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May 2019 FinTech Funding – Payments & Lending Startups Top the Charts
June 17, 2019. MEDICI
In May 2019, FinTech startups across the globe raised $2.67 billion worth of VC/PE investments across 121 deals. The US heavily dominated the funding charts with $1.59 billion, which was a whopping 59.6% of the global FinTech funding in the fifth month of 2019.

Singapore’s 3 big banks can defend market share against FinTech threats: Moody’s
June 17, 2019. SGME
The three largest banks by assets in Singapore will be able to defend their market share against FinTech competitors, despite the rapidly growing threats to their bank business from these companies, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report.

How to Attract and Retain Generation Z in your FinTech Business
June 16, 2019. FinTech Times
FinTech businesses can harness the power of digital to tell compelling visual stories by nurturing the digital talent of Generation Z. That is the view of DMA Partners, a London and Madrid-based creative & communications agency specialising in the FinTech space, who suggest that Generation Z are more creative and entrepreneurial-minded than those that have come before them.

4 Trends That Will Rewire the Inner Workings of the FinTech Industry
June 14, 2019. Entrepreneur
Financial technology (FinTech) refers to the infrastructure for modern digital payment rails, payment processing, back-end settlement of assets on capital markets and many other financial pieces of software and hardware.

Previous industry news

IMF official says FinTech and climate change are key challenges in next decade
June 14, 2019. The National
FinTech and climate change are the among the key global challenges going into the next decade, International Monetary Fund deputy managing director Tao Zhang said.

FS industry ready to shift from Open Banking to ‘Open X’ – Capgemini
June 06, 2019. Finextra
The financial services industry is already looking beyond Open Banking to the next phase of innovation, ‘Open X’, which will require deeper collaboration and specialisation, claims the latest World Fintech report from Capgemini.

FinTech Is Putting The Bank Of Mom And Dad Out Of Business
May 26, 2019. Forbes
According to recent research from peer-to-peer lender Zopa, those aged between 18 and 22 – also known as Gen Z – are no longer compelled to rely on their parents to support them financially as 35 percent of the age group and 52 percent of millennials have more than £1,000 in savings.

Backing For UK FinTech Soars But Investors May Be Becoming More Cautious
May 25, 2019. Forbes
First the good news. According to research published by Tech Nation – the organization charged with nurturing rapid growth in Britain’s innovation economy – investment in financial technology companies has soared over the past few years.

FinTechs grow influence in financial services in Asia
May 24, 2019. The Asian Banker
Within Asia, China has been the undisputed leader in terms of total fintech investments raised. In other parts of the region, FinTechs in South East Asia witnessed a 143% growth in funding that reached $484 million in 2018

How emotions drive our spending habits and how FinTech can help
May 23, 2019. Scotsman
Technology alone will never stop us making impulse purchases when visiting the supermarket, or shelling out on tickets to see our favourite band. But the continual improvement of financial services, driven in part by Scotland’s booming fintech sector, enables us to understand our spending better now than ever before.

FinTech revolutionises finance
May 22, 2019. Herald NZ
The mobile phone revolutionised the way people engage with their bank, and in the years since, the emergence of more technologies are further shaking up the banking sector — including blockchain, artificial intelligence and big data.

Banks waking up to the FinTech threat throw billions into digital
May 22, 2019. Herald NZ
Scrappy online financial startups have spent the past few years building buzz, backing and the beginnings of a customer base. For a while, the world’s banking giants largely ignored them. Now they’re starting to feel the heat—and fighting back with the most formidable weapon in their arsenals: cash.

The roadblocks to European FinTech expansion
May 21, 2019. Next Web
Over the past few years, the fintech industry has started to prove that it can be a driving force to disrupt the financial services sector. Banks now have serious competition from tech-forward lending companies, transfer startups, personal finance and investment apps, and non-traditional banks.

FinTech is UK’s top tech sub-sector
May 14, 2019. Finextra
FinTech is the UK’s top technology sub-sector when it comes to attracting investment, according to two new reports.

