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Open Banking: Tink Acquires Eurobits Technologies for €15.5 million

Tink has acquired Eurobits Technologies, a provider of account aggregation services working with various banks and Fintechs. Current clients are said to include BBVA, Santander, La Banque Postale, and others. The purchase of Eurobits is expected to strengthen Tink’s bank connectivity coverage and buttress its… Read More

ID Finance Milestone: Revenues Doubled to €81 Million in 2019

ID Finance, the emerging markets fintech firm, announced on Thursday it has achieved revenue of €81 million in 2019. The company reported that this represents 96% growth for its business in Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Founded in 2012, ID Finance claims to be a leading… Read More

Banco Santander Acquires Majority Stake in Spanish Fintech Mercury TFS

Banco Santander, S.A. (BME:SAN) announced on Friday it has acquired the majority stake in Mercury TFS, a Spain-based company that specializes in software solutions that automate the end-to-end management of trade finance transactions for corporate customers, for €30 million. According to Banco Santander, the transaction… Read More

Giant Financial Institution, the BBVA, Asks Fintech Firms to Develop Regtech and Finance Solutions via its Open Talent Program

BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A)., a Spanish multinational financial services company, is making changes to its Open Talent competition for early-stage firms and startups, in order to work cooperatively with Fintech businesses. BBVA is one of the world’s largest financial institutions. It offers services… Read More

Money Live Spring – Madrid

Spearheading innovation in banking and payments MoneyLIVE Spring brings together the prime movers from incumbent leaders and Fintechs across Europe’s banking and payments ecosystem. Choose the content that’s relevant to you across two distinct stages, whilst networking with an attendee list big enough to feature… Read More

Financial Giant Santander Group Is in the Final Stages of Introducing Cross-Border Payments Service, PagoFX

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, is reportedly in the final stages of introducing its new Fintech spinout PagoFX, which will compete with leading cross-border money transfer service provider, TransferWise. Sifted reported that… Read More

BBVA Announces Spain’s First Card Made Out of Recycled Plastic

BBVA announced late last week the launch of its credit card made out of recycled plastic in Spain. The banking group reported that this launch is part of its commitment to the fight against climate and adopt initiatives that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals…. Read More

CaixaBank Partners With Football Team RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to Launch New Mobile App

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Monday it has teamed up with RCD Espanyol de Barcelona to launch the Spanish football team mobile app. The duo reported that the app will include an integrated “wallet” in order to boost commercial services,… Read More

Spanish Retail Bank CaixaBank Announces New Collaboration With Plug and Play

CaixaBank, a retail banking group based in Spain, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with global startup platform Plug and Play to help the continuous growth in the Spanish fintech sector. According to CaixaBank, the duo will promote new services for the… Read More

France-based Digital Bank Qonto Secures $115 Million via Series C Round Led by Tencent, DST Global

France-based digital bank Qonto has secured $115 million through a Series C investment round led by Tencent and DST Global, in order to help it further penetrate key markets, implement new features to tailor its products and services to specific market segments, and hire new… Read More

Major Spanish Multinational Banking Group BBVA Might Offer Its Fintech Products on Amazon

BBVA, a major Spanish multinational banking group, is considering the possibility of providing various banking-related products via Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The financial industry has seen a large number of new solutions being introduced during the past few years and there has been a sharp increase in… Read More

Spanish Telecommunications Giant Telefonica to Test Blockchain-based Platform with 8,000 Local Firms

Telefonica, a Spanish telecommunications giant, will be teaming up with Spain’s Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE) in order to provide access to its blockchain-based platform to around 8,000 local companies. Telefonica will reportedly be deploying nodes of its Hyperledger-enabled blockchain at APTE’s 52… Read More

Dutch Financial Giant ING to Spin Out Fintech Katana, a Bond Analytics Platform

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Dutch financial giant ING will spin out the bond analytics platform Katana, the latest startup to successfully complete and graduate from the bank’s Fintech incubation labs. Katana is presently among 25 other innovation projects being incubated at ING Labs, which have centers based in Amsterdam,… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Big 2019 for International Funding Rounds

Leading UK based investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube is out with a note claiming a record-breaking year for international securities offerings. According to Crowdcube, during 2019 overseas offerings raised €26.6 million – a 100% increase versus year prior. This took place even while the sword of… Read More

Madrid-based Fintech StudentFinance Raises $1.27 Million in Seed Round Led by Seedcamp

StudentFinance, a Fintech firm launched by the founders of Uniplaces, recently revealed that it had secured €1.15 million (appr. $1.27 million) in seed funding led by Seedcamp, a Revolut and Transferwise investor, which are two of Europe’s largest Fintech companies. Mustard Seed Maze also took… Read More

Mobile-based Banking Services Provider Orange Bank Launches in Spain

Following its successful launch in France, Orange Bank is further expanding its global operations with the introduction of a new branch in Spain. The financial institution aims to solidify its multi-service, diversification strategy by providing new mobile-based banking services. Launched on November 25, 2015 in… Read More

Switzerland’s Stock Exchange Operator SIX Group Makes All-Cash Offer for Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles, a Spanish Stock Exchange Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, recently revealed that it has made an all-cash offer for Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles, a Spanish stock exchange operator. The deal would reportedly establish the third-largest financial market infrastructure group in… Read More

Nestle Grocery Store in Spain Introduces New Facial Recognition Payment System Designed By CaixaBank

A Nestle grocery store based in Spain has introduced a facial recognition payment system designed by CaixaBank and the institution’s Payment Innovation Hub alliance. Samsung, Global Payments, Visa, and Arval are members of the alliance. Nestle’s Face to Pay Market application can be downloaded from… Read More

Spanish Multinational Banking Group BBVA Reveals How it Increased Digital Sales in Spain

Madrid-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), a multinational Spanish banking group with $827 billion in total assets, recently revealed its successful third quarter results. BBVA, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, noted in a blog post on November 11 that its digital sales statistics… Read More

Spain: Banco Sabadell to Partner with Fintech Nemuru to Provide Instant Loans for Renovations

Banco Sabadell, a bank based in Barcelona, has reached a partnership agreement with Nemuru – a Fintech that seeks to make it easier for professionals in the renovations sector to offer their customers instant loans at the point of sale. Banco Sabadell reports that the… Read More

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