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Standard Chartered’s VC arm creates Fintech Bridge

Startups
March 19, 2019

SC Ventures announced their opening of SC Ventures Fintech Bridge to facilitate connectivity between startups and the business acumen stored in Standard Chartered's investors and internal departments. According...

Featurespace talks Tech, Fraud, and protecting Danske Bank

Startups
November 6, 2018

The recent money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggest lender, shocked the financial world. As it attempts to rebuild its reputation, the bank has engaged the services of Featurespace, the world’s l...

Will Nubank become the top challenger in Latin America?

Startups
October 10, 2018

Nubank suddenly seems poised to become SA's most popular challenger. The Brazilian start-up Nubank specialized in financial services completed a fund raising with Chinese giant Tencent which closed at $180 million. To ca...

Rubrik on the importance of data management

Startups
October 6, 2018

Secondary storage may not have the same appealing ring as AI or blockchain, but the sector constitutes the much-required backbone for enterprises, is valued at $60 billion USD and – according to fintech firm Rubrik – was...

Ripple: the power behind Japanese banking

Startups
October 4, 2018

Ripple The power behind Japanese banks This month, not one but three Japanese banks will launch a domestic payments system based on blockchain technology thanks to RippleNet. SBI Net Sumishin Bank, Suruga Bank, and Reso...

Revolut showcases fivefold revenue increase despite 2017 loss

Startups
October 2, 2018

Revolut: Fivefold revenue increase despite hefty £14.8 million loss in 2017. Revolut, one of Britain's fastest growing financial technology companies, announced this week a fivefold increase in revenue, from £2.4 millio...

BitPesa creates ripples in the finance market

Startups
September 28, 2018

Digital foreign exchange and payment platform Bitpesa leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to and from frontier markets. Wendy Atkins talks on behalf of Disruption...

Glint instigates gold revival

Startups
September 28, 2018

Innovative startup Glint aims to create a modernday gold rush by making it easier for to acquire the precious metal and turn it into a payment method. Ploughing funds into a plethora of cryptocurrencies may be all the ra...

Paysend superpowers payments

Startups
September 28, 2018

According to the World Bank’s latest Remittance Report, $5.1 trillion dollars are transferred daily across the globe. The market today is shared among the old financial institutions and more than 350 paytech startups. Pa...

CoinGate discusses the dream of crypto payments

Startups
July 2, 2018

As the adoption of cryptocurrencies gathers pace, the means by which businesses and their customers can buy and exchange Bitcoin and altcoins, and use them to make payments, is becoming increasingly important. Among the...

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