24 October 2014

Start ups

Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A novel way of splitting the bill: going Dutch

20 October 2014  |  2436 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

"It's a seamless way to split the bill - as opposed to antiquated ways like sending money, or IOUs" Startups around the world are jumping at an opportunity to simplify the bill-splitting process. While the method of how we pay has improved vastly over the years - the way in which we split the bill is as much of a cultural problem as it i...

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Bill GourlayIdea Group - London

Innovation is ...

13 October 2014  |  1226 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Over recent weeks I seem to have spent a lot of time in the innovation space, with plenty of talk about being innovative, creative and forward thinking. However, given the very different angles that each of the individuals I was speaking to were coming at it from, the question came to mind around what exactly do we mean by innovation. Odd as it ...

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Manuj MukherjeeINFOSYS LTD - Bangalore


10 October 2014  |  1063 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The credit risk associated over a loan lifecycle can be best arrested at the time of originating the loan itself. So, Invariably there is a need to have a more robust process and an intelligent syste...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

A superhero among lending villains: Creditable

08 October 2014  |  1245 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“I don’t like hearing about people going to a payday lender for a loan. If they do, I’ve failed as a banker” says Sechaba Ngwenya, CEO of Creditable. His startup sits in a place where banks don’t wan...

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Roman ItskovichEbury - London

Vince Cable: Smoke and Mirrors or the key to SME lending?

06 October 2014  |  2446 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The latest initiative in Cable’s crusade for UK SME lending looks to take the risk away from the high street banks and place it on the Government. This will be achieved by guaranteeing challenger bank...

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Paramdeep SinghHCL Tech - Chennai

Forget the 'Forgot Password?'

26 September 2014  |  1358 views  |  4  |  Recommends 0

When was the last time you clicked “Forgot Password” to recover the password for a dormant account on some mail server, blog, social networking site etc.? I think the days are not far when you won’t e...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

17 September 2014  |  1098 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Y Combinator puts out an RFS (request for startups) Y Combinator, the big fish in the accelerator pond, has put out a request in the form of a blog post. They want to ignite the spark in entrepreneur...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Crowdfunding to the moon: InvestUP

16 September 2014  |  2195 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

“Back in the 1960s when they were landing on the moon, everyone came together, it wasn’t the U.S. landing on the moon, it was mankind” says James Tuckett, founder and MD of investUP (or just UP), the...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Opening up the world of invoicing: InvoiceSharing

08 September 2014  |  4366 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"We have a global ambition...we're here to get something done and change the world" Very few would argue that electronic invoicing is the sexiest thing in fintech. It can't match the retail...

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Asif FaruqueFinextra - London

Fintech startups: A week in review

08 September 2014  |  1447 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The world’s startup hotspots An infographic produced by The Currency Cloud visualises the most popular startup markets around the world. 1st place goes to Silicon Valley, no surprise. 2nd place Tel A...

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