PayPal Expands Partnership With Synchrony to Launch Venmo’s First-Ever Credit Card by Samantha Hurst

Bill.com Announces Extension of Intelligent Platform With New Purchase Order Capabilities, Programs, & Partnerships Dedicated to Midsized Companies

Bill.com, a business payments and software platform provider, announced on Wednesday its new set of offerings designed to help midmarket companies better automate their AP/AR functions and achieve greater operational efficiencies. According to Bill.com, the newly introduced capabilities for the midmarket include support for a centralized,… Read More

U.S. Fintech Galileo Financial Technologies Secures $77 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Accel

Galileo Financial Technologies, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Thursday it secured $77 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Accel with participation from Qualtrics Co-Founder and CEO Ryan Smith.   Founded in 2000, Galileo claims it has grown to become one of… Read More

Bank of England Reports that Machine Learning Methods in Financial Services Could Enhance Business Processes

A report from the Bank of England (BoE) notes that the application of machine learning (ML) methods in the financial services sector could enhance routine business processes.  Improved software and hardware and increasing volumes of data have enhanced the pace of ongoing ML development, BoE’s… Read More

Paysafe Launches Mobile Pay Service in the U.S.

Paysafe Group, a global payments provider, announced on Thursday it has launched its mobile pay service in the U.S. Paysafe reported that the solution was developed following strong interest from US small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in integrating mobile payment apps. Thirty percent of American… Read More

Betterment for Advisors Takes a Unique Approach to Active Investments

Robo investment advisors have threatened to make human advisors obsolete and the rise in passive investments may lead to less demand for active management. However, a recent partnership between Betterment and Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) indicates that there may still be a need for certain… Read More

Korea Mobile App Payvil Forms New Patnership with Hong Kong’s TNG FinTech Group to Provide Global Payment Services

Emolize Co., Ltd, a Korean cross-border mobile payment platform, announced on Wednesday it has expanded its global payment services through its mobile app, Payvil, to Hong Kong and Thailand in September 2019, with further expansion reaching about 16 countries by the end of 2019. The… Read More

ID Finance Raises £1.5 Million in Minutes on Crowdcube

ID Finance has crowdfunded £1.5 million “within minutes” according to a note from the company. ID Finance is seeking £2 million on Crowdcube. According to the offering page, ID Finance has received the backing of 248 investors hitting  76% of the target raise. ID Finance… Read More

Report: Southeast Asia’s Growing Internet Economy Is Driving Fintech Adoption

Southeast Asia’s internet and e-commerce economy is growing steadily due to the widespread use of mobile phones. The region’s middle class has also been growing, according to a recent report compiled by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. Published earlier this month, the e-Conomy SEA… Read More

Fintech Investments in Singapore Surged 69% from Previous Year to $735 Million

Investment in Fintech-related projects in Singapore increased significantly during the first nine months of this year. It was mainly led by fundraising rounds for payment companies and insurtech startups with a shift toward mature firms. As of October 2019, the combined value of Fintech deals… Read More

Google Effectively Bans PayDay Lenders from Advertising their Loans

Google UK

Google has banned high-interest rate lenders from the Google Play app store. First reported by WSJ.com, the move was said to be made to protect people from “exploitive personal loan terms.” The report quoted a Google spokesperson: “Our Google Play developer policies are designed to… Read More

Send this to a friend