F|T: The FinTech Times – Record-breaking funding

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BetaKit

Tilt launches new one-to-one payments feature in Canada

The new P2P option is a feature that’s been long-awaited for the popular social payments app.


Wealthsimple

Writer Sloane Crosley tells Wealthsimple why she hasn’t given herself a raise since 2009

Wise words and money advice from the author of a New York Times bestselling essay collection. (sponsored)


BetaKit

RateHub.ca receiving up to $495,000 from the National Research Council of Canada

It’s a big day for research funding for the Canadian price comparison search engine.


Money and State

The importance of bitcoin not being money

Two exact versions of the same cryptocurrency exist. How will this schism be rectified – or can it be fixed at all?


Finovate

FinTech fundings: 26 companies raised $530 million third week of July

The summer month is a huge leap forward for FinTech, particularly alt-lenders.


Wall Street Journal

Big banks team up to fight cyber crime

Do major financial institutions like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. have the solution to combat cyber criminals?


PYMNTS

The Netherlands’ small (but mighty) FinTech scene

Though Brexit has left everyone looking for the “next best” European startup capital, the Netherlands may be destined for greater things.


CBROnline.com

Record-breaking FinTech funding raised by Finova Financial

The car title lending platform raised $52.5 million in a combination of equity and credit facility – one of the largest initial rounds in FinTech history.


FinExtra

Mondo hits £20 million customer spend

The digital challenger bank has reached a massive spend on its mobile app just four months after moving in to a public Beta phase.


The Australian Business Review

FinTech needs security baked in from the start

With a high percentage of the financial sector under attack by crime, it’s necessary for FinTech to step up their security.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.