Cross-Border QR Payments Linkage Established by Bank Negara Malaysia and Bank of Thailand by Omar Faridi

Dutch Banking Challenger Bunq to Acquire €160M in Capital at €1.65B Valuation, Deal Includes SME Lending Platform Purchase

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly committed to a €160 million round at a €1.65 billion valuation. Bunq will also be acquiring a small business lender as part of the transaction. Bunq’s latest investment round was joined by an unnamed UK-based private equity company. As… Read More

Fintech Shrap, Provider of Change Card and App for Replacing Coins, Launches Pilots in the UK

A newly launched change card and app developed to replace coins by Fintech firm Shrap has introduced its pilot program – with the first two testing initiatives currently underway in Rochford in Essex and Denny in Scotland as part of the United Kingdom’s Community Access… Read More

Overfunding: Digital Investment Platform Clim8 Secures £1.6M+ from 885 Investors via Crowdcube

Clim8, a digital investment platform that’s focused on a firm having a “positive impact” on climate change, has raised £1,630,460 from 885 investors via Crowdcube, at the time of writing. There are now 21 days remaining for this offer with the platform already surpassing its… Read More

Digital Banking: India’s ICICI Bank Introduces Virtual Bank Solutions for Corporates and their Ecosystem Partners

ICICI Bank Ltd, a privately-owned Indian development finance institution with its registered office in Vadodara, Gujarat, and corporate office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, has launched “ICICI STACK for Corporates,” which is described as a complete set of digital banking services for corporates and their promoters, group… Read More

Fintech Holding Firm APPS Acquires Cloud enabled Software Company Clique Payments

Atlantic-Pacific Processing Systems NV, Corp. (APPS), a Fintech holding company offering technology and financial services, has reportedly acquired Cloud-enabled software firm Clique Payments, Inc. The acquisition should allow APPS to further expand its enterprise resource planning and accounting payments integrations solutions to include QuickBooks, FreshBooks,… Read More


Artificial Intelligence: Deutsche Bank Releases Paper on Potential of AI in Securities Services

The wishes of investors looking to not having to deal with settlement failure penalties and cookie-cutter services from custodian banks will be fulfilled by AI-powered solutions, according to a new paper from Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK), titled “Unleashing the potential of AI in securities services.”… Read More

Financial Software Provider Kynetix Introduces Cloud based Solution to Support Reconciliation of Listed Derivatives

Financial software provider Kynetix has introduced a Cloud-powered solution to assist FCMs and brokers with addressing the challenges in reconciling listed derivatives. As noted by the company’s management: “For over 20 years, Kynetix has been forefront of building trust in the physical economy. Recognized as… Read More

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications. The scheme has been commissioned by the Financial Services and the… Read More

Remittance and Wallet App SendSpend Acquires E-Money Institution License from UK’s FCA

SendSpend, the remittance and wallet app, reveals that it has acquired the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company will now be able to issue digital money and offer cross-border remittance services from its UK head offices. SendSpend… Read More

Fintech nate, a Universal and Streamlined Commerce App, Secures $38M in Capital via Series A led by Renegade Partners

Universal and streamlined shopping app nate has secured $38 million in capital through a Series A round led by Renegade Partners, along with contributions from Forerunner Ventures and existing investors Canaan Partners and Coatue Management. nate’s Series A has been finalized a year after the… Read More

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