Kyle Sonlin: CEO at Security Token Market Discusses Potential Impact of Security Tokens on Global Financial System

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We recently connected with Kyle Sonlin, CEO at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting the nascent blockchain-based security tokens space. Sonlin explained how the global financial system is evolving rapidly and how security tokens can help streamline many traditional business processes. Sonlin… Read More

UK Fintech Curve Partners Cardlytics to Offer In-App Rewards Program

UK-based Fintech Curve, an all-in-one card provider, has teamed up with Cardlytics in order to offer an in-app rewards program. Through the partnership, Curve’s million-plus UK clients will be able to connect with Cardlytics’ 100+ recognized high street brands, such as Pret a Manger, JustEat,… Read More

UK’s OneBanks, which Offers Face-to-Face Banking Services on Behalf of Banks, Hires Andy Willmot as CTO

OneBanks, the developer of a pop-up kiosk format which can offer in-person banking services on behalf of several different banks and financial services customers, has appointed Andy Willmot,  (the Chief Digital Architect at Lloyds Banking Group) as its Chief Technical Officer. With banks now beginning… Read More

Digital Transformation: 68% of Singapore Consumers Prefer All-Digital Channels when Engaging with their Bank during Financial Hardship

During the past year, firms have been focused on accelerating their digital transformation strategies in order to maintain operations in a post-COVID environment. Their investments in digital technology have been essential to retaining business and clients. Companies now require the tools to conduct business remotely,… Read More

HSBC UK Reports that Biometric Verification with its Caller ID Program, Voice ID, Reduced Bank Fraud by 50%

HSBC‘s caller ID program Voice ID has reportedly managed to reduce telephone banking fraud by more than 50% during the past 12 months, indicating that biometric verification can be quite effective in fighting against bad actors. HSBC says that its voice biometrics system has helped… Read More

Revere VC Raises $1.35 Million Seed Round, Launches Curated VC Platform – “the Portal”

Revere VC, a San Francisco and Hong Kong-based asset management firm, has closed on a $1.35 million seed round. Simultaneously, Revere said it had launched its flagship product called “the Portal”  – a curated VC platform and a fund – “the Prime Access Fund.” Revere… Read More

Federal Reserve Opens Consultation on Access to the Payments System

The US Federal Reserve Board has proposed guidelines to evaluate requests for accounts and payment services at Federal Reserve Banks. In a public statement, the Fed said the introduction of new financial products, such as products introduced by Fintechs including novel types of banking charters,… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Adyen Acquires Approval from MAS to Perform Merchant Acquistion Services in Singapore

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments solution provider, reveals that its Singapore-based business entity has managed to acquire approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The permit will allow Adyen to perform merchant acquisition services under the Payment Services Act 2019 (PSA). Effective from… Read More

Sustainable Trading and Yield Farming DeFi Protocol Pera Finance Is Launching on Binance Smart Chain

Pera Finance, a multi-layered and “sustainable” trading & yield farming protocol that’s integrated with a “fully-decentralized” daily trading competition, is launching their native token on Binance Smart Chain (BSC) – which is described as a fast and secure decentralized crypto exchange (based on the “highly… Read More

SEC to Hold Virtual Annual Small Business Forum this Month

The Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation will host the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 40th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation in a virtual event this year in light of the ongoing COVID health crisis. This is the 40th… Read More

Coinbase Pro Is Adding Crypto Tokens Cartesi (CTSI), iExec (RLC), Mirror Protocol (MIR) and Tellor (TRB)

Beginning on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) Coinbase Pro (platform for professional crypto traders) are able to transfer Cartesi (CTSI), iExec (RLC), Mirror Protocol (MIR) and Tellor (TRB) digital tokens into their accounts ahead of scheduled trading. As noted by the Coinbase team: “Support for CTSI, RLC, MIR… Read More



Ziglu, an App Seeking to Bring the Challenger Bank Experience to Crypto, Says Customers Have Doubled During Lockdown

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Ziglu, an app-based service facilitating crypto purchases and transfers, says the number of customers has doubled during the lockdown. Ziglu, founded by Starling Bank co-founder Mark Hipperson, aims to provide a digital bank-like experience for the fast-growing crypto-asset sector. In 2020, Ziglu emerged as the… Read More

Update: TheCarCrowd’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £300,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

  TheCarCrowd, a UK-based “passion asset” investment platform for cars, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £300,000 raised. The funding round, which launched last month, has attracted more than 220 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, TheCarCrowd claims it is building the… Read More

U.S. Fintech Moven Appoints Rich Radice As New CEO

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Moven, a U.S.-based financial wellness platform provider, announced on Wednesday it has appointed its former CFO, Rich Radice, as its new CEO. According to Moven, Radice has been on the company’s team for almost four years and over the past decade he has focused on providing executive… Read More

Regtech Startup First AML Launches in Australia

  First AML, an anti-money laundry regtech startup, announced on Tuesday it has launched its operations in Australia. Founded in 2017, First AML streamlines anti-money laundering compliance through its online identity verification system that may be used by individuals anywhere in the globe through a smartphone.  The… Read More

Billing Solutions Provider BillingPlatform Teams Up With GoCardless to Enhance Quote-To-Cash Processes & Maximize Cash Flows

BillingPlatform, a global cloud-based monetization and billing solution provider, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with UK-based payments platform GoCardless to combine Payment Gateway Framework technology and enhanced ACH debit capabilities in order to help streamline the quote-to-cash processes for businesses so they can get paid… Read More

Fintech & Insurtech Vehicle Subscription Platform NXCR Announces Partnership With J.D. Power

  NextCar Holding Company Inc. (NXCR), a fintech and insurtech vehicle subscription platform, announced on Wednesday it has partnered with data analytics and consumer intelligence provider J.D. Power to bring proprietary data solutions, vehicle valuation, and consumer sunlight to support and strengthen its vehicle subscription… Read More

North American Expansion: Paysend Now Offers Money Transfers from the U.S. to Canada

    Paysend, a UK-based global payments platform, announced on Wednesday it has expanded its services in North America by allowing money transfers from the U.S. to Canada. Paysend further revealed that the expansion will now allow U.S. residents to transfer funds to more than… Read More

Digital Assets: Standard Custody & Trust Company Approved by NYDFS as Regulated Qualified Custodian

Standard Custody & Trust Company, LLC, a custody and settlement platform for digital assets, has received charter status to operate under New York State Banking Law as a regulated qualified custodian. According to a release from the company, the New York State Department of Financial… Read More

BaaS Platform HUBUC Announces Partnership With UK Regtech ComplyAdvantage

  HUBUC announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with regtech ComplyAdvantage to integrate compliance and security screening technology to its banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. HUBUC describes itself as an embedded financial service provider that allows businesses to integrate multiple payment capabilities from a single… Read More

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