Omar Faridi

European Digital Bank N26 Appoints Juan Bongiovanni to Key Executive Role

European digital bank N26 recently announced the appointment of Juan Bongiovanni to a key executive role. As noted in a blog post by N26, the digital bank confirmed the appointment of global marketing professional Juan Bongiovanni as Chief Marketing Officer. Juan will reportedly join the… Read More

Fintech SumUp Secures €285M via Round Led By Sixth Street Growth and Bain Capital Tech Opportunities

SumUp, the global financial services company, announced it raised €285 million in funding led by Sixth Street Growth with further participation by Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, Fin Capital, and Liquidity Group. The funding will be used “to expand SumUp’s global footprint and deliver the tools… Read More

Thistle Initiatives Teams Up with ClearBank, the Enabler of Real-Time Clearing and Embedded Banking Services

Thistle Initiatives, part of the Thistle Group is pleased to announce its partnership agreement with ClearBank, the enabler of real-time clearing and embedded banking for financial institutions, “as its first trusted client compliance partner. ” As ClearBank’s partner, Thistle Initiatives provides support “on matters including,… Read More

UK’s FCA Recommends Greater Support for Consumers’ Financial Decisions via Regulator and Government Proposals

More people could access advice or support to help make their money “work harder” under proposals set out today by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Government. The potential options aim to help more people benefit from investment opportunities, provide for later life, “save… Read More

Investment Platforms: GUGU and Alpaca to Pave the Way for US Stock Investing in Asian Markets

In the bustling financial landscape of Hong Kong, Asia Win Inc Limited, under Owen Huang’s leadership, introduced GUGU in June 2020. GUGU is not just a financial platform; it’s a mission-driven venture committed “to breaking down barriers for Asian investors looking to enter the US… Read More

BIGG Digital Assets to Help with Applying AI Models to Leverage Insights from Data Aggregated on Bitcoin and Ethereum Transactions

BIGG Digital Assets Inc., an innovator in the digital assets space and owner of Netcoins, Blockchain Intelligence Group and TerraZero is pleased to announce that it has initiated a strategy to source partners to integrate and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) training… Read More

Sagard, an Alternative Asset Management Firm, to Acquire a Stake in Performance Equity Management

Sagard, a global multi-strategy alternative asset management firm with over US$15B in assets under management, signed a definitive agreement to acquire a strategic stake in Performance Equity Management (PEM), a private equity firm “with over $8.9B in assets under management and two decades of demonstrated… Read More

Oxane Partners, a Solutions Provider for Private Markets, Reports Achieving Information Security Accreditations

Oxane Partners, a technology-driven solutions provider to private markets, announced that it has achieved global information security accreditations by successfully completing Systems and Organizations Control (SOC) audits and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001 certifications. These accreditations underscore Oxane’s commitment “to maintaining the highest… Read More

Fintech Trumid Reports Record Monthly Activity via Electronic Bond Trading Platform

Fintech Trumid recently reported its November 2023 performance stats. Trumid noted in a blog post that the electronic bond trading platform announced record monthly activity. Trumid, a financial technology company and fixed income electronic trading platform, is reporting record trade volume and user participation highlights… Read More

Stablecoin Issuer Tether Introduces Policy to Enhance Digital Asset Ecosystem Security

Tether, which claims to be the largest company in the cryptocurrency industry, announced its latest initiative aimed “at safeguarding the cryptocurrency ecosystem.” On December 1, 2023, the company made the decision to “initiate a new voluntary wallet-freezing policy designed to combat activity connected with Sanctioned… Read More

Digital Assets: Safe, Sygnum, and CoinCover, a UK-Regulated Service Provider, to Launch Crypto Recovery Options

Safe, the smart wallet infrastructure provider, is collaborating with Sygnum, a digital asset banking group, and CoinCover, a UK-regulated recovery service provider, to launch Safe{RecoveryHub}, “offering a curated suite of crypto recovery options.” Built with Safe’s smart account infrastructure at its core, this marketplace of… Read More

In-Store Payments: Indian Fintech Razorpay Reports that POS Service Recorded 60% Growth in Annualized Recurring Revenue

In today’s business landscape, customers demand a seamless checkout experience, and it’s crucial for businesses to “adapt to the evolving needs of the customers,” according to an update from Razorpay. From the outset, Razorpay claims it has “been unwavering in its commitment to providing seamless… Read More

Regulated Online Investment Platform TWINO Reports Steady Business Growth

European investment platform TWINO is sharing the latest performance and product updates. TWINO notes in a blog post that they see that November was an active month for the investors as they reportedly “have several ongoing campaigns and attractive investment opportunities on the platform.” TWINO’s… Read More

IBM Introduces Cold Storage Solution for Digital Assets

IBM is announcing IBM Hyper Protect Offline Signing Orchestrator (OSO)—a new technology to help deploy cold storage solutions for digital assets, and the latest addition to its confidential computing portfolio. OSO is designed to “address limitations of current cold storage offerings for digital assets, including… Read More

UK’s PensionBee Comments on the Negative Impact of Greenwashing, Key ESG and Fintech Trends for 2024

PensionBee notes that in recent years, the spotlight has intensified “on the role of investments in the climate debate.” As most consumers would hopefully know by now, ‘ESG‘ stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. This is a framework used to “measure a company’s sustainability, workforce… Read More

Abaxx Technologies Obtains Approved Clearinghouse License and Recognized Market Operator License from MAS

Abaxx Technologies Inc., a financial software and market infrastructure company, majority shareholder of the Abaxx Commodity Exchange and Clearinghouse, announces that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted an Approved Clearinghouse (ACH) license and Recognized Market Operator (RMO) license “to Abaxx Singapore’s fully owned… Read More

Pacaso, the Real Estate Marketplace, Releases Report that Identifies Fast-Growing Luxury Second Home Markets

Pacaso, the technology-enabled real estate marketplace that helps people buy, co-own, and sell a luxury second home, releases its third annual Top Second Home Markets Report, identifying “the leading luxury second home markets for 2023 and introducing the top markets to watch in 2024.” The… Read More

BBVA to Enhance Digital Asset Services in Switzerland via New Partnership

In 2021, BBVA in Switzerland was a pioneer among large Eurozone banks when it introduced a bitcoin trading and custody service. This was later expanded to “include ether, thus allowing interested investors the possibility of trading directly with the two most important crypto-assets on the… Read More

STOXX Introduces Digital Asset Blue Chip Index to Track High-Potential Initiatives in the Crypto Space

STOXX has introduced the STOXX Digital Asset Blue Chip index, which aims to track high-quality assets that represent the crypto universe today. The launch, in partnership with Bitcoin Suisse, a Swiss crypto-financial services provider, marks STOXX’s entry into the digital assets space. Dr. Dirk Klee,… Read More

European Digital Banking Platform CaixaBank Completes Project Finance Transaction in New Zealand

CaixaBank has executed its first project finance transaction in New Zealand through its involvement in the refinancing of the debt of the Ara Tūhono–Pūhoi–Warkworth motorway in New Zealand’s North Island. This has amounted to a total of 779 million New Zealand dollars (around 430 million… Read More

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