5 Reasons Why No One Goes to the Bank Anymore

October 2nd, 2015|

Big banks were at the epicenter of the worst financial crisis in the U.S. since the Great Depression. It cost billions of taxpayer dollars to keep some of those banks afloat. Today, those institutions appear to have made a full recovery. In fact, they’re thriving. Figures released by the Federal Reserve show that the four […]

Why the future of fintech (and financial services) is collaborative

September 27th, 2015|

The UK is fast becoming one of the world’s leading fintech centres. So it was fitting that, last week, investors, consultants, multinationals, startups and entrepreneurs gathered in London’s East End for FinTech Week 2015: an event where attendees could share ideas, network and, most importantly, do business together.

The expo focused on how to address the […]

Something like a (fintech) phenomenon

September 20th, 2015|

The fact there’s a whole week dedicated to fintech shows just how fast the UK market has grown and how much interest it’s attracted, not only from new start-ups but from established brands moving into the space – think Amazon Lending.  And then there’s the investors.

In our corner of the fintech scene, the continued rise […]

London Fintech Week 2015 events: Who, what, where & when

September 14th, 2015|

Trading apps at the ready; London Fintech Week starts today. Hope to see you around!

With the capital being the biggest force for innovation in financial technology right now, this week of talks, conferences and startup demos will be the world’s biggest business geek-out.

The events start at 8:30am each day and finishes late, so try to […]

5 FinTech Terms that you should know in 2015

September 12th, 2015|

5 FinTech Terms that you should know in 2015

In 2014, FinTech became a buzz word. In 2015, FinTech is one of the most promising industries. What do social transfers, digital wallets, biometric authentication have in common? Most of these are categorised as FinTech.

By definition, Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based […]

Money Pours Into Fintech as Three Startups Raise $115 Million

September 10th, 2015|

Orchard Platform, a financial data startup focused on the booming alternative lending market, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, the New York company announced Thursday morning.
It’s only the latest fundraising announcement this week from financial technology, or fintech, startups, as investors step up their bets on the fast-growing market. CommonBond, a student lending […]

Will Stock Losses Hamper Equity Crowdfunding? It Depends

September 7th, 2015|

Stock markets performed poorly in August and continue to experience weakness this month. How will it impact the growing crowdfunding space?

It may have only lasted for a moment, but on August 24th the Dow Jones opened down and quickly fell over 1000 points, with the index touching 15,370. Whether the decline was fueled by losses […]

How technology is making finance fairer

September 6th, 2015|

As traditional finance continues to underserve consumers, FinTech (or financial technology) has emerged.
When we talk about technology changing the world we often hear about how it makes our lives easier, more connected, safer or even healthier. They’re all things we can easily identify with. The internet makes our lives easier, services like Skype and WhatsApp […]

Asia! Equity crowdfunding is here to stay

August 28th, 2015|

Fintech expert Chris Thomas shares crowdfunding hacks and how your startup can benefit from a successful campaign
After years of global growth, innovative finance options such as equity crowdfunding are on the verge of changing Asia’s business landscape, making the process of raising funds more accessible, efficient and transparent than ever before.

Equity crowdfunding is a financing […]

Fintech Week: 30 Irish start-ups covering every corner of fintech

August 19th, 2015|

This week, Siliconrepublic.com aims to uncover and demystify fintech, starting with this guide to the wealth of opportunity Irish start-ups have capitalised on in this area.

Championed as one of the new frontiers of the tech industry, fintech is on a fast-track to becoming an overused buzzword meaning everything as a whole, and nothing in particular, […]