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Elliptic teams up with LexisNexis to fight bitcoin money laundering

London-based blockchain intelligence startup Elliptic is partnering with risk management firm LexisNexis to bring anti-money laundering (AML) regulations to cryptocurrencies.

Hogan Lovells launches Regulatory Accelerator for FinTech startups

Legal firm Hogan Lovells is launching a Regulatory Accelerator to help UK FinTech startups to understand and navigate the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) regulatory regime.

Axial grabs U$14m to match private companies with investors and buyers

Axial, a New York-based online capital marketplace, has raised $14m in its Series C round. The company's platform is designed to match private companies...

AI will drive FinTech revenues up 960% by 2021

Increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to a surge in FinTech revenues over the next five years, according to a new report from Junipur.

Lendio see 86% growth in loans, passes $250m milestone

Online loans marketplace Lendio reported strong growth for Q2 2016, with the value of loans facilitated through the platform increasing by 86% year on year.

Barclays rolls out voice-recognition security

Barclays is rolling out voice-recognition security to all its personal banking customers, eliminating the need for passwords and improving protection against fraud.

Azimo integrates with Facebook Messenger

International money transfer startup Azimo in integrating its service into Facebook Messenger to allow senders and receivers to connect through the social network of 1.65bn users.

IBM Reportedly planning acquisition of point-of-sale business Revel

IBM is reportedly planning a re-entry into the point-of-sale (POS) space. According to Bloomberg the firm is in discussions to acquire iPad-based POS company Revel Systems.

Thompson Reuters joins R3 Blockchain Consortium

Thompson Reuters is the latest company to join a consortium of institutions, headed up by New York fintech firm R3, dedicated to developing use cases for the blockchain technology in financial markets.

News Stories

Santander UK and NatWest back RegTech Ideagen in £100m round

Regulatory and compliance software provider for regulated industries Ideagen secured £100m through a new committed credit facility of £75m, with a further uncommitted of up to £25m.

POS terminal transaction volume to exceed $17.3trn by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will grow by 28% to exceed $17.3trn by 2026.

HKMA underlines next steps in Open API Framework introduction

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed its implementation plan for the third and fourth phases of its Open API Framework.

Leading US banks to pilot low credit score credit scheme

Some of the biggest US banks have signed up for a government-supported pilot program aimed at using alternative data to provide credit for people with low or no credit score.

InsurTech Wrisk lands £4.6m in Series A funding to scale its insurance product

UK InsurTech Wrisk raised a £4.6m investment round led by QBN Capital and aims to build frictionless, mobile-first insurance experiences.

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