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Global Investments into China’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem Decline by Over 7 Times: Report

The global investments into China’s Fintech startup ecosystem have declined significantly by more than seven times at roughly $4.9 billion last year, after reaching an all-time high of $34 billion in 2018. The investments have dropped considerably for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) Fintech firms… Read More

Banking Challenger Market Is Growing Rapidly, with Brazil’s Nubank being the World’s Largest with 15 Million Clients

The challenger bank trend first began in Europe and has been gradually spreading to other parts of the world. Traditional banking challengers have been growing steadily and have managed to attract large investments. FT Partners’ new report, titled The Rise of Challenger Banks: Are the… Read More

Fintech and Traditional Bank Collaborations and Open Banking Are Becoming More Prevalent Globally

Traditional bank and Fintech collaboration and Open Banking are becoming quite common for financial institutions throughout the world that are planning to update their product offerings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). India-based private lending institution SBM Bank recently teamed up with PayNearby to introduce… Read More

Insurtech: Chicago-based Clearcover, a Car Insurance Provider, Finalizes $50 Million Series C Round

Chicago-headquartered Clearcover, a company focused on improving the way people acquire car insurance, has completed its third investment round. Clearcover revealed on January 3 that it had finalized a $50 million Series C round, which was led by OMERS Ventures. Existing investors American Family Ventures,… Read More

US-based Companies Still Using Slow, Inefficient Paper Checks to Settle B2B Payments: Report

Companies might think that they have to spend more money to generate more revenue, however, many are reportedly spending a lot more than what’s required in order to keep their accounts payable (AP) departments operational. Paper checks are still the main method through which American… Read More

India-based AI and Big Data Firm Quantiphi Raises $20 Million via Series A Round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Quantiphi, a US and India-headquartered applied artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics services firm, has raised $20 million via a Series A round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management. Quantiphi offers applied AI and Big Data solutions to Fortune 500 companies across several major sectors… Read More

Report: OakNorth and N26 Have Received the Most Funding Out of All US and European Digital Banks

Digital-only banks, or neo-banks, are not dependent on outdated, legacy financial infrastructure. These virtual banks are more efficient than traditional banking institutions because they operate without the costly networks of physical branches. Neobanks have been working towards transforming the retail banking sector in major financial… Read More

Regtech: AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Firm Silent Eight Raises $6.2 Million via Series A Round

Silent Eight, a Singapore-based regulatory technology (Regtech) company, announced on November 14 that it had raised an oversubscribed $6.2 million through a Series A investment round. The funds raised will be used to recruit new talent in order to support Silent Eight’s new clients who… Read More

Barclays US Announces New “Control Your Card” Digital Features on Mobile App

Barclays US Consumer Bank announced on Tuesday new digital features that will let cardmembers actively manage a variety of card-related activities within the Barclays mobile app. According to Barclays US, the new features give cardmembers an enhanced level of control over how, when and where… Read More

Brief: Lending Express CEO & Co-Founder Eden Amirav Shares Insight on SMB Sector, Growth & US Gov’t Shutdown

Yesterday the Israeli tech company Lending Express, celebrated surpassing $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders and obtaining state permission to open for business in California. The lending platform, led by CEO & Co-Founder Eden Amirav, is poised for further growth… Read More

Lending Express Opens Shop in Silicon Valley & Adds Moshe Kazimirsky to Team

Lending Express, an AI-powered marketplace for business loans, has opened a new Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, as well as the appointment of Moshe Kazimirsky to VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development to support the West Coast team. The announcement comes on the… Read More

Santander InnoVentures Adds Pixoneye, Curve & Gridspace to Fintech Portfolio

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced its addition of UK based Pixoneye and Curve and US based Gridspace to its portfolio in the latest round of strategic fintech investments. Pixoneye and Gridspace deepen the fund’s focus in artificial intelligence as… Read More

Cross-Border Invoicing on the Radar: Flywire Acquires Startupbootcamp FinTech London Alum PACE Invoice

Flywire, an international payment solutions provider (formerly peerTransfer),  announced that its acquisition of London-based PACE Invoice, a multi-currency invoicing platform provider and an alumni of Startupbootcamp FinTech London. With the acquisition, Flywire adds international invoicing to its cross-border payments and receivables services, enabling its business,… Read More

KeyBank, Progressive, & Other Ohio Industry Giants Team Up To Launch New Global Fintech Accelerator

On Tuesday, Ohio-based companies KeyBank, Progressive, The Kroger Co., Grange Insurance, Huntington, FifthThird, First Federal Lakewood, Root Insurance, and Safelite announced the launch of their new global fintech accelerator program, Fintech71. JPMorgan Chase will also be lending its thought leadership and industry expertise to the… Read More

California Startup JetPack Aviation Seeks £300,000 on Seedrs For JB-10 JetPack & VTOL Aircraft Development

California’s JetPack Aviation launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to raise £300,000 for the research and development of its JB-10 JetPack and vertical take offer and landing (VTOL) personal flight machine. The company’s founders, David Mayman and Nelson Tyler, have notably been working on the VTOL… Read More

Lender AvantCredit Receives Full Authorization from FCA: Full Speed Ahead

AvantCredit has received full authorization by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which covers all credit and lending operations and includes permissions for credit broking, debt collection and debt administration, according to a release. Since launching in the UK in October 2013, AvantCredit has issued more than 70,000… Read More

Brewdog Announces Team Profit Share Initiative & New Employee Benefits As It Preps for U.S. Expansion

On Friday, crowdfunded brewery Brewdog announced its team profit share initiative, The Unicorn Fund. The fund is described as an opportunity to share in the success that Brewdog has worked hard to create. The company stated any crew member who signs up for the fund would… Read More

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible… Read More

Print & Digital Media Company Family Traveller Seeks £500,000 on Crowdcube As It Plans Expansion in the UK & US

Family Traveller, a printing and digital media company that focuses on family-centric travel information and advice, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with a mission to raise £500,000 as it prepares to expand in the UK and US. Since its launch in 2012, Family… Read More

BrewDog Updates SEC Filing as Share Offer to Support US Expansion Nears

BrewDog, and its never-ending EquityforPunks crowdfunding campaign, has updated its filing with the SEC as the US offer, under Reg A+ nears. BrewDog management originally filed its first Form 1-A in early March.  The most recent filing will reflect comments and requests from the SEC… Read More

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