TEL AVIV — PayKey, an intriguing Israeli startup that lets banks offer payments on any social media platform — and we mean any — won the demo contest at Bank Innovation Israel 2016 here this week. PayKey beat out 12 other finalists at the DEMOvation Challenge at Bank Innovation Israel,Read More
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Calling all fintech startups — today marks the opening of the application period for the second class of INV Fintech, a global accelerator operated by Bank Innovation and Fiserv. Interested startups can apply here. The application period will close Friday, September 9. INV, which launched in January, is the firstRead More
What’s the future of installment credit globally, and in the U.S. specifically? Alon Feit, the CEO and Co-Founder of Splitit, which provides such POS, retail financing, told Bank Innovation that installment credit is trending higher. There’s much going on in the space — and at Splitit, in particular — andRead More
Bank Innovation and Fiserv today announce the launch of Bank Innovation INV, a revolutionary fintech accelerator that will cultivate financial services startups around the world. INV is now accepting applications for its first accelerator class, which will commence this quarter.
Regulators’ hesitancy about blockchain may be a thing of the past. Scott Ellison, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at PayPal, said at Bank Innovation Israel this week that regulators are increasingly seeing blockchain as adding transparency, not as a means for illicit behavior. The implications are clear: with regulatory blessing, we couldRead More
TEL AVIV — Mariano Belinky is arguably the Most Famous Man in Fintech Today. And not just because of his Spanish accent. No, it’s because Business Insider made a big deal last week about how Belinky has reviewed 820 fintech startup pitches this year for the bank’s $100 million VCRead More
Four leading financial services companies have signed on as sponsors of Bank Innovation Israel. Accenture, Intuit, KPMG and Xignite will all participate in the event as sponsors. The sponsorships are a major vote of confidence for the first-year event, which will take place November 10-11 in Tel Aviv. “We at KPMGRead More
Dorel Blitz of Bank Leumi, one of the largest financial institutions in Israel, highlights the thriving fintech scene in Startup Nation, and why the number of Israeli fintech startups is “growing and growing.”
Bank Innovation today formed a wide-ranging partnership with LeumiTech, the high-tech services unit of Israel-based Bank Leumi, for its upcoming Bank Innovation Israel. Bank Leumi is Israel’s second-largest bank by assets.
When will the first fintech unicorn rear its head in Israel?