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Open Banking Service Salt Edge Partners with Financial Planning App Planner Bee

Open banking platform Salt Edge has announced a new partnership with Singapore based Planner Bee. Planner Bee is a digital financial advisor that combines a user’s accounts, including savings, investments, insurance, and more, into a single dashboard. Planner Bee seeks to help people to reach… Read More

Fintech and Open Banking Firm Railsbank Expands into US with First Customer Unifimoney

Railsbank, a UK based Fintech and open banking service provider, has crossed the Atlantic to open up operations in the US with the acquisition of its first customer – Unifimoney, according to a release. Simultaneously, to support the North American expansion, Railsbank has hired Dov… Read More

Open Banking and Regtech Firm Railsbank Gains Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as New Client

UK-based Railsbank, an Open Banking and Regtech solution provider, revealed on June 29, 2020, that it has gained Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as a new client. Statrys offers digital business accounts, advanced payment options, and forex solutions for SMEs based in Asia. It provides convenient… Read More

Revolut Announces Addition of American Express to Open Banking Feature

Digital bank Revolut announced on Thursday the addition of American Express (AMEX) to its Open Banking feature. According to Revolut, the feature allows the bank’s retail customers in the UK to connect their American Express and other banks accounts to Revolut, making it possible to… Read More

Mastercard Acquires Finicity, an Open Banking and Data Fintech

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a real-time financial data and insights access provider providing open banking tools – an area of growing importance for financial services firms.. Mastercard revealed the purchase price was $825 million,… Read More

Japan’s Ruling Liberal Democratic Party Is Reportedly Planning to Make it Easier for Traditional Banks to Expand into Fintech and Other Sectors

The Japanese Liberal Democratic Party, the nation’s ruling-party, is reportedly planning to make it easier for local banking institutions to branch out into different sectors, which could help them compete with or even push back against emerging Fintech firms and other tech startups. The party’s… Read More

Open Banking: European Countries Need to “Harmonize” their Approach to Open Finance, Andréa Toucinho from Partelya Consulting Suggests

Andréa Toucinho, the Director of Studies, Prospective and Training of Partelya Consulting and Country Ambassador for France of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), notes that it’s necessary to develop a European vision or roadmap for adopting Open Banking and Open Finance platforms. She suggests that… Read More

Fintech Adoption: Mobile, Digital, and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Used in Indonesia due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has created significant socio-economic challenges, which have impacted individuals and businesses across the globe. More people are now spending time at home due to government-enforced nationwide lockdowns. Certain segments of the Fintech industry, including digital, mobile, and contactless payments,  have seen increased… Read More

Open Banking Platform Nuapay Announces New Partnership With UK Payment Processing Startup Felloh!

Open banking platform Nuapay announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with payment processing startup Felloh! to create a new solution that will enable consumers to donate to charities through an open banking process, with over 50% of beta testers finding it easier to… Read More

Revolut Launches Open Banking Services to More Than One Million Irish Retail & Business Customers

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Wednesday the launch of Open Banking for its more than one million retail and business customers in Ireland. According to Revolut, the new Open Banking feature allows retail customers in Ireland to connect their AIB, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank,… Read More

Nasdaq listed Brazilian Firm XP Inc. to Acquire Majority Stake in Fintech Fliper, Subject to Regulatory Approval

XP Investimentos XP Inc. (Nasdaq: XP), a company offering fixed income, equities, and private pension products, says it’s reevaluating its business plans, following the introduction of new Open Banking guidelines in Brazil. XP will reportedly be acquiring a majority stake in Fintech firm Fliper, an… Read More

New Zealand’s Fintech Zeeco Partners with Salt Edge, an Open Banking Solution Provider, to Access Users’ Bank Data and Automate Eco-contributions

New Zealand-based Fintech firm Zeeco has partnered with Salt Edge, a company that provides Open Banking solutions, in order to access users’ financial data and automate certain eco-contributions. As mentioned in a blog post published on Salt Edge’s official website: “With [rising] awareness [about] the… Read More

Tink Announces Extension of Open Banking Support For PayPal; Scores Strategic Investment

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Wednesday it has extended its open banking support for PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL). According to Tink, the expanded relationship is supported by a second strategic investment from PayPal, carried out in connection… Read More

HyperJar Uses Salt Edge on PSD2 Compliance

Open banking service provider Salt Edge is helping HyperJar, a UK Fintech, adhere to PSD2 compliance needs. HyperJar provides a budgeting app and “eWallet” to help people manage their money more effectively. By partnering with Salt Edge, HyperJar is expected to be fully compliant in… Read More

Salt Edge Assists Simplifi to Accelerate Accounting Services Through Open Banking

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Simplifi-HQ, an online accounting service provider based in New Zealand, has teamed up with open banking provider Salt Edge to speed-up and digitize its software package by accessing financial data of their clients directly from the bank. Salt Edge claims that the partnership allows Simplifi… Read More

Fintech Credit Kudos, the “Challenger Credit Bureau,” Partners with PwC to Establish Digital Banking Ecosystem Sandbox

Fintech firm Credit Kudos, the “challenger credit bureau,” has teamed up with Big Four auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in order to launch a digital banking “ecosystem sandbox.” Credit Kudos is regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It aims to provide a different and… Read More

Plaid Launches Plaid Exchange to Accelerate Consumer-Permissioned Data Access Strategies for Financial Institutions

Fintech Plaid has announced the launch of “Plaid Exchange,” an open banking platform for financial institutions. The company states that the API solution for all financial institutions will help propel the industry closer to a fully digital future. Plaid says the launch comes at a… Read More

€43 Billion Deposited into EU Savings in March 2020, a Sign of Resilience States Report

Eurozone savers deposited €43 billion in March 2020, marking the eighth month where net inflows exceeded 40 billion euros since February 2019, according to a report by Hamburg, Germany based Fintech and open banking platform Deposit Solutions. The company’s research indicates that French savers deposited… Read More

Blockchain-based Security Tokens to be Considered Similar to Highly Liquid Securities, like Stocks, by Japan’s Regulators, Fintech Executive Explains

Norbert Gehrke, founder and representative director at Tokyo Fintech, an initiative that supports community-led innovation in Japan’s financial services sector, notes that the country’s economy and business transactions are still “highly paper-based.” Gehrke has worked as managing director at Goldman Sachs’ Technology Division and Barclays… Read More

Columbia-based Fintech Infrastructure Developer Minka Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding via Round Led by Fintech Collective

  Colombia-based Fintech firm Minka has secured $3 million in capital through a funding round led by Fintech Collective. Colle Capital Partners, the Collaborative Fund, multinational firm Carvajal Tecnología y Servicios, and Mastercard also took part in Minka’s latest round. The Fintech company said it… Read More

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