Tuesday, December 12, 2017

HSBC joins corporate partnership at MIT

HSBC Bank is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Industrial Liaison Program as part of a broader effort to invest more in technology, data and analytics. Read More: www.americanbanker.com

Dubai and Hong Kong sign agreement to FinTech innovation

Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has signed two new agreements with Hong Kong’s regulators to collaborate on FinTech innovation. Read More: bankinnovation.net

Alior Bank to launch FinTech accelerator

According to Alior Bank, it will select a group of start-ups for the accelerator whose ideas add value to the bank’s services. Read More: www.bankingtech.com

Viola holds $100m first close for maiden FinTech fund

Israel-based investment firm Viola has held the $100m first close for its maiden global FinTech fund. Read more: fintech.global

Multicoin Capital names Vinny Lingham as new general partner

Cryptofund Multicoin Capital has named Vinny Lingham as a general partner, following the recent launch of its vehicle. Read more: fintech.global

UK regulator puts out feelers for fourth wave of FinTech firms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is now accepting applications from FinTech firms to be part of its fourth sandbox phase. Read More: www.bankingtech.com

Global Debt Registry joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance 

Global Debt Registry (GDR) has joined The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). This follows GDRs recent blockchain proof of concept announcement. Read More: www.crowdfundinsider.com

eOriginal appoints Michele Weber as new CMO

Fintech firm eOriginal, Inc., announced on Tuesday it has appointed Michele Weber as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), adding critical expertise to the, Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Three reasons why non-bank competitors should enter China

Sean Harrison looks at the potential for non-bank competitors to gain market share in digitally savvy China. Read more: banknxt.com

The average size of early stage deals in the Netherlands is...

Investment in deals under $50m has already reached record levels despite a fall in deal activity Read more: fintech.global