Canadian Fintech nanopay Expands Leadership Team By Appointing New Chief Revenue & Chief Risk Officers by Samantha Hurst

Users of Acorns May Now Use PayPal For Investment Accounts

On Monday, PayPal announced users may now use its payment processing to fund an investment account with Acorns. According to the company, over 2.3 million people around the U.S. are investing through Acorns to help save for long and short-term expenses. PayPal revealed that once they link… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Consultation on Payments Including Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second consultation on a payments regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill. The Bill is designed to streamline the regulation of payment services under a single legislation, expand the scope of regulated payment activities to… Read More

UK Fintech Glint Launches Beta Version of Gold Payment Mobile App

UK fintech Glint announced on Monday the launch of its mobile app, which allows users to spend gold as the global currency. The company revealed by using the Glint iOS app and the Glint Mastercard, Glint clients are able to spend gold through the global payment system…. Read More

Jason Hsu, Member of Parliament, Wants to Turn Taiwan into Fintech Hub, Seeks Robust ICO Market

Jason Hsu is on a mission to turn Taiwan into a Fintech hub. This includes the development of a robust Initial Coin Offering market – in stark contrast to several Asian neighbors like China and South Korea,  two countries that banned all ICOs earlier this… Read More

Monzo’s Tom Blomfield Announces Upcoming Crowdfunding Round

Just a couple weeks after securing £71 million during its latest investment round, Co-Founder and CEO of challenger bank Monzo, Tom Blomfield revealed plans to launch a new crowdfunding campaign. Monzo (originally known as Mondo) caught the public eye in March 2016 when it raised… Read More

B2B Payment Provider Transfermate Secures €30 Million Investment From Allied Irish Bank

Ireland-based B2B payment provider TransferMate announced on Monday it received a €30 million investment from Allied Irish Bank (AIB).  Founded in 2010, TranferMate stated it is on a mission to provide businesses with a faster, cheaper, and easier solution for sending or receiving funds globally.TransferMate… Read More

Kabbage Releases Research: On Building Successful Small Businesses

Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, released new data reporting on the similarities that connect all small business owners (SBOs), including personal sacrifices, professional challenges and growth expectations. Featuring responses from 400 SBOs, the data shows more than… Read More

Global Debt Registry Demos Blockchain Proof of Concept

Global Debt Registry (GDR), an “asset certainty company”, has developed a “collateral pledge registry”, using Hyperledger Fabric, one of the Hyperledger Blockchain framework implementations hosted by The Linux Foundation. GDR is a Fintech company that provides solutions for institutional investors and warehouse lenders in the credit… Read More

Singapore Updates on Payments Council as Quick Response Code Specifications for Electronic Payments is Endorsed

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has posted an update on the Singapore Payments Council. According to MAS, the COuncil has endorsed the specification for a common Singapore Quick Response Code (SG QR) that can accept electronic payments by both domestic and international payment schemes, e-wallets,… Read More

Beyond the CFPB Principles: What’s to Come in Consumer Data Sharing

  On October 18, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a set of principles on consumer-authorized data sharing and aggregation intended to safeguard consumer interest as the data sharing market continues to develop in the US. As a financial data company providing account aggregation,… Read More