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Atlantic Money Secures License as Payment Institution via National Bank of Belgium

Atlantic Money has secured a license as a payment institution through the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) which will “enable the business to provide its services across the European Union.” The announcement precedes an expected launch in Europe later this summer, “meaning that EU residents… Read More

Denario, the Payments Platform for SMEs, Goes Live

Denario, the payment platform built for SMEs, recently secured €1.8 million in seed capital and is introducing a product that will support European firms with paying each other directly without being required to log into their banking accounts. Pohlmann, Co-founder and CEO of Denario, said:… Read More

4Trans Secures €18M Investment to Streamline Financing for Europe’s Hauliers

4Trans, a Fintech specializing in financial products for supply chain and logistics companies, has secured an €18 million investment from backers “including Atmos, Tera Ventures, and Lighthouse.” Impact investment fund management firm based in the UK, Advance Global Capital “has also extended a revolving credit… Read More

UK’s Linnworks to Streamline Cross-Border Transactions with Payoneer Partnership

Linnworks, a UK-headquartered digital commerce tech firm, has announced a partnership with the global ‘leader” in commerce technology and payments Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO) to “simplify cross-border and B2B transactions for their customers.” The partnership will “provide retailers with integrated options to receive funds and make… Read More

London’s Further Introduces Investment Platform

Further, a London-headquartered firm, has introduced its investment platform, developed to connect retail investors with “high-quality” VC funds, at scale and with minimum investment levels “never seen before in the market.” This should allow new retail investors to invest in venture funds, from as low… Read More

European Debt Resolution Fintech Ophelos Finalizes £5M Round

Debt resolution tech company Ophelos has acquired £5 million in capital via a seed funding round that was reportedy led by AlbionVC. Vast Ventures, Form Ventures, Connect Ventures and Fly Ventures and angels including GoCardless co-founder Matt Robinson and Funding Circle co-founder James Meekings also… Read More

iBanFirst Acquires UK’s FX Provider Cornhill to Address Brexit Payment Challenges

Global financial services platform iBanFirst recently confirmed the acquisition of the London-headquartered FX provider, Cornhill. The strategic acquisition aims to further build on iBanFirst’s funding partnership with private equity company arlin Equity Partners, launched in June of last year. As mentioned in the update, this… Read More

UK Digital Bank Kroo Obtains Full Banking License

UK-based digital bank Kroo announced that it has been granted its full banking license by the Bank of England. Kroo claims it is only one of two banking institutions to have been awarded a banking license with a personal current account since August 2016. Kroo… Read More

Hargreaves Lansdown Selects Ecospend for Open Banking Payments Option

Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) has reportedly selected Ecospend, the United Kingdom’s Open Banking provider, in order to offer a “pay by bank” service to its customers. Ecospend’s solution should enable HL’s clients to complete payments directly to their HL accounts more quickly and securely and without… Read More

Embedded Fintech Platform Colendi Acquires London’s Enterprise Blockchain Firm SETL

Colendi, the embedded Fintech services platform in Turkey and surrounding regions, announced its acquisition of London-based blockchain settlements and payments provider SETL. Launched in 2015, SETL claims to be one of the leading enterprises blockchain companies “known for its high-profile work with selected Central Banks… Read More

Securitize, a Digital Securities Marketplace, Expands Into Europe as it Enters Spain’s Fintech Sandbox

Securitize, a security token issuance platform and digital security trading market, has announced its expansion into Europe. Securitize has been approved by the Spanish General Secretariat of the Treasury and International Finance to enter its experimental program or Fintech sandbox where Securitize will serve a… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Volt Introduces “Ultrafast” Account Ownership Authentication

Open Banking Fintech Volt, a UK-based company powering the growth of real-time payments in the UK and Europe, is launching Verify, which is described as “an ultrafast bank account authentication service for online merchants and businesses.” As confirmed in the update, Volt is launching Verify… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Shares Update Revealing Low Open Banking Adoption Among Accountants

Accounting firms are missing a “key opportunity” to adopt Open Banking to help meet the needs of small businesses facing a cash flow squeeze, according to a report by iwoca, which claims to be one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, and AccountingWeb. The report,… Read More

Deutsche Börse Teams Up with Kaiko to Extend Market Data Offering in Crypto Sector

Deutsche Börse has entered into a cooperation agreement with Kaiko, a crypto market data provider, to make their consolidated crypto data feed “directly accessible to its customers.” In Q4, historical L2 tick-level orderbook data on a T+1 basis and live trade data “will be made… Read More

European VC Breega Establishes €250M Fund

Breega, the European VC built “by founders for founders,” has closed a €250 million venture fund and now celebrates the launch of a Barcelona office along with its London and Paris locations. The fund should enable Breega to finance founders at Series A stage and… Read More

Rabobank Extends Collaboration with Finastra for its Payments Hub

Finastra recently announced that Rabobank – a large international financial services group headquartered in the Netherlands – has selected “the latest version of Fusion Global PAYplus for increased efficiency and innovation in payments.” Finastra‘s payments hub will also “help the bank migrate to the new… Read More

Alviere Acquires Financing from Silicon Valley Bank to Support Growth in Europe, LatAm

Alviere, the provider of enterprise software solutions for embedded finance that enables brands to deliver a full suite of financial products and services to customers, fans, and employees, announced it has secured financing from Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s “most innovative” companies… 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

CoinLoan Teams Up with Elliptic to Offer New Levels of Crypto Security to Customers

CoinLoan, which claims to be the only EU-licensed provider of crypto-loan products, has announced a partnership with Elliptic, the global “leader” in crypto-asset risk management. As adoption and investment into crypto continues to increase, “so does the risk of cybercrime.” The range of crypto-assets and… Read More

London Fintech SumUp Secures €590M in Funding

Global Fintech SumUp, the financial partner for over 4 million small businesses worldwide, has raised a €590 million funding round that gives the company “an enterprise value of €8 billion following a decade of rapid growth and global expansion.” The investment round was led by… Read More

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