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Insurtech: Hellas Direct, a Tech-Driven Insurance Firm with Offices in Greece, Acquires €32M in Capital

Hellas Direct, a technology-driven insurance firm with business offices in Greece and Cyprus, reveals that it has acquired €32 million in capital as part of its latest funding round, bringing the total raised by the company to €56 million. Hellas Direct also welcomed the European… Read More

Viva Wallet Launches “Tap on Phone” Feature on POS Android App

    Viva Wallet, a Greece-based neobank startup, recently announced its new Tap On Phone feature on its new POS app. According to Viva, the feature turns any Android mobile into a card terminal. “With the new payment solution, merchants no longer must wait for their card… Read More

Worldline Set to Acquire Greece-based Network Services Provider Cardlink

Worldline, (Euronext: WLN) a European payments and transactional services firm, announced on Friday it is set to acquire Greece-based network services provider, Cardlink. Worldline claims that Cardlink is the leading Greek Network Services Provider (NSP) with an above 240,000 POS fleet (46% of POS transactions), managing… Read More

Digital Commerce: Cloud Payment Provider Checkout.com to Expand Operations into Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece

Checkout.com, a Cloud payment provider, revealed on Thursday (May 27, 2021) that it has  established a business office in Barcelona, in order to serve as its headquarters for operations across Southern European markets. Key markets for Checkout.com will include Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, the… Read More

Greece Neobank Startup Viva Wallet Reportedly Secures $80 Million Through Latest Investment Round

Viva Wallet, a Greece-based neobank startup, has reportedly secured $80 million through its latest investment round. The company raised €500 million in capital to support its virtual banking business this previous summer. Founded in 2010, Viva Wallet describes itself as a European fintech disruptor on a… Read More

N26 Launches CASH26 App Feature in Greece

    Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Tuesday it has launched its CASH26 app feature in Greece. According to N26, CASH26 allows users to deposit and withdraw cash from their N26 accounts at partner stores throughout Europe through their mobile devices. “The app will display… Read More

Open Banking May Lead to New Revenue Streams for Financial Service Providers, PaymentComponents Reveals

The team at PaymentComponents, a UK-based firm that’s empowering Open Banking with agile PSD2 and API frameworks (developing solutions for banks, corporates, and developers including BaaS while supporting Fintech payments), notes that Open Banking could translate into additional revenue streams for financial institutions and other… Read More

Revolut Expands into Ten More European Markets with Digital Banking Services

Digital bank Revolut is expanding its banking services in 10 new European markets. According to a release, customers in the following countries may now utilize the Revolut banking app: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Revolut, which currently claims over… Read More

German Digital Only Bank N26 Makes Google Pay Services Available For Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands and Portugal

  Digital-only bank platform N26 recently announced it is bringing Google Pay to customers in Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The company made Google Pay available to customers starting in 2018, with the first launches in Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia, and Spain…. Read More

Greek Payments Firm Viva Wallet Is Reportedly Planning to Secure €500 Million to Support Digital Banking Business

Greek payments firm Viva Wallet is reportedly planning to secure €500 million in capital to support its virtual banking business, according to Reuters which cited two sources familiar with the matter. As reported, Viva Wallet officially acquired the banking license of Praxia Bank after the… Read More

N26 You, Metal, & Business You Accounts Make Their Debut in Greece & Slovenia

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced earlier this week its products, N26 You, Metal and Business You accounts, are now available for residents in Greece and Slovenia. According to N26, the premium memberships come with features to help “make everyday life as easy as possible.” The banking… Read More

Extradition of Alexander Vinnick, Alleged Bitcoin Launderer, Halted in Greece Pending Appeal

Lawyers for alleged stolen-bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnick have successfully lobbied for suspension of the Greek Justice Minister’s orders compelling Vinnick’s extradition to France, Greek Reporter writes. For the past two-and-a-half years since his arrest in Greece, Vinnick has been at the centre of an extradition… Read More

N26 Launches Premium Accounts in Greece

Digital-only bank platform N26 recently announced it has launched its premium accounts N26 You, Metal, and Business You in Greece. According to N26, N26 You, Business You and Metal memberships come with features to help make everyday life as easy as possible, like travel insurance,… Read More

Russian Human Rights Commissioner Asks UN to Help Accused Bitcoin Launderer to Return to Russia

TASS is reporting this week that Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, has asked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, “to facilitate the extradition of Russian Alexander Vinnik from Greece to Russia.” Vinnik has been being held by Greek authorities since… Read More

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Accused of Handling Funds for Russian US Election Hackers Ends Lengthy Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen accused of laundering billions while allegedly running the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange in London, has ended his 80-day hunger strike, Urdu Point reports. Vinnik was detained in the summer of 2017 after being arrested while vacationing in Greece with his family…. Read More

Plaintiffs in Cyprus Drop Fraud Allegations Against Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnick

Plaintiffs who pressed criminal fraud charges in Cyprus against accused former BTC-e crypto exchange administrator Alexander Vinnick have withdrawn the charges, TASS reports. “A court session of the Limassol District Court was held on November 27, 2018, where the plaintiffs withdrew the action to accuse… Read More

Report: Alexander Vinnik Will Go on Hunger Strike in Protest of His Incarceration in Greece

Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former BTC-e crypto exchange operator, is going to stop eating according to a report in RIA Novosti. Vinnik was arrested in Greece while on vacation in 2017 at the behest of the US Justice Department.  Vinnick has allegedly committed money laundering… Read More

Lawyer: Greek Justice System Violating Rights of Accused Bitcoin Launderer Alexander Vinnik

The legal rights of a man at the centre of an international tug-of-war have been violated by the Greek justice system, a lawyer for accused BTC-e administrator Alexander Vinnik argued in court this week. “You have violated the rights of Alexander Vinnik, who hasn’t received… Read More

Russian Accused of Laundering Bitcoin Proceeds of Crime to Be Extradited from Greece to France

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national accused by the US government of laundering $4 billion dollars of cryptocurrency proceeds of crime will be extradited from Greece to France to face charges there, CNN Greece reports. An unsealed US government indictment charges Vinnik with 21 counts of… Read More

Hellas Direct Forms New Partnership With Revolut

Hellas Direct, a Greece-based insurtech platform, announced last week it has teamed up with Revolut to “shake up” the insurance industry in Greece and Cyprus. According to Hellas, the new partnership is aiming to improve customer experience and further drive transparency. The announced of Revolute partnership… Read More

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