Broadridge Closes $750 Million Senior Notes Offering

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions announced on Monday it has closed its offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.900% senior notes due 2029. According to Broadridge, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital… Read More

AccessFintech Partners With Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, & JP Morgan For Global Data Network Utilization

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AccessFintech, a UK-based fintech firm, announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. According to AccessFintech, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan have jointly launched a collaboration workflow utilizing the network to focus on… Read More

Microsoft Azure Adds New Tokenization and Blockchain-based Data Management Services

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) blockchain-powered cloud-based service Microsoft Azure has added new tokenization and DLT-enabled data management services. The Redmond, Washington-based multinational technology company formally announced the introduction of Azure Blockchain Tokens and a blockchain data manager tool in a blog post published on December 6…. Read More

Trulioo Announces Expansion of Identity Verification Coverage to Nigeria & Ghana

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Monday it has expanded its identity verification coverage services to Nigeria and Ghana through GlobalGateway, its marketplace of identity data and services.  According to Trulioo, GlobalGateway’s coverage in Nigeria and Ghana will help financial institutions accurately… Read More

UK Digital Security Platform Smartlands Will Tokenize Own Equity. Offering to be Sold in the US via Broker Dealer

UK based Smartlands will be tokenizing its own equity selling a 3.5% equity stake in the platform, according to a note from the company. Smartlands is a digital security issuance platform that claimed earlier this year to have tokenized the first property investment in the… Read More

Smart Electric Bike Startup Cowboy Set to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Raise on Crowdcube

Cowboy, a Belgium-based smart electric bike startup, has announced plans to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube later this week. The funding round comes just after Cowboy secured 1 million investment from Index Ventures. Founded in 2017, Cowboy’s main mission is to improve “urban… Read More

Regtech: Centenal, CustomerXP, Dathena, IDfy, Merkle Science are the Top 5 Asian Regulatory Tech Firms according to Regtech100

Regtech100 recently published its latest list of the world’s top or best 100 regulatory technology (Regtech) firms. There were five Regtechs on the list that are based in Asia. Regtech100 compiles a list of the 100 most innovative Regtech firms each year. The list aims… Read More

Starling Bank Adds First Legal Services Partner to Business Marketplace

UK-based digital banking platform Starling Bank announced on Monday it has added its first legal services partner, Sparqa Legal, to its business marketplace. According to Starling, the partnership will bring affordable legal services to the marketplace’s 88,000 small business customers. “Starling Business Account holders can… Read More

An Industry in Transition: ThinCats Exits P2P Lending to Focus only on Institutional Money

Last week, P2P property lender Landbay announced it would no longer accept retail money as it moved away from the peer to peer lending model. Managing P2P investors is simply too costly for the amount of money raised. Over time, institutional money pushed out smaller… Read More

Catching Up: NatWest Adds More Features to Banking App

The race to compete with emerging Fintechs is compelling most all banks to up their game. This is good for the consumer. Better service and lower costs (hopefully). If traditional banks want to survive ongoing iterations and a willingness to change is vital. Today, NatWest… Read More


Legaltech: India’s Lawyered, a Legal Technology Company, has Raised $100,000 from Angel Investors

Finding a good law firm to work with can be challenging, however, Lawyered aims to make it simpler, easier and faster to get the legal services companies may need. The legal technology (Legaltech) startup has reportedly raised $100,000 from various angel investors. The investors include:… Read More

Madrid-based Fintech StudentFinance Raises $1.27 Million in Seed Round Led by Seedcamp

StudentFinance, a Fintech firm launched by the founders of Uniplaces, recently revealed that it had secured €1.15 million (appr. $1.27 million) in seed funding led by Seedcamp, a Revolut and Transferwise investor, which are two of Europe’s largest Fintech companies. Mustard Seed Maze also took… Read More

Canadian Fintech FlexPay Secures $6 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Impression Ventures

FlexPay, a Canada-based fintech that uses AI and machine learning to help merchants recover lost revenues from declined transactions, announced on Monday it secured $6 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Impression Ventures with participation from BMO Capital Partners and Anges… Read More

Blockchain: Tim Draper Backs VC Goren Holm Ventures, Firm Rebrands as Draper Goren Holm

Prominent venture capitalist and blockchain proponent Tim Draper has backed LA-based blockchain-focused venture firm. Goren Holm Ventures has received an investment from Draper and expanded his partnership with the firm, now rebranded to Draper Goren Holm. Co-founded by Josef Holm and Alon Goren, the VC… Read More

Hungary’s Central Bank Issues Warning stating that Traditional Lenders Might Be Forced Out of Market Due to Competitive Fintech Firms

Some of Hungary’s financial institutions might be forced to exit the market as they may not be adequately prepared to continue to compete with challengers from the Fintech industry. Traditional institutions are also facing increasing pressure due to declining revenues from a consistently low-yield environment,… Read More

Blockchain, A Four-Time Waltz: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra & the CBDCs – The Need for a New Balance

We have deliberately chosen to limit our presentation, for pedagogical reasons, to the four fundamental periods represented by the emergence of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Libra and CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) because no other event (derived or similar project) has had such an impact on the… Read More

Overfunding: Online Giving Solution Givt has Now Raised Over €650,000 on Seedrs

Lelystad, Netherlands-based Givt, an online giving solution, has raised over €650,000 (appr. $718,000) from 205 investors via a crowdfunding campaign it launched in October 2019. At present, Givt’s campaign stands at around 108%. The crowdfunding is expected to last until the end of this year…. Read More

Report: Traditional Banks Retain Trust, But Challenger Banks Have Charm

A report by global consulting firm AT Kearney recently addressed the emergence of digital challenger banks. Published last week, and authored by Simon Kent and Danil Makarov, the research states that  challenger banks are “already mainstream” and if old school high street banks don’t wake… Read More

Banking Software Developer Temenos Reveals that the Egyptian National Post Organization will be Using its Technology

Banking software developer Temenos (SIX: TEMN) revealed on December 3 that the Egyptian National Post Organization (ENPO) has chosen its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact, which is described as “the next generation in core banking.” ENPO has also selected Temenos Infinity, an omnichannel online banking… Read More

1854 Media Returns to Crowdcube; Now Seeking a Minimum of £300,000 in Funding

Less than two years after securing more than £400,000 through its previous Crowdcube campaign, 1854 Media, a digital media business, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of £300,000 in funding.  As previously reported, 1854 Media has been dedicated to photography… Read More

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