Fintech News Canada: Prodigy  as well as FinConecta team up to  increase the  circulation of Fintech services in Canada

Fintech News Canada: Prodigy and FinConecta team up to accelerate the  circulation of Fintech services in Canada, the  USA and  worldwide

Prodigy Ventures Inc. (TSXV: PGV) ( Prodigy or the  Firm) today  introduced it  has actually signed a new Alliance  Arrangement with FinConecta (AANDB  Technology, Inc.), a global  modern technology company dedicated to  increasing digitization of  financing  as well as open banking.

Under the terms of the  contract Prodigy will  offer consulting,  assimilation  as well as managed  solutions to enable the rapid  release of FinConecta‘s  advanced API (Application Programing  User interface) based  system. Together, Prodigy and FinConecta will  function to accelerate  electronic  makeover  as well as Open  Financial,  helping with new use  instances and business opportunities for all  present  and also future  gamers in the  economic  market.

 Our  objective at Prodigy is to  provide Fintech  development,  claimed Tom Beckerman, Prodigy‘s Chairman and  Chief Executive Officer. We are excited to  companion with FinConecta,  as well as leverage their world-leading platform. We know that there is  wonderful demand at our  banks  and also leading  ventures to deliver  ingenious Fintech  services to their  clients. This Alliance is  function  constructed to  supply  on that particular  guarantee.

Jorge Ruiz, FinConecta‘s  Owner  and also CEO commented, Our best-of-breed platform,  integrated with Prodigy‘s proven record of  quick innovation  and also  solution  shipment to  big  banks  and also  business, will be a breakthrough in the Fintech  area.  With each other, our Alliance will  supply  easy,  quickly,  effective and scalable  services that  change financial services and ecommerce.

Prodigy and FinConecta‘s Alliance will enable  banks to accelerate their  trip towards testing  remedies  and also running  evidence of concepts to  generating income from APIs  and also  releasing  brand-new offerings  much faster. FinConecta‘s middleware  additionally  provides a catalog of curated Fintech  firms that  offer digital services to  banks on a SaaS  design  and also the ability to access  several  options through a  solitary  combination, 10 times faster.

For Fintechs  currently  running in Canada and the United States of America or  happy to do so, this Alliance  uses  international exposure to  possible  customers, a  detailed sandbox to  examination products, and a  solitary  combination  with normalized APIs, giving them  accessibility to core banking systems without having to integrate with them  separately.

 Regarding Prodigy Ventures Inc – Fintech News Canada

. Prodigy  supplies Fintech innovation. The Company provides leading  side  systems, including IDVerifact  for digital  identification, and new Fintech platforms for open banking  and also  repayments. Our  solutions  organization, Prodigy Labs , integrates  as well as customizes our  systems for  special enterprise customer  demands, and  offers technology services for  electronic  identification,  settlements, open  financial  as well as digital  improvement. Digital  change  solutions  consist of strategy, architecture, design,  task management,  active  growth,  high quality engineering and  team augmentation. Prodigy has been  identified as one of Canada‘s fastest growing  firms with  numerous  honors: Deloitte‘s  Quick 50 Canada  as well as  Quick 500 North America (2016, 2017, 2018), Branham 300 (2017, 2018),  Development  Checklist (2018, 2019  as well as 2020), Canada‘s Top  Expanding  Firms (2019  and also 2020).

 Regarding FinConecta 

– Fintech News Canada

FinConecta is a  worldwide  modern technology  business  devoted to  increasing digitization of  money  and also open banking.  Established in 2016, headquartered in Miami,  as well as with operations in  numerous  nations around the world, FinConecta is a FDX  Participant  and also AWS Advanced Partner.  Discover more at Fintech News Canada.


Fintech news around the world

Fintech news around the  marketplace


Fintech News Philippines

Earlier this week, Philippines-based Netbank, a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, went live in the Southeast  Oriental  nation.

Netbank  has actually  apparently been developed by an  skilled team of international and  neighborhood  financial  specialists. Like the  nation‘s  electronic  financial institution Tonik, Netbank is a  completely  controlled banking  establishment that  will certainly be operating under a  country  financial  license.

