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Fintech Unicorn TransferWise’s Erik Kaju Reveals how Company Began Developing its Global Debit Card

Erik Kaju, Director of Engineering, Cards and Spend at Fintech firm TransferWise, notes that after the introduction of the money transfer service’s debit Mastercard back in 2018, they’ve taken the card to more than 30 countries on four different continents. TransferWise claims that more than… Read More

Open Banking: UK Fintechs have Asked FCA to Adopt a More Market-led Approach to Open Finance Services

Fintech companies are reportedly urging the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to “break” banks during 2021. A group of London-based startups is asking the FCA to look into ending the control and dominance of traditional banking institutions, specifically their use of consumer data. The companies… Read More

Trade Analytics Solution Provider Tradefeedr Secures $3 Million in Early-Stage Funding

IPGL, the private investment firm that’s managed by Michael Spencer, the Founder and former chief executive at Icap and NEX, has reportedly invested in London based Tradefeedr, a trade analytics solution provider. Spencer remarked: “Tradefeedr is a really promising financial technology business, with the right… Read More

Object Astra, a Sweat Equity Platform for Supplementing Earnings during COVID-19 Crisis, has Officially Launched in the UK

Object Astra, a sweat equity platform intended for individuals who may have been furloughed or layed off during the COVID-19 pandemic and founded by former JPMorgan professionals, has officially launched operations in the United Kingdom. The Object Astra team states: “[We offer a] Platform to… Read More

Blockchain Dev Ernesto Boado from Aave Confirms DeFi Protocol Launches Version 2.0, Now Seeking Community Feedback for Governance

The developers of Aave, an open-source and non-custodial decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol for earning interest on digital asset deposits while also being able to borrow assets, recently noted that as part of the platform’s focus on security and transparency, the Aave Genesis team will be… Read More

London’s AI enabled Money Management App Provider Cleo Secures $44M via Series B Round

After finalizing a $44 million investment round, UK’s AI-powered personal finance chatbot provider Cleo is asking its customers how it should spend its funds. Cleo’s round was led by EQT Ventures along with participation from existing investors such as Balderton Capital, LocalGlobe and SBI. Established… Read More

Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions May Increase in the UK following COVID, Linklaters Exec Predicts

The United Kingdom has maintained its status as a major global Fintech hub. But will the country be able to capture a significant share of the world’s financial technology business after Brexit and can it retain its dominant status despite the challenges created by the… Read More

Cross-Border Money Transfer Service TransferWise to Hire 750 New Staff Members in the Next 6 Months

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly planning to recruit 750 additional workers in the coming months. These new hires would be equivalent to over a third of the online money transfer service’s existing team of professionals. This latest announcement has come after quite a successful period… Read More

Digital Banking: London based Fintech Unicorn Revolut Breaks Even for the Month of November 2020

Prominent digital bank Revolut, which was last valued at around $5.5 billion, has reportedly managed to break even for the month of November 2020. Fintech Unicorn Revolut’s revenues had dropped as much as 40% when awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic began to spread back in… Read More

Digital Payments Giant Visa and Snowdrop Solutions to Help Consumers in APAC Region Accurately Track their Transactions

Snowdrop Solutions Ltd. has teamed up with digital payments giant Visa in order to offer innovative location-enriched services to banking institutions and other financial services providers based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Through the partnership, both companies aim to allow millions of consumers to… Read More

Digital Property Finance Platform Landbay CEO Says He Won’t be Surprised if UK’s Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline Is Extended

John Goodall, CEO at Landbay, a UK-based digital buy-to-let finance platform, has noted that the property market may have benefited from the stamp duty holiday. Goodall, an Imperial College London and Durham University graduate, says that he won’t be too surprised if the tax break… Read More

Investors Might be “Rotating” Out of Gold and into Bitcoin (BTC), Digital Asset Flows Data from CoinShares Suggests

London-based CoinShares, a company that aims to expand access to the digital asset ecosystem while serving as a trusted partner for its clients, has noted that the Bitcoin (BTC) price has been closing-in on the “very psychological” all-time-high (of nearly $20,000) “coupled with momentary fears… Read More

Many More UK Residents are Buying Bitcoin and Other Cryptos as British Pound falls to Lowest Level Against USD in 35 Yrs: Survey

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, recently published the results of a survey performed with assistance from OnePoll on “the state of the financial climate” in the UK. As noted in a blog post by Paxful, sentiments include recent notions about the country’s traditional banking… Read More

London’s Blockchain.com Extends Partnership with CoinShares to Support “Wrapped” Gold backed Crypto Token

Amadeo Pellicce, Product Manager at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider and blockchain explorer service, notes that last year, they had teamed up with digital asset firm CoinShares to introduce DGLD, a crypto-asset representing allocated physical gold that’s kept securely in a Swiss vault. Pellicce… Read More

Deloitte’s Fastest-Growing UK Tech Firms List Includes CrowdProperty, Landbay, Lendable, Lending Crowd, Lending Works, Revolut

Four peer to peer lending platforms were recently ranked among the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing tech firms. Big Four auditing company Deloitte’s UK Fast 50 list ranks tech companies based on their overall revenue growth over the last 4 years. As stated on the accounting firm’s… Read More

Kazakhstan based Fintech Kaspi.kz Says its Business Is Performing Well After London Stock Exchange Listing

Most of the staff members at Kazakhstan-based Fintech firm Kaspi.kz (LSE:KSPI) have been working from their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company claims its business has been doing well despite the challenges created by the Coronavirus crisis. Kaspi provides payment systems and digital… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Partners Online Advertising Platform Adzooma so that Businesses Can Receive Cashback Incentives

London-headquartered digital bank Revolut has partnered with global online advertising platform, Adzooma, so that the bank’s business customers can get special advertising cashback incentives. This is notably the first marketing-focused incentive scheme that Revolut Business has introduced while working with a trusted partner. It’s also… Read More

UK’s Low-Code Platform Developer Dextcloud Receives Strategic Investment from Citi

UK-headquartered low code application developer Dextcloud has reportedly received an investment from Citi. The amount invested by Citi has not been disclosed, however, it’s notably the second such deal finalized by the US-based bank in the past two months. Dextcloud offers firms a low code… Read More

London’s United Fintech to Acquire Capital Markets Fintechs and Help them Sell Products to Financial Institutions

A new initiative, called United Fintech, is reportedly planning to acquire a slate of capital markets Fintechs. United Fintech also aims to help these Fintechs with marketing and selling their products to established financial institutions. United Fintech has been established with assistance from CFH Group… Read More

Global ID Verification Firm Onfido Hires Mike Tuchen as New CEO, Replaces Co-Founder Husayn Kassai

Mike Tuchen will be replacing Onfido co-founder Husayn Kassai as the company’s new CEO. Kassai will now be serving as an advisor. As previously reported, Onfido is a global ID verification provider. The company’s products are used for verifying “real identities in a remote world.”… Read More

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