Samantha Hurst

TD Bank’s Latest Survey Reveals Finance Professionals Are Split on Potential Economic Recession

U.S. banking group TD Bank announced on Tuesday its recent survey revealed that half of corporate treasury and finance professionals do not believe an economic recession is a threat in 2020. According to the survey, payments fraud and cyber security risk are high on the… Read More

LendingClub Announces as One of 325 Companies Included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LendingClub (NYSE: LC) announced on Tuesday it is one of 325 companies across 50 industries included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). According to LendingClub, the GEI expanded in 2020 to represent 42 countries and regions, including companies headquartered in the Czech Republic, New… Read More

dLocal Partners With Amazon For Local Payments Acceptance Services in Chile

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday Amazon has gone live with the dLocal local payments acceptance services in Chile. dLocal claims that the solution enables some of the world’s most innovative companies… Read More

Sberbank’s Loyalty Program Now Allows Customers to Send Reward Points to Each Other

Russian banking group Sberbank announced on Tuesday its loyal program is now allowing users to send reward points to each other. According to Sberbank, all loyalty program members, besides those who are at the lowest Spasibo privilege level, will be entitled to transfer points from… Read More

Icici Bank Launches Cardless Cash Withdrawal Through ATM Using iMobile Service

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on the launch of its Cardless Cash Withdrawal feature from ATMs. The bank reported this service enables customers to withdraw cash from more than 15,000 ATMs of the bank by simply raising a request on iMobile, Icici Bank’s mobile… Read More

Open Banking Platform Tink Secures €90 Million Through Latest Investment Round to Support European Expansion

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Monday it secured €90 million through its latest investment round, which was co-led by Dawn Capital, HMI Capital, and Insight Partners. The latest funding comes less than a year after Tink… Read More

RegTech ComplyAdvantage Appoints OANDA Veteran Vasta Narasimha As New COO & CFO

Regtech company ComplyAdvantage announced on Monday it has appointed former President and CEO of online foreign exchange trading platform OANDA Global Corporation (OANDA), Vatsa Narasimha as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. ComplyAdvantage reported that prior to OANDA, Narasimha spent nearly ten… Read More

AI SaaS Business FeedStock Raises £2.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Praetura Ventures

FeedStock, an AI-driven SaaS business that uses the latest natural language processing technologies to enable financial services companies to meet both their compliance requirements and commercial goals, announced on Monday it secured £2.5 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Praetura Ventures… Read More

Cashaa Launches Crypto Business/Broker Account to Ensure Crypto Businesses & Brokers Are Compliant With FCA New Anti-Money Rules

UK-based next-generation banking platform Cashaa recently announced the launch of its new “Crypto Business/Broker” account. According to Cashaa, the account were created to ensure crypto businesses/brokers are compliant with the FCA’s new rules for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance and Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD)…. Read More

Singapore Banking Group DBS Launches B2B Payments Solution

Banking group DBS announced on Monday it has launched a new solution to transform cash and paper-based B2B payments and collections landscape for businesses in Singapore. The bank reported its QR-code based solution is powered by DBS RAPID and DBS MAX and addresses Singapore’s aim… Read More

Payroll Service Provider OnPay Secures $6 Million Through Series A Funding Round

OnPay, a U.S.-based payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, announced on Monday it secured $6 million through its Series A funding round. Founded in 2011, OnPay describes itself as a software company that offers small businesses and accountants payroll, HR and benefits services…. Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Liquefy Appoints Former COO of Turner Sports Matt Hong to Advisory Board

Hong Kong-based fintech Liquefy announced on Monday it has appointed former COO of Turner Sports, Matt Hong, as the inaugural member of its new advisory board. The company reported it will “tap” Hong to bring his experience in the sports industry to advise the fintech… Read More

UK Payments Platform DNA Payments Announces Acquisition of Zash AB

UK fintech DNA Payments announced on Friday it has officially acquired Zash AB, a Swedish fintech company providing Point of Sale Software and Payments services to over 1000 clients in the UK, across EU, Latin America and Brazil. According to DNA, Zash was founded by… Read More

Applied Data Finance Appoints Capital One & JP Morgan Chase Vet Jimmy Cannon As First President

Applied Data Finance, LLC (ADF), a “technology-enabled lender” and asset manager, recently announced it has appointed Jimmy Cannon as its new/first President. According to ADF, Cannon has extensive senior management experience with a focus on leading organizations through transformational change and delivering P&L improvement, most… Read More

Monzo Now Reporting to Experian

UK-based digital banking group Monzo announced last week it will be now be reporting to Experian. The company revealed that it previously just reported to TransUnion. “Although we’ve started sharing information with Experian, it’ll take a month or two for Monzo to appear on your… Read More

Kadena Announces Launch of Public Chain With Smart Contract Transactions

Kadena, both a public and permissioned blockchain platform, announced last week the full launch of its public blockchain. Kadena claimed that its public blockchain is first to market as a sharded Proof of Work Layer 1 network. “Following the start of genesis mining in October… Read More

Update: Sustainable Transport Solution Magway Surpasses £1 Million in Funding Through Crowdcube Round

Magway, a UK-based startup offers a sustainable transport solution that moves goods through small pipes, has successfully raised more than 1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking 750,000 in funding. It has already attracted… Read More

German Insurtech GetSafe Announces UK Expansion

Getsafe, a Germany-based insurtech startup, announced on Thursday it has started its digital contents insurance expansion into the UK. The expansion of services comes less than a year after Getsafe secured $17 million through its Series A funding round, which was notably led by Earlybird… Read More

Small Robot Company Raises £700,000 in Two Days, £560,000 Topped Within Minutes on Crowdcube

Small Robot, a UK-based ag-tech that is building sustainable farming robots, has successfully secured its initial £700,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company took just 2 days to raise £700,000. £560,000 was topped within minutes of going live on… Read More

Klarna Announces New Partnership With Point-of-Sale Software Vend

Payment processing platform Klarna announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with point-of-sale software brand, Vend. According to Klarna, the collaboration gives customers of boutique retailers more flexible payment options in-store across the UK. The roll out will later follow in the… Read More

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