Tagged: financial services

Financial Services Marketplace For Online Platform Workers Cachet Secures €1.1 Million Through Latest Seed Round to Launch in New Markets

Cachet, the financial services marketplace for online platform workers, announced on Thursday it secured €1.1 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Icebreaker.vc with participation from previous pre-seed stage investors like Techstars (in a follow-on investment), Barclays and Lemonade Stand as well… Read More

Complaints Regarding P2P Lending Platforms in the UK Declined during Q1 2020, According to Financial Ombudsman Service

Peer to peer (P2P) lending platforms in the UK received significantly fewer complaints during Q1 2020, according to the Financial Ombudsman. As explained on its official website, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FSO) is “a free and easy to use service that [aims to] settle complaints… Read More

U.S. Fintech Rellevate Debut Digital Consumer Financial Services Platform

Rellevate, a U.S.-based digital fintech that is aimed at facilitating access to consumer financial services for middle and lower-income Americans, recently announced the launch of its consumer financial services platform. Founded in 2019, Rellevate describes itself as a financial services company dedicated to empowering consumers… Read More

FV Bank Launches International Online-Only Financial Services For Individuals and Businesses

  Global Digital bank FV Bank International Inc. announced on Thursday the launch of its online FV Bank. According to FV Bank, the platform will offer individual and business accounts to international clientele through an online-only banking platform. FV Bank noted it will focus on… Read More

Fintech Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Emerging Markets which have Significantly Increased their Share of Global GDP

A recent blog post notes that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a significant acceleration in digital banks and P2P wallet activity volume (during the first half of 2020). The blog states that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis has “disproportionately” affected the world’s… Read More

Web-Based Financial Services China Finance Online Announces Partnership With Dow Jones

China Finance Online Co. Limited (NASDAQ GS: JRJC), a web-based financial services company that provides Chinese retail investors with fintech-powered online access to securities trading services, wealth management products, securities investment advisory services, as well as financial database and analytics services to institutional customers, announced… Read More

NYMBUS Secures $12 Million in Growth Funding

NYMBUS, a U.S. financial service platform provider, announced on Tuesday it secured $12 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Insight Partners and Vensure Enterprises. NYMBUS claims it provides the world’s most advanced revenue and technology solutions for today’s financial institutions. Its… Read More

CaixaBank Joins Forces with IBM Services to Accelerate Cloud Transformation & Innovation in the Financial Services Industry

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Thursday it has reached an agreement with IBM Services (NYSE:IBM) to accelerate its “hybrid cloud journey” and increase the bank’s capability to develop innovative, digital-first solutions to enhance client experiences. According to CaixaBank, IBM has… Read More

InvestCloud Forms Partnership With National Broker-Dealer Siebert

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Siebert, a national broker-dealer and provider of financial services, announced on Wednesday it has appointed InvestCloud to design and implement its complete digital transformation. Siebert reported that through the partnership it will implement InvestCloud’s full suite of applications, ranging from intuitive client-facing portals and mobile… Read More

Singapore Fintech GoBear Secures $17 Million Through Latest Investment Round to Expand Financial Services For Asian Markets

GoBear, a Singapore-based fintech, has reportedly secured $17 million through its latest investment round. The investment brings GoBear’s total funding to $97 million. Founded in 2014, GoBear claims to be Asia’s leading financial supermarket whose purpose is to improve financial health. The platform empowers consumers… Read More

Wealthtech: Financial Services Provider SS&C to Acquire Innovest Systems, a Wealth Technology Firm, for $120 Million

  SS&C, a multinational provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare sectors, will be acquiring Innovest Systems, a wealth management technology (Wealthtech) firm, for $120 million in cash and stock. New York-headquartered Innovest Systems offers cloud-powered technology for… Read More

Two-thirds of UK Financial Services Workers want Employers to Do More to Help them Adjust to Working Remotely from Home: Survey

As major financial institutions explore different strategies to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, a survey of UK financial services employees reveals that 66% think their company must do more to help them work productively from their homes. Large banks are currently trying to adapt to… Read More

U.S. Fintech HUMBL Teams Up With One Kiosk to Pilot HUMBL Mobile Pay, HUMBL Point-of-Sale, & HUMBL Hubs Delivery Network in Nigeria

HUMBL, a U.S. fintech that delivers mobile payments and financial services, announced on Monday it has teamed up with One Kiosk, a Nigeria fintech specializing in local merchant ordering and deliveries, to pilot the HUMBL Mobile Pay, HUMBL Point-of-Sale (POS) and HUMBL Hubs delivery network,… Read More

Australian Investment App Stake Makes Debut in the UK

Stake, an Australian-based commission-free trading app for stocks and ETFs, has officially launched its services in the UK. This news comes just weeks after Stake announced its UK beta operations. As previously reported, Stake claims it democratizes global share markets to bring the “world’s largest… Read More

Australian Digital Brokerage Platform Stake Launches UK Beta

Australia-based digital brokerage platform Stake announced this week it has officially launched its UK beta operations.  Founded in 2017, Stake claims it democratizes global share markets to bring the “world’s largest and most dynamic” market to the rest of the world. “We believe brokerage is… Read More

IBM Partners Bank of America to Launch Public Cloud Platform for Major Banks

New York-based tech giant IBM revealed on November 6 that it has developed financial services-specific cloud-based technology through a partnership with Bank of America, which will be the first major financial institution to use the new platform. The publicly accessible platform, IBM’s first industry-specific cloud,… Read More

American Express Reimagines Corporate Program; Announces Custom Offering For Startups

American Express (NYSE:AXP) announced on Thursday it has reimaged its American Express Corporate Program with new offerings to meet the needs of both companies and their employees. The new suite of products includes  American Express Corporate Green, Gold, and Platinum Card. Each of the cards will… Read More

Bank of England Reports that Machine Learning Methods in Financial Services Could Enhance Business Processes

A report from the Bank of England (BoE) notes that the application of machine learning (ML) methods in the financial services sector could enhance routine business processes.  Improved software and hardware and increasing volumes of data have enhanced the pace of ongoing ML development, BoE’s… Read More

Digital Experience Platform For Financial Services Creator Kasisto Secures $15 Million Through Series B Extension Funding Round Led By Rho Capital Partners

Kasisto, the creators of KAI, a digital experience platform for the financial services industry, today announced on Tuesday it secured $15 million through its Series B extension funding round, which was led by new investor Rho Capital Partners with participation from Oak HC/FT, Propel Venture… Read More

Accenture Announces Acquisition of Global Financial Institutions Advisor & Consulting Partners Parker Fitzgerald

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday it has acquired global financial institutions advisor and consulting partner, Parker Fitzgerald. According to Accenture, Parker Fitzgerald advises financial services companies on financial and non-financial risk, regulation and financial technology. The company also provides strategic advice, independent assurance, and… Read More

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