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Standard Chartered’s Sustainable Deposit Product Surpasses $2 Billion Mark

Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, recently announced its sustainable deposit product has surpassed the $2 billion mark. The milestone also includes a significant deposit from the French integrated electricity company, EDF. Standard Chartered claims that… Read More

Joseph Otting to Step Down as Comptroller of the OCC, Former Coinbase Chief Legal Officer & Current OCC First Deputy Brian Brooks to Become Acting Comptroller

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting will step down from the office on May 29, 2020, according to a release posted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  Current OCC First Deputy and Chief Operating Officer Brian P. Brooks will take… Read More

Led by Twino, Latvia Adopts Crowdfunding Guidelines

The Alternative Financial Services Association of Latvia has published Latvia’s Crowdfunding Industry Guidelines. The association seeks to provide industry rules to foster a transparent and sustainable sector of finance. Twino, a well-established peer to peer investment platform, is the first crowdfunding operator to adhere to the… Read More

U.S. Fintech DailyPay Joins Forces With the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “Funding Our Future” Alliance

DailyPay, a U.S.-based SaaS fintech, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “Funding our Future” alliance of organizations dedicated to making a secure retirement possible for all Americans. According to DailyPay, Funding Our Future campaign is a bipartisan and cross-sector… Read More

SoFi Expands Partnership With Ladder to Include Estate Planning

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with life insurance platform Ladder to include estate planning. SoFi reported that through the partnership expansion, its members may now have the ability to draft their will for free and can also access legal services… Read More

Social Distancing: Annual SEC Small Business Forum to be Virtual this Year

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will be virtual this year. During SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s tenure, the Forum has moved outside the beltway. Before Clayton, the Forum was held at SEC HQ… Read More

Cyber Insurance & Security Company Coalition Secures $90 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led by Valor Equity Partners

Coalition, the leading cyber insurance and security company, announced on Wednesday it has raised $90 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Valor Equity Partners with participation from Felicis Ventures, Greyhound Capital, and Coalition’s existing investors. Founded in 2017, Coalition states… Read More

Digital Finance Platform Uphold Integrates With Coil For Interledger Connectivity

Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Web Monetization provider Coil for Interledger connectivity. Uphold reported that Coil creators around the world may now select Uphold as their wallet provider and have payments sent directly to their… Read More

BBVA Joins Forces With FinIQ to Launch a Platform For Equities & Credit-Linked Structured Products

BBVA announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with fintech FinIQ to launch of BBVA epricer, a website for its equities and credit-linked structured products. According to BBVA, BBVA epricer is designed to help professionals structure and obtain prices for equity and credit-linked investment products… Read More

LendInvest Announces BTL Product Updates: Rates Starting From 2.99% & Max 75% LTV

LendInvest, a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced on Wednesday it has made some updates to its Buy to Let (BTL) products as valuations are permitted to go ahead. As previously reported, the BTL Plus product is designed for landlords who are currently on a… Read More

Wirex Announces Plans to Diversify Funding Options for Russian Customers

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Tuesday it is diversifying its funding options by allowing customers in Russia to fund their accounts by allowing top-ups using domestic bank cards. According to Wirex, users may now link their bank-issued credit or debit card to… Read More

HM Treasury Posts Figures on COVID-19 Support Schemes, Over £22 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury has provided an update on the progress of the various COVID-19 support programs that have been put in place in the last two months. According to the UK government:   8 million jobs have now been furloughed with £11.1 billion claimed so far… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Koine Receives In-Principle Approval in the UAE

Digital asset custody platform Koine announced on Monday it has received in-principle approval (IPA) to provide custody in relation to Virtual Assets in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). According to Koine, the IPA was granted by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM…. Read More

Lendit Fintech Digital – First Impressions

Hello everyone, my last series on the Latin American Fintech revolution was inspired by LendIt Latam conference hosted in Miami back at the beginning of 2020. The Fintech world was abuzz with new ideas, innovation, and of course new territories to explore. Fast forward four… Read More

Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Platform Crypto.com: MCO Visa Card Now Shipping In Europe

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Friday its MCO Visa card is now shipping to a total of 31 countries in Europe. The platform claims it is the only crypto card provider offering cards in Asia, the full EU, and the U.S. Crypto.com reported… Read More

Blockchain Platform Ontology Teams Up with Spherity to Advance Digital Identity Solutions

Ontology (ONT), a “high-performance” public blockchain network that aims to provide a “distributed trust” platform, announced on Friday it has joined forces with German decentralized digital identity specialist Spherity to advance digital identity solutions. The platform reported that the partnership will see the integration of… Read More

Nordea Joins Forces With Tink to Enable Multi-Banking For Mobile App Customers

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Friday it has joined forces with Nordic banking group Nordea to enable multiple banking for mobile app customers According to Tink, the integration will deliver a personalized financial overview for the… Read More

BitGo to Now Provide Custody For India-Based Crypto Exchange CoinDCX

Digital asset custody provider BitGo announced on Thursday it has been named as the custodian of India-based crypto exchange, CoinDCX. BitGo reported that as the custodian of CoinDCX, it will provide the secure storage and custodianship of cryptocurrencies held on CoinDCX, fully insured and protected by… Read More

Penta Makes Digital Banking Services to Freelancers

Digital bank Penta announced on Wednesday its services are now available to Freelancers. The company reported it now supports all types of businesses and legal forms. As previously reported, Penta describes itself as a digital platform for business banking that is aimed towards SMEs and… Read More

Cryptocurrency Payments Processor CoinPayments Appoints Jason Butcher as New CEO

Cryptocurrency payments processor CoinPayments announced on Wednesday it has appointed Jason Butcher as its new CEO. CoinPayment reported that Butcher has been its Chief Operating Officer since 2017, and previously as an advisor starting in 2015, helped boost CoinPayments’ monthly transactions to more than $100… Read More

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