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Fundbox Appoints Marten Abrahamsen As First CFO

Fundbox, a B2B payments and credit network developed to enhance B2B commerce at scale, has reportedly appointed Marten Abrahamsen as its first CFO. According to the Wall Street Journal, Abrahamsen previously held positions at Chernin Group LLC, a Los-Angeles-based investment firm,  Grab Holdings Inc. and… Read More

UK Property Crowdfunding Platform Property Partner Completes First 5 Year Project, Reports Solid Return for Investors

Property Partner, a UK based property crowdfunding platform, reports reaching a “major milestone” by concluding the platform’s first-ever 5-year investment project. According to Property Partner, investors in the Fairholme Road property earned a 36% return during the term of the asset. To quote the platform:… Read More

LHV, a Fintech Banking Platform and Payments Services Provider, Is Offering Real-Time Pound Payments via UK’s Faster Payments Scheme

LHV, a Fintech-focused banking platform and payment services company, is now offering real-time British pound (GBP) payments through the United Kingdom’s Faster Payments initiative. LHV is reportedly the first banking service provider that’s providing real-time euro payments through the Single Euro Payment Area Instant (“SEPA… Read More

Goldman Sachs Launches Mobile App For Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has launched a mobile app for its digital banking service, Marcus.  The fact that such a prominent entrant into the digital bank sector has existed minus an App has long been a shortcoming of the Fintech. Goldman Sachs spokeswoman, Kristen Greco,… Read More

More than $1.4 Billion in Capital Secured by Australian Fintech Firms in 2019

More than $1.4 billion in capital was secured by Australian Fintech firms in 2019 across 38 deals or partnerships, setting a new record. The significant increase in financial technology investments may be attributed (partially) to the rising number of rounds of at least $100 million,… Read More

Major Spanish Multinational Banking Group BBVA Might Offer Its Fintech Products on Amazon

BBVA, a major Spanish multinational banking group, is considering the possibility of providing various banking-related products via Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The financial industry has seen a large number of new solutions being introduced during the past few years and there has been a sharp increase in… Read More

Generation Z Still Listens to Parents When Selecting Banking Service Providers, Not Too Eager to Try Challenger Banks: Report

While it might be true that young people like to use innovative cell phone apps to streamline their daily activities, reports suggest that fancy software alone won’t necessarily help challenger banks when trying to attract business from Generation Z customers. This, according to a newly… Read More

Blockchain-enabled Smart Contract Auditing Solution Developer ChainSecurity Partners PwC to Streamline Auditor’s Services

The blockchain-enabled smart contract auditing solution developers at ChainSecurity have teamed up with the Switzerland-based division of Big Four auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in order to streamline the services the multinational auditor provides. According to statements shared with Cointelegraph, a PwC representative confirmed that no… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces the Creation of 36H Group to Replace UK P2PFA, Will Represent Platforms that Accept Retail Investors

Just as it has been revealed that the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has disbanded, Innovate Finance has announced the creation of 36H Group to take its place. Innovate Finance described 36H as a “united voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments.”… Read More

Founders of Google Pay India to Launch Neo-Banking Platform in the $2.6 Trillion Economy

Two Indian co-founders of Google Pay are reportedly preparing to launch a neo-banking platform in the Asian country and they have managed to acquire financial backing from three established venture capital funds. Sujith Narayanan, an experienced senior management professional specializing in the payments industry, who… Read More

Shuttered: Once a Leading Industry Voice, the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association Disbands as Industry Transitions

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) is no more. Once a leading industry voice the Association that once represented the biggest names in the P2P lending industry has made the decision to disband. The news was revealed in a series of reports with… Read More

Longtime LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Moves to Executive Chairman Role as Company Appoints New CEO

LendInvest, one of the UK’s leading Fintechs that provides a marketplace for property finance, has announced that its co-founder and longtime Chief Executive Officer Christian Faes is stepping down from his role and moving into the Executive Chairman position. As of today, Rod Lockhart is… Read More

Polymath Security Token Platform Integrates Scout’s Data Dashboard

Compliant security-token issuance platform Polymath has integrated Scout’s analytics dashboard for both internal and customer use, in order to, “clearly show and share the usage data of our ST20 tokens…(and) build our theories on the market based on the facts of the market.” Polymath says… Read More

Thailand Might Not be Ready Like Singapore and Hong Kong to Implement Digital Banking Systems, Says Thai Central Bank Governor

Thailand is currently laying the groundwork for standalone or independently-functioning online banks as the Southeast Asian nation tries to catch up with other nearby markets that have been upgrading their banking infrastructure. Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, noted during a recent interview:… Read More

UK-based Credit Card Issuer NewDay to Acquire Deko, a Retail Finance Platform

UK-based credit card issuer NewDay is reportedly planning to acquire Deko, a retail finance platform, in order to diversify its line of products and services. NewDay’s management is currently looking at the different business opportunities that tech platforms are offering in the payments and credit… Read More

Sri Lanka’s Bank of Ceylon to Expand its Digital Banking Services to Include Andigama and Weerapokuna

The Bank of Ceylon (BoC), a state-owned, major commercial bank in Sri Lanka, is reportedly expanding its branch network to include Andigama and Weerapokuna with the added convenience of offering 24-hour online banking services to the people living in these areas. BoC’s Weerapokuna location is… Read More

LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 3: Hunting for the Next LatAm Unicorn. Fintech Investments are Glowing Red Hot!

Whenever there’s opportunity, the money flows. There’s no exception here to a 400 million people market. Latin America is the next fertile ground for homegrown venture capitalists and international money when it comes to Fintech. U.S. and international VCs are on the hunt for the… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Allow Local Banks and Fintech Firms to Use Video Calls to Complete Know Your Customer Checks

Indian banking institutions and Fintech firms have reportedly been given the green light to use video calls, in order to carry out know-your-customer (KYC) compliance checks, after a recent ruling by the nation’s central bank. The updated rules and guidelines will allow regulated entities to… Read More

Hello Luxembourg: Fintech Map Displays Robust Financial Services Innovation Ecosystem

Luxembourg is a relatively small EU country that has long been home to a good number of financial services firms. In fact, with a population of just 615,000, it is one of the smallest countries in Europe but it also claims one of the highest… Read More

Scheduled to Close in 5 Days, Cowboy Claims to be One of Crowdcube’s Most Successful Mobility Tech Campaigns

Cowboy, an e-Bike firm based in Belgium, says it is one of the most funded “mobility tech campaigns” on Crowdcube. The company has now raised £3.7 million for an equity stake in the company. Cowboy is raising capital at a pre-money valuation of £51.4 million…. Read More

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