Saturday, September 19, 2020


FinTech Dominates China’s Top Ten Unicorn Rankings

Half of China's ten biggest unicorns, or start-ups valued at US$1 billion or above, are financial technology firms. Read more:

IK taps Small Cap Fund I to back Nordic payment solution...

European buyout house IK Investment Partners will use its IK Small Cap I Fund to buy a majority stake in Sweden-based payment solution provider OS Group, or OpenSolution.

Blockstream buys Euro bitcoin wallet business Green Address

Cryptocurrency technology business Blockstream has bought European bitcoin wallet software provider Green Address to increase the reach of its platform.

The 10 biggest fintech VC funding deals so far this year

Consultancy KPMG and venture capital industry data tracker CB Insights this week published a big report on the state of FinTech funding in the second quarter of the year. Read more:

Standard Chartered seek startups for new accelerator

Standard Chartered and SuperCharger are inviting applications from start-ups for its SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0. Read more:

Transparency missing from the suppliers of capital to FinTechs

The ReversePitch event at Technopark, was a wonderful fusion across the ecosystem and it captured much of the emerging interactivity. Read more:

New bridge to China starts a golden age for UK FinTech

There is no question that more technology innovation and value creation in financial services comes from the UK than anywhere else in the world. Read more:

Citi names new head of FinTech venture arm

Vanessa Colella takes over from the division's founder and CEO Debby Hopkins, who announced in June her intention to retire at the end of the year. Read more:

HSBC and NAB open API developer portals

HSBC has acted quickly to meet the UK Competition and Markets Authority's decision to require big banks to open up certain data via APIs by the end of the first quarter of 2017. Read more:

FinTech in Nigeria set to grow

Nigeria is set to become Africa’s FinTech hub after experiencing a boost in mobile money operations last year. Read more: