Different from? Different from Europe and the US mainly, where we see most of the initiatives, buzz and unicorns in Fintech… However, we shouldn’t underestimate the potential of Asia in Fintech, where many innovations in finance will actually be invented there – and not just imported from Europe/the US. Last year, I had a chance encounter with Janos Barberis, and(…)
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Start-ups are increasingly turning to large banks – the very institutions that fintech is supposed to be disrupting – for mentorship and money.
Fidor TecS enables disruptive banking Fidor combines a full banking license with its own technology: a strong focus on APIs ensures meeting the demands of the …
“With healthcare costs rising across the developed world, many arguethat the rise of wearable technology as a way to determine health insurance premiums is inevitable–and one company in Switzerland is putting the idea to the test.”
If you’re like me, you would get to know about Fintech events in very random ways – from emails, Twitter, chatting to friends, etc. I’m pretty much sure that there is at least one Fintech event per day – from hackathons to conferences, from demo days to meetups – but it’s just impossible to keep(…)
So much for that IPO, I suppose. Good Technology, a long-time IPO candidate with reams of public financial data, was snapped up by BlackBerry this morning..
Lendit Europe very kindly offered a VIP Code for readers of Disruptive Finance to attend their conference. It will take place in London on 20/21 October at the Hilton Metropole. If you had to choose one event about p2p lending, marketplace lending, online lending (I am a bit lost with all these new developments…), then Lendit is definitely the(…)
Fintech hackathons and competitions occur globally. In January 2012, Swift launched theInnotribe Startup Competition as an initiative to bring together disruptive startups and incumbents in financial services…
“Nearly 20 years ago, the launch of online payments giant PayPal shook the financial services industry. Now, a new generation of financial technology or “fintech” companies is once again breaking down the oversized doors of the conservative banking business…”
Source: www.ftpartners.com It seems like I could start writing a series around this theme, after “Why did Northwestern Mutual pay $250m for Learnvest”. FT Partners – who were the advisors of Blackrock in the transaction – produced an excellent document that not only summarises the transaction, but also lists all the main transactions (M&A and funding)(…)