Tagged: ireland

Irish Fintech Firms to Receive More Support after Enterprise Ireland Awards €10 Million Grant to VC Firm MiddleGame Ventures

VC firm MiddleGame Ventures (MGV) has reportedly received a €10 million grant from Enterprise Ireland, in order to establish a pool of funding of up to €20m for Fintech businesses operating on the island. As noted on MGV’s official website: “Middlegame Ventures is a venture… Read More

Revolut Launches Open Banking Services to More Than One Million Irish Retail & Business Customers

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Wednesday the launch of Open Banking for its more than one million retail and business customers in Ireland. According to Revolut, the new Open Banking feature allows retail customers in Ireland to connect their AIB, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank,… Read More

Neobank N26 Executive Predicts there will be As Many Digital Bank Accounts as Traditional Ones, but Global Fintech Reports Suggest Otherwise

  Digital banks are on track to serve as many clients in Ireland as traditional banking service providers, according to N26, an all-digital challenger that recently secured $100 million in funding for its ongoing growth and development. The German neobank reports double-digit growth in the… Read More

The clock is ticking for Irish SMEs: Linked Finance CEO Tells Irish PM to Look Towards Fintechs for Help

Earlier today the Irish government outlined additional plans to help support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a special Cabinet meeting, a series of measures to further support small, medium, and larger businesses were revealed. The new initiatives included: a €10,000 restart grant for… Read More

IBM Joins Forces With Fenergo to Tackle Financial Crime

Ireland-based fintech Fenergo announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with IBM (NYSE: IBM)  to fight financial crime. The duo signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that will allow the companies to collaborate on solutions that can help clients address the multitude of financial risks they… Read More

Latvian Peer to Peer Lender Grupeer Ceases Operations

Grupeer is the latest European peer to peer lender to shut down operations. Grupeer operates out of Latvia but also claims an office in Ireland. In a message posted on the site this week, Grupeer management claimed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made… Read More

COVID-19: Linked Finance Now Offers Deferred Start Loans to Businesses

Linked Finance, an Ireland-based peer to peer lender, has announced a new product for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The online lender is now offering a “Deferred Start Loan” that includes no payments for the first three months of the security. The 15-month loan… Read More

Contactless Payments to be Allowed for Larger Amounts, without PIN Entry, by Banks in the Netherlands and Norway

Banks in the Netherlands are helping customers perform contactless payments at store locations without requiring them to enter their PIN numbers. This move is part of the extraordinary measures that have been taken to prevent the further spread of the deadly and highly contagious Coronavirus… Read More

Coronavirus: P2P Lender Linked Finance Offers Range of Support for Impacted Borrowers

Linked Finance a leading peer to peer lender in Ireland, has announced a range of actions to assist borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Linked Finance said that an automatic 2-month payment brake will be applied to all loans to the hospitality trade…. Read More

Full-Service Card Acquirer & Payment Service Provider Truevo Launches Point of Sale Solution in the UK, Ireland, & Malta

Truevo, a full-service card acquirer and payment service provider, announced on Wednesday it has launched its point of sale solution in the UK, Ireland, and Malta. Founded in 2012, Truevo provides merchant account and card acquiring services to businesses of all sizes, from micro-merchants to… Read More

UK-based Challenger Starling Bank to Use Irish Banking License to Expand Operations Across Europe

UK-based banking challenger Starling Bank intends to use its Irish banking license to make its way into other European nations in the coming years, Anne Boden, the company’s CEO, confirmed. During a recent interview with IBS Intelligence, Boden, founder of Starling Bank, noted that the… Read More

Regtech: Dublin-based Regulatory Software Developer DX Compliance Solutions to Raise €1.2 Million via Seed Round

Ireland-based DX, a Regtech firm focused on developing compliance software, aims to introduce flexible anti-money laundering (AML) checks and processes for Fintech companies. Simon Dix, a lawyer who previously worked at Germany-based digital bank Fidor Bank, has extensive experience dealing with AML compliance matters in… Read More

Cross-Border Savings and Investment Marketplace Raisin Surpasses €20 Billion in Deposits

Berlin-headquartered Raisin, a cross-border savings and investment marketplace, has confirmed the strategic placement of more than €20 billion with banks based in 25 different countries. Raisin’s management noted that it’s currently managing an investment volume of more than €500 million.  Raisin also announced that it… Read More

Ireland-Based Financial Automation & Data Intelligence Solutions Provider Glantus Announces Acquisition of Vendor Credit Recovery Services JPD Financial

Glantus a global provider of financial automation and data intelligence solutions, announced on Monday it has acquired JPD Financial, a Vendor Credit Recovery services provider. According to Glantus, the acquisition will bring new levels of automation and AI to credit recovery and financial processing offered… Read More

Bad Day: Drug Dealer Loses £46 Million in Bitcoin When Landlord Sends Contents of Flat to the Dump

An Irish drug dealer arrested with €2000 worth of Cannabis in his car has apparently lost £46 million in Bitcoin after being sentenced to 5 years in the slammer. Pretty bloody stupid if the story is accurate. According to the Guardian, the perp in question,… Read More

Irish Fintech Fenergo Raises $80 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By ABN AMRO Ventures & DXC Technology

Ireland-based fintech company Fenergo announced on Wednesday it secured $80 through its latest investment round, which was led by ABN AMRO Ventures and DXC Technology. Founded in 2009, Fenergo describes itself as a digital enabler of client and regulatory technology for financial services. The company… Read More

Payoneer Secures E-Money License from Central Bank of Ireland & Opens New Office in Dublin

Digital payments company Payoneer announced on Wednesday it not only opened a new office Dublin, it has also been authorized as an Electronic Money (e-money) institution by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). Payoneer claims its the twelfth company to be granted the license. Founded… 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

Regtech: Dublin’s Regulatory Planning Firm Corlytics Set to Acquire €10 Million in Investments by End of Q1 2020

Dublin-headquartered regulatory planning firm Corlytics is reportedly set to book a €10 million capital injection by the end of Q1 2020. This, after the firm has recorded its most successful financial year. The trained artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform for regulation leverages human expertise and combines… Read More

San Francisco-based Crypto Exchange Coinbase to Expand Custody Services by Establishing Offices in Dublin

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is reportedly expanding its institutional custody business through the establishment of a new office in Ireland, the company confirmed on January 29. Coinbase first introduced Coinbase Custody in 2017, in order to better serve its institutional clients, which include major… Read More

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