FinTech Innovation Plans (South Korea)

Though not as well connected as the other Far Eastern financial city-hubs like Hong Kong, Singapore or with the economic power of China or Japan; however, it’ll be wrong to presume South Korea is not making an effort. Instead the country has recognised that it is lagging behind and needs to make big changes to get ahead of its competitors.

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Report: Data Sharing and Open Data for Banks (UK)

Commissioned by HM  Government  in conjunction with Fingleton  Associates , The Data Sharing and Open Data for Banks was created to assess how competition and consumer experiences will be affected were banks to allow their consumers to freely share their transaction data to third parts using external Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).  Read more

China: Data Security

China is home to some of the largest internet companies in the world and these companies are rivaling some of the tech titans in the United States and elsewhere. The big three internet giants in China are Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent. Though these companies are competitors, there is a certain natural amount of cooperation between them in the fields of data mining and security. It is these three companies and the relationship between them that will move this issue forward in China.

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Part 1: FinTech Accelerator Programs- US & Australia

FinTech is booming. Banks and Investors want to secure their part of the cake and start accelerator programs whose mission is to support start-ups financially and with know-how. The first episode of a series about FinTech Accelerator programs focuses on USA and Australia. The most interesting programs in 2015 are FinTech Innovation Lab and Citi Ventures’ & Plug and Play’s Accelerator Program in the USA and AWI ventures in Australia.

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Fintech in Berlin – what is holding it back?

Fintech in Berlin – what is holding it back?

According to Ernst & Young, Berlin is undisputedly the second most attractive city for technology start-ups in Europe after London. Both Munich and Hamburg are among the top 15 as well at position five and eleven respectively. Besides new companies setting up their business in Germany, more and more start-ups from other countries begin to operate in the German market as well, for example London based start-up number 26.

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Unlocking the potential: The Fintech opportunity for Sydney

Unlocking the potential: The Fintech opportunity for Sydney

Fintech may have started off primarily within Silicon Valley, before arriving at its current destinations of New York and London – where both cities seem to be wrestling for the title of ‘Global Fintech Capital’. In the midst of this is it easy to overlook what is going on in other cities and countries, in this case Sydney. Read more