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Indonesian Fintech Finantier, an Open Finance API Platform, Finalizes Seed Round from Global Founders Capital, East Ventures

Indonesia-based Finantier, an open finance API platform, has secured an undisclosed 7-figure sum through a seed round that was led by Global Founders Capital and East Ventures. Finantier’s latest investment round was oversubscribed. The capital was raised at a post-money valuation of over 20 times… Read More

Hong Kong’s Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications. The scheme has been commissioned by the Financial Services and the… Read More

Amazon Payment Services, a Payments Processing Provider for MENA Region, Introduces Fintech Lab in DIFC Innovation Hub

Amazon Payment Services, a payment processing service for the MENA region, has introduced the Amazon Fintech Lab in the DIFC Innovation Hub. The project is reportedly the latest in Amazon Payment Services’ efforts to provide support to the Fintech ecosystem in the MENA region. The… Read More

Visa Reveals that its Practical Business Skills Platform has Been Offering Valuable Educational Resources to SMEs

Small and micro businesses (SMBs) account for over 90% of global businesses, and more than half or around 50% of global employment, and contribute over 60% of the GDP of developing nations, the Visa (NYSE:V) team writes in a blog post. However, 2020 was quite… Read More

Fintech Stripe Introduces Digital Identity Solution for Securely Verifying IDs of their Clients in 30 Countries

Fintech firm Stripe remains focused on expanding its services beyond just payments. The company has introduced a tool that’s designed to assist Internet businesses with securely verifying the identities of their clients from more than 30 different countries. Stripe Identity has been developed to assist… Read More

Fintech Ecosystem in Egypt being Supported by Strong MENA Region VC Investments, but Well Behind Global Standards: Report

Egypt’s venture capital investment ecosystem has become one of the most fast-evolving markets in the MENA region. It’s been expanding at a 100% CAGR during the last 5 years, according to the 2020 Egypt Venture Investment Report released by Magnitt in collaboration with Egypt’s IT… Read More

Fintech 2025 Strategy Announced by Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Includes Comprehensive CBDC Plan

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on Tuesday (June 8, 2021) the updated “Fintech 2025” strategy for promoting financial tech development in the Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Eddie Yue, CEO at HKMA,  has outlined Hong Kong’s new Fintech strategy,… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Israel and Latvia Now Home to High-Potential Fintechs and Early-Stage Startups

During the past year, Latvia and Israel have experienced a significant surge in Fintech interest, according to a recent analysis published by the Fintech News Network. Google Trends data for the period between April 2020 and April 2021 reveals that online search queries for Fintech… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan on the Rise with Record Levels of Funding Secured by Startups: Report

Pakistan has managed to attract a considerable amount of new capital to support its evolving Fintech sector and emerging startups. The significant increase in new funding actually began following the COVID-19 outbreak which led to many more consumers transacting online instead of visiting physical business… Read More

Razer Is Evaluating Entry into Crypto Market, with Fintech Now a Major Business for Gaming Firm

Razer, a leading gaming hardware producer, is looking to further diversify its operations by offering cryptocurrency-related services. At present, Razer is “carefully evaluating” a possible entry into the crypto sector, according to recent reports. Min-Liang Tan, CEO at Razer, a global lifestyle and gaming company,… Read More

Fintech, AI, Data Science Startups Investor Planet N Receives Investment from Pakistan Kuwait Investment Co.

Pakistan Kuwait Investment Company (Private) Ltd (PKIC) recently made a PKR 500 million (appr. $3 million) equity investment into Planet N (Private) Ltd in order to support the fast-evolving startup sector in Pakistan. The new investment is reportedly part of Planet N’s $10 million funding… Read More

80% of Gig Workers Want Greater Flexibility when Getting Paid, Over 70% Want Payments within Same Day: Report

The team at Branch and Marqeta have a released a Gig Payment Report which covers work and payments in the modern gig economy. The gig economy is transforming the “precedent for work and payments,” the report from Branch and Marqeta reveals. It also mentions that… Read More

BaaS Fintech Netbank Launches in Philippines, Platform Is Fully Regulated with Rural Banking License

Earlier this week, Philippines-based Netbank, a banking as a service (BaaS) platform, went live in the Southeast Asian country. Netbank has reportedly been developed by an experienced team of international and local banking professionals. Like the country’s digital bank Tonik, Netbank is a fully regulated banking… Read More

Massachusetts Fintech Working Group Launches Hub to Make Commonwealth a Financial Tech Leader

Building on over a year of “unprecedented” collaboration among Massachusetts’ financial professionals, Fintech entrepreneurs, investors, government executives, elected officials, and members of the academic community, the Massachusetts Fintech Working Group, a network of 27 leaders representing key industries, have introduced the Mass Fintech Hub, a… Read More

Synctera, which will Help Community Banks and Fintech Firms, Secures $33M via Series A

Synctera, a startup that helps connect community banks and Fintech firms, has secured $33 million through a Series A round that was led by Fin VC and included contributions from Mastercard. The Synctera team notes: “We’re bringing community banks and FinTechs together. One part marketplace…. Read More

FIS and The Venture Center Announce Firms Chosen for FIS Fintech Accelerator

Financial technology leader FIS (NYSE:FIS) and The Venture Center have unveiled the 10 firms chosen to participate in the 2021 FIS Fintech Accelerator program. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “In its sixth year, the FIS Fintech Accelerator program is focused on identifying… Read More

US Fintech Current Partners with Polkadot based DeFi Platform Acala to Launch Hybrid Finance Solutions

Current, a leading US-based Fintech firm serving Americans who are working to “create a better future for themselves,” recently revealed that it had teamed up with Acala, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform developed on the Polkadot blockchain network. The partnership, which is reportedly the first… Read More

US Fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions Hires Ian Strudwick as GM and Head of APAC

US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a tech solutions provider, revealed on Tuesday (June 1, 2021) that it has hired Ian Strudwick  to serve as the company’s GM and Head of Asia Pacific (APAC). Ian’s appointment is effective immediately. His appointment has come after David Ingleson… Read More

Indonesia’s BRI Argo Partners Fintech PayFazz to Expand Digital Banking Services

PT. Bank Rakyat Indonesia Agroniaga (BRI Agro) has teamed up with local agent-based Fintech firm Payfazz. Using the API of its digital lending app Pinang, BRI Agro’s online savings and lending solutions will be offered to 250,000+ Payfazz agents. Agents can provide the same service… Read More

Fintech Accelerator F10 and Seoul Fintech Lab to Expand their Startup Incubation Program to South Korea

F10, a leading Fintech startup incubator and accelerator program, has teamed up with Seoul Fintech Lab which is supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and K accelerator, a Fintech support center headquartered in Seoul. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to expand their incubation… Read More

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