Wales and Northern Ireland are getting their own financial technology envoys as part of a government effort to ensure that the UK maintains its position, post-Brexit, as Europe's top fintech dog.
PayPal is extending its Singapore fintech incubator programme to other parts of Southeast Asia after getting financial backing from Indonesian VC firm Alpha JWC Ventures.
Josh Reich, the man who kicked off the 'neo-bank' craze nearly a decade ago, is finally leaving Simple for the simple life on a farm in Oregon.
Deutsche Bank has acquired Mumbai-based startup Quantiguous Solutions to help build an Open Banking platform connecting corporate clients to third party partners and its global transaction banking franchise.
Former JPMorgan blockchain leads Amber Baldet and Patrick Nielsen have launched a new blockchain company, Clovyr, with the aim of creating a hybrid environment for sharing and playing around with enterprise-grade application development tools and datasets
Ripple is looking to build up an ecosystem around its native digital asset through the launch an initiative called Xpring, which will invest in, incubate, acquire and provide grants to startups using XRP and the XRP Ledger.
Fee-free stock trading app Robinhood has seen its value soar to $5.6 billion after closing a $363 million Series D funding round led by DST Global.
Athena, an Australian home loans startup led by former NAB bankers that is bidding to take on the nation's biggest lenders, has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Macquarie Bank and Square peg Capital.
The Australian Government has pushed back against attempts by the country's top banks to stall the introduction of Open Banking reforms, setting a one-year timetable for the move to data sharing with third party providers.
Australia is about to get a digital-only bank, after authorities granted a new type of licence to volt, a startup co-founded by former NAB and Barclays exec Steve Weston.
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