[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nima Ghamsari, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Blend, a Silicon Valley...
LendIt Europe 2017 keynote speaker Christoph Rieche, Iwoca CEO, announced the API with fellow fintech Tide is now live; the API allows third parties to access Iwoca’s credit and underwriting process which can decide on a loan within 10 minutes; Tide will provide Iwoca with data to help speed up credit decisions. Source.
JPMorgan Chase has been active in fintech partnerships with firms like Truecar, OnDeck and Roostify; they are now partnering with Bill.com in an effort to eliminate paper checks; JPMorgan spent $600 mn last year building fintech solutions and partnering with firms according to a letter CEO Jamie Dimon sent to shareholders in April. Source
Abe Smith, founder and CEO of UK based Dealflo tells Banking Technology about the big opportunity for UK fintechs in China; China and the UK have recently formed as closer partnership with Teresa May signing s number of deals and partnerships; three key areas for UK fintechs to focus on include approaching China for the unique market it is, work with a local group or team of advisors and understand the complex data residency programs. Source.
Meta has delved into the world of NFTs and web3 to help creators monetize their assets. They say partnerships with fintechs are essential.