CEO of bitFlyer, Ami Nagata, Says MiCA Will Place Europe at the Centre of the Blockchain, Crypto-Asset World

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  On June 30, 2024, the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regime went into effect in the EU. MiCA regulates non-security digital assets, including stablecoins. The EU legislation aims to create an environment where digital asset innovation may take place while providing a compliant ecosystem to… Read More

 

 




Fintech OneCard Enhances Credit Card Repayments with Razorpay

OneCard, a Fintech company in India, is forging a new path in the Indian credit card market and tapping into the fast-growing segment of tech-savvy individuals who value both design and financial control. As noted in a blog post by Razorpay, OneCard reportedly “manage over… Read More

Insurtech Platform Akur8 Selected by MSI to Boost Pricing Capabilities

‍Akur8, the insurance pricing solution powered by “transparent” machine learning, is pleased to announce its partnership with Millennial Specialty Insurance, LLC (MSI), which is said to be one of the largest non-carrier-affiliated managing general agencies in the United States. MSI has selected Akur8’s Risk and… Read More

Financial Services Industry Is on Verge of Major Regulatory Transformation with Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

Law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP recently shared key insights impacting the Fintech and broader financial services sector. Based in London, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and “provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply.” The… Read More

Hong Kong: Results of Consultation on Stablecoins Revealed, ZA Bank Prepares to Support Stablecoin Issuers

A consultation on the regulation of stablecoins in Hong Kong was announced in December of 2023. Stablecoins typically refer to digital assets referencing fiat currency and may be viewed as updated payment rails. Today, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed the results of… Read More

Regtech Sumsub Global Fraud Report: Sophisticated Fraudulent Activities Like Deepfakes Are Increasing

Sumsub is pleased to introduce the ‘2024 Fraudlympics,’ ahead of the upcoming competition in Paris this summer. As part of an awareness campaign, Sumsub unveils new internal data revealing that Nigeria is the country with the highest spike in fraud rates, “across a range of… Read More

Failed Crypto Exchange FTX and CFTC Reportedly Agree to $12.7B Settlement After Extensve Negotiations

Bankrupt virtual currency exchange FTX and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have reportedly agreed to a $12.7 billion settlement. The said agreement between FTX and the CFTC is currently awaiting approval from a Delaware Judge. The parties have been actively engaging in discussions… Read More

Mangopay Announces Global Partnership with ManoMano

Paris-based Mangopay has announced a global partnership with ManoMano. Mangopay is a European Fintech success story that enables digital payments and specializes in supporting marketplaces. ManoMano is another French Fintech that targets the DIY, home improvement, and gardening sectors. ManoMano currently operates in six markets, including France, Belgium, Spain,… Read More

Veld Capital and Maya Capital Complete £45.7M Loan from OakNorth to Fund Development of New Central London Property

OakNorth – the digital bank “for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs,” has provided a £45.7m loan to investment firms, Veld Capital and Maya Capital, to support the development of a major new hotel at 160 Blackfriars Road. Founded in 2009, Veld Capital is a private investment firm… Read More

UK Finance Warns Consumers About Expected Rise in Holiday Scams

UK Finance has recently cautioned consumers about the prevalence of holiday scams as criminals try to trick people this summer. UK Finance notes that as summer approaches and we look for opportunities to take a break away in the sun, UK Finance’s Take Five to… Read More

Majority of UK Sectors Saw Increased Output in June – Research Report

Eight out of 14 UK sectors saw output grow in June, according to latest data from the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker. While this was three fewer than in May (11), when the Tracker reported “a 15-month high when the economy moved back into growth… Read More




Majority of Gen Z in the UK Are Participating in Social Media Challenge to Boost Savings According – Report

Social media may be inspiring a new generation of savvy savers and fiscally responsible young adults, with 74% of Gen Z participating in social media-driven challenges to boost their overall savings, as revealed in the latest NatWest Savings Index. In comparison to other age groups,… Read More

European Supervisory Authorities Consult on Guidelines Under Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR)

The three European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, and ESMA – the ESAs) published a consultation paper on Guidelines under Markets in Crypto-assets Regulation (MiCAR), establishing templates “for explanations and legal opinions regarding the classification of crypto-assets along with a standardized test to foster a common… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Announces Expansion of Home Insurance Offering in the UK

Lemonade (NYSE: LMND), the digital insurance company powered by AI and social impact, today announced the launch of Buildings and Contents insurance in the United Kingdom. Expanding the company’s home insurance offerings, homeowners throughout the UK can now purchase “extensive coverage for their home and… Read More

UK’s Monument Bank Reports £3 Billion in Client Deposits

UK’s Monument Bank is pleased to announce that they have reached £3 billion in client deposits this morning, which is £1 billion more than just over ten weeks ago. Monument Bank claims that Q3 2024 is now “off to a fantastic start.” They further noted… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Releases its Whistleblowing Framework

ADGM’s commitment to transparency, accountability and market integrity has been “strongly reflected” through its coordinated efforts to sustain these pillars. ADGM, the international financial centre of the UAE’s capital, has announced the publication of its whistleblowing framework, “a coordinated initiative between ADGM Authorities to sustain… Read More

Faes & Co Partners with UK Investment Manager, Aims to Boost Real Estate Bridging Finance

Faes & Co. has announced a partnership with UK investment manager Triple Point. The company reports that Triple Point holds more than $4.7 billion in funds under management. The arrangement will see Triple Point provide Faes & Co. with funding to support its lending activities… Read More

Temenos Adds Visa to the Temenos Exchange

Banking platform Temenos (SIX: TEMN) is partnering with Visa to integrate Visa Direct, a Visa money movement solution. The service will be integrated within the Temenos Payments Hub and made available to banks via Temenos Exchange. Last month, Temenos announced the addition of Mastercard Move… Read More

Acorns, a Savings and Investing Fintech App, Announces Key Product Update

Acorns, the savings and investing app for everyday Americans, has announced a key product update. In a note shared with CI, Acorns mentioned that Later Match is “a recently launched feature that offers a 3% and 1% IRA match on new contributions for people using… Read More

Intelligent Transaction Search on CashPro Introduced by Bank of America, Aims to Improve Ease of Doing Business

When it comes to finding, analyzing and acting on their company’s financial information, corporate finance departments, treasurers and chief financial officers (CFOs) expect the same ease and convenience they enjoy while managing their personal finances. That is reportedly why Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is… Read More

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