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finleap Partners with SIA on Open Banking Services

finleap connect, an open banking platform, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with SIA, a European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector, controlled by CDP Equity, to deliver new open banking services to European Fintechs, banks and more, according to a release…. Read More

Bitgrail Operator Either Involved in Huge Crypto Theft or “Knowingly Failed to Prevent” – Report

A Blast from the Past. Bitgrail, a bankrupt crypto exchange that previously operated in Italy, has surfaced in the media once again. Back in 2018 news emerged of a significant crypto theft of around $150 million in Nano (XRB). At that time a post on… Read More

Money Management App Yolt to Allow Debit Card holding Customers to Make Digital Paymens via Apple Pay

Yolt, a money management app, will now allow its debit card-holding customers to make payments through Apple Pay. The integration will let Yolt’s users complete digital payments via their iPhones or Apple Watches, instead of having to settle transactions with cash or their physical cards…. Read More

Deposits Marketplace Raisin Expands into Italy in Partnership with Banca Sella

Raisin, a top European Fintech that has created a highly successful deposits marketplace, has expanded its services into Italy in a new partnership with Banca Sella. Founded in 1886, Banca Sella is the retail and commercial bank of Sella Group, Italy’s largest privately owned and… Read More

Challenger Bank FinecoBank Partners with Robeco to Offer Funds

Challenger bank FinecoBank has expanded its investment offerings once again with a series of funds from Robeco. Account holders will now have access to Robeco’s range of investment products, including a number of products focused in the sustainable sector. FinecoBank says more partnerships are in… Read More

Italian Mobile Payments Firm Satispay Secures €93 Million from Share Sale to Square, Tencent, Others

Italian mobile payments firm Satispay has secured €93 million (appr. $110.5 million) in capital from a share sale to several different investors which includes payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), tech giant Tencent (HKG: 0700), LGT Lightstone and TIM Ventures. Satispay’s investment round consisted of €68 million… Read More

Italy’s First Digital Bank illimity Reports a Profit Driven by Robust Lending

Italy’s first digital bank, illimity, is reporting a pre-tax profit for the third quarter of €13.2 million (+31% over the previous quarter) and a net profit of €24 million in the first nine months of 2020. This compares to a loss of €18 million in… Read More

Italy based Banking Challenger Aidexa Secures €45 Million in Funding via Seed Round

Italy-based banking challenger Aidexa has secured €45 million in funding through a seed round. Established by Roberto Nicastro, former GM at Unicredit, Aidexa plans to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and Open Banking to help Italian SMEs with streamlining their banking and overall business operations. Aidexa… Read More

Skill Now Offering Free Payment Services to Italian During Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdowns

Skrill, the online payments company behind Skrill Money Transfer, announced on Friday it is once again dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for anyone using Skrill Money Transfer to send funds in or out of Italy as the country begins a new wave of… Read More

More than Half of European SMEs May Shut Down Permanently in Next 12 Months Due to Challenges Created by COVID: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the operations of small businesses across the globe. European SMEs are the lifeblood of the region’s economy and a recent report claims that nearly half of these companies might shut down within the next 12 months. According to research… Read More

Italy based Enel to Become First Major European Utilities Provider to Launch Digital Banking Platform

Italy-based Enel will soon be the first of Europe’s major utilities providers to introduce a digital banking platform this month. According to Reuters, the virtual bank will let customers open a new current account by using the debit card they use to settle their energy… Read More

LSE Group to Sell Borsa Italiana to Euronext as Pursuit of Big Data Platform Refinitiv Moves Forward

The LSE Group has issued a statement on the proposed divestment of Borsa Italiana Group in a transaction with Euronext. The deal will see a sale to Euronext for an equity value of €4.325 billion, plus an additional amount reflecting cash generation to completion. The… Read More

Payments Firms Nexi and SIA to Merge, Predicted to be the New Italian Paytech leader in Europe

Two European payments firms, Nexi S.p.A. and SIA S.p.A. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the integration of the two groups through the merger by incorporation of SIA into Nexi, according to a release. The MoU was executed by the respective shareholders, CDPE3… Read More

Italian PayTech Nexi Announces New Partnership With UK Fintech Ebury

Nexi, an Italy-based paytech, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with UK fintech Ebury. Through the partnership, Ebury will join Nexi Open and Nexi’s partner banks will be able to offer their clients the full suite of Ebury services, which includes international… Read More

Diners Club Italia Partners Milan’s FinDynamic to Offer New Fintech Tool that Supports Supply Chains

Enrico Vigano, CFA and CEO and Founder at FinDynamic (from Milan Area, Italy), notes that a new Fintech tool has been introduced which aims to support supply chains. Vigano confirmed that Diners Club Italia and FinDynamic (a company offers an “innovative form of supply chain… Read More

Online Lender October Financed 100 Projects during July and August 2020, On Track to Finance 1000th Project by Next Month

October, a leading European online lender, notes that in the past 5 years, it has issued over 450 million euros in loans to different companies. The marketplace lender reveals that 100 projects, or 10% of all projects that have received loans through its platform, were… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Revolut Partners with TrueLayer to Offer Open Banking Features in Italy

Revolut has partnered with TrueLayer, a financial service API provider, to incorporate open banking features in Italy. According to a release issued by the digital bank, Revolut customers in Italy will now be able to connect their Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit, UBI Banca, Banco BPM, Poste… Read More

London Stock Exchange Might be Looking to Sell Borsa Italiana so it Can Complete Refinitiv Acquisition

The London Stock Exchange (LSE), which is based in the City of London, England and has a market cap of around $4.6 trillion, is reportedly looking into whether it should sell its Borsa Italiana business, so that it can appease certain European Union regulators, and… Read More

Flowe Chooses Sia to Provide Digital Banking Services

Flowe has announced the selection of SIA to provide digital banking services including e-money, payments, current accounts, loans and savings management. Flowe is part of the Mediolanum Group, an Italian e-money institution. SIA is a European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector… Read More

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