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Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Global Fintech Wise, Reveals Company Continues to Lower Cross-Border Transfer Fees

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Wise (previously dba TransferWise), which aims to make money work without borders, notes that they’re building the world’s most international account. 1/ @Wise Q2 Mission Update is here. Our team is 2,600 people now. How much progress did we… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Announces Seamless Cross-Border Transfers, Powered by Global Fintech Wise

UK-based digital banking platform Monzo has teamed up with Wise (previously dba TransferWise and now having completed a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on its Main Market) in order to provide clients with a simple and affordable way to send funds overseas…. Read More

Wise, Formerly Transferwise, to Pursue a Direct Listing on LSE as Soon as This Week: Report

Wise, formerly doing business as Transferwise, is to complete a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) according to reports. Wise, a global Fintech and stealth bank, is a leading provider of global transfers and payments. The site was launched in recognition of the… Read More

Fintech Wise Launches Cloud based Educational Project to Address IT, Computer Programming Skills Shortage in Estonia

Fintech Unicorn and stealth bank Wise (previously doing business as Transferwise) is reportedly working on a Cloud-enabled educational project in order to assist with addressing the IT skills shortage in Estonia. Estonia, which is currently home to more than 1,100 startups and 7 unicorns, has… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise Now Offering Hong Kong Residents Option to Send Money Using Only Mobile Phone Numbers

UK-headquartered Fintech firm Wise, previously doing business as TransferWise, has introduced a feature allowing Hong Kong residents to receive money from overseas by simply using their cell phone number (through the Faster Payments System or FPS). With this new feature from the cross-border Fintech Wise,… Read More

Thought Machine, a Cloud Native Tech Provider for Banks, Integrates Fintech Wise’s Money Transfer Platform

Thought Machine, a company that builds Cloud-native technology for banks, has reportedly integrated Wise‘s (formerly doing business as TransferWise) global money transfer platform into its core banking engine, Vault. The integration should allow Thought Machine‘s banking and Fintech clients the option to use Wise’s fast… Read More

Wise (formerly Transferwise) Gifts Shares to Customers

Wise (formerly doing business as Transferwise), a top Fintech that may be described as a stealth bank, is giving away shares in itself. According to the private company, this past week Wise gifted 2000 customers a single share of the firm that has emerged as… Read More

Cross-border Fintech Wise Talks IBAN Discrimination on World Consumer Rights Day, Other Fintechs Join Wise to Address Challenges

This World Consumer Rights Day, which took place on March 15, 2021, Fintech firm Wise (previous TransferWise) talked about what they consider to be IBAN “discrimination.” This World Consumer Rights Day, let’s talk about IBAN discrimination. IBAN discrimination is against the law – and has… Read More

Moving Money in 2021 Should be Like Sending an E-mail – Instant, According to Nick Catino from Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise

Nick Catino, who is responsible for Policy, Campaigns, and Regulatory Strategy at Wise (formerly TransferWise), notes that payments are the part of finance that consumers experience “most on a day-to-day basis.” Catino also mentioned that there are certain important initiatives that will help “ensure the… Read More

Chatter: Transferwise (Wise) Investment Accounts Arriving Later this Year

Last year, it was reported that Transferwise (recently rebranded as Wise) had been approved in the UK to offer investment services for retail accounts. According to the FCA registry, “TIVN” is approved to offer various retail investment services. At that time, it was expected that… Read More

Transferwise Announces Rebranding to “Wise”

  Fintech Unicorn and stealth bank Transferwise announced on Monday it has officially rebranded to just Wise. Kristo Käärmann, Co-Founder and CEO of Wise, revealed in a blog post the rebranding is to show customers that the platform is more than just for money transfers…. Read More

TransferWise Co-Founder Taavet Hinrikus Is Launching New Startup Focused on Combating COVID-19 Pandemic

After disrupting the world of finance, particularly how cross-border transactions are settled, TransferWise Co-founder Taavet Hinrikus says he wants to develop solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Hinrikus confirmed that he’s launching a new startup called Certific, which will be focused on improving the overall… Read More

Remittance Payments have been Too Costly for Malaysian Consumers, with Many Giving Up on them Completely: TransferWise Survey

A survey performed by UK-based TransferWise, a leading online money transfer service, has provided insights on how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted consumer behavior, particularly how remittance payments are handled by individuals residing in Malaysia. The survey revealed that approximately 50% of people in Malaysia… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise to Expand its Debit Card Program with Assistance from Payments Giant Visa

UK-based Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly expanding its debit card program into many new markets after entering a worldwide deal with payments giant Visa (NYSE:V). Through the partnership, TransferWise will be connecting to Visa’s international transaction processing network (via the Cloud). TransferWise confirmed that it’s… Read More

Dhana Kaneshayogan from TransferWise, which is Planning LSE Float, Explains how Automation Makes Audits More Efficient

Dhana Kaneshayogan notes that in January 2020, he had joined the Governance, Infrastructure and Networks team (GIN) at UK-based Fintech firm TransferWise. Kaneshayogan confirmed that the team offered other platform teams the interfaces and tooling to develop compute resources by using “best practices and standardized… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise’s Erik Kaju Reveals how Company Began Developing its Global Debit Card

Erik Kaju, Director of Engineering, Cards and Spend at Fintech firm TransferWise, notes that after the introduction of the money transfer service’s debit Mastercard back in 2018, they’ve taken the card to more than 30 countries on four different continents. TransferWise claims that more than… Read More

Pockit Announces Partners with Transferwise on International Transfers, Securities Offering on Crowdcube Nears £1 Million

Pockit, a Fintech targeting underserved demographics, says it has partnered with TransferWise to more efficiently move money around the world. Transferwise services will now facilitate Pockit users on international transfers. Pockit seeks to cater to an estimated underserved 11 million customers in the UK that… Read More

Alon Rajic: Co-Founder at Israel’s Finofin Ltd Discusses Fintech Trends and Impact of Brexit on Global Money Transfer Business

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer mentality and habits, especially as it relates to people’s financial needs. But it remains unclear what new habits born out of necessity are here to stay and what will vanish as the pandemic grinds to an eventual halt. We recently… Read More

Cross-Border Money Transfer Service TransferWise to Hire 750 New Staff Members in the Next 6 Months

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly planning to recruit 750 additional workers in the coming months. These new hires would be equivalent to over a third of the online money transfer service’s existing team of professionals. This latest announcement has come after quite a successful period… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise Acquires Restricted Banking License in Australia as it Expands Operations Globally

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise has reportedly managed to acquire a restricted banking license in Australia. The leading money transfer service provider has been approved to gain direct access to Australia’s real-time payment system. The permit has been issued by Australia’s Prudential Regulatory Authority. Under the license,… Read More

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