100 levées de fonds réussies sur WE DO GOOD!
Aug06

100 levées de fonds réussies sur WE DO GOOD!

C’est un nouveau cap que nous venons de passer : 100 projets, 100 équipes motivées, 100 levées de fonds qui ont permis de faire naître ou grandir ces projets, mais aussi le nôtre. L’expérience acquise à travers le financement de ces 100 entreprises nous a permis de challenger et de faire évoluer notre modèle au quotidien, dans l’optique de le rendre meilleur. Depuis 2015, nous mettons tout en oeuvre pour rendre la finance plus...

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Fintech company Lifetise launches app to help the UK’s 5 million self-employed find the best financial support available for their circumstances during the Coronavirus Crisis
Apr15

Fintech company Lifetise launches app to help the UK’s 5 million self-employed find the best financial support available for their circumstances during the Coronavirus Crisis

Lifetise, a UK Fintech firm has launched a web app that shows people the best course of action to take based on their individual circumstances if they’re self-employed or freelance, and quickly determine the government support options available to them. The launch of the web app follows Lifetise’s campaign to offer information resources to help the public manage the pandemic induced financial pressures on households. The web app joins...

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Top 5 successful neobanks in Europe
Apr07

Top 5 successful neobanks in Europe

Currently, six out of ten of the most successful online banks come from the EU. Their total customer base exceeded 13 million, and the companies themselves were able to attract more than $2 billion of investments. Most of them simply explain their achievements – avoiding copying the standard banking model and moving financial services to a whole new level. Of course, challenger banks as a business model are not always and not...

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The Number of Fintech Start-ups Nearly Doubled and Hit Over 21,700 Globally
Apr06

The Number of Fintech Start-ups Nearly Doubled and Hit Over 21,700 Globally

Recent years have witnessed a rapid growth of the entire fintech industry, forced by the increasing use of mobile apps for digital payments and the growing interest in financial technology solutions. The strong rising trend of the global fintech market was followed by the surge in the number of Fintech startups all over the world. According to data gathered by Finanso.se, the number of Fintech startups nearly doubled in the last year,...

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Coronavirus lockdown: Massive surge in the use of fintech apps
Mar30

Coronavirus lockdown: Massive surge in the use of fintech apps

Coronavirus-triggered social distancing, isolation and lockdowns have driven-up the use of financial apps in Europe by 72 per cent in a week, reveals deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The sharp increase in the use of financial technology comes as the world readjusts to life fighting against the global health crisis and economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. James Green,...

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Trezeo launches new products to expand its safety net for independent workers
Mar26

Trezeo launches new products to expand its safety net for independent workers

Trezeo today announced a major extension to its existing offering, that enables independent workers to access a wider range of urgently needed product ‘bundles’. Trezeo’s financial security platform for independent workers already includes a business account, income balancing, personal accident insurance and a control centre to understand and manage financial needs. The population of independent workers is growing fast, but it remains...

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Can Europe ever be at the forefront of fintech innovation?
Mar18

Can Europe ever be at the forefront of fintech innovation?

As the competition becomes tender around who will become the fintech leader in the world, the confusion grows around the role of Europe in the industry. While the east, particularly China, and some of the south-east Asian countries are putting their money, energy, and talent into creating unique technologies that would make the financial lives of people easier and make transfers between people more simple and efficient, Africa is...

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Tech Nation Report 2020: UK Fintech investment more than doubled from 2018-2019, with £4bn invested in fintech firms in 2019
Mar17

Tech Nation Report 2020: UK Fintech investment more than doubled from 2018-2019, with £4bn invested in fintech firms in 2019

Tech Nation, the growth platform for tech companies and leaders, has today announced the release of its annual Tech Nation Report.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the UK’s tech ecosystem, exploring the drivers that underpin and power economic growth within the sector.This year, the report explores the current state of the UK tech sector, how high value scaleups and tech unicorns are fuelling...

