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Open Finance: Yapily Raises $51 Million in Round Led by Sapphire Ventures

Yapily, an open banking infrastructure provider, has raised $51 million in a Series B funding round led by Sapphire Ventures. Existing investors Lakestar, HV Capital, and Latitude participated in the round as well. Yapily says the investment will enable it to expand its operations across… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Visa Ready Certification, which Helps Clients Access Seamless Digital Payments Solutions

UK-based Fintech firm Modulr reveals that they’ve managed to secure their Visa Ready certification, which supports customers in selecting the “best of breed payment solutions” that meet Visa’s international standards. As noted in an update from Modulr, the extended collaboration with Visa will help with… Read More

Latam: Open Banking Provider Prometeo Allows Access for Startups Free of Charge with Spark

Prometeo, a large open banking platform based in Uruguay, has announced a new program for startups called Spark. The program enables startups, Fintechs, and small businesses access to its infrastructure of banking connections with APIs, free of charge. Prometeo stated that participants will have access… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Appoints Tilen Chetty, Dan Gaskin to Focus on APAC Expansion

TrueLayer, the global Open Banking solution provider, reveals that it has hired technical professionals in Australia in order to expand operations in the APAC region. Tilen Chetty will be joining TrueLayer in Sydney as Product Lead and Dan Gaskin will be working out of the… Read More

UK’s P2P Investment Platform Kuflink Reveals it’s Working on Open Banking Updates

Kuflink Group, a platform that connects borrowers with lenders, by providing a steady flow of accessible finance and competitive interest rates, notes that their tech team has worked hard to bring new features. Kuflink‘s management writers in a blog post that together, with users’ feedback,… Read More

Open Banking Fintech SplitBill Secures Nearly £100K from 52 Investors via Crowdcube

UK-based Fintech firm SplitBill, which enables free instantaneous fund transfers between friends and family members and allows merchants to save in processing fees versus credit cards transactions, reveals that it has now raised £99,370 (of its £150,000 target) from 52 investors via Crowdcube. SplitBill, which… Read More

Open Banking Firm Tink Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer

Tink, an open banking platform, has appointed Rowan Taylor as its new role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Taylor previously worked at AWS and is said to have 26 years of experience in banking technology including stints at Accenture, KPMG and Gartner. Taylor will be… Read More

CBI and CRIF to Support Banking, Fintech Firms by Enhancing their Financial Technology Services

CBI, which is a hub for tech innovation and the ongoing digitalization of the financial sector, has teamed up with CRIF, an international firm focused on credit bureau & business information, advanced digital solutions for business development and Open Banking. This partnership between CBI and… Read More

European Commission Approves Merger Request from P27 Nordic Payments Initiative to Form Pan Nordic Payments Platform

The European Commission reveals that it has approved the merger request from the P27 Nordic Payments initiative in order to form its pan-Nordic payments platform. This latest approval from the European Commission marks a key milestone for the project which is focused on working towards… Read More

Bank of Russia and Russian Fintech Association Provide Open Banking API to Local Fintechs

Promsvyazbank and Tochka, a Fintech-focused service for SMEs, reportedly began using an Open Banking API implemented by the Bank of Russia and the Russian Fintech Association (RFA). They’ve passed the tests at the Open API Certification Stand, which is being operated by the Russian Fintech… Read More

Open Banking Executives Laud Inclusion of Easier Bank Switching in Biden Executive Order on Competition

Earlier today, President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order that included a litany of policy objectives that are ostensibly designed to improve competition. While some aspects may fall short, one area that may please Open Banking (or Open Finance) advocates is the inclusion of easier… Read More

Entercard and Open Banking Firm Nordigen Partner on Credit Scoring

Entercard, a Nordic credit firm operating in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, is partnering with European open banking company Nordigen to improve their credit assessment and scoring models. The partnership is described as significantly increasing the accuracy of the existing credit scoring models by adding new… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech FaizPay Secures £526K+ via Seedrs from 79 Investors

FaizPay, a company offering a truly multi-channel fast and fair payments service that’s built on Open Banking rails, has secured 87% or £526,958 of its fundraising target of £600,001 from 79 investors (at the time of writing) via a securities offering on Seedrs. As of… Read More

Overfunding: Bookkeeping and Tax Automation Fintech Coconut Secures £918K+ via Crowdcube

Coconut, a Fintech firm that automates bookkeeping and tax for sole traders, a market of 3.5 million in the UK, has raised £918,370 from 1202 investors (at the time of writing while having a £700,000 target) through a campaign on Crowdcube. Coconut reports a pre-money valuation… Read More

Global Banks Taking Proactive Tech Approach in 2021: Finastra

Global bank investment strategies are becoming more proactive, data from a Finastra survey suggest. Finastra surveyed 785 professionals from institutions in the US, UK, Singapore, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and the UAE for Financial Services: State of the Nation Survey 2021. In 2021 banks’ top… Read More

New Digital Transformation Initiative Introduced by RCBC and Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines

The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has introduced a digital transformation initiative with assistance from the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP). The new project will be supporting the SynerFi Open Finance Network. This development has come shortly after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas… Read More

UK’s Hometrack, Provider of Insights to Mortgage Sector, to Leverage Moneyhub’s Open Finance Solutions

After an extensive and thorough selection process, Hometrack, an established provider of insight and intelligence to the United Kingdom’s mortgage sector, has decided to work with Moneyhub, an Open Finance data, intelligence, and payments service for customer-focused firms. Moneyhub will be serving as Hometrack’s preferred… Read More

Visa to Acquire European Open Banking Fintech Tink for €1.8B, Transaction Subject to Regulatory Clearance

Visa (NYSE: V) will be acquiring European Open Banking Fintech Tink for €1.8 billion. The acquisition should help with filling a Plaid-shaped hole in Visa’s existing portfolio after a $5.4 billion deal to acquire the financial data-sharing firm was unsuccessful (following pushback from regulatory authorities)…. Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Introduces New Approach to Account Ownership Checks with Verification API

TrueLayer, Europe’s Open Banking platform, reveals that it has launched a new approach to account ownership checks with its Verification API. As noted in the announcement from TrueLayer, the Verification API will be leveraging Open Banking along with with machine learning algorithms. This should help… Read More

UK Fintech Tide to Introduce Cashflow Insights to Help SMEs with Streamlining Cashflow Management

UK-based Tide, a business financial platform, confirmed that it will be introducing Cashflow Insights this month in order to assist small business owners with enhancing their cash flow management while addressing delays in payments. The new solution should improve how credit scores may be used… Read More

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