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Large Financial Institutions in Poland Continue to Lead Innovative Fintech Projects as They have Substantial Resources: Report

The Polish banking industry is an “open system” according to a new report. Two of the 10 largest banks in the country (mBank SA and Alior Bank SA) have entered the nation’s financial market quite recently. mBank SA was launched in 2000 and Alior Bank… Read More

Polish Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, has been Issued Small Payment Institution License

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which helps employees maintain financial well-being, has been issued a small payment institution license. The company said that the new permit should allow it to make Symmetrical-backed salaries “even faster, more flexible, and empowering.” Currently, there are 69 different small payment institutions… Read More

Poland: Insurance Group ERGO Hestia Provides Instant Refunds Using Billon DLT

ERGO Hestia, said to be the second-largest insurance group in Poland, has partnered with blockchain firm Billon Group to pilot instant refunds using distributed ledger technology (DLT). According to a note from the company, a select group of ERGO Hestia’s customers has been receiving blockchain-based… Read More

Poland’s mPay Partners with iDenfy to use its Biometric Facial Recognition Software to Complete KYC Checks Needed for Mobile Payments

Poland’s mPay has teamed up with iDenfy to use its biometric facial recognition software, (selfie) liveness detection, and ID verification tech, in order to take care of its Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance checks for processing mobile payments. The mPay app allows users to conduct… Read More

Polish-British Fintech Symmetrical.ai, which Helps Employees Maintain Financial Wellbeing, Secures $6.3 Million in Seed Funding

Polish-British Fintech firm Symmetrical.ai, which provides “salary on-demand” services and other products to help people manage their finances, has secured €5.6 million (appr. $6.3 million) in seed funding, in order to bring “ethical” finance to employees. Maintaining financial wellbeing by effectively managing one’s finances remains… Read More

Billon Group Receives Grant to Develop COVID-19 Immunity Certificates Using Blockchain

Billon Group has received a £50,000 grant to create an immunity certificate platform using distributed ledger technology (DLT). The funding came via a Fast Start Competition by Innovate UK. The goal is to speed up and support workers’ return to a safe workplace. Billon group… Read More

Fintech Firms Must Properly Manage Cash Flow, as COVID-19 Is Making it Challenging to Assess Credit Risk, Monedo CEO Says

David Chan, CEO at Monedo (previously Kreditech), a point of sale (PoS) lender that claims to have more than one million customers who have reportedly received over 2 million loans (as of March 2020), says that the online lender has a global addressable market of… Read More

Canary in the Coal Mine? COVID-19 Crisis Having Severe Impact on Consumer Credit Markets as Online Lending Sinks

“We’ve seen a significant contraction in the market with a reduction of 30 to 40% in the demand for personal loans. It’s our view that the fall in demand is being driven by faltering consumer confidence due to job insecurity and economic uncertainty amongst other… Read More

Poland’s National Payments Processor, KIR, Partners Cryptomathic to Allow Residents to Sign Documents Remotely Following Coronavirus Outbreak

KIR, the national payments processor in Poland, has partnered with Cryptomathic in order to allow the country’s residents to sign documents electronically (and remotely), following the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The eIDAS-certified remote qualified e-signature service (QES) allows Poland’s citizens and firms based in the… Read More

Distributed Ledger Technology: Billon Group Raises $6 Million Series A

Billon Group has now raised over $16 million with a recent Series A funding round of $6 million. This newest capital investment was led by Billon CEO Wojtek Kostrzewa with participation from FIS, Rising Tide, Mencey Capital, VCF III, existing investors and more. Billon is… Read More

Nordic Payments Firm Nets to Acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP), a Company that Offers Financial Services to SMEs

Nets, an established Nordic payments firm, has reportedly decided to acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP) in a transaction that would value the Polish merchant acquirer at around €405 million (appr. $454.3 million). PeP’s business is focused on services that are typically required by small and medium-sized… Read More

Hyperloop: Hyper Poland Zooms to Funding Target on Seedrs

A hyperloop project based in Poland has quickly hit its funding target on Seedrs raising over £450,000 in ten days. Hyper Poland has already received a €3.8 million grant from the Polish National Center for Research and Development in 2019. Hyper Poland says it is… Read More

Poland-based Fintech Autenti Secures $4.48 Million in Funding from Alior Bank, BNP Paribas, PKO Bank Polski

Poland-based Fintech firm Autenti has secured $4.48 million in funding from three banks including Alior Bank, BNP Paribas and PKO Bank Polski. Autenti offers a platform for digital agreement signing and provides a workflow for electronic documents. The firm’s management says that the capital will… Read More

To Counter Money Laundering, Polish Crypto Exchange BitBay Ending Support of Monero Privacy Coin

Polish crypto exchange BitBay has announced it has, “end(ed) market trading support for Monero (XMR),” a privacy-enhanced cryptocurrency, because the coin can be used for money laundering: “Monero (XMR) can selectively utilize anonymity features among projects…The decision was made to block the possibility of money… Read More

FundedByMe Poland Reports Super Fast Crowdfunding Round as Offering Closes “Within Minutes”

FundedByMe Poland is reporting a securities offering that closed almost immediately. Iron Wolf Studio raised over €350,000 from more than 60 investors “within minutes” of the offering going live. Iron Wolf Studio is a gaming company comprised of veteran devs and designers from Iron Wolf… Read More

Co-Owner of Failed Crypto Exchange Found Dead in Polish Forest

Tobiasza Niemira, co-owner of the recently-failed Bitmarket crypto exchange, has been found dead in a forest near his home town of Olsztyn in Poland, local media outlet Gazeta Wyborcza reports. The apparent cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head. Bitmarket went offline July… Read More

Exit Scam: Polish Coinroom Exchange Goes Dark, Funds Gone

Operators of Coinroom, a Polish cryptocurrency trading platform registered in 2016, have shut down the platform suddenly and disappeared with client funds, Polish business media site Money reports. At least 50 people on an online forum have claimed they lost between 300 and 60,000 “zlotys”… Read More

FundedByMe Closes Equity Offering of €440,000 in Just 37 Minutes

FundedByMe Poland is reporting that a security offering for Duality Games has raised €440,000 in just 37 minutes. The crowdfunding offer was backed by 66 investors who purchased a 12.76% stake in the firm. The smallest investment was €3,500 and the largest was €175,000. Duality… Read More

Polish Government Pondering Crypto Tax Legislation

The Polish government has published proposed legislation seeking to define how cryptocurrencies will be taxed in the country, Kryptowaluty reports. The bill reportedly defines cryptocurrencies as, “a digital mapping of value,” and includes rules governing both the use of cryptos in retail purchases and their use as… Read More

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