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Netherlands: BNPL Provider in3 Raises $85.5 Million

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in3, a Netherlands-based buy now – pay later (BNPL) provider has raised $85.5 million in equity and debt funding. The Series B funding round was provided by British VC Force over Mass, U.S. institutional asset manager Waterfall Asset Management LLC and Dutch investor Finch Capital…. Read More

Matchmaking: Anchorage Now Offers Networking Platform for Crypto Firms, Financial Services

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Revealed last week,  Anchorage, the first digital asset bank with a national bank charter, has announced “Capital Strategy” designed to connect crypto firms and financial institutions. The new services are described as a unique path for networking between establishment finance and emerging digital asset firms…. Read More

After Big Series B, Talos Goes on Hiring Spree

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Institutional digital asset trading platform Talos is going on a hiring spree after raising a solid $105 million Series B funding round. Last week, Talos announced that it had raised capital at a unicorn valuation of $1.25 billion. Big-name investors participated in the round with… Read More

GlobalBlock Says Money Moving Back Into Crypto

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After a painful drop where Bitcoin crashed below $30K and many other cryptocurrencies chased it down, GlobalBlock (TSXV:BLOK) sees light at the end of the tunnel – at least for now. Marcus Sotiriou, Analyst for GlobalBlock, operating in the UK has distributed a comment on… Read More

Edinburgh’s Payments Fintech Zumo Appoints Jonathan Sepulchre as Head of Growth

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Zumo, the Edinburgh-based crypto wallet and payments platform, recently appointed Jonathan Sepulchre to serve as Head of Growth, a newly-created function “to drive the next stage of the company’s development.” An experienced “growth leader” with a comprehensive background in digital marketing, Jonathan will work closely… Read More

Dublin based Regtech Fenergo Introduces Financial Crime Risk SaaS Solution

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Fenergo, the provider of digital solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC) and client lifecycle management (CLM), recently announced the launch of FinCrime Risk. This application programming interface (API)-first software as a service (SaaS) solution will “allow financial institutions to centralize and automate risk assessment processes… Read More

Venture Capital Funding to Irish Technology Firms Increased by 52% to Nearly €380M in Q1: Report

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Venture capital funding into Irish tech companies increased by 52% to €379.7 million in the first quarter of 2022, when compared to €249.4 million in same period last year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published recently in association with William Fry…. Read More

Mercer Appoints Max Messervy as Head of Sustainable Investment, Americas

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Mercer, an international leader in “redefining” the world of work, “reshaping” retirement and investment outcomes, and “unlocking real health” and well-being, and a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), has “named Max Messervy Head of Sustainable Investment (SI), Americas.” Max will work across Mercer’s Investment… Read More

CBDCs: Nahmii to Work with Norges Bank on Central Bank Digital Currency Sandbox Project

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Nahmii AS are pleased to confirm that they have been chosen to work with Norges Bank (the central bank of Norway) on their upcoming experimental CBDC (central bank digital currency) sandbox project. This “prestigious” award confirms Nahmii AS’s position as “a global leader in the… Read More

Mindtree and Finastra to Provide Managed Services Payments Solutions in the Nordics, the UK, Ireland

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Mindtree (NSE: MINDTREE), a global tech services and digital transformation company, and Finastra, a financial technology provider, has announced a partnership to bring Finastra’s Fusion Payments To Go payments technology “to banks in the Nordics, the UK and Ireland, as a managed service.” As part… Read More

Payments Fintech Banking Circle Maintains Steady Growth Trajectory

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Banking Circle, the Payments Bank for the “new economy,” is reporting a “significant” uplift in its performance in 2021 as it continues “to help Payments businesses, Banks and Marketplaces access global cross-border payments, accounts and liquidity management that enables their business customers to transact more… Read More

Investor Platform Equito Introduces Crowdfunding Solution to Unlock Financing for SMEs

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Cryptix, the Fintech Web 3.0 venture builder, recently announced that it has received regulatory approval to launch Equito – which is described as “a fully regulated, all-in-one investor platform designed to unlock new financing channels for European start-ups and SMEs (small to medium sized enterprises).”… Read More

Temenos Appoints Roman Bartik as President for Americas

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Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) recently announced the appointment of Roman Bartik as President Americas in order to accelerate and scale expansion in the region. Roman will be “responsible for all day-to-day operations, strategy and profitability in North and South America, effective immediately.” Roman joins the… Read More

Experian to Acquire Majority Stake in MOVA, a Fintech Providing Credit Assessment Tech

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Experian, the global information services company, is pleased to confirm that it has agreed to acquire MOVA Sociedade de Empréstimo entre Pessoas S.A., a Fintech in Brazil that helps equip any company, including non-banks, “with the expertise and technology to perform data-driven credit assessments of… Read More

Tide and Sage to Build End-to-End Accounting, Tax Solution for SMBs

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Tide, the United Kingdom’s business financial platform and Sage, a key player in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, has announced the “launch of a complete end-to-end accounting and tax solution for small businesses.” In an effort to simplify business… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Signs Up “Lionesses” for its UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 National Sponsorship

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  Starling Bank has launched a campaign that “celebrates” women’s football as part of its national support of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament. The ‘Our Time’ campaign highlights the glass ceilings that continue “to be broken for the women’s game, while nodding to Starling’s… Read More

UK Fintech Griffin, a Banking as a Service Provider, Submits Application for Banking Authorization

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Griffin, a UK Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Fintech, recently announced the completion of a key step in its application for a banking license. Griffin has submitted its application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). John Weguelin, Griffin Chair, stated: “This is… Read More

Sustainability: Impact of Investments Now Visible in ABN AMRO Internet Banking and App

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ABN AMRO’s (AMS: ABN) investment clients are now able to see what impact they have made with their investments. The impact was already stated in the quarterly updates clients received, “but is now also visible in internet banking and via app.” As noted in a… Read More

After a Long Wait, BitMEX Launches Spot Exchange

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BitMEX, better known for crypto derivatives trading, has launched its anticipated crypto spot exchange. BitMEX stated in a release that spot trading for digital assets is now available for both retail and institutional investors. BitMEX touted its ambition to emerge as a top ten global… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Shares Steps Toward More Sustainable Activity

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A few months ago, October co-founder and Chairman Olivier Goy went on a trip in Antarctica “to shoot a part of the documentary ‘La vie est belle’ (Life is beautiful).” A quick question for you: “what do you think was the highest temperature level ever… Read More

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