Tagged: gig economy

Payoneer Research Reveals that Gig-Economy has “Bounced Back” Mainly due to Companies Hiring Freelance Workers

Payoneer Inc., the global payment and commerce-enabling platform, has published a blog post in which it argues that freelancing or the gig economy is “here to stay.” Kareen Friedman (from Payoneer), who focuses on the freelance and service providers sector, writes that it should be… Read More

Gig Economy Is Growing Rapidly in Malaysia but More Inclusive Financial Services are Needed, According to Industry Professionals

The gig economy has been growing steadily in Asian countries like Malaysia, particularly at a time when the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing residents to pick up side jobs to supplement their earnings during these uncertain times. Although the gig economy or temp work opportunities are… Read More

SEC Proposes Exemption for Securities Compensation for Gig Economy Workers

Somewhat unexpectedly, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a proposed framework for gig economy workers to receive compensation by the issuance of securities. According to the SEC, the framework provides an exemption from registration for the issuance of compensatory securities by non-reporting issuers,… Read More

California based Banking Platform Green Dot Partners Gig Wage to Offer Financial Tools to Gig Economy Workers

California based banking platform Green Dot is reportedly investing in and teaming up with startup Gig Wage in order to bring key financial tools to gig workers. Green Dot recently led a $7.5 million Series A investment round for Gig Wage. Continental Investors, Techstars, and… Read More

B2B Payments Hub, Qolo, Partners with Cross-Border Payments Provider, moneycorp, to Launch FX Payment Solution

Qolo, which aims to serve as the B2B payments hub for the “New Economy,” and moneycorp, a foreign exchange and cross-border payments provider, recently announced the launch of an integrated foreign exchange (FX) payment solution. As noted in a release shared with CI: “Global businesses,… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… 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’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

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

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

Q&A: Spur Founder + CEO Glenn Clayton Discusses $8M Series A Funding, Gig Economy & EaaS

Spur, a new Employment-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform, raised $8 million in a  Series A funding round led by Third Prime, with participation from Mark Bezos and Blue Ridge Capital Founder John Griffin. Spur also appointed Bezos to its Board of Directors. This investment marks one of the… Read More

OFIXU Hits £75,000 Fundraising Goal on Seedrs

OFIXU hit its fundraising goal on Seedrs with a goal of about £75,000 (just over $91,000) to build out its sales and marketing teams.  The campaign hit its mark well before its deadline around mid-February. OFIXU calls itself the “Airbnb for workspaces”, allowing commercial office renters to lease… Read More

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