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Revolut’s Standard, Premium & Metal Customers Now Has Access to Silver Through Mobile App

  Digital bank Revolut announced earlier this week its standard, Premium and Metal customers may now have access Silver through the Revolut app. According to Revolut, Silver and Gold are now available through the Revolut app in the Commodities tab in the Wealth section of… Read More

Naveen Surya, Chairman at Fintech Convergence Council, Wants Indian Businesses to Identify Key Opportunities and Challenges Created Due to COVID-19

Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India, has noted that it’s important to understand the key challenges and opportunities created by the global COVID-19 outbreak. Surya added that we must identify opportunities across the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance… Read More

China’s Fintech Sector Could be “Instrumental” in Helping SMEs with Acquiring Reliable Credit, IMF Official Says

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official recently noted that China’s Fintech sector could be “instrumental” in assisting SMEs with acquiring reliable credit. The representative added that reliable loans and funding will play a key part in helping businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade Prices IPO Higher than Expected, Shares Pop on First Day of Trading on NYSE

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech firm, completed its initial public offering (IPO) today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Earlier today it was reported that at the last minute Lemonade bumped up its planned offering price to $29 a share. Apparently, that was not… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Developer Bison Trails to Add Support for Eth2, a Major System-wide Upgrade to Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, revealed on July 1, 2020 that it will be adding support for Eth2, a major upcoming system-wide upgrade for the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Ethereum Version 2.0 (or Eth2) will involve a gradual transition from its current Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus… Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

At the Last Minute, Lemonade Prices IPO Higher as Insurtech Scheduled to Trade on NYSE

Lemonade, a high profile Insurtech, is scheduled to trade on the NYSE today under the ticker symbol “LMND.” At the last minute, the company bumped up the per-share price to $29/share. Just yesterday, Lemonade indicated in an updated S-1 filing that shares would trade in… Read More

PayPal Launches “Buy Now, Pay Later” Installment Solution in France

PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced on Thursday it is expanding its “buy now, pay later” solutions to France, with a new installment product that will enable customers to split purchases into four equal payments over three months, nearly anywhere PayPal is offered. According to PayPal, the… Read More

Currencycloud Teams Up With Ripple to Process Cross-Border Payments on RippleNet

  Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership Ripple, an enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. CurrencyCloud reported that RippleNet, Ripple’s global financial payments network, makes it easy for its network of financial institutions worldwide to enable faster, lower-cost payments… Read More

Nausicaa Delfas Delivers Speech on Building a Suitable Financial Regulatory System for a New UK

On July 1st, Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International and member of the Executive Committee at the FCA, delivered a speech for a series of webinars offered by City & Financial Professional Virtual Roundtables. The focus of the speech homed in on Brexit, Covid-19 and a suitable… Read More

UK Report Claims Investment Crowdfunding Declined by 15% in Q2 but More Investors are Backing Early Stage Firms

A new report tracking investment crowdfunding campaigns in the UK says this sector of Fintech declined by 15% during Q2 2020. A decline should come as no surprise as the data would be coming from the period when COVID-19 was impacting all markets. The same… Read More

Belgium: ING Partners with Minna Technologies on Subscription Management Service

While we have seen other subscription management services, this is the first we have seen from a traditional bank. ING Belgium is partnering with Minna Technologies on the service that will allow the bank’s customers utilize the service all while remaining on the ING application…. Read More

Blockchain Features that Bring Decentralization Pose Challenges to Providing Protection for Stakeholders, According to Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, Dr. Joshua Ellul and Others

Dr. Joshua Ellul, the Chairman of Malta Digital Innovation Authority and Director of Centre for DLTs, University of Malta, has noted that he has published a paper (with Jonathan Galea, Max Ganado, Stephen McCarthy and Gordon Pace) titled “Regulating Blockchain, DLT and Smart Contracts: a… Read More

India: Digital Asset Investment Firm B21 Launches as Country Opens Up to Crypto

Digital asset investing company B21 has launched its B21 Invest app in India. According to a release, B21 Invest simplifies the purchase and management of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS. B21 Invest supports investment for as little as INR 2,000 ($25) per transaction. Users… Read More

“Product-Disruptive” Neobank Developer DayTek Captial in Australia Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

DayTek Capital, a company focused on building Australia’s first “product-disruptive” neobank, is the latest firm to join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program as it prepares for the launch of Infinity, an all-digital banking challenger. By joining the program, DayTek Capital will be able to help… Read More

Ethereum based 0x, a Protocol for Developing Non-Custodial Trading Infrastructure, Introduces Liquidity Aggregator for Digital Asset Traders

Ethereum based 0x (ZRX), a leading protocol for developing decentralized exchange services, has introduced a platform that aggregates liquidity from several different non-custodial digital asset trading platforms. When traders place orders using the new service, called Matcha, the software program splits the user’s trade across… Read More

Bank of the Future: How Banks and Fintechs Are This Decade’s Unlikely Duo

Rewind the clock 35 years ago today and cinemas were opening for the first time to the iconic time-traveling antics of Back to the Future. Looking at Doc and Marty and knowing their contrasting personalities – one an eccentric inventor and one a streetwise kid… Read More

SoFi Announces the Availability of Relaunched Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

  Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Wednesday the availability of its relaunched exchange-traded fund (ETF), the SoFi 50 ETF, which is now indexed to reflect the most popular equities among SoFi members. According to SoFi, The relaunched SoFi 50 ETF now tracks the performance, before… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Payment Service Tyl

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced a new payment platform “Tyl.” The system is said to make it easier for small businesses to receive payments and manage cash flow. RBS says this new payment platform should aid small businesses during a challenging time due… Read More

Newly Approved Lenders Under British Business Bank Coronavirus Loan Schemes Include Multiple Fintechs

The British Business Bank has announced six newly approved lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), three new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) and two new lenders for accreditation to the Bounce Back Loan… Read More

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