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Acting OCC head Noreika stirs fintech charter debate

Acting OCC head Noreika stirs fintech charter debate

20 July 2017  |  8783 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

The new head of the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has come out fighting in defence of his predecessor's plans to grant special-purpose bank charters to fintech firms, defying pending litigation from state regulators.

Finstar commits $150m to fintech investment

Finstar commits $150m to fintech investment

20 July 2017  |  6459 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 2 linkedin

Private equity outfit Finstar Financial Group is planning to pump $150 million into fintech startups over the next five years.

OCBC Bank's Open Vault paves the way for startup pilots

OCBC Bank's Open Vault paves the way for startup pilots

19 July 2017  |  8387 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 7 linkedin

Singapore's OCBC Bank has partnered with two graduates from its startup accelerator programme to apply artificial intelligence technology to counter money laundering.

Twenty firms to compete for £5 million Open API prize

Twenty firms to compete for £5 million Open API prize

19 July 2017  |  6974 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 12 linkedin

UK innovation agency Nesta has handpicked twenty organisations selected to receive a slice of a £5 million prize fund to inspire the creation of new products and services using Open Banking APIs.

TransferWise CEO Hinrikus steps aside for co-founder Käärmann

TransferWise CEO Hinrikus steps aside for co-founder Käärmann

18 July 2017  |  6423 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus is stepping down, handing over the reins at the fintech unicorn to his co-founder Kristo Käärmann.

Barclays rides payments-as-a-service wave with investment in Form3

Barclays rides payments-as-a-service wave with investment in Form3

18 July 2017  |  15041 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 12 linkedin

Barclays Bank has joined Angel Co-Fund and individual investors in a $5 million funding round for Form3, a provider of an API-based single point of access to the full universe of payment schemes.

Former Credit Suisse board member de Boissard backs credit risk AI startup

Former Credit Suisse board member de Boissard backs credit risk AI startup

17 July 2017  |  8452 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

Former Credit Suisse board member Gaël de Boissard and ex-Deutsche Bank COO Henry Ritchotte have invested in James, a startup using artificial intelligence to tackle credit risk.

German fintech factory FinLeap raises EUR39 million

German fintech factory FinLeap raises EUR39 million

17 July 2017  |  15943 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.

Festy unveils digital currency payments wristband

Festy unveils digital currency payments wristband

14 July 2017  |  10162 views  |  1 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin

Combining two of the most hyped trends in fintech, wearables and cryptocurrencies, Irish startup Festy has unveiled a wristband that lets festival-goers make contactless payments in Dash.

Investing app Stash raises $40m

Investing app Stash raises $40m

13 July 2017  |  5977 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.

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