F|T: The FinTech Times – Global turbulence

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Kik allowing P2P transactions on Kin

Waterloo-based Kik has launched admin tipping, a feature that allows users to send the cryptocurrency Kin to other users in the app.

Amex Business Platinum adding WeWork access and Dell statement credits, raising fee to $595

Starting in February, Amex Business Platinum card holders will be able to get a complimentary year of access to WeWorks around the world.

Experian leads $10M investment in Southeast Asia FinTech startup Jirnexu

Consumer credit giant Experian is continuing to back Asian FinTech startups after it led a $10 million investment in Southeast Asia’s Jirnexu.

UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa gets banking license as it looks to compete with industry giants

British peer-to-peer lender Zopa has obtained a U.K. banking license, clearing a key hurdle in its bid to launch a digital bank and compete with industry giants.

Toronto-based financial data platform Quandl acquired by Nasdaq

Nasdaq has acquired Toronto-based Quandl, a provider of alternative and core financial data.

TransferWise keeps growing money transfers despite global turbulence

Can it keep scaling amidst heightened trade tensions, the unfortunate rise of xenophobia and capital controls?

Ontario Securities Commission seeks applications for FinTech advisory committee

The FAC advises OSC LaunchPad staff on developments in the FinTech space and the challenges faced by start-ups in the securities industry.

Mobile payment co. Boku acquires Danal for up to $68M to add user authentication

Boku announced the acquisition of Danal, Inc., a specialist in mobile identity and authentication services, so that it can offer more sophisticated transaction services and also to move into new areas.

Intuit Canada and Futurpreneur partner to teach entrepreneurs financial basics

Through the partnership, Intuit and Futurpreneur will provide young entrepreneurs with educational tools and resources to build a strong financial foundation.


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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