The Netbank platform is  presently in operation. The  financial institution is booking  financings that are  come from by  3  various  alternate  lending institutions. It  has actually also  executed the  framework  called for to offer a  detailed  series of banking  options,  utilizing Amazon Web  Solutions (AWS) to  run its core banking system.

Netbank says that it  intends to offer  easy, creative,  budget friendly services  to make sure that Fintechs in the Philippines are able to  conveniently open  brand-new accounts,  supply  car loans  and also take care of their payments.

Netbank confirmed that it  will certainly introducing a  variety of  devices for compliance,  scams  administration, API  solutions,  as well as other  monetary applications.

Netbank  included that they are a member of PesoNet  and also Instapay. The  financial institution  likewise  kept in mind that the support  used by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the  country‘s central bank, has been  rather  valuable,  specifically when  formally  releasing its neobanking  system.

Fintech News Canada

Canadian fintech company Ratehub Inc. has  released a property/casualty (P/C)  broker agent called RH  Insurance policy.

Toronto-based Ratehub, which  runs the financial  item  contrast site,  stated the launch brings the  business one step closer  in the direction of achieving its  objective of being Canada‘s  best source for digital personal  financing products across  insurance policy,  home mortgages,  bank card, investing  as well as banking  items.

Fintech News Malaysia

The Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM), a  vital enabler  and also national platform for the facilitation of Malaysia‘s journey to becoming a leading  center for Financial  Innovation (Fintech)  advancement and  financial investment in the region hosted its  4th Annual Grand  Satisfying (AGM) which was held  basically on 30 April 2021.
The AGM was  participated in by its  outbound  board members from the 2019/2020 term and  reps from  prestigious  participant organisations. The AGM was  assembled with the purpose of  evaluating the  progression  attained by the Association thus far, the Covid-19  relevant  difficulties  encountered by the  sector, strategising the  means  ahead for the  more development of Malaysia‘s fintech industry  and also most importantly,  revealing the  brand-new line-up of committee members  that  will certainly be helming FAOM for the 2020/2021 term.

Fintech News Australia

Australia‘s fintech  start-up, mx51  introduced that the company has secured $25 million in the Series A  financing round to  increase its  development.

According to an  main  news, the  current  financing round was led by Acorn Capital, Artesian, Commencer  Resources  as well as Mastercard.  On top of that, the company is planning to introduce new  attributes to compete with other  repayment platforms in the country.

Fintech News Switzerland

Switzerland-based Fintech  company neon has  safeguarded 7 million CHF (appr. $7.78 million) from existing  financiers and has  likewise  released a crowdfunding round for  customers.

The neon team notes:

 Excessive fees, inflexible opening times,  way too much bureaucracy  and also  difficult apps. To us, it was clear: it can’t go on like that. That‘s why we  constructed neon. neon is your transaction account for your  day-to-day  financial resources. No base  charges,  complimentary Mastercard. Super  straightforward. All on your smartphone. 100% independent.

 Financiers in neon‘s  financial investment round  supposedly  consist of the TX Group,  Foundation Ventures, QoQa  Providers SA, the Helvetia  Endeavor Fund, the Schwyzer Kantonalbank‘s  technology foundation, as well as  exclusive investors.

With 70,000 clients currently on board, neon is  presenting equity crowdinvesting with tokenized non-voting shares which will reportedly be kept in a personal  budget. The Swiss  electronic  property  system Sygnum Bank is  working as the tokenization partner. As  formerly reported, Sygnum  Financial institution, a  certified crypto-asset bank,  has actually been founded on Swiss  and also Singapore heritage and operates  worldwide.

Fintech News UK

Financial  modern technology  company Wise  stated Tuesday that  individuals in India  would certainly  currently  have the ability to send  cash abroad to 44 countries around the world.

That includes  areas like Singapore, the U.K., the United States, the United Arab Emirates as well as  nations in the euro zone.

