US Fintech Unicorn MX Technologies Reveals that Financial Wellness Is Now Special Focus Area for Financial Service Providers by Omar Faridi

Buy Now Pay Later or BNPL Adoption on Track to Reach $7.3B in 2027 with APAC being the Fastest-Growing Region: Report

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL adoption is on track to grow significantly in the next few years with the Asia-Pacific region being one of the main drivers. A study performed by Coherent Market Insights reveals that the international BNPL market had been valued at… Read More

Messenger-Based Neobank ZELF Raises $2 Million Through Pre-Seed Funding Round

ZELF, a neobank that provides financial services through online messengers, has reportedly secured $2 million through its pre-seed funding round, which was led by Austrian venture capital fund 3VC, with Seed X and Hard Yaka  Founded in 2017, ZELF claims to be the first bank… Read More

Affirm Set to Launch First Card With Access to Buy Now Pay Later Capabilities

    U.S. fintech Affirm recently announced plans for the Affirm Card, the first U.S. debit card to have direct access to pay-over-time functionality. According to Affirm, the Affirm Card will allow consumers to pay upfront, from their bank account, or pay later, by using a unique… Read More

Volkswagen Financial Services Partners With Scrive & Onfido to Launch Digital Financing Solution for UK Dealerships

  Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS), part of Volkswagen AG, has partnered with Scrive and Onfido to launch their next-generation digital financing solution for UK dealerships. According to Volkswagen, Scrive’s electronic signature service and Onfido’s digital identity verification services are integrated into the new process for verifying customer identity… Read More

U.S. Neobank First Boulevard Scores $5 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

  First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank that is focused on improving the financial livelihood of Black America, announced on Monday it raised $5 million through its latest seed funding round, which saw investments from a group of leading financial services investors including Barclays and… Read More


Paysafe Joins Forces With RentMoola to Enable U.S. Renters to Pay Rent Online

  Integrated payments platform Paysafe announced on Monday it has expanded its partnership with North American online rent payment platform RentMoola. According to Paysafe, the partnership will allow  RentMoola to add Paysafecash eCash alternative payment method to better serve U.S. tenants whose payment preference is… Read More

Mobile-First Banking Platform MoCaFi Secures $12 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), a U.S.-based mobile-first banking platform, announced on Monday it secured $12 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Tom and Wende Hutton, with participation from Citi Impact Fund, Mastercard, 1Flourish Capital, Commerce Ventures, Founded in 2015, MoCaFi… Read More

Property Finance Platform LendInvest Confirms that Supporting Limited Company Buy-to-Let Clients is one of their “Specialties”

Property finance platform LendInvest notes that supporting Limited Company Buy-to-Let clients is one of their “specialties,” with criteria tailored to support professional and portfolio landlords to “get the most out of our product range.” At LendInvest’s recently-held 2021 Broker Kick Off Event, their expert BDM… Read More

Virgin Money Announces Expansion of Partnership With Fintech Life Moments

    Virgin Money announced on Monday it is expanding its partnership with fintech data expert platform Life Moments. Virgin Money reported the expanded partnership will focus on the development of the “sustainability elements” that it will offer to its business banking customers. Life Moments has… Read More

Klarna Secures $1 Billion Through Latest Equity Funding Round to Accelerate International Expansion & Further Capture Global Retail Growth; Brings Valuation to $31 Billion

  Payment processing and global retail banking platform Klarna announced on Monday it secured $1 billion through its equity funding round to accelerate international expansion and further capture global retail growth. Klarna revealed that the round, which subscribed four times the amount it originally sought to raise, included… Read More

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