Asian Banks Outline Blockchain Use Cases

Financial institutions are eager to identify the commercial opportunity that blockchain technology can offer their business and ways it can help reduce costs, improve reporting, reduce fraud and enhance security and visibility. The Blockchain for Finance Conference, Asia-Pacific (June 20-21, Singapore) will evaluate the latest use cases and POCs to...

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How to Fund Your Small Business

Starting a new business can be exciting. You’ve finally taken the leap to make your dreams a reality. While there is a lot to consider when you’re first getting started, one of the most important factors is funding your small business. The world of business financing can be complicated, so...

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How Do We Build Our New FinTech Industry? In Its Own Unique Way!

Industry veteran Mehul Desai joins LTP as Managing Partner of MEDICI Advisory practice. This is generally how new industries have been created over the years: first some visionaries would pontificate ➤ the academics would theorize ➤ the inventors would tinker with prototypes ➤ the deep-pocketed entities would start paying attention ➤ consultants...

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Week in Review: Waiting for FinTech (or Not?)

The FinTech revolution (evolution?) is taking a little longer than many had hoped. In the US or Western Europe, anyone using legacy cores, clunk mobile apps, or getting strange offers from their bank will certainly be asking, “Is this what we’ve been waiting for?” Well, these things take time. Meanwhile,...

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Increasing Household Debt in America Opens Opportunities for FinTech Startups in the Lending Business

Opportunities in various FinTech segments are known to differ. The lending business, however, appears to be among the most promising, especially in the United States, where the aggregate household debt balances increased in Q1 2017 for the 11th consecutive quarter, finally surpassing the Q3 2008 peak of $12.68 trillion. According...

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MEDICI now! The Kuvera Story

MEDICI now! Startup Stories highlights the companies that are shaping the new financial technology industry. Keep an eye out each week for new stories! If you or someone you know should be highlighted, send us a note. Without further ado… Company Name: Kuvera Name/Title: Gaurav Rastogi, CEO Industry Segment: Wealth...

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WANTED: Unified Contactless Kernel at POS

Contactless/proximity payments are promising technology, bringing speed and convenience to the checkout counter. They are supported by pretty much all payment schemes – Mastercard has PayPass, Visa has payWave, American Express has ExpressPay, Discover has ZIP, JCB has JSpeedy, Interac has Flash, etc. This also includes support for NFC-based mobile...

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Former BlackRock Executive Mark Brady to Join Hong Kong FinTech Startup FinFabrik

31/5/2016 – FinFabrik, a provider of specialized software-as-a-service for financial institutions, announced today that Mark Brady joined the company as its Chief Investment Officer to support the strong growth trajectory across the region, particularly with the asset management client segment. Mr. Brady was previously Chief Operating Officer for iShares Japan,...

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