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BaaS Fintech Unit Acquires $51M in Capital via Series B from Accel, Better Tomorrow Ventures, Others

After acquiring $51 million in capital through a Series B round led by Accel, Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider Unit has introduced a product that will allow firms to offer live bank accounts and issue payment cards within minutes. Better Tomorrow Ventures, Aleph, Flourish Ventures, and TLV… Read More

Berlin’s Deposit Marketplace Raisin Is Expanding Business Operations into the US with MapleMark Bank Partnership

Berlin-headquartered deposit marketplace Raisin has officially launched its operations in the US by teaming up with its first partner bank. MapleMark Bank has reportedly become the first US-based banking institution to integrate Raisin’s Savings-as-a-Service software on its digital platform. By leveraging the technology, MapleMark customers… Read More

AI enhanced Insurtech Tractable Acquires $60M via Series D Round led by Insight Partners, Georgian

Tractable, the AI firm assisting insurers with accident and disaster recovery, recently revealed that it has acquired $60 million through a Series D round that was led by Insight Partners and Georgian. Tractable’s latest investment round has now doubled the total raised by the firm… Read More

Fintech nate, a Universal and Streamlined Commerce App, Secures $38M in Capital via Series A led by Renegade Partners

Universal and streamlined shopping app nate has secured $38 million in capital through a Series A round led by Renegade Partners, along with contributions from Forerunner Ventures and existing investors Canaan Partners and Coatue Management. nate’s Series A has been finalized a year after the… Read More

Brazilian Fintech EBANX, a Cross-Border Commerce Platform, Secures $400M from Advent International, Another $30M in Commitments

Brazil-based EBANX, a cross-border commerce platform, recently acquired $400 million in capital from Advent International and another $30 million commitment. The company is now planning an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Advent has reportedly made strategic investments in Vantiv, Worldpay, Nets, Nexi, Planet,… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto, an SME Lending Platform, Acquires Local Bank Banco Finterra for Under $50M

Mexico-based Fintech firm Credijusto, an SME lending solution provider, has confirmed its acquisition of a local banking provider, Banco Finterra which focuses on offering financing solutions for small businesses and the country’s agriculture industry. Credijusto acquired the regulated banking institution in a deal valued at… Read More

CipherTrace Shares Report on Blockchain Analysis that Helped US Seize $2M+ in DarkSide Ransom Paid by Colonial Pipeline

On June 7, 2021, the US Department of Justice announced that they had managed to seize 63.69 BTC (valued at around $2.5 million) of the 75 BTC ransom Colonial Pipeline was forced to pay to DarkSide. This ransom recovery is notably the very first undertaken… Read More

Fintech Veteran Frank Rotman Talks Building Wealth with Investments, Real Estate, Business Ownership

Frank Rotman, who claims to be a 27+ year Fintech veteran and the Co-founder of QED Investors, notes that small businesses are quite important to our communities. Rotman points out that minority-owned small businesses do not have equal access to capital and the appropriate tools…. Read More

Visa Reveals that its Practical Business Skills Platform has Been Offering Valuable Educational Resources to SMEs

Small and micro businesses (SMBs) account for over 90% of global businesses, and more than half or around 50% of global employment, and contribute over 60% of the GDP of developing nations, the Visa (NYSE:V) team writes in a blog post. However, 2020 was quite… Read More

Marketplace Lender Prosper Reports that 78% of Originations Rated AA-B in May 2021, with $13K Avg Loan Size

Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending company that connects borrowers and investors with over $17B in loans issued via its platform, has shared its Performance Update Report for the month of May 2021. As noted in the report from Prosper, dated June 15, 2021: In May 2021,… Read More

Nasdaq listed Diginex, a Digital Asset Financial Services Firm, to Unify Business Under EQONEX Brand

Diginex Limited (Nasdaq: EQOS), the digital asset financial services firm, has revealed that it’s unifying its businesses under the EQONEX brand. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the rebrand aims to bring together under the EQONEX Group brand, its virtual currency exchange, custody… Read More

Mexico based Digital Payments and Commerce Fintech Clip Secures $250M from SoftBank Latin America Fund, Others

Mexico-based Clip, a digital payments and commerce Fintech, revealed on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) that it has acquired $250 million in capital via a round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund and Viking Global Investors LP. Clip‘s latest investment round is the largest ever… Read More

True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report Reveals that Costs Reached $213.9 Billion in 2021

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and analytics firm, has published its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The results shared in the new report have been prepared after conducting an extensive survey of 1,015 financial crime compliance decision-makers at established financial… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Fiserv Appoints Wafaa Mamilli as Tech Risk Committee Board Member

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has decided to appoint Wafaa Mamilli to its Board of Directors. Wafaa will reportedly be serving on the Technology Risk Committee of the… Read More

Digital Onboarding: BNY Mellon and Saphyre to Leverage AI to Enhance Customer Experience

BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK), an American investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City with over $380 billion in assets, and Saphyre recently revealed that they’ll utilize AI tech to enhance the customer experience while also automating and expediting client onboarding. This partnership… Read More

Broadridge Acquires AdvisorStream, a Digital Engagement Solution for Wealth and Insurance Sectors

US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR), a tech solutions provider, revealed on Monday (June 14, 2021) that it has managed to acquire AdvisorStream, a leading provider of digital engagement and marketing solutions for the international wealth and insurance sectors. The terms of the transaction have… Read More

European Fintech Adyen Expands Operations in the US, Gains Bank Charter from OCC

Amsterdam-headquartered Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) is on an expansion spree. After entering the Middle East market, the company has now received a banking branch charter in the United States to establish a Federal Foreign Branch, the company said. Banking licensing overseer, the Office of the Comptroller of… Read More

Fintech Challenger Current Says it’s Not a Bank, It’s Better with Increased Focus on Customer Experience

The topic of banks vs. Fintech firms has been “another hot one as of late,” the team at Fintech Current notes in an update while adding that with court rulings, the questioning of banking execs on Capitol Hill has been ongoing. And, if you have… Read More

New York based Earned Wage Fintech Clair Secures $15M to Help Gig Economy Workers

New York-based Clair, an earned wage firm for gig economy workers and technology contractors, has finalized a $15 million Series A round that was led by Thrive Capital. Clair’s latest investment round brings the Fintech firm’s total funding to $19.5 million. The company’s seed round… Read More

Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

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