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Video: Regulators to take a closer look at fintech business models in 2016
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Regulators will be taking a deeper dive into fintech companies to understand how their business models do and don't work with current regulations, says Lee Schneider, counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton. At a recent LaunchTalks event, Schneider said regulators are particularly focused on issues around money laundering and cybersecurity.
Presidential election won’t mean large regulation changes for finance world
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The outcome of the U.S. presidential election is unlikely to affect regulations for financial services, says Lee Schneider, counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton. At a recent LaunchTalks event, Schneider explains one reason for that surprising comment: Many regulations today, such as Basel III, come from international bodies, crossing boarders regardless of who is in office.
Cybersecurity a big concern in 2016 but navigating regulation may be the bigger challenge
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Cybersecurity is top of mind for most fintech companies, but that's something these MIT grads and Fulbright scholars can handle, says Joanna Fields, founder of Aplomb Strategies, at a recent LaunchTalk event. The knottier problem for these brainiacs: regulations. It's just not part of the curriculum.
Video: China visit to London a ‘landmark’ for startup community
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Gavin Poole, CEO of real estate firm Here East, tells NexChange the visit by China President Xi Jinping to U.K. is already reaping new programs between the two countries.
Video: Seed funding, crowdfunding on the rise in London startup scene
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  Seed funding is on the rise and crowdfunding is likely to be next, says Gavin Poole, CEO, of real estate company Here East. Poole also discusses with NexChange the impact of the 500 million pound sterling venture capital fund created by China's Cocoon Networks to invest in U.K. and European startups.
Video: 2016 likely to see more growth in fintech investment and more B2B startups
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  The coming year is likely to see continued expansion in fintech investments, says Gordon Innes, CEO, London & Partners. That would come on top of the $600 million invested in London fintech companies. In an interview with NexChange, Innes says B2B startups are beginning to crop up.
Video: Chinese investors coming to London, the second largest hub for offshore renminbi trading
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  Chinese investors are taking a closer look at London -- now the second largest offshore trading center for renminbi, says Gordon Innes, CEO, London & Partners. In an interview with NexChange, Gordon discusses what makes London such a magnet for fintech entrepreneurs and investors.
Video: Former CFTC official says US ahead on regulatory reform vs overseas peers
Former CFTC Commission Bart Chilton tells NexChange that the Dodd-Frank reform is about 70% complete -- putting it ahead of European and Asian regulators implementing new rules to make the financial community safer. Chilton shared his insights during a recent LaunchTalks panel on regulation and fintechs. Disclosure: Bart Chilton is a senior advisor to NexChange.
PayPal wins the battle of the fintech Super Bowl ads
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New fintech player SoFi spent $5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl spot, and it fell flat. The ad for the San Francisco-based lending startup cost 20% of its annual budget. But after watching the ad, the only thing we knew was that despite our moms thinking we're "great," we may not be. The ad ends with a quick "great loans
Video: Why Bill Gates is investing in mobile banking
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Mobile banking may have its fair share of skeptics, but Bill Gates is definitely not one of them. Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker recently spoke with the Microsoft multi-billionaire and traveled to Bangladesh to see how one of Gates’ investments – bKash – has been changing the game of Bangladeshi finance. Check it out. Photo: Mohammad Jangda