Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!
Financial services and fintech firms in the US come together to form a new industry group – Consumer Financial Data Rights (CFDR) – “to defend consumers’ access to their data and fuel innovation in fintech”.
Hong Kong-based tech accelerator Blueprint is calling out to the region and the world for start-up applicants.
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.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra), a non-governmental organisation that regulates member brokerage firms and exchange markets in the US, has published an extensive report, evaluating the implications of blockchain for the securities industry.
Accenture and operations benchmarking consultancy firm McLagan evaluate the applications of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in investment banking operations in the “Banking on Blockchain” report.
Rabobank is implementing ACI Worldwide’s UP Immediate Payments solution to support SEPA instant payments.
Financial innovation is unlocking additional funding for small businesses that have been declined by their bank. Katrin Herrling, co-founder and CEO of Funding Xchange, explores.
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.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has accepted undertakings from the Bacs payment scheme that commit it to delivering the improvements required by the CMA retail banking market investigation within a year.