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Partnerships And Acquisitions - How Fintech Relationships Will Change

Banks’ indifference to fintech startups is well and truly over. Most are now busy partnering with, investing in and buying these would-be disruptors. It's a shift in attitude that's a long time coming. As for startups many are now taking a more mature...

Read More20 Apr 16
5 Fintech Acquisitions Illustrate Where The Sector Is Heading

An online business bank, a robo-advisor and a bitcoin exchange were just a few of the most important fintech acquisitions so far this year. Each was revealing in itself with one showing how bitcoin is yet to solve its biggest problem while another...

Read More15 Apr 16
Borrowed Money - 5 Most-Interesting Recent Lending Deals

It was a mixed start to the year from fintech. For fintech firms in China it’s a strong start to the year, with several picking up huge USD1bn+ rounds, while other fintech-focused regions saw falls in funding levels. Lending firms continue to pick up...

Read More12 Apr 16
Like It Or Not, Banks Will Help Fintech Startups Grow

People working at fintech startups often take great pains to talk up how different they are from the rest of finance. It’s a way of distinguishing themselves from the still unpopular banks. When Christian Faes of LendInvest describes banking as “a...

Read More18 Mar 16
INTERVIEW: “Challenges are not nearly as great as the opportunities” – Atom Bank CIO

While many fintech startups focus on streamlining a specific function in finance Atom Bank is attempting to build a fully mobile bank. Having received USD128m in funding from Spanish banking giant BBVA last year the Durham-based company recently made its...

Read More17 Mar 16
Saving For The Future - 3 Ways Banks Can Reach Millennials

Many high-street banks are failing to adapt to the changing nature to the consumer. While most now offer an app they rarely allow users to do more than check their savings account and make transfers. However, with consumers, especially younger, so-called...

Read More14 Mar 16
BBVA Acquires Finland’s Holvi

Spanish banking group BBVA has acquired Helsinki-based online business banking service Holvi. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. With the deal, BBVA intends to expand its portfolio of digital businesses to complement the group’s overall...

Read More08 Mar 16
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