London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation by Omar Faridi

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China’s Top Financial Authorities Roll Out 11 Financial Reform Measures On May 27th, the Office of the Financial Stability Development Committee of the State Council issued a press release that the Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, People’s Bank of China, China Banking… Read More

Fraud Protection and Digital Payments Firm Vesta Sells Majority Stake of Business to Goldfinch Partners for $125 Million

Vesta, a fraud protection and electronics payments firm based in Lake Oswego, has reportedly sold its majority stake in its business to Goldfinch Partners for $125 million. Seattle-based Goldfinch Partners is a private equity firm established in 2018. Before this recent transaction, Vesta’s ownership was… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Australian Dollar (AUD) Direct Debits, Introduces “Pay with TransferWise” with Xero

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently allowed users to set up direct debits in Australian dollars (AUD), in order to settle bills and pay for subscriptions across Australia – which can now be done directly from users’ TransferWise accounts. As confirmed by the money transfer service provider,… Read More

China and India Reportedly have Highest Fintech Adoption Rate, but New VC Funds Mainly Focused on Revenue-Generating Fintechs, According to Efi Pylarinou

  Efi Pylarinou, a Fintech and Blockchain Advisor based in Switzerland, notes that funding is “on everybodys’ mind,” which might particularly be true for early-stage startups that have not yet acquired a significant user base. Pylarinou confirms that the valuations of later-stage Fintech companies have… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender RateSetter’s Chief Credit Officer, Michael Hoare, Explains how the Platform’s Provision Fund Aims to Buffer Against Credit Losses

UK-based RateSetter, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, notes that its Provision Fund has been designed to assist investors with managing credit risk and to simplify the investment process. As explained by Jonathan Hodge, the chief operating officer at RateSetter, the Provision Fund aims to… Read More

Silicon Valley Fintech Unicorn Brex Lays Off 62 Workers, Will “Restructure” Operations After Recently Raising $150 Million

San Francisco-based Brex, a company focused on developing B2B financial products, recently acquired $150 million in capital, in order to further strengthen its existing balance sheet and help it maintain operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, the company has announced (on May 29) that it… Read More

Digital Dollar Team: COVID-19 Socio-economic Crisis Is a “Call to Action” for Fintech to Address “Persistent Deficiencies” in Money Distribution

The developers of the Digital Dollar project have published a detailed whitepaper that outlines the steps required for the US to issue its own virtual currency. As confirmed in the paper, the Digital Dollar Project is being developed with the assistance of the Digital Dollar… Read More

World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial Partners with China Merchants Port to Launch Blockchain Platform for Local Banking and Logistics Businesses

China Merchants Port, the largest port operator in the country, has teamed up with e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), and its Fintech-focused subsidiary, Ant Financial. Through the partnership, the companies will work towards developing a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled platform, which will aim… Read More

Global Impact Fintech (GIFT), a Multinational Think Tank for Blockchain and Financial Technology, Expands its International Presence

Global Impact Fintech (GIFT), a multinational non-profit think tank of government, regulatory, industry, technology and financial technology professionals from over 35 countries (including India and Singapore), continues to expand its presence across the globe. GIFT is a forum that brings together policymakers and Fintech, general… Read More

Digital Transformation: Only 40% of Consumers Expect to Visit Physical Bank Branches After COVID-19, a Survey by Fintech Novantas Reveals

The month of April 2020 saw a dramatic 200% surge in the number of new mobile banking registrations, meanwhile, mobile banking traffic increased by 85%, according to data from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). The significant increase in mobile-based transactions may be attributed to the… Read More

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