Goldman Sachs Continues Retail Fintech Retreat as Marcus Invest to be Sold to Betterment

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Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) , the most respected investment bank in the world, is continuing its retreat from retail Fintech services as it revealed this week that Marcus Invest, its Fintech wealth management platform, would be shuttered and services picked up by Betterment, a registered investment adviser…. Read More

 

 


 



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Nium, Trulioo Announce Identity Verification Collaboration

On April 21, Trulioo, an identity verification platform, announced a collaboration with Nium, a provider of real-time cross-border payments. Nium integrated Trulioo’s Person Match identity verification capability to deliver compliant payment experiences for its U.K. operations. The companies first partnered in 2015, initially for Nium’s… Read More

Real Estate Developers Lithome, SIB Group and PeerBerry Partners Repaid Investors €1.79M of Loans with Interest

PeerBerry’s business partners – real estate developers Lithome and SIB Group– have now reportedly repaid investors two loans totaling €1.79 million with interest. As noted in a blog post by PeerBerry, Lithome has repaid a one-year term loan of €750,000 (the real estate project “Baltupio… Read More

UK’s Digital Asset Trading Firm Zodia Markets Teams Up with CoinMENA

CoinMENA B.S.C., a crypto asset platform licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and sister company CoinMENA FZE, licensed by the Dubai Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA), proudly announces a partnership with Zodia Markets, a UK headquartered digital asset trading business, backed by Standard Chartered…. Read More

Crypto Investments: Germany’s Investors Are Now More Confident in Investing in Digital Assets – Report

After a challenging period for the cryptocurrency / digital assets market last year, investor optimism and confidence in digital assets has returned – albeit with some reservations. This is shown by the results of a joint survey conducted by KPMG in Germany and BTC-ECHO, the… Read More

Blockchain Firm Ripple Labs Files Opposition to SEC’s Suggested $2B in Penalties

Ripple Labs has reportedly issued its latest response to the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) efforts to have the company pay around $2 billion in penalties. This, according to court papers submitted on Monday (April 22, 2024). This latest update comes after the SEC… Read More

AU10TIX’s Serial Fraud Monitor Surpasses $18B Fraud Protection Threshold

AU10TIX, a global provider of identity verification and management, today announced that it has protected companies against more than $18 billion in business fraud since the 2021 launch of its Serial Fraud Monitor (formerly INSTINCT). The tool draws insights from millions of transactions processed across… Read More

Lithuanian Fintech Startup Softloans Secures €1m for Expansion

Softloans, a Fintech startup headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, has successfully secured €1 million in pre-seed funding to bolster its growth and development initiatives. The investment round was spearheaded by venture capital firm Firstpick, alongside contributions from several business angels, signaling strong investor confidence in the… Read More

Only 9 Months of Bitcoin Supply Reportedly Left on Exchanges Due to BTC Halving Related Supply Reduction

Bybit, a global crypto exchange, has released a new report showing that the current supply dynamics of Bitcoin leave only nine months of supply left on exchanges. This market trend is being attributed to the Bitcoin halving, which reduces supply by 50%. Post-halving, the Bitcoin… Read More

Regtech Socure, the Provider of AI for Digital Identity Solutions, Introduces Document Verification Services

Socure, the provider of artificial intelligence for digital identity verification, sanction screening, and fraud prevention, launched its next generation Document Verification (DocV) solution, purpose-built “to tackle the rash of stolen identities, spoofing, and highly sophisticated deepfake attacks that are accelerating in their complexity across nearly… Read More

Fintech Major Ant International to Open New Tech Hub in Malaysia

Ant International, a Fintech and digital payment company headquartered in Singapore, has unveiled plans to establish a new Digital Business Centre in Malaysia, aimed at tapping into the region’s burgeoning tech talent to bolster its global operations. Scheduled to open in 2025, the center will… Read More




Consumer Fintech Chime Shares Key Insights Focused on Financial Literacy

According to a recent survey, the memes are true: while only a quarter (26%) of Gen Z respondents say they can successfully define taxable income, “more than half (52%) of Gen Zs know the mitochondria as the powerhouse of the cell.” On top of that,… Read More

Digital Bank Grasshopper Introduces Online Application to Apply for Small Business Administration Loans

Grasshopper, the digital bank built for the business and innovation economy, announced the launch of a digital application for borrowers to apply directly for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Small business owners can now get pre-qualified for “an SBA 7(a) loan in less than 10… Read More

Aeon Bank Set to Launch as Malaysia’s First Islamic Digital Bank in Q2 2024

Aeon Bank (M) Bhd, a recipient of one of Malaysia’s five digital banking licenses, announced plans to commence operations and launch its banking application by the end of Q2 2024, news agency Bernama has reported. Raja Teh Maimunah Raja Abdul Aziz, CEO of Aeon Bank,… Read More

TabaPay Acquires Assets of Synapse Financial Following Bankruptcy Filing

TabaPay will acquire the assets of Synapse Financial Technologies following the decision of the firm to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The courts must first approve the agreement. The specific terms were not revealed. TabaPay is a payments and transfers Fintech that reportedly provides services… Read More

Near, Non-Prime Consumers Worst Affected by Automotive Lending Trends: Open Lending Report

Open Lending, a provider of automotive lending enablement and risk analytics solutions for financial institutions, released a new Near- and Non-Prime Consumer Update this week, continuing its quarterly report series on automotive lending trends among near- and non-prime consumers. The latest update uncovers disproportionate economic… Read More

Insurtech CyberCybe Releases Report Cautioning Insurance Industry About Potential Attacks on Government and Election Infrastructure

The (re)insurance industry should brace itself for potential attacks on the public sector targeting government and election infrastructure, warns CyberCube, the market enabler of cyber risk analytics for the insurance industry. In a new research report, CyberCube warns government agencies and officials “must increase their… Read More

Cross River Bank, an Embedded Financial Solutions Provider, Releases Report Highlighting its Positive Impact

Cross River Bank, a provider of technology infrastructure and embedded financial solutions, is proud to present its Annual Social Responsibility Impact Report, showcasing its community impact, giving and philanthropic activities and collective commitment to fostering the greater good. Through strategic partnerships, community collaborations and dedicated… Read More

EU Single Market Report Calls For “a clear strategy to bolster private equity and venture capital” as essential.

The former PM of Italy, Enrico Letta, has released a report on how to improve the EU single market. The 147-page document, called “Much More Than a Market,” is a “call to action” to improve upon the single market and monetary union. Letta states that… Read More

Wealthsimple to Assist Rippling with Offering Workplace Savings Programs to Canadian Market

Workplace savings programs should be simple and streamlined, both for employers to manage and for employees to monitor and contribute to their financial growth, according to an update shared by Rippling. That’s why Rippling says it is pleased to announce a new integration with Wealthsimple… Read More

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