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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.

Top fintech stories this week – 20 January 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

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

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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

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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.

Fintech funding round-up: 17 January 2017

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They said it. We read it. We edited. A round-up of the latest funding efforts in the fintech and payments space. Featuring Kasisto, BillGO, Gumption Labs and Fraugster.

The Monday mindset: 16 January 2017

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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 […]

BNP Paribas Wealth Management goes for digital client experience and “pizza” teams

The Big Factory – where ideas are incubated

BNP Paribas Wealth Management has unveiled its new Client Experience venture co-created with customers and fintech firms. The initiative focuses on digital solutions as the bank is keen to “create a new wealth management experience”.

Yes Bank opens fintech accelerator programme for start-ups

SBI to launch digital-only bank in India

India’s Yes Bank is inviting fintech start-ups to take part in its Yes Fintech Accelerator Programme. The application process is open until 2nd February 2017.

Fintechs making strides in PSD2

Fintechs making strides

In November last year, German fintech firm figo completed a financing round that totalled €6.8 million. Figo has developed a banking application programming interface (API) and various products and services related to the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2). It is just one of the many fintech firms that are poised to grab the considerable opportunities that PSD2 opens.

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