Regulators open doors to FinTech outreach
April 29, 2019. Financial Planning
To keep pace with the ever-changing state of fintech, FINRA has opened up a new office that will serve as the regulator’s hub regarding technological issues.

Seven FinTech firms join forces with Nationwide to address financial capability issues
April 26, 2019. Banking Tech
An initial seven FinTechs have been chosen within the Nationwide’s Open Banking for Good (OB4G) challenge. The winners, selected from 50+ applicants, will develop or build on existing open banking based apps and services to help financially vulnerable people.

Why FinTech Should Embrace The Fourth Industrial Revolution
April 23, 2019. Forbes
A recent report from the World Economic Forum highlighted why financial services should welcome what has been dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution” after the impact it has had on a range of sectors such as healthcare, retail and agriculture.

What can banks learn from FinTechs about strategic messaging?
April 22, 2019. Banking Tech
Successful FinTech companies of all sizes tend to spend a lot of time and effort crafting a strong institutional identity. This is easy to see at the Finovate conference, where fintech innovators have a very limited amount of time to get the audience interested in their technology.

Branding FinTech: Who Likes the New Uniform?
April 21, 2019. FinTech Times
The shakeup of the financial services industry has been a long time coming. Digitalisation is bringing democratisation to the financial products and services we all depend on day to day. It’s now the customer who decides how we spend, save and borrow, not the bank manager.

Can FinTech increase lending? How courts are undermining financial inclusion
April 16, 2019. Brookings
How much should a thing cost? This simple question is a politically vexing one, whether the cost is for housing, energy, or health care. It is also at the center of one of the most difficult and intriguing questions in finance.

Key Benefits of Robo-Advisors in FinTech
April 15, 2019.Finextra
When you are investing and strive for a higher ROI, whom do you address? As a rule, you reach out to a team of wealth advisors. That means meeting regularly with those financial consultants to discuss your ventures and make adjustments to your investment portfolio

London On Track To Become Global FinTech Hub
April 13, 2019.FinTech Times
This year, London will be home to just as many fintech ‘unicorns’ as current global leader San Francisco – according to a new report from recruiter Robert Walters and market analysis firm Vacancy Soft.

FinTech & Banking: The Shift in Customer Experience
April 11, 2019. Customer Think
Digital transformation has taken a hold of the financial services industry. Today’s banking landscape has been divided into two main roles: traditional financial institutions and disruptive FinTech applications.

London startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco
April 09, 2019. City.A.M
London is on track to become home to the same number of fintech unicorns as San Francisco, the world’s current leader.Out of the 29 fintech unicorns globally – companies with a valuation of more than $1bn (£765.5m) – nine are based in the Californian hub, while seven are housed in the UK capital.

London startups to take fintech unicorn crown from San Francisco
April 09, 2019. City.A.M
London is on track to become home to the same number of fintech unicorns as San Francisco, the world’s current leader.Out of the 29 fintech unicorns globally – companies with a valuation of more than $1bn (£765.5m) – nine are based in the Californian hub, while seven are housed in the UK capital.

Love it or hate it, FinTech revolution here to stay
April 09, 2019. Standard Media
Financial technology (FinTech) which is the design and delivery of financial services involves anything from cashless payment to crowd-funding platforms, robot advisers and virtual currencies.

FinTech overload: Deciphering the lending landscape
April 08, 2019. Brisbane Times
Tim Dean believes the small business credit crunch is leaving more entrepreneurs knocking on the doors of their family members. “A startup is a vulnerable piece, it’s embryonic. Interest rates can be 20 per cent or more, while the bank of mum and dad could be at 2 to 3 per cent,” the founder of fintech Credi says.

European FinTech in the era of Brexit
April 08, 2019. Finextra
The world will never be the same again – regardless of when and under what conditions Brexit will actually happen (and whether it will happen at all): certain things, including the financial world, will never go back to the way they were.

European Commission sets up fintech innovation forum
April 03, 2019. Finextra
The European Commission has launched a European Forum for Innovation Facilitators (EFIF), to improve cooperation and coordination of national regulatory bodies in support of the region’s booming fintech economy.

