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Savings Platform Plinqit Appoints Peter Petras as Head of Sales, Partnerships

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Plinqit, the “only” savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances, has appointed Peter Petras as VP, Sales & Partnerships. Petras’ addition “follows the company’s significant growth as consumer demand accelerates.” Petras joins Plinqit with more than 20 years of… Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis Pushes More Young Consumers into Investing, UK’s easyMoney Reveals

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The team at UK’s investment platform, easyMoney, notes that you need not look too hard to find updates about how the Covid-19 crisis has negatively affected the lives of young people. The younger generation has been among the hardest hit in many ways, according to… Read More

UK Fintech Firm Everything Secures €2M to Reinvent Premium Bonds

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Everything, a UK-based Fintech firm focused on reinventing premium bonds with a social spin, has secured €2 million from angel investors. Merama CEO Sujay Tyle, Frontier Car Group founders Peter Lindholm and Ricardo Donoso, along with Axel Arigato co-founder Albin Johansson have all reportedly joined… Read More

Financial Tech Industry Professionals from Finn AI, MX, Q2, Rival Technologies Share Top Fintech Predictions for 2022

Towards the end off 2021, industry professionals from Finn AI, MX, Q2, and Rival Technologies came together to talk about what they’ve learned throughout the year and what advice they’d like to “impart to banks and credit unions in 2022.” By looking at the latest… Read More

Fraudsters Will Adapt in 2022: Here’s How, Says Feedzai SVP

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Fraudsters are changing with the times, and Feedzai SVP of product management Andy Renshaw recently shared his thoughts on how they will behave in 2022. For starters, they’ll be more patient, Renshaw believes. Many online security measures are serving their purpose and eliminating the low-hanging… Read More

ID Verification Platform Trulioo Announces Addition of US Student Records to its Global Gateway Marketplace

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Trulioo, the international identity verification firm, recently announced the addition of U.S. Student Records to the Trulioo Global Gateway marketplace of identity services “supporting compliance, know your customer (KYC), and anti-money laundering (AML) solutions.” With the addition of this service, Trulioo clients may now “verify… Read More

30+% of Brits Ditched Their Bank During Pandemic: FIS Study

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More than 30 per cent of British consumers have entered a new banking relationship with a financial institution or non-bank service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released from financial technology provider FIS. The FIS PACE Survey examines how UK consumers… Read More

WealthKernel, the Wealthtech Platform of Digital Investment Solutions, Partners with Topia to Promote Financial Independence

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WealthKernel, the Wealthtech platform of digital investment solutions, reveals that it has teamed up with Topia, a UK-headquartered app provider that aims to empower Millennials who want to reach financial freedom and retire early. Through the partnership, Topia will be using WealthKernel’s investing API and… Read More

Younger Generations Warming to Social Media Payment Apps: GoCardless

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The younger you are, the more warm you are to using social media-based payment apps, new research released this week by GoCardless suggested. The payments infrastructure provider recently surveyed 1,000 American adults about their payment preferences. They found 56% per cent of millennials and 54… Read More

Point Card, the High-Reward Debit Card, Secures $46.5M via Series B Round led by Valar Ventures

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Point Card, the “high-reward” debit card, reveals that it has finalized a Series B round that was led by Peter Thiel‘s Valar Ventures. Other investors in Point Card’s latest investment round include Breyer Capital, YC Continuity, and Human Capital. Point completed a $10.5 million Series… Read More

BNPL Fintech Clearpay Introduces Merchant Analytics Solution Clearpay iQ

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Clearpay, an established Buy Now, Pay Later payments platform (known as Afterpay (ASX: APT) outside the UK/Europe), has launched its new merchant analytics solution, Clearpay iQ. With this new tool, brands are able to gain access to customer-centric analytics in order assist with optimizing investment… Read More

Credit Cards Falling Out of Favor With Younger Americans

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Credit card use may be falling out of favor with American consumers, results of a new survey by global payments Fintech GoCardless suggest.  Three out of four respondents (76 percent) would like to decrease their credit card use while 77 percent prefer debit cards to… Read More

Real Estate: Property Buying Fintech Tom, led by Ex- Zillow Exec Greg Schwartz, Secures $70M via Seed Round

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Home buying Fintech firm Tomo, which is being led by ex- Zillow executives Greg Schwartz and Carey Armstrong, has acquired $70 million in capital as part of a seed round. Tomo’s latest investment round has been announced only eight months after the company launched its… Read More

Millennial-Focused home finance platform raises $100 Million from Accel

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Home finance platform Lower has raised $100 million in Series A funding from venture capital firm Accel as residential real estate is emerging as the top favorite means to invest. With this, Accel’s partner John Locke is joining Lower’s board of directors. Lower is focused on… Read More

UK Wealthtech ikigai, which Reimagines Investment and Financial Services for Millennials, Secures £1.9M+ via Crowdcube

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Ikigai, an established wealth management and banking app for affluent Millennials, has secured nearly £2 million in capital through a crowdfunding campaign via CrowdCube. The funds raised will be used to accelerate ikigai’s product roadmap and enhance its technology team. The total funds secured equates… Read More

42% of Americans Believe Cryptocurrencies will Eventually Replace Fiat Currencies: Survey

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Bitcoin prices have come tumbling down after Tesla’s Elon Musk announced his decision to stop taking BTC payments for Tesla purchases due to environmental issues. Piplsay Research has delved into people’s opinions about digital currencies, especially given the rising levels of investment and “ever-increasing buzz”… Read More

EML Payments Now Supports Fupay’s Cash Flow Management and Millennial Credit Product for European Markets

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EML Payments Ltd (ASX: EML) (S&P/ASX 200) reports that it remains focused on its evolution as a diversified payments and digital banking enabler. EML supports Fupay’s cash flow management and Millennial credit product (based in Australia). EML has now decided to transition to the next… Read More

BNPL Fintech Clearpay Research Reveals UK Millennials, Gen Z More Financial Savvy than Older Consumers

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Research from Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, Clearpay, reveals that Gen Z and Millennials may have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, however, they’re the most financially savvy generation in the United Kingdom. Around 68% of Gen Z and 61% of… Read More

Indonesia based Bibit, a Digital Investment App Provider, Secures $65M via Round led by Sequoia Capital India

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Indonesia-based Bibit.id, a digital investment app provider, has reportedly secured $65 million in capital via a round led by Sequoia Capital India. Bibit’s investment round was also joined by Prosus Ventures, Tencent and Harvard Management Company. Existing investors AC Ventures and East Ventures also took… Read More

Cash Usage Declined, Contactless Payments have Increased Considerably, According to Jodie Kelly from Electronic Transactions Association

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The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a dramatic surge in demand for contactless payments options, which has accelerated the ongoing shift from cash transactions to safer digital payment methods. Jodie Kelley, CEO at Electronic Transactions Association, has noted that during the past 6 to 8… Read More

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