Exclusive: Rebtel CEO Magnus Larsson Discusses Securing $8M New Funding for Digital Banking Expansion

The Swedish communications company Rebtel has secured $8 million in new funding to further expand its ecosystem of resources for “modern migrants,” adding digital banking services to its existing communication / telephony services and on-demand work offerings.  Rebtel’s primary service today comes in the form… Read More

Banco BNI Europa Commits to €50 Million to Linked Finance to Lend to Irish SMEs

Marketplace lending platform Linked Finance has secured a commitment from Portugal’s Banco BNI Europa, who will provide up to €50 million over a 2-year period, to lend to Irish SMEs. Niall Dorrian, CEO of Linked Finance, called the decision by Banco BNI Europa to deploy… Read More

Crypto Valley Association Adds Strategic Partner BDO Switzerland & Preps for Blockchain Conference: The Hills Are Live with the Sound of Crypto

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA), a global blockchain and cryptographic technology ecosystem, has partnered with BDO Switzerland, one of the country’s leading providers of auditing, accounting, tax and advisory services. “We are delighted to welcome BDO as a Strategic Partner. The development of blockchain technology is adding… Read More

Kenetic & Decentraland Plan Hackathon: Future of Non-Fungible Tokens, Collectibles & Blockchain Gaming

Kenetic Capital, a blockchain investment and tech firm, and Decentraland, an Ethereum-based virtual reality platform powered by blockchain, has put NIFTY, a three-day conference and hackathon for international developers, investors, and entrepreneurs to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, and blockchain gaming, on… Read More

Kabbage Survey Says: Most Successful SMB Owners Turn Profit within First Four Years of Business

Kabbage, Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses headquartered in Atlanta, released survey data that uncovers insights from 500 established small businesses and the key moments that triggered their growth. The results offer entrepreneurs applicable lessons from experienced business owners… Read More

SoFi Launches Bank Like Service: SoFi Money

It is a truism that we need bank like services but we really don’t need banks. The portfolio of services offered by a traditional analog bank sometimes feel cobbled together. Difficult to manage and expensive to use. Current accounts is an excellent example. For some… Read More

KeyBank Acquires Digital Lending Platform For Small Businesses Bolstr

On Wednesday, KeyBank announced it has acquired digital lending platform for small businesses Bolstr. According to Key, the fintech software, which is expected to be implemented later this year, will enable the banking group to provide faster and easier access both to SBA loans and to… Read More

Danish Payments Platform Nets Expands Into Poland Thanks to Acquisition of Dotpay/eCard

Nets, a Denmark-based payments platform, announced on tuesday it has expanded into Poland thanks to the acquisition of payments service providers Dotpay/eCard. According to Nets, Andrzej Budzik will continue as CEO of Dotpay/eCard and will report directly to Asger Hattel, Head of Merchant Services in Nets,… Read More

Chinese Fintech PINTEC Launches Installment Financing on E-Commerce Platforms

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has launched installment financing on its e-commerce platforms. This news comes just a couple of weeks after PINTEC secured $103 million through its latest financing round, which as led by Mandra Capital and SINA Corp…. Read More