Tagged: financial inclusion

Digital Investment Platform Stackwell Introduces Robo-Investing App

Stackwell, the digital investment platform created to eliminate the racial wealth gap,  announced the release of its first product, a robo-investing app, which is currently “available for download in the App Store.” Designed for the Black community, the app focuses on “promoting accessibility, education, and… Read More

Robinsons Bank Selects BPC to Drive Financial Inclusion Across the Philippines

Robinsons Bank (RBank), owned by JG Summit Holdings, Inc., one of the Philippines’ largest and most diversified conglomerates, announced that it has chosen BPC as its solution partner to co-innovate, “to drive financial inclusion and digital adoption across the nation.” Using BPC’s SmartVista Platform, RBank… Read More

Pakistan based Fintech OneLoad Acquires $11M in Funding

Pakistan-based Fintech firm OneLoad, which aims to serve micro-retailers, has secured $11 million in order to support a growth phase as it focuses on tapping one of the world’s largest unbanked/underbanked nations. The recent investment round has been led by Sarmayacar and Shorooq Partners, along… Read More

Payroll Fintech B9 Secures $2.6M in Funding

B9 Inc, a payroll solution platform, aimed at supporting creditworthiness via employment data and economic behavior, announced a $2.6 million round that has been led by Sky Light Invest along with contributions from Fintech investors Mbanq and the founders of Wrike, a project management app…. Read More

Pakistan based Fintech Dbank Acquires $17.6M via Round Led by Sequoia Southeast Asia, Kleiner Perkins

Dbank, a Pakistan-based Fintech company established by two ex- Google professionals, has acquired $17.6 million via a seed round that has been co-led by Sequoia Southeast Asia and Kleiner Perkins. Brazil’s virtual banking platform Nubank, RTP Global, Rayn and business partner Askari Bank also took… Read More

Fintech Pockit, Youtility to Help UK Consumers Save on Subscriptions

Integrating Youtility’s platform enables Pockit clients to compare and save on household subscriptions helping to save hundreds of pounds every year. The current cost-of-living crisis is expected to get worse throughout this year, especially in October when energy bills are set to increase by as… Read More

Fintech TomoCredit Acquires $122M in Funding to Expand Credit Offerings

TomoCredit, the immigrant founded credit card lending to more than 40 million credit-“invisible” immigrants and international students with no credit history in the U.S, announced that it raised $122 million in equity and debt. The investment round has attracted investors “including Morgan Stanley’s Next Level… Read More

Fintech FairPlay Finalizes $10M Series A to Reduce Bias in Lending

FairPlay, which claims to be the world’s first “Fairness-as-a-Service” solution for algorithmic decision-making, announced that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding. The investment round was “led by Nyca Partners, with participation from Cross River Digital Ventures, Third Prime, Fin Capital, TTV, Nevcaut… Read More

Gen Z Fintech App Quirk Now Available

Quirk, the new finance app developed for Gen Z consumers, has been introduced to the wider public this week after managing to reach 10,000 beta users. The app’s developers are offering this “financially-neglected” generation their “best” way to get on top of their finances and… Read More

StellarFi Announces Public Launch, Empowering Americans to Build Credit by Paying Bills

StellarFi, a public benefit corporation, recently announced its credit-building product is now “available to everyone.” With this news, 132 million Americans — who currently have poor credit or no credit, or are living paycheck to paycheck –– “may build their credit rating simply by paying… Read More

Tillful, Experian to Help Small Businesses Get the Credit they “Deserve”

Small business credit platform Tillful, backed by ING Ventures, Experian Ventures, Bitrock Capital, and Katalyst Ventures, announced that it’s partnering with Experian to help establish credit profiles for businesses that “are new to credit or otherwise credit invisible, and thereby potentially expand the range of… Read More

Coinme Announces USDC-powered Digital Cash and P2P Payments

Coinme, a cryptocurrency cash exchange in the U.S., and Circle, a global internet finance firm and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), recently announced at Consensus 2022 a strategic collaboration “to integrate USDC into Coinme’s global cash onramp and offramp ecosystem.” The integration “promotes financial… Read More

DFC and Mastercard to Support Financial Inclusion in Central America

On the margins of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, DFC and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced the first joint program in response to the Call to Action for Northern Central America the Vice President launched in May 2021. The Call to Action is designed “to… Read More

Fintech Fund in Egypt Receives Investment from AXIAN Group

The AXIAN Group recently revealed that it has joined Disruptech Egypt Fund I, which is a venture capital fund focused on supporting technology-enabled firms and Fintech startups in Egypt. Disruptech Egypt Fund I is a VC fund dedicated to further developing Egypt’s financial-technologies sector by… Read More

Built for Indian Startups: RazorpayX, Razorpay Now Integrate with Slack

Indian Fintech firm Razorpay notes that Slack has become one of the “most popular” communication apps used in businesses today. As mentioned in a blog post by Razorpay, Slack is a digital workplace communication tool that “connects you to people and tools you work with.”… Read More

MarketFinance Reveals Why they Partnered with Women in Business and Finance, and Upreach

Sanjay from the People and Talent Team at MarketFinance notes that his primary role is Talent Acquisition Lead where he helps find the best people to build their vision of “frictionless finance” for small businesses. Equally important to him is his position as Chair of… Read More

Netbank Introduces Netizen Mobile Banking App as a “One-Stop” Banking Solution

Bringing forth the inception of a “new era” in financial inclusivity, Netbank has introduced the Netizen Mobile Banking App as a “One-Stop-Banking Solution” “for Pinoy OFWs around the world.” With a commitment to address solutions to OFWs’ banking transactions, Netizen is developed to be “easy,… Read More

Line Acquires $25M in Equity, Debt to Build Inclusive Financial System

Line, the firm building a “modern” inclusive financial network, announced that it has secured $25 million in equity and debt, with Massive leading the funding round. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Line is a Public Benefit Corporation mission-driven “to deliver unprecedented access… Read More

UK’s Shawbrook Bank to Provide Lending Discount for Consumers Sharing Open Banking Data

UK-based specialist lender Shawbrook Bank is reportedly using Open Banking tech from ClearScore in order to determine the creditworthiness of potential clients and offering a discount on loans for those who decide to share their data. Via ClearScore, Shawbrook aims to begin integrating Open Banking… Read More

MENA’s Paymob, a Payments Fintech, Announces Collaboration with Pakistan’s Bank Alfalah

Paymob, which is MENA region’s virtual payments provider, has announced a strategic relationship with Bank Alfalah, in one of Pakistan’s largest Fintech partnerships “to date.” Paymob’s partnership with one of Pakistan’s major private banks will aim to “drive financial inclusion and lead the way for… Read More

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