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French Fintech EasyEuro Secures $4 Million Through Latest Funding Round to Launch Neobank For SME traders between Europe & Asia

EasyEuro, a France-based fintech startup, announced this week it secured $4 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Shanghai-based Ally Capital, with participation from seed investors SwiftPass, Geoswift, Huashan Capital and Unity Assets. The funds will be used to launch EasyEuro’s neobank… Read More

MoneyGram Unveils “MoneyGram FastSend” to Enable Customers to Send Funds Directly to a Mobile Number

Digital money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI) announced on Wednesday the launch of its new service,  MoneyGram FastSend, which allows consumers to send money to a mobile phone number through the MoneyGram website and mobile app.  According to MoneyGram, MoneyGram FastSend is supported by the… Read More

Square Announces Acquisition of Dessa

Payments platform Square recently announced it has acquired Dessa,  which is described as a Toronto-based company building machine learning applications that address significant “real-world challenges” for all types of businesses.  According to Square, the acquisition of Dessa will help the platform further boost its machine… Read More

Payments & Financial Crime Compliance Solutions Provider Pelican Announces Expansion to South Korea Through Strategic Partnership With CMSoft

Pelican, a global provider of AI-powered payments and financial crime compliance solutions for banks and corporates, announced on Tuesday it has expanded its global sales reach by partnering with CMSoft Co., Ltd in South Korea. According to Pelican, the new strategic partnership will enable the company… Read More

Barclays Announces Extension of Visa Partnership

Barclays announced on Monday it has extended its partnership with multinational financial services corporation, Visa. Barclays reported that the European agreement with Visa, which recognizes the “unique position” Barclays has in the market, is designed to drive innovation and product development as well as facilitate… Read More

Bitmain Addresses Fraudulent Use of Websites Bitmain.farm & Antminersmiling.com

Bitmain Technologies, a China-based consumer-grade ASIC miner, recently address fraudulent usage of websites Bitmain.farm and Antminersmiling.com. The company reported it discovered some websites that have been impersonating Bitmain and have been communicating with its existing customers under false pretense. “In order to protect the legitimate… Read More

Digital Payment Platform SafetyPay Teams Up With Feedzai to Protect Customers From Fraud By Using AI

SafetyPay, a U.S.-based digital payments platform, announced last week it has teamed up with financial AI crime platform Feedzai to offer extra protection against fraud risk to its customers. Founded in 2007, SafetyPay notably provides a secure e-payment method that enables cash sales through a… Read More

BBVA Subsidiary Simple’s “Round-Up Rules” Automatic Savings Program Now Has More Than $1.2 Million in Customer Savings Accounts

Simple, a subsidiary of BBVA USA, announced on Friday its automatic savings program, Round-up Rules, has more than $1.2 million in customer savings accounts. According to Simple, Round-Up allows customers to have their debit card transactions rounded up to the nearest whole dollar amount, with… Read More

Canadian E-Commerce Platform Lightspeed Teams Up With Stripe to Launch New Integrated Payment Capabilities in North America

Lightspeed, a Canada-based e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday it has launched new integrated payment capabilities in North America. The expansion is through Lightspeed’s partnership with Stripe. Founded in 2005, Lightspeed provides customers with a way to build, manage, and grow retail, restaurant, or commerce business… Read More

Australian Fintech Airwallex Joins Forces With Visa to Launch Borderless Card for Businesses

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Visa to launch the Airwallex Borderless Card for business. According to Airwallex, the new card will enable Airwallex account holders to pay suppliers in seconds and “empower” their teams to make corporate… Read More

U.S. Fintech Galileo Financial Announces Mexico Expansion

Galileo Financial Technologies, a U.S.-based fintech, announced on Thursday it has expanded into Mexico by opening a new office in Mexico City. The expansion news comes just a few months after Galileo secured $77 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by… Read More

UK Fintech Rimilia Raises $15 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Rimilia, a UK-based SaaS fintech, announced earlier this week it raised $15 million through its latest investment round, which saw participation from Eight Roads Ventures and Kennet Partners, and Silicon Valley Bank. The company, which was founded in 2008, revealed it provides intelligent, finance automation… Read More

Australian Neobank Xinja Bank Hits $100 Million in Deposits & 15,000 Customers in Less Than Three Weeks

Xinja Bank, an Australia-based neobank, has reportedly hit $100 million in deposits and has attracted 15,000 customers to its platform in just three weeks. According to Xinja, customers are taking advantage of its new ‘Stash’ digital bank account and 2.25% savings rate. According to iTWire,… Read More

Avant Announces Completion of Planned Spin-Off SaaS Business “Amount”

Digital consumer lending platform Avant announced on Wednesday the completion of its planned spin-off of Amount, which is described as a SaaS technology business that enables financial institutions to digitize their product offering. Avant reported that the spin-off “empowers” both companies to effectively maximize capital and… Read More

Broadridge Appoints Chris Perry As New President

U.S.-based fintech Broadridge Financial Solutions announced on Wednesday it has appointed its Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Client, Chris Perry, as its new President. According to Broadridge, Perry is assuming the title of President from Broadridge’s CEO Tim Gokey, who remains CEO and… Read More

Dublin City University Partner With FutureLearn to Launch Online Fintech Course

Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who… Read More

Grab Announces Acquisition of Wealth Tech Startup Bento

Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab announced on Tuesday it is set to acquire Bento Invest Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based robot-advisory startup. Grab reported that with the acquisition, Bento will be rebranded to GrabInvest, which will be a new core business vertical under Grab’s financial services arm,… Read More

U.S.-Based Payments Infrastructure Platform Finix Secures $35 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Sequoia Capital

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Finix, a payments infrastructure platform based in the U.S., announced on Tuesday it secured $35 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Acrew Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Activant Capital, and Inspired Capital. The funding round comes… Read More

Trulioo Appoints American Express’ Lisa Stanton to Board of Directors

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Monday it has appointed Lisa Stanton to its board of directors. Trulioo reported that  Stanton is currently an executive at American Express and will help guide the identity verification provider along its mission to “verify the… Read More

Varengold Bank Opens Fintech Hub in Berlin

Germany-based banking group Varengold Bank announced on Monday it has opened its new fintech hub in Berlin. According to Board of Managing Directors member, Frank Otten, the new hub will “add value” for the Varengold Bank’s current customers in Berlin because the bank will provide… Read More

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