Omar Faridi

Overfunding: Fintech Etcho, which will Offer Investment App, Secures £198,719 via Crowdcube

Etcho, which wants to empower and motivate anyone to “tailor their investments in a way that matters uniquely to them,” has raised 113% (£198,719) of its £175,000 target from 174 investors via Crowdcube (at the time of writing). There are currently 25 days left in… Read More

FLOW Trading And Staking Now Available to US Residents via CoinList

The team at CoinList notes that they’re pleased to confirm that beginning on October 16, 2021, FLOW trading and staking is available to US residents via CoinList, CoinList Pro, and the CoinList mobile app. FLOW is a proof-of-stake blockchain that rewards network participants for helping… Read More

Pakistan based Digital Payments Platform EasyPaisa Updated with Temenos Transact Core Banking

Temenos Transact Core Banking will be supporting product innovation and greater scalability and overall efficiency for Pakistan’s virtual payments platform Easypaisa. Telenor Microfinance Bank, which is the operator of Pakistan’s digital payments platform Easypaisa, has officially gone live on Temenos’ Core banking platform with NdcTech… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Central Bank of UAE Partners with DIFC to Support Financial Tech Sector Growth

The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) signed an agreement with Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the international financial center in the MEASA region, in order to collaborate on the development and growth of the UAE’s Fintech sector “through joint initiatives and activities.” The agreement… Read More

Malaysia: PNB’s Amanah Saham Introduces Digital Onboarding for Accessible Fintech Investment App

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), the wholly-owned unit trust management firm of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), revealed earlier this week the introduction of its mobile registration and online onboarding solution (e-KYC), along with a goal-based investing feature via the myASNB mobile app. The digital onboarding… Read More

Former Dubai Financial Services Authority Director Appointed as Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer by Binance

The team at digital assets firm Binance notes that they are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark McGinness, former Head of International Relations at the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Mark joins Binance as its Chief Regulatory Liaison Officer, the announcement revealed. Binance CEO… Read More

Internet Computer Project: DFINITY Dev Grant Program Provides 102 Grants Valued at $2M+

In just 5 months since their Genesis launch, the Internet Computer blockchain has seen steady growth of its developer community, whose decentralized applications (dApps) and services have managed to attract around 250,000 users. On May 25, 2021, the DFINITY Foundation confirmed that the DFINITY Developer… Read More

Hashbon, which Aims to Transform Centralized Crypto Payment Sector, Introduces Cross-Chain DEX

Hashbon, a project that aims to transform the centralized cryptocurrency payment industry for individual users and businesses, reveals that they have expanded to the Hashbon FiRe (Finance Reinvented) ecosystem and also introduced a cross-chain DEX (CDEX), called Hashbon Rocket. The team says that they plan… Read More

Fintech Is Increasingly being Embedded where Financial Info, Money Is Involved: Report

Plaid and The Harris Poll have released a report, titled The Fintech Effect: Fintech’s Mass Adoption Moment. The report noted that as Fintech adoption approaches “parity” with traditional banking (95% of consumers are banked), it’s also become the main way that most consumers manage their… Read More

UK Fintech Moneybox Appoints Laurel Powers-Freeling as Independent, Non-Executive Chairperson

Laurel Powers-Freeling has reportedly joined saving and investing app provider, Moneybox, as an “independent” and non-executive chairperson. Powers-Freeling will aim to offer strategic counsel and governance oversight across key aspects of the business which currently offers services to over 700,000 clients and earlier this year… Read More

Lithuania’s Financing Platform, Debitum, Will No Longer Offer Cubefunder Loans via their Platform

At the beginning of October 2021, Debitum, a Lithuania-based financing platform, had reportedly asked Cubefunder to repay all the invested amounts and earned interest to their investors. On October 8, 2021, all final payments “were made,” the Debitum team confirmed in a blog post. Therefore,… Read More

BearingPoint Regtech Is Now Doing Business Under the New Company Name, Regnology.

BearingPoint Regtech is now doing business under the name Regnology. As noted in a release, the name stands for the firm’s Core business: Regulatory Technology. The change of name is “a logical step after BearingPoint Group sold the RegTech business to the private equity firm… Read More

Digital Assets: BadgerDAO (BADGER) and Rarible (RARI) Available on Coinbase for Trading

Beginning on October 14, 2021, BadgerDAO (BADGER) and Rarible (RARI) have been available on Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Digital asset firm Coinbase‘s (COIN: NASDAQ) clients are able to trade, send, receive, or store BADGER and RARI in “most Coinbase-supported regions,… Read More

Open Banking: Credit Kudos Introduces Signal, an Accurate, Explainable Credit Score for Efficient Loan Processing

Credit Kudos, the Open Banking credit reference agency, has introduced Signal, which aims to serve as an accurate, explainable Open Banking credit score in order to assist lenders with serving the requirements of more clients, lower defaults and evidence risk decisions. Currently available in the… Read More

Coventry Building Society and Atos Announce Program to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Coventry Building Society and Atos announced on Monday (October 18, 2021) the completion of a “major” upgrade of its digital infrastructure by Atos that will “help strengthen the Society’s position as a top 10 UK savings and mortgage provider.” As mentioned in the announcement, Coventry… Read More

Digital Transformation: UK Fintech Modulr Explains how Contactless Payments have Evolved Over the Years

Over the years, technology has transformed the way we experience the world in ways that “few could have imagined,” the team at UK-based Fintech Modulr writes in a blog post. They’ve noted that technological advancements have consistently offered us faster and more convenient ways of… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Sets New Record: €2.3M Recovered in Sept 2021

The team at P2P lending platform Bondora notes that September was another month that will be recorded in the platform recovery and collections “hall of fame.” Bondora writes in a blog post that more than €2.3 million was recovered in missed payments, which is notably another… Read More

Rachid Ajaja: CEO and Founder at AllianceBlock Explains Why Blockchain Interoperability Is Becoming Key Requirement

We recently connected with Rachid Ajaja, CEO and Founder of AllianceBlock, the first “globally compliant” decentralized capital market. Ajaja explained what his organization is doing to support the nascent DeFi space. He also commented on the rise of crypto-assets and how to create a sustainable… Read More

Insurtech: PayMaya and bolttech to Make Insurance More Accessible for Consumers in Philippines

PayMaya Philippines has partnered with bolttech, a global Insurtech, in order to give Filipinos easier access to “affordable” microinsurance and services delivered “seamlessly on the PayMaya app with PayMaya Protect.” Through the partnership, PayMaya‘s clients may benefit from relevant and “easy-to-understand” coverage in the PayMaya… Read More

Mastercard and Grab to Bring Digital Upskilling to Informal Workers, Small Businesses in SE Asia

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Grab, which is Southeast Asia’s leading “Super App” provider, announced on October 14, 2021, a regional partnership to support digital and financial inclusion in the region. This partnership will aim to offer millions of informal workers and small businesses on the… Read More

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