EBAday 2019 zones in on FinTech
April 01, 2019. Finextra
Finextra and the Euro Banking Association are inviting startups from across Europe to apply for one of 16 spaces available to meet and network with banking executives attending EBAday 2018, Europe’s leading payments and transaction banking event.

How FinTech hubs will shape the future of our financial industry
March 29, 2019. e27
As FinTech startups gain prominence and are starting to make a bigger impact on consumers, financial institutions and economies grow more interconnected within this complex ecosystem.

Boosting FinTech success in NZ
March 26, 2019. Scoop
Applications are now open for the programme which helped boost the success of some of New Zealand’s top FinTech start-ups, including Sharesies, Hnry and Choice.

Who Makes Money in FinTech?
March 19, 2019. Finextra
The world has become more comfortable with the faster pace of financial innovation, with institutions using data analytics more extensively, digitising processes and customers prioritising these advantages over traditional services.

2019 U.S. Wealth Management Outlook: The Old Guard And Fintech Cozy Up
March 19, 2019. Finnovate
As part of the #FinovateLive series, April Rudin, Founder and CEO of The Rudin Group and global wealth marketing strategist, explores the current wealth management space, and why this year the industry looks set to merge closer with fintech, as incumbent players realise they need to embrace technology to meet demands of younger generations.

UK FinTech to feel Brexit pinch just as competition steps up
March 19, 2019. The National
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for financial technology companies in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a £7 billion (Dh34.11bn) growth sector just as EU states step up competition.

FIS forms global FinTech powerhouse for US$35b
March 19, 2019. Shine
US fintech Fidelity National Information Services Inc has agreed to buy payment processor Worldpay for about US$35 billion, the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.

Company news

Symphony: This $1.4 Billion Company Is Ramping Up To Become A FinTech Juggernaut
June 18, 2019.Pulse 2.0
Symphony Communication Services LLC is a Palo Alto, California-based encrypted FinTech cloud messaging startup for Wall Street firms that has 430,000 users and is considered the world’s largest digital financial network. As a comparison, Bloomberg has 325,000 clients.

Cleo, the London-based FinTech, has quietly taken debt financing from US-based Triplepoint Capital
June 17, 2019.Newspaper 24
Cleo, the London-based “digital assistant” that desires to switch your banking apps, has quietly taken enterprise debt from U.S.-based Triplepoint Capital, in line with a regulatory submitting.

Two FinTech firms providing tools for uber wealthy clients
May 17, 2019.Investment News
The core idea behind a lot of adviser technology is to either improve service for current clients, or help a practice grow by making it more efficient. Often that means making it cost-effective to serve next-generation or mass affluent investors.

Mastercard seeks closer relationship with FinTech startups in India
May 28, 2019.YourStory
The FinTech segment has become a dominant theme in the Indian startup ecosystem. There are a growing number of new companies added to the list every year as the country’s financial sector offers considerable opportunity for various kinds of technology-led innovation.

Previous company news

Facebook has set up FinTech in Switzerland — and it’s the latest indication of its ambition to use cryptos
May 21, 2019.Business Insider
Facebook has formed a new fintech company, dubbed Libra Networks, in Switzerland, according to Geneva’s commercial register cited by Reuters. The company, which registered in Geneva on May 2, will provide fintech services and develop related hardware and software, reports the outlet.

German FinTech Raisin to enter $12.7 trillion US deposits market
May 21, 2019.Finextra
Raisin, the Berlin-based European savings and investment marketplace, today announced that it is entering the U.S. market with the appointment of financial industry expert Paul Knodel as U.S. CEO.

PayThink Unintentional bias drives the gender gap in FinTech
May 14, 2019.Payment Source
We must collectively set our sights on becoming notorious for something far greater than being technology powerhouses or processing expanding digital payments: overcoming unconscious bias and leading diversity and inclusion in the fintech sector.

JP Morgan invests in Indian FinTech
May 13, 2019.Finextra
Global PayEx, a fast-growing player in the Electronic Invoice Presentment & Payment (EIPP) and business-to-business (B2B) payments space based in India, today announced a strategic investment by J.P. Morgan.

