US Banking Challenger Chime to Focus on Transaction Processing based Business Model, After Reaching $14.5 Billion Valuation with Additional Funding

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. is now valued at $14.5 billion, which is significantly more than Robinhood, another fast-growing Fintech Unicorn that recently reached a valuation of $11.2 billion after securing $200 million in additional funding last month. Chime has now become the most… Read More

Fintech Plaid CEO: There’s Been a “Meaningful Increase” in Number of Consumers Using Digital Financial Apps during COVID-19 Crisis

Zachary Perret, CEO at Plaid, a San Francisco-based Fintech firm, says that there have been significant changes in the digital financial services sector during the past 6 months. He confirms that there’s been a major shift in consumer behavior with more consumers preferring to use… Read More

Tech-Enabled Financing Platform For SME Latin American Exporters Marco Financial Raises $26 Million in Funding & Credit

Marco Financial, a U.S.-based tech-enabled financing platform built for small and medium-sized (SME) Latin American exporters, announced on Monday it raised $26 million in funding and credit. The funding includes an equity round, led by Struck Capital and Antler, as well as a credit facility underwritten by Arcadia… Read More

Fintech Bilderlings Launches Mobile App

Bilderlings, a UK based Fintech, has launched a mobile app for managing current accounts, according to a release. The app is expected to help businesses and individuals keep track of their funds and perform basic account operations from a mobile device. Bilderinlings’ app’s main feature… Read More

U.S. Family Money App Goalsetter Launches Teen & Tween Debit Card

Goalsetter, a U.S.-based family money app, announced on Monday it recently launched a debit card specifically geared towards teens and tweens. Founded in 2015, Goalsetter describes itself as a goal-based savings and gifting platform that was created just for kids. The company revealed it combines… Read More

Paya Purchases The Payment Group

Payments provider Paya has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Payment Group (TPG). Details regarding the transaction were not disclosed. This is Paya’s second acquisition in the government and utilities integrated payments space. Paya is a portfolio company of GTCR and TPG is a… Read More

TrueLayer Secures $25 Million Through Series C Investment Round

UK financial API provider TrueLayer announced on Monday it secured $25 million through its Series C funding round. TrueLayer revealed that the investment takes the total amount it has raised to $72 million. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer describes itself as a technology company that provides… Read More

Crypto Exchange bitFlyer Europe Announces Integration With Global Payments Platform PayPal

Cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer Europe announced on Monday it formed an integration with global payments platform PayPal. bitFlyer reported that the integration allows PayPal’s European users to be able to deposit funds to the bitFlyer Europe platform to purchase cryptocurrencies safely and securely. The crypto portal… Read More

Ziglu Zooms to Over £1 Million on Seedrs in Just 3 Hours

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu kicked off a crowdfunding round on Seedrs today and quickly topped its £1 million goal. The offering is live for up to 40 more days. According to the offering page, Ziglu is selling equity in the company at a pre-money… Read More

Open Banking Firm Tink Acquires OpenWrks in Move to Solidify UK Market Position

Tink, a leading Open Banking platform, has acquired OpenWrks – an aggregation platform. Tink is making the move to strengthen its position in the UK while buttressing its European expansion. The acquisition is also part of a strategic partnership where OpenWrks will power its applications… Read More

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