Tagged: financial technology

AI SaaS Business FeedStock Raises £2.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Praetura Ventures

FeedStock, an AI-driven SaaS business that uses the latest natural language processing technologies to enable financial services companies to meet both their compliance requirements and commercial goals, announced on Monday it secured £2.5 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Praetura Ventures… Read More

Payroll Service Provider OnPay Secures $6 Million Through Series A Funding Round

OnPay, a U.S.-based payroll service provider for small businesses and accountants, announced on Monday it secured $6 million through its Series A funding round. Founded in 2011, OnPay describes itself as a software company that offers small businesses and accountants payroll, HR and benefits services…. Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Liquefy Appoints Former COO of Turner Sports Matt Hong to Advisory Board

Hong Kong-based fintech Liquefy announced on Monday it has appointed former COO of Turner Sports, Matt Hong, as the inaugural member of its new advisory board. The company reported it will “tap” Hong to bring his experience in the sports industry to advise the fintech… Read More

Monzo Now Reporting to Experian

UK-based digital banking group Monzo announced last week it will be now be reporting to Experian. The company revealed that it previously just reported to TransUnion. “Although we’ve started sharing information with Experian, it’ll take a month or two for Monzo to appear on your… Read More

Brazilian Fintech EBANX Announces New Digital Account & Prepaid Card

Brazilian fintech EBANX announced earlier this week the launch of its new digital account, EBANX GO, and prepaid card in a partnership with Visa that offers 5% cashback in purchases made in a list of 18 specific merchants, which includes Spotify, AliExpress, Gearbest, UseGiraffe, PatPat,… Read More

Swedish Banking Group Northmill Appoints Mattias Hallgrim as New CMO

Northmill, a Fintech based in Sweden, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Mattias Hallgrim as its new CMO. According to Northmill, Hillgrim has more than 20 years of experience from a wide range of leading businesses such as Tradedoubler and Ticketmaster and most recently he… Read More

NatWest Joins Forces With Soldo to Boost SME Lending

UK banking group NatWest announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Soldo, a pre-paid company card provider for small businesses, to expand its SME lending capabilities. NatWest reported that the partnership will allow two of its ventures, Esme Loans and Rapid Cash, to be… Read More

Bankable Announces New Partnership With Plaid

Bankable, a UK-based banking as a service platform, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with U.S. fintech Plaid. Bankable reported that the partnership will allow its customers the ability to use Plaid’s technology to connect with their users’ bank accounts worldwide. “By… Read More

Ant Financial Announces Inaugural INCLUSION Fintech Conference to Take Place in Shanghai

Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial), a China-based tech company and the operator of Alipay, is set to host its upcoming fintech conference in Shanghai. Ant Financial reported that the INCLUSION Fintech Conference is an event that aims to bring together the global financial and… Read More

Tradeshift Reportedly Secures $240 Million Through Latest Funding Round & Puts IPO Plans on Hold

Business commerce platform Tradeshift has reportedly secured $240 million in equity and debt through its latest funding round. The new investment comes less than two years after Tradeshift raised $250 million through its Series E funding round, which was led by Goldman Sachs and Public Sector… Read More

Fundbox Appoints Marten Abrahamsen As First CFO

Fundbox, a B2B payments and credit network developed to enhance B2B commerce at scale, has reportedly appointed Marten Abrahamsen as its first CFO. According to the Wall Street Journal, Abrahamsen previously held positions at Chernin Group LLC, a Los-Angeles-based investment firm,  Grab Holdings Inc. and… Read More

Temenos Launches Banking Distribution Services in Cloud Based Microservices Temenos Infinity

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company based in Switzerland, announced on Tuesday it has launched banking distribution services through its Temenos Infinity digital front-office banking product.  Temenos claims that Temenos Infinity is the first core-agnostic product to give banks the ability to continuously transform… Read More

Plaid Has Been Acquired By Visa

Plaid, a U.S.-based fintech startup, announced on Monday it has been acquired by Visa. The companies both revealed that Visa will pay total purchase consideration of $5.3 billion through the acquisition. Founded in 2012, Plaid stated it is focused on enabling “innovation and democratizing” financial… Read More

Goldman Sachs Launches Mobile App For Digital Bank Marcus

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has launched a mobile app for its digital banking service, Marcus.  The fact that such a prominent entrant into the digital bank sector has existed minus an App has long been a shortcoming of the Fintech. Goldman Sachs spokeswoman, Kristen Greco,… Read More

Starling Bank Announces Range of New Features For Businesses & Sole Traders

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday it supercharging its bank accounts for businesses and sole traders with a range of new features, which includes unsecured loans of up to £250,000, an increase in its overdraft limits from £10,000 to £150,000, more competitive… Read More

Monzo Takes a Look Back at 2019 Successes & Offers Up a Sneak Peak of 2020 Plans

UK-based digital banking group Monzo celebrated the new year by sharing the successes of the past twelve months. The fintech revealed it started last January with just over a million customers, and now, over 3.6 million people bank with its platform. The company has since… Read More

Pintec Announces New Partnership With West Guarantee

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with comprehensive financial service platform West Guarantee. Pintec reported that through the partnership, it and West Guarantee will carry out in-depth collaboration in both technology and financial service areas… Read More

Square Announces New Instant Transfer Fees

Digital payments service Square recently announced its instant transfer fees will be 1.5% per transfer. Square reported that as of January 7, 2020, the rate for instant and same-day transfers from a user’s Square balance to their bank account is changing to 1.5% per transfer…. Read More

Securrency Raises $17.65 Million Series A Funding Round Led By WisdomTree

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 Securrency, a global financial services technology infrastructure and products company, announced on Tuesday it secured $17.65 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by WisdomTree with participation from the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO), Monex Group, Inc., RRE Ventures, Strawberry Creek Ventures,… Read More

UK Fintech Mobile Payment Startup KogoPAY Completes Crowdcube Round With More Than £200,000 Secured

KogoPAY, a UK-based fintech startup, completed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube with more than £200,000 in funding secured. The company offered its 281 Crowdcube investors with 2.01% in equity at a £10 million pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, KogoPAY describes itself as a fintech… Read More

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