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Interview with Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance

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Founded in 2014, Innovate Finance is an independent membership association, a non-profit that represents the UK’s global FinTech community and advances the country’s position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators. More than … READ MORE

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Currencycloud Tackling the High Cost and Complexity of Global Payments

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I’ve long been interested in foreign exchange and cross-border payments. Several years ago, a partner and I undertook a series of interviews with lawyers, bankers, small businesses, startups, and individuals with the intention of identifying an opportunity for innovation. One … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Insurance, Startups

Brolly. Noun. An Umbrella. Chiefly British.

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The use of an umbrella to represent coverage and protection has a long history among companies in the insurance industry. Brolly was the latest, until Travelers bullied them into changing their logo. Co-founded in 2016 by Phoebe Hugh, Brolly is … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Marketing, Wealth Management

CMO Interview: Dr. Ella Rabener of Scalable Capital – Part Two

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One of the toughest things for any B2C FinTech startup is finding cost-effective client acquisition strategies that scale. At European robo-advisor Scalable Capital, that challenge falls to Ella Rabener, co-founder and CMO. This is the second of a two-part interview. … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: FinTech, Innovation, Uncategorized

Discussing Innovation with Brendan Bradley of Eurex

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Publicly-traded Deutsche Boerse Group (“DBG”), with headquarters in Frankfurt, is a leading global operators of exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Its services include equities and derivatives trading, clearing and settlement of orders, custody of securities, and the provision of … READ MORE

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FILED UNDER: Accelerators, Insurance

Application Period Open for Startupbootcamp Insurance in London

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Insurance is not known for innovation. Those of us who have tried to transform the insurance industry – whether from inside, outside, or both – bear the scars. The multi-trillion dollar insurance industry seems to have so far dodged the … READ MORE

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Trends in FinTech Recruiting with David Boehmer of Heidrick & Struggles – Part 2

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This is part two of a two part interview with David Boehmer, Regional Managing Partner of the Financial Services Practice for Europe and Africa at Heidrick & Struggles. He is based in London. (Part one in here: http://j.mp/1CvlIiX.) Q.   David, entrepreneurs will … READ MORE

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