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Quebec's la Caisse and Desjardins pump $50m into fintech fund
Payments

Quebec's la Caisse and Desjardins pump $50m into fintech fund

11 October 2017  |  5125 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 1 linkedin

Quebec-based credit union association Desjardins Group and local pension fund la Caisse have created a fintech investment fund of up to $75 million.

Aviva succumbs to allure of robo-advice with Wealthify purchase
Start ups

Aviva succumbs to allure of robo-advice with Wealthify purchase

05 October 2017  |  4615 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 9 linkedin

UK insurer Aviva has acquired a majority stake in a startup robo-adviser for an undisclosed sum.

China Construction Bank (Asia) enlists IBM for blockchain-powered bancassurance
Retail banking

China Construction Bank (Asia) enlists IBM for blockchain-powered bancassurance

21 September 2017  |  7651 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 9 linkedin

IBM is working with China Construction Bank (Asia) on a blockchain-powered bancassurance project in Hong Kong.

AXA launches blockchain to cover late flight compensation
Retail banking

AXA launches blockchain to cover late flight compensation

20 September 2017  |  16201 views  |  3 comments | 18 tweets | 30 linkedin

AXA has launched a blockchain-based insurance product that automates the payment of late flight compensation for air passengers.

German fintech factory FinLeap raises EUR39 million
Retail banking

German fintech factory FinLeap raises EUR39 million

17 July 2017  |  17119 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 16 linkedin

FinLeap, the startup platform behind Germany's solarisBank, has secured EUR39 million in equity capital to support its ongoing fintech incubation programme.

AIG and Standard Chartered run multi-national insurance policy via DLT
Retail banking

AIG and Standard Chartered run multi-national insurance policy via DLT

16 June 2017  |  11689 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

American International Group, IBM and Standard Chartered Bank have converted a multinational, controlled master policy written in the UK, and three local policies in the US, Singapore and Kenya, into a 'smart contract' that provides a shared view of policy data and documentation in real-time.

BNP Paribas jumps into virtual reality
Retail banking

BNP Paribas jumps into virtual reality

30 May 2017  |  22507 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 28 linkedin

BNP Paribas is the latest financial services firm to dabble in virtual reality, unveiling a VR-based app for retail banking customers and a 'teleportation' capsule for home buyers.

Law firms cosy up to UK fintech community
Security

Law firms cosy up to UK fintech community

06 March 2017  |  10971 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 8 linkedin

Top law firm Slaughter and May is to give five fintech startups free legal services worth tens of thousands of pounds. Meanwhile, another law firm, Simmons & Simmons, is launching a fintech and regtech student support programme with London's Queen Mary University.

Anthemis secures insurtech investment partnership with Baloise
Retail banking

Anthemis secures insurtech investment partnership with Baloise

28 February 2017  |  4611 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 1 linkedin

Swiss financial services group Baloise has committed CHF50 million with UK venture capital fund Anthemis to help source, execute and manage investments in startups across Europe, the UK and the US.

Global fintech funding plunges in 2016 but expected to regain momentum in 2017
Blockchain

Global fintech funding plunges in 2016 but expected to regain momentum in 2017

21 February 2017  |  10231 views  |  1 comments | 24 tweets | 15 linkedin

Funding for fintech companies around the world plummeted in 2016, with American and European firms experiencing a particularly sharp drop in investment, according to a report from KPMG and PitchBook which nevertheless predicts a bumper 2017.

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