Yaacov Martin, CEO of The Jifiti Group, Comments on Competition Between Traditional Lenders and BNPL Providers After CFPB’s Ruling

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took action to make sure that consumers can dispute charges and obtain refunds on BNPL products and services, making BNPL lenders follow similar rules as credit card companies. So, what does this mean for banks and Fintechs? As… Read More

 

 




Digital Assets Exchange Bybit Integrates Fireblocks Off Exchange

Fireblocks Off Exchange enables businesses across the world to trade on centralized exchanges without introducing counterparty risk. Today, they’re sharing that Bybit is the newest exchange to integrate with Off Exchange. Bybit, a crypto exchange, joins Deribit, with further integrations to follow. These include BIT,… Read More

Netcapital Announces Launch of Beta Version for Secondary Trading Platform

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Reg A Issuer Armed Forces Brewing Company Places Invest Now Link on Beer

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Mt. Gox Repayment Process Appears Controlled, Spread Across Crypto Exchanges, Reducing Likelihood of Significant Short-Term Market Disruption – Report

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Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Declined, Ethereum Added 120.8K ETH to its Supply, as Emissions Outpaced Burns in Q2 2024 – Report

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UK’s Bondsmith Teams Up with abrdn to Launch Fully Integrated Cash Savings Solution

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British Business Bank Announces First Deal from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund II

Midlands Engine Investment Fund II has announced its first major equity deal. Aircraft robotics firm True Position Robotics has raised £1 million to support business expansion. The British Business Bank has announced the first deal from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund II “with a £1… Read More

European Online Investing Platform Bondora Reports €1 Billion Investment Milestone

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DECTA, Cashflows Execs React to CHAPS Payment Systems Outages Impact

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AI-Powered Tax Firm April Adds Google Vet Raj Doshi as COO

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Fintech Ecosystem Report: Blockbuster Deals to Stripe and AlphaSense Buoy a Flat Quarter for Fintechs

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Clear Street Is Reportedly Set to Acquire Fox River Algorithmic Trading Division from Instinet

Clear Street, a cloud-native financial technology firm on a mission to modernize the brokerage ecosystem, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Instinet’s Fox River algorithmic trading business. Fox River provides a comprehensive “suite of algorithmic execution solutions in US and Canadian equities.” These… Read More

Global Fintech FIS Introduces Digital Lending Solution for SMBs

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Central Banks of UAE, Indonesia Partner for Cross-Border Payment Systems

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Matera, a Banking Software Provider, Announces $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus

Matera, a banking software provider, announced a $100 million investment from Warburg Pincus, a global growth investor. The investment will be used to fund the company’s “expansion into the North American market and further expand product development.” Founded in Brazil, Matera is a technology “provider… Read More

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The co-founder of a cloud platform for global card processing insists that recent payment systems outages are the price the world pays for widely used yet outdated infrastructure. Robert Kraal is the CBDO of Silverflow, which offers a cloud-native solution with a single API for… Read More

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