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Current and Empower join crowded money management app field

Current and Empower join crowded money management app field

09 May 2017  |  4778 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 2 linkedin

The fast-growing personal finance app sector welcomes two new players today - Current, an allowance management service for parents and their kids, and millennial-targeting Empower.

Australian budget promises a raft of reforms to boost fintech

Australian budget promises a raft of reforms to boost fintech

09 May 2017  |  4764 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 9 linkedin

Open financial data reforms, a loosening of capital restrictions and barriers for banking licences, an expanded regulatory sandbox and digital currency tax cuts are among the major initiatives in the 2017-18 Australian budget welcomed by Australia’s fintech community.

Fintech coalition formed to fight EBA plans to outlaw screen scraping

Fintech coalition formed to fight EBA plans to outlaw screen scraping

05 May 2017  |  8988 views  |  5 comments | 30 tweets | 23 linkedin

Sixty organisations representing a broad cross-section of fintech businesses across Europe have joined forces to protest against new rules by the European Banking Authority that would ban screen scraping of customer data from online banking interfaces under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

Nordea ships staff to Stockholm Fintech Hub

Nordea ships staff to Stockholm Fintech Hub

05 May 2017  |  5682 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Nordea is to relocate a number of staff into Stockholm Fintech Hub to collaborate on-site with startups from across Sweden.

China's Ping An preps $1bn overseas fintech and healthcare fund

China's Ping An preps $1bn overseas fintech and healthcare fund

04 May 2017  |  6795 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 14 linkedin

China's Ping An Insurance Group has hired Citi veteran Jonathan Larsen to lead a new $1 billion overseas fund than will focus on investing in financial and healthcare technology.

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

OCC fintech charter plans in jeopardy as Curry departs

04 May 2017  |  5116 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 5 linkedin

Proposals by the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue special purpose banking charters to fintech firms are up in the air following the departure of leading advocate Thomas Curry and his replacement as acting head of the Federal agency by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner Keith Noreika

Eight startups Rise up with Barclays

Eight startups Rise up with Barclays

03 May 2017  |  6312 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 8 linkedin

Barclays Bank is entering formal engagements with eight of the 11 startups to pass through its latest fifteen-week accelerator programme and spinning out an internal team as a separate company.

Barclays opens Europe's largest fintech site

Barclays opens Europe's largest fintech site

02 May 2017  |  15278 views  |  0 comments | 37 tweets | 34 linkedin

Barclays has opened an innovation centre in London's hipster capital Shoreditch housing internal banking and technology teams alongside more than 40 fintech startups.

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

Québec watchdog opens fintech lab and joins R3

02 May 2017  |  10396 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), Québec's financial services regulator, has joined the R3 consortium and set up a fintech lab to help it study new technologies, such as blockchain.

Triodos takes ethical approach to challenge UK banks

Triodos takes ethical approach to challenge UK banks

02 May 2017  |  4619 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 9 linkedin

Ethical bank Triodos is to join the growing list of UK challenger banks, launching an online and mobile-only current account.

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