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SoFi: a Fintech that uses Techniques from Traditional Investment Banks

SoFi: a Fintech that uses Techniques from Traditional Investment Banks

“SoFi, a marketplace lender, announced it has priced a securitization of $417.6 million in refinanced student loans. It also announced SoFi was considered the first fintech company to receive an “AAA” rating from DBRS and an “AA2″ from Moody’s for the senior notes, which equaled $387.3 million.”

Fintech in Asia is taking off

Fintech in Asia is taking off

Available from today, local growth-stage start-ups and mature-stage global FinTech companies can apply for a co-working space within the SuperCharger.

As part of the TusPark network, companies benefit from: access to TusPark’s Global Network, which includes 30+ co-work spaces around the world, 100+ Venture Capital Firms and angel investors, media coverage, as well as experience gained from incubating over 1’500 companies….”

15 Fintech blogs for the summer… [Updated]

15 Fintech blogs for the summer… [Updated]

If you want a bit of reading for the summer, here is a list of Fintech blogs I particularly like. This is totally biased and non-objective and I’m sure I missed many interesting blogs*. Since Disruptive Finance and Fintech is my “night job” and not my “day job”, getting interesting and relevant information through Twitter and blogs(…)

Is more data good or bad for finance? And society?

Is more data good or bad for finance? And society?

A standard line you hear from fintech promoters is that innovative digital technologies can liberate the world by bringing financial services to the financially excluded.

Yet, as we’ve noted on numerous occasions, there’s something disingenuous about this claim.”

Fintech startup goes bust 3 months after launch

Fintech startup goes bust 3 months after launch

Bondcube, one of a crowd of electronic trading start-ups trying to improve the buying and selling of corporate debt, has filed for liquidation just three months after launching its platform. The start-up, which was founded in 2012, aimed to let

Fintech startups: compete or collaborate with traditional finance?

Fintech startups: compete or collaborate with traditional finance?

Consider these two statements : “The party’s over, for the banks at least” (Transferwise) “Today we are announcing an exciting new partnership with Santander UK, …” (Funding Circle) These statements were made by Transferwise and Funding Circle, two very well known Fintech startups. Both were created a few years ago, both are Unicorns (i.e.valued more than(…)

Ethics is a pre-requisite for Fintech

Ethics is a pre-requisite for Fintech

If, like me, you think that Fintech will revolutionise Finance. If, like me, you think that Finance 2.0 needs very strong Ethics and Values.   View image | gettyimages.com   Then read my submission to the Fintech Book here And help that article be selected by recommending it (end of the Medium page) And by(…)

Artificial Intelligence is coming to finance. Slowly…

Artificial Intelligence is coming to finance. Slowly…

An article I wrote for Financial News about Artificial Intelligence “Meet Cortana, who has the talent to be the best trader in the world… But because her dad is Microsoft and her intelligence is artificial, human traders are not paying attention – but they should…”