Tagged: digital technology

Xero, a Cloud Accounting Software Solution for SMEs, Extends Partnership with UOB to Better Serve Small Businesses

Xero, a Cloud-powered accounting software application for SMBs, reveals that it has expanded its existing collaboration with UOB (SGX: U11) in order to provide companies with free access to the UOB Start Digital (for those that qualify). This offer will be available via the platform… Read More

Overfunding: Checkout Automation Fintech Magnetto Secures Nearly £180K via Crowdcube from 157 Investors

The team at Magnetto, which aims to challenge the traditional retail model by automating the checkout process, has raised £179,651 of its £150,000 target from 157 investors via Crowdcube. Magnetto reports a £2,367,720 pre-money valuation, a 7.05% equity, and a £0.90 share price. The company… Read More

Identity Proofing Firm AuthenticID Announces $100M Minority Growth Investment from Long Ridge Investment

AuthenticID recently announced a $100 million minority growth investment that has been led by Long Ridge Investment The investment will be directed towards supporting AuthenticID’s ongoing innovation in automated identity proofing as well as the firm’s market expansion efforts. AuthenticID, an established provider of Identity… Read More

Global Reinsurance Firm PartnerRe Adopts Digital Solution from iPipeline to Expand International Protection Portfolio

iPipeline, a provider of low code / no code content-enabled digital solutions and services to the financial services sector, reveals that global reinsurance company, PartnerRe, has decided to adopt the iPipeline’s SSG Digital® Platform in order to expand its international protection portfolio. As mentioned in… Read More

Digital Transformation: 365.bank to Use Backbase Engagement Banking Platform and Mambu Cloud Bank Solutions

365.bank has announced that it will be leveraging Backbase’s Engagement Banking platform and Mambu’s Cloud-powered banking platform “to pivot to digital-first banking.” As mentioned in the announcement, 365.bank has chosen Engagement Banking tech provider Backbase in conjunction with Mambu, the SaaS banking platform, in order… Read More

AI enhanced ID Verification, eKYC Service Provider Jumio Reports 150% Revenue Growth in Q2 2021

Jumio, an established provider of AI-enhanced end-to-end identity verification and eKYC services, reveals that its sales and revenue increased more than 150% during Q2 2021 when compared to Q2 2020. The growth has reportedly been fueled by “an ongoing need for modern enterprises to know… Read More

Insurtech: Hong Kong’s Digital Insurance Firm Blue Launches New Outpatient Plan

Hong Kong-based digital life insurance firm Blue has confirmed the launch of its WeMedi Top Up (Outpatient) Protector, which is a top-up outpatient plan offered as part of the digital life insurance market. As noted by its management: “Blue is Hong Kong’s first digital life… Read More

Spendwisor, a Mobile Payment App with US, UK, Qatar Offices, Secures $50M from Luxembourg’s GEM Global Yield

Spendwisor, a US-headquartered mobile payment app with business offices and service locations in Qatar and the United Kingdom, has confirmed a QAR 190 million ($50 million) investment commitment from GEM Global Yield, a $3.4 billion Luxembourg-headquartered private alternative investment group. The company plans to use… Read More

Digital Transformation: Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform to be Used by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (TSE: CM), a multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, has entered a multi-year deal to use Microsoft Azure as its main Cloud platform. The partners noted in the announcement that Microsoft Azure should help… Read More

Fintech Sector in Argentina Now Includes Over 300 Firms, Employs 15,000+ Professionals: Report

Argentina’s fast-evolving Fintech sector now includes more than 300 firms that currently employ around 15,000 workers. During this year, the nation’s financial technology ecosystem is expected to create over 5,600 new roles, which indicates that the Fintech industry is set to experience steady growth and… Read More

BigPay Is Focused on Expanding Operations into Thailand, Following AirAsia’s Acquisition of Gojek’s Thai Division

BigPay is focused on expanding its business operations into Thailand after Airasia’s acquisition of Gojek’s Thailand division via its digital unit in a deal valued at RM208 million (appr. $50 million). This move has been announced ahead of AirAsia‘s plans to offer a Super app… Read More

London’s Hudson Fintech Partners 1066NOW, an Oracle Partner, to Offer Hudson Edge Platform to Financial Institutions

London-headquartered Hudson Fintech, a Capital Markets tech company, has teamed up with 1066NOW, an Oracle Partner, in order to offer the Hudson Edge platform to financial institutions that are currently using Oracle’s suite of products. Through the partnership, 1066NOW’s Banking Integration Application (BIA) will aim… Read More

Virtual Banking: Bank Negara Malaysia Receives 29 Digital Banking License Applications, Up to 5 Will be Issued

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s reserve bank, recently revealed that it received 29 different applications for a virtual bank license under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013. This has come after a 6-month application period, which came to an… Read More

Fintech focused Mouro Capital Joins Mexico’s Digital Freight Forwarder Nowports $16M Series A

Mouro Capital, a VC fund that’s mainly focused on Fintech companies and related businesses and backed by Banco Santander (BME: SAN), has reportedly joined Mexico’s digital freight forwarder Nowports’ $16 million Series A round. Nowports is notably Mouro Capital’s first investment in the logistics sector, an… Read More

Real Assets Fundraising has been Lagging, but Digital Infrastructure Emerges as Red-Hot Sub Strategy: Report

Real asset fundraising figures have “lagged recently,” with fundraising during the past 4 quarters reaching its lowest levels since “late 2012,” according to a new report from Pitchbook. As noted in the report from Pitchbook, infrastructure has managed to continue attracting considerable funding, meanwhile, the… Read More

Blockchain based Digital Identity Solution, Connect ID, from Australia’s eftpos Group to Serve as New Fintech Unit

Australia-based eftpos Group has introduced its new digital identity solution that will serve as a standalone Fintech division. The new initiative, called Connect ID and created with assistance from SecureKey, is currently live, with the stated goal of making it simpler for consumers in Australia… Read More

Accenture Ventures Invests in Imburse, a Cloud enabled Payments as a Service Platform for Simplifying Global Digital Transactions

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has reportedly made an investment, via Accenture Ventures, into Imburse, a Cloud-powered, payments-as-a-service enterprise platform that aims to simplify the way businesses gain access to the international payments ecosystem. Established in Zurich, Switzerland in 2018, Imburse works cooperatively with various insurers, banking… Read More

Digital Transformation Specialist SnapSwap Chooses Banking Circle to Offer Fast, Low-Cost Payments to Clients

SnapSwap, a provider of digital transformation services for financial services and businesses, has reportedly chosen Banking Circle to offer quicker and lower-cost payments to its clients. By leveraging Banking Circle’s Payments on Behalf of (POBO) and Collections on Behalf of (COBO) services, SnapSwap will see… Read More

New Modular SaaS Platform for Financial Services Sector Launched by Ezbob, a Customer Acquisition Tech Provider

Ezbob Ltd., a customer acquisition technology provider for financial services, has launched a new modular software-as-a-service or SaaS platform that addresses key trends in the financial services industry. The firm’s Ezbob Express aims to focus on providing financial services companies with the flexibility of filling… Read More

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications. The scheme has been commissioned by the Financial Services and the… Read More

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