Hong Kong's DBS Accelerator, run by DBS Bank and early-stage VC Nest, is switching the format of the programme to a rolling intake that will see it host new startups throughout the year.
Visa has announced that its Everywhere Initiative, an innovation program designed to encourage the development of the “next big thing” in payments, will expand into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
UK startup TrueLayer, a fintech developer platform that provides access to bank APIs, has secured $3 million in series A funding to pursue opportunities created by PSD2.
Swift has launched an Industry Challenge to find two winning fintechs who will be granted €100,000 to further develop new overlay services that leverage its Swift global payments innovation (gpi) platform.
Payments professionals from across Europe are gathering in Dublin this week for EBAday 2017, hosted by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra. We're liveblogging events here.
The Victoria state government is seeking applications for “experienced innovation hub operators” to establish a fintech hub in Melbourne.
BBVA and the startup Das-Nano have formed Veridas, a new biometrics technology company that will develop client identification and authentication systems.
AimBrain, a London-based startup using machine learning to help financial services firms tap into biometric authentication, has raised £4 million in a Series A funding round led by BGF Ventures.
UBS is promising funding of up to $200,000 to run proof-of-concept or pilot trials for outstanding startups emerging from its second global Future of Finance competition.
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