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Top fintech stories this week – 13 October 2017

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

Lemonade platform now “open to the world” with API

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“We’re opening up the Lemonade platform to the world!” says Shai Wininger, co-founder of Lemonade, a US-based insurtech firm.

Snapsheet and KeyBank form virtual duet for insurance claims

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Snapsheet, a virtual claims insurtech provider, is partnering with KeyBank for the launch of Snapsheet Transactions, a payment solution for insurance claims. Instead of insurance carriers sending claimants a cheque in the mail once a claim is settled, Snapsheet Transactions provides carriers a hub for issuing claims and expense payments. CJ Przybyl, president of Snapsheet, […]

UK insurtech start-up Nimbla seeks SME market shake-up

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Nimbla, a London-based insurtech start-up, has launched a platform offering UK SMEs credit control and single invoice insurance using cloud accounting, as well as underwriting rules agreed upon by Munich Re’s new business unit Digital Partners. The firm says it is looking to tap into the UK’s SME market that has a reported £5.8 billion […]

Europe’s top venture capital investors by country – CB Insights

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CB Insights has mapped the top venture capital (VC) investors in Europe by country, based on number of portfolio companies the investor had backed. The research company analysed the most active investors in the last five years (2012-2017), including VCs, corporate VCs, growth equity firms and super angels.

Banking tech vendor Ohpen acquires FYNN Advice for implementation capabilities boost

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Core banking tech vendor Ohpen has acquired a fellow Dutch fintech firm, FYNN Advice, which specialises in core banking software implementations.

Startupbootcamp InsurTech seeks storming start-ups

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London-based accelerator Startupbootcamp InsurTech is on the search for the next wave of insurance-inspired start-ups to “take the industry by storm”. Startupbootcamp InsurTech says the process of searching for and purchasing something on Amazon or booking peer-reviewed accommodations in a different country at the touch of a finger, condition people to “expect this fluidity and […]

Fintech accelerator round-up: 13 September 2017

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Around the world, the calls for start-ups ring loud and clear. Our fintech accelerator round-up features F10, Commerce.Innovated and Huge Thing. F10, a Swiss incubator and accelerator, is calling for applications from start-ups in fintech, regtech, and insurtech for its P2 programme. Applications close on 15 December. The P2 programme will start on 5 March […]

Fintech funding round-up: 6 September 2017

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Wake me up when September sends a fintech funding round-up. Features Deutsche Börse, RegTek.Solutions, Finaeo and Now Money. Deutsche Börse and Illuminate Financial Management have co-led in a $5 million Series A funding round in RegTek.Solutions, a regulatory reporting solutions provider. As reported last month, the Regulatory Reporting Hub of Deutsche Börse launched a partnership […]

Five solutions for the challenges women face in tech today

Sarah Greasley, CTO, Direct Line Group

In the most recent InsurTech Bytes podcast, Sarah Greasley, CTO, Direct Line Group, opened up about her experience as a woman in fintech, the challenges and the solutions. FinTech Futures (Banking Technology’s sister company) uncovered the solutions for five of the key hurdles in her career. 1: Entrepreneurship and empowering risk taking Challenge: From a […]

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