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UK Fintech Volt Approved to Operate as a E-Money Platform

Volt is the next Fintech to be approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to be approved as an E-money service provider. Currently, Volt provides real-time payments. Frequently, once a platform is an E-money institution (EMI) they may offer additional financial services. Volt states… Read More

Fintech Mangopay Obtains UK E-Money License

Mangopay, a platform-specific payment infrastructure provider, announces that it has been authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI). MangoPay is a successful, France-based Fintech that was acquired by a French bank in 2015. The new e-money license from the… Read More

European Fintech Nexpay Expands Services with SWIFT Payments in 23 Currencies

Nexpay, a Lithuanian Electronic Money Institution (EMI) providing business banking solutions for digital companies, has announced its enhanced service offering by adding SWIFT payments in 23 currencies. This strategic move caters “to the evolving needs of digital businesses worldwide and advances Nexpay‘s ambition to bring… Read More

Bank of Lithuania Terminates Electronic Money License of UAB Payrnet for Multiple Violations

The Bank of Lithuania has terminated the electronic money institution (EMI) license of UAB Payrnet. The bank said the license was revoked due to “serious, systematic and multiple violations of legal act. The company allegedly violated the Law on Electronic Money and Electronic Money Institutions,… Read More

PayFuture Receives Electronic Money Institution in the UK

PayFuture has received an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). PayFuture states that with the EMI license, it will start to offer a suite of payment products, including the ability to issue electronic money, facilitate digital payments, and money… Read More

B2B Payments Infrastructure Firm TransferMate Obtains E-Money License from Central Bank of Ireland

TransferMate, the provider of B2B payments infrastructure as a service, has been granted authorization as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the Central Bank of Ireland. Acquiring EMI authorization allows TransferMate “to offer an extended service to their customers and partners.” It means customers can… Read More

Pakistan’s Agriculture-focused Fintech Digit++ Obtains Approval from State Bank

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, has reportedly granted approval to the test launch of the country’s very first agriculture-focused Fintech platform, Digitt+ (providing an Electronic Money Institution or EMI permit). Digitt+ is supported by Akhtar Fuiou Technologies (AFT), the firm… Read More

BVNK Said to Gain UK Electronic Money Institution Licence

BVNK has reportedly gained a UK Electronic Money Institution (EMI) Licence via the acquisition of System Pay Services Limited (SPS Ltd). SPS has held an EMI license authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) since 2020. The deal was approved by the FCA. BVNK is… Read More

European Banking Authority Comments on PSD2, Expresses Strong Support for Merger with EMD2, Comments on Open Finance

PSD2 or the European Payment Services Directive 2, has been in force since 2016 but payment services providers had until 2018 to adhere to the rules. The EU directive requires providers to incorporate heightened authentication features as well as taking aim at APIs that may… Read More

Fintech Modulr Approved for EMI License

Modulr, a payments Fintech based in Amsterdam, has been approved to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).  Modulr is already approved to operate as an EMI in the UK and Ireland. Modulr states that it doubled its lifetime payment… Read More

Pacypay Receives Electronic Money Institution Approval from UK FCA

Pacypay, a payments service provider, has received approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI), according to a note from the company. Pacypay is part of Ronghan International and also includes OnerWay to facilitate payments and transfers…. Read More

India’s ICICI Bank Launches All-Digital Mode of Payment that Will Support Flexible Purchasing Plans

India-based banking group ICICI Bank has launched an all-digital mode of payment at major retail stores. Referred to as the “ICICI Bank Cardless EMI” (Equated Monthly Instalments), the facility allows thousands of the bank’s pre-approved customers to purchase their favorite gadgets or home appliances simply… Read More

Indian Consumer Lending Fintech ZestMoney to Offer Affordable Payment Options to Consumers Buying Apple Products

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of India’s fastest-growing Fintech businesses, has confirmed that the company has teamed up with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)  to “drive affordability” in India. Chapman noted: “Until now Apple products were relatively unaffordable for the mass… Read More

Indian Pay Later Solutions Experience 50% YoY Increase in Equated Monthly Transactions during Checkout on Amazon, Flipkart

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, notes that as the festive season begins in India, the company has seen a significant increase in demand for online “affordability” solutions from its… Read More

Update: Ziglu’s Seedrs Round Now Nearing £2.4 Million Raised

Less than two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu has successfully secured nearly £2.4 million from more than 800 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2018 by former Starling Bank CTO Mark Hipperson, Ziglu states it has built a… Read More

Ziglu Zooms to Over £1 Million on Seedrs in Just 3 Hours

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu kicked off a crowdfunding round on Seedrs today and quickly topped its £1 million goal. The offering is live for up to 40 more days. According to the offering page, Ziglu is selling equity in the company at a pre-money… Read More

IT Provider for EMI and Banks Slams Open Banking Rules in EU: “It Doesn’t Work,” Calls it a “Flop”

Open Banking, a concept that is widely discussed but understood by relatively few, is an attempt to enable customers to control their own data while requiring financial services to allow access to this data, when approved, to foster a more robust and competitive financial services… Read More

Singapore Based Fintech Nium Recieves UK Electronic Money Institution License

Nium, a Fintech payments platform, has received an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue e-money and provide cross-border digital payment services in the UK. Nium, based in Singapore, currently offers services in many different countries and reports… Read More

Billion Dollar DeFi Protocol Aave Awarded Electronic Money Institution License by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority

The Aave protocol, an open-source and non-custodial DeFi protocol to earn interest on digital asset deposits while also being able to borrow assets, has been awarded an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Aave Ltd received… Read More

Open Letter to PM Seeks to Boost Enterprise Management Incentive Cap to £100 Million in Effort to Boost UK Startups & Entrepreneurship

Earlier this month, Innovate Finance CEO Charlotte Crosswell delivered an Open Letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) be updated to a cap of £100 million from the current £30 million. Simultaneously, the missive asked the government to increase… Read More

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