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Get Nude: Offering on Seedrs for Home Purchasing App Goes Public after Raising £3.3 Million in Private Segment, Plans to Apply for Bank License

Nude, a home savings app, quickly raised about 96% of its securities offering goal during the private stage of the listing on Seedrs. According to the company, it raised 96% of its £3.5 million target during the private phase of the campaign over the weekend…. Read More

Alternative Banking, Payments, & Processing Provider Contis Launches “Quick Migration” to Support Wirecard Customers

Contis Group, an alternative banking, payments, and processing provider, announced on Friday it has launched “quick migration” in order to support Wirecard customers. The launch of the quick migration processing comes less than a month after Wirecard filed for bankruptcy last week following the announcement… Read More

Credit Suisse Adds Google Pay to Mobile Payment Offering

  Credit Suisse announced on Monday it is expanding its mobile payment options for credit card clients by offering Google Pay. Credit Suisse reported that from mid-August 2020, credit card clients in Switzerland will be able to use Google Pay in addition to existing mobile… Read More

Adyen Announces Expansion of Acquiring Capabilities to Malaysia

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) announced on Monday it is expanding its acquiring capabilities to Malaysia. According to Adyen, the expansion helps businesses achieve higher authorization rates, better customer experience, and deeper data insights as the Malaysian market transitions to online payments. “Adyen acquiring complements… Read More

Starling Bank Adds US Dollar Account Feature, Business “Toolkit”

Digital bank Starling Bank is offering two new features targeting their growing number of business accounts. First is a US dollar account that allows them to spend directly in pounds or dollars with a single card. The second is a “Business Toolkit” that includes a… Read More

Financial Crime Carried Out by Stealing Banking Customers’ IDs Increased by 15% (from 2018) to $16.9 Billion in 2019: Report

The use of stolen and synthetic identities to carry out fraudulent activities increased significantly in 2019, and the COVID-19 crisis might be making the problem even worse, according to a recently published  Identity Fraud Report from Javelin Strategy & Research. Financial losses due to identity… Read More

Indonesian Fintech PAYFAZZ Reportedly Secures $53 Million Through Series B Funding Round

PAYFAZZ, an Indonesia-based fintech startup, has reportedly secured $53 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by B Capital Group and Insignia Ventures Partners with participation from Tiger Global Management, Y Combinator, ACE & Company, BRI Ventures, and Quiet Capital. Founded in… Read More

Update: African Neobank Eversend Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than €850,000 Secured

Eversend, a Neobank for Africans, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than €850,000 secured from nearly 950 Seedrs investors. The funding round was launched in May, originally seeking €550,000. The banking group is offering 7.67% in equity at a… Read More

FInD, a Government of Maharashtra Initiative for Matching Indian Investors and Startups, Confirms that Yes Bank has Launched Fintech App Yuva Pay

FInD, a government of Maharashtra initiative that aims to match suitable investors and startups in India, confirmed on July 2, 2020, that Yuva Pay, which is part of FInD’s curated Fintech cohort, has teamed up with Yes Bank to introduce an integrated digital wallet platform…. Read More

The Eight Virtual Banks of Hong Kong

Hong Kong as jurisdiction was slow out of the gate when it came to Fintech innovation. But this initial hesitancy was soon made up by a dedicated public-private partnership determined to establish Hong Kong as a top Fintech hub – a successful move. InvestHK, a… Read More

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