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Manu Smadja: CEO at MPOWER Financing, a Fintech Firm Facilitating Educational Loans, Shares Business Strategy

MPOWER Financing, a global education loan provider, recently secured an equity investment of $100 million. The new funding is in addition to the $60 million MPOWER raised earlier this year from Tilden Park Capital Management that also participated in the current round along with ETS… Read More

Digital Banking: Malaysia based Fintech Jirnexu to Work with Five Local Entities Seeking Virtual Bank License

Malaysia-based Fintech firm Jirnexu reveals that it has entered into partnership agreements with over five consortia as they apply for a virtual banking license. They stated that with Jirnexu’s client base and a solid understanding of their financial requirements via RinggitPlus.com, the digital banking license… Read More

UK’s Embedded Finance Fintech Railsbank Now a Visa Ready Banking Identification Number Sponsor

Railsbank, an established global embedded finance solution provider, and Visa (NYSE: V) are joining forces to promote local Fintech services, with Railsbank becoming a Visa Ready Banking Identification Number (BIN) sponsor. This, according to an update shared by Finextra. Through the BIN sponsor program, all… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Shares Insights on How Embedded Finance Is Streamlining Financial Services

As embedded finance continues to transform the financial services sector, Currencycloud questions how banks will shape that future. The cross-border payments Fintech notes that this is the question “on the minds of industry insiders — and with the rise of embedded finance, it’s never been… Read More

Chicago’s Startup Paro, a Provider of On-Demand Financial Expertise, Secures $25M via Series B

Paro has announced a $25 million Series B funding round. The rapidly-growing startup offers businesses with flexible finance solutions through teams of remote finance professionals in order to help them address problems and support their ongoing growth. Paro, a Chicago-based startup “disrupting” the way firms… Read More

UK based IslamicFinanceGuru Secures £3.0M in Capital from Outward VC

IslamicFinanceGuru has secured £3.0 million in capital through a round led by Outward VC. Outward says it is pleased to confirm their investment in IFG, the UK-headquartered Islamic finance platform. Other investors include B&Y Venture Partners and angels. The platform has been designed to offer… Read More

Fintech TrueAccord Says Financial Tech Firms are “Rethinking” Approach to Existing Problems to Build Better Solutions

TrueAccord, a Fintech that aims to transform debt collection into “a pathway toward financial health,” noted that halfway through 2021, digital commerce and consumer spending continue to witness the impact of government stimulus payments “while consumers look for new ways to invest and leverage their… Read More

Visa Reports Strong Cashless Payments Adoption in Southeast Asia along with Rise in Online Shopping Post COVID

Visa (NYSE:V) notes in a comprehensive report that the past year and a half has been quite challenging for many individuals and businesses, with the global COVID-19 pandemic “vastly changing the way we live, work and shop.” Visa has released a detailed report in which… Read More

European Fintech Paysera Added by National Bank of Ukraine to Nation’s Register of Payment Systems

The National Bank of Ukraine has reportedly added Fintech firm Paysera to the nation’s Register of Payment Systems. After carrying out the necessary technical preparations, Paysera will be providing quicker transfers to and from Ukraine to private clients. Transactions will be supported in hryvnias, Euros,… Read More

Spendwisor, a Mobile Payment App with US, UK, Qatar Offices, Secures $50M from Luxembourg’s GEM Global Yield

Spendwisor, a US-headquartered mobile payment app with business offices and service locations in Qatar and the United Kingdom, has confirmed a QAR 190 million ($50 million) investment commitment from GEM Global Yield, a $3.4 billion Luxembourg-headquartered private alternative investment group. The company plans to use… Read More

Fintech Sector in Argentina Now Includes Over 300 Firms, Employs 15,000+ Professionals: Report

Argentina’s fast-evolving Fintech sector now includes more than 300 firms that currently employ around 15,000 workers. During this year, the nation’s financial technology ecosystem is expected to create over 5,600 new roles, which indicates that the Fintech industry is set to experience steady growth and… Read More

Law Firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton Appointed by Fintech Stripe for Anticipated IPO

Ireland’s digital payments Fintech Stripe is reportedly getting ready to make a stock market debut after hiring a law firm to look into a potential listing. Stripe is currently valued at around $95 billion. The 11-year old Fintech has been founded by brothers John and… Read More

Bank of Russia and Russian Fintech Association Provide Open Banking API to Local Fintechs

Promsvyazbank and Tochka, a Fintech-focused service for SMEs, reportedly began using an Open Banking API implemented by the Bank of Russia and the Russian Fintech Association (RFA). They’ve passed the tests at the Open API Certification Stand, which is being operated by the Russian Fintech… Read More

Fintech Division Established by Booking.com to Improve Access to Firm’s Global Travel Marketplace

Booking.com reveals that it has formed a new internal Fintech division in order to support access to the firm’s global travel marketplace for clients and partners. As an international digital commerce firm with business operations in almost every country and city, Booking.com’s goal behind creating… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Provider OVO Introduces Shariah Compliant Mutual Fund Product

Indonesia’s digital wallet provider OVO has introduced a Shariah-compliant mutual fund product, which reportedly offers a fairly low buy-in for a product of its kind (less than $1). It lets investors instantly cash out their funds in real-time. The Syariah Syailendra OVO Bareksa Tunai Likuid… Read More

Bahrain Fintech Bay, US State Dept’s MEPI Supported Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, Winners Announced

The Build for Bahrain Acceleration Program, held in partnership with Bahrain Fintech Bay and the US State Department’s MEPI, has now ended with the three winning teams successfully completing the acceleration program and 3-month incubation period (held at Bahrain FinTech Bay). The program (in Bahrain)… Read More

Fintech Unit of Kakao, a Major South Korean Tech Firm, Submits IPO Paperwork, Seeking $1.4B

Kakao Pay, a Fintech division of Kakao, which is the South Korean company that operates the KakaoTalk messenger app, reveals that it has submitted its initial public offering (IPO) filing. The company intends to secure as much 1.632 trillion Korean won (app. $1.4 billion) in… Read More

South Korean B2B Fintech Webcash Group Receives $20.9M Investment from KT, a Major Telecom Firm

KT, one of South Korea’s largest telecom companies, reveals that it will be investing KRW 23.6 billion (appr. $20.9 million) into the operations of Webcash Group. The investment will be part of a plan to form an alliance relationship for the B2B sector. Webcash Group… Read More

JPMorgan to Acquire OpenInvest, a Provider of ESG Tools for Wealth Management Sector

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) has reportedly decided to acquire OpenInvest, which is a provider of ESG tools for the wealth management sector. Supported by investments from VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, QED, and others, OpenInvest was established back in 2015 with a special focus on assisting… Read More

UK’s Digital Wealth Manager Hargreaves Lansdown Selects Fintech Stripe as Main Payments Partner

Stripe, a global tech firm which offers economic infrastructure for the Internet, reveals that it has been chosen by Hargreaves Lansdown, the United Kingdom’s leading digital wealth management service provider. Stripe will serve as Hargreaves Lansdown‘s main payments partner. Hargreaves Lansdown has selected Stripe for… Read More

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