Female FinTech Founders’ Funding Behind Male Counterparts

Female Fintech

Female FinTech entrepreneurs are getting left out of funding even as record venture capital money is being pumped into startups. Just 3.8 percent of FinTech startups with female founders received funding January through October, according to Crunchbase, per a Bloomberg report on Wednesday (Nov. 25). Companies that did get funding received only 0.9 percent of total monies […]

Lessons From The Fintech Revolutions Of The Past And Winning Post-Covid

Why now is the time for financial services companies to spur innovation and the adoption to new technologies. Michael Tae and Matt Harris look back on two recent crises for lessons on how disruption can lead to rapid change, opportunity and a new status quo, with an eye towards what might be post-Covid. The suggestion […]

Nets and Worldline take stakes in bank-backed rival to Visa and Mastercard


Worldline and Nets have become shareholders in the European Payments Initiative, a bank-backed joint venture that aims to build a rival to Mastercard and Visa. Backed by 16 major Eurozone banks, the European Payments Initiative (EPI) is striving to create a unified pan-European payment system, offering a card for consumers and merchants across Europe, a […]

China fintech giants scramble to rethink IPOs, raise capital

China Beijing

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – Jack Ma’s vision of the future of finance in China is being upended by regulators, along with the ambitions of conglomerates that followed his lead. Mr Ma’s Ant Group is in talks with regulators about injecting capital into its micro-lending units just weeks after its US$35 billion (S$46.9 billion) initial public offering […]

Nordigen launches first-ever free open banking platform to challenge Tink and Plaid

Latvian fintech Nordigen today launches the first-ever free open banking API platform. This will enable developers in companies of all sizes to access PSD2 open banking data from major banks from across Europe via a single API. Nordigen’s new freemium model truly democratises financial data by completely removing financial barriers to access. In addition to […]

UBS introduces credit card made from corn

Swiss bank UBS has replaced plastic with corn for a new environmentally-friendly credit card and also introduced a purely virtual card. From early next year, clients will be able to register a digital version of their credit card with UBS Twint, Mobile Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay and begin using it immediately. […]

Fintech startup Stripe in talks for new funding at much higher valuation

The company could have a valuation of more than $70 billion or significantly higher, at as much as $100 billion, after the funding, the report said US fintech startup Stripe Inc is in talks for a new funding round at a much higher valuation, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. […]

Top 4 exciting Malaysian FinTechs transforming financial services

Financial technology (FinTech) is rapidly becoming a central part of the financial sector of Malaysia. With an increasing middle class, high mobile phone penetration rates, and government support for the digital economy, Malaysia is well situated to take advantage of FinTech innovation. Mobile wallets, digital payments, lending, remittances, blockchain, electronic KYC processes, and crowdfunding, among […]

Answered: 5 questions about forging a career in fintech


Learn how to kick-start your career in fintech and what you can expect of different roles in this field. Wondering what it takes to carve out a career in fintech? It’s an industry going from strength to strength with plenty of different opportunities. You can opt to work for a specialised firm, such as Revolut […]

Cryptocurrency industry a pioneer of transaction security in the Polish market. Bitcan announces the results of its cooperation with Nethone

Bitcan.pl, a Polish crypto exchange owned by Litpay group, has started a cooperation with Nethone, an expert in the online payments protection and account takeover prevention for online customers. Now they announce the results of the cooperation. The leader of pay-by-link transactions among crypto exchanges focuses on security Bitcan.pl allows for instant Bitcoin purchase and […]