Samantha Hurst

Overfunding: Neobank for Africans Eversend Surpasses €550,000 in Funding Through Seedrs Round

Eversend, a Neobank for African, has successfully secured its initial €550,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Seedrs campaign. The company is now offering 7.67% with a €6,616,739 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2017, Eversend describes itself as a digital-only finance platform providing cross-border money transfers, multi-currency wallets,… Read More

Digital Currency Trading & Lending Platform Genesis Acquires Institutional Custodian Vo1t

Genesis, a digital currency trading and lending platform, recently announced it has acquired Vo1t, an insured digital institutional custody service. Genesis reported that the acquisition will supplement its current services, which include global over-the-counter trading and institutional lending. The acquisition will also enable Genesis to… Read More

BitGo Launches New Offering Institutional Trading Service Through New Entity BitGo Prime

Digital asset custody provider BitGo announced on Wednesday it is now offering institutional trading services through its new entity, BitGo Prime. BitGo claims that the BitGo Prime’s trading services will provide institutional investors with best-in-class service, increased liquidity, fast execution, and competitive aggregate pricing. “Institutional… Read More

Salt Edge Assists Simplifi to Accelerate Accounting Services Through Open Banking

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Simplifi-HQ, an online accounting service provider based in New Zealand, has teamed up with open banking provider Salt Edge to speed-up and digitize its software package by accessing financial data of their clients directly from the bank. Salt Edge claims that the partnership allows Simplifi… Read More

Global Platform-As-A-Service Provider FNZ Signs Deal With FinSwitch to Provide Blockchain-Enabled Administration Utility for the South African Fund Management Industry

FNZ, a global platform-as-a-service provider, recently announced it has signed a deal with FinSwitch to provide a new blockchain-enabled administration utility for the South African fund management industry. According to FNZ, the partnership will enable trading, pricing, reconciliations, account opening, transfers, sharing of instrument data,… Read More

Bithumb Appoints Back Young Heo As New CEO

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced on Monday it has appointed Back Young Heo as its new CEO. According to Bithumb, Heo joined Bithumb in 2017 as the head of compliance and prior to Bithumb, worked in traditional finance for 14 years at Citibank, CitiCapital,… Read More

WorldRemit Announces New Partnership With Onfido

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with global identity verification and authentication company, Onfido, to make it easier and quicker for its customers to open an account and send money abroad…. Read More

Canadian Online Lender LendingArch Announces Plans to Accelerate U.S. Expansion Due to Increased Demand for Loans & Debt Relief

Canadian marketplace lending platform LendingArch announced on Tuesday it is accelerating its plans to expand into the U.S. in response to the increased demand for loans and debt relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in 2015, LendingArch describes itself as a modern finance company reinventing… Read More

Canadian Fintech XTM Announces Expansion of Cashless Ecosystem With RBC & Interac

XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Tuesday it is using the Interac Bulk eTransfer solution offered by RBC (TSE: RY) to help its business clients facilitate near real-time payments. According to XTM, the solution allows XTM customers or Today… Read More

ConsenSys Announces Acquisition of Blockchain Technology Company Fluidity

ConsenSys recently announced it has acquired U.S.-based blockchain technology company Fluidity. According to ConsenSys,  Fluidity is the primary developer of AirSwap and has produced several industry firsts in real-estate tokenization, tokenized securities trading, systems to pledge real collateral to decentralized credit platforms, and has hosted the Fluidity Summit. ConsenSys explained as part… Read More

Overfunding: Orders & Payments App Zapaygo Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target Through Latest Crowdcube Round

Zapaygo Investments, a UK-based ordering and payment mobile app, has not only secured its initial 250,000 funding target, but it is also now nearing £515,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, Zapaygo describes itself a smartphone application that allows users to… Read More

Update: Mr Lee’s Pure Food Co’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses £1.8 Million During the Final Days on Seedrs

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, a UK-based foodtech that is creating premium health noodles-in-a-cup and soon to be launched instant Congee Asian rice porridges, is now set to close its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs with more than £1.8 in funding secured. The funding round launched in… Read More

Æternity Blockchain Debuts Peer-to-Peer Decentralized Social Sharing Platform

Æternity, a public, open-source blockchain protocol that enables a platform for next-generation decentralized applications and high scalability, announced on Thursday the launch of Superhero, a peer-to-peer social sharing project for tips, patronage, and sponsoring. The platform was notably development on the Æternity blockchain. According to… Read More

DriveWealth Joins Forces With AI Wealth Management Platform INDmoney to Bring U.S. Stock Investing Technology to INDmoney Clients

Digital brokerage solution provider DriveWealth announced on Thursday it is joining forces with INDmoney, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning-based wealth management platform in India, to bring U.S. stock investing technology and capability to INDmoney clients. DriveWealth reported that the collaboration with INDmoney is the latest… Read More

U.S. Neobank Aspiration Secures $135 Million Through Series C Investment Round

Aspiration, a U.S.-based neobanking group, announced on Friday it secured $135 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Alpha Edison with participation from Swiss investment bank UBS. Founded in 2013, Aspiration stated it was born to be the financial firm for… Read More

Overfunding: RiverSimple Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses 200,000 Funding Target

Less than a year after raising £839,958 through its previous Seedrs funding round, Wales-based hydrogen-electric car company Riversimple has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and already surpassed its initial £200,000 funding target. As previously reported, Riversimple has designed a new car called the Rasa,… Read More

India Fintech Startup Jingle Pay Set to Bring Neobanking Services to the Middle East

Jingle Pay, an India-based neobanking startup, announced on Thursday it is launching its fintech services into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in 2019, Jingle Pay offers social payment solutions for individuals and businesses on mobile as well as desktop platforms. “Jingle Pay has digitized… Read More

LendingUSA Launches Instant ID Verification Feature

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced the launch of its instant ID verification feature. According to LendingUSA, the feature will improve identity security for borrowers, and streamlining the entire loan application & funding process… Read More

UK Digital Bank Solution goHenry Unveils Biodegradable Debit Card for Children

UK-based digital banking solution goHenry has reportedly unveiled a new biodegradable debit card specifically for children. As previously reported, goHenry’s financial services, which is a debit card and app, is geared for the digital generation of kids and teens. The service allows parents to be able to… Read More

Canadian Fintech WealthyPlanet Joins Forces With Movies for Mommies to Launch Online Financial Planning Beta Program

WealthyPlanet, a Canada-based online financial planning company, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Movies for Mommies (MFM), a national organization of 30,000 new parents. According to WealthyPlanet, the partnership will enable the company to engage MFM members in a user Beta… Read More

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