Faure to fintech – what music can teach us about communicating the benefits of tech

Caroline Page, Chilli Communications

On the surface Handel or Shostakovich seem a world away from the world of finance. Yet, strange as it may seem, the similarities are there. This is because both the mechanics behind music and the technology underpinning the digital transformation are – unless you’ve had first-hand experience of either – pretty abstract concepts to understand.

Nubank reaches out to Brazil’s underbanked with digital banking accounts

Brazil: rising opportunity

Brazilian fintech Nubank will soon be offering digital banking accounts in addition to its credit card business. The move will provide access to billpay, account-to-account transfers, and the ability to earn more in interest than is available with a regular savings account.

Fintech funding round-up: 27 October 2017

Crowdfunding or idea for money vector concept in flat style

Just when you thought there couldn’t be more; the latest stories from the fintech funding world returns for another round. Features Constellation, Credit Sesame and Jirnexu.

JP Morgan Chase launches mobile app Finn for millennials


JP Morgan Chase has launched its new mobile banking app, Finn. Designed for millennials, Finn will allow customers to open a bank account, make deposits, track spending and set up a saving plan.

Compass Plus builds new mobile banking app for Lipetskcombank

New digital tech project for Compass Plus in Russia

Lipetskcombank (LKB), one of Russia’s largest regional banks, has launched its new LKB Online mobile app, underpinned by the Tranzware Mobile Banking system from paytech specialist Compass Plus.

Tink secures investment and bank partners as it plans European expansion

Swedish fintech company Tink has signed with Nordic banks Nordea, Klarna and Nordnet. Integrating in 2018, the banks will use Tink’s payment technology and personal finance management (PFM) platform within their existing customer channels.

Stash reveals plans to launch mobile-first banking service

Stash logo

Mobile-first investment platform Stash is about to go mobile-first in the field of online banking. The New York-based start-up plans to offer a variety of banking services for mobile-centric customers.

Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

As the financial services industry and fintechs work ever closer, where does that leave bigtech?

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch underbanked service with Dwolla, Ripple and others


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched a new service created with in partnership with Dwolla, along with collaboration with Ripple, Crosslake Technologies, ModusBox, and Software Group.

Ovamba and Microsoft team for first African language driven chatbot


Fintech firm Ovamba says it is working with Microsoft to create “the first African language driven chatbot designed to serve the millions of African SMEs who face exclusion from financial services due to the challenges of functional and business literacy”.