Samantha Hurst

Overfunding: Miso Tasty’s Latest Seedrs Campaign Surpasses £350,000 Funding Target

Japanese-inspired food brand, Miso Tasty, has successfully secured its initial £350,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The latest campaign comes less than two years after Miso Tasty raised £421,400 through its second Seedrs initiative. As previously reported, Miso Tasty was… Read More

Tencent Announces Expansion of Collaboration with World Health Organization to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading provider of Internet value-added services based in China, announced on Friday it is deepening its collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) through a $10 million donation to WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, as well as an agreement to open… Read More

iComply Announces $2 Million COVID-19 Relief Grant

Canadian regtech company iComply Investor Services announced earlier this week the launch of its new $2 million COVID-19 relief grant, the iComply for Good Services Grant.  According to iComply, iComply for Good‘s purpose is to strengthen the resilience, continuity, and remote operations capacity of our community organizations… Read More

JPMorgan Launches Electronic Foreign Exchange Trading & Pricing Engine in Singapore

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Global financial services giant JPMorgan recently announced it has established an electronic foreign exchange (FX) trading and pricing engine in Singapore. The launch was notably launched with support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). JPMorgan reported that the new trading engine, which was first… Read More

NatWest Continues to Offer Support For SME Customers By Waiving Monthly Hire Fees For Point-of-Sale Terminals From Payment Product Tyl Until the End of 2020 

UK banking group NatWest announced on Friday it is continuing to offer support SME customers by waiving monthly hire fees for Point-of-Sale terminals from its payments product Tyl until the end of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NatWest also revealed that is providing… Read More

Nordic Challenger Bank Lunar Secures €46 Million in Total Funding Through Extended Series B Investment Round Led By Seed Capital Denmark

Nordic challenger bank Lunar announced on Friday it secured an additional €20 million through its extended Series B, bringing the funding round’s total amount to €46 million raised. Seed Capital Denmark reportedly led the investment round with participation from Greyhound, Socii, and Augustinus. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Property Investing Marketplace Propetly Now Seeking £225,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Propetly, a UK-based property investing marketplace, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £225,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is now offering 6.97% in equity at a £3,004,320 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, Propetly describes itself as a marketplace that… Read More

SMBX Announces First Two Issuers For the Small Business Rebuild Bond Program

SMBX, a marketplace for buying and selling small-business bonds, announced on Thursday the first two issuers for its small business rebuild bond program, which is running in tandem with the company’s regular Small Business Bond Program. SMBX reported that through the program offers small business… Read More

U.S. Fintech HouseCanary Announces Acquisition of Real Estate Technology Startup Dropmodel

HouseCanary, a U.S.-based fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, announced on Thursday it has acquired real estate technology startup, Dropmodel. HouseCanary reported that this is the first acquisition since its secured $65 million through its Series C growth funding round. Founded… Read More

Crypto.com Waives 3.5% Credit Card Fee For Crypto Purchases & Increase Rebates For Essential Purchases During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on it is waiving the 3.5% credit card fee for crypto purchases during the next three months (April through June) as well as increasing rebates for essential purchases (food, groceries, and delivery) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported brands of… Read More

Sony Bank Forms New Partnership With OneSpan For Remote Banking Security

Sony Bank, a Japanese commercial banking group and a subsidiary of Sony Financial, a member of the Japanese electronics giant Sony, has formed a new partnership with remote banking transaction security specialist OneSpan. Through the collaboration, Sony Bank will use OneSpan’s mobile security suite to… Read More

Online Payments Company Skrill to Now Offer Free Services to SMEs Providing Products or Services to Support Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online payments company Skrill announced on Wednesday it is now offering its wallet and Quick Checkout solution free of charge to the many small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) around the world that are providing products or services supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to… Read More

Flux Teams Up With Pleo to Create “Invisible Expensing” Experience For UK Businesses

UK-based fintech Flux announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Pleo, a smart payment card issuer to create an “invisible expensing” experience for businesses in the UK. Flux reported that once the service, which will launch in the summer, goes active, it will send… Read More

Microsoft Launches “Money in Excel” Experience Powered By Plaid

U.S. fintech Plaid announced earlier this week it is now powering Microsoft’s Money in Excel experience. Plaid reported that Money in Excel features a Plaid integration and the capabilities essentially turn the spreadsheet software into a fintech app. Plaid also revealed that the new experience… Read More

U.S. Fintech Dwolla Appoints Former PayScape President Brady Harris as New CEO

U.S.-based fintech Dwolla announced on Tuesday it has appointed former PayScape President, Brady Harris, as its new CEO. According to Dwolla, Harris brings nearly 20 years of leadership in the payments and fintech space. Dwolla claims that during his time at PayScape, Harris had a… Read More

Lendio Plans to Hire Up to 200 Full-Time Small Business Loan Agents to Meet Demands for Emergency Capital During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it is planning to hire up to 200 full-time small business loan agents to help meet the demand for emergency capital during the COVID-19. Lendio reported that with the recent passing of the CARES Act and the inclusions… Read More

Monzo Launches “Monzo Business” For Web

Just a few weeks after launching its business accounts, UK challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of “Monzo Business” for web, which gives users the option to manage their business account on their computer or laptop. As previously reported, Monzo stated it spent the past… Read More

CoinEx Teams Up With Simplex to Offer Credit Cad Payments of Cryptocurrencies

CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with fiat infrastructure provider, Simplex. CoinEx reported that the partnership enables its users to purchase cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC)… Read More

AI-Powered Digital Technologies Provider Tavant Launches Proptech Business

Tavant, a U.S.-based AI-powered digital technologies provider, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new proptech business. Tavant claims that the platform implifies the home shopping and buying process and the company has leveraged its years of experience in Fintech, Digital Transformation, AI and Machine… Read More

Global Identity Verification Solutions Provider Acuant Announces Acquisition of IdentityMind

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Acuant, an identity verification solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has finalized the acquisition of its former strategic partner, IdentityMind, a SaaS RegTech platform that builds, maintains and analyzes digital identities worldwide. As previously reported, IdentityMind helps users win the fight against fraud, money laundering,… Read More

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