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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

Fintech ID Finance Raises £4.95 Million on Crowdcube, Claims Record for Spain

ID Finance, based in Barcelona, has closed its crowdfunding round raising £4.95 million. The equity offering was listed on Crowdcube Spain and topped the previous record for equity crowdfunding in the country. ID Finance is an online lender, data and credit scoring company operating in… Read More

Spanish Neobank Bnext Surpasses £2.6 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, has successfully secured more than £2.6 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which originally sought to raise a minimum of £1 million, was launched just weeks after the digital banking startup raised $25 million through… Read More

Banco Santander Acquires Controlling Stake in London-based Fintech Ebury for £350 Million

Madrid-based Banco Santander (Santander Group), a multinational commercial bank and financial services company, will be acquiring a 50.1% stake in Ebury for £350 million (appr. $450.9 million). Ebury is a London-based Fintech firm that offers corporate banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that… Read More

Spain’s Neobank Rebellion Becomes First Challenger in the Country to Receive Banking License and Offer IBANs

Spanish neobank Rebellion has reportedly become the first challenger in the nation to acquire a banking license and provide International Bank Account Number (IBANs), according to a report from La Vanguardia.  The Fintech company is planning to become a neobank that “best speaks the language… Read More

Spanish Fintech Firm PecunPay Selects IBM to Develop Red Hat’s Kubernetes Platform OpenShift to “Drive Business”

Spanish Fintech firm PecunPay, which provides a payment and electronic funds transfer platform (managed by the Bank of Spain), has selected New York-based tech giant IBM to develop Red Hat’s Kubernetes platform OpenShift in order to help “drive business.” PecunPay reportedly manages over 500,000 cards… Read More

BBVA Introduces End-to-End Digital Onboarding for the Bank’s Business Clients

Over 650,000 companies can register to become BBVA Spain customers, via an online process that reportedly takes a few minutes to complete.  BBVA has been offering various online enrollment options for private clients. The institution is the first bank in Spain to launch an online… Read More

ID Finance Raises £1.5 Million in Minutes on Crowdcube

ID Finance has crowdfunded £1.5 million “within minutes” according to a note from the company. ID Finance is seeking £2 million on Crowdcube. According to the offering page, ID Finance has received the backing of 248 investors hitting  76% of the target raise. ID Finance… Read More

BBVA Announces Investment in Spanish Fintech Startup PrivacyCloud

BBVA announced on Tuesday it led the first funding round of PrivacyCloud, a Spanish startup developing a series of tools to allow users to control how their data are used by businesses to create commercial or marketing offers. La Sexta Opción, an investment vehicle promoted and… Read More

Fastest Growing Fintech in Spain: ID Finance Predicts €90 Million in Revenue this Year, Plans Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

ID Finance, said to be the fastest-growing Fintech in Spain, is queuing up a crowdfunding offering on Crowdcube. ID Finance reports that it should hit €90 million in top-line revenue this year making it one of the largest companies to raise capital on Crowdcube so… Read More

Spanish Mobile-First Neobank Bnext Secures $25 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By DN Capital

Bnext, a Spain-based mobile-first neobank, announced this week it raised $25 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by DN Capital, with participation from RedAlpine, SpeedInvest, Founders Future, Cometa, Enern, USM, and Conexo. Founded last year, Bnext states it offers customized services… Read More

Spanish Digital Transformation Firm Minsait Acquires Spanish Fintech Afterbanks

Madrid-based Minsait, a company that focuses on digital transformation while providing business management consulting services, acquired 100% of Spanish Fintech firm Afterbanks. Afterbanks’ proprietary technology is used to retrieve and aggregate data from different financial institutions, in order to process payments quickly and efficiently. Minsait’s… Read More

Banking Giant Santander Conducts One of the Most Advanced Blockchain-based Bond Transactions

Spanish multinational commercial bank Santander has reportedly become the first financial institution to handle all aspects of a bond issuance process on a blockchain-based platform. The world’s ninth-largest financial services company used an ERC-20 compliant token to represent $20 million in issued debt, and settled… Read More

Spain’s Autonomous Region Catalonia Introduces Decentralized Digital Identity Platform

The government of Catalonia is developing a decentralized identity solution that will allow the autonomous community’s residents to control their data while interacting with internet-based services. Referred to as the IdentiCAT project, the launch of the new digital identity platform was announced on September 7… Read More

Update: Life Length Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £2.1 Million in Funding

Life Length, a Spain-based telomere diagnostics and analyses company, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £2.1 million in funding from nearly 1,000 investors. The campaign was launched earlier this summer and quickly raised £650,000 funding target. As previously… Read More

Life Length’s Crowdcube Round Is Now Nearing £2 Million in Funding Secured

Life Length, a Spain-based telomere diagnostics and analyses company, has successfully secured £1.97 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round was launched last month and quickly surpassed its £650,000 funding target. It has also attracted nearly 700 investors. Founded in… Read More

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