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viafintech and illimity Bank Partner on Banking App

viafintech and illimity Bank S.p.A. have formed a partnership where users of illimitybank.com may use the “viacash” feature in their mobile banking app. The service is provided by viafintech and branded as “Cash Deposit” in the bank’s own app. illimity Bank customers will now be… Read More

New Record for Lenders on October Platform: 5,672 Private Investors from France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands lent to Sandaya Initiative

Camille David from European online lender October reveals that 5,672 private investors from all across Europe have reportedly financed the Sandaya project via the October platform – which is notably a new record. Claire Juliard, who leads October Connect, confirmed that this is in fact… Read More

Nuapay Launches Open Banking Payment Services in Germany, Italy as Part of “Major Expansion”

Payments Fintech Nuapay is expanding its platform across Germany and Italy leveraging open banking. According to a statement by the company, Nuapay has connected with 308 banks in Italy and 435 banks in Germany, covering approximately 98% of Italian payers and 70% of German payers…. Read More

Italian Digital Bank illimity Reports €31 Million Net Profit for 2020

illimity, a digital bank that claims the title of the first in Italy, is reporting €31 million in net profit for 2020. In 2019, illimity reported a €16.1 million net loss. Corrado Passera, illimity’s CEO, said illimity has fully met the results for the year… Read More

FinecoBank Says Current Accounts Increased by 70% During 2020 as it Seeks to Boost Customer Acquisition in the UK

FinecoBank (BI:FBK), a digital bank operating in the UK but based in Italy, says that the number of current accounts jumped by 70% during 2020 while the ratio between active accounts and total current accounts increased by 63% (from 15% in 2019). FinecoBank entered the UK… Read More

Italy-Based Buy Now Pay Later Scalapay Secures €40 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Fasanara Capital

Scalapay, an Italy-based buy now pay later provider, has reportedly secured €40 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Fasanara Capital with participation from Baleen Capital and Ithaca Investments. According to TechCrunch, the investment round is Scalapay’s fist significant funding since its launch… Read More

SIA Signs Agreement with WizKey to Negotiate SME Credit Using Blockchain

SIA, a subsidiary of CDP Equity – a holding company of Cassa depositi e prestiti Group that is a digital payments provider and tech-solution for financial services, has signed an agreement with WizKey to launch a platform available to banks, funds, and financial operators to negotiate… Read More

Italy: Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Invests €20 Million in October SME IV Fund

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP) an Italian investment bank founded in 1850 in Turin that is largely owned by the Italian government, has decided to invest in digital lender October’s SME fund. According to a statement by CDP, the bank has committed €20 million… Read More

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

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