F|T: The FinTech Times – What’s missing in FinTech?

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Three companies represent Canada on 2015 KPMG FinTech 100(BETAKIT)

SecureKey, Trulioo, and Financeit all made the cut.

“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)

Bitcoin Hotbed China Is Now Leading the FinTech Race(NEWSBTC)

Chinese Bitcoin companies represent 7 of the top 50 in KPMG’s FinTech 100.

What’s Missing in FinTech? Oh Yeah, Women(AMERICANBANKER)

Uncomfortable moments for women abound in the male-dominated FinTech industry.

Aussie bank Auswide ponies up $60 million to P2P lender MoneyPlace; takes 20% stake(FINEXTRA)

The long term relationship, the first of its kind in Australia, includes a 5 year deal to fund up to $60 million to assist MoneyPlace to grow its consumer lending.

Trulioo raises $15 million to take its ID verification software to banking(BETAKIT)

Prior to the funding announcement, Trulioo has spent much of 2015 strengthening its bench, adding a new president and VP of sales.

Global Payments buys Heartland for $4.3 billion(MOBILEPAYMENTSTODAY)

Global Payments said that the acquisition significantly expands its U.S. direct small and medium-size enterprise distribution, merchant base and vertical reach.

Linux Foundation teams with FinTech firms for blockchain development project (IBSINTELLIGENCE)

The project will develop an enterprise grade, open source distributed ledger framework.

Slow mobile banking uptake stalls FinTech digital disruption(CBRONLINE)

82% of UK citizens still do not use mobile payments.

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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