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Octopus Investments Joins the Fintech Race
The 'booster unit' will ensure office space and provide admittance to Octopus distribution channels, writes FinBuzz. Octopus Group has created a service to assist fintech with start-ups. The businesses Octopus supports are completely free from any fees; the company is also not interested in taking any up-front equity. However, Octopus announced that at the end of the 12-week programme they
UK Embraces Asian Fintech
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Xiao Zhang of Hengbao Justin Ling of EquitySim Asian fintech is booming, and the U.K. doesn't want to miss out. For its second year, the U.K. Department for International Trade hosted the U.K. Fintech Awards to honor top regional fintech companies with a five day trip to the U.K., training and networking, and tickets to Fintech Connect Live in London. This
Video: Martin Freeman And Adam Brody Enter The Dark World of Cryptocurrency In "StartUp"
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An exclusive first look at StartUp, which follows an FBI agent tracking a digital currency company. This video was originally published by Fast Company.  Photo: Dennis Skley
27 Fintech Unicorns, And Where They Were Born [INFOGRAPHIC]
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27 Fintech Unicorns, And Where They Were Born by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist Everyone wants faster, cheaper, and more customized financial services – and since technology now makes this possible, the world is embracing the fintech revolution. In 2015, investments in fintech nearly doubled to $22.3 billion. And although there were 1,108 deals made, there are only 27 companies that
Hong Kong Grasps for Fintech Title
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Hong Kong wants the fintech crown. In an attempt to usurp Singapore and mainland China in the competition for reigning fintech hub of Asia, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced that it will be launching a "sandbox" for fintech startups, Reuters reports. The banking regulator hopes the effort, which could give special, limited regulatory waivers to fintech companies, will help
What Will It Take For Apple Pay To Take Off In The U.S.?
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The iPhone/Apple Watch payment system is already easy to use. But it won't become a daily habit until it's available everywhere. Apple Pay is nearing its second birthday, and mobile payments are far from ubiquitous. The credit-card replacement, which lets you use an iPhone or Apple Watch to pay at retail stores, only touts a user base numbering in the
Orchard Platform's Week In Review: Picking Up On Mixed Trends In The Lending Space
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Orchard Platform, a technology and data provider for the online lending space, introduced last Friday its "Weekly Online Lending Snapchat," which provides a look into the online lending space. The new snapchat will be provided on a weekly basis with the intention of tracking online lending data and the major players in the space. The information will include both quantitative
Mobile Payment Startup Boku Announces New Funding Round
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Boku, a San Francisco-based startup that allows users to pay for things using their phone bill, announced a new funding round of $13.75 million. In total the company has raised $91 million since its launch in 2009. Read more at Benzinga. Photo: Tech in Asia
Fantasy Football Meets the Stock Market
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Stockpools announced this week the creation of its latest contest: The Future of Power & The Lithium-Ion Battery Revolution Picking Challenge. The contest starts September 5th and runs through December 2nd. Players interested can join the contest for free and compete directly against other people for $5,000 in prizes. What is Stockpools? There are many companies that claim to mimic
4 Flashy Forms of Financing
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In today’s business landscape, digital is a key driver. Big data equals big power. Together, data and the digital landscape can streamline a corporation’s financial processes. Here are four easily accessible online financial tools. Square Capital Square Inc SQ 1.23% introduced a payment solution that allows credit and debit card transactions to occur via smartphone or tablet. The Square device