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October, 2015

  • 7 October

    You thought fintech in london was hot? Try Looking East.

    When looking East, Asian fintech developments may not seem very noticeable if you look at typically reported investment figures. Accenture estimates that only US$ 700m of a total of $12bn in new investment in fintech went to the APAC region. Rather, the characteristics of the stakeholders and environment in Asia …

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  • 7 October

    FintecHK And Internet Finance.

    Hong Kong as the financial centre of Asia

    Fintech is in the blood of Hong Kong people! Not only did people grow up knowing Hong Kong as the financial centre of Asia but they also use daily the most widely used contactless payment system in the world: The Octopus card. Yet even with these prerequisites Hong Kong needs …

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  • 7 October

    Fintech Is Not Boring.

    Fintech Is Not Boring

    Finance. Technology. The inevitable mating of the two, the offspring consequence being FinTech. So what is it, and where does it end? Fintech sectors include Crowdfunding, Peer2Peer lending, Bitcoin, Crypto currencies, and everything that more traditional banks and financial services companies do. Insurance. Bonds. Loans. Money transfers. And within these …

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  • 7 October

    What’s next after FinTech?

    Every day we read about tech disrupting industries. The UK’s poster boy right now is FinTech, and it’s making a lot of noise because the startups are so close to home. They’re in the office next you, not five thousand miles away. London had the combination of highly skilled financial …

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  • 7 October

    Banks; Excited or Terrified About Fintech Innovations?

    Should the major banks be excited or terrified about Fintech innovations? Luis Carranza, the founder of FinTechWeek.com, answers: Both. There are parts of banking that are outdated and need to change. There hasn’t been much of a need to change until recently. There’s a lot more competition, but also more …

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  • 7 October

    We Want Bankers To Have Better Dreams!

    The financial services industry needs to re-invent itself. Established banks are not only based on 20th century technology; they are also based on 20th century thinking… The financial services industry needs to re-invent itself. Established banks are not only based on 20th century technology; they are also based on 20th …

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  • 6 October

    The Future of FINTECH Belongs to All of Us

    Fintech Circle Logo

    During the London Tech Week in 2014 I attended fintech events for the first time. I remember the great atmosphere and entrepreneurial passion in the room combined with the excitement for an unknown but very promising future. There was something special. The future of FINTECH  belongs to all of us …

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  • 6 October

    The Finance Kitchen

    Finance Kitchen is London’s fusion of financial expertise and a love of food. We spoke to founder Ian Woodley who gave us a walk-through his Kitchen. What exactly is Finance Kitchen? FK is specialist finance broker to restaurants and other food orientated businesses. We do everything from crowdsourcing, to debt …

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  • 4 October

    Bitcoin Technology Translates To Regulation In Real Time

    Were the US Securities and Exchange Commission to oversee every transaction in real-time, it would need to monitor a massive 20 terabytes of data per second, every second. The technologies, such as Bitcoin technology which underpins crypto-currencies, could hold the key to revolutionising the ways in which we transact. Were …

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  • 2 October

    The Transformation Of The Banking Industry

    A few weeks ago, the Swiss bank UBS launched a Fintech competition “The future of Finance Challenge” in search of innovative ideas and solutions that will support the transformation of the banking industry. A few weeks ago, the Swiss bank UBS launched a fintech competition “The future of Finance Challenge” …

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  • 2 October

    The Internet of Money

    There’s been a lot of hype about IOT (Internet of Things) but the real action is happening somewhere else. IOM. The Internet of MONEY. I’m talking with Gary Turner, the driver behind Xero’s UK growth since 2009, and it’s insightful. It takes a particular mindset to target the small business …

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  • 2 October

    Duedil, Why They Are Here, Not There

    DueDil

    Damian Kimmelman and Justin Fitzpatrick, the co-founders of DueDil, are from the US. So why are they here, not there? The UK is unquestionably a global leader in data provision. It has shown this in the way it has opened up data sources, especially by mandating the release of machine-readable …

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September, 2015

  • 10 September

    Fintech 2016 SEIS fund announced

    Fintech 2016 SEIS Fund – the first SEIS fund purely dedicated to British “startups” in the financial technology sector. A new SEIS fund is emerging as a collaboration between organisations with unrivalled expertise in startup investing in the UK: Startup Funding Club, Fintech Circle and Innvotec. This is an opportunity …

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  • 10 September

    VC View from Northzone

    I joined Northzone in 2013 to establish the London division and since then we’ve made over 40 investments. Our strategy focuses on sectors and themes where we see disruptive growth potential and we then find the leading start-ups within those areas. My most recent London-based investment is in MarketInvoice, a …

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