Omar Faridi

Saudi Digital Payments Fintech CashIn Secures $1.6M via Seed Round led by Mine, BIM Ventures, Others

Saudi Arabia-headquartered virtual payment and point-of-sale (POS) solutions provider CashIn has reportedly acquired SAR 6 million (appr. $1.6 million) in capital through a seed round. CashIn’s investment round has been led by investor Mine. Saudi venture capital firm BIM Ventures also took part in the… Read More

China’s XTransfer, a Cross-Border Financial and Risk Management Service Provider, Secures $138M via Series D

China’s XTransfer, an established one-stop cross-border financial and risk management solution provider, has secured $138 million in capital via its Series D round. XTransfer‘s investment round was led by D1 Capital Partners, along with existing shareholders also making contributions. XTransfer will be using the funds… Read More

Razorpay Becomes First Indian Payment Platform to Introduce Address Verification System for Cross-Border Transfers

With the rising “digital influence” on consumers throughout the world, online portals as a preferred channel for trade are undergoing significant growth. There’s also an increasing trend of India’s businesses “going global,” according to Indian Fintech Razorpay. The company shared data which reveals that merchandise… Read More

Australian Banking Challenger Judo Bank Remains “Well Capitalized” Despite Limited Profitability: Report

S&P Global Ratings has reportedly given Judo Bank a BBB- rating, which is a move that may have surprised one of Australia’s first banking challengers for SMBs, especially due to the “relatively short life cycle,” according to an update from The Future of Banking. In… Read More

Indian Fintech Paytm Explains How National Electronic Funds Transfer Aims to Promote Digital Transactions

NEFT or National Electronics Funds Transfer is a facility provided (in India) by nearly all the local banking institutions. As explained in a blog post by Fintech firm Paytm, NEFT is among the most preferred methods of making money transfers in India. Via NEFT, users… Read More

Conversational AI Could Make Financial Info More Accessible, Understandable, Commonwealth Report Reveals

A report from national non-profit Commonwealth notes that “powerful” emerging technologies (Emtech) have the “unprecedented” potential to “shape the future of people’s financial lives, often in ways that will be with us for decades or longer.” According to the Commonweatlh report, Emtech like Big Data-powered… Read More

Central Bank in the Philippines and French Development Agency to Support Financial Inclusion Initiatives

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, have committed to a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (appr. PHP 41.3 million) in order to support the Philippines’ financial inclusion efforts,… Read More

Singapore based NTUC Income, an Insurance Cooperative, Introduces Micro Investment related Plan

NTUC Income, an insurance cooperative based in Singapore, recently revealed that it has introduced a micro investment-related plan (ILP) via the SNACK by Income mobile app. SNACK Investment has reportedly taken a stackable approach that enables clients to create their investment portfolios with bite-sized premiums… Read More

ADDX Tokenizes XM Studios Investment, After Heliconia Backs Luxury Collectibles Maker

XM Studios, a firm that’s backed by Heliconia Capital, reveals a new listing of exchangeable notes on digital securities investment platform ADDX – previously doing business as iSTOX. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the deal secures SGD 4.5 million in additional capital… Read More

VTB Bank and PJSC Severstal Develop Solution for Unified Industry Register of Quality Certificates for Metal Products

VTB Bank (MCX: VTBR), one of the leading universal banks of Russia, and PJSC Severstal (MCX: CHMF), a Russian firm operating in the steel and mining industry, headquartered in Cherepovets, have reportedly created an application for handling the registration of quality certificates for metal products. The… Read More

Softbank backed THG Ingenuity Makes Strategic Investment in Civo, a Cloud Tech Platform

Mark Boost, CEO at Civo, says he’s pleased to confirm that THG Ingenuity, the technology division of digital commerce platform THG, has invested $2 million in order to “take a minority stake in Civo.” Boost writes in a blog post that they’re “proud” to be THG… Read More

Insurtech Concirrus Introduces Next-Gen Platform for IoT or Internet of Things Enabled Insurance Sector

Insurtech firm Concirrus has introduced its next-gen platform for the (Internet of Things) IoT-enabled insurance sector. This new modular tech offering, which aims to leverage Concirrus’ extensive investment expertise and experience of working within the insurance market, will “allow insurers to accelerate their transition to… Read More

Monzo USA Introduces Salary Sorter Tool to Make it Easier to Manage Finances, Cover Monthly Expenses, Save Money

UK-based digital bank Monzo says that it already makes it easy for clients to manage their spending and ensures that they have funds set aside for settling bills and adding to their savings. Monzo, which is under investigation for possible money laundering activity and posted… Read More

“Just in Time” Payment Cards Provider Arroweye Solutions Appoints Dan Oswald as CEO

Arroweye Solutions, which claims to be the only provider of “just-in-time” payment cards, production, and fulfillment, has appointed payments professional Dan Oswald as its Chief Executive Officer (effective immediately). Oswald has worked in several senior management roles across different sectors during his extensive 35 years… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Reveals Benefits of Pension Plans from Penfold, PensionBee

UK-based digital bank Starling has shared important information about pensions. In order to mark National Pension Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, Starling teamed up with their partners in the Starling Marketplace, PensionBee and Penfold, to help consumers gain a better understanding of pensions. As… Read More

Global Fintech Circle Says USDC Stablecoin on TRON Facilitates High-Speed, On-Chain Value Transfers

Digital assets firm Circle notes that at the beginning of July 2021, they had announced support for stablecoin USDC on the TRON blockchain, which is one of the largest open (or permissionless) blockchain networks. TRON aims to support a wide crypto ecosystem “popular within Asian… Read More

Crypto.com Announces Expansion of Insurance Program to one of the Blockchain Industry’s Largest at $750M

Crypto.com revealed on Monday (September 20, 2021) that it has expanded its total insurance coverage to $750 million, after increasing its policy coverage – which has been led by Arch Underwriting at Lloyd’s Syndicate 2012. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the… Read More

Secondary Market Transactions Increase Significantly on Bondora Platform, Supported by Diverse Investment Growth

The Bondora secondary market experienced a “complete trend reversal” in August 2021. The European P2P lender reveals that there was a substantial 107.9% growth when compared to the month of July 2021. This growth equates to “a total of €338,235 being transacted on the Secondary… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Remains Stable at $31M+ in Aug 2021, As Total Security Token Market Exceeds $1B: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which serves as an information resource for blockchain-enabled security tokens, recently published their August 2021 edition of the Security Token Market Real Estate report. The report, which now has an updated structure for their monthly real estate analysis,… Read More

London based Crypto Regtech Coinfirm Secures $8M via Series A, Appoints Dr. Mihaescu as CEO

London-headquartered crypto Regtech firm Coinfirm reveals that it has finalized an $8 million Series A round. The company has also announced the appointment of Dr. Mircea Mihaescu as their new CEO. Coinfirm’s investment round has been co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures, which is the corporate… Read More

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