FinTech Monthly: Atom Bank launches with biometrics, $1bn blockchain spend by 2017 & more

We filmed at Rise London and spoke to Magdalena Kron, VP for Open Innovation of Barclays about the accelerator.

In the final episode of the year, we look at the top 100 FinTech companies, have the latest blockchain news and forecasts and hear Tech Stars’ top FinTech Tips for 2016.

All this and more in your monthly roundup of FinTech news, brought to you by Georgie Barrat.

In the news

The UK comes out on top of KPMG’s fintech 100, ex Bank of England executive Sir David Walker joins Blockchain startup Setl and Atom Bank launches with Biometrics.

As financial institutions are set to spend $1bn on blockchain technology by 2017, we asked Richard Goold of Wragge, Lawrence, Graham & Co for his views on the legal implications of implementing blockchain tech.

We spoke to Chris Adelsbach, MD of Techstars, about his predictions for FinTech in 2016.