India‘s outward remittances in the   2019-2020 was around $18.75 billion, with more than 60% of it  classified under  traveling  as well as paying for studying abroad, according to  information from the Reserve Bank of India. Under a liberalized remittance  system, the  reserve bank  permits  citizens to  openly send up to $250,000 abroad to fund  individual expenses or  education and learning per  fiscal year which  starts in April and  finishes in March the  list below year.

Fintech News in India

Jai Kisan, an Indian startup that is  trying to bring  economic  solutions to rural India, where commercial  financial institutions have a single-digit penetration,  claimed on Monday it  has actually  increased $30 million in a new  funding round as it  aims to scale its  service.

 Numerous  countless people in India today live in rural areas.  A lot of them don’t have a  credit history. The  occupations they  deal with  greatly farming aren’t  taken into consideration a  service by most  loan providers in India. These farmers  as well as  various other  specialists also don’t  have actually a documented  credit rating, which puts them in a  dangerous  classification for banks to  provide them a  funding.

Fintech News Singapore

Switzerland-based Fintech firm neon  has actually  protected 7 million CHF (appr. $7.78 million) from existing  capitalists and has also  released a crowdfunding round for clients.

The neon team notes:

  Extreme fees, inflexible opening times,  excessive  administration  and also complicated apps. To us, it was clear: it can’t go on like that. That‘s why we built neon. neon is your  purchase account for your  daily  funds. No base  costs, free Mastercard. Super simple. All on your  mobile phone. 100% independent.

Investors in neon‘s  financial investment round  supposedly  consist of the TX Group, BackBone Ventures, QoQa  Solutions SA, the Helvetia Venture Fund, the Schwyzer Kantonalbank‘s  advancement  structure,  along with private investors.

With 70,000 clients  presently  aboard, neon is introducing equity crowdinvesting with tokenized non-voting shares which will reportedly be kept in a personal  budget. The Swiss  electronic asset platform Sygnum Bank is  acting as the tokenization partner. As previously reported, Sygnum  Financial institution, a  accredited crypto-asset bank, has been founded on Swiss and Singapore heritage  as well as operates  worldwide.


Fintech News  – UK must have a fintech taskforce to protect £11bn business, says report by Ron Kalifa

Fintech News  – UK needs a fintech taskforce to shield £11bn industry, says report by Ron Kalifa

The government has been urged to grow a high profile taskforce to guide innovation in financial technology during the UK’s growth plans after Brexit.

The body, which may be called the Digital Economy Taskforce, would get together senior figures from throughout regulators and government to co ordinate policy and clear away blockages.

The suggestion is actually a component of an article by Ron Kalifa, former boss of your payments processor Worldpay, that was made by the Treasury found July to come up with ways to make the UK 1 of the world’s leading fintech centres.

“Fintech isn’t a niche market within financial services,” states the review’s writer Ron Kalifa OBE.

Kalifa’s Fintech Review lastly published: Here are the 5 key results Image source: Ron Kalifa OBE/Bank of England.

For weeks rumours have been swirling about what can be in the long-awaited Kalifa review into the fintech sector and, for the most part, it looks like most were position on.

According to FintechZoom, the report’s publication arrives almost a year to the day time that Rishi Sunak first guaranteed the review in his 1st budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer found May last season.

Ron Kalifa OBE, a non-executive director belonging to the Court of Directors on the Bank of England as well as the vice chairman of WorldPay, was selected by Sunak to head up the deep dive into fintech.

Allow me to share the reports 5 key recommendations to the Government:

Regulation and policy

In a move that has to be music to fintech’s ears, Kalifa has suggested developing and adopting common details standards, which means that incumbent banks’ slow legacy methods just simply won’t be sufficient to get by any longer.

Kalifa has additionally suggested prioritising Smart Data, with a certain focus on amenable banking and opening upwards a great deal more channels of correspondence between bigger financial institutions and open banking-friendly fintechs.

Open Finance also gets a shout out in the article, with Kalifa informing the government that the adoption of open banking with the aim of attaining open finance is actually of paramount importance.

