F|T: The FinTech Times – Pulse of FinTech

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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.


BetaKit

Procurify & Zafin raise $20M in combined funding

Procurify closed a $7 million Series A round, while Zafin announced a $13 million private financing arrangement with Vancouver-based Vistara Capital Partners and Beedie Capital Partners.


CB Insights

The Pulse of FinTech Report, Q3 2016

For the second straight quarter, U.S. VC investment in FinTech companies declined in Q3’16.


BetaKit

Goldmoney reduces exchange fees by 50%

The company also announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Schiff Gold LLC.


Forbes

Six lessons learned from co-founding a FinTech business

Kasey Kaplan is president and co-founder of Urban FT, a retail banking company.


FinExtra

In Canada, cash is king… for now

Payments Canada says that the payments market in Canada grew to 20.9 billion transactions, worth more than $8.9 trillion, in 2015.


McKinsey

Bracing for seven critical changes as FinTech matures

The FinTech sector is being shaped by shifting market conditions, new regulations, and changes in consumer demands and behaviours.


PYMNTS

LendingTree buys owner of CompareCards

LendingTree said the deal has a possible total consideration of $130 million, which consists of $85 million in cash at closing and contingent consideration payments of up to $22.5 million.


FinExtra

European Commission sets up FinTech task force

Co-chaired by DG Fisma and DG Cconnect, the Task Force brings together services responsible for financial regulation and for the Digital Single Market, along with experts in competition and consumer protection policy.


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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.