FinTech giant Fiserv sued by Pa. credit union for ‘baffling security lapses’
April 26, 2019.Cyberscoop
A Pennsylvania credit union has sued fintech giant Fiserv for allegedly failing to address persistent vulnerabilities in the platform that powers its banking websites and online applications.

FinTech startup Tully launches to solve UK’s consumer debt problem
April 24, 2019.UK Tech News
FinTech startup Tully has launched to help solve the UK’s consumer debt problem. The startup is free for consumers and created to improve financial education and make it easier for people to manage their money and repay debts faster.

AIB to spend up to €75m acquiring FinTech payments business
April 23, 2019.Independent
AIB has formed a joint venture with First Data to buy 95.9pc of fintech payments group Payzone. The joint venture, which will be 75pc owned by AIB and 25pc owned by First Data, will acquire the ownership interest in Payzone for an enterprise value of up to €100m.

7-Eleven continues fintech partnership
April 23, 2019.FinTech Business
The agreement with MoneyGram, a global money transfer service, will ensure that consumers are able to initiate MoneyGram transfers at over 600 locations across the country.

After Belgium, Dutch FinTech startup Blanco is now heading to Germany and France
April 15, 2019.Silicon Canals
Blanco, the startup that develops an all-in-one technology platform for asset managers has raised €2 million in a second financing round to roll out their Digital Asset Management Platform in general and to accelerate the roll-out of their Know Your Customer (KYC) Solution in Germany and France.

13 Startups Making a Difference – Ireland FinTech Landscape
April 05, 2019.Gomedici
The year 2018 was a good year for FinTech startups in Ireland. The market witnessed increased optimism in the form of increased hiring by FinTech players and plans to raise more funds. In Ireland, RegTech & digital identity, payment & remittances, asset management solutions, and financial software are key categories in terms of the number of FinTech players.

FinTech Global Markets acquires Sutter Securities to form a modern investment banking enterprise
April 01, 2019.Money Control
FinTech Global Markets, announced that it has acquired Sutter Securities Incorporated, a broker-dealer headquartered in San Francisco. Boustead & Company Limited is the majority shareholder of FTGM.

Apple Card just defined right and wrong in FinTech
March 26, 2019.Techworld
Apple’s big Showtime announcement on Monday offered several items that may be of interest to developers and decision-makers in the enterprise space, but Apple Card may be the most interesting of the lot.

City needs better data on FinTech skills gap to thrive after Brexit
March 19, 2019.FNLondon
The UK’s financial services industry must equip itself with a better understanding of the technological skills it will require to thrive in the coming decade if it is to withstand the impact of Brexit.

US FinTech titan FIS buys payments firm Worldpay for US$35 bln
March 19, 2019. EJ Insights
US-based Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has agreed to buy Worldpay for about US$35 billion, in the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry, Reuters reports.

‘A Fintech Bank’: Deltec International Looks To Make The Bahamas A New Tech Hub
March 19, 2019. Benzinga
Deltec International Group held its annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas last week, bringing fintech, regtech, and blockchain companies from all over the world to the island nation.

Visa Stakes $100,000 FinTech Tourney For Women Entrepreneurs
March 10, 2019. Leadership
Visa has staked $100,000 for women entrepreneurs from around the world to tackle FinTech and Social Impact in each of the two challenges in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Back Of The Net: eToro Leads Football’s FinTech Revolution
March 03, 2019. Forbes
Blockchain fundamentally allows you to trust a transaction through its transparency and also make that transaction automated,” says Iqbal Gandham, the Managing Director of global investment platform eToro,“the scale it can be used to improve football is second to none.”

Swedish FinTech partners with local payments provider
March 02, 2019. The Star
Swedish FinTech company with services in Kenya Okapi East Africa has announced a partnership with tech company Eclectics International, in a move they say will enable them reach customers at the bottom of the pyramid.

Plutus – London FinTech Company Gives Customers a Financial Kick Back in Crypto
February 21, 2019. Newswire
Germany’s financial regulator has taken the unprecedented step of temporarily banning short sales of Wirecard shares following reports of suspicious accounting practices, while prosecutors in Munich expanded their investigation to include a ‘Financial Times’ journalist.

