Tagged: italy

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

FinecoBank Adds New Investment Options with Funds from Aberdeen Standard Investments

FinecoBank (BI:FBK), an online trading and banking platform,  has added a suite of funds from Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI). The company states that with the new funds from ASI, Fineco clients in the UK now have access to a new set of funds. ASI is… Read More

Payments platform Sia Partners with Blockchain Tech Firm Quant Network

Quant Network, an enterprise blockchain tech firm, and SIA, European payment services business and a subsidiary of CDP Equity, have successfully tested cross-blockchain interoperability between multiple Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) protocols, according to a company release. The test integrated the Quant Network’s Overledger technology into… Read More

First Italian Digital Bank Illimity Offers New “Open Platform” with Illimity Hubs

Illimity, the first digital bank in Italy, is now offering a “illimity Hubs,” described as an innovative collaboration model in line with open banking and an open platform approach. lllimity is a banking start-up specializing in loans to SMEs. Illimity provides a digital direct banking… Read More

Investment Marketplace for Music Royalties ANote Music Schedules July Launch

ANote Music, a marketplace for investing in music royalties, is planning to launch on July 28, 2020, according to a company release. Based in Luxembourg, ANote Music plans to allow users to invest in music, own rights from content creators, and earn returns through the… Read More

Italy’s Fintech Sector Remains “Weak” Mainly Due to Low Level of Investments: Report

There are now 278 Fintech firms in Italy, which  is 49 more than when Big Four auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), released its previous report on the financial technology sector in the European nation. PwC’s extensive 96-page report reveals that Italy now has an emerging real… Read More

Seedrs Funded Crypto Exchange Young Raises More Capital

Young, an Italian crypto-exchange startup that raised seed funding on Seedrs last fall, has raised additional capital at a valuation of €10 million. When Young raised funding on Seedrs the pre-money valuation was pegged at €8.5 million. The company ended up raising €787,480. Details on… Read More

Artificial Intelligence Firm, AnalytixInsight, Is Expecting its Fintech Affiliate, MarketWall, to See Increased Demand Due to COVID-19

Artificial Intelligence firm, AnalytixInsight Inc. (TSX-V: ALY; OTCQB: ATIXF) recently revealed that it’s expecting its Fintech affiliate, MarketWall, to benefit from the new trend toward the increased use of digital channels, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. AnalytixInsight says that its analysis is based on Intesa… Read More

COVID-19 Prevention Campaign: IT Firms in the Netherlands Launch “Tech Against Corona” Project, Leverages DLT

A group of companies based in the Netherlands have introduced the “Tech against Corona” project. Firms taking part in the initiative will provide the latest technology and expertise to the Dutch government so that it may be used to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Tymlez,… Read More

Italian Bank Unicredit to Provide Discounting Tool Developed by Fintech Firm FinDynamic to Venchi, a Local Chocolate and Ice Cream Company

Italian bank Unicredit is providing a discounting solution to Venchi, a local chocolate and ice cream company. The discounting tool has been developed by FinDynamic, an Italian Fintech firm. It allows firms that are UniCredit clients to optimize how they use their working capital while… Read More

Coronavirus Prevention Fundraiser: Italy’s Red Cross to Raise More Funds by Accepting Bitcoin Donations to Combat COVID-19

The Italian Red Cross is reportedly looking for Bitcoin (BTC) donations in order to buy critical medical equipment and supplies. The organization’s first cryptocurrency fundraiser managed to achieve its target within three days after its launch. On March 12, 2020, Italy’s Red Cross introduced a… Read More

Banco Sella, an Italian Bank, Introduces Bitcoin Trading to Over 1 Million Users During Coronavirus Lockdown

Cryptocurrency adoption is steadily increasing and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic appears to have motivated or influenced Italy’s Banco Sella to introduce a Bitcoin (BTC) trading service. The BTC trading may be performed through Banco Sella’s Hype exchange platform, with the bank serving as a trusted… Read More

Online Payments Company Skrill Now Offering Free Money Transfer to Italy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Online payments company Skrill announced on Friday it is dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for those using its Skill Money Transfer service to send funds to Italy. Along with the transfer fee drops, there will also be no charges for recipients in Italy…. Read More

Milan-based Fintech FinecoBank Expands its Multi-Currency Account to Support 21 Major World Currencies

Italy-based FinecoBank, a Fintech service provider and private banking group, is expanding its exchange service hours for its UK-based users, who now have the option of trading different currencies 21 hours a day, 7 days a week. FinecoBank is also expanding its multi-currency accounts to… Read More

Klarna Announces Acquisition of Italian “Buy Now, Pay Later” Startup Moneymour

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Wednesday it has acquired Moneymour, a buy now, pay later payments platform based in Italy. Founded in 2017, Moneymour allows customers to buy now, pay later by splitting their purchases into monthly installments based on an instant credit assessment. “The… Read More

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance Begins Consultation on Evaluation Criteria for Fintech Projects

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance has reportedly begun a consultation on a Draft Decree on the evaluation criteria to test out Fintech projects in a sandbox environment. The ministry has appointed a Fintech Committee, which will be exploring various financial technology projects. The… Read More

France-based Digital Bank Qonto Secures $115 Million via Series C Round Led by Tencent, DST Global

France-based digital bank Qonto has secured $115 million through a Series C investment round led by Tencent and DST Global, in order to help it further penetrate key markets, implement new features to tailor its products and services to specific market segments, and hire new… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Firm Resuelve Tu Deuda Secures $24 million in Funding to Expand Business Operations

Mexico-based Fintech firm Resuelve Tu Deuda has secured $453 million pesos (appr. $24 million) in funding which includes both equity and financing in order to expand its business operations within and outside of the Latin American region. The company’s investment round was led by Alloy… Read More

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