Tagged: ireland

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to Use Mastercard Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution to Launch PayFrom Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will be utilizing Mastercard’s Open Banking merchant payment solution to launch PayFrom Bank. The solution allows people to carry out online payments directly from their bank accounts, giving customers more choice over “how they pay” while providing merchants with “instant settlement… Read More

Real Estate Report: Northern Ireland was Best-Performing UK Region, with Scotland, West Midlands Housing Prices Also Rising

According to the Nationwide House Price Index in the UK, the price of the average house in the country surged by 13.4% YoY in June 2021, which is the largest increase seen in more than 17 years – since November 2004, the Blend Network team… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform, Comments on Differences in Protections between its Services and Incumbents

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, notes that they work hard every day to make sure that all of the client communications are clear. The UK-based Fintech is also committed to playing its part in enhancing established standards across the… Read More

Pollen Street Capital Commits €193 Million in Dutch Digital Bank Bunq as it Acquires Online Lender

Pollen Street Capital has invested €193 Million in Bunq, a Netherlands-based digital bank. The investment represents a 10% stake in the Fintech valuing Bunq at €1.6 billion, according to multiple reports. It was reported last month that Bunq was looking to raise additional growth capital…. Read More

Regtech: European Regulatory, Risk Tech Provider BearingPoint Acquires Dublin’s Vizor Software

Regtech firm BearingPoint, a European provider of regulatory, risk, and supervisory tech solutions, has reportedly acquired Ireland’s Vizor Software, a regulatory and supervisory technology provider. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been shared publicly. The management at Vizor will continue to lead the… Read More

Maiden Government Blockchain Association Ireland Event to Focus on Blockchain, Identity

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has scheduled its first event in Ireland for 2 p.m. local time (8 a.m. eastern) on June 24. The topics of blockchain and identity will be discussed on Zoom. The GBA is an international nonprofit association focused on promoting blockchain… Read More

Marketplace Lender Initiative Ireland Partners with Fairfield Real Estate Finance to Lend €600 Million for Housing

Initiative Ireland has partnered with Fairfield Real Estate Finance in a project designed to lend €600 million to build 5,000 homes over the next three years. According to a release, the Irish marketplace lender was chosen by Fairfield as a joint venture partner to enter… Read More

Ireland’s Regtech Fenergo has Reportedly been Acquired by Private Equity Firms

Ireland’s Regtech firm Fenergo reveals that it has been acquired by private equity companies, the Paris-headquartered Astorg and London’s  Bridgepoint, from Insight Partners. Although the financial terms of the deal haven’t been shared publicly, the Irish Times said that industry sources claim that the transaction… Read More

Ireland’s B2B Card Payments Fintech CleverCards Finalizes €10M Round, Acquires European Money Institution License

Ireland’s B2B card payments Fintech CleverCards has finalized a €10 million funding round. The company has also acquired a European Money Institution license via the acquisition of spend management service provider, ExpendiaSmart. Since introducing its payments platform back in December 2019, CleverCards has managed to… Read More

Square Announces Integrated Omnichannel Solutions For Businesses Makes Debut in Ireland

  Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) announced on Tuesday it has launched its integrated omnichannel solutions for businesses in Ireland. The fintech giant reported that following what it calls a successful Early Access Program, now all merchants and enterprises throughout the country may access Square’s… Read More

Invoice Finance Platform Accelerated Payments Now Working with Banks

Accelerated Payments says it is now working with banks to provide access to capital for SMEs. Accelerated Payments is an invoice financing platform, including cross-border transfers, that speeds up the payment process for a fee. The company states that a decline in bank lending has… Read More

Irish Fintech Payslip Announces Closing of Additional $10 Million to Series A Financing Round; Brings Total Funds Raised to $14.5 Million

  Payslip, an Ireland-based global payroll management software and fintech company, announced on Tuesday it closed an additional $10 million to its Series A financing round, which brought the total funds raised to $14.5 million. MiddleGame Ventures reported led the round and Mouro Capital serving as co-lead,… Read More

Global Payments Group Trust Payments Set to Open New Office In Ireland

  Trust Payments, a global digital payments company, announced on Thursday it has expanded into Ireland, with the plans to open an office in Dublin city center. Founded in 1997, Trust Payments group power the online payments of some of the world’s most well-established companies,… Read More

Update: Accelerated Payments Has Originated €300 Million Worth of Invoice Financing

Accelerated Payments, an invoice financing platform, reports that it has now advanced €300 million worth of financing to SMEs across the UK, Europe, and North America since its inception. Founded in 2017 and based in Dublin, with offices in London and Toronto, Accelerated Payments has… Read More

Linked Finance Surpasses €150 Million in Peer to Peer Lending

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform serving Ireland, has surpassed €150 million in loans to Irish SMEs, according to a note from the company. The milestone was passed as the company issued €9.6 million in loans in the first quarter of 2021, up 4% versus… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lender Linked Finance Reports Issuing €7M in Loans via Government’s Credit Guarantee Scheme

Ireland’s P2P lending platform, Linked Finance, recently welcomed the government’s extension of its €2 billion credit guarantee scheme. The Linked Finance team also confirmed that it has issued €7 million in loans through the scheme (to date). Linked Finance is proud to have provided over… Read More

Payments Processing Fintech Giant Stripe Secures $600M in Capital, Company Valued at $95B

Fintech firm Stripe, an Irish-American payment processing service, has secured $600 million (appr. €500 million) through a funding round. Stripe is now valued at around $95 billion (appr. €80 billion). Investors that took part in Stripe’s investment round include Allianz X, Axa, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity… Read More

Irish Fintech Horizon8 Launches Digital Identity Vault Solution “valid8Me”

    Horizon8, an Ireland-based fintech, announced on Tuesday the launch of its digital identity platform and mobile app, valid8me. According to Horizon8, valid8Me “transforms” the customer onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) document sourcing challenger for regulated companies across various industries, which includes accountancy,… Read More

U.S. Payment Solutions Provider REPAY Announces Partnership With Protego Technologies

  Repay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY), a U.S.-based provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, recently announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Protego Technologies Limited, an Ireland-based consultancy that helps extend technology departments and developer teams with specialized talent and project management. The new partnership… Read More

Ireland based Fintech Fenergo Hires Gary Brookes as Head of Sales for Asia as Company Continues to Expand Global Operations

Dublin-based Fenergo, a Fintech company focused on supporting digital transformation initiatives, has announced the appointment of a new Asia Head of Sales who will be leading growth operations and executing on Fenergo’s innovative Cloud strategy in the APAC region. Fenergo has hired Gary Brookes to… Read More

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