Female FinTech Founders’ Funding Behind Male Counterparts

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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 […]

Answered: 5 questions about forging a career in fintech

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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 […]

Lanistar’s New Card Supports Personalized Security, A First In Fintech

Bottom Line: Lanistar’s new payment card provides an innovative solution to the paradox holding FinTech back from growing faster, which are the conflicting needs of providing tighter transaction security while giving customers more freedom to customize services. Fintech startups bring much-needed innovation to the Financial Services industry by concentrating on the two main problems holding back […]

British AI fintech startup ilumoni raises €380K to make it easy for people to borrow well

ilumoni, the British fintech startup helping people to borrow better, save on unnecessary interest and time in paying off debts has raised more than €380K pre-seed investment backed by Move Ventures (formed by the founders of Market Gravity, acquired by Deloitte in 2017), and angel investors including Simon Moran, former CMO and now Non-Executive Director, Premium […]

Sandboxes help fintech startups raise money

Entering regulatory sandboxes helps fintech startups raise capital, boosting financial innovation, suggests a BIS working paper.In 2015, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority created a sandbox to give startups in the fast-growing fintech sector the chance to try out their products in a controlled testing environment. Five years on, around 50 countries have followed the UK’s […]

Strive launches world’s first banking offering especially designed for families

Today, a new UK based fintech for parents and kids called Strive launched with the announcement of the acquisition of a popular digital piggy bank company GoSave in an all stock deal. With 50% of the UK population considered financially vulnerable (FCA.org.uk) the need for easy solutions to teach kids about money and engage their parents in […]

Despite the pandemic global fintech financing runs high

FT Partners latest number-crunching shows COVID-19 hasn’t derailed venture capital’s interest in the fintech industry. Total global fintech financing hit $12bn of capital raised in the third quarter of 2020, according to research by FT Partners.  While many predicted the COVID-19 pandemic would hit the fintech industry hard, the three months from 1 July to […]

8 Berlin Fintechs to look out for in 2021

Berlin’s young, enthusiastic and creative energy and business mindset is nearly unmatched in mainland Europe. Comparisons to the US’ Silicon Valley are becoming increasingly justified: In fact, with more than 2.500 active startups, Berlin is attracting more young minds than any other city in the EU. Berlin’s distinct lack of major banking presences like in […]

Visa’s deal to buy fintech startup Plaid faces antitrust scrutiny

Payment processor Visa Inc’s $5.3 billion deal to buy fintech startup Plaid Inc is facing antitrust scrutiny at the U.S. Justice Department, which filed a petition with a court on Tuesday demanding more information about the business. The Justice Department is reviewing the proposed transaction to determine if it is in violation of antitrust law. […]