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Danial Daychopan: CEO at Plutus Explains how Financial Services Provider Is Bridging Worlds of Fiat and Crypto

We recently connected with Danial Daychopan, CEO and Founder of UK-based Plutus, a financial services provider that aims to bridge the gap between traditional fiat currencies and “upcoming” cryptocurrencies. Plutus says it offers the “best of both worlds,” which includes centralized fiat and non-custodial crypto,… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut Is Reportedly Planning New Round of Funding, Could Value Fintech at Over $10B

The founder of digital banking challenger Revolut is reportedly planning a new round of funding that could value the Fintech at over £7.2 billion (appr. $10 billion). Sky News reports that the digital bank may be looking to work with  FT Partners, the US-headquartered Fintech-focused… Read More

Fintech Funding: MENA Region’s Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt Raised Substantial Amounts in Q1 2021, but UK Remains a Global Leader in Fintech

MENA region startups secured $170 million in capital during March 2021, which is reportedly a 6% increase month-over-month, across 43 different deals, according to local sources. This notably takes the total funds raised during Q1 2021 to $396 million across 125 different deals, which is… Read More

Netherlands based Payment Services Provider Online Payment Platform Selects Banking Circle to Help it Support Global Marketplace

Earlier this week, Online Payment Platform, the Netherlands based payment services provider, chose Banking Circle to help it support global marketplaces As confirmed in a release, Online Payment Platform selected payments specialist and licensed bank, Banking Circle, to “enhance its marketplace offering.” As mentioned in… Read More

Swiss Wealth Management Group Julius Baer Introduces Digital Advisory Suite for Asian Markets

Swiss wealth management group Julius Baer has introduced its Digital Advisory Suite (DiAS) in Asian markets. The DIAS soluton aims to simplify the regulatory compliance process for relationship managers, allowing them to provide compliant advice to their customers. The suite serves as a “fully-integrated” solution…. Read More

Insurtech: Lloyd’s Lab Announces 6th Cohort of Insurance Tech Startups with Focus on Climate, Product Simplification

Lloyd’s Lab has announced its sixth cohort with a special focus on “product simplification” and climate. Lloyd’s revealed on April 15, 2021 that the next eleven insurance technology (Insurtech) startups joining the sixth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator program will aim to develop… Read More

Leading UK Fintech Firms Now Working with PwC to Streamline Digital Financial Services with AI, Data Analytics

Ten of the United Kingdom’s leading Fintech companies are now working with Big Four auditing firm PwC in order to showcase how the future of banking will focus on both collaboration and innovation, along with greater personalization. After 3 years of ongoing development, the 10… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Finance Platform CapitalRise Advances £2.5M Loan to Fund New Development in South West London

UK’s prime property finance platform CapitalRise has advanced a £2.5 million loan to fund a new development based in southwest London, according to a recent blog post by CapitalRise. The company – which has revealed that it had lent over £100 million to luxury property… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Record Level of Cash Recoveries, Crosses €1.2M Mark in March 2021

March 2021 was an “incredibly” successful month for recoveries at peer to peer lending platform Bondora. The European lender managed to reach a record-level of “cash recovered on the month: €1,255,538.” This is reportedly the first time that Bondora has passed the €1M mark. Bondora… Read More

Consumers in Helvetia, Switzerland Can “Live on Crypto,” Benefit from Free Markets, Low Taxes, BitRefill Explains

BitRefill, a company that helps consumers “live on” crypto with gift cards, phone refills, and Lightning Network (LN), notes that in Switzerland, people can take advantage of free markets, low taxes and a high standard of living. BitRefill notes in a blog post that they’re specifically… Read More

Milestone: European Digital Asset Investment Firm CoinShares Hits $5B in Assets Under Management

  CoinShares, a European digital asset investment firm, announced on Tuesday it has crossed the $5 billion in assets threshold on its two ETP platforms.  As previously reported, CoinShares claims to be Europe’s largest digital asset investment house, managing billions of assets on behalf of a global… Read More

Switzerland based Banking Solution Provider CREALOGIX Hires Fintech Professional Jordi Perez as Regional MD

Switzerland-based banking solution provider CREALOGIX has reportedy hired Jordi Perez to serve as its Regional Managing Director. Perez is expected to take on the responsibility for CREALOGIX’s business operations in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. He will be overseeing operations in other Central European countries as… Read More

Former Mastercard Exec Javier Perez Invests €8M in Danish Fintech Cardlay, Investment via Global Paytech Fund

Cardlay has secured €8 million in capital from a venture fund that’s managed by former Mastercard executive Javier Perez, according to a release. As mentioned on its official website: “Cardlay is a world leading Fintech partner of commercial card services and payment infrastructure. We supply… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Strategic Investment from FIS

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that it received a strategic investment from the venture division of FIS. FIS intends to leverage Modulr‘s API-enabled payments infrastructure to carry out and automate real-time, B2B payments in the UK and… Read More

Fintech Adoption: India and the UK are Global Leaders when Adopting Latest Financial Tech, According to Lord Mayor of the City of London

The United Kingdom and India may be considered global leaders when it comes to adopting the latest financial technologies which aim to benefit both individuals and businesses, according to Alderman William Russell, the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Fintech is transforming the traditional… Read More

EstateGuru Reveals that its P2P Lending Platform Saw Investors Finance €21.5M Worth of Loans in March 2021, a New Record

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer-to-peer lender facilitating secured loans, notes that in March 2021, their investors were able to finance €21.5M worth of loans which is “a new record” on their platform. The German market was notably the largest contributor with €8,3M, followed by Estonia with… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade Hires Karl Broomé to Serve as MD to Oversee Markets, Company Submits Paperwork to Acquire License in Sweden

As it prepares to introduce services in Sweden, Freetrade, a commission-free trading app that’s regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has hired Karl Broomé to serve as ts MD to oversee the market activities. Broomé has joined Freetrade after having worked previously in… Read More

Barclays Appoints Helen Kelly as Head of Europe Corporate Banking

Barclays recently announced it has appointed Helen Kelly as Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Europe. According to Barclays, Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in banking with Barclays. She previously was Head of international Corporate Banking – Ireland and Country Manager – Ireland. Speaking… Read More

Robo.cash Reports that Loans by Tez Finance No Longer Available, Net Deposits Up 46% QoQ, New Investors Up 139% QoQ

Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, reports that Tez Finance has finished placing new loans via its platform. The P2P lender confirmed that as it was communicated earlier, loans by Tez Finance are “no longer available on Robo.cash.” The Robo.cash team added: “Due to legal restructuring… Read More

10 High-Potential Fintech Firms Chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York

Ten high-potential technology firms have reportedly been chosen for 11th Annual Fintech Innovation Lab New York. As noted in the announcement (published on April 7, 2021), Fintech solutions aim to leverage AI and advanced data analytics to “address key industry challenges including sustainability.” As mentioned… Read More

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