FinTech Investments in the Nordics hit a five quarter high in...

Nordic FinTech companies raised $122m in the first quarter of the year, more than 6-times the total funding in Q1 2016 Read more: fintech.global

The impact of FinTech on cross-border payments

In a new staff discussion note, the IMF examines the FinTech revolution, with a focus on the use of DLT in cross-border payments. Read more: www.finextra.com

AirAsia’s FinTech platform will be ready in three months

AirAsia Group Bhd is waiting for approval from Bank Negara Malaysia for its new FinTech programme, which is expected to be launched in three months. Read more: www.thestar.com.my

Africa and Abu Dhabi sign FinTech start-up support agreement

TechPreneur Africa has signed a memorandum of agreement with Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to support mutual fintech cooperation and growth. Read more: www.cnbc.com

BBVA taps into biometrics with new firm Veridas

BBVA and start-up Das-Nano have formed Veridas, a new firm specialising in biometrics for client identification and authentication systems. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

Royalty Exchange raises $6.4m to help expand product offering

Online music royalty marketplace Royalty Exchange has raised $6.4m to help expand its staff and technology. Read more: fintech.global

White Fox Ventures opens FinTech research laboratory

White Fox Ventures Inc. seeks to study FinTech, opens research institute. Read more: www.ethnews.com

Interested in FinTech? Understand the terms

With the financial services industry worth $4.7 trillion, investors need to be well informed to come out on top. Read more: www.khaleejtimes.com

Big banks and FinTech firms urged to work together

Big banks and FinTech startups can be far more successful at improving financial services and customer experience by working together, instead of competing. Read more: www.thestar.com.my

StockViews lands funding for its second investment round

StockViews has picked up funding for its second investment round, from firm’s including GWC. Read more: fintech.global