Tagged: portugal

Bit2Me and Axie Infinity to Expand Community in Spain, Portugal, LatAm

Bit2Me is joining forces with Axie Infinity. At Bit2Me, the first VASP approved to offer services in Spain, they have entered an agreement with Axie Infinity to be their “reference partners” in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. In addition, they’ll be supporting events organized by… Read More

“Bitcoin Family” Moves to Portugal for its 0% Tax on BTC, Other Virtual Currencies

Didi Taihuttu, who is a member of “Bitcoin Family,” is reportedly settling down in Portugal, which is one of Europe’s crypto tax havens, according to a report by CNBC. Settling down in Portugal is a huge deal for the family of five (originally from Netherlands),… Read More

Protocol Labs Teams Up with Faber to Conduct Web3 Hackathon, Accelerator Program

Protocol Labs and Faber are collaborating to help with supporting the development of the next-gen of the Internet. The partnership combines Faber’s experience as early-stage deep tech VC and Protocol Labs’ Web3 expertise to “help entrepreneurs create the building blocks of successful new companies in… Read More

Branded Payments Firm Recharge Opens Office in Lisbon

Amsterdam-based Recharge has opened an office in Lisbon, Portugal to accelerate its expansion plans, according to a company release. Recharge is a European firm providing online consumer-branded payments, currently operating in over 150 markets around the world. Recharge recently announced a $35 million Series B… Read More

400 Emerging Technologies or EmTech Scholarships to be Offered by Santander and MIT Professional Education

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) (via Santander Universities) and MIT Professional Education are providing 400 “Santander Tech | Emerging Technologies Program by MIT Professional Education” scholarships “geared at courses related to in-demand technologies such as blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity in a job market dominated by digitalization… Read More

Santander Introduces “Green” Sustainable Payment Cards in Spain

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) has started to introduce its sustainable payment cards, which are reportedly made with recycled material. The cards are being rolled out in Spain. Santander had previously launched the “One Card” design in Poland and Portugal. The financial institution plans to have… Read More

Crédito Agrícola Group Teams Up with Meniga to Become first Portuguese Bank to Enable Clients to Track Carbon Footprint

Meniga, the leader in personal finance banking solutions, has teamed up with the Portuguese national financial group, Crédito Agrícola Group, in order to introduce its green banking solution, ‘Carbon Insight’ in Portugal. Meniga’s ‘Carbon Insight’ – which becomes the first bank-based carbon footprinting solution to… Read More

UTA, Rally to Educate Creators on Personalized Token Development

Talent, sports, and entertainment firm UTA and Rally, a social token fan engagement and monetization platform, this week announced an alliance to educate and inspire creators, artists, celebrities, athletes, and to launch their own social tokens with Rally.  UTA Marketing, the agency’s consulting division, will… Read More

Online Payments Fintech AstroPay Introduces Services in European Markets After Steady Growth

AstroPay, a provider of online payment solutions, has introduced its digital payment service for the European markets, after a period of steady growth for the business which has seen its users and merchants increase significantly. Established in 2009, AstroPay has been offering payment solutions to… Read More

Digital Commerce: Cloud Payment Provider Checkout.com to Expand Operations into Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece

Checkout.com, a Cloud payment provider, revealed on Thursday (May 27, 2021) that it has  established a business office in Barcelona, in order to serve as its headquarters for operations across Southern European markets. Key markets for Checkout.com will include Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece, the… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Says Fintech Sector in European Countries like Portugal, UK, Germany Is Growing Rapidly

The team at Bondora, a European peer to peer lending platform, states that the first month of 2021 is “setting the tone” for the year to come. Bondora notes that the Fintech sector is still growing steadily. including Portugal’s financial technology industry as the country… Read More

Fintech Startup Ecosystem in Portugal Is Growing Steadily with 42% of Fintechs being Launched in 2018 or Later: Report

Portugal’s Fintech sector continues to experience steady growth and development. It has matured considerably this year with several key developments such as the formation of a Fintech hub (or Fintech House) along with the introduction of a framework for a financial technology regulatory sandbox program…. Read More

OurCrowd Partners with Portuguese VC Firm UnderRock Investments

OurCrowd, the world’s largest global investment crowdfunding platform, has partnered with Portuguese venture capital firm UnderRock Investments. This most recent partnership is part of a growing number of global alliances established by OurCrowd including: Stifel brokerage and investment banking firm, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)… Read More

German Digital Only Bank N26 Makes Google Pay Services Available For Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands and Portugal

  Digital-only bank platform N26 recently announced it is bringing Google Pay to customers in Austria, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The company made Google Pay available to customers starting in 2018, with the first launches in Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia, and Spain…. Read More

Portugal based VC Firm Faber Closes €20.5 Million Round for its AI and Machine Learning focused Fund for European Startups

Portugal-based VC firm Faber has revealed that it has closed a €20.5 million round for Faber Tech II, which is a fund that will primarily focus on supporting early-stage initiatives. Faber plans to commit €30 million to the fund that will offer assistance to startups… Read More

Railsbank Announces New Partnership With Portugal’s The Fintech House

Open banking platform Railsbank recently announced it has formed a partnership with Portugal-based The Fintech House. According to Railsbank, The Fintech House started in 2019 and is an initiative of Portugal Fintech. “[The Fintech House] was a natural step to keep developing this ecosystem after… 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

Transferwise for Banks Now Up and Running on Activo Bank

Most banks suck when it comes to moving money around internationally. Bogus rates and nosebleed fees = screw the customer. Transferwise has generously provided a solution for this problem with its bank-friendly API. Today, Transferwise has announced a new partnership with Activo Bank in Portugal…. Read More

Tink Announces Launch in Italy & Portugal

Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced on Thursday it has launched its service in both Italy and Portugal. As previously reported, Tink provides partners ranging from big banks to individual developers with the technology to securely access financial… Read More

Revolut Expands into Portugal with New Customer Operations Center in Porto

Digital bank Revolut is expanding into Portugal with a new customer operations center in Porto. The company reports that it will hire up to 400 new employees at the new location. Ricardo Macieira, an ex-Airbnb executive, and Rebeca Venancio, formerly at Microsoft, have been appointed… Read More

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