Post Tagged with: "London"

FemTechLeaders on Brexit: Can London Retain Its Fintech Crown?

FemTechLeaders on Brexit: Can London Retain Its Fintech Crown?

by July 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm 1 comment

FemTechLeaders reached out to its UK members for their reaction to the Brexit vote, and their take on how it would impact the financial services and technology industries in the short and long term. Here are some of the observations, predictions, and opinions they shared. One interesting thing to note isRead More

Brexit  Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

Brexit Jolts Fintech, Launches Era of Banking Uncertainty

by June 24, 2016 at 10:45 am 2 comments

In a stunning vote, British citizens decided to leave the European Union, and the so-called Brexit has not just profound implications for fintech, but creates massive uncertainty for global financial services. “How can we be so stupid?” tweeted Eileen Burbidge, a partner at Passion Capital and FinTech Envoy of HMRead More

Hot Hashtag: Is #Brexit Bad for Fintech?

Hot Hashtag: Is #Brexit Bad for Fintech?

by April 19, 2016 at 11:31 am 0 comments

In the past months, the fintech sector has taken notice of England’s upcoming June 23 referendum to determine the fate of the island’s membership in the European Union. #Brexit, the handle acting as hub around the question of Britain’s potential “exit,” has had a reach of over 6.8 million Twitter users inRead More

Breaking Banks: Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016 [AUDIO]

Breaking Banks: Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016 [AUDIO]

by April 15, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Today Breaking Banks hails the world from the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London, where Liz Lumley hosts. FinTech is changing the nature of finance and money. Thus it’s no surprise that Innovate Finance, a phenomenon at the very heart of the UK fintech scene, gathered the most exquisite luminaries fromRead More

3 Startups to Watch: Mt. Merchant, Blockchain Angels, ILI

3 Startups to Watch: Mt. Merchant, Blockchain Angels, ILI

by April 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Last week, we took a cursory survey of startups working to fill the under-leveraged niches of the fintech world. Today’s roster ranges from an artificial intelligence data analytics service for brick-and-mortar stores to expand into e-commerce, to providing the crash course most of us unfortunately still need to understand what the heckRead More

Top 5 Fintech Fundings: Credit Scoring in China and AI for the Stock Market

Top 5 Fintech Fundings: Credit Scoring in China and AI for the Stock Market

by April 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm 1 comment

Last week this space saw much of the largest fintech funding rounds taking place outside the U.S. That trend continues this week, with some San Francisco-grown AI thrown into the mix. This week we witnessed a major push forward in the process of collaboration between financial institutions (FIs) and startups. ThisRead More

3 Startups to Watch: Leveraging Market Niches for Next Gen Investment

3 Startups to Watch: Leveraging Market Niches for Next Gen Investment

by April 6, 2016 at 10:58 am 2 comments

A few weeks ago we focused on invest tech, and brought up three startups working to help the market-savvy turn a small advantage into a major lead over other investors. This week’s startups to watch are investing in under-leveraged niches of the fintech world, from P2P networks to lower insurance premiums,Read More

Coolest Brands 2016: Level39Pinpoint FinTech

Coolest Brands 2016: Level39

Pinpoint FinTech

by February 16, 2016 at 8:48 am 3 comments

If you had to put a pin on the map for a center of fintech innovation, London would certainly deserve one, and you’d do just as well to place it on One Canada Place in London’s Canary Wharf — specifically, on the 39th floor, the home base of Level 39.Read More

Why London is the capital of InsurTech

Why London is the capital of InsurTech

by December 10, 2015 at 1:08 am 0 comments

Over a four-day period last week, 25 InsurTech startups made their pitches at two separate events in London’s insurance heartland. From new distribution models to engage with customers and smarter ways to underwrite risk. This week I summarize the ingenuity, creativity and innovation that is fuelling London as the globalRead More

London closes the funding loop by having a big Fintech IPO with Worldpay

by October 19, 2015 at 11:45 pm 3 comments

Worldpay had a successful IPO last week on the London Stock Exchange, valuing the business around $7 billion. This places Worldpay about #8 in the Daily Fintech Index (ahead of Lending Club). A few months ago we wrote that London needs a big IPO success to earn the right toRead More