Tagged: spain

More than Half of European SMEs May Shut Down Permanently in Next 12 Months Due to Challenges Created by COVID: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the operations of small businesses across the globe. European SMEs are the lifeblood of the region’s economy and a recent report claims that nearly half of these companies might shut down within the next 12 months. According to research… Read More

BBVA Launches Blank Credit Card “Aqua” in Spain

BBVA announced on Wednesday it has launched Aqua, a new line of “blank” credit cards, in Spain. According to BBVA, Aqua features a CVV code but does not contain card numbers (PAN) or expiration dates printed on them. BBVA noted that this concept reinforces security… Read More

Digital Bank Bnext to Partner with Rapyd for Latin American Expansion

Bnext, a Spain based neo-bank that has raised over €22 million in funding, has partnered with Rapyd, a Fintech as a Service company, to expand services across Latin America. According to a release, Bnext customers will be able to make deposits into their accounts at… Read More

Santander Bank Partners With Correos to Provide Basic Financial Services in Spain

Santander Bank recently announced it has signed a deal with Correos to provide services in Spain. The agreement will allow the banking group to provide services at a total of 4,675 Correos offices from the first quarter of 2021, with Santander’s basic financial services reaching… Read More

Overfunding: Spanish Fintech Challenger bnc10’s Crowdcube Campaign Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target

bnc10, a new fintech challenger based in Barcelona, Spain, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign, which has attracted more than 225 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2018 and launching earlier this year, bnc10 stated it has grown rapidly, hitting… Read More

Raisin Announces New Partnership With Financial Resource Platform Finect

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Monday it has joined forces with interactive financial resource platform Finect on competitive savings to help Spanish depositors beat low-interest rates. Raisin reported that by integrating its offers, Finect connects users to a wide range of banking… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Dutch Micro-Investing Mobile App Peaks Announces Expansion to Spain & France

Peaks, an Amsterdam-based micro-investing app, announced earlier this week that is has expanded its service to Spain and France. The company noted it will now be available in four European countries. Founded in 2016, Peaks claims its mobile app is the “easiest” way to set… Read More

Forward Thinking Bank Santander Spins Off Fintech VC Segment, Renames Mouro Capital, Dedicated Funds Rise to $400 Million Following Big Returns

Santander Innoventures is going it alone. The venture capital subsidiary of Banco Santander is being spun off and renamed as Mouro Capital. The new entity is also receiving additional capital from the bank as Santander will double the amount of dedicated funds going from $200… Read More

Hungarian Firm PeasyPay Launches Biometric Digital Payment System that Uses Facial, Palm Recognition to Verify Users

Hungarian firm PeasyPay has launched a biometric digital payment system that uses facial and palm recognition to verify customers’ IDs and settle transactions. The Fintech company stated that it will be introducing its biometrics-enabled point-of-sale payments technology in Spain and the UK. Consumers can download… Read More

Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Overfunding: Spanish Payment App Mitto Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign

Mitto, a Spain-based payments app, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The initiative recently launched and has already attracted 260 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, Mitto states it is an app linked to a card that… Read More

Spanish Payments App Mitto Now Seeking £500,000 Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Mitto, a Spain-based payments app, is now seeking £500,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2019, Mitto states it is an app linked to a card that makes it easier for users to consume in a more conscious and sustainable way. “With… Read More

BBVA Continues to Work on Quantum Computing Data Projects, also Collaborating with German Fintech Rubean to Trial Contactless Payments Solution

BBVA, a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to conduct trials of its new software that allows merchants to take contactless payments via their Android mobile devices, without having to install… Read More

Bank Collaborations with Tech Giants like Google Represent “Future of Banking,” BBVA Exec Javier Rodriguez Soler Says

Javier Rodriguez Soler, the Country Manager / CEO at the BBVA USA (NYSE: BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, confirms that In early August, BBVA USA revealed it would work with Google … Read More

COVID-19 Speeds Up Digital Transformation: TSB Bank Phasing Out Cashier Roles, Valencia in Spain to Stop Taking Cash, will Support Digital Payments, Tickets

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to major changes in how businesses are now operating, globally. UK-based TSB Bank is reportedly planning to phase out 929 cashier roles which are supporting its physical branch network. The bank said it’s making the changes due to COVID, which… Read More

Spanish Neobank Bnext Raises Additional €11 Million Through Extended Series A Funding Round

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, has reportedly raised an additional €11 million through its extended Series A funding round, which raised €22 million ($25 million) last Fall.  As previously reported, Bnext offers customized services tailored to individual needs. The mobile banking platform allows its customers… Read More

Spanish Wealthtech Allfunds Announces Strengthening of Social Commitment; Joins Corporate Sustainability Initiative United Nations Global Compact

  Allfunds, Spain-based independent wealthtech and fund distribution platform, announced on Thursday it is strengthening its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and has joined corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact Allfunds reported that it has been producing a CSR report in accordance with the Global Reporting… Read More

Fintech Hub Established by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, a Company that Addresses Organizational Aspects of Spain’s Stock Exchanges

Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), a Spanish company that addresses the organizational aspects of Spain’s stock exchanges and financial markets (including stock exchanges in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, and Valencia), has reportedly teamed up with Barcelona Tech City in order to establish a new Fintech hub…. Read More

Financial Giant BBVA Shares Results of Quantum Computing Tech Proof of Concepts for Improving Currency Aribtrage, Porfolio Management

BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.), a Spanish multinational financial services company based in Madrid and Bilbao, Spain with nearly €700 billion in assets, has introduced the results of six proof of concept (PoC) trials that leverage quantum computing for several different potential business use… Read More

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