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Fintech Software Testing Solution Provider, Exactpro, to Expand Operations into Lithuania, Sri Lanka

Exactpro, an independent provider of software testing solutions for “mission-critical” financial technology, will establish new subsidiaries in Lithuania as well as Sri Lanka. Alexey Zverev, Co-CEO and Co-founder at Exactpro, notes that it’s been a great honor for the company to serve its customers globally… Read More

Cross Border Compliance Firm Eurora Raises $3 Million Seed Round

Eurora Solutions, an Estonian firm that offers an AI/ML service for cross-border transactions, has raised a $3 million seed round, according to a note from the firm. The seed round was led by Change Ventures which was joined by angels including the founders of Printify,… Read More

Mobile-Only, Shariah Compliant Banking Solution Introduced by Boubyan Bank in the UK

Boubyan Bank has introduced a mobile-only, Sharia-compliant banking solution in the United Kingdom. The platform will aim to address the requirements of individuals residing in the Middle East who may have international banking needs. As noted in the announcement, Nomo will be providing a new… Read More

Softbank Vision Fund 2 Leads Fintech M1 Finance’s $150M Round, Company Now Valued at $1.45B

Brian Barnes, the Founder and CEO at M1 Finance, notes that he’s pleased to confirm the company’s $150 million Series E round, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 along with participation from existing investors. M1 Finance‘s latest investment round brings the company’s valuation to $1.45… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Thunes Partners ABA Bank to Help Cambodians Send Money Back Home

Thunes, a global payments network, has teamed up with ABA Bank so that they can enable Cambodians overseas to send funds back home “quicker and cheaper from around the world.” As noted in a release shared with CI: “Previously, customers making international money transfers to… Read More

Kredent InfoEdge Private Ltd, Operator of India’s StockEdge and Elearmarkets, Secures $1.34M+ from Kotak Securities, Others

Kredent InfoEdge Private Limited (KIPL), an entity that operates the Indian brands StockEdge and Elearnmarkets, has acquired growth capital of INR 10 Crore (appr. $1.35 million) from Kotak Securities Ltd in order to expand their existing product capabilities while growing their user base. This is… Read More

Regulators in Philippines Concerned about Virtual Currency Investment Risks, but Local Stock Exchange Wants to Offer Crypto Trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is currently seeking regulatory approval to begin offering cryptocurrency trading, PSE President and CEO Ramon Monzon thinks that the bourse can offer an ideal platform for facilitating digital currency trading because of its robust trading infrastructure and established customer safeguard… Read More

Indian E-Commerce Growth Continues

The COVID-19 pandemic helped drive further growth in India’s e-commerce sector, new research from GlobalData shows. According to the firm’s E-Commerce Analytics, e-commerce payments in the country grew by 12.2 percent in 2020 and should reach $61.5 billion this year. Between now and 2025 sales… Read More

Four Indian Fintechs to Raise up to $3 Billion via IPOs This Year

The Fintech sector in India is getting greener by the day. At least four large Indian fintechs are readying themselves for a big bang public listing this year as the Covid-triggered pandemic has accelerated the growth of these companies. Together, these startups could raise anything… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Economics Maintain Improvement Since Last Week, as Chinese Miners Seek Sites for Future Equipment Deliveries: Report

The research analysts at BitOoda have published their Weekly Hash report, dated July 12, 2021. The report reveals that cryptocurrency miner economics have improved despite the range-bound Bitcoin (BTC) price. The BitOoda team writes in a blog post that China’s Bitcoin mining ban “continues to… Read More

India based Neobanking Fintech Razorpay Explains how RazorpayX Payroll Automates All Things Payroll

Indian neobank Razorpay recently shared payroll compliance mistakes that businesses should try to avoid. The RazorPay team explains that payroll compliance is one of the “most important” processes a business performs so that it can maintain operations. All businesses in India and globally have to… Read More

India’s Digital Payments Fintech Paytm Introduces Small Ticket, Instant Loans to Help Consumers Manage Expenses

India’s digital payments giant Paytm recently introduced Paytm Postpaid Mini, which allows users to acquire small ticket instant loans to help them with managing their monthly or everyday expenses The Paytm team notes in a blog post that their goal is to bring clients the… Read More

Indian Fintech StashFin Bets Big on Credit Line Cards, Growing 20% monthly

Indian neo-banking startup StashFin is betting big in the credit-starved nation with its innovative ‘credit line’ cards that could disrupt the digital lending ecosystem of the country. The fintech, which raised $40 million in Series B from a clutch of global investors in April this… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

WeChat Pay Offers Special Call Center Service for Users Over 60 Years Old On February 3rd, CNNIC released “The 47th Statistical Report on China’s Internet Development”. Up to December 2020, the number of mobile payment users in China stood at 853 million, up 87.44 million… Read More

Philippines Card Payment Use Surges as Economic Recovery Continues

Several factors will contribute to strong growth in card payments in the Philippines, a new report from GlobalData suggests. Gains of 15.4 percent are expected due to the gradual revival of the economy, easing of lockdown restrictions, and improving consumer spending. Those gains will leave… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Nium to Acquire Wirecard Forex India Pte Ltd, a Remittance Service Provider

Nium, a global payments platform, reveals that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Wirecard Forex India Pte. Ltd, which serves as a foreign currency exchange, pre-paid card, and remittance service provider for Indian markets. Wirecard Forex has been licensed by the Reserve Bank… Read More

BaaS Fintech Netbank Partners Investree Philippines to Expand Digital SME Lending Services

Netbank and Investree have announced a new partnership in order to expand electronic SME lending in the Philippines. Netbank, which is a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, and Investree, an SME lender from Indonesia, have confirmed that their partnership will focus on expanding loans… Read More

BigPay Is Focused on Expanding Operations into Thailand, Following AirAsia’s Acquisition of Gojek’s Thai Division

BigPay is focused on expanding its business operations into Thailand after Airasia’s acquisition of Gojek’s Thailand division via its digital unit in a deal valued at RM208 million (appr. $50 million). This move has been announced ahead of AirAsia‘s plans to offer a Super app… Read More

Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform Workmate Secures Debt Financing of up to $10 Million from Lendable

Workmate, a Southeast Asian Workforce Management Platform and marketplace for informal workers, has reportedly acquired a senior secured loan of “up to $10 million” from Lendable Inc., a provider of debt to Fintechs in emerging and frontier markets. As mentioned in the announcement: “A committed… Read More

Vietnam to carry out a pilot to study crypto’s role in creating digital govt

Vietnam is the latest among smaller nations to have joined the crypto bandwagon as the country is developing a strategy towards having a digital government. In the last few weeks, countries such as El Salvador, Portugal, and Philipinnes have introduced regulations around cryptocurrencies. Vietnam’s Prime… Read More

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