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Revolut Users Set to Grow by 36% and Hit 16m by 2021, Amids COVID-19
Mar17

Revolut Users Set to Grow by 36% and Hit 16m by 2021, Amids COVID-19

Data compiled by Finbold.com indicates that Fintech startup Revolut’s user base will hit 16 million by 2021. This growth represents an increase of about 36%. Factors fuelling the growth The growth will be fuelled by certain factors like expansion into other countries. Additionally, the Coronavirus crisis might play a significant role in this growth. According to the report: “In a bid to fight the spread of the virus, many countries...

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How do governments usually regulate fintech?
Mar16

How do governments usually regulate fintech?

Financial technology also simplified to fintech, is the development and innovation targeted at interacting with conventional finance approaches of financial services distribution. It’s an evolving sector that allows the use of technologies to boost finance practices. Recently, even Facebook opened a new financial technology company in Switzerland. As of today, fintech businesses dominate all fields of financial services, from...

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11:FS continues expansion hiring Jo Wright as CFO
Mar12

11:FS continues expansion hiring Jo Wright as CFO

UK. 11:FS, the challenger firm defining and building truly digital financial services, today announced that it is continuing to strengthen its senior executive team, appointing Jo Wright as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As the company continues its rapid expansion, adding new client projects across the globe and scaling its US operations, Jo will play a critical role in the firm’s international expansion. Jo is a Chartered...

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BMLL wins “Best Data Visualization Service” award at the 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards
Mar11

BMLL wins “Best Data Visualization Service” award at the 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards

BMLL Technologies has won the “Best Data Visualization Service” award at the 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Awards. The mission of the FinTech Breakthrough Awards is to honour excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and success of FinTech companies, technologies, and products around the world. BMLL Technologies won “Best Data Visualization Service” for Platometrics, a new market quality metrics tool launched in...

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Taking the pulse of India’s Fintech market at Finnoviti & Technoviti 2020
Mar11

Taking the pulse of India’s Fintech market at Finnoviti & Technoviti 2020

Last month, FIME attended Banking Frontiers’ Finnoviti & Technoviti 2020 in India. This year’s theme ‘Experience Everywhere’ reflected the growing emphasis put on the user-experience in today’s evolving payments ecosystem. Bringing together key stakeholders from across banking, fintech, payments and adjacent ecosystems, delegates discussed the modern challenges and trends of the Indian market. As well as providing a great...

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What does good fintech innovation look like?
Mar11

What does good fintech innovation look like?

The words “Fintech innovation” have been tossed around all over the world lately, with very little understanding as to what they mean, what they accomplish and who is truly integrating them in their local economy. Recently, these two words have been hijacked by the blockchain technology. Almost everything regarding fintech is now somehow involved with cryptocurrencies as they are labeled as the biggest innovation this sector has ever...

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Demand for IT professionals in Fintech rises 5.9% year on year
Mar11

Demand for IT professionals in Fintech rises 5.9% year on year

Despite a year of political turbulence, 2019 saw a continued growth in demand for IT professionals in the Fintech sector – with a 5.9% yearly rise in vacancies. That’s according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the trade association for the recruitment sector. The data, provided by business intelligence specialist Vacancysoft, shows that the Fintech sector continues to grow within the UK, with the volume...

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Exclusive: ‘Codes of Conduct’ – Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial in “The Fintech Magazine”
Mar10

Exclusive: ‘Codes of Conduct’ – Mark Bradbury, Apply Financial in “The Fintech Magazine”

We’re all familiar with IBAN and BIC numbers, but would you know what a payments purpose code is – or who uses it? Payments validation software company Apply Financial has made it its business to find out, so clients don’t have to, using RESTful APIs to detect what’s needed to ensure straight-through, crossborder processing using its Validate tool. As bank-to-bank payments look set to emerge as the go-to transaction method, MD Mark...

