Sunday, February 26, 2017

Starling Bank integrates API into Google Home

Mobile-first Starling Bank released a video today showing off an integration of its API with a Google Home device. Read more: bankinnovation.net

Monzo is closing in on new funding led by Thrive Capital

Monzo, one of a number of new digital-only banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, is closing in on new Series C funding. Read more: techcrunch.com

RBS to become FinTech fund for challenger banks

The UK Government is proposing a package of measures worth £750m which would transform state-owned RBS into a gateway for challenger banks. Read more: www.finextra.com

Neosurance raises €230,000 in total pre-seed funding

Neosurance, a Milan, Italy-based InsurTech startup, raised €230,000 in total pre-seed funding. Backers included the founder of the Connected Insurance Observatory. Read more: www.finsmes.com

Robo-advisor ‘Chloe’ launches in Japan

Hong Kong-based social trading startup 8 Securities has launched a mobile-only robo-advisory service targeting the millennial generation. Read more: www.finextra.com

9 consumer-friendly auto insurance innovations

Technology is allowing traditional insurers and tech startup companies the ability to create smarter and more consumer-friendly tools. Read more: www.propertycasualty360.com

Betting against Lemonade

Lemonade’s backers are in it to get rich—or richer—and not to make insurance “delightful,” as the company’s slogan goes, and they may well succeed. Read more: insurancethoughtleadership.com

Banks buy in to benefits of boosting financial well-being

FinTech startups are setting new standards for customer control and experience, forcing high street banks to up their game. Read more: www.finextra.com

InsurTech In My Bag launches with Hambro Perks funding

Mobile professional insurance specialist In My Bag has formally launched with funding from Hambro Perks and the underwriting support of ECIC. Read more: www.postonline.co.uk

Convercent swipes $10m for corporate compliance software

Denver-based regtech startup Convercent has raised a fresh $10m in funding. The new round attracted Sapphire Ventures and Tola Capital Fund. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com