Tagged: financial

India: Micro-lender Arohan Financial To Expand Digital Lending Operations

India-based micro-lender Arohan Financial Services is reportedly planning to expand its digital lending operations as part of its overall goal of revolutionizing microfinance with digital push. Arohan said it will leverage its ‘Apna Arohan’ app for more efficient loan disbursements and improved repayment compliance. Launched… Read More

Swiss National Bank Launches Pilot for Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency

The Swiss National Bank said on Thursday it will start a pilot project next month using central bank digital currency (CBDC) for financial institutions. The project, named Helvetia Phase III, will involve the use of wholesale CBDC on the SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) platform, a… Read More

Abu Dhabi Strengthens Position as a Fintech, Financial Hub with Stellar Growth in 2023

ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market), the International Financial Centre in the UAE’s capital, has showcased impressive growth during the first half of 2023, solidifying Abu Dhabi’s position as a ‘falcon economy’ and a predominant financial powerhouse in the GCC region. The number of investment firms… Read More

Exiger to Sell Financial Crime Compliance Division to Capgemini

Exiger, a SaaS company that has transformed the manner in which corporations, government agencies, and banks handle supply chains, declared its intention to sell its renowned Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) division to Capgemini, a predominant business and tech transformation service firm. The conclusion of this… Read More

Dubai: DIFC Introduces Venture Building Platform to Support Growth of Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre in the MENA and South Asia region, officially announced the launch of its venture building programme, ‘DIFC Launchpad’. The initiative seeks to develop a strong venture building model “that promotes the growth of innovative start-ups and… Read More

Digital Financial Advisor Ignition Makes Debut in the UK

  Ignition, an Australia-based digital financial advising platform, announced this week it has launched its services in the UK.  Founded in 2014, Ignition describes itself as a global advisor technology specialist for financial institutions seeking to help more customers have access to financial advise in… Read More

Affirm’s Fiscal Year 2021 Third Quarter Results Reveals: Year-Over-Year Gross Merchandise Volume Growth to 83%; Increases Active Consumers By 60% Year-Over-Year

  U.S.-based buy now pay later fintech Affirm announced on Tuesday the financial results of its fiscal 2021 third quarter, which ended on March 31, 2021.  According to Max Levchin, Founder and CEO of Affirm, the company’s third-quarter results reflect on the continuous progress towards… Read More

Overfunding: UK AI-Powered Fintech Expend Quickly Surpasses £500,000 Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Expend, a UK-based AI-powered fintech, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which recently made its debut, has already attracted more than 100 Seedrs investors. Founded in 2016, Expend claims it has steadily grown its customer… Read More

Plaid Announces New API Partnership With Railsbank

  U.S. fintech Plaid announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Railsbank. Plaid reported that through the new partnership, Railsbank customers in the UK will have access to Plaid’s Payment Initiation API to accept instant bank payments directly within their app or website. Plaid… Read More

BitGo Announces Acquisition of Financial Platform Lumina; Unveils Wallet Platform “BitGo Portfolio & BitGo Tax”

BitGo, a digital asset financial services provider, recently announced it has acquired Lumina, a financial platform for managing digital assets. BitGo reported that with the acquisition, it introduced its next-generation wallet platform: BitGo Portfolio: Clients can now bring data from any exchange or wallet into a single dashboard… Read More

Live Streaming Platform For Trading, Economics, & Finance ShareVision Raises Nearly £375,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

  ShareVision, a UK-based live streaming platform specifically for trading, economics, and finance, has raised nearly £375,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2020, ShareVision is providing a “level of access” to traders, economists, and financiers that it claims has not been seen before. “Our… Read More

U.S. Fintech Avant Acquires Zero Financial & Level

U.S. fintech Avant announced on Wednesday it has completed the acquisition of Zero Financial and neobank Level. Avant reported the acquisition of Level will allow it to expand its reach by offering digital banking experiences to its American customers. According to Avant, Level offers cashback… Read More

Microsoft Unveils Financial Services Cloud

  Microsoft announced on Wednesday the plans to release Microsoft Cloud For Financial Services. According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services is an end-to-end solution designed for even the most complex control frameworks and regulatory requirements.  “By integrating existing and new capabilities in… Read More

PayDashboard Unveils Financial Wellbeing Marketplace “Moneysmart”

PayDashboard, a UK-based interactive payslip platform, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new financial wellbeing marketplace, Moneysmart. According to PayDashboard, the marketplace smart matches consumers with a range of suitable financial products and services based on their lifestyles, attitudes to money and financial situations…. Read More

Financial & Lifestyle Mobile App Longevity Card Now Seeking £415,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

    Longevity Card, a UK-based mobile app for managing funds and leading healthy lifestyles, is now seeking a minimum of £415,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2020, Longevity Card claims to be new way to manage money and lead a… Read More

Update: Family Finance Mobile App Jassby Completes SeedInvest Round With More Than $2.9 Million Raised

  Jassby, Inc., a U.S.-based family finance mobile app startup, has successfully raised more than $2.9 million through its SeedInvest funding round. As previously reported, Jassby stated it has developed the “next big payment system” that offers families a service through which kids may receive… Read More

German Financial Compliance in E-Commerce Platform Taxdoo Raises $21 Million Through Series A Financing Round Led By Accel

  Taxdoo, a Germany-based automated platform for financial compliance in e-commerce, announced earlier this week it raised $21 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by global venture capital firm Accel with participation from Visionaries Club, 20VC and existing investor HTGF. Founded… Read More

French Financial Giant Société Générale Reportedly Expected to Shutdown 600 Branches in France By 2025

  Paris-based Société Générale S.A., a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, is reportedly set to close 600 of its branches by 2025. This is notably due to the merging of the banking group’s two retail bank… Read More

Gold Payment App CORO Receives Money Transmitter License in Mississippi & Announces Plans to Start Customer Onboarding

CORO, a U.S.-based gold payment app, announced on Tuesday it has received its money transmitter license in Mississippi. This news comes just days after CORO received its money transmitter license in Alabama. As previously reported, CORO has created a new financial payment system that allows… Read More

Gold Payment App CORO Receives Money Transmitter License in Alabama

CORO, a U.S.-based gold payment app, announced on Tuesday it has received its money transmitter license in Alabama. The latest milestone comes just a little over a month after  CORO received its money transmitter license in Oregon. As previously reported, CORO has created a new… Read More

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