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Morgan Stanley’s Fiduciary Move

In  direct contrast to rival Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, will allow its 16,000 brokers to continue offering individual retirement...

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Verse secures $8.3m Series A

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Coins.ph closes $5m Series A

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Smart Data Is a Bigger Priority Than Big Data for FinTech Companies

Data that has valid, well defined, meaningful information is positioned to play a huge role in the future of the fintech industry. 

Four main components define the usefulness of aggregated data: data volume, which refers to the generation process; data velocity, which...…

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Neos Secures £1m in Seed Funding

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TravelBank secures $10m Series A

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SoftBank and Saudi Arabia Partner to Form Giant Investment Fund

The fund, which is expected to be up to $100b, is an ambitious project by Softbank's founder to expand the company's effort worldwide.  

The company has had success in investing in companies rather than buying them outright. Its signature investment was its early backing of...…

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Finrise raises $5.4m in funding

California-based healthcare lender Finrise has raised $5.4m in debt and seed equity funding from investors Mayfield, NFX Guild, WTI and...

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Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016

Forbes reviews startups on the cusp of unicorn status, including fintechs GoFundMe, Yapstone, BitSight, and Collective Health.

Startups are the spark that lights the engine of the U.S. economy. The most successful of them, companies like Airbnb, Uber, and...…

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WealthNavi Secures $15m Series B

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London fintech under pressure with a decline in venture capital funding following Brexit vote

London risks losing its crown as the world’s top “fintech” city as new numbers show funding to the sector dropping sharply post Brexit. 

“I would say there’s no need to panic right now,” said Mr Mead. “I’ve not heard any fintechs saying they don’t like London any more. ...…

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Fintech Investment Slides as Insurance Tech Gains

While investment into lending startups has receded in recent months, insuretech startups are gaining steam in their capital raising efforts.

About $945.6 million flowed into fintech in the third quarter of 2016, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, a 57% drop from the same...…

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Returnly closes $3.2m seed round

California based online returns platform Returnly has secured a $3.2m seed funding round led by Index Ventures. Returnly lets merchants...

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Kontist secures €2m seed round

Berlin based banking app developer Kontist has raised €2m in seed funding led by Founders and Vækstfonden. The company intends to use the...

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Payfit secures $5.6m Series A

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Factom raises $4.2m Series A

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Embroker announces public launch

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai put fintech first

The FT profiles the efforts and initiatives the UAE is doing to support and develop its small but active fintech ecosystem.

In early September, international financial centre Abu Dhabi Global Market began a second consultation on plans for the sandbox, the...…

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Capital One acquires online price tracker Paribus

Paribus helps online shoppers get automatic refunds when prices drop on items they purchased.  The company was launched in 2015.

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CCRIF to pay Haiti $20m for Matthew Damages

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Assessing Hurricane Matthew's Collateral Market Damage

Florida-based insurance companies are taking a beating, while reinsurers may be on the hook for large payments for the first time in years.

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iwoca secures £46m debt financing

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Remitly secures $38m financing

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