Tagged: financial services

Fintech DailyPay Announces $260M in New Funding

DailyPay has announced it has secured $260 million of capital to fuel growth domestically, expand internationally and further invest in product innovation. DailyPay is a Fintech that enables employees to access their earnings in real-time. The funding is “divided between revolving credit facility capacity provided… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Starts 2023 with “Significant” Achievements

Starling Bank is starting the new year with “significant” achievements. The digital bank reveals that it “tops the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) leaderboard, is named Britain’s best current account by Finder.com, and makes the top ten in its debut entry to the UK Customer… Read More

Financial Crime Is Becoming More Prevalent and Financial Institutions Not Prepared to Deal with Threats: Report

Over the last 30 years, financial crime has increasingly become “a concern to governments around the world,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Today, there is widespread recognition that “economically motivated crime poses a long-term threat to the stability and development of societies’ economies… Read More

Fintech Firm Milo Launches Crypto Loans

Milo, a financial technology company that is reimagining the way crypto and global consumers access financial solutions, announced the launch of its new crypto loan product. This launch means that digital asset-holders will now have the opportunity “to use their cryptocurrency as collateral to access… Read More

Girts Straujums: CEO at UK’s WeavePay Says Fintech Platforms Are Still Not Addressing All Customer Needs

We recently caught up with Girts Straujums, CEO of WeavePay, a UK-based payment platform that helps businesses go borderless. Girts Straujums talked about the issues facing Fintech platforms and how certain customer needs are still not being met. Straujums also shared the main reasons why… Read More

Klarna Introduces Money Story, an Overview of Clients’ Spending in 2022

Klarna, which claims to be the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards,  announced the launch of Money Story in the US Klarna App – “a personal spending summary of 2022 that provides millions of consumers with useful insights into their spending… Read More

Half of Young Brazilians Ready to Go into Debt to Invest in their Own Business, Survey Reveals

Young Brazilians already “demonstrate mastery of basic concepts of financial education and how to spend money thinking about the future,” according to an update shared by C6 Bank. The most recent survey by C6 Bank/Datafolha indicated, for example, “that 50% of boys and girls aged… Read More

PayPal Ventures Invests in MENA Region Fintech Tabby’s $58M Series C

Tabby, one of MENA’s shopping and financial services apps, has raised $58 million from Sequoia Capital India, STV, PayPal Ventures, Mubadala Investment Capital, Arbor Ventures and Endeavor Catalyst in a Series C round which values the company at $660 million. The fundraise will be used… Read More

Philippines: Digital Banking Platform GoTyme Bank Partners with Mambu to Streamline Financial Services

Newly launched Filipino digital bank GoTyme Bank has partnered with global cloud banking platform Mambu in order “to deliver an innovative digital banking solution that is aiming to improve access to high quality financial services for Filipinos.” Singapore-based Tyme Group, which has partnered with Gokongwei… Read More

DeFi Integrates Technical, Financial, Socio-Economic Complexity in Unprecedented Way: Report

Decentralized finance (DeFi) builds on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) “to offer services such as trading, lending and investing without using a traditional centralized intermediary,” according to finding shared by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The fact that DeFi components can be programmed “may open… Read More

UAE’s B2B Fintech Alaan Secures $4.5M via Pre-Series A Round

UAE-based Alaan, the spend management platform for Middle Eastern businesses, announced that it has raised $4.5 million pre-Series A funding, “backed by Presight Capital, Y Combinator, and angel investors.” Together with the $2.5 million seed round last year, Alaan has “raised a total of $7… Read More

BNPL: B2B Buy Now Pay Later Platform Tranch Raises $100M Seed Round

Tranch, a buy now pay later (BNPL) platform for SaaS sellers and services providers, has raised $100 million in seed equity and debt funding “to bring payment flexibility to a wider pool of B2B customers.” The investment round was “led by Soma Capital (New York-based… Read More

Touch ‘n Go Group Teams Up with Visa to Launch the CSR-Linked Touch ‘n Go Visa Card

Touch ‘n Go Group, via the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, has formed a strategic partnership with Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, in order “to launch the first corporate social responsibility (CSR)-linked Visa prepaid card in Malaysia.” The design of the new Visa card… Read More

Digital Wealth Manager Moneyfarm Appoints Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as Company Chair

Digital wealth manager Moneyfarm announced that it has appointed Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as Chair. Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, DBE, CVO, FRSE, “brings considerable experience to the role.  She is the Founder and Executive Chair of fintech Snoop and was the CEO of Virgin Money from 2007… Read More

BNY Mellon, Fiserv Expand Real-Time FX Rate Quotes Capabilities for Payments from US Firms

BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK) and Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology, have joined forces “to deliver additional capabilities for real-time foreign exchange (FX) rate quotes for payments from U.S. financial institutions.” Using innovative application programming interface (API) connectivity, financial… Read More

MX Research: 1 in 4 Consumers Want Financial Providers to Do More to Support Financial Needs

MX, a key player in Open Finance, released a new report on the features, functionality, and support that consumers want from their financial providers. MX’s latest survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers “shows 1 in 4 consumers feel that financial providers don’t do enough to support… Read More

Pine Labs Enters UAE to Enable Fintech Platform for Banks, Merchants

Merchant commerce omnichannel platform, Pine Labs announced that it has entered the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market. Pine Labs will partner local banks and financial institutions in the region “to help them serve their merchant partners better.” Banks in the UAE will “benefit from a… Read More

Malaysia: Maybank, Perodua to Enhance Dealers’ Digital Financial Services via Maybank2e Platform

Maybank and Perodua Sdn Bhd recently signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) on providing seamless end to end integrated digital financial services for Perodua via Maybank’s M2e platform as well as offering additional financial support via financing packages worth close to RM400 million to help… Read More

Orrick, Buckley Combine to Establish Financial Services, Fintech Law Firm

Orrick and Buckley jointly announced the strategic combination, which “responds to growing demand from the most innovative companies and financial institutions for forward-looking regulatory and enforcement advice.” It also responds “to demand from Fintech innovators, tech companies and their financial sponsors for holistic solutions to… Read More

Fintech Qolo Processed Over $1B in Total Payouts in Q4 2022

Qolo recently revealed that it processed more than $1 billion in total payouts in Q4 of 2022. As the world’s “first” and “only” fully cloud-based payments and card issuing processor, Qolo powers various Fintechs and banks “with flexible, scalable payout solutions.” Qolo delivers direct access… Read More

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