As a result of their increasing popularity, Kalifa has additionally recommended tighter regulation for cryptocurrencies and also he has additionally solidified the dedication to meeting ESG objectives.

The report implies the creating of a fintech task force together with the improvement of the “technical awareness of fintechs’ markets” and business models will help fintech flourish inside the UK – Fintech News .

Following the achievements belonging to the FCA’ regulatory sandbox, Kalifa has also recommended a’ scalebox’ that will assist fintech businesses to develop and expand their operations without the fear of choosing to be on the wrong aspect of the regulator.


So as to get the UK workforce up to speed with fintech, Kalifa has recommended retraining employees to meet the growing needs of the fintech sector, proposing a sequence of low-cost education courses to accomplish that.

Another rumoured accessory to have been incorporated in the article is actually an innovative visa route to make sure top tech talent isn’t place off by Brexit, guaranteeing the UK is still a leading international competitor.

Kalifa suggests a’ Fintech Scaleup Stream’ which will give those with the needed skills automatic visa qualification and also offer guidance for the fintechs selecting top tech talent abroad.


As previously suspected, Kalifa suggests the federal government produce a £1bn Fintech Growth Fund to assist homegrown firms scale and expand.

The report suggests that the UK’s pension planting containers may just be a fantastic method for fintech’s financial backing, with Kalifa mentioning the £6 trillion now sat inside private pension schemes in the UK.

According to the report, a small slice of this particular container of cash could be “diverted to high progress technology opportunities like fintech.”

Kalifa in addition has advised expanding R&D tax credits because of the popularity of theirs, with ninety seven per cent of founders having utilized tax-incentivised investment schemes.

Despite the UK being house to some of the world’s most productive fintechs, few have chosen to list on the London Stock Exchange, in reality, the LSE has observed a 45 per cent reduction in the selection of companies that are listed on its platform after 1997. The Kalifa examination sets out measures to change that and makes several recommendations that seem to pre-empt the upcoming Treasury-backed review into listings led by Lord Hill.

The Kalifa report reads: “IPOs are thriving globally, driven in section by tech companies that have become essential to both customers and businesses in search of digital tools amid the coronavirus pandemic plus it is essential that the UK seizes this particular opportunity.”

Under the strategies laid out in the assessment, free float requirements will likely be reduced, meaning companies don’t have to issue a minimum of 25 per cent of the shares to the general population at virtually any one time, rather they will just need to give 10 per cent.

The review also suggests using dual share constructs which are much more favourable to entrepreneurs, indicating they will be in a position to maintain control in their companies.


In order to make certain the UK is still a best international fintech end point, the Kalifa review has advised revising the present Fintech News  –  “Fintech International Action Plan.”

The review suggests launching an international fintech portal, including a specific overview of the UK fintech scene, contact information for local regulators, case research studies of previous success stories as well as details about the help and grants readily available to international companies.

Kalifa even implies that the UK needs to create stronger trade relationships with previously untapped markets, focusing on Blockchain, regtech, payments & open banking and remittances.

National Connectivity

Another solid rumour to be established is actually Kalifa’s recommendation to create 10 fintech’ Clusters’, or regional hubs, to guarantee local fintechs are actually offered the support to develop and grow.

Unsurprisingly, London is actually the only super hub on the list, which means Kalifa categorises it as a global leader in fintech.

After London, there are actually 3 big as well as established clusters where Kalifa recommends hubs are actually proven, the Pennines (Manchester and Leeds), Scotland, with specific guide to the Edinburgh/Glasgow corridor, and Birmingham – Fintech News .

While other aspects of the UK have been categorised as emerging or maybe specialist clusters, like Bristol and Bath, Newcastle and Durham, Cambridge, Reading and West of London, Wales (especially Cardiff and South Wales) Northern Ireland.

The Kalifa review suggests nurturing the top ten regions, making an effort to focus on the specialities of theirs, while simultaneously enhancing the channels of communication between the other hubs.

Fintech News  – UK needs a fintech taskforce to safeguard £11bn industry, says report by Ron Kalifa