Top US Crowdfunding Platform Republic Acquires UK based Seedrs in $100 Million Deal

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Republic, a leading US-based securities crowdfunding platform, has acquired Seedrs – a top UK-based investment crowdfunding platform that operates across Europe. The deal brings together two of the most effective investment platforms in the online capital formation sector. Republic is a full-stack crowdfunding platform offering… Read More

Australian Mobile Payments Platform, Mr Yum, Secures £48M via Series A led by Tiger Global

Australian mobile payments firm, Mr Yum, has secured £48 million via a Series A round that was  led by Tiger Global. This is reportedly the largest Series A for a female-led firm from Australia, and the third-largest Series A in Australian markets. Other investors that… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform BitMEX Introduces BitMEX EARN Program

Global crypto trading platform BitMEX. which was hit earlier this year with a $100 milllion penalty pertaining to CFTC action claiming illegal trading, AML violations and other charges, has announced the launch of BitMEX EARN. This interest-bearing product “offers the highest annual percentage rate (APR)… Read More

Republic of North Macedonia Introduces National Digital ID Program with Assistance from Mastercard

The Republic of North Macedonia has introduced its National Digital Identity Service – with assistance from Mastercard (NYSE: MA) – in order to support the nation’s fast-evolving digital economy. The partnership between Mastercard and the Macedonian Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) – first… Read More

Wealth Academy Launched by Standard Chartered and INSEAD, a Leading Graduate Business School

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) and INSEAD, one of the largest graduate business schools, have announced the launch of the Standard Chartered-INSEAD Wealth Academy, with a multi-year client engagement and wealth management global education program “for the Bank’s Relationship Managers and Wealth Specialists.” Co-created by financial… Read More

ACI Worldwide Introduces Network Intelligence Tech to Tackle Real-Time Payments Fraud

ACI Worldwide, an international provider of real-time payments and virtual payment software services, has introduced its Network Intelligence Technology as a key part of ACI Fraud Management. The tech allows banking institutions, processors, acquirers, and networks to complement fraud prevention strategies by enabling them to… Read More

Experian Introduces Service to Help UK Lenders with Offering Quicker, Accurate Lending Decisions

Consumers in the United Kingdom can now get access to enhanced financial products and services, as Experian introduces a service to assist lenders with offering quicker, more accurate, and reliable lending decisions. Work Report™ is reportedly the first digital verification service that should enable clients… Read More

Garanti BBVA Provides its Corporate Clients the Ability to Upload Financial Data via Internet Banking

Taking a leading role in the sector with its innovative solutions in virtual banking, Garanti BBVA has implemented the Document Upload function for their corporate clients where they are able to add their financial data from Corporate Internet Banking. With this new function, Garanti BBVA… Read More

Malaysian Conglomerate Berjaya Corp. Sells 30% of its Equity Interest in Razer Fintech

Malaysia-based business conglomerate Berjaya Corporation (BCorp) has revealed that it sold off 30% of its equity interest in Razer Fintech to Razer Midas for around $53.57 million (appr. RM 223.89 million). BCorp will reportedly be holding onto the remaining 19% stake in Razer Fintech. Before… Read More

Axletree Solutions, a Provider of Financial Integration Solutions, Partners with Roxe, the Open Global Payment Network

Axletree Solutions, an international provider of bank connectivity and financial integration solutions that power more than $50 billion in daily transaction volumes, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Roxe, the open global payment network. As mentioned in the announcement, Roxe’s solutions power… Read More

Asian Crypto Payments Firm TripleA Granted MAS Digital Payment License, 170+ Applications Received

Asian cryptocurrency payments company TripleA has been granted a digital payment token license by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). TripleA is the first standard payment institution to receive this license, the company said. The designation allows TripleA to provide end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for… Read More


NordVPN: 1.6M Stolen American Card Detail Sets For Sale on Dark Web

Americans are the most common target of payment card fraud, based on details for sale on the dark web, new research published this week by NordVPN shows. The company analyzed 4.5 million payment card details belonging to citizens of 140 countries that were found by… Read More

Grayscale Points to Letter Sent to the SEC Advocating for Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has consistently denied aspiring exchange-traded products that aim to offer a Bitcoin ETF based on the spot price of the world’s most popular digital asset. Recently, a Bitcoin ETF based on Bitcoin futures was approved but this was effectively… Read More

STP Investment Services, which Supports $340B in Assets, Acquires Fund Administrator, Tower Fund Services

STP Investment Services, an international, end-to-end investment operations service provider that supports over $340 billion in total assets, has reportedly acquired third-party fund administrator Tower Fund Services. The acquisition deal substantially increases STP’s alternative fund administration value proposition for its clients, “while simultaneously delivering Tower… Read More

UK SMEs Cheering Up as 2022 Looms: MarketFinance Survey

SMEs across the United Kingdom are somewhat optimistic consumer demand will soon rise, the results of a survey by fintech MarketFinance suggest. MarketFinance asked 2,000 SME owners across the UK about their outlook for 2022 and beyond, gauging their short and long-term plans for business… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

Crypto.com to Acquire Nadex and the Small Exchange from IG Group

Crypto.com, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency and financial services platforms, has announced that it has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex) — a US-headquartered retail-focused, regulated online exchange and clearinghouse offering derivative products… Read More

SunTec, Mambu to Integrate Revenue Management, Cloud Banking Platforms

SunTec Business Solutions and Mambu this week announced a partnership with plans to integrate its complete revenue management solution with Mambu’s cloud banking platform. As part of this partnership, SunTec’s pricing, billing, and benefits management solutions will be available to banks for integration into the… Read More

Wise Card Launches in Canada

Wise (LSE:WISE), formerly doing business as Transferwise, has launched its “Wise Card” in Canada. Wise states that Canadians may now spend money around the world and shop online knowing they’re getting the best exchange rate along with low fees. Wise started as Fintech focusing on… Read More

CFPB Slams Traditional Banks for Reliance on Overdraft Fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is out with a note that hammers traditional banks and their reliance on overdraft fees. Frequently the target of neobanks and other Fintechs, the overdraft fee has been criticized as the $30 cup of coffee when someone inadvertently makes… Read More

Bitcoin Bounce is Due to these Reasons: Crypto Analyst

Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto, is always a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Rocketing higher one week, only to tank the next, Bitcoin is not an asset for the faint of heart. Recently, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of almost $69,000. Within a few… Read More

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