F|T: The FinTech Times – When FinTech and cleantech collide

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CIBC, NAB, Bank Leumi launch platform to connect banks with FinTechs

CIBC, Bank Leumi of Israel, and National Australia Bank (NAB) have partnered to launch the Global Alliance FinTech Link.



TechCrunch

Roger, the accounting automation tool, raises $7.35M Series A

Roger, an accounting automation tool that runs on top of accounting software to automate various processes, has raised $7.35 million in Series A funding.


Entrepreneur

What the future of FinTech looks like

E-payment has become an indispensable and specialized tool for people across the world. How will it evolve in the next five years?


Bloomberg

Peter Thiel-backed crypto startup pays out 6,567% return

After raising $4 billion in a record token sale, Block.one gives some back to shareholders.


Crypto community unites to support Canadian entrepreneur paralyzed in Thailand

Members of Canada’s tech community are rallying around Kieran McLeod, CFO and co-CEO at Vancouver-based Long Tail Financial, which conducts data analysis and visualization for cryptocurrency data.


TechEU

London-based open banking startup Yapily raises $5.4 million

The startup is currently connected via API to 35 banks in Europe and plans to increase this number to 536 by the end of this year.


TechCrunch

Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

The much larger commitment the firm is making through this second investment vehicle proves that insurers are waking up to the importance of new technology companies in the old insurance business.


Kin launches $5 million USD defence fund to fight the SEC

The Kin Foundation has launched a “Defend Crypto” defence fund to take on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), over its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO).


Plaid launches in the U.K., setting the stage for more FinTech companies to expand abroad

“We’re talking about launching a full international strategy,” CEO Zach Perret tells CNBC. “Our hope is that it becomes easier for FinTech firms to go international.”


TechCrunch

FinTech and cleantech…an odd couple or a perfect marriage?

An emerging group of non-traditional investors getting involved in the clean energy space are those traditionally focused on FinTech.


HSBC opens Toronto data lab, will partner with FinTech, AI startups

HSBC has opened a new data lab in Toronto, hoping the new lab will harness AI to develop future products and generate insights that will ultimately improve customer experience.


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