiles...

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Shadow banks grab record US loans share

So-called shadow banks such as Quicken Loans, PHH and loanDepot.com have overtaken US banks to grab a record slice of government-backed...

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