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May 27, 2016

The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

The First Globally Crowdsourced Book on FinTech is out now.

The FINTECH Book is a single, consolidated and authoritative resource on financial technology and is the first globally crowdsourced treatment of the topic, containing contributions from 85 expert authors from across 20 countries around the globe.

Initiated by fintech thought leaders and entrepreneurs, Susanne Chishti and Janos Barberis. With their passion for fintech, they believed that no one author, organisation or region in the world was able to exhaustively cover all the facets and nuances of FinTech. True to the [...]

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May 25, 2016

Fintech Week

The world’s largest fintech-focused festival is back for a 3rd year in July 2016.

What is Fintech week? Fintech Week is the world’s largest Fintech-focused festival. It comprises a series of conferences, workshops, hackathons, meetups and drinks receptions. Each day we focus on a different topic and each evening we celebrate.

What’s the big picture? London has a thriving Fintech community. Our aim once again is to unite the world of Fintech in the world’s financial capital. Last year hundreds of people flew in to see what the buzz was about. We want to enhance the dialog between established multi-nationals, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, government, media and [...]

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May 23, 2016

Co-living fintech house opens in Greenwich

StartupHome, the first co-living for young entrepreneurs in London, was co-founded by two mentors of Level 39, and is currently divided in two chapters: StartupHome in Whitechapel and StartupHome Greenwich dedicated to Fintech.

“It was important to have the Fintech home as close as possible to Canary Wharf where Level39 resides.” Tells Stefano Tresca, one of the founders.

“We’ve been looking for the best houses in the best locations. Take StartupHome in Whitechapel for example. It is literally 7 minutes slow walking from Second Home in Brick Lane and 20 minutes from the Google [...]

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May 20, 2016

Contis Group Appoints its new Group CEO

Contis Group has appointed Skrill’s ex-COO as its Group Chief Executive Officer.

Contis Group, the fast-growing alternative banking and payments company announced the appointment of Thomas Gregory as Group CEO. Thomas Gregory joins Contis Group from Skrill, the London-based global payment processor and eWallet group recently acquired by Optimal Payments for $1.2bn and rebranded as Paysafe Group. He previously worked in a number of senior roles in organisations including PayU, Barclaycard, Barclays, and FirstCaribbean Bank.

Peter Cox, Chairman and Founder of Contis, says “We are [...]

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May 18, 2016

Level39: 217 really interesting stories to tell #3

Company: ET Index Founder: Sam Gill

Can you explain what it is please, what your company does, I see from your website it relates to carbon credits, is that right? Not exactly. Carbon credits are allowances that companies are given to pollute under schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. If a company has surplus credits they can be sold on the market. Sadly, one of the biggest problems with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme is that companies lobbied very hard for the system to have too many credits, so it doesn’t really do its job of cutting emissions. Luckily other schemes that are popping up all around the world are [...]

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May 16, 2016

Want to get great returns from your startup investment strategy? Diversify your investments…

Even the most experienced private equity investors see startups as a very particular class of asset. They are completely right – no doubt about that. But even if investing in startups is a very particular job because of the great risk involved and the non-liquid aspect of the shares, there are still a few simple rules that are as true for startups as they are for public stocks or any other investment.

Stick to what you know: A robot advisor or algorithmic trader could achieve great results in Bonds, FX, etc. But in venture capital or private equity: forget it. Startups are typically disruptive digital tech companies, [...]

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May 13, 2016

Angels talk

Interviews with members of the UK Business Angels Association

Eva Weber Investment Director, Venture Founders  (crowdfunding Platform) 

How did you get into early stage finance? It was during my MBA at INSEAD that I got more exposure to startups, having spent the previous 6 years in traditional finance roles including corporate finance and investment banking. As Venture Founders was about to launch as a platform, they offered me a chance to work in a more entrepreneurial role.

Your favourite investment so far I have worked on ten VentureFounders investments and can not point a single [...]

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May 11, 2016

Innovation stymied by banking access issues

UK authorities must improve access to banking services for payments visionaries, legal experts have said, after industry unrest that innovation is being stifled by outdated and complex regulations. A recent paper published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that many participants fear an antiquated, risk-averse and multifarious regulatory environment has developed.

The FCA responded by insisting payments innovators are free to use state-of-the-art compliance processes, such as digital due diligence and identity verification, provided they adhere to existing anti-money laundering (AML) laws.

But for [...]

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May 9, 2016

Raphaels Bank Champions Open Access To Empower Payments Innovation

New white paper sets out the opportunities for fintechs of tapping into the Faster Payments Scheme (FPS)

Raphaels Bank Payment Services, which has established an enviable reputation for payments innovation, has published a new white paper looking at the challenges and opportunities for fintechs in the payments arena. Acknowledging that giving a broader range of Payment Service Providers (PSPs) access to payment systems is crucial to underpinning competition and innovation in the UK payments landscape, the white paper explores the access options for the Faster Payments Scheme available, including the direct agency model.

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May 6, 2016

Income& Presents PRIMOTM as Finalists of the High-Profile PitchIt Competition at LendIt USA 2016

Investment platform showcases new approach to redefine the fixed income marketplace

Income&, a marketplace investment platform based in San Francisco, was one of the eight finalists at the high-profile PitchIt @ LendIt USA 2016 that took place on April 11-12 in San Francisco, CA.

PitchIt provides a stage for startups in the lending space to showcase their products and services in front of a live audience and an elite panel of judges on the conference’s main stage. The 2016 panel included: Frank Rotman, QED Investors; David Weiden, Khosla Ventures; Nick Shalek, Ribbit Capital; and [...]

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