Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Women in FinTech: An interview with Samina Rizwan

Throughout the year we will be profiling women in FinTech. Read more: www.finovate.com

European Commission considers passport for FinTech firms

The European Commission is considering passporting FinTech services. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

London VC Octopus Ventures raises £120m to ride AI successes

London-based VC Octopus Ventures has raised a new £120m tech fund after a year of notable exits from UK AI startups. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Opinion: FinTech will require regulation

A national charter to address responsibility and compliance among fintech innovators may bring much needed oversight. Read more: www.investopedia.com

Why banks should say thanks to FinTech startups

A perfect storm of financial crisis and technological advances paved the way for a flurry of FinTechactivity. Read more: www.cityam.com

Australian delegation visits China pitching FinTech

Austrade, the Australian government trade commission for exporters and information, is in China this week. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

Early stage fund SeedPlus lands $2m from IFC

Singapore-based venture fund SeedPlus has raised $2m to back early-stage businesses around Asia from from World Bank member IFC. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Vietnam establishes FinTech steering committee

The governor of the State Bank of Vietnam has signed on the decision to establish a steering committee on FinTech. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

CreditEase’s FinTech fund unveils three new US investments

The fund counts more than $1bn in total committed capital and aims to back growth-stage companies in China as well as global markets. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Canadian officials: FinTech needed to protect consumers

Canadian officials must be mindful of maintaining FinTech development while protecting customers and banks. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com