F|T: The FinTech Times – Partnerships are the new black

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Grow Financial and First West Credit Union signal beginning of FinTech partnership trend(BETAKIT)

“We’ll probably see a critical mass of FinTech startup partnerships in early 2017,” said Grow CEO Kevin Sandhu.

“The Most Important Thing I Learned About Money Is Nobody Knows Anything.”(WEALTHSIMPLE)

Alex Blumberg—producer of This American Life, creator of NPR’s Planet Money, and founder of Gimlet Media—tells us how going from journalist to entrepreneur gave him more faith in billionaires. (sponsored)

Wealthsimple and Borrowell take Canadian FinTech mainstream through RRSP partnership(BETAKIT)

Users can apply for a loan with Borrowell, invest it in Wealthsimple, and pay the loan within six months.

FinTech’s dirty little secret: Gender diversity(FINEXTRA)

FinTech startups may be promising a bright new future for financial services, but they are not averse to a spot of old-school legacy thinking when it comes to board-level female representation.

Interac announces ‘open’ mobile debit payment solution with help from IBM, Everlink, and Bell ID(BETAKIT)

Interac TSP enables the secure storing of tokenized versions of Interac Flash.

Apple Pay Goes Live In China(TECHCRUNCH)

The service had been tipped to go live in China since December and now Apple has delivered in the country, which is its second largest market behind only the U.S. based on revenue.

How did London become FinTech’s golden goose?(WHARF)

FinTech entrepreneurs reflect on the unique conditions of the capital that led to the evolution of a world-beating cluster.

IBM Just Ran Tests on Blockchain: Are We Getting Closer to Implementation?(LETSTALKPAYMENTS)

IBM will be working with JPX to jointly evaluate how the IBM open-source blockchain code could be used for trading and settlement in low liquidity markets.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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