Events

Female FinTech Competition 2019
June 28-October 22, 2019 – Conference/Showcase
Following our announcement at the Female FinTech Breakfast at the Tech Quartier in Frankfurt, Atos are holding a competition for Female FinTechs to join our FinTech Community! The Competition is going to take part on four phases with the following dates.

  • 28 June – 31 August: Submission of interest in participating in the competition as either a FinTech or coach for a FinTech. If your submission is received prior to 8 July we will look to appoint a business coach to help you prepare for the competition!
  • By 27 September: Submission of business case
  • 9 October: Short list of FinTechs to present to the panel announced
  • 22 October: Competition held at the Tech Quartier in Frankfurt

Money2020 Europe
June 03-05, 2019 – Conference/Showcase
An event not to be missed for the smartest visionaries and innovators, Money20/20 is where the payments, FinTech, and financial services industries come together to connect and build the future of money. From industry institutions to up-and-coming innovators, everyone is here. Businesses come together to explore unique regional insight and trailblazing enterprise, seizing the opportunity to meet the person or land the deal that will change the trajectory of their business.

Moneyconf
June 10-12, 2019 – Conference/Showcase
Every year since 2015, the world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and FinTech experts have gathered at MoneyConf. MoneyConf is organized by the team behind the world’s largest tech conference, Web Summit. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. Over two days, 5,000 attendees from over 60 countries will network and learn from the industry’s leading lights. Expect insightful keynotes, hands-on workshops, and incredible evening networking opportunities.

The Future Of FinTech 2019
June 11-13, 2019 – Conference/Showcase
The Future of FinTech is where financial services giants, FinTech startups and VC Investors from around the world come together to define the future of financial services. If you want to be connected to the ideas and people that are revolutionizing financial services, you need to be at the Future of FinTech. With senior executives from every financial company in the S&P 500 and innovators, disrupters and execs from 31 countries and 6 of the 7 continents (sorry Antarctica) joining us, The Future of FinTech brings together a global audience of the biggest players in financial services.

Previous events

Europe

Paris FinTech Forum 2019
January 29-30, 2019 – Conference/Showcase. Future Digital Finance
Following the huge success of 2017 edition, Paris Fintech Forum 2018 had overcome all our expectations: organized by Altéir with the support of 60+ international partners last January 30th & 31st, we gathered 2,600+ attendees from 72 countries over 2 days in the heart of Paris, to listen to 240+ CEO’s from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents.

Paris FinTech Forum 2019
January 29-30, 2019 – Conference/Showcase. Future Digital Finance
Following the huge success of 2017 edition, Paris Fintech Forum 2018 had overcome all our expectations: organized by Altéir with the support of 60+ international partners last January 30th & 31st, we gathered 2,600+ attendees from 72 countries over 2 days in the heart of Paris, to listen to 240+ CEO’s from banks, insurance, telco, regulators and of course Fintechs from all continents.

IFintech Finance Technologies Conference & Exhibition
April 09-10, 2019 – Conference/Showcase.
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held on 09 – 10 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a global conference which is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region with its focus on Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies.

Atos Finovate Webinar – What’s next for top-tier banks and financial messaging
October 08, 2018

SWIFT remains a mission critical channel for all financial institutions. But the cost and complexity of operating SWIFT for top-tier banks has increased substantially since the introduction of SWIFT’s CSP programme. As payments and connectivity become increasingly commoditised for all financial institutions, banks are re-thinking how best to maintain secure, reliable and compliant SWIFT operations and back-office applications at the lowest cost.

Worldline E-Payments Challenge Hackathon
September 26-28, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. Worldline Event

How will we pay in 5 years? – Co-innovate and expand your business with Worldline and its customers by joining the Worldline e-Payments Challenge Hackathon from September 26th to the 28th in Paris.

