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UK’s Starling Bank Signs Up “Lionesses” for its UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 National Sponsorship

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  Starling Bank has launched a campaign that “celebrates” women’s football as part of its national support of the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament. The ‘Our Time’ campaign highlights the glass ceilings that continue “to be broken for the women’s game, while nodding to Starling’s… Read More

Delta Payment Solutions Appoints Stacey Wiles as Company CEO

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Delta Payment Solutions, the management division of Delta Payment Cooperative, is pleased to confirm that Stacey Wiles has been “appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer.” An experienced business executive with an “accomplished” payments industry background spanning more than two decades, Stacey will… Read More

Transunion Appoints Amanda Rendle to its UK Board

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Global information and insights provider TransUnion has reportedly appointed Amanda Rendle to its UK board as a non-executive director. Rendle brings considerable experience in marketing and communications spanning four decades, with extensive expertise in financial services. Rendle has previously led an established customer engagement program… Read More

Luxembourg Stock Exchange Teams Up with UN Women to Support Gender Finance

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The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order “to strengthen their cooperation and promote joint initiatives to advance financing for gender equality and women’s… Read More

Finastra Appoints Isabel Fernandez to Support Lending Business Growth

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Finastra has confirmed the appointment of Isabel Fernandez, a “highly” regarded senior banking and technology executive, “to the role of EVP for the company’s Lending Business Unit, effective May 2022.” Isabel will be “part of Finastra’s recently expanded leadership team as the company pivots to… Read More

First Internet Bank Appoints New SBA Business Development Officer

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First Internet Bank recently announced that Genevieve Lua has “joined its growing Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending team as a Vice President, Business Development Officer.” First Internet Bank Vice President, National SBA Sales Manager Mark Gibson said: “Genevieve’s people-first focus and relationship-building skills are important… Read More

Fintech Ellevest Secures $53M in Series B Funding Round

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Ellevest, the financial company built by women for women, recently announced a $53 million Series B round. The Fintech firm’s investment round was “co-led by BMO and Contour Venture Partners.” It included investments from several new women-led investors, “including Halogen Ventures, Cleo Capital, New York… Read More

Westpac Group Appoints Yianna Papanikolaou as New Chief Transformation Officer

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Westpac Group recently announced the appointment of Yianna Papanikolaou to the newly created role of Chief Transformation Officer. Papanikolaou will be sitting on the Group’s Executive Team and report directly to company Chief Executive, Peter King. She will have responsibility “for major change and investment… Read More

Meta Partners with Natwest to Support Female Business Owners in the United Kingdom

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Meta (NASDAQ:FB) has launched a partnership with NatWest, the United Kingdom’s largest business bank, in order to provide financial readiness training and other support “to female business owners.” This is available to all women entrepreneurs as part of Meta‘s #SheMeansBusiness program, which “provides digital skills… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Appoints Carrie Dolan as Chief Financial Officer

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The team at digital assets firm Kraken is pleased to welcome Carrie Dolan, who is a recognized financial services veteran ‘in high-growth consumer Fintechs and Fortune 500 companies, as Kraken’s newly appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO).” Carrie will be expected to serve a key role… Read More

Katie Haun’s Crypto VC Fund Secures $1.5B After She Left Andreessen Horowitz in December

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Katie Haun, a former federal prosecutor, is currently focused on cryptocurrency investing. Her VC company has acquired $1.5 billion in capital. Haun Ventures confirmed the launch of a $500 million early-stage fund and another $1 billion in funding for more established firms that are focused… Read More

Berlin’s Konvi Secures $900K in Pre-Seed Funding to Make Rare Assets Accessible

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Konvi, which claims to be first pan-European Crowd-Investment Platform for alternative asset classes, is confirming its $900,000 pre-seed round. Investors reportedly include APX and “value-adding” angel investors including former executives from tech giants like Snap Inc and Shopify. Konvi’s management noted that they are on… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Okcoin Announces its First “Crypto for All” Grant Recipients

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The team at digital asset firm Okcoin is following on their announcement in December 2021 to launch “Crypto for All,” which is described as an initiative “aimed at democratizing knowledge and access to crypto.” Here are the initiatives that Okcoin is currently supporting and also… Read More

Hong Fang, CEO at Digital Asset Firm Okcoin, Shares Update on Ukraine and Russia

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Hong Fang, CEO at digital asset firm Okcoin, notes that it has been a really “tough week” for a lot of us, “especially those who are in Ukraine (and Russia), or have families affected by this invasion and horrible unrest.” Fang writes in a blog… Read More

Mode Hires Ex- Alipay UK Chief Executive Rita Liu as New Company CEO

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UK-headquartered cryptocurrency firm Mode has appointed ex- Alipay UK CEO Rita Liu to serve as the company’s Chief Executive. For more than 1o years, Liu has held key leadership roles at Fintech firm Alipay in Asia, the US, Canada and was CEO in the UK… Read More

Fintech Tide to Incubate 500,000 Women-led SMBs in India by 2027

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Tide, which is the United Kingdom’s business financial platform with full-scale operations set to launch in India, has confirmed their plans to support 500,000 female-led companies by 2027. UK based #fintech #Tide commits to incubate 500,000 women-led small businesses in India in next five years,… Read More

Christine Habeeb Appointed Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel by Tango Card

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Tango Card, a digital rewards and incentives provider, announces Christine Habeeb has joined the firm as its first full-time Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Habeeb brings years of “deep and relevant domain experience and unique product collaboration background that has become so necessary in… Read More

Propine Partners with Watiga on Digital Asset Services

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Propine, a licensed and regulated digital asset platform, is partnering with Watiga to provide digital asset services. Watiga is an independent professional services group of companies located in Singapore, providing trust, funds, corporate and legal services focusing on private equity, venture capital, mezzanine, and other… Read More

KARM Legal Consultant Partners with ScaleCompliance to Provide Crypto Compliance Services


KARM Legal Consultant PVT Limited, a UAE legal consultancy firm specialized in blockchain, Fintech and Data Protection/Cyber laws, has announced a partnership with Switzerland-based ScaleCompliance GmbH to provide crypto compliance services. Kokila Alagh, founder and CEO KARM Legal, commented: “We believe in cultivating a divergent… Read More

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