Fintech Adoption Rates, VC Funding in the UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong Remain Steady – Report by Omar Faridi

Sweden’s Qred Now One of Europe’s Newest Banks, Appoints Mattias Carlsson as Chair of the Board

Qred, Sweden’s fintech company, is announcing that the banking license the company acquired in May is now “activated and the company is officially a bank.” In addition to this, Qred is re-appointing Mattias Carlsson, former long standing CEO of TF Bank, as Chair of the… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Perenna Partners with London and Country Mortgages to Begin Lending

The team at Perenna says they’re pleased to announce their exclusive partnership with London & Country Mortgages as they begin lending. Perenna received their full banking license from the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) at the start of September and… Read More

On-Demand Pay: Fintech ABHI and Pakistan Cables Ltd to Provide Earned Wage Access to Employees

ABHI, an embedded finance company announced a partnership with Pakistan Cables Limited, the cable manufacturer in Pakistan. This collaboration aims to provide AbhiSalary – Earned Wage Access “to the employees of Pakistan Cables Limited, thereby promoting financial wellness.” Through AbhiSalary – Earned Wage Access, employees… Read More

TS Imagine, Cassini Systems to Provide Intelligent Margin, Collateral Derivatives Analytics to Prime Brokers

TS Imagine, the global, cross-asset provider of real-time trading, portfolio, and risk management solutions for financial institutions, and Cassini Systems, the provider of pre-and post-trade margin and collateral analytics for derivatives market participants, announce a strategic partnership that “will see enhanced, intelligent margin and collateral… Read More

Payments Fintech Apron Secures £12M via Series A to Assist SMBs, Accountants

Bogdan Uzbekov, founder & CEO, Apron, notes that he’s pleased to announce that Apron has raised £12M in a Series A funding round, which was reportedly “led by Index Ventures, with participation of their existing investors, Bessemer Venture Partners and Visionaries Club.” And with the… Read More

Robinhood Markets, Operation HOPE to Support Financial Education Initiative

Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOOD) is deepening our partnership with Operation HOPE through the 1865 Project, a new initiative that supports the organization’s mission to expand economic opportunity in underserved communities through financial education and empowerment. With our support, the 1865 project will allow Operation HOPE… Read More

Real Estate: Fintech Firm Built Technologies Appoints Sam Kemp as Chief Financial Officer

Built Technologies, the company transforming the way construction and real estate commerce works by connecting lenders, owners, contractors, and suppliers, announced the hiring of Sam Kemp as its first Chief Financial Officer. Kemp will oversee Built’s finance, accounting, and analytics functions in his role as… Read More

Visa Launches $100M Generative AI Ventures Initiative

Visa (NYSE: V), a global firm focused on payments, announced a new $100 million generative AI ventures initiative in order “to invest in the next generation of companies focused on developing generative AI technologies and applications that will impact the future of commerce and payments.”… Read More

France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Issues Warning Against Firms Offering Atypical Investments Without Authorization

The AMF is warning the public against several companies “proposing atypical investments without being authorized to do so.” France‘s Autorité des Marchés Financiers explains that it regularly “updates its black lists of new websites and entities proposing atypical investments to investors in France without being… Read More

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