Tagged: financial technology

UK Fintech GoCardless Announces New Partnership With YayPay

  UK-based payments platform GoCardless announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with YayPay, a predictive account receivable (AR) automation solution. GoCardless claims that through the partnership YayPay will help its customers to get paid faster, improve cash flow, and significantly reduce payment… Read More

Mastercard: 78% of All Transactions Across Europe Are Now Contactless

Mastercard recently announced that 78% of all transactions across Europe are now contactless. The financial giant revealed it is committed to enabling 42 countries to raise their spending limits in order to help people everywhere benefit contactless pay. “With 89% of people asked agreeing that… Read More

DriveWealth Joins Forces With AI Wealth Management Platform INDmoney to Bring U.S. Stock Investing Technology to INDmoney Clients

Digital brokerage solution provider DriveWealth announced on Thursday it is joining forces with INDmoney, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning-based wealth management platform in India, to bring U.S. stock investing technology and capability to INDmoney clients. DriveWealth reported that the collaboration with INDmoney is the latest… Read More

India Fintech Startup Jingle Pay Set to Bring Neobanking Services to the Middle East

Jingle Pay, an India-based neobanking startup, announced on Thursday it is launching its fintech services into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in 2019, Jingle Pay offers social payment solutions for individuals and businesses on mobile as well as desktop platforms. “Jingle Pay has digitized… Read More

Australia’s Judo Bank Secures $250 Million Through Latest Equity Round & Achieves Unicorn Status

Australia-based SME challenger bank Judo Bank announced on Thursday it raised $250 million through its latest equity at a post-money valuation to more than $1 billion, which the bank reports has lifted it into an exclusive club of local unicorns and showing the support of… Read More

Visa Teams Up With Safaricom to Enable the Development of Products to Support Digital Payments For M-PESA Customers

Safaricom, a Kenya-based telecom company and operator of M-Pesa, announced last week it has formed a new partnership with Visa (NYSE: V) to enable the development of products that will support digital payments for M-PESA customers. M-Pesa is a mobile banking service that allows users… Read More

Wirecard Addresses Investigation From KPMG: No Incriminating Evidence Was Found for the Publicly Raised Accusations of Balance Sheet Manipulation

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has received the report on the special investigation by the auditing company KPMG that concluded there is no incriminating evidence founded for the publicly raised accusations of balance sheet manipulation. Wirecard reported… Read More

Microsoft Launches “Money in Excel” Experience Powered By Plaid

U.S. fintech Plaid announced earlier this week it is now powering Microsoft’s Money in Excel experience. Plaid reported that Money in Excel features a Plaid integration and the capabilities essentially turn the spreadsheet software into a fintech app. Plaid also revealed that the new experience… Read More

deVere Group Offers Contactless Financial Advice Service Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Independent financial advisory organization, deVere Group, announced on Tuesday it is now offering free financial advice on a remote basis during the coronavirus outbreak. CEO and Founder of the deVere Group, Nigel Green stated that he and his team are launching Contactless Advice for four reasons:… Read More

Investment Mobile App Wombat Invest Surpasses 12,500 as Seedrs Round Nears £265,000 Raised

Wombat Invest, a UK-based investment app, announced earlier this week it now has more than 12,500 users on its platform. This news comes just after the company secured its initial £250,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  As previously reported, Wombat Invest offers investors… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Announces First Australian Transactions & Continues Expansion

Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Tuesday it has begun transacting in Australia. The company reported it will also be supporting two of its major global customers, Klarna and Doordash with their own expansions… Read More

FinTech South Announces Finalists For the 2020 TAG Fintech South Innovation Challenge

FinTech South, a Southeast event dedicated to financial innovation, announces 10 startups selected for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) FinTech South Innovation Challenge’s 2020 class. According to FinTech South, the companies selected will participate in a four-week Education and Mentoring Program, which aims to… Read More

U.S. Mobile Banking App Empower Secures $20 Million Through Series A Funding Round

Empower, a U.S.-based mobile banking app, announced on Thursday it secured $20 million through its Series A funding round. Participants of the round included new investors Icon Ventures, Defy Ventures, and David Velez, Founder and CEO of Nubank, one of the most valuable financial technology startups… Read More

Family Finance Mobile App Jassby Scores $5 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Jassby, Inc., a U.S.-based family finance mobile app startup, announced on Thursday it raised $5 Million through its latest investment round, which was led by Moneta Capital and Needham Bank with participation from its existing investors such as Blumberg Capital, Correlation VC, and PnP Ventures. The funding… Read More

Brex Opens First International Office In Vancouver

U.S. fintech Brex announced on Wednesday the opening of its new office in Vancouver. The company reported that the location is its first-ever international office and will staff around 40 employees. The initial focus of the location will be software engineering and customer experience functions…. Read More

Ant Financial Scores Minority Stake in Klarna

Klarna announced on Wednesday that Ant Financial Services Group, the owner and operator of Alipay, has made an investment and taken a minority stake in the payment processing platform. Klarna reported that the investment from Ant Financial will support the further development of their strategic… Read More

Will Smith & J.J. Watt Join $15 Million Investment Round For Investing Mobile App Public

Public, a U.S.-based investing mobile app startup, announced on Monday it secured $15 million through its Series B funding round which was co-led by Accel and Greycroft with participation from Dreamers VC, founded by Will Smith and soccer star Keisuke Honda, NFL player J.J. Watt, Girlboss founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso, Scott… Read More

Broadridge Completes Acquisition of FundsLibrary

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions announced on Monday it has completed the acquisition of FundsLibrary, a company focused on fund document and data dissemination in the European market. Broadridge notably acquired FundLibrary from its parent company Hargreaves Lansdown. As previously reported, Broadridge shared that by combining… Read More

BBVA Announces Spain’s First Card Made Out of Recycled Plastic

BBVA announced late last week the launch of its credit card made out of recycled plastic in Spain. The banking group reported that this launch is part of its commitment to the fight against climate and adopt initiatives that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals…. Read More

South African Fintech Jumo Secures $55 Million in Debt & Equity Funding

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Jumo, a South Africa-based fintech that is seeking to build next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, announced earlier this week it raised $55 million in debt and equity funding to support its expansion into new markets and the launch of new products. Founded in… Read More

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