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PayPal Is Planning to Offer a Super App with Fintech Services like Crypto, Payments, Investing, Rewards Accessible via Common Interface

Last year was a very transformative year for many Fintechs including PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL). There was a dramatic surge in digital commerce activity and a record number of new users began using PayPal’s online services (over 72 million). There was also a considerable increase in… Read More

Tiger Global Is Reportedly Planning to Lead $200M Round in Robinhood Competitor Public.com

Tiger Global is reportedly leading a $200 million investment round in Public.com, a Robinhood competitor. at around a $1.2 billion valuation (quadrupling the firm’s value in only 2 months). Public.com’s management noted that their massive $200 million round would give the firm a $1 billion… Read More

Digital Commerce: Majority of Online Shoppers in the UK Use Smartphones to Settle Transactions, Juniper Research Reveals

The team at Juniper Research, an analyst house focused on digital technology market research and related Fintech trends, technology data, market sizing, and consulting, notes that e-commerce and financial services have become a key part of many consumers’ lives in a post-COVID world. The Juniper… Read More

Goldman Sachs Partner and Head of Product Adam Dell Leaves Leadership Role on Marcus as Bank Changes Consumer Business Strategy

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) partner Adam Dell has reportedly stepped down from his role as one of the main professionals working on Marcus, the digital-only bank created by the giant Wall Street investment bank. Dell has left the initiative as Goldman Sachs gets ready for a… Read More

Switzerland’s Valuu, a Digital Mortgage Brokerage Platform Introduced by PostFinance, Reports Significant Increase in Transaction Volume

Switzerland-based Valuu, a fully digital mortgage brokerage platform introduced by PostFinance, has revealed that it managed to triple the total volume of mortgages brokered when compared to its first year offering these services. Valuu’s management stated that they’re planning to further expand their range of… Read More

Israeli Fintech PayKey Expands Mobile Keyboard System to Allow Clients to Easily Manage Investments, Apply for Loans

Israel-based Fintech firm PayKey has reportedly expanded its mobile keyboard system in order to allow bank clients to easily manage their investments and apply for loans from within any supported app. The PayKey team confirmed on February 2, 2021: “Today, we expanded our solution to… Read More

Micro-Investing Fintech App Provider Stash Secures $125M via Series G led by Eldridge

Stash, a US-based company that offers micro-investment options through a mobile app, has reportedly acquired $125 million in capital through its Series G funding round that was led by Eldridge. Stash initially began operations by providing a micro-investing app but has now also made an… Read More

Fintech OpenPayd Founder Dr. Ozerk has Developed “Super App” for High-Quality Financial Services

It’s not easy to enter the highly competitive space of financial “super apps.” Companies or businesses usually spend a long time acquiring the appropriate licenses and developing relevant products and services that can address the strict requirements of regulators. Although these time-consuming processes can lead… Read More

European Fintech Startup Nomo, a Business Management Solution Provider for SMEs, Acquires €2.5 Million Investment

Banco Sabadell (BME:SAB), a Spanish multinational financial services company headquartered in Alicante and Barcelona, Spain, has reportedly invested €2.5 million in Nomo, an inhouse incubated initiative that spun out from the banking institution. The startup offers various business management tools for SMEs and sole traders…. Read More

YIELD App, Created by Fintech and Cybersecurity Experts, to Expand its DeFi focused Digital Banking Solution to Avalanche

YIELD App is getting ready to expand its decentralized finance (DeFi) banking solution to Avalanche. According to a blog post published on January 22, 2021 by Ava Labs, which supports the ongoing development of Avalanche, a distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused platform and project, this new… Read More

Digital Payments are Now Being Used by A Third of Indian Households with Usage Spread Across Different Income Groups: Survey

A third or around 33% of households in India are now using digital payments, with usage being evenly spread across different income groups, according to a survey performed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and People Research on India’s Consumer Economy (Price). The… Read More

Fintech Challengers Revolut and Luno are Experiencing Dramatic Surge in Demand from Bitcoin and Ethereum Traders

Fintech companies such as Revolut and Luno are experiencing a dramatic surge in demand from customers who are rushing to invest in Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies amid record-breaking and unprecedented cryptocurrency price increases. Fintech app providers that offer crypto trading, like Revolut, eToro,… Read More

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Ban US Transactions with Chinese Fintech Apps like Alipay, Tencent’s Digital Wallets

US President Donald Trump has signed an order that aims to place a ban on US transactions with eight major Chinese apps – which reportedly includes Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings’ online wallets. Notably, this order has arrived just days before the Trump administration… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Revolut’s App was Downloaded 5.8 Million Times in 2020, More than Monzo and Starling Combined

Digital bank Revolut has reportedly outpaced competitors Monzo and Starling in terms of the number of downloads during 2020. Notably, Revolut saw more app downloads last year than Monzo and Starling Bank combined. As first reported by the Telegraph, Revolut’s online banking app grew more… Read More

Fintech Plaid to Focus on Making it Easier to Develop Financial Products, Launches Apprenticeship Program

Pritee Tembhekar and Joe Christiani from Fintech firm Plaid have noted that the intersection between financial services and technology may be “complex and difficult to navigate.” Before Plaid developed its first API, the company’s founders were just software developers attempting to create a Fintech app,… Read More

India’s Largest Lender HDFC Bank Invests in Fintech Firm Smallcase, which lets Users Invest in Basket of Stocks

Smallcase, a Fintech firm that allows people to invest in a basket of stocks, has acquired an undisclosed amount of capital (as part of its Series B investment round) from HDFC Bank, an Indian banking and financial services company based in Mumbai. HDFC Bank (NSE:… Read More

Jodie Kelley from Electronic Transactions Association Says COVID Provides Strong Impetus to Change How we Settle Payments

Jodie Kelley, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a major trade association for the global payments industry, representing more than 500 companies, has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic provides a strong impetus or reason to change how we interact and conduct transactions. Expressing views… Read More

Delivery Hero, a MENA Region Online Delivery Service, Partners Mastercard to Digitize Entire Payments Process

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online delivery platform operating in the Middle East, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to digitize its entire payment process across all its products offered to MENA region customers. Delivery Hero app users will have the option to pay for… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Argentina Gets a Boost as Local Banks to Launch P2P Money Transfer App, Dimo

Banks in Argentina have reportedly launched a new peer to peer (P2P) money transfer app, called Dimo. There are around 20 local banks that have now registered with the joint venture firm Pay Digital, which will be developing and deploying Dimo, according to an update… Read More

Apps for P2P Money Transfers and Account Aggregation are Most Popular Fintech Solutions in the Middle East: Survey

Approximately 20% or one-fifth of bank account holders in the Middle East are now using Fintech solutions, according to a recent survey performed by Deloitte. The survey, which examined nine key markets in the Middle East, reveals that consumers in the region are quite willing… Read More

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