F|T: The FinTech Times – #Brexit Equals Bust

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BetaKit

#smallrooms Podcast: Andrew Graham of Borrowell on growing a FinTech startup

A discussion with the founder of Borrowell on why they do not do peer-to-peer lending, how they got their initial capital to lend, and much more.



Wealthsimple

Jon Chevreau, one of Canada’s favourite money gurus, tells us how he retired at 60 without ever being rich

He’s a columnist, author, and almost pathological saver. And he doesn’t want you to call it retirement. (sponsored)



FinExtra

2016 Wall Street Blockchain investment to top $1 billion

Financial service firms and technology providers around the world will spend more than $1 billion this year as they race to bring distributed ledger tech to capital markets, claims Greenwich Associates.



FP

Scotiabank teams up with FinTech Kabbage to offer small business loans ‘in as little as seven minutes’

The latest investor will expand the relationship into a partnership that will see the Canadian bank’s customers get access to small business loans through Kabbage’s online financial technology platform.



BetaKit

Shopify to allow its online merchants to offer Apple Pay as payment option

Now, customers of Shopify-hosted retailers will be able to use Apple Pay to check out via Safari, iPhone, and iPad.



Readwrite IoT

Can the Blockchain and IoT solve international freight’s issues?

When it comes to the Internet of Things, where technology is being used to disrupt a range of traditional industries, cargo freight is a prime example of how the blockchain can address inefficiencies and authenticity challenges.



FinExtra

Banks embrace Ripple and move beyond testing to real-world transactions

Yes, government regulation is on its way, but that doesn’t mean the sky is falling. These signals are actually the chaotic realities of a space that is maturing.



FT Alphaville

London, FinTech decelerator of the world

The 10 key factors which are likely to stifle the UK fintech scene now that Brexit is upon us.



Business Wire

New York tops Silicon Valley in FinTech venture financing for the first time

New York received more FinTech venture financing than Silicon Valley for the first time during the first three months of this year.



The Australian Business Review

Brexit tests FinTech start-up business model

The EU referendum is having some unexpected consequences with several prominent global payments operators closed for business.



WSJ

nanoPay envisions a cashless world with launch of MintChip digital cash platform

Today, nanoPay announced the first commercial deployment of MintChip across Canada. Beginning on June 21st, all Canadians can download the app on iOS and Android.



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