Samantha Hurst

BANKEX Teams Up With Digital Trust Fund to Develop Uzbekistan’s Digital Economy

Global fintech BANKEX announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Digital Trust Fund, a foundation established to support and develop Uzbekistan’s digital economy. BANKEX reported that the partnership allows it to facilitate the introduction of blockchain technology to all government agencies in Uzbekistan in order to… Read More

Temenos Launches Two New Cloud-Native Cloud-Agnostic Products to Accelerate Cloud Adoption

Banking software company Temenos announced on Wednesday the launch of its two new cloud-native, cloud-agnostic products, Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact. According to the company, these two products are to help accelerate cloud adoption and will combine complete banking functionality in the market, leveraging… Read More

BitGo Partners With Genesis Global Trading to Provide Clients With Trade Digital Asset Abilities

Blockchain software firm BitGo announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Genesis Global Trading, an over-the-counter digital currency trading firm, to provide clients with the ability to trade digital assets directly from BitGo custody. BitGo reported that through the integration BitGo Trust clients may easily execute… Read More

German SME Lender creditshelf Appoints Dr. Gregor Heinrich As New CTO

creditshelf AG, a digital SME financing lender in Germany, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Dr. Gregor Heinrich as Chief Technology Officer. According to creditshelf, Dr. Gregor Heinrich has more than 10 years’ experience as a CTO, with most recently at Stonebranch, a mid-size provider of… Read More

LendingClub Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC), announced on Wednesday it is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. According to LendingClub, the index doubled in size from 2018 and includes firms from 10… Read More

MUFG Union Bank Acquires Supply Chain Finance Platform Trade Payable Services from GE Capital

MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation (MUAH) and GE Capital announced on Wednesday that MUFG Union Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of MUAH, will be acquiring Trade Payable Services (TPS), a supply chain finance platform, from GE Capital. MUFG Union Bank will reportedly assume management control of the systems and processes… Read More

KoreConX Announces E5A Integrated Marketing to Join KorePartners Ecosystem

KoreConX announced on Wednesday that E5A Integrated Marketing, a New York-based marketing agency specialized in capital raising, has joined the KorePartners Ecosystem. According to KoreConX, E5A helps companies raising capital to target with precision all of the appropriate audiences, including qualified and accredited investors. Their experienced team uses logic and… Read More

Crypto Wallet Ledger Launches New Nano X Hardware Wallet

Ledger, a crypto wallet and secure custody platform for digital assets, announced last week the launch of its new Nano X Hardware Wallet. According to Ledger, the Ledger Nano X improves on the Ledger Nano S with enhanced state-of-the-art security and improved user experience and design…. Read More

RateSetter Milestone: Online Lender Surpasses £3 Billion in Lending

UK based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday it has surpassed £3 billion in online lending. RateSetter reported that the milestone follows a successful year, with the lender originating more than £700 million of new lending and active loans under management grew to £820 million…. Read More

LendInvest Partners With Mortgage Technology Expert Mortgage Brain to Bring Buy-to-Let Product to Wider Audience

UK-based marketplace lending platform LendInvest announced last week it has formed a new partnership with mortgage technology expert, Mortgage Brain, to bring its Buy-to-Let product to a wider audience of intermediaries as it seeks to continue to expand its distribution panel.  According to LendInvest, Mortgage Brain’s first… Read More

UnionBank Launches Fully Digital Branch in the Philippines

Appian (NASDAQ: APPN), a firm that provides a software development platform that combines intelligent automation and enterprise low-code development to rapidly deliver powerful business applications announces that UnionBank of the Philippines used the Appian Platform to launch its first fully digital branch. The branch, which… Read More

Digital Challenger Bank Xinja Launches Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Equitise & Quickly Tops $500,000 Funding Target

Australian digital bank Xinja has not only launched its second equity crowdfunding round on Equitise, but it also has already secured its initial $500,000 funding target. The launch of the latest funding round comes just one year after Xinja became the first retail equity crowdfunding offer in Australia… Read More

Visa Launches New Global Initiative to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses

Visa announced on Tuesday the launch of its new global initiative, She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, to champion women-owned small businesses everywhere. Through the initiative, women small business owners are able to build, sustain, and advance their businesses. According to Visa, She’s Next, will be supported… Read More

Blackmoon Announces New Strategic Partnership With Jarvis

Blockchain fintech company, Blackmoon, announced on Tuesday it has formed a strategic partnership with Jarvis International Ltd. (Jarvis), an information technology and services company, to create a set of branded Exchange Traded Indexes (ETx). This news comes just one day after Blackmoon announced its collaboration… Read More

Chainless Bike Brand JIVR Now Seeking €850,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

JIVR, a foldable, electric, and chainless bike brand, is now seeking €850,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. JIVR was notably launched as a concept in 2012 as a result of a University College London research paper which studied the quality of city life. CEO… Read More

Kabbage Now Powering “Pay Later” Financing for Alibaba.com U.S. Customers

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Monday it is now powering the Pay Later Financing option for U.S. customers of Alibaba.com. According to Kabbage, Alibaba Group’s (NYSE: BABA) online platform for global B2B trade and the Pay Later option allows millions of U.S. small businesses… Read More

Fintech Startup PayActiv Surpasses $1 Billion in Processed Funds

PayActiv, a U.S.-based provider of employment-based holistic financial wellness services, announced on Monday it has surpassed $1 billion in processed funds for timely earned wage access to the underserved and underbanked workforce. Speaking about the milestone, Safwan Shah, Founder and CEO of PayActiv, stated: “Financial stress is at… Read More

UK Payment Terminal & Service Provider Yello Announces New Y7 Terminal Receives Industry Approvals/Certifications

UK-based payment terminal and payment services provider Yello announced on Monday its new Y7 terminal has received all industry approvals and certifications and is now ready for market. The company reported that the tablet-sized terminal removes long-established in-store pain barriers and represents a new generation of customer… Read More

Tide Collaborates With ClearBank to Transform UK SME Banking Market

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with ClearBank to help transform the UK SME banking market. Tide reported that through its support, ClearBank has applied for a grant from Pool A of the Capability and Innovation Fund… Read More

Jeff Miller Appointed President of SharesPost

SharesPost, a private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research provider, announced on Monday that it has appointed Jeff Miller as its new President. This news comes less than nine months after Miller was named a member of the company’s Board of Directors.  According to… Read More

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