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European Fintech Tink Announces Open Bank Tech Collaboration With Tribe

    Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with payments technology provider Tribe. According to Tink, the partnership will enable Tribe to combine its issuer and acquirer services, with… Read More

UK’s OneBanks, which Offers Face-to-Face Banking Services on Behalf of Banks, Hires Andy Willmot as CTO

OneBanks, the developer of a pop-up kiosk format which can offer in-person banking services on behalf of several different banks and financial services customers, has appointed Andy Willmot,  (the Chief Digital Architect at Lloyds Banking Group) as its Chief Technical Officer. With banks now beginning… Read More

UK Fintech Lanistar, a Much-Hyped and Controversial New Venture, Acquires FCA Approval

UK-based Fintech firm Lanistar, the much-hyped and controversial business venture that has previously claimed it’s owned by some of the “world’s most influential people,” has revealed that it’s managed to acquire the FCA’s approval to serve as an Electronic Money Directive (EMD) agent of payments… Read More

Open Banking: IT Firm Adesso Schwetz and Hypothekarbank Lenzburg to Work on Core Banking Solutions for Swiss Markets

Adesso Schweiz, a consulting and IT services provider, has teamed up with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg in order to further develop and market Open Banking solutions in Switzerland’s capital markets. As noted by the Adessor Schweiz AG team: “For a business to succeed, you need innovative ideas… Read More

TechUK Responds to Competition and Market Authority’s Consultation on Open Banking

The UK has reached a key stage for the ongoing development of Open Data initiatives.  The Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) is now nearing the completion of creating Open Banking guidelines and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has finalized a consultation on the updated… Read More

LendInvest Chief Operating Officer Arman Tahmassebi Explains how Fintech Platform Leverages Tech to Streamline Borrowing, Lending Process

Proptech platform LendInvest notes that its founders began operations in response to a UK mortgage market that’s “fundamentally broken.” The LendInvest team points out that for many years, it’s been a market mostly dominated by banking institutions, and acquiring a mortgage can be one of… Read More

Open Banking: London based Volt, an Open Payments Gateway, Unveils New Cash Management Facility

Volt, an open payments gateway, revealed on Wednesday (April 28, 2021) that it has developed new cash management functionality. It offers merchants and payment service providers with full visibility of Open Banking payments made via the UK’s Faster Payments Service and the European SEPA Credit… Read More

London’s Fintech Startup Fintern Acquires £32M in Capital to Expand Access to Affordable Loans in UK Markets

UK-based Fintech company Fintern has secured £32 million in funding in order to expand access to affordable loans in the United Kingdom. On the back of their official launch last month, the London-headquartered startup has confirmed that it raised £32 million in equity and debt… Read More

Keith Grose from Plaid Says UK has Taken the Lead in Fintech related Developments like Open Banking, PSD2

While attending a recently-held panel session for this year’s UK Fintech Week , moderator Kristy Duncan, CEO at Women in Payments, acknowledged that the United Kingdom and the European Union could potentially benefit from an updated regulatory framework that supports innovative projects and competition. As… Read More

Credit Kudos Chosen by Fintech Curve for its Upcoming Credit Product

London-based Credit Kudos, the challenger credit reference agency and Open Banking solution provider, revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has been chosen as the Open Banking provider for Curve, the Fintech company that aims to bring your cards into one smart card and… Read More

DeFi Needs a More Reliable Credit Scoring System According to Blockchain Platform Ontology Founder Li Jun

Decentralized finance (DeFi) requires a more reliable credit scoring system, however, we need to be cautious, according to Ontology (ONT) Founder, Li Jun. Jun explains that credit scores have been “a cornerstone of risk evaluation in the global banking systems for decades.” He adds that… Read More

Credit Karma Joins Forces With Bud’s Open Banking to Help UK Members With Financial Products & Assistance With Smart Money Decisions

  Credit Karma announced on Friday it has partnered with Bud in a move to provide Open Banking access and smarter services to its members in the UK. Credit Karma reported it provides customers in the UK with one of the most advanced and personalized… Read More

Digital Banking Software Firm Temenos Reveals that BlueShore Financial Is Streamlining Operations with Temenos Infinity

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software firm, revealed on April 13, 2021, that BlueShore Financial, a boutique “full-service” financial institution, is “digitally transforming” its operations along with Temenos. As mentioned in a release, BlueShore is powered by Temenos Infinity, the omnichannel digital banking solution.  BlueShore… Read More

Google’s Gradient Ventures Leads $5 Million Funding Round in Wage

Wage, has closed on a $5 million funding round led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures. Wage is an open banking software solution that securely shares payroll data with third parties. Beyond Gradient Ventures, follow-on investment came from 8VC, Pear Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, CoFound… Read More

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Secures $70M via Series D led by Addition, Company has Raised $142M in Total to Date

UK-based Open Banking solution provider TrueLayer has secured $70 million in capital through a Series D round. TrueLayer‘s latest investment round was led by Addition and included contributions from several angel investors. Following this latest fundraise, the Fintech firm has acquired a total of $142… Read More

Open Banking Firm Nuapay Acquired by EML Payments for €100 Million

EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) has acquired Sentential and its wholly-owned subsidiaries including open banking firm Nuapay. The binding agreement totals €110 million including an upfront enterprise value of €70 million plus an earn-out of up to €40 million. Sentenial is a cloud-native payments company… Read More

Digital Finance as the New Normal: Plaid Raises $425 Million Series D

Plaid has announced a significant funding round raising $425 million in a Series D round. It has been rumored for some time that Plaid, a leader in the open banking sector, was raising new capital. New investors Altimeter Capital, Silver Lake, and Ribbit Capital joined… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Plaid Might be Closing a Financing Round at $13 Billion, Sources Claim

Open Banking Fintech Plaid is reportedly in the process of closing financing at around a $13 billion valuation. Plaid’s investment round will be led by Altimeter Capital, according to Bloomberg which cited “people” familiar with the matter. Many of the Fintech firm’s current investors will… Read More

LendInvest Teams Up with Credit Kudos to Improve Underwriting Process via Open Banking

LendInvest has teamed up with Credit Kudos in order to improve the underwriting process via Open Banking. Through the partnership, LendInvest and Credit Kudos will aim to provide brokers and clients a more accessible and secure service. The initiative also aims to enable LendInvest with… Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

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