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Kenyan Insurtech Pula Raises $6 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By TLcom Capital

  Pula, a Kenya-based insurtech, has reportedly secured $6 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Pan-African early-stage venture capital firm, TLcom Capital, with participation from nonprofit Women’s World Banking. Launched in 2015, Pula claims it is on a mission to reimagine agricultural… Read More

Paysend Appoints Alexander Nicolaus As New Chief People Officer

Paysend, a UK-based global payments platform, announced on Monday it has appointed Alexander Nicolaus as its new Chief People Officer. According to Paysend, Nicolaus has an “impressive” global and international career to date in Europe, China, and across Asia. He previously helped large corporates (Willis,… Read More

DV01 Launches Auto Benchmark Datasets to Provide Investors With Transparency on Automotive Asset-Backed Securities

        dv01, a platform that connects online lenders and investors with data management, announced on Monday it has launched its Auto Benchmark Datasets to provide investors with transparency on automotive asset-backed securities.  According to dv01, the new benchmarks pull Reg AB data… Read More

PeerStreet Unveils Investment Product “PeerStreet Pocket” to Allow Investors to Earn More Interest on Available Cash

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PeerStreet, a leading platform for investing in real estate backed loans, announced on Monday the launch of its new investment product, PeerStreet Pocket. According to PeerStreet, the PeerStreet Pocket product allows investors to earn more interest on their cash. PeerStreet also revealed that PeerStreet Pocket… Read More

DBS Announces Digitalized Audit Confirmation Solution for Both Corporate & SME Customers

  Southwestern Asian banking group DBS has reportedly launched a digitalized audit confirmation solution for both corporate and SME customers. According to various reports, the solution cuts down on the processing time for audit confirmation requests from compared seven-day industry norm to just under 24… Read More

U.S. Family Money App Goalsetter Scores $3.9 Million Through Seed Round; Included Investments From NBA’s Chris Paul & Kevin Durant

  Goalsetter, a U.S.-based family money app, has reportedly secured $3.9 million through its latest seed funding round. According to CNBC, the company saw investments from Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant and Phoenix Suns’ Chris Paul through the round. As previously reported, Goalsetter describes itself as a… Read More

Varo Bank Unveils $100,000 Emergency Fund Giveaway

  Digital banking group Varo Bank announced on Monday the launch of Varo for Tomorrow, which is described as an emergency fund giveaway aimed to help Americans get started on their savings journey for 2021 and build durable financial resilience for years to come. The… Read More

U.S. Auto Financing Fintech MotoRefi Announces $10 Million Through Series A-1 Round Led By Moderne Ventures

MotoRefi, an auto refinancing startup on a mission to help consumers save on their car loans, recently announced it secured $10 million through its Series A-1 funding round, which was led by Moderne Ventures. According to MotoRefi, the Series A-1 round follows its Series A round,… Read More

Dutch Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Announces €5 million Debt Facility For Funding Societies to Support Southeast Asian Underserved SMEs

Lendahand, a Netherlands-based for-profit crowdfunding platform for impact investing, announced over the weekend that it has agreed to provide Singapore-based Funding Societies with an up to €5 million debt facility to invest in underserved SMEs, predominantly in Indonesia, but also including Singapore and Malaysia. Lendahand reported… Read More

MoneyGram Announces Expansion of Real-Time Digital P2P Payments With Visa Through Collaboration With Checkout.com

Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Friday it has expanded real-time digital P2P payments with Visa directly through its new collaboration with Checkout.com. MoneyGram reported that its customers may now use its website or leading mobile app to send money in near… Read More

Digital Family Content Solution Emortal Raises More Than £1.3 Million Through Crowdcube Campaign

Emortal, a UK-based digital family content solution, has successfully secured more than £1.3 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £1 million, has already attracted over 260 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2007, Emortal enables families to… Read More

Overfunding: Stadium Industry Mobile Payment Provider SwipeStation Quickly Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

  Less than three years after raising £644,768 Through its previous equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, SwipeStation, a click and collect service that allows users to create an order from anywhere in sports stadiums, has returned to the funding platform and quickly surpasses £250,000 investment… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Unveils Third Savings Account

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced earlier this week the launch of its new 24 months fixed-rate savings account with a 1.35% annual interest rate and state-provided deposit insurance up to SEK 1,050,000. The third savings account’s launch comes almost exactly… Read More

Overfunding: UK Proptech BlockDox’s Seedrs Campaign Quickly Surpasses £125,000 Funding Target

  BlockDox, a UK-based proptech, has quickly raised its initial £125,000 funding target through its Seedrs campaign. The funding round, which recently made its debut on the equity crowdfunding platform, has already attracted nearly 50 Seedrs investors so far. Founded in 2015, BlockDox describes itself as… Read More

N26 Expands Allianz Assistance Travel Insurance Benefit Package to include Epidemic & Pandemic Coverage for Travel at No Extra Cost

  Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Thursday that it has expanded Allianz Assistance travel insurance benefit packages for premium N26 You, N26 Business You, N26 Metal or N26 Business Metal customers to include epidemic and pandemic coverage for your travels, at no extra cost…. Read More

Fiserv Announces Completion of Ondot Acquisition

  Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, announced on Friday it has completed its acquisition of Ondot Systems, Inc. The company previously stated it was acquiring Ondot last month. As previously reported, Ondot processes more than one… Read More

Citi Unveils New Suite of Intelligent Execution Algorithms for Global Listed Derivatives

Citi announced on Thursday it has launched a new suite of intelligent execution algorithms for global listed derivatives. These algorithms have been specifically engineered for the futures markets and are available across all major exchanges in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. According… Read More

OKEx Reports: OKExChain Unveils Swap & Farm DApps

Digital asset marketplace OKEx announced on Friday the team behind the open-source blockchain OKExChain has launched two decentralized applications, OKEx Swap and OKEx Farm, on the protocol. According to OKEx, both these new features, along with the opening of the OKT/USDT Farm Pool commenced today at 10:00… Read More

Diginex Limited Completes $38.6 Million Private Placement

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Diginex Limited, a digital assets financial services company, announced on Thursday it has completed a $38.6 million private placement with certain institutional investors. According to Diginex, an aggregate of 2,571,669 ordinary shares along with warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,571,669 ordinary shares… Read More

Overfunding: Cryptocurrency-Powered Social Network Uhive Quickly Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Uhive, a UK-based cryptocurrency-powered social network, has successfully secured its £500,000 funding target through its Seedrs campaign. The funding round, which recently made its debut on the equity crowdfunding platform, has already attracted 310 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2018, UHive describes itself as a… Read More

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