Tagged: international

Plug and Play Japan Picks Nearly 100 Domestic/Overseas Startups For Winter/Spring 2020 Batch

Plug and Play Japan KK announced on Wednesday it has selected 94 startups in six verticals (IoT, Fintech, Insurtech, Mobility, Brand & Retail and Hardtech & Health ) with 36 large domestic corporate companies for the Winter/Spring 2020 Batch acceleration program, which will be carried out… Read More

Amazon Launches New Payment Option For International Shoppers With Western Union

Western Union announced on Wednesday it has partnered with online retailing giant Amazon to launch a new payment option that will allow international shoppers to pay in person, in local currency where available, for their online purchases.  According to the duo, Western Union’s money movement platform… Read More

RegTech Firm NorthRow Selected By UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity to Verify International Users

NorthRow, a regtech and compliance firm, announced on Thursday it has been chosen by the UK’s Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) to verify its international users. The company reported that this move follows the successful implementation of verification processes for UK users, streamlining services for… Read More

California Fintech Firm Plaid Announces Canadian Expansion

Plaid, a California-based fintech firm, announced on Tuesday it is expanding into its first international market, Canada. Founded in 2012, Plaid focuses on enabling innovation and democratizing financial services through technology. The company reported it built consumer experience, developer-friendly infrastructure, and intelligence tools that give users… Read More

Air Canada Announces Partnership With Adyen to Provide International Payments Solution to Customers

Air Canada announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Adyen to provide an international payment solution to all customers. The airliner reported that through this agreement, customers will be able to use their preferred local method of payment when making travel purchases. While… Read More

Ping An Insurance Group Recuits Former Citi Global Head of Retail Banking Jonathan Larsen to Lead $1 Billion Fintech & Healthtech Fund

China’s Ping An Insurance Group announced on announced on Thursday it has appointed former Citi Global Head of Retail Banking, Jonathan Larsen, as the new Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Ping An Global Voyager Fund, a new $1 billion fund dedicated to fintech and healthtech…. Read More

UK Shoe Company Vivobarefoot Disappointed That International Investors Not Allowed to Invest in Crowdcube Offer

Following the closing of Vivobarefoot’s highly successful Crowdcube initiative, founders of the UK shoe brand, Galahad Clark and Asher Clark, shared their frustration the equity crowdfunding platform had to block international investors from joining in. Galahad told Business Insider that Vivobarefoot missed out on thousands of pounds due to Crowdcube… Read More

Harmonix Addresses “Amplitude” Code Issues

Earlier this week, Harmonix launched its Kickstarter success Amplitude in both North America and Europe. While most backers were excited about the release of the highly anticipated game, others grew frustrated over code issues. Just a few days after Amplitude’s debut, Harmonix updated backers about… Read More

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