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Brazil based Fintech Ebanx Appoints Company Co-Founder João Del Valle as New CEO

João Del Valle, Co-founder at Ebanx, is the new Chief Executive of the firm. After working as COO for several years, preceded by nearly seven years as company CTO, Del Valle has now taken over the executive leadership of the Fintech firm, which was being… Read More

Arab Monetary Fund Releases Fintech Index, a Measure of Financial Tech Adoption in Middle East

The Arab Monetary Fund, which aims to establish policies of Arab monetary cooperation and promote the development of Arab financial markets, has launched “Finxar,” which is a regional Fintech index for tracking the development of the financial technology industry in Arab nations. The United Arab… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise Now Offering Hong Kong Residents Option to Send Money Using Only Mobile Phone Numbers

UK-headquartered Fintech firm Wise, previously doing business as TransferWise, has introduced a feature allowing Hong Kong residents to receive money from overseas by simply using their cell phone number (through the Faster Payments System or FPS). With this new feature from the cross-border Fintech Wise,… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá has Issued Over 100,000 Debit Cards in Mexico, Just A Few Months After Launch

Less than 6 months after its launch in Mexico’s markets, the Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá has managed to issue over 100,000 debit cards in the country. Ualá provides a user-friendly app and various tools for effectively managing personal finances. In a recent interview with El… Read More

Fintech Veteran Argues that Banks Achieving Functional Parity with Fintechs Isn’t Good Enough, Much More to Offering Modern Financial Services

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 27+ year Fintech veteran and the Co-Founder of QED Investors, reveals that he talked to a bank executive who was “proud of finally getting to functional parity” with Fintech service providers in “a particular space” that financial tech… Read More

Saudi Arabia based BNPL Fintech Finalizes $110M Series A Mega-Round led by Checkout.com

Saudi Arabia-based Tamara, a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, recently confirmed that it finalized a $110 million Series A funding round led by Checkout.com. The funds raised will be used by Tamara to scale its professional team, expand into new markets in the… Read More

The TIFIN Group, a Fintech Platform for Wealth Management, Finalizes $22.3M Round from JPMorgan, Morningstar, Broadridge

The TIFIN GROUP, a Fintech platform with 10 active operating firms for the asset and wealth management sector, revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it finalized a $22.3 million Series B round. The Group also announced the addition of three strategic investors to its… Read More

UK’s Digital Banking Unicorn Starling May Acquire Another Lender, CEO Anne Boden Reveals During UK Fintech Week

UK-based digital banking challenger Starling‘s CEO Anne Boden has revealed that the Fintech Unicorn is now well-positioned to acquire another lender. Boden also noted that there’s not a significant requirement for technology visas since the UK has the required talent. Starling, which has strategic funding… Read More

Morocco Is Now Home to Many Fintech Services, Crowdfunding, Lending, Advanced Data Analytics Platforms: Report

Morocco is reportedly one of the most prominent Fintech hubs in the MENA region, as it’s currently home to approximately 13% of around 400 regional Fintech businesses, according to research carried out by financial inclusion supporter Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). The report,… Read More

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Partners Bangalore based Fintech NIRA to Provide Personal Loans to India’s Salaried Workers

Ujjivan SFB has teamed up with NIRA in India to offer personal loans. As reported by the Economic Times, Ujjivan SFB noted that the partnership with NIRA is a key part of their business approach of using API Banking solutions as part of strategic Fintech… Read More

Leading UK Fintech Firms Now Working with PwC to Streamline Digital Financial Services with AI, Data Analytics

Ten of the United Kingdom’s leading Fintech companies are now working with Big Four auditing firm PwC in order to showcase how the future of banking will focus on both collaboration and innovation, along with greater personalization. After 3 years of ongoing development, the 10… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Strategic Investment from FIS

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that it received a strategic investment from the venture division of FIS. FIS intends to leverage Modulr‘s API-enabled payments infrastructure to carry out and automate real-time, B2B payments in the UK and… Read More

Fintech Adoption: India and the UK are Global Leaders when Adopting Latest Financial Tech, According to Lord Mayor of the City of London

The United Kingdom and India may be considered global leaders when it comes to adopting the latest financial technologies which aim to benefit both individuals and businesses, according to Alderman William Russell, the Lord Mayor of the City of London. Fintech is transforming the traditional… Read More

Indian Consumer Focused Fintech Findeed Acquires Seed Funding from Venture Highway, Anicut Angel Fund, First Cheque

India-based Findeed, a consumer-focused Fintech firm, has acquired seed funding from Venture Highway and Anicut Angel Fund, along with contributions from First Cheque. The capital will be used for recruiting new talent and supporting the firm’s ongoing growth and development. Launched in July 2019 by… Read More

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia, Fintech-related investments are on track to exceed $2.6 billion, which is notably the continent’s highest quarterly total since… Read More

Visa Announces 5 High-Potential Fintech Startups to Participate in its Accelerator Program for APAC Region

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) has announced that it has chosen five high-potential startups to participate in its very first Accelerator Program for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. During the next 4-6 months, the startups will be focused on developing various commercial initiatives such as new… Read More

Indian Fintech Cred Secures $215M via Series D Round led by Falcon Edge Capital

India-based Cred, a fast-growing Fintech firm that lets clients pay off their credit card bills and gives them rewards in return, has managed to reach a $2.2 billion valuation after its $215 million Series D round that was led by Falcon Edge Capital. Coatue Management… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Plaid Might be Closing a Financing Round at $13 Billion, Sources Claim

Open Banking Fintech Plaid is reportedly in the process of closing financing at around a $13 billion valuation. Plaid’s investment round will be led by Altimeter Capital, according to Bloomberg which cited “people” familiar with the matter. Many of the Fintech firm’s current investors will… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Stripe Enters MENA Region Markets with its Dubai, UAE Launch, Following $600M Round

Fintech firm Stripe has reportedly launched its business operations in the Middle East with its recent entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Stripe is notably one of Silicon Valley’s most valuable Fintechs. The company chose Dubai, a major MENA region financial hub, for its… Read More

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