Fintech IPO: What’s Shared in Marqeta’s S-1 Filing in Advance of Public Offering

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As has been widely reported, Marqeta, a top Fintech in the card issuance sector, will go public in an initial public offering (IPO) soon after its registration is approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The initial S-1 was filed on May 14, 2021,… Read More

Virtuix Closes $19 Million Series A-2 Round Leveraging Reg A+ Securities Exemption

Virtuix, an augmented reality gaming platform that allows players to experience virtual worlds, has raised over $19 million from 6500+ investors in a Series A-2 funding round, according to a note from the company. The securities offering was listed on SeedInvest. Virtuix has previously received… Read More

Singapore: BNPL hoolah Partners with BridgerPay

hoolah, a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech, has partnered with BridgerPay – a payments platform that operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. According to a not from the company, hoolah is the first and only BNPL provider in Asia to partner with BridgerPay… Read More

Open Banking: UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Explains how Consumers Can Benefit from Financial Data-Sharing

Open Banking is about giving users better control over their banking information. Instead of your bank hoarding the details regarding your transactions and account, users are able to decide how and when they want to share these details with other financial services providers and other… Read More

Curve’s Crowdcube Campaign Goes Live & Already Has More Than £6.8 Million Secured

  Curve, a banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, has officially launched its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which was announced earlier this month, has already secured more than £6.8 million from… Read More

COIN: JPMorgan and Goldman Both See Shares of Coinbase Moving Higher

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the newly listed digital asset exchange, has received some good news this week as two big banks predicted that shares in the company should be going higher over the next twelve months. Yesterday, it was reported that JPMorgan analyst Kenneth Worthington initiated coverage… Read More

MarketFinance Explains how UK’s Help to Grow Program will Assist Businesses with Enhancing Skills, Profits

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that in early March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak had announced the UK government’s Help to Grow program in his Spring Budget. MarketFinance notes in a blog post that the program is designed… Read More

Challenger Bank Tech Platform Agora Teams Up With Digