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Square applies for bank status
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Square applies for bank status

07 September 2017  |  20248 views  |  4 comments | 40 tweets | 32 linkedin

Square, the fintech startup headed by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, has made an official application in the US for a banking license, ending months of speculation about its plans but also reigniting the argument about the use of industrial loans charters (ILCs).

New EC rules could enable banks to increase their software spending
Start ups

New EC rules could enable banks to increase their software spending

06 September 2017  |  12345 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 21 linkedin

European banks under siege from digital challengers and sophisticated cyber attackers could face some relief from a possible change in accounting rules that will enable them to spend more on new software.

China's fintechs look at overseas IPOs to raise funds
Start ups

China's fintechs look at overseas IPOs to raise funds

06 September 2017  |  4955 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 4 linkedin

The tightened regulatory environment in China is leading number of its largest fintech startups to consider launching initial public offerings (IPOs) overseas in order to raise funds.

Cryptocurrency transactions to exceed $1trn by year-end: report
Payments

Cryptocurrency transactions to exceed $1trn by year-end: report

05 September 2017  |  21031 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 21 linkedin

A new report has forecast that the value of cryptocurrency transactions will surpass the $1 trillion milestone before the end of 2017.

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost
Brexit

France and Sweden's fintech ambitions get Brexit boost

30 August 2017  |  16842 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 10 linkedin

The UK's divorce from the EU has led to France and Sweden gaining a larger share of the number of fintech deals done within the Union, according to the research firm CBInsights.

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance
Transaction banking

Hong Kong and Dubai pledge fintech allegiance

29 August 2017  |  13071 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

The respective regulators of the Hong Kong and Dubai financial markets have signed an agreement designed to further their mutual cooperation on all things fintech.

UK challenger bank launches as proptech market hots up
Transaction banking

UK challenger bank launches as proptech market hots up

29 August 2017  |  10307 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 10 linkedin

Redwood Bank, a new challenger bank providing mortgages to small businesses and professional landlords, has opened its doors four months after it was granted a banking license.

Andy Murray joins Revolut crowdfunding round
Mobile & online

Andy Murray joins Revolut crowdfunding round

31 July 2017  |  11836 views  |  1 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

Tennis champ Andy Murray is one of tens of thousands of investors to have pledged to join a multi-million pound crowdfunding round for digital banking outfit Revolut.

Investing app Stash raises $40m
Start ups

Investing app Stash raises $40m

13 July 2017  |  6399 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Stash, a New York startup bidding to bring app-based investing to the masses, has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round led by Coatue Management.

Swift Business Forum, New York - live blog
Artificial Intelligence

Swift Business Forum, New York - live blog

14 June 2017  |  9901 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in New York. This event will focus on the key issues affecting the financial industry, including banking, payments, and securities. Cyber security will also be a hot topic, in light of the announcement of Swift's Customer Security Programme.

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