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Latam Fintech Nubank Said to be Planning an IPO in the US

Brazil-based digital bank Nubank is said to be in the early stages of pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Earlier this month, it was reported that Nubank had acquired $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series… Read More

DTCC Innovation Lead Jennifer Peve Appointed Head of Strategy and Business Development

Jennifer Peve, currently  Managing Director, Business Innovation at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has been appointed as Head of Strategy and Business Development at DTCC. Peve has been leading the innovation charge at DTCC, an entity that processes over $2 quadrillion a year… Read More

RTGS: While CBDC May Emerge, Payment Infrastructure Improvements Near

Victoria Cleland, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation at the Bank of England, addressed the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system and the Bank’s vision for the future of payments. Noting that a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) may emerge at some point in… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Testimony Highlights the Need to Improve IPO Market, Increase Access to Private Securities Offerings

Late last month, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing addressing the topic of capital formation and the state of the US initial public offering market. While several witnesses focused on the rapid rise of SPACs, one witness pointed to the precipitous decline… Read More

Securitize Raises $48 Million in Funding Round led by Blockchain Capital, Funds Managed by Morgan Stanley

Securitize, Inc., a digital securities ecosystem platform, has raised a solid $48 million in a funding round that was led by funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value and Blockchain Capital. Said to be oversubscribed, the Series B found saw the participation of both new… Read More

Republic Hires Inventor of the Hashtag Chris Messina to Boost West Coast Business Development

Online investment platform Republic says it has hired the inventor of the hashtag, Chris Messina, to lead the charge for west coast business development. Republic is a multi-vertical online investment platform that offers securities crowdfunding for early-stage investments, real-estate, gaming, crypto, and more. Messina is… Read More

Fintech Glint Says Most Savers Don’t Trust Banks

Glint Pay Services, a Fintech that is a regulated e-money firm and payments provider, says that savers don’t trust banks. According to Glint and an in-house survey of their users, 68% of savers no longer trust banks to protect their wealth and are searching for… Read More

AI Fraud Protection Firm Servicing Digital Goods nSure.ai Raises $6.8 Million Seed Round

Israel-based nSure.ai has raised a $6.8 million Seed round led by DisruptiveAI, Phoenix Insurance, Kamet (an AXA backed VC), Moneta Seeds and other individual investors. nSure.ai is a “predictive AI fraud protection company” that services digital goods such as gift cards, prepaid debit cards, software… Read More

Nutmeg Delivers Returns to Crowdfunding Investors, Industry Needs More News Like This

Yesterday it was reported that Nutmeg, a digital investment manager operating in the UK, had been acquired by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). The Fintech had already partnered with the bank and JPM apparently decided to utilize Nutmeg’s tech as a step to launch a digital-only bank,… Read More

Crowdfunded Fintech Nutmeg Acquired by JP Morgan, Will Compliment Launch of JPM – Chase Digital Bank

Earlier today in a blog post, Robo-advisor Nutmeg announced that it was being acquired by JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM). Nutmeg has emerged as the leading digital wealth manager in the UK with over 140,000 customers enabling smaller investors a sophisticated portfolio of investment options including ISAs,… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority: More People Hold Crypto Now

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has been tracking crypto holdings in the UK for some time now. Earlier today, the top securities regulator provided an update indicating the more people in the UK are now holding crypto in contrast to prior data. This is the… Read More

Digital Pound: Bank of England Updates on CBDC Progress

In a speech delivered at the Future of Fintech Conference, Tom Mutton – Director responsible for Central Bank Digital Currency at the Bank of England, provided an update on the progress of central bank-issued digital currency. According to Mutton, CBDCs are viewed by the bank… Read More

Zopa Partners with CreditLadder to Help Renters Improve Borrowing Score

Digital bank Zopa has partnered with CreditLadder to help renters improve their credit score thus increasing their eligibility for a Zopa loan. Zopa notes that the integration was accomplished using open banking technology. As renters do not have monthly rental payments added to their credit… Read More

ASEAN Financial Innovation Network Partners with R3 on CBDCs

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3 to build and test central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). CBDCs have emerged as a hot topic of governmental innovation – fueled in part by the rise of stablecoins utilized as digital references of fiat currency…. Read More

Southeast Asian Insurtech Igloo Reports Solid Growth in 2021, Claims 130 Million Policies Sold

Igloo, previously doing business as “Axinan”, is said to be the first full-stack Insurtech firm to emerge from Singapore. Currently, Igloo has offices in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Igloo has distributed a note claiming 3X growth in GWP [gross written premiums] in… Read More

New Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Launches: Eastview Capital

Eastview Capital is the newest real estate crowdfunding platform to enter this sector digital investing. Eastview has partnered with North Capital Private Securities to offer real estate-backed securities. According to their website, Eastview will issue securities under Reg D and thus is open only to… Read More

Digital Financial Advisor Fintuity Announces $3 Million in Funding

Fintuity, an FCA-regulated digital financial advisor, has announced $3 million in funding that has been raised from both individual and institutional investors during the past year, according to a post by the company. The funding will be utilized to further develop its tech stack and… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Adds Working Group Targeting Digital Assets

The House Committee on Financial Services already has two current task forces addressing innovation in financial services. A Task Force on Fintech and a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. Today, the Committee is adding a “Working Group” addressing Digital Assets. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman… Read More

Recently Publicly Listed SoFi Receives Higher Price Target on Potential to Challenge Old Banks

SoFi (NASDAQ:SOFI), a leading Fintech that recently went public in a SPAC deal, has received a positive analyst report due to the company’s potential to disintermediate old financial services firms. According to multiple reports, Rosenblatt has given SoFi a $30 price target for the Fintech…. Read More

Securities Crowdfunding Platform EquityNet Announces Flat Fee Subscription Service for Offerings

EquityNet, an online capital formation platform that lists securities offerings in private firms, has announced a flat-fee subscription service to assist issuers seeking funding on their platform. EquityNet typically lists securities under Reg D 506c – available to accredited investors. According to a release, EquityNet’s in… Read More

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