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Dan Dolev from Mizuho Says Fintechs like PayPal and Square have P2P Payments Edge Against Large Banks

Dan Dolev, Mizuho senior Fintech Analyst, recently commented on who he thinks might be the long-term “winners” in payments and the wider financial technology space. Dolev, who shared his views and insights with Yahoo Finance, noted that Square is “all about the terminal value.” He… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins Report Steady Growth of Global Operations including Asian Markets

LocalBitcoins, a peer to peer BTC exchange service, notes that Bitcoin is “swooping” over the world and Asia is now at “the center” of all the action. LocalBitcoins writes in a blog post that this should come as no surprise given all the opportunities Bitcoin… Read More

New Record for Lenders on October Platform: 5,672 Private Investors from France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands lent to Sandaya Initiative

Camille David from European online lender October reveals that 5,672 private investors from all across Europe have reportedly financed the Sandaya project via the October platform – which is notably a new record. Claire Juliard, who leads October Connect, confirmed that this is in fact… Read More

UK Kalifa Fintech Review: Policy Recommendations for Keeping the Fintech Boom Going

The long-anticipated report on the UK Fintech ecosystem and recommendations as to how to keep the robust market growing in a post-Brexit world has been published today. The Kalifa Review of Fintech seeks to provide a roadmap for the UK to maintain its prominence in… Read More

Switzerland based Flovtec Technologies to Give Digital Asset Ecosystem “Full Control” Over Market Making Activities

Switzerland’s Flovtec Technologies AG, a technology firm focused on offering liquidity to digital token issuers and exchanges, stated that it will be giving the digital asset ecosystem greater (or full control) over market making activities. This move should provide a more seamless digital experience, transparent… Read More

Ireland based Fintech Fenergo Hires Gary Brookes as Head of Sales for Asia as Company Continues to Expand Global Operations

Dublin-based Fenergo, a Fintech company focused on supporting digital transformation initiatives, has announced the appointment of a new Asia Head of Sales who will be leading growth operations and executing on Fenergo’s innovative Cloud strategy in the APAC region. Fenergo has hired Gary Brookes to… Read More

Digital Assets Firm BlockFi Launches Private Client Services Offering for UHNWIs and Sophisticated Investors in APAC Region

BlockFi Inc., a financial services firm that’s focused on creating a bridge between digital currencies and traditional financial and wealth management products, has revealed that it has launched a Private Client Services offering for investors in the APAC region. BlockFi confirms that the new initiative… Read More

Indonesia: Crowdo Launches Incorporates Digital Banking with SME Services

Crowdo has announced the launch of a new platform in Indonesia that is described as the first “SME digitalization platform powered by Neobank technology.” According to Crowdo, the platform seeks to help businesses digitalize their operations that improve supply chain operations with financial and banking… Read More

US Department of Treasury Comments on FATF Guidance on Virtual Assets

The US Department of Treasury has issued a statement on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) second plenary meeting during the German Presidency of the global regulatory agency. According to Treasury, FATF advanced its work on several issues, including finalizing a non-public report on terrorist… Read More

Fintech Australia Chair Simone Joyce Says Banks are “Risk Averse,” Suggests that Better Policies Are Needed to Support Fintechs

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, CEO at FinTech Australia, says that her organization thinks that Australia is on the right path in terms of financial technology adoption and its overall approach to developing its economy. Rebecca, whose comments came during the Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory… Read More

Fintech Consumers of 2030 could be More “Data-Aware” and “Discerning” in What Information They Share, KPMG Report Predicts

Big Four auditing firm KPMG in Australia has released a report, titled, The 30 Voices, which aims to cover “every facet” of financial services and beyond. It features insights related to developments from incumbents to banking challengers, Big Tech firms to investors, legislators to academics…. Read More

Global Fintech Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire Confirms there are Now Over $8 Billion in Stablecoin USDC in Circulation

Jeremy Allaire, Co-founder and CEO of Circle, a global Fintech company focused on supporting open Internet platforms, Bitcoin, and other crypto-assets, has confirmed that there’s $8 billion worth of USDC in circulation. 8 Billion USDC in circulation. Dec 1st – 3B, Jan 1st – 4B,… Read More

Skymind Announces First AI Investments as Part of $800 Fund

Skymind has announced its first cohort of investments from its $800 million AI fund. Skymind has invested in six startups that are leveraging AI to improve the performance of different industries and sectors across the globe. Skymind is an open-source enterprise deep-learning software company and… Read More

Nuapay Launches Open Banking Payment Services in Germany, Italy as Part of “Major Expansion”

Payments Fintech Nuapay is expanding its platform across Germany and Italy leveraging open banking. According to a statement by the company, Nuapay has connected with 308 banks in Italy and 435 banks in Germany, covering approximately 98% of Italian payers and 70% of German payers…. Read More

Thrillz, a Platform that Enables Personalized Messages from Celebs & Influencers, Looks to Raise Growth Capital on Seedrs

Thrillz, a platform that operates a personalized message service in partnership with celebrities, influencers, sports figures, impersonators, and more, is looking to raise growth capital on Seedrs. Are you interested in a birthday wish from Katie Price or a personalized message from Tara Reid? Well,… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Deposit Solutions Partners Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance to Offer Savings Products in Germany

Deposit Solutions has teamed up with Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance in order to enable the French bank with providing various savings products in Germany, beginning with fixed-term deposits provided via the ZINSPILOT portal. Through the partnership, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance will be able to use… Read More

Challenger OakNorth Bank Completes £4.4 Million CBILS Loan

OakNorth Bank has completed a £4.4 million Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan to complete the development of Beulah Vista Caring Home in London. OakNorth Bank says that the number of care home beds per 100 people over the age of 85 has fallen… Read More

Westpac Group in Australia Reveals that Marketplace Lender SocietyOne has joined its Digital Banking Platform

The Westpac Group in Australia has revealed that SocietyOne is its second partner to join­ the institution’s new digital banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform. SocietyOne is a key Fintech player in the nation’s digital lending sector (having originated more than $1 billion in loans). According to a… Read More

Multinational Digital Banking Group Tyme Secures $100M in Capital via Series B Round

Tyme, a multinational digital banking group based in Singapore, has reportedly secured $110 million in capital through a Series B funding round. Tyme is focused on bringing foreign investments into South Africa. TymeBank aims to establish the foundation for its business expansion across ASEAN region,… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

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