US CFTC Furthers its Innovation Credibility by Signing Agreement with UK FCA to Boost Fintech Development

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have signed a formal agreement that commits the two regulatory agencies to work together to support Fintech. This is the first such agreement for the CFTC and just one of many… Read More

PeerIQ and Cross River Bank Form Data Partnership

PeerIQ, a leading data and analytics platform operating in the online lending sector, has formed a new partnership with Cross River Bank. The news was disseminated in a press release on Friday. The objective of the partnership is to boost the relationship between small bank… Read More

Digital Fintech Specialist Wirecard Expands Collaboration With ReiseBank

Wirecard, a Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions, announced this week it has expanded its expanding its collaboration with German bank, ReiseBank. The duo recently rolled out the mobile banking app bankom. According to Wirecard, the companies are providing users with a completely… Read More

French Fintech Lydia Secures €13 Million in Latest Funding Round to Accelerate Cashless Payment Growth in Europe

Lydia, the French mobile payments firm, announced this week it has raised €13 million through its latest funding round, which was led by CNP Assurances with participation from XAnge, New Alpha AM, Oddo BHF and Groupe Duval. The company reported it plans to use the latest funds… Read More

Danish Fintech Clearhaus Now Supports Payments Made With Apple Pay

Danish fintech Clearhaus announced on Friday it now supports payments made with Apple Pay. The company reported that Apple products have always been popular in the Nordics, but it’s success hinges on how well banks, payment gateways, and acquirers offer Apple Pay solutions to stores and webshops…. Read More

LendIt Fintech Announces Finalists For Second Annual Industry Awards

On Friday, organizers of the upcoming event LendIt Fintech announced the finalists for its second annual LendIt Fintech Industry Awards. According to the organizers, the finalists were selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide for top honors within 21 categories. It was revealed: “The prestigious awards will bring… Read More

Australian Online Lender Prospa Ranks #1 in List of High Growth Firms in Asia Pacific

Prospa, a Sydney based online lender servicing the SME market, has received a nice recognition as it took the top spot for a high growth firm in Asia Pacific. According to a recent ranking of the top 1000 firms in Asia-Pacific by the FT, Prospa… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

Digital Banking Solution Provider Q2 Announces Partnership With Acorns

Q2, a Texas-based digital banking solution provider, announced on Thursday it has signed a multi-year agreement with Acorns, the financial services platform that has transformed saving and investing for more than 3 million customers. According to Q2, the deal is centered on the company’s Open portfolio,… Read More

Roostify Closes $25M Series B, Santander InnoVentures Leads Round

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, has invested in San Francisco-based startup Roostify, specialized in the digitalization of the process of obtaining a mortgage, enabling it to be done even via smartphone. Founded in 2014, Roostify built its enterprise platform with… Read More