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Fintech tour Hong Kong: Blueprint for start-up success

Blueprint accelerator, Hong Kong

Hong Kong-based tech accelerator Blueprint is calling out to the region and the world for start-up applicants.

Fintech tour Hong Kong: Ayannah triumphs in start-up final

Next Money Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

Philippines-based Ayannah, a provider of financial services to migrants and the unbanked, was the overall start-up winner in the Next Money Fintech Finals 2017 in Hong Kong.

Fintech tour Hong Kong: Park and ride

Hong Kong

Park and ride? A visit to the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and an opportunity for fintechs to ride the start-up wave.

Fintech tour Hong Kong: Spirit levels and start-ups

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is telling its citizens and the world that fintech start-ups are welcome to do business and capitalise on the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit.

The Monday mindset: 16 January 2017

Banking Tech 2

Fintech zeitgeist! Welcome to the first in a new series of brief reports. Every Monday, we might look back at last week; look ahead to this week; share a few thoughts (our own or others); or discuss anything that catches our eye. Anything goes, so here goes. Rome versus Carthage. Britain versus France. History shows […]

UK BPO and fintech provider Target Group buys Commercial First

Target Group

Target Group, a UK-based business process outsourcing (BPO) and software vendor, has purchased the operating business of Commercial First, a provider of commercial and residential mortgage servicing, due diligence and property valuations. Commercial First, also based in the UK, provides clients with services in the real estate lending market ranging from loan administration through to […]

Transatlantic trio gets tough on financial crime

US Europe

A three-way alliance of legal firms is helping Europeans call out financial wrongdoing and benefit from US whistleblower laws. New York-based Meissner & Associates is collaborating with Stuttgart/Berlin-based Naegele and London-based Brahams Dutt Badrick French (BDBF) to create the new transatlantic initiative, the “first of its kind”. The plan is to help employees, suppliers and […]

Blockchain incubator Adel unveils P2P retail banking network


Blockchain incubator Adel has unveiled its project framework for people to create a peer-to-peer (P2P) network in retail banking. The firm says it will work in the “same way as Airbnb and Uber revolutionised the hospitality and taxi industries”. “Anyone with a car can be a taxi. Anyone with accommodations can be a hotel. Anyone […]

Airtel Payments Bank launches in India


Airtel Payments Bank, India’s “first” payments bank, has started national operations with services now live across the country. As Banking Technology reported in July 2016, telecoms giant Airtel was planning its own bank. It says it is a “fully digital and paperless” bank, and from today (12 January), over 250,000 neighbourhood Airtel retail stores across […]

CSI Kick Start incubator calls for start-up applications

CSI Kick Start

CSI Kick Start, a start-up incubator founded by Florida-based payments firm CSI GlobalVCard, has opened up its second annual application process for funding. The incubator is offering portfolio companies investments starting at $500,000, mentorship from an advisory board of industry experts, cross-selling opportunities and additional resources. It says its key areas of interest in B2B […]