FinovateEurope 2018
March 06-09, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. FinovateEurope

FinovateEurope 2018, will be at the ExCeL in London on March 6–9 with a new, expanded conference. The first two days follow the traditional Finovate format where 70+ innovative FinTech companies will have 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions. This year, for the first time in Europe, we’re offering new, expanded content sessions. Expert speakers will give you advice and insights on the trends driving FinTech. Turn light-bulb moments into real-world action and leave with new ideas for your future product roadmap and strategic planning.

Future Digital Finance 2018
March 26-27, 2018 – Conference/Showcase. Future Digital Finance

The summit for 21st century digital finance leaders. Future Digital Finance is the conference for digital finance innovators who are paving the way forward at America’s largest financial institutions.

Gibraltar International FinTech Forum

February 28-March 1, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Featuring some of the leading names in FinTech.
Gibfin

IFZ FinTech Conference

February 28, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech is considered an innovative solution for the challenges in the financial industry and shows a high growth rate. In addition to the presentation of the results of the IFZ FinTech study, we will be hearing about recent developments in the field of FinTech from our excellent speakers.
IFZ

Crypto Investor Show

March 10, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The UK’s biggest crypto and blcokchain event for investors. The Crypto Investor Show brings together the crypto community with private investors and traders in the UK for the first time. Gain insight into the array of investment opportunities provided by Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology
Crypto Investor Show

TechNOVA Blockchain Summit 2018

March 22, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 will look across sectors at the latest innovations in distributed ledger technology. This Blockchain conference will bring in case studies from banking, insurance, energy, music, healthcare, trade finance and more. The content will cover a number of the key challenges and use cases including how to develop strategy, verifying provenance, disintermediation and peer-to-peer industries, data sharing, smart contracts and the future of cryptocurrency. With decision makers and senior innovation leaders across multiple sectors, TechNOVA: Blockchain Summit 2018 is the event to attend take your understanding of the technology to the next level and kick-start the development of your future.
Fintech World Forum

E-Fintech Show

April 11-12, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The consolidation of decentralized technologies such as Blockchain together with the various FinTech business models that exist today make the financial sector has to reinvent itself more than ever. A new economy decentralized is coming and will forever change the financial services that Today we know.
e-Fintech Show

Fintech Design Summit

April 20, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
The financial services sector has entered a new era, with FinTech startups challenging the major FS players by creating powerful new user centric products. The FinTech Design Summit will be exploring how experience led design has disrupted the industry. We will be hearing from the financial companies designing new experiences for users, that will change consumer exceptions forever. The Fintech Design Summit is targeted at Senior Product & Design Professionals, Fintech Entrepreneurs, CTO’s and CEO’s.
Fintech Design Summit

Fintech World Forum

May 30-31, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
FinTech World Forum 2018 (FinTech Conference) is based in London UK Europe as one of leading fintech events for global financial, finance and banking technology industry. Its focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, InsurTech, RegTech, Money, Mobile Banking and Wealth Management.
Fintech World Forum

London Fintech Week

July 06-13, 2018 – Fintech, Conference/Showcase
Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”
Fintech Worldwide Ltd

Asia/Middle East

Blockchain Middle East Forum

February 05-06, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Unblocking the blockchain Dubai announced its intention to turn itself into the first blockchain-powered government in the world by 2020. These ambitions are part of the emirate’s goal of becoming a global business hub with next-generation technology playing a key role in delivering this vision.As a result, a number of Middle East companies both private and public have made substantial progress on understanding the opportunities, application and preparations of adopting the blockchain technology within their organisation.
IQPC Middle East

Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference Bengaluru

February 22, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
India is a very likely country to become a global cryptocurrency leader. It is one of the most rapidly developing technology markets because of the huge amount of young people. Besides, the Indian online market consists of 333 million users, occupying the second place in the world.This country has a vast number of young engineers and a comprehensive IT market ready to explore all innovative technologies in a very short time. This also includes cryptocurrency technologies: currently, India is a place where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency services are promoted at the government level. Therefore, the international network of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conferences organized by Smile-Expo, covering more than 10 European and CIS countries, is expanding and holding a new conference in Bengaluru, India.
Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference

Finovate Middle East

February 26-27, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
 Finnovate Middle East

