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Early Stage Tech-focused VC Fund OTB Ventures Receives $100 Million in Commitments for Projects in Europe

OTB Ventures (OTB), a VC fund focused on making strategic investments in technology firms based in central and eastern Europe, has introduced an early-stage tech fund, which is notably the biggest venture capital fund in the region. The fund has reportedly received $100 million in… Read More

Overfunding: European Mobile-Based Payment System Trisbee Quickly Surpasses €250,000 Equity Crowdfunding Target on Seedrs

Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, European mobile-based payments platform Trisbee has successfully secured its initial €250,000 funding target from more than 60 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Trisbee is on a mission to become a completely independent banking… Read More

Fiserv Teams Up with Visa, Samsung, PayCore to Test Using Smartphones as PIN-Entry Devices for Retail Payments

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading multinational firm focused on offering financial services technology platforms, has teamed up with Visa, Samsung and PayCore in order to test the use of consumer-grade smartphones as PIN-entry devices for retail sales transactions. The new capability can be accessed… Read More

European Mobile Based Payment System Trisbee Now Seeking €250,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

Trisbee, a European mobile-based payments platform, is now seeking €250,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The platform is currently offering 12.20% in equity at a €1.8 million pre-money valuation. Launched in 2018, Trisbee is seeking to become a completely independent banking and payments… Read More

Insurtech: France’s Third-Largest Bank, Société Générale, Invests €1.1 Million in Mutumutu, a Czech Online Life Assurance Firm

Paris-headquartered Societe Generale, the third-largest bank in France and multinational financial services company, has invested €1.1 million in Mutumutu, a Czech online life assurance company that provides special discounts on premiums for people who maintain a healthy lifestyle. Founded in 2018, Mutumutu was established as… Read More

Robo.cash Milestone: European P2P Platform Has Attracted 10,000 Investors

European peer to peer lender Robo.cash announced on Monday it now has 10,000 investors on its platform. Founded in 2017, Robo.cash describes itself as a fully automated investment platform operating within an international financial group comprising loan originators from Spain, Russia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Vietnam, and… Read More

French Fintech EasyEuro Secures $4 Million Through Latest Funding Round to Launch Neobank For SME traders between Europe & Asia

EasyEuro, a France-based fintech startup, announced this week it secured $4 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Shanghai-based Ally Capital, with participation from seed investors SwiftPass, Geoswift, Huashan Capital and Unity Assets. The funds will be used to launch EasyEuro’s neobank… Read More

Digital Transformation: Deutsche Bank Is Accepting Bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft to Help Upgrade its Legacy IT Systems

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), a global investment bank and financial services company based in Frankfurt, Germany and dual-listed in New York Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with  €1.34 trillion assets), is reportedly inviting project bids from Amazon, Google and Microsoft in order to upgrade its… Read More

N26 Announces Plans to Leave the UK Following Brexit

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Monday it is announcing its departure from the UK following Brexit. N26 reported that with the UK now having left the European Union, it will in due course be unable to operate in the UK with its European banking… Read More

Rabobank Spins Off Fintech Startup Sure Pay, as Company Prepares to Establish Operations in the UK

After successfully offering IBAN check-ups in the Netherlands, Rabobank has reportedly spun off Fintech startup SurePay as it gets ready to establish business operations in the United Kingdom, ahead of the launch of the newly developed Confirmation of Payee rules. SurePay presently offers Confirmation of… Read More

Belgium-based Blockchain Firm SettleMint Secures $2 Million via Latest Investment Round

Belgium-headquartered SettleMint, an enterprise blockchain firm, has reportedly secured €1.9 million (appr. $2.04 million) through a new investment round. KPN Ventures and Medici Ventures took part in the firm’s latest funding, SettleMint’s management confirmed on January 28. Following the capital injection, the company is planning… Read More

Curve to Bring Apple Pay to European Customers

Curve, a banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, announced on Tuesday it is bringing Apple Pay to its customers across Europe. The company reported that with Apple Pay, customers may make purchases on iPhone, Apple… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Appoints Blair Halliday As New UK & European Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Gemini Trust Company, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Blair Halliday as Chief Compliance Officer, as well as UK and European Money Laundering Reporting Officer. According to Gemini, Halliday will oversee the strategic direction of Gemini’s compliance program in the… Read More

Monese Milestone: Signs Up Two Million Customers

Digital banking group Monese announced on Wednesday two million customers have officially signed up for its services. Monese reported that in 2019, customer growth tripled with more than 9,000 users now joining its platform every day. At this current growth rate, Monese is on track… Read More

Billionaire ICAP Founder Michael Spencer Commits £25 Million to New £100 Million Fintech Fund in the UK

Michael Spencer, the billionaire founder of ICAP, has reportedly committed £25 million (appr. $32.5 million) to a newly established £100 million (appr. $130 million) Fintech venture fund in the United Kingdom. The fund, called Element Ventures, has been established by Michael McFadgen and Steve Gibson,… Read More

France-based Mobile Payments Firm Lydia Secures $44.6 Million in Funding from Tencent, Open CNP, XAnge, New Alpha

Lydia, a France-based mobile payments firm, has acquired €40 million (appr. $44.6 million) in funding via a Series B investment round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Open CNP, XAnge and New Alpha also took part in the round. Established in 2013, the Lydia peer-to-peer… Read More

Raisin Announces Acquisition of Software Company Choice Financial Solutions

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Wednesday it is acquiring software company Choice Financial Solutions. Raisin reported that the acquisition will make its first real innovation to the U.S. deposits market in generations broadly accessible to banks across the country. “Raisin will license… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Firm Resuelve Tu Deuda Secures $24 million in Funding to Expand Business Operations

Mexico-based Fintech firm Resuelve Tu Deuda has secured $453 million pesos (appr. $24 million) in funding which includes both equity and financing in order to expand its business operations within and outside of the Latin American region. The company’s investment round was led by Alloy… Read More

Major Spanish Multinational Banking Group BBVA Might Offer Its Fintech Products on Amazon

BBVA, a major Spanish multinational banking group, is considering the possibility of providing various banking-related products via Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The financial industry has seen a large number of new solutions being introduced during the past few years and there has been a sharp increase in… Read More

Crypto.com Names Former Binance Head of Operations Mariana Gospodinova As European General Manager

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Thursday it has appointed Mariana Gospodinova as its new European general manager. Crypto.com reported that Gospodinova joins its team from Binance, where she headed the operations in Europe and looked after the launch of the crypto to fiat… Read More

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