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Will IBM Watson Endanger RegTech Startups in 2017?

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

IBM Watson is probably one of the wonders of modern technological advancements and a crown jewel of the IBM Corp. The company made its bet on advancing Watson to swoop into a range of industries and in the nearest future, IBM could become the primary player across verticals that startups should worry about. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, RegTech

December 22, 2016

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The 7 Hottest Fintech Startups and Solutions in Vietnam

By

Vietnam is a very Internet-connected country, and with the increasing penetration of smartphones there is a wealth of opportunity for online businesses, digital agencies and application developers. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Cryptocurrencies, eWallets, Marketing Report, Mobile payments/banking, Mobile-first banks, PFM/PFP services, Remittances, Vietnam

December 22, 2016

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Lloyds partners startups peddling bill payments tech and AI virtual assistants

By Finextra

Lloyds Banking Group is to test-drive technology presented by two of the ten companies participating in this year’s Startupbootcamp demo day in London. (more…)

Accelerators/Incubators/Labs, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Deals, PFM/PFP services, SME

December 20, 2016

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6 fintech startups from Asia that excited us in 2016

By  for TechInAsia

Fintech is going strong in Asia as the year draws to a close. According to the Pulse of Fintech Q3 2016 report by global audit and advisory firm KPMG, venture capital funding in Asian financial technology companies increased, reaching US$1.2 billion – outpacing even the US, where VC investment totaled US$0.9 billion. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, China, eWallets, Fintech news, India, Japan, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Philippines, POS/mPOS and online acquiring, Remittances, Singapore

December 17, 2016

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Starbucks: The Unlikely Winner in Mobile Payments

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

Payments companies have traditionally been among the most financially attractive out of the whole FinTech array in addition to being the most represented globally. However, a conventional type of a payments service provider (PSP) is not all there is to payments. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Pre-order services

December 15, 2016

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10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017

By Henri Arslanian for LTP

In 2016, FinTech went mainstream. So what can we expect for 2017?

Here are some predictions for FinTech in Asia for 2017: (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Bots, China, Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, India, InspirAsia, RegTech

December 13, 2016

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He’s building robo investors to fill a trillion-dollar hole in Japanese society

By  for TechInAsia

“Individual investors in Japan, especially those above 60 years of age, prefer to keep their savings in the bank,” exclaims Kazuhisa Shibayama, founder of WealthNavi. “There’s over 17 trillion dollars of personal wealth lying idle, sleeping.” (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Deals, Fintech news, Japan, PFM/PFP services

December 9, 2016

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Ring out the old, ring in the new

By Finextra

Sophie Guibaud, VP of European expansion at Fidor Bank looks back at the key banking tech trends of 2016 and what we can expect to rise to the top in the year ahead. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Fintech news, Security, SME

December 9, 2016

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Alternative Data in Financial Services is a Double-Edged Sword

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

Traditional methods of creditworthiness assessment can’t do much for the groups of the population that don’t fit the scheme. As a result, inclusive initiatives by financial institutions will always hit a wall of unstretchable rules and criteria. Meanwhile, a fairly large part of the global community struggles to access financial services – there are ~2 billionfinancially excluded people and ~1.5 billion of those who cannot prove their identity. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Analytics, Banks, p2p/online lending, Security

December 7, 2016

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Mastercard’s AI learns to avoid false security flags on the fly

By John Adams for Payments Source

Inaccurate rejections of legitimate transactions aren’t a new problem, and companies can’t always use past transaction data to spot future risk on a large scale. Artificial intelligence can change the game, but only if it is smart enough to adapt its expectations based on the conditions of each transaction, according to Ajay Bhalla, president of enterprise risk and security for Mastercard. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Analytics, Fintech news, Global trends, Security

December 6, 2016

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AXA partners with Silicon Valley startup Trov to launch insurance ‘as simple as Tinder’ for British millennials

By  for Business Insider

California-based Trov lets people buy flexible insurance for single items through their smartphones. If, for example, you have got an expensive camera sitting in your cupboard that you only occasionally use, you can use Trov to get temporary insurance for the times when you do actually take it out and use it.

(more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Fintech news, Insurance

November 24, 2016

AI Driven Investment Bank Euklid Closes Seed Funding at €10M Valuation

By FinSMEs

AI driven investment bank Euklid has completed its first seed funding.

Two unnamed financial industry vetarans made the approx. €375/400k investment in exchange of a 3/4% stake in the company. Following the closing of this seed, which valued the company at €10M, Euklid is to move its Headquarters to London* in order to implement their international strategies. The funds will allow the company to establish a NewCo in the UK and a RAIF fund in Luxembourg. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Cryptocurrencies, Deals, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news

November 22, 2016

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Next-gen biometrics: using the force of habit

By Penny Crosman for PaymentsSource

National Westminster Bank in London is tracking every movement customers make on its website or mobile app, looking for behavior that doesn’t match past actions or clues that users are not who they purport to be.

(more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Fintech news, Security

November 22, 2016

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What We Learned About Robo-Advisors in the Last 19 Months

By Amit for LTP

Hundreds of startups are trying to shake up the investment world with the so-called robo-advisor offering, and that is nothing new. The incumbents have not only taken notice but also embraced and latched on to the opportunity. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Analytics, Bots, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services

November 21, 2016

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Wells Fargo partners SigFig on rob-advisor service

By Finextra

Wells Fargo is working with San Francisco-based wealth management technology startup SigFig on a digital advisory service that the bank will begin piloting next year. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Financial Markets / Trading, Fintech news, PFM/PFP services

November 16, 2016

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Singapore startup raises US$3M to let bank clients talk to an AI assistant

By Yon Heong Tung for e27

Singapore-based fintech startup Active.ai has raised US$3 million from IDG Ventures India and Kalaari Capital.

It aims to use the newly-raised capital to accelerate the development of more advanced AI features for its platform. (more…)

AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, Banks, Bots, Fintech news

November 14, 2016