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Volante Technologies named a Leader in the IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Integrated Payment Platforms 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment
Mar10

Volante Technologies named a Leader in the IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Integrated Payment Platforms 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment

Volante Technologies, a global provider of payments and financial messaging solutions to accelerate digital transformation, today announced it has been named a Leader in the IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Integrated Payment Platforms 2019-2010 Vendor Assessment (Feb 2020). The study assesses worldwide vendors providing integrated payment processing technology to the financial services market. IDC’s definition of an integrated payments...

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Lloyds Banking Group collaborates with Google Cloud
Mar10

Lloyds Banking Group collaborates with Google Cloud

Google Cloud today announced that Lloyds Banking Group, the UK-based financial institution that serves 26 million customers, will collaborate with Google Cloud to help drive its digital evolution and overall cloud transformation program. As part of Lloyds’ commitment to invest £3 billion to transform itself for success in a digital world, this five-year strategic collaboration will see Lloyds deploy a number of Google Cloud services...

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7 Things that Healthcare Industry Can Learn from Financial Services
Mar10

7 Things that Healthcare Industry Can Learn from Financial Services

In the world of business, you either join the game or you’re left behind. This world is constantly evolving at light speed and unless you’re open to changes and adopt new practices, then your business won’t be able to stay afloat. In this sense, it’s quite peculiar how the health industry has survived for too long without getting on board with today’s trends. Perhaps it’s because the customers don’t really have any other options....

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UK firm wins place on top bank’s Brussels fintech accelerator
Mar09

UK firm wins place on top bank’s Brussels fintech accelerator

Neotas – a leading provider of online due diligence for banks and financial services firms – has been selected by global bank ING to join its fintech accelerator in Brussels. The London-based company has been chosen from 350 worldwide to join ING Labs Brussels, which aims to fast track new fintech solutions for the bank and its customers. The accelerator, formerly known as FinTech Village, has a strong reputation within the fintech...

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Ready for transformation: Consumers are more connected than ever
Mar09

Ready for transformation: Consumers are more connected than ever

Bank branches need to be in a continuous state of transformation The value of transformational change is undeniable, especially for bankers, many of the elements involved in this process are often overlooked or misunderstood. In this episode, Kevin Blair, CEO of NewGround highlights the need for transformational change in the FI industry. He also addresses how to attract the right talent, the possibility of digital banks opening...

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Mapletree Investments secures EUR 200 million sustainability-linked loan from OCBC Bank
Mar09

Mapletree Investments secures EUR 200 million sustainability-linked loan from OCBC Bank

Mapletree Treasury Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree”), has secured its inaugural sustainability-linked loan of EUR 200 million (about SGD 310 million) from OCBC Bank, which also ranks as one of the largest sustainability-linked loan for a Singapore real estate developer. The sustainability-linked loan, which will be used for general working capital and corporate...

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The Evolving Relationship of Finance and Technology
Mar09

The Evolving Relationship of Finance and Technology

The 2010s have been a decade of significant change, driven by technological advances which are showing little sign of slowing. Alongside this, market growth across multiple industries is being increasingly challenged by consumer behaviour. New challenges are being laid down and to remain relevant, UK businesses are facing tough decisions on how to best align to the current economic climate. With significant change comes great...

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Metro Bank and ezbob partner to deliver next-generation small business loans platform
Mar09

Metro Bank and ezbob partner to deliver next-generation small business loans platform

Metro Bank has today announced a new partnership with award-winning Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) provider ezbob to offer Metro Bank’s business customers fast, secure and competitive access to finance. The new service will help Metro Bank in delivering a seamless, end-to-end small business lending process enabling SMEs to apply for business finance online.  Customers will be taken from application through ID&V, documentation, offer...

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Oil price war and coronavirus: global recession is almost inevitable
Mar09

Oil price war and coronavirus: global recession is almost inevitable

A global recession is now almost inevitable this year, warns the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and services organisations. The warning from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes as global stocks and government bond yields fell after oil prices plummeted by almost 30 per cent on Monday. He notes: “Oil’s sharpest one-day drop since the 1991 Gulf war has further fuelled the...

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