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Atlantic Money Secures License as Payment Institution via National Bank of Belgium

Atlantic Money has secured a license as a payment institution through the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) which will “enable the business to provide its services across the European Union.” The announcement precedes an expected launch in Europe later this summer, “meaning that EU residents… Read More

Huge Haircut: Klarna to Raise Money at $6.5 Billion, Down from Whopping $45.6 Billion Valuation

  Multiple reports are indicating that Fintech lender and digital bank Klarna will be raising new capital at a $6.5 billion valuation. This is a huge haircut from its last valuation which saw the firm raise money at a whopping $45.6 billion. It was reported… Read More

Denario, the Payments Platform for SMEs, Goes Live

Denario, the payment platform built for SMEs, recently secured €1.8 million in seed capital and is introducing a product that will support European firms with paying each other directly without being required to log into their banking accounts. Pohlmann, Co-founder and CEO of Denario, said:… Read More

GoCardless to Acquire Nordigen Open Banking Platform

GoCardless has announced its intent to acquire Nordigen an open banking data provider. The deal is expected to close later this summing. The terms of the acquisition were not revealed. GoCardless is based in the UK with offices around the world. Nordigen is regulated in… Read More

Societe Generale – FORGE Teams Up with METACO to Expand Institutional Digital Assets Capabilities

Societe Generale – FORGE, a “fully” integrated subsidiary of Societe Generale, providing issuers and investors with end-to-end services to issue, invest and manage digital-native security tokens registered on public blockchains, has selected METACO, a provider of digital asset management technology and infrastructure, “to orchestrate its… Read More

4Trans Secures €18M Investment to Streamline Financing for Europe’s Hauliers

4Trans, a Fintech specializing in financial products for supply chain and logistics companies, has secured an €18 million investment from backers “including Atmos, Tera Ventures, and Lighthouse.” Impact investment fund management firm based in the UK, Advance Global Capital “has also extended a revolving credit… Read More

European Union Agrees on Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation: “Will shape the digital asset ecosystem for years to come”

The European Union has agreed on crypto-asset regulation under the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislation. According to tweets distributed by Member of European Parliament (MEP) Stefan Berger, Europe will be the first continent with crypto asset regulation as the European Parliament, European Commission and… Read More

$1.7 Billion Bitcoin Fraud: CFTC Announces Charges Against South African Individual and Firm

Largest CFTC Enforcement Action Ever Involving Bitcoin. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced its largest enforcement action regarding Bitcoin ever. According to the CFTC, charges have been filed in a case involving a South African individual, Cornelius Johannes Steynberg, and his organizations involving… Read More

UK’s Linnworks to Streamline Cross-Border Transactions with Payoneer Partnership

Linnworks, a UK-headquartered digital commerce tech firm, has announced a partnership with the global ‘leader” in commerce technology and payments Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO) to “simplify cross-border and B2B transactions for their customers.” The partnership will “provide retailers with integrated options to receive funds and make… Read More

BNPL Zilch Reports Series C at $160 Million

Zilch, a UK based buy now – pay later (BNPL) provider has extended Series C by $50 million now raising $160 million now valued at around $2 billion. Zilch claims to be the fastest-growing Fintech Unicorn in Europe. In total, ZIlch has raised $460 million… Read More

London’s Further Introduces Investment Platform

Further, a London-headquartered firm, has introduced its investment platform, developed to connect retail investors with “high-quality” VC funds, at scale and with minimum investment levels “never seen before in the market.” This should allow new retail investors to invest in venture funds, from as low… Read More

European Debt Resolution Fintech Ophelos Finalizes £5M Round

Debt resolution tech company Ophelos has acquired £5 million in capital via a seed funding round that was reportedy led by AlbionVC. Vast Ventures, Form Ventures, Connect Ventures and Fly Ventures and angels including GoCardless co-founder Matt Robinson and Funding Circle co-founder James Meekings also… Read More

iBanFirst Acquires UK’s FX Provider Cornhill to Address Brexit Payment Challenges

Global financial services platform iBanFirst recently confirmed the acquisition of the London-headquartered FX provider, Cornhill. The strategic acquisition aims to further build on iBanFirst’s funding partnership with private equity company arlin Equity Partners, launched in June of last year. As mentioned in the update, this… Read More

Germany: Future Finance Act Aims to Boost Access to Capital, Embraces Digital Securities

Earlier today, Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance, Christian Lindner, and the Federal Minister of Justice, Dr.Marco Buschmann, announced regulatory and policy changes designed to boost entrepreneurship, access to capital, and embrace the digitization of finance with digital securities – or security tokens. The Financing Act. Das… Read More

CoinFLEX Changes Mind on Withdrawals, Points Finger at Roger Ver Owing them Money

Earlier this week, the “home of crypto yield” CoinFLEX announced that it expects to resume withdrawals as well as trading due following a pause due to crypto market volatility. In a blog post, CoinFlex shared that an unnamed investor’s account had fallen into negative equity…. Read More

Norway to Use Ethereum Blockchain for Government Register

According to a series of Tweets, the Norwegian government will dip its toes into leveraging blockchain technology. As shared in the Tweets, the Norwegian government will be utilizing Ethereum via Arbitrum for cap tables of private firms. Earlier today the Norwegian government announced they're using… Read More

peaq Finalizes $6M Round to Power the Web3 Economy of Things

peaq, the Web3 network powering the Economy of Things (EoT), has raised $6 million in its latest funding round, which was led by Fundamental Labs. The funding will “support the ongoing expansion of the peaq network, which empowers individuals and organizations to build, govern, and… Read More

Digital Bank Volt Fails, Will Return Banking License

Volt, a high-profile digital bank operating in Australia, has taken the extraordinary measure of announcing it will close its business, and return its banking license to regulators. In a post on the digital bank’s website Volt announced: “Volt has made the difficult decision to close… Read More

Open Banking: Salt Edge and Five Degrees Partner on Digital Banking Services

Salt Edge and Five Degrees have partnered on digital banking. Salt Edge is an open banking solution provider that is currently integrated with thousands of financial institutions operating in over 50 countries. Five Degree is a digital banking platform that offers a core banking platform… Read More

Wise Co-founder Taavet Hinrikus Partners on €250M Technology Fund

Taavet Hinrikus, the Co-founder of Fintech firm Wise, has launched Plural, a €250 million (appr. £216 million) investment platform aimed at supporting a new generation of technology startups and digital entrepreneurs. Other founders of the Group reportedly include Songkick businessman Ian Hogarth, tech investor Khaled… Read More

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