COVID-19 Financial Relief: Standard Chartered to Provide $1 Billion in Capital to Companies Fighting Coronavirus

London-based Standard Chartered, a British multinational banking and financial services company with over $700 billion in total assets, has reportedly committed $1 billion in capital to companies that are helping to address the economic challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are now many companies… Read More

Atomic Asset Exchange, a New Crypto Trading Platform, Is Launching its Native Token, AAB

The Atomic Asset Exchange (AAX), a newly developed digital currency exchange that offers over-the-counter, spot, and futures trading, confirmed on March 31, 2020, that it will be introducing its native exchange token, called AAB. AAX aims to connect crypto to the larger, traditional financial system…. Read More

Fintech Entrepreneur Charlie Javice Launched Frank to Help Students Afford School. The Platform Has Now Matched $12 Billion in Funding

Unless you are a student attempting to pay for university, or in the Fintech space, you may have never heard about Frank. But this Fintech has now matched about $12 billion in funding for over 400,000 students seeking higher education including scholarships, loans, grants and… Read More

Biz2Credit CEO Slams Accusations Made by The Daily Caller

Earlier this week, an article in The Daily Caller targeted Itria Ventures. Itria is a financial services firm in the business of providing financing to its clients by making loans and purchasing accounts receivable – typically referred to as a Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) provider…. Read More

Estonia: P2P Lender Monethera Suspends All Activities Due to COVID-19

Earlier this week, Monethera issued a rather brief statement via Twitter that it was ceasing all activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Details of the decision were said to be forwarded in an email to investors. Sorry to tweet this, but we are forced to… Read More

Microsoft Launches “Money in Excel” Experience Powered By Plaid

U.S. fintech Plaid announced earlier this week it is now powering Microsoft’s Money in Excel experience. Plaid reported that Money in Excel features a Plaid integration and the capabilities essentially turn the spreadsheet software into a fintech app. Plaid also revealed that the new experience… Read More

Latvian Peer to Peer Lender Grupeer Ceases Operations

Grupeer is the latest European peer to peer lender to shut down operations. Grupeer operates out of Latvia but also claims an office in Ireland. In a message posted on the site this week, Grupeer management claimed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made… Read More

U.S. Fintech Dwolla Appoints Former PayScape President Brady Harris as New CEO

U.S.-based fintech Dwolla announced on Tuesday it has appointed former PayScape President, Brady Harris, as its new CEO. According to Dwolla, Harris brings nearly 20 years of leadership in the payments and fintech space. Dwolla claims that during his time at PayScape, Harris had a… Read More

Lendio Plans to Hire Up to 200 Full-Time Small Business Loan Agents to Meet Demands for Emergency Capital During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it is planning to hire up to 200 full-time small business loan agents to help meet the demand for emergency capital during the COVID-19. Lendio reported that with the recent passing of the CARES Act and the inclusions… Read More

Monzo Launches “Monzo Business” For Web

Just a few weeks after launching its business accounts, UK challenger bank Monzo announced the launch of “Monzo Business” for web, which gives users the option to manage their business account on their computer or laptop. As previously reported, Monzo stated it spent the past… Read More


Digital Bank Current Provides Insight into Economic Impact of COVID-19

Current, an aspiring digital bank with over 800,000 accounts, has pulled some paycheck and purchasing data to provide some insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the economy. Of course, this is a snap-shot in time and a single set of data does not… Read More

Iceland-based Banking Challenger indó Prepared to Move Out of Stealth Mode, After Securing €1 million in Seed Funding

Iceland-based banking challenger indó has secured €1 million in seed funding from several angel investors. As mentioned on its official website: “indó is the first Icelandic bank in decades. We want to make a difference by offering you 100% safe deposits. We will offer you… Read More

CoinEx Teams Up With Simplex to Offer Credit Cad Payments of Cryptocurrencies

CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with fiat infrastructure provider, Simplex. CoinEx reported that the partnership enables its users to purchase cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC)… Read More

AI-Powered Digital Technologies Provider Tavant Launches Proptech Business

Tavant, a U.S.-based AI-powered digital technologies provider, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new proptech business. Tavant claims that the platform implifies the home shopping and buying process and the company has leveraged its years of experience in Fintech, Digital Transformation, AI and Machine… Read More

Saving People from Mortgage Hell, Habito Tops £4 Billion in Home Mortgages

Habito, an online platform that streamlines the entire home mortgage process, has topped £4 billion in mortgage submissions, according to a Tweet from the company. Habito is a Proptech firm that was launched in 2016 “to end mortgage hell forever.” You have to love that…. Read More

Global Identity Verification Solutions Provider Acuant Announces Acquisition of IdentityMind

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Acuant, an identity verification solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has finalized the acquisition of its former strategic partner, IdentityMind, a SaaS RegTech platform that builds, maintains and analyzes digital identities worldwide. As previously reported, IdentityMind helps users win the fight against fraud, money laundering,… Read More

Fintech Firm Currencycloud Secures $80 Million via Investment Round Backed by Visa

Fintech firm Currencycloud, which facilitates international transactions for several large finance apps, has secured $80 million via an investment round backed by payments giant Visa. Headquartered in the UK, Currencycloud’s main business involves selling payment software to banks and Fintech companies, which they use to… Read More

Money Management App Zeux Launches Physical Card, Plans European Expansion

Zeux, a mobile Fintech app enabling payments, zero-fee foreign exchange, investment and savings alternative options, has announced the launch of a physical VISA card. While Zeux may be paddling upstream, the company said the move was to satisfy the growing appetite for a ‘phygital’ –… Read More

Austria Fintech Paysafecash Launches Services in Latvia

PaySafeCard, an Austria-based fintech that is part of the Paysafe Group, announced on Wednesday it has launched its services in Latvia. This launch comes just a couple of months after Paysafecash made its debut in Cyprus. As previously reported, PaySafeCard claims it has become a… Read More

Payments Service Provider Thyngs and Charities Trust to Help UK Charities Secure Funding, Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Charities in the United Kingdom are currently experiencing major challenges due to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Payments services provider Thyngs has partnered with the Charities Trust, in order to introduce a new way to assist the UK’s charities sector with raising funds from people… Read More

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