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Plastc goes into meltdown

Plastc goes into meltdown

21 April 2017  |  9221 views  |  2 comments | 12 tweets | 7 linkedin

Plastc, an all-in-one card and mobile app that promised to put an end to bulging wallets and revolutionise the way we pay, has filed for bankruptcy three years after launch without shipping a single product.

Barclays Bank goes in search of the next Paypal at African accelerator

Barclays Bank goes in search of the next Paypal at African accelerator

21 April 2017  |  5755 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Barclays Bank says it wants to find the next Paypal after selecting the second cohort of 10 companies to participate in its African accelerator programme.

Orange Bank preps July launch

Orange Bank preps July launch

20 April 2017  |  9352 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 14 linkedin

French telco Orange is to open its new mobile-only bank in July, following a soft-launch with employees this month.

Revolut founder hits back at Brexit scaremongers

Revolut founder hits back at Brexit scaremongers

20 April 2017  |  7521 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 6 linkedin

As a new round of reports suggest a rebound in fintech spending by VCs in London, the founder and CEO of Revolut has hit out at the doom-mongering about Britain's post-Brexit future by his peers at Transferwise and Azimo.

Nomura sets up Indian fintech programme; creates $92 million startup investment fund

Nomura sets up Indian fintech programme; creates $92 million startup investment fund

20 April 2017  |  5591 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Japanese investment bank Nomura has set up a fintech programme in India, inviting entrepreneurs to join it at a Mumbai base to build new tools for capital markets.

Robo-advisor Wealthfront moves into lending

Robo-advisor Wealthfront moves into lending

19 April 2017  |  8768 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 7 linkedin

Robo-advisor Wealthfront is moving into lending, enabling customers to borrow against their investment accounts.

Nasdaq formalises fintech venture programme

Nasdaq formalises fintech venture programme

19 April 2017  |  8038 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 13 linkedin

Nasdaq has launched a dedicated venture investment unit to identify and collaborate on new technologies with fintech companies worldwide.

Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

Bank of England accelerator to tackle Big Data and privacy in distributed ledgers

19 April 2017  |  10421 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 14 linkedin

The Bank of England is inviting applications for its latest accelerator project with an emphasis on conducting proofs of concept around machine learning and privacy in distributed ledgers.

Simple bungles customer account transition to BBVA

Simple bungles customer account transition to BBVA

18 April 2017  |  5407 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 9 linkedin

US digital bank Simple has written to a number of customers advising them that they may have to open new accounts due to logistical problems in transferring their banking details to new owner BBVA Compass.

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

Apac banks suspicious about fintech consortiums

13 April 2017  |  16407 views  |  4 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

A research paper has revealed a level of scepticism among Asia Pacific banks when it comes to joining forces with fintechs.

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