Tagged: financial services

Neobanking Fintech Dave Members Reportedly Earned $1M+ with Survey Offering

Dave Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE), which claims to be one of the nation’s leading neobanks, announced that its members “have collectively earned more than $1 million through its new Side Hustle feature, Surveys.” Dave launched Surveys in December 2022 “through an exclusive partnership with survey monetization… Read More

Fintech Firm Instant Cash Obtains RPSCS License from UAE Central Bank

Instant Cash, a company within the FINTX portfolio, the fintech arm of Emirates Post Group, has received the Retail Payment Services and Card Scheme Regulation (RPSCS) Category 2 License from the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE). This reportedly makes it “the first Money Transfer… Read More

Fintech MoMo Offers Flexible Payment Options for Apple Store Online Purchases in Vietnam

MoMo, which claims to be one of Vietnam’s leading fintech companies, recently announced that it now offers customers of Vietnam’s Apple Store Online flexible payment options, “with the launch of monthly Instalments for Apple Store Online.” With this new feature, Vietnamese customers will “have the… Read More

Fintech Firm SumUp, JCB to Boost Card Acceptance for European Merchants

JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd.,  announced its partnership with global financial technology company SumUp, “to enable acceptance of JCB Cards across SumUp’s European merchant network.” With the return of international travel, the collaboration will “provide new opportunities of… Read More

AI-Powered Lender Qred Granted Bank License by Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA)

Qred, which claims to be one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies, has been granted a full bank license by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA). Using its proprietary AI-powered financing platform, Qred has since inception in 2015 “issued over 100,000 loans to small businesses in the… Read More

CaixaBank Launches Fintech App Allowing Mobile Phones to be Used as Point of Sale Devices

CaixaBank launches Smartphone TPV, a solution designed for businesses, professionals and the self-employed of any size and sector, “enabling them to easily accept card payments of any amount from mobile devices, without the need for an additional device, as was previously necessary.” It is reportedly… Read More

Digital Assets: Bitfinex, Chile’s OrionX to Enable Crypto Adoption in Latin America

Bitfinex, a  digital asset trading platform, has announced a new investment in the leading Chilean crypto firm Orionx, as both companies look “to ramp up efforts to promote financial freedom and inclusion throughout Latin America.” Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, said: “We’re excited to collaborate… Read More

Fintech Alviere, Array to Enable Financial Wellness, Education Tools in Embedded Finance Platform

Alviere, the global embedded finance platform, is proud to announce that it is partnering with Array to offer Alviere’s enterprise clients customizable digital credit and identity tools “to increase digital engagement, generate revenue, and help end customers own their financial future.” Alviere enables enterprises worldwide… Read More

Open Banking: Fintech Airwallex, TrueLayer to Enhance Payments Infrastructure

Airwallex, the global payments and financial platform for modern businesses, today announced its partnership with TrueLayer, the payments network powered by open banking, to deliver innovative payment solutions for businesses. TrueLayer will leverage Airwallex’s global payments and financial infrastructure API “to build new products and… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank to Appoint Lee Rochford as New Chairman, Subject to Regulatory Approval

Atom bank has announced it will appoint Lee Rochford as its new Chairman, subject to full regulatory approval. He will replace Bridget Rosewell when she “steps down in September, having held the role for five years and overseen a critical period of Atom’s growth.” Lee… Read More

Fintech Klarna Introduces UK’s Credit ‘Opt Out’ After Meeting with MP

Klarna, the global payments network and shopping destination, has today launched the UK’s first voluntary credit ‘opt out’, an additional tool in the Klarna app to help consumers save time, money and worry. The new feature will “help consumers achieve their financial goals by providing… Read More

Fintech Mollie Launches Solution Enhancing In-Person Payments

Mollie, one of the fastest growing financial services providers in Europe, today launched its in-person payments solution, Mollie Terminal. Initially available in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, the launch “marks a pivotal move for Mollie, further strengthening its unified commerce payments proposition.” Mollie Terminal “adds… Read More

Saudi Arabia: SAB, Fintech Firm Ottu to Enhance Digital Payments

SAB has announced its collaboration with Ottu, a fast-growing payment fintech, to enhance its Digital Payments Solution. This partnership will “provide SAB merchants with an Online Payment Management Solution (OPMS) using direct integration with the payment gateways provided by SAB.” This collaboration aims “to simplify… Read More

Iconic Fintech Founder Anne Boden Announces Exit as CEO of Starling Bank

Anne Boden, the founder of Starling Bank – a top UK digital bank, is to step aside as CEO on 30 June. Boden will remain on the Board as a non-executive director. John Mountain, Starling’s COO, will take over as interim CEO to lead the… Read More

Fintech Apps: Venmo Introduces Teen Account, Providing Parents Ability to Open a Venmo Account for Teenagers

Venmo introduced the Venmo Teen Account, providing parents and legal guardians the ability to open a Venmo account for their teenagers between the ages of 13 to 17-years-old so they can send and receive money. The Venmo Teen Account also “comes with a Venmo Teen… Read More

Embedded Payments Platform Rize Money Acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rize Money, Inc., an embedded payments platform that “provides payment infrastructure and risk management capabilities to fintechs and other technology companies that want to offer innovative financial products through a single application programming… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Checkout.com Secures Acquiring License from UAE Central Bank

Checkout.com, the global payments service provider, has been granted a Retail Payment Services license from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates. This makes Checkout.com the first global payments provider “to be granted an acquiring license in the country, further cementing its position as… Read More

Biz2Credit, CPA.com Introduce SBA 7(a) Loan Processing Capabilities to Online Portal

With the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) actively seeking new ways to help small business owners secure financing during the current credit crunch, Biz2Credit and CPA.com have introduced a new SBA 7(a) lending option “to the CPA Business Funding Portal, a cloud-based platform that supports… Read More

Fintech VC Firm QED Investors Closes Nearly $1B in New Funds

Global fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced that it has closed two new funds with combined capital commitments of $925 million. The new capital commitments comprise Fund VIII, “an oversubscribed $650 million early stage fund, and Growth II, a $275 million early growth-stage fund.”… Read More

Brite Payments Announces Its Instant Payments Network to Support Payouts Across Europe

Brite Payments, one of Sweden’s fastest growing fintechs and a leader in instant bank payments, announced its Brite Instant Payments Network (IPN). Brite IPN is a proprietary network “that leverages the capabilities of open banking to give merchants and businesses a complete, out-of-the-box instant payments… Read More

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