Tagged: freelancers

Indian Fintech Slice, which Helps Millenials with Managing Credit Scores, Acquires $6 Million in Capital via Round led by Japanese VC Firm Gunosy

Slice, a Fintech company that provides various card-based products to young people in India to help manage their credit scores, has secured $6 million in capital via a round led by Japanese venture capital firm, Gunosy. Other investors that took part in the round included… Read More

Mexican Fintech Zenda.la Introduces New Insurance Package for Millennials, Gen Z Freelancers, Acquires Investment from Angel Ventures, Others

Companies from the insurance sector continue to develop products and services for tech-savvy younger clients including millennials and Generation Z consumers. Mexican Fintech firm Zenda.la has introduced an insurance product with pricing that adjusts to each individual consumers’ specific requirements and financial status. Zenda recently… Read More

U.S. Banking App For Freelancers Lili Secures $10 Million Through Seed Funding Round

Lili, a U.S.-based mobile banking app specifically for freelancers, announced on Wednesday it secured 10 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Group 11 with participation from Foundation Capital, AltaIR Capital, Primary Venture Partners, and Torch Capital. Founded in 2018, Lili reported… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Firm Oxygen Launches Payments Platform for Freelancers, Gig Economy Workers in the US

Oxygen, a digital banking platform focused on serving freelancers, gig economy workers, and SMEs, has introduced a virtual banking solution that has been built to offer flexible financial services to millions of US professionals who have multiple income streams, contract work, or freelance working arrangements…. Read More

Penta Makes Digital Banking Services to Freelancers

Digital bank Penta announced on Wednesday its services are now available to Freelancers. The company reported it now supports all types of businesses and legal forms. As previously reported, Penta describes itself as a digital platform for business banking that is aimed towards SMEs and… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

UK-based Banking Group NatWest’s Online Business Bank, Mettle, to Offer FreeAgent’s Accounting Software for Free

UK-based banking group NatWest‘s online business services bank, Mettle, will be providing free access to FreeAgent’s cloud-powered accounting software The software should help freelancers, sole traders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with handling their accounting work. Companies that sign up to connect their FreeAgent… Read More

Wirecard Partners Xolo to Provide “Fully Digital Seamless” Banking for Freelancers and Solopreneurs

Wirecard AG (GER:WDI), a multinational internet tech and financial services provider which is listed on the German stock exchange (DAX) and is headquartered in Aschheim, district of Munich, has teamed up with Estonia-based Xolo, a company that allows entrepreneurs to launch their businesses completely online. … Read More

UK Insurtech Collective Benefits Secures £3.3 Million Through Latest Seed Round

Collective Benefits, a UK-based insurance platform for self-employed workers, has secured a total of 3.3 million through its seed funding round. Founded in 2019, Collective Benefits gives freelancers “the safety net” they deserve. “There are now 6 million self-employed workers in the UK and we… Read More

UK’s International Funds Transfer Service PaySend Partners Pakistan’s JS Bank to Launch Digital Wallet for Freelancers

PaySend, a popular UK-established cross-border funds transfer service, has teamed up  with Pakistan’s JS Bank, in order to introduce the “Freelance Wallet” for freelance workers in the $300+ billion economy. Pakistan is notably the world’s fourth fastest-growing global economy for freelancers, with revenues recording an… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Payoneer Teams Up with JazzCash to Allow Pakistani Freelancers to Easily Withdraw International Payments

It seems like there’s some good news finally for freelancers based in Pakistan. Global payments company Payoneer has teamed up with local firm JazzCash, a mobile payment provider, in order to allow Pakistani residents to receive funds from their Payoneer accounts directly into their JazzCash… Read More

SteadyPay, an FCA-Licensed Gig Economy App, Secures £2.9 Million via Seed Equity and Debt Funding Round

SteadyPay, a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) licensed gig-economy app, has secured £2.9 million (appr. $3.8 million) through a seed equity and debt funding round. The firm’s equity investment was led by venture capital company Hambro Perks and Fair By Design, the social impact fund launched… Read More

TransferWise Partners UK’s Freelancer Payments Platform Paydesk to Provide Faster Payments Services to Freelancers

TransferWise, a leading UK-based online money transfer service, has teamed up with Paydesk, a British freelance payments platform, to provide payments services to freelancers. The business integration could potentially help more freelancers throughout the world in gaining access to the benefits of Paydesk’s features such… Read More

UK-based Fintech Portify Raises $9.3 Million via Investment Round Led by Redalpine, an Early N26 Backer

UK-based Portify, a Fintech firm that provides an app and various other financial services to help grow the gig economy and assists other modern, flexible, self-employed professionals in managing their finances, has secured £7 million (appr. $9.3 million) via a Series A investment round. The… Read More

U.S. Fintech Salaryo Secures $5.5 Million Through Latest Funding round Led By Ruby Ventures

Salaryo, a U.S.-based fintech platform for freelancers and startups, announced on Wednesday it raised $5.5 million in new funding from Ruby Ventures and Michael Ullmann’s investment group, bringing the total funding to $6.3 million.  Founded in 2017, the company provides security deposit financing for new coworking office members and… Read More

Digital Bank Joust Secures $2.6 Million Through Latest Seed Investment Round Led By PTB Ventures

Joust Labs, a US neo-banking startup specifically for freelancers, announced on Monday it secured $2.6 million through latest seed investment round, which was led by PTB Ventures with participation from Accion Venture Lab, Financial Venture Studio, and Techstars. Founded in 2017, Joust claims it is… Read More

Azlo Launches New Digital Banking Platform For Freelancers & Self-Employees

Azlo, a California-based fintech, announced on Thursday the launch of its new digital banking platform for freelancers and self-employed workers. According to the company, customers will now have access to dedicated business banking services instantly online, with no fees, minimum balances or confusing conditions. While sharing… Read More

UK Fintech Coconut Launches Smart Business Current Accounts For Freelancers & Self-Employees

UK-based fintech company Coconut announced on Wednesday the launch of its new smart current account combining banking and accounting services, designed specifically for the UK’s ever-growing freelance and self-employed workforce. According to Coconut, the app-based business current account will prepare customers for HMRC’s ‘Making Tax… Read More

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