Tagged: digital financial services

Amir Hemmat: CEO at Welcome Tech Explains How His Firm Assists Hispanic Population with Accessing Financial Services

Immigrants have been neglected by traditional banking and financial institutions. Our financial systems and related practices have been developed for a consumer who has been raised in the US or has a considerable amount of financial knowledge. Our systems tend to make many assumptions as… Read More

Personal Finance Products Firm Crediverso to Effectively Serve Hispanic Consumers in the US

Crediverso, the Hispanic-owned personal finance products firm, reveals that it has introduced a bilingual platform and a financial products marketplace tool “to serve the 62M+ Hispanic consumers in the U.S., who are 2-3x more likely to be underbanked than the rest of the population,” according… Read More

Digital Banking for Young Clients to be Offered by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank or ADIB

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), an Islamic financial institution, reveals that it has introduced “Amwali,” which is an Islamic digital proposition meant for youth between the ages of 8 to 18. Amwali is described as a unique proposition that aims to bring together a suite… Read More

Kava Labs, an Open-Source Developer of Financial Products for DeFi, Unveils New Product, Kava Swap

Kava Labs, an open-source and non-custodial developer of financial products and services for decentralized finance (DeFi), reveals that it has launched its latest platform project, Kava Swap. As mentioned in a release, Kava Swap is a cross-chain Autonomous Market Making (AMM) protocol specifically developed to… Read More

93 Fintech focused Initiatives Approved for Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme, Cyberport in Hong Kong Reveals

Cyberport recently confirmed that the application stage for Phase 2 of the Fintech Proof-of-Concept Subsidy Scheme, commissioned by the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB), had been closed at the end of June 2021. As mentioned in a release, dated August 26, 2021: “Together… Read More

Canadian Fintech Flinks Acquires $103M Investment from National Bank of Canada

The National Bank of Canada (TSE: NA) has reportedly invested $103 million in Flinks, including $30 million in growth capital “towards acceleration of the Montreal-based fintech’s expansion activities in North America,” according to a release. As mentioned in the announcement, the investment has been made… Read More

Dutch Financial Giant ING Appoints Marnix van Stiphout as COO and Chief Transformation Officer

Financial giant ING (AMS: INGA), a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam, reveals that it has hired Marnix van Stiphout as its Chief Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer (COO/CTO) and member of the Management Board Banking. Marnix will be taking… Read More

Open Banking Initiative Canada Teams Up with Open Banking Expo to Enhance Digital Financial Services

Open Banking Initiative Canada (OBIC), which is a non-profit advocacy organization bringing together professionals from finance, technology, and regulation, to promote Open Banking, has teamed up with the Open Banking Expo, an international community of Open Banking and Open Finance execs working on digital transformation… Read More

European Fintech Solutions Provider finleap Partners Bahrain’s Telecom Firm Batelco to Support Open Banking

European Fintech solutions provider finleap has teamed up with Bahrain-based telecom firm Batelco in order to support Open Banking in the MENA region. Recently, Batelco became the very first GCC-headquartered firm to acquire an Open Banking license. Through this latest partnership, finleap will be extending… Read More

Fintech Plaid Announces New Funding from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity, Amex Ventures as Part of Previous Series D

Fintech Plaid has announced new funding from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity and Amex Ventures. As mentioned in a note shared with CI, Plaid acquired additional capital from J.P. Morgan Private Capital Growth Equity Partners and existing investor Amex Ventures. The investments are part… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Reveals How It’s Helping Businesses At Festivals

UK’s digital bank Starling notes that with their platform and financial services, clients are able to bank “anywhere.” According to Starling Bank, that’s what makes them a wonderful app for business owners “out and about at festivals.” As part of this ongoing support for the… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Shares Updates on Mode for Business, a Super App Providing Digital Financial Services

A team of experienced investors, technologists and Fintech professionals, Mode has been offering innovative financial services in the United Kingdom, Europe and across the globe since their inception back in 2018. Although we might be aware that Mode serves as a Bitcoin app, its vision… Read More

FDIC Announces that Teams Will Be Chosen to Explore Technology to Address Needs of Unbanked Consumers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently revealed that eight teams have been chosen to take part in a “tech sprint” designed “to explore new technologies and techniques” to assist banking institutions with meeting the requirements of unbanked consumers. The FDIC’s technology lab, FDITECH, introduced… Read More

Fintech dopay Receives Banking Agent License via the Arab Banking Corporation or Bank ABC in Egypt

Fintech firm dopay has received a banking agent license via the Arab Banking Corporation Egypt (Bank ABC Egypt). As noted by its management: “Dopay is the Fintech innovator driving financial inclusion by making access to cashless payment solutions simple, secure, and super-fast. Today, 1.7 billion… Read More

Fintech Kroo Secures £17.7 Million to Create “Market-Leading” Current Account, Overdraft, Acquire UK Banking License

The team at Fintech Kroo notes that they say “money talks,” but how loud does £17.7 million “speak?” After hours of “great conversations” with potential investors, company CEO Andrea De Gottardo is pleased to share her excitement with everyone. Kroo has raised £17.7m through its… Read More

Open Banking Survey Reveals that Most Americans Want Greater Control Over their Financial Data

A survey by API Management firm Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) reveals that half of Americans have “never heard” of the term “Open Banking,” however, 84% agree with its “central tenet” that they should have “control of their financial data.” As mentioned in an update shared with… Read More

Fintech SIMON Markets Reports Revenue of +103%, Volume of +137%, Usage of +74% for Q2 2021 Compared to Q2 2020

SIMON Markets LLC, a Fintech firm transforming the digital wealth management ecosystem for financial professionals through its alternative investment solutions, has shared its volume and usage highlights “underscoring its continued growth during Q2 2021.” SIMON reports YoY increases in “revenue of +103%, volume of +137%,… Read More

Asian Digital Assets Financial Services Firm Matrixport Valued at $1B+ after Raising $129M to Date

Matrixport, which claims to be one of Asia’s fastest-growing digital assets financial services platforms, has finalized its Series C funding round with a valuation of more than $1 billion — just two years after it launched. Matrixport‘s investment round has been led by partners of… Read More

Digital Banking: Union Bank of Philippines to Launch Fourth Virtual Bank in Southeast Asian Nation

The Union Bank of the Philippines, which is part of a conglomerate that is led by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, will be launching the fourth all-digital banking platform in the Southeast Asian country. This, according to a Philstar Global report. The UnionBank’s virtual bank application has… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Appoints Tilen Chetty, Dan Gaskin to Focus on APAC Expansion

TrueLayer, the global Open Banking solution provider, reveals that it has hired technical professionals in Australia in order to expand operations in the APAC region. Tilen Chetty will be joining TrueLayer in Sydney as Product Lead and Dan Gaskin will be working out of the… Read More

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