The UBS Future of Finance Challenge – UBS also supports a more open and collaborative financial services industry

Finance Challenge

SWISS banking giant UBS has launched a competition for game-changing entrepreneurs and technology start-ups around the world.

The UBS Future of Finance Challenge will be delivered in collaboration with several of the leading financial technology crowd-working and accelerator spaces including Level39 and JFDI.Asia, as well as the innovation agency 100%Open.

“By inviting entrepreneurs and startups to present their ideas, UBS also supports a more open

Our investment in Blockchain

Potentially more significant than Bitcoin’s role as a form of money, we are also big believers in the power of the blockchain architecture for a broad range of applications that leverage the open, distributed public ledger.

Tim Berners-Lee’s seminal paper on the web in 1989 contained a bold vision for a radically, egalitarian and decentralised platform which has now become the world’s repository for information

Fidelity Investments Acquires eMoney PFM Dashboard, Financial Planning Software Thrown In?

But the real news of the eMoney acquisition is that from the strategic perspective, it’s not clear if Fidelity was really aiming to acquire financial planning software, or if instead what they really wanted was eMoney’s best-in-breed Personal Financial Management (PFM) tool
In fact, what the eMoney acquisition may ultimately highlight is how woefully far behind other financial planning software tools have lagged in their

Estimize Receives $3.6 Million Strategic Investment From Euromoney – Crowdsourcing

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The Most Accurate And Most Representative Earnings Forecasts

Estimize is an open financial estimates platform which facilitates the aggregation of fundamental estimates from independent, buy-side, and sell-side analysts, along with those of private investors and students. Estimize has over 5149 analysts’ contributors, resulting in coverage on over 900 stocks each quarter. – See more at:
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MAS commits $225m to fintech growth in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has committed S$225 million ($166.48 million) over the next five years, to growing the segment of the startup ecosystem in Singapore.

Increasingly, the non-financial players are using technology to offer innovative solutions, mirroring services traditionally offered by financial institutions (FIs), particularly in the realm of digital

Self-lender Credit Builder Raises $2m Seed Funding

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Financial tech startup Self Lender moves to Austin, grabs more seed funding
The credit system in America isn’t great. It’s hard for people to establish and rehabilitate their standing inside of it.

 

Self Lender takes on the problem by letting people borrow a small sum of money that is held in escrow. The debt is paid back over a period of three, six, nine