China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Tencent-backed WeBank Fined ¥2 million for multiple violations WeBank, China’s first internet bank, was fined for ¥2 million for multiple violations against Law of the People’s Republic of China on Commercial Banks. In an inspection last year, the Shenzhen branch of the China Banking and… Read More

Wirecard Announces Fast Track PSD2 Onboading Through Financial Commerce Platform

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced it automatically offering all new customers a fast track to PSD2 onboarding through its digital Financial Commerce Platform. “From 14 September 2019, new rules will apply in the European Union that stipulate that every online… Read More

Fintech Curve Plans Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

Curve, a Fintech in the banking sector that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card, is launching a “seven-figure” crowdfunding campaign in September, according to a note from the firm. Curve will be raising capital on Crowdcube as part of its Series B… Read More

Lendable Announces New CIO & COO

Kenya-based Fintech platform Lendable announced on Thursday it has welcome Hani Ibrahim as its new Chief Investment Officer and Des Denning as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. According to Lendable, Hani will oversee Lendable’s investment strategy and… Read More

Accenture Set to Acquire Australian Analytics & Data Specialist Analytics8

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specializes in data management, reporting, and visualization, data science and analytics services. According to Accenture, Analytics8 provides data and analytics… Read More

SoFi Announces 529 Contributions to SoFi at Work Program

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday the addition of 529 contributions to their SoFi at Work program. According to SoFi, the 529 contributions are inclusive of automated payroll deduction and employer contribution capabilities, as well as a forthcoming selection tool that will provide employees with… Read More

Wirecard Launches New Grab & Go Prototype to Offer New Shopping Experience Through AI

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday the launch of its new Grab & Go Store prototype. According to Wirecard, the store offers an entirely new shopping experience through AI. “Consumers enter the store via smartphone, pick products which are… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise Launches Debit Mastercard in Australia & New Zealand

Fintech Unicorn and stealth bank Transferwise announced on Wednesday it is launching its debit Mastercard services in Australia and New Zealand.  Transferwise reported that its Platinum debit Mastercard has helped more than 250,000 in the UK, the U.S., and Europe avoid hidden bank fees when… Read More

Monzo Announces Launch of Flexible Loans

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Thursday the launch of its flexible loans. The startup reported that over the past nine months it has gradually been offering loans to more and more of its customers to make sure its system was to “get it right.”… Read More

Accenture Fintech Report: Huge Jump in Funding in UK & US While China Declines Following Big 2018

Global Fintech funding declined during the first half of 2019, driven by a drop in China. But while China dipped, Fintech investment jumped in other countries led by the US and the UK, according to a report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported… Read More

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