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Fintech Stripe Expands Stripe Terminal to Ireland, France, Germany, UK, Netherlands

Stripe, a tech firm establishing key economic infrastructure for the Internet, has announced the expansion of Stripe Terminal to Ireland, France, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands. As European consumers return to in-person shopping, Terminal “extends Stripe’s payments infrastructure to the physical world.” International businesses… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Offset its Carbon Emissions Yearly from 2021 and Aim for Net Zero Target

UK-based digital bank Starling recently confirmed that it has committed to “a one third reduction target in its carbon emissions by 2030 and to offset carbon emissions from its own operations and supply chain annually from 2021.” As noted by Starling Bank in a release:… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Introduces Bills Manager to help Consumers Better Manage their Funds

UK-based digital bank Starling Bank is launching Bills Manager, in order to help clients with settling their bills in a timely manner and better managing their funds. The new feature, one of the “most requested,” offers clients the option to have a Direct Debit or… Read More

Dublin’s Luminosity Ltd Acquired by Sopra Banking Software

Sopra Banking Software, an international leader in banking and specialized financing software, is pleased to confirm that it has acquired Dublin-headquartered Luminosity Ltd. It’s a move that aims to widen the capabilities of its Software Financing Platform (SFP) and offers a broader platform for Luminosity’s… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Expand Business Operations into Europe

UK-based digital bank Starling is expanding its business operations into Europe. As of H1 2022, “subject to regulatory approval,” Starling intends to make its Banking as a Service (BaaS) solution offering available in the European Union, which includes France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, according… Read More

Loyalty App Provider loyalBe Launches Business Operations in Dublin by Offering Unique Rewards Program

Loyalty app provider loyalBe has officially introduced its business operations in Dublin, by launching its unique rewards platform for small businesses operating in Ireland, after forming key partnerships with payments giant Visa (NYSE: V) and Champion Green. loyalBe offers local companies or businesses with an… Read More

CBDCs: Fluency, a Fintech Offering CBDC focused DLT Platform, Acquires $1.3M at $23.5M Pre-Money Valuation

Fluency, a company that’s introducing a proprietary central bank digital currency or CBDC-focused blockchain enterprise platform, has received $1.3 million as part of a seed funding round from Europe-based investors (at a $23.5 million pre-money valuation). In statements shared with Finextra, Fluency Chief Executive Inga… Read More

Ireland’s Ding, a Mobile Top-Up Service Provider, Sells Majority Stake to Pollen Street Capital

Ireland’s Ding, a mobile top-up service provider, has reportedly sold a majority stake to London-headquartered private equity firm Pollen Street Capital. As noted by its management: “Ding was founded to improve people’s lives by helping those with less gain access to more. As the number… Read More

Digital Bank Starling CEO Anne Boden Says They’re Pulling Away from the Fintech Pack, Firm Reports Profitability, Growing Responsibly

UK’s Starling Bank recently shared its trading update for the quarter to 30 June 2021 and its report and “accounts for the period ending 31 March 2021.” The results, released by Starling on July 22, 2021, demonstrate “strong and responsible growth, continued profitability and a… Read More

Regtech: European Regulatory, Risk Tech Provider BearingPoint Acquires Dublin’s Vizor Software

Regtech firm BearingPoint, a European provider of regulatory, risk, and supervisory tech solutions, has reportedly acquired Ireland’s Vizor Software, a regulatory and supervisory technology provider. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been shared publicly. The management at Vizor will continue to lead the… Read More

Ireland based Fintech Fenergo Hires Gary Brookes as Head of Sales for Asia as Company Continues to Expand Global Operations

Dublin-based Fenergo, a Fintech company focused on supporting digital transformation initiatives, has announced the appointment of a new Asia Head of Sales who will be leading growth operations and executing on Fenergo’s innovative Cloud strategy in the APAC region. Fenergo has hired Gary Brookes to… Read More

Frontline Ventures, which backs B2B SaaS Firms with Dublin, London, San Francisco Offices, Launches New €70M Fund

Frontline Ventures, which supports several different Fintech companies including alternative lending platform Linked Finance, has introduced a €70 million fund. Frontline has also been backing Fintechs such as Clearbanc and Currencyfair. Frontline Ventures’ new fund includes strategic investments from the European Investment Fund, the Ireland… Read More

Payments Platform Stripe to Move Business Operations to Dublin due to Brexit

Payments platform Stripe is reportedly moving its operations to Dublin due to Brexit. Most European customers will be processed locally (beginning on November 19, 2020). Stripe’s management confirmed that they’re moving payment processing for most of their European clients to the firm’s Irish-regulated business entity… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that its Dublin based Entity Is Now Licensed as EMI by Central Bank of Ireland

UK-based Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that its Dublin-based entity is now licensed as an electronic money institution (EMI) by the Central Bank of Ireland. The Modulr team noted: “This is an important step in enabling our… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform, Linked Finance, Asks Government to Extend Nation’s €2 Billion Credit Guarantee Scheme to Non-Bank Lenders

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, has asked the Irish government to extend the nation’s €2 billion (appr. $2.35 billion) credit guarantee scheme to P2P and non-banking lending platforms. The UK has introduced the COVID-19 loan scheme, however, Ireland’s alternative lending solution… Read More

Denmark’s CreditStretcher, UK’s Elfinity, and 9 Other Fintechs to Participate in Village Capital’s Finance Forward Europe Accelerator

Village Capital helps company founders and business owners through its accelerator program. There are 11 early-stage Fintech firms that will be taking part in Village Capital’s investment-readiness program, called Finance Forward Europe. The initiative is part of Finance Forward, which is a multi-year global coalition… Read More

Dublin-based Fintech My Money Jar Secures €700,000 in Capital from Enterprise Ireland, Other Private Investors

Dublin-based Fintech firm My Money Jar revealed on March 19, 2020 that it has secured €700,000 in capital through an investment round led by Enterprise Ireland. This brings the company’s total funds raised to €1.3 million during the past 18 months. My Money Jar’s founders… Read More

UK-based Challenger Starling Bank to Use Irish Banking License to Expand Operations Across Europe

UK-based banking challenger Starling Bank intends to use its Irish banking license to make its way into other European nations in the coming years, Anne Boden, the company’s CEO, confirmed. During a recent interview with IBS Intelligence, Boden, founder of Starling Bank, noted that the… Read More

Regtech: Dublin-based Regulatory Software Developer DX Compliance Solutions to Raise €1.2 Million via Seed Round

Ireland-based DX, a Regtech firm focused on developing compliance software, aims to introduce flexible anti-money laundering (AML) checks and processes for Fintech companies. Simon Dix, a lawyer who previously worked at Germany-based digital bank Fidor Bank, has extensive experience dealing with AML compliance matters in… Read More

Dublin City University Partner With FutureLearn to Launch Online Fintech Course

Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who… Read More

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