Fintegrate Zone 2018

February 27- March 01, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Fintegrate Zone is a “fintech thought leadership” conclave focusing on the future of technology and the broader financial services industry within India and beyond its borders. The agenda of the conclave is to highlight the business and technology innovations driving change in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry.Started in 2017 by Zone Startups, a leading FinTech ecosystem enabler, Fintegrate Zone is a multi-format 3-day FinTech conclave, catering to different stakeholders with curated event formats.
Fintegrate Zone

2nd Annual Fintech Week (Tel Aviv)

March 05-07, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Our first conference is all about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). We’ll be exploring the evolution of Blockchain from Cytpto to ICO and hearing from innovators and influencers in the space.Our second conference focuses on all things Fintech. Hear from Key players from across the fintech ecosystem including banks, VCs, start-ups and innovators.Our third conference is all about the intersection of cyber security and financial services. We’ll talk to experts on both sides and explore how safe your money and data really is.
Fintech Worldwide

4th Annual Blockchain Finance & Fintech China 2018

March 15-16, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The 4th Annual Block Chain Finance & Fin-tech China 2018 event will gather over 800 participants from around the world, where the leaders of Block Chain & Fintech will present their views on key issues in the industry.
Blockchain Finance & Fintech China

IFINTEC

May 08-09, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition will be held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Sisli on 08-09 May 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region on Retail Banking, Banking Technologies, Banking Solutions and Finance Technologies. IFINTEC Conference serves a perfect platform to introduce and demonstrate banking solutions and finance technology solutions including system, hardware, software, consultancy, training and service which are developed for banks and financial institutions.
Finance Technologies Conference & Exhibition

Finovate Asia

October 29-30, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION IN ASIA 450+ Attendees. 30+ Demoing companies. Countless opportunities. Finovate events bring together the entire fintech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.
Finovate Asia

Americas

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Superconference

February 16-18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Is It Too Late To Get Involved In Crypto? Not at all. Even if you didn’t mine 10,000 bitcoins using your old PC in 2012, bitcoin, ethereum, altcoins and blockchain technology are still in their infancy.99.9% of the world’s population is barely aware of how bitcoin, ethereum, and other blockchain-based tokens are starting to address real use cases.

MIT Fintech Conference 2018

March 10, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The event will bring together fintech startups, established financial service and technology firms, vcs, investors, and regulators to share their ideas about recent innovations in the financial technology space. Hear the best ideas, examine the latest technologies, and ask the big question at the mit fintech club’s biggest event of the year!
MIT Fintech

Empire Start-up Fintech Conference New York

April 18, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.
Empire Starups

STX 18 by Fintech Exchange

April 25, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
A summit for technology startups focused on financial markets & trading brought to you by FinTech Exchange (FTX). FTX is Chicago’s leading fintech event for financial markets and trading technology. FTX has been a sellout since its inception in 2015, with close to 500 attendees each year. This event has featured growth firms as well as world-class companies, including: CME Group, CBOE, IBM Watson, Amazon Web Services, Google, Trading Technologies, and Tableau.
Fintech Chicago

Finovate Spring

May 08-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1300+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See the cutting-edge of fintech via a unique, short-form, demo-only format. Plus, new for 2018, get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in a newly expanded program. All coming to you live from Silicon Valley, the world’s biggest tech and innovation hotbed.
Finovate

The Payment Canada Summit

May 09-11, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
Join industry leaders, innovators and challengers at Canada’s largest payments conference. The 2018 SUMMIT is the forum to connect the payments ecosystem, offering a broad spectrum of topics that influence payments in Canada and around the world.
Payments Canada

Future of Fintech

June 19-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
CB Insights – The Disruption of Financial Services. The Future of Fintech is an exclusive gathering of the world’s largest financial institutions, best fintech startups, and most active venture investors.
CB Insights

Finbat

June 20-21, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
The Annual Conference on Fintech and Banking transformation (FINBAT) aims to bring together researchers, decision makers, and practitioners interested in exploring the many facets of Fintech and banking transformation in the digital age.
Finbat

Finovate Fall

September 24-29, 2018 – Conference/Showcase
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY AHEAD ON FINTECH INNOVATION 1500+ attendees. 70+ companies demoing. Countless opportunities. See cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Get advice and insights from 100+ fintech experts in an expanded program.
FinovateFall

 

Reports

World FinTech Report 2019 – Capegemini
June 04, 2019
The World FinTech Report 2019 from Capgemini and Efma explores how the future is moving to a shared marketplace where banks must think beyond open banking and transition to an impending phase we call Open X.

