Synapse Failure Impacts Other Fintechs, Crowdfunding Platforms

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Synapse, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) provider labeled in 2023 as one of the World’s Best Fintech Companies by CNBC, is in the throes of bankruptcy. In just a few short months, things have changed dramatically at Synapse it seems. It has been reported… Read More




Working Capital Fintech C2FO Launches National MSME Funding Platform in India

C2FO announced the launch of C2treds, the global fintech’s first national platform that expands working capital access “to all micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India.” C2FO is the latest and only US-based fintech “to join the Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS), distinguishing itself… Read More

Saudi Central Bank Licenses Hala Financing for Debt-Based Crowdfunding

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has officially licensed Hala Financing to provide debt-based crowdfunding solutions in Saudi Arabia, a significant step in broadening the financial services available within the kingdom. This recent authorization increases the total number of companies licensed to offer these services to… Read More

TRIVER and Experian to Boost Lending to SMEs

Businesses looking for short-term capital can access funding in rapid time thanks to a new partnership between Experian and alternative lender, TRIVER. TRIVER aims to enhance the SME lending process “by underwriting the risk of small business borrowing quickly and easily, providing advances on business… Read More

Australia’s CBA Cautions Small Businesses Against Tax Time Scams

Commonwealth Bank is urging small businesses to be extra vigilant this tax season, as scammers use sophisticated tactics to rob hardworking Australians of their tax returns. With the end of financial year approaching, scammers and cybercriminals “generally ramp up their tax scam activity, using phishing… Read More

Mainvest Shares Additional Information on Wind Down, Synapse Issues

CI reported earlier this week that Mainvest, a FINRA-regulated funding portal, is winding down operations. In an email, a spokesperson for the company provided additional insight into the unfortunate outcome. CI noted that Mainvest was one of many companies that have been impacted by the… Read More

Solidus Labs Joins LëtzBlock to Support Innovation and Integrity at Luxembourg based Crypto Hub

Solidus Labs is pleased to announce their membership in LëtzBlock, a recently formed Luxembourgish association dedicated to advancing a safe, regulated, and integrity-driven blockchain ecosystem. This initiative unites crypto professionals with “the shared goal of promoting responsible innovation and shaping a robust legal framework for… Read More

Genesis Global and Inovotek Solutions to Support Software Innovation in Financial Markets Sector

Genesis Global and Inovotek Solutions, an IT consultant and Murex integration specialist, announced they are partnering to accelerate software innovation in the financial markets industry. The firms will apply the power of the Genesis Application Platform and the expertise in Inovotek’s team of more than… Read More

Raido Capital Partners Joins American Fintech Council

The American Fintech Council, an industry association representing fintech companies and BaaS banks, announced this week that Raido Capital Partners became their newest strategic partner. “Raido delivers a unique perspective and the hands-on approach that currently serves their portfolio companies and will now serve as… Read More

Deutsche Bank Commits €105 Million to Capchase, Will Support Saas Firms

Deutsche Bank is providing Capchase with a €105 million credit facility. Capchase is a “revenue acceleration firm” for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. According to Capchase, the financing contributes to the more than $1 billion in combined debt and equity financing it has received since its founding… Read More

Fintech SumUp Now Offers Direct Debits for UK Merchants

Fintech SumUp says it has launched direct debits for UK merchants. According to a company statement the service is now available for merchants that have a Business Account with SumUp. The SumIUp Business Account is managed via smartphone and enables merchants to spend, save, and… Read More

British Business Bank Updates on Recovery Loan Progress

The British Business Bank has posted new data for the third iteration of its Recovery Loan Scheme, which allows smaller firms to raise up to £2 million. Businesses can use the loans for any purpose, including cashflow management, investment, and growth. The terms of the… Read More

Iberpay and Santander Announced As Inaugural Participants in One-Leg Out Instant Credit Transfer Scheme

Iberpay and Santander are the inaugural participants in the One-Leg Out (OLO) Instant Credit Transfer (OCT Inst) scheme. Iberpay will act as a Clearing and Settlement Mechanism (CSM) “for OCT Inst transactions via Santander, and will also “be a scheme participant in the role of… Read More

Hong Kong Introduces Digital Yuan Wallets Through Mainland Banks

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has launched the digital yuan, also known as e-CNY,marking a significant step in the integration of digital currencies in the region’s financial system. According to reports from Sing Tao Daily, the launch event was hosted by Howard Lee Tat-chi,… Read More

UK Industry Professional Comments on Government’s Move to Form Sustainability Disclosure Technical Advisory Committee

KPMG has commented on the important step on the road to ISSB adoption in the United Kingdom. KPMG recently shared key insights on the announcement that the UK Government has established the UK Sustainability Disclosure Technical Advisory Committee. Providing their perspective on the announcement that… Read More

Factris Relaunches AI-Enhanced Finance Automation Platform

A replacement of Factris’ FAB (Finance Automation for Business) platform has been released simultaneously across all five of Factris’ markets. These are Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania. Improvements include offering more types of financing, faster approval, direct control of accounts, and easier access to funds thanks to the platform’s… Read More

UK Sector and Business Growth Remains Steady Despite Increased Cost Pressures – Report

The number of growing UK sectors remained resilient in April, despite cost pressures spreading across the economy, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker. In April, eight of the 14 UK sectors monitored “by the Tracker saw output growth – one fewer than… Read More

Bitlayer, the Bitcoin Security-Equivalent L2 Solution Based on BitVM Paradigm, Receives Investment from OKX

OKX are pleased to announce that they have invested in Bitlayer, which is describe as the first Bitcoin security-equivalent Layer 2 based on BitVM. Bitlayer aims to scale the Bitcoin network’s transaction capability. Advocating for the Taproot and BitVM technologies, Bitlayer has “adopted the Discreet… Read More

Singapore Fintech Firm Osome Raises $17m in Series B Funding

Osome, a Singapore-based financial administration platform catering to founders and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has raised over $17 million in its Series B funding round which was a combination of equity and debt financing. The round saw participation from both new and existing investors…. Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Significant Increase in Purchase Scams Reported to Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is warning consumers about a new wave of purchase scams which is luring consumers to make payments for goods and services through an advertisement online, which then transpires to be fake. In the last year, there has been “a 32% increase in… Read More

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