05 August 2015

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The Open University has teamed up with UK fintech trade body Innovate Finance to launch the world's first introductory course to financial technology.

DBS Hong Kong kicks off inaugural accelerator programme

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Innovations in Big Data analytics, payments, risk management, security, and P2P lending are to the fore among the ten startups selected to participate in the inaugural DBS Accelerator programme in Hong Kong.

Deutsche Bank backs blockchain potential

31 July 2015  | 0 comments | 35 tweets | 19 linkedin

Deutsche Bank is the latest major financial institution to laud the potential of the blockchain, confirming that it is exploring the use of distributed ledger technology for everything from securities clearing and settlement to anti-money laundering registries.

George Galloway proposes 'MayorsChain' to track city finances

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Radical anti-establishment politician and prospective London mayoral candidate George Galloway is proposing to use the blockchain to track the capital's $17 billion budget in real time.

Commerzbank venture fund invests in iwoca

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 4 linkedin

The venture capital arm of Germany's CommerzBank has joined in a $20m funding round for UK-based SME lending platform iwoca.

David Cameron backs UK fintech manifesto

30 July 2015  | 0 comments | 21 tweets | 19 linkedin

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has lent his support to a fintech manifesto issued by industry think tank Innovate Finance which lays down a bold vision for the country to become a dominant force in financial technology investment and job creation globally.

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