Chargebacks: Amadeus, Chargebacks911 to Help Airlines Handle Rise in Transaction Disputes

A chargeback is the formal process initiated when a cardholder disputes a payment – “often leading to the cardholder being reimbursed directly by their issuing bank, which then obtains the funds from the merchant,” according to an update from Chargebacks 911. The update further noted… Read More

Regtech docStribute Joins Mia-Platform Marketplace

Regtech startup docStribute has joined the Mia-Platform Partner Network. Effective immediately, docStribute solutions will be “available to businesses on the Mia-Platform Marketplace.” docStribute  uses “a distributed ledger application that utilizes a decentralized public network known as hashgraph, a secure, shared database that everyone can read… Read More

Fintech Tweeq Receives e-Money License from Saudi Central Bank

Tweeq, a Saudi Fintech, has become one of the first Fintechs in the Kingdom to receive an e-money license from The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA). The e-Money license from SAMA will allow Tweeq to launch a “super app” providing neobank features and services tailored to… Read More

Finastra, Clinc to Enhance Digital Engagement, Reduce Service Agent Workload

Finastra announced that Clinc, the conversational AI specialist serving global financial institutions, will “deliver its Virtual Banking Assistant technology fully integrated within Finastra’s Fusion Digital Banking platform.” The application “enables Finastra’s bank and credit union customers, utilizing Fusion Digital Banking as their digital platform, to… Read More

Financial Technology Association Selects Plaid Executive as Chair of Board

The Financial Technology Association (FTA) has selected Leigh Lytle, head of North American Policy at Plaid, as the 2023 Chair of the FTA Board of Directors. Before joining Plaid, Lytle spent more than 15 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. According to… Read More

Decimal, an Accounting Fintech Firm, Acquires SaaS Bookkeeping Assets of KPMG Spark

Decimal, a Fintech company offering bookkeeping and accounting operations for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs),  announced it “has acquired the cloud-based bookkeeping service and certain other assets of KPMG Spark, owned by Big Four tax, accounting and advisory firm KPMG LLP.” Financial terms “were not… Read More

LendingClub Acquires $1 Billion Loan Portfolio Following MUFG Union Bank Acquisition by US Bancorp

LendingClub  (NYSE: LC) has agreed to acquire a $1.05 billion loan portfolio of personal loans that became available following US Bancorp’s acquisition of MUFG Union Bank’s core regional banking franchise. The loans were originated on the LendingClub platform. On September 21, 2021, MUFG and MUFG… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Grants Licence to MetaComp Under Payment Services Act to Provide Digital Payment Token Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has granted a license to MetaComp Pte. Ltd. (f.k.a. Cyberdyne Tech Services Pte. Ltd) “to provide digital payment token services as a Major Payment Institution.” Effective December 2022, MetaComp has been “granted a license under the Payment Services Act,… Read More

Financial Stress: Majority of Healthcare Workers Find It Stressful to Manage Finances, Survey Reveals

Inflation is taking its toll on America’s healthcare workers, according to an update from DailyPay. A recent Harris Poll, “among over 2,000 U.S. adults of which nearly 200 are healthcare workers, commissioned by IntelyCare and DailyPay reveals that a majority of healthcare workers across the… Read More

Clear Street Introduces Proprietary Trading System ATLAS for Securities Lending Market

The Securities Lending market is large — “with more than $2.7 trillion in assets on loan as of 2021 and revenue of $5.45 billion, an increase of 19% year over year,” according to an update shared with CI. Its major function of “facilitating lending and… Read More

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