Tagged: fintech

Central Bank of Ireland Announces New Innovation Hub & Industry Engagement Program

On Friday, Central Bank of Ireland announced it will launch an innovation hub and an industry engagement program to keep up with fintech and regulatory landscapes. During her speech at UCC’s Financial Services Innovation Centre, Derville Rowland, Director General of Financial Conduct at Central Bank,… Read More

BBVA Announces New Categories For BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA announced earlier this week new categories for its upcoming BBVA Open Talent fintech competition. The company reports that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available. BBVA then revealed a… Read More

Brazil Fintech Nubank Launches Facial Biometrics “AccessoBio”

Brazilian fintech startup Nubank announced earlier this week the launch of its new facial biometrics feature, AccessoBio. According to various reports, the fintech firm will now use the AccessoBio tool to help prevent identity fraud in credit card transactions. ZDNet noted that Nubank believes the introduction of… Read More

DFS Lab Accelerator Announces New Investments in African & Asian Fintech Startups

Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab), a fintech accelerator funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,  announced on Thursday it will invest $200,000 in four separate startups that are building financial service products for low-income and unbanked consumers in developing markets. Cherehani Africa (Kenya), NALA (US), Nobuntu (South… Read More

Swedish Fintech Tink Launches API Platform For Developers

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Wednesday it has launched its new API developer platform that will allow developers in companies of all sizes, across any sector, access to its technology. According to Tink, the new platform… Read More

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Teams Up With AMTD to Launch AMTD FinTech Centre of Business Faculty

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), announced on Thursday it has teamed up with AMTD Group Company and AMTD Foundation to launch a new university-industry collaborated fintech center. According to PolyU, the AMTD Fintech Center of PolyU Faculty of Business aims to enhance Hong Kong’s capabilities to… Read More

Fintech Startup Callsign Named Winner of Temenos Innovation Jam London

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, announces that the audience of Innovation Jam London named Callsign the winner of the regional competition. According to Temenos, the fintech startup was one of 10 contestants to showcase their solution to an audience of banking and technology leaders. Founded… Read More

Chinese Consumer Finance Platform LexinFintech Plans to Invest ¥1 Billion in PartnerCooperations Over The Next Three Years

China-based consumer finance platform LexinFintech announced on Thursday it is planning to invest a total of ¥1 billion in partner cooperations over the next three years in order to better save its customers and expand its credit services. According to LexinFintech, Jay Wenjie Xiao, the company’s… Read More

OpenFin Names Mark Yallop As Non-Executive Board Director

Fintech company OpenFin announced on Wednesday it has appointed Mark Yallop a new non-executive board director. According to the company, Yallop is an experienced industry practitioner dedicated to driving innovation and standards in capital markets. OpenFin also reported that Yallop serves as an Independent Member of… Read More

Plug and Play Teams Up With Abu Dhabi Global Market to Establish “Plug and Play ADGM” Office For MENA Startup Accelerating

On Wednesday, global innovation platform Plug and Play and international financial center Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced they have established the Plug and Play ADGM office and the go-live date for its signature fintech innovation program for Abu Dhabi and the wider Middle East and… Read More

BNP Paribas Deploys Mobile Pay-to-Person Payment Service “Paylib Between Friends”

BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, announced on Wednesday it is set to compete against other money transfer services such as PayPal, Venmo, and Lydia by deploying its new mobile payment solution, Paylib Between Friends. According to BNP Paribas, Paylib is described as a person-to-person… Read More

Chinese Fintech Pintec Announces Joint Venture With United Overseas Bank

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Monday they have teamed up to launch a new joint venture, Avatec.ai (S) Pte Ltd (Avatec), which aims to help banks and finance companies to be more efficient and accurate… Read More

Singapore Fintech Silot Secures $2.7 Million Through Pre-Series A Funding Round led By Arbor Ventures & Eight Roads Ventures

Silot, a Singapore-based fintech startup, announced on Monday it secured $2.8 million through its Pre-Series A funding round, which was led by Arbors Ventures and Eight Roads Ventures. The company reported that the latest funding round comes nine months after it received its initial seed… Read More

Regions Bank Announces Partnership With Fintech Mortgage & Consumer Digital Lending Tech Platform Lender Price

Regions Bank announced on Thursday it has invested in and formed a partnership with fintech mortgage and consumer digital lending technology platform provider, Lender Price. According to the bank, the duo will focus on streamlining Regions’ digital process and simplify interaction between banks, borrowers, and… Read More

Digital Cash Treasury Manager Akoni Teams Up With Fitch Solutions to Offer Financial Implied Ratings

Akoni, a UK-based digital cash treasury manager, announced earlier this week it has partnered with Fitch Solutions to offer Financial Implied Ratings (FIRs) through the Akoni platform. According to Akoni, the FIRs from Fitch Solutions will enable the company to offer clients an impartial assessment of… Read More

Bank of America Launches New Digital Mortgage Experience

Banking giant Bank of America announced earlier this week it has launched its new product, Digital Mortgage Experience, to guide clients through the mortgage process through its mobile banking and online platforms. According to Bank of America, with advanced application prefill capabilities, clients may apply for a… Read More

South African Fintech Vio Digital Launches Blockchain-Based Money Transfer App

Vio Digital, a South Africa-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday it is launching a new blockchain-based money transfer app to make it easier for customers to transfer money from person to person anywhere in the world. The company reports that across Africa, remittance solutions are typically… Read More

Alpine Bank Selects Fintech Avoka to Build Customized Account-Opening Experience

On Tuesday, fintech startup Avoka announced that Colorado-based Alphine Bank has selected the Avoka Transact Platform to enhance its digital presence. Avoka reported that it will deliver completely digital account openings that include ID verification, funding, and immediate establishment of the account. The company noted… Read More

Alibaba’s Ant Financial is Preparing to Raise $9 Billion in Upcoming Private Funding Round

Chinese fintech and Alibaba-affiliated Ant Financial is preparing to launch a private funding round in order to secure up to $9 billion. According to various reports, the company is increasing the funding target from previous funding rounds that sought up to $5 billion. Ant Financial’s previous fundraising round… Read More

UK Fintech Liberis Secures £57.5 Million in Combined Funding From British Business Investments, Paragon Bank, BCI Finance, & Blenheim Chalcot

Liberis, a UK-based fintech, announced on Wednesday it secured £57.5 million in combined funding from British Business Investments, Paragon Bank, BCI Finance, and Blenheim Chalcot. According to Liberis, the new facility and equity investment will accelerate our growth to help support an estimated 100,000 UK jobs by… Read More