B-Hive launches European FinTech landscape report, B-Lens 2.0, together with Roland Berger and Sirris
February 22, 2019
B-Hive, the collaborative innovation platform, together with Roland Berger, one of the leading global consultancy firms, and Sirris, the collective centre for and by the technological industry, has published B-Lens 2.0, a FinTech landscape report that takes a look at the state of financial services and FinTechs in Belgium and Europe.

2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape
February 12, 2019
2018 was a record year in FinTech with $36.6 billion of venture capital invested in the sector across 2,304 deals, a 148% or 2.5x increase from 2017 and a 329% or 4.3x increase over five years. The second quarter of 2018, in particular, saw Ant Financial raise an astonishing $14 billion – both a record for FinTech as well as for venture capital.

The FinTech Disruptors Report 2019 – Removing Roadblocks
December 07, 2018
A decade after the Great Recession a lot has changed in financial services. But much has also stayed the same. Not including regulator-enforced bank rescues, league tables of the largest financial services organisations in Europe, and across the Middle East and Africa, are much the same as before the crash. The report, carried out by MagnaCarta includes the results of a survey of 5,000 professionals within banking, financial services and FinTech across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, interviews have been conducted with 24 experts across the region.

FinTech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity (Mckinsey/World Exchange Report)
March 2018
Technology has long been the engine driving capital markets efficiency—both for investors in the markets, and for the capital markets infrastructure providers (CMIPs) that operate the exchanges and other trading venues, central counterparties, securities depositories, index providers, and data and analytics companies. More lately, FinTechs are bringing new technologies to market even faster and with a greater impact. Hundreds of FinTechs are focusing their development on capital markets infrastructure (CMI), and while CMIPs recognize that FinTech will have a significant influence on the industry, many remain unsure of which technologies to adopt and to what degree, and how best to engage and interact with FinTech companies.

FRTB: delivering on the promise of data-driven insights
February 2018
Although the Basel timetable for FRTB implementation may have been postponed, many banks have already formalized their FRTB reporting requirements. According to new research by Chartis Research and IBM Watson Financial Services, almost one-third of respondents are currently implementing new systems and approaches for FRTB reporting. Depending on their size and location, banks are pursuing FRTB reporting with different levels of urgency – yet in our survey all cited technology as a key barrier to implementation.

Sound Practices: implications of FinTech developments for banks and bank supervisors
February 2018
The Sound Practices on the implications of FinTech developments for banks and bank supervisors assesses how technology-driven innovation in financial services, or “FinTech”, may affect the banking industry and the activities of supervisors in the near to medium term.Various future potential scenarios are considered, with their specific risks and opportunities. In addition to the banking industry scenarios, three case studies focus on technology developments (big data, distributed ledger technology and cloud computing) and three on FinTech business models (innovative payment services, lending platforms and neo-banks).
Bank of International Settlements

FinTech: Finding the sweet spot
January, 2018
On the 23rd November 2017, Atos and Worldline, in partnership with Finovate, ran a panel discussion and workshop involving digital leaders and innovators from Financial Services institutions and FinTechs.
This report provides you with an overview and consolidation of the discussions that took place at the event and draws out the key conversations, insights and thoughts presented to help, educate and inspire as you pursue your own journey towards getting out of the lab and into the business..

Atos FinTech Program
December, 2017

The FinTech phenomenon has shaken the foundations of the Financial Services sector – offering new ways to create value in an ageing industry. But not every bank or insurer is going to make the FinTech transition. And not every FinTech is going to outlast the initial burst of activity. So how are you going to exploit opportunities to survive and thrive in Financial Services? As a leader in integrating FinTech solutions, answering this question is our primary focus.