04 March 2015

Start ups

Orit Nathan MahalalBanc De Binary - Limassol

What Makes Israel A Startup Success

10 February 2015  |  920 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Dynamite comes in small packages! The big technology companies may claim Silicon Valley as their de facto domicilium, but several thousand miles east of California’s tech heartland lies a booming tech enclave of epic proportions. Of course the epic proportions reference is a hyperbole of the highest order, since Israel is about the same size as Ne...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A new way to credit score: Aire

02 February 2015  |  2149 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

When Aneesh Varma, a successful entrepreneur, came to this country from the United States eight years ago he landed on British soil with zero financial credibility. Banks wouldn't give him the time of day so securing a loan or credit card was impossible. Aneesh, who's moved from country to country growing up, knows first-hand the effects of credit ...

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Elizabeth LumleyFinextra - London

Women in FinTech: Clare Flynn Levy, founder and CEO of Essentia Analytics

30 January 2015  |  3140 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

If you go to as many conferences as I do in the financial services and technology space (or FinTech for the hashtag friendly) you are used to bumping into the same people over and over again. You are ...

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George OsborneComply Advantage - London

Will we still have universal banks in the future?

19 January 2015  |  1871 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

'The universal banking model is dead,' Antony Jenkins, Barclays’ chief executive, told the FT in December. 'It is not all about capital. It is also about investment in technology [...] We believe tha...

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Ian MorrisonLiquid Finance - London

Was 2014 a watershed year for alternative funding in the UK?

09 January 2015  |  1336 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The terms ‘challenger bank’ and ‘alternative funding’ were virtually unheard of before 2007. However, in recent years they have started to receive considerable attention, and their importance & in...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A bitcoin startup with enterprise ambitions: Bitnet

07 January 2015  |  4021 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The majority of startups I meet with are run by young, over-enthusiastic twenty-somethings. They pile in their hopes and dreams to become the next Zuckerberg - it could end in a successful exit, but c...

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Brett KingMoven - New York

Why the Facebook of Banking won't own a charter

24 December 2014  |  3054 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

2014 was the biggest year in FinTech by far with billions being invested globally, which is to be expected in a global growth sector. But how much was invested globally in FinTech this year? It depend...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Slush: The Nordic startup madhouse

08 December 2014  |  1515 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you are inclined to believe the closing party of Sibos is a little too heavy, too boozy and a bit silly, I implore you not to attend Slush. You might have a heart attack. Even considering the dru...

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Toby YoungEbury - London

The year of fintech

08 December 2014  |  3793 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The fintech industry is booming. Browse through the business pages in any national daily and you’ll likely hear about a fintech startup challenging convention or setting the pace with funding and inve...

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Chris LeesFixSpec - London

Science Says Paper Beats PDF: Can APIs Beat Them Both?

02 December 2014  |  870 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Remember when your utility bills landed on your doormat instead of in your inbox? Remember when you payed for them with a cheque instead of direct bank transfer? It struck me recently how much paper h...

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