Welcome to the FinTech Times, a weekly newsletter covering the biggest FinTech news from around the globe. If you want to read F|T before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using the form at the bottom of this page.
Street Contxt says it is solving a serious pain point in the capital markets system.
Michele Romanow helped cofound Buytopia and SnapSaves and is a judge on Dragon’s Den. But her real financial education started when she was six. (sponsored)
The company works with MBAs to secure loans with rates as low as 5.78% APR. It claims it saves borrowers more than $14,000 on average over the life of the loan.
It’s so-called digital-first banks or FinTech startups taking various slices of the traditional banking pie that the company appears to have its targets set going forward.
Starling secures $70 million investment(FINEXTRA)
UK digital challenger bank Starling has raised $70 million from Harald McPike, the founder of Bahamas-based quantitative investment manager QuantRes.
“We really felt that starting to develop relationships with FinTech companies would be a catalyst for us.” – Rob Paterson, Alterna CEO
Vancouver’s Voleo is one of the 15 startups heading to London.