Update: Zurich Fintech MPower Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £350,000 in Funding Secured

MPower, a Zurich-based fintech startup, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £350,000 in funding secured. The funding round, which originally sought to raise £300,000, has attracted nearly 320 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, MPower describes itself as an… Read More

Wealthtech: Wealth Managers Rate their Process of Creating and Sharing Investment Advice as Poor to Average, a Report Reveals

Finantix, a technology products firm focused on banking, wealth management and insurance services, has published a report, which it authored in collaboration with WealthBriefing, a news, features and information source for the wealth management (Wealthtech) industry. The market research report, titled “Defining – and Delivering… Read More

Finastra Says Cyber-Attack Sought to Take Advantage of COVID-19 Driven Shift to Remote Operations

Just about all financial services firms have rushed to move operations to as much as possible to remote operations. For many Fintechs, the migration was fairly simple as many had established tech and protocols in place to operate in a virtual environment. For more traditional… Read More

Digital Bank Moven to Shut Down Due to Inability to Sustain Operations Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Brett King established Movenbank back in 2011. At the time, it was one of the world’s very first mobile-only, low-fee banking services. Movenbank offered a convenient and intuitive banking app that allowed users to take care of their day-to-day financial transactions. King won the Innovator… Read More

Fintech Zopa Says Customers May Access their Loan “As Usual” Despite Coronavirus Outbreak

Fintech Zopa, which recently celebrated 15 years of operation, says that its services are up and running, even during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Zopa, which provides online lending services in a fund based fashion, notes in a blog post that customers can access their loan… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

How Did the Chinese Fintech Industry Respond to COVID-19? With the outbreak of the COVID-19, more and more people and groups have joined the fight against it. Among the entities, Fintech companies are giving full play to their advantages in providing financial services, contributing technical… Read More

Fintech: Bulgaria-based Payment Companies, Paynetics and phyre, Secure Millions of Euros in Funding

Bulgaria-based payment companies, Paynetics, and phyre, have both finalized investment rounds, which were led by the Bulgarian American Credit Bank and VC New Vision 3. Paynetics, which secured €2.5 million in funding, and phyre, which acquired €1.55 million in capital, were both established by Bulgarian… Read More

COVID-19 Driven Boom? SoFi Sees Record Number of New Accounts

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, visited with Jim Cramer of CNBC’s Mad Money show this week and shared some insight into SoFi’s performance during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Noto said that contrary to what many other businesses are experiencing, the Fintech has seen a record… Read More

National Bank of Oman Encourages Users to Perform Contactless Payments to Prevent Further Spread of Coronavirus

National Bank of Oman (NBO), one of the largest financial institutions in the country and its first local bank, aims to raise awareness regarding the importance of practicing safe banking during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NBO has taken several measures to ensure its clients… Read More

China Rapid Finance Submits Letter of Intent With SOS Health Rescue Services to Acquire Control of XRF

China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF), one of China’s largest consumer lending marketplaces, announced earlier this week that it has reached a non-binding letter of intent on investment and cooperation with SOS Health Rescue Services Ltd. According to China Rapid Finance, the duo may enter into… Read More

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