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Online Investment Platform EstateGuru Tops €40 Million in First Half of 2024

EstateGuru, an online investment platform serving Europe, is reporting that it surpassed €40 million in investment during the first six months of 2024. At the same time, investors received a capital return of €47.5 million, earning €6.9 million (10.88%). Based in Estonia, investors may participate… Read More

Mintos Risk Score Updates Announced, Platform Shares Investment Strategies

The latest Mintos Risk Score updates based on developments and data from the first quarter of 2024 are now live on Mintos. Mintos has shared the general summary of the most recent quarterly changes. This quarter, Mintos says that it “saw 5 increases in the… Read More

Stablecoin Issuer Tether Provides Update on Strategic Move to Accelerate Blockchain Adoption

At Tether, they remain dedicated to fostering a robust and innovative blockchain ecosystem for USD₮ and all other tokens we issue. This commitment drives Tether to continuously “assess their transport layers, ensuring a balance between maintainability and usage while prioritizing community interest.” Community input is… Read More

UK FCA, PSR Seek Feedback on Digital Wallets

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), along with the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR), are seeking feedback on the rise and use of digital wallets. Today, digital wallets are ubiquitous. From smartphone-based applications to hybrid crypto wallets, the use of physical cash is on the decline. Regulators… Read More

Open Payment Technologies Launches Digital Wallet App Kuady

This week, Open Payment Technologies launched Kuady, a digital wallet app. Designed to accelerate financial inclusion and transform how merchants and users manage their money, Kuady launched in Peru and Chile – giving global organizations access to these markets with seamless cross-border transactions – with further LatAm countries being… Read More

UK’s Assetz Capital Announces Appointment of Mark Roberts to Key Role Focused on Developent Finance

Assetz Capital, a funder in the SME commercial property and residential development markets, is pleased to announce that Mark Roberts has joined the expanding business to lead the growth of their development finance arm. While Mark’s role is national, his remit will also “focus on… Read More

UK AI Firm Quantexa Announces New Partnerships to Create AI Hub in Liverpool

Quantexa, the global enabler of Decision Intelligence (DI) solutions for the public and private sectors announced that its Decision Intelligence Platform will be adopted by the University of Liverpool’s Civic Health Innovation Labs (CHIL) and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest trusts… Read More

Labour Government: Research Shares Insights on UK Election Results and What They Could Mean for Fintech and Payments

The recent election of Labour in the UK is likely to result in “major changes” to fintech and payments markets, according to an analysis shared by Juniper Research. Juniper Research notes in a blog post that as industry watchers, they wanted to “examine the new… Read More

UK Payment Orchestrator BR-DGE Introduces Modular Solution, Enabling Payment Acquirers, Gateways, Platforms

Payment orchestration provider BR-DGE has announced the launch of its white-label payment orchestration solution, which is set to propel payment acquirers, gateways, platforms and other ecosystem players with agile and customizable modular tech to stand out in a fiercely competitive market. As an independently-owned, vendor-agnostic… Read More

Griffin, UK Bank for Fintechs, Reportedly Obtains B Corp Certification

Griffin, the UK’s bank for fintechs, is pleased to announce that it is now a certified B Corp – the global community of companies committed to high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. This milestone reinforces Griffin’s dedication to “embedding sustainable and… Read More

Envestnet, a WealthTech Platform, Announces $4.5B Take-Private Transaction with Bain Capital

Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV), a provider of integrated technology, intelligent data and wealth solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital in a transaction valuing the company at $4.5 billion ($63.15 per share). Reverence Capital also agreed… Read More

Paxos Provides Update on SEC Probe of BUSD Stablecoin, Regulator Will Not Pursue Enforcement Action

Paxos, the regulated blockchain & tokenization infrastructure platform, announced that it received a formal termination notice from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on July 9, 2024, stating that it will “not recommend enforcement action against Paxos Trust Company in the investigation of Binance… Read More

Elliptic Teams Up with VASPnet to Integrate Data on Regulatory Status of VASPs

Elliptic, a provider of crypto compliance solutions, is working with VASPnet, the “assured” source of regulatory reference data on virtual asset service providers (VASPs), to integrate real-time, high-quality data on the regulatory status of VASPs into its product offering. Sourced directly from 92 regulators in… Read More

Partior Reports $60M+ Series B to Enhance Global Clearing, Settlement Infrastructure

Partior, a fintech company with global unified ledger-based interbank rails for real-time clearing and settlement, has announced the first close of a US$60M+ Series B round led by Peak XV Partners and supported by Valor Capital Group and Jump Trading Group as new investors, and… Read More

Businesses Are Increasingly Embedding Financial Tools from BNPL to Insurance Distribution – Research Report

The embedded finance market is now ranking and evolving, according to an update shared by CBInsights. The report notes that this is taking place where integrated financial services are maturing, emerging, and plateauing. This latest research report uses the CB Insights TECH Framework in order… Read More

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Releases Study Evaluating How FIs Detect and Mitigate Authorized Transfer Scams

LexisNexis Risk Solutions released a study evaluating how financial institutions (FIs) detect and mitigate authorized transfer scams, where fraudsters manipulate or deceive account holders to transfer funds to them. The study, Defend Against Authorized Transfer Scams, finds “that fraud risk and mitigation strategy leaders at… Read More

UNDP and Timbuktoo Launch Pioneering Fintech Hub in Lagos

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the timbuktoo Africa Innovation Foundation inaugurated the Fintech timbuktoo Hub in Lagos early this week. This pioneering facility, the first of its kind on the continent, aims to stimulate innovation, encourage collaboration, and expedite growth within the… Read More

BOB, a Bitcoin and Ethereum powered L2, Reports Funding Led by Ledger Ventures

BOB, a hybrid Layer-2 powered by Bitcoin and Ethereum, announces its $1.6M combined strategic raise led by Ledger Ventures and angel round with funds deployed to broaden the Layer-2’s presence throughout the Bitcoin and Ethereum ecosystems. The list of angel investors reportedly includes leaders “from… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Are Becoming Increasingly Important to Global Economies – Report

Cross-border payments are becoming increasingly important to international economies. Around 63% of global consumers use international real-time payments (RTPs) services to send money to family and friends and 51% use them only to pay for goods and services, according to the 2024 Financial Services Consumer… Read More

BNP Paribas and QuantumStreet AI Launch Fintech Index in Brazil

European banking giant BNP Paribas announced that it has launched the BNP Paribas Cross Asset Trend and AI Index in Brazil in partnership with AI-driven investment solutions company QuantumStreet AI. The newly launched index marries traditional trend-based investment strategies with advanced AI technology provided by… Read More

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