63 Companies Shaping Africa’s FinTech Ecosystem

(by Elena Mesropyan, LTP) Africa is the largest unserved market that has dropped out of sight of the global financial system. Some estimates suggest that there are ~330 million adult Africans, who lack access to...

Top 10 Fintech Companies in Mexico

(by Angela Scott-Briggs, www.techbullion.com) Fintech is thriving in Mexico. With over 158 fintech start-ups, Mexico is the largest fintech market in Latin America, surpassing other big markets such as Brazil (130 start-ups) or Colombia (77...

Rethinking Customer Engagement For The Digital Era

Banks have long played an important role in every business and consumer’s financial universe. But as banking goes digital, the way banks build and maintain relationships with their customers is changing fast. Face time...

IBM Research: Cognitive Credit Risk

Overview We are at the beginning of a revolution in financial services fueled by new technologies in blockchain, cognitive computing, mobile and cloud—collectively referred to simply as FinTech. In this domain, IBM Research – China...

Facebook-Pay is coming to Europe

(by techcrunch.com) Paving the way for friend-to-friend payments to come to Facebook Messenger in Europe (and after the functionality debuted in the U.S all the way back in March last year), Facebook has quietly secured...

BIZUM fintech: la nueva forma de pago Made in Spain

BIZUM es una plataforma de pagos inmediatos que comenzó a operar en España el 2 de octubre. La fintech nació con el apoyo del Banco de España y ha sido lanzado con el apoyo...

Social Startups – Concurso Chivas “The Venture”. ¡Anímate a presentar tu solicitud!

En 2014, Chivas Regal lanzó The Venture, un fondo anual de 1 millón de dólares y una búsqueda global para recompensar a aquellos que están usando los negocios para crear un cambio positivo. Durante...

Forbes: How Fintech Companies Can Capture The Millennial Market

Every few decades, one generation comes along and disrupts an economy with new innovations, proving that things that were once deemed necessary are now outdated or inefficient. Today, as the largest and most technologically adept...

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and central banks: Opportunity or threat?

(bu World Economic Forum, in collaboration with VoxEU) While excitement about Bitcoin appears to have subsided, the blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is attracting growing interest (e.g. Oliver Wyman 2016). Central banks have...

Spanish automated fund manager Indexa Capital raises €1 million

Indexa Capital, a Spanish - Madrid-based - investment fund manager, has raised €1 million from Pedro Luis Uriarte, Cabiedes & Partners, Viriditas Ventures, Fides Capital and Luis M. Viceira. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGs9Z4Z5UQ The company already raised €1 million...