Payments start-ups PayKey and Blue Code win Temenos innovation final

Temenos gains new live site in Palestine

Israeli payments start-up PayKey was voted as Temenos’ Innovation Jam winner by the attendees of the 2017 Temenos Community Forum in Lisbon. Another payments start-up, Austria-based Blue Code, was crowned the winner of the Judges Awards (the judges panel consisted of three Temenos’ senior execs, two representatives from banks and a consultancy). The prize is […]

Fintech funding round-up: 26 April 2017

Funding concept with smartphone

They said it. We read it. We edit. Hot on the heels of Monday’s (24 April) fintech funding round-up, we have more action. Featuring Quovo, Gnosis and Indian Angel Network. New York-based Quovo, a data platform providing insights and connectivity for financial accounts, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. F-Prime Capital and Napier […]

Starling Bank taps Pay by Bank app for mobile boost

starling bank

Teaming is pleasing to Starling Bank as it reveals another partnership with the use of VocaLink’s Pay by Bank mobile payment app for its customers. This development follows quickly on from the challenger bank cosying up with Moneybox to give its customers access to a suite of saving and investing tools. In fact, it was […]

BBVA buys Mexican payments start-up Openpay


BBVA Bancomer, a fully owned subsidiary of BBVA, has acquired Mexico-based payments start-up Openpay to tap into its network of more than 15,000 payment reception points across the country. Openpay offers a platform for physical and electronic payments for businesses via its real-time Paynet network. According to BBVA, the start-up manages more than one million […]

Societe Generale calls for Indian fintech start-ups

Société Générale

Societe Generale is calling for Indian start-ups with the launch of Catalyst 2.0 – its accelerator programme to promote innovation. This is its second edition, and Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC), an innovation hub of the banking group in India, will run Catalyst 2.0 from May to August 2017. During the ten-week programme, […]

Fintech funding round-up: 24 April 2017


The latest fintech funding round-up featuring Token, Ongo, National Bank of Canada (NBC) and a bunch of venture capitalist firms.

Payments start-up Plastc goes bust

Plastc not so fatastic

Plastc, a US fintech start-up that created a card that could digitally hold 20 credit or debit cards, is filing for bankruptcy.

Fintech start-up for SMEs Hufsy teams with SolarisBank for German launch

Berlin: where SME banking innovation happens

Hufsy, a Denmark-based fintech start-up focused on SMEs, is expanding into Germany. Its banking partner in Germany is SolarisBank.

Malaysia’s central bank seeks fintech start-ups

Fintech Hacks - Call for Participation

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the nation’s central bank, is calling out to fintech start-ups for ideas to improve the financial services sector. The bank’s Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG) is now open to concepts through its “Fintech Hacks” initiative which aims to “identify pain points in the delivery and consumption of financial services, and solicit […]

Nomura turns fintech Voyager in India


Asian investment bank Nomura plans to tap into India’s lively fintech scene with the launch of its “Voyager – Nomura Fintech Partnership” – including a new JPY 10 billion ($91.7 million) fund to provide support to start-ups. Nomura is inviting entrepreneurs to participate in the programme to build solutions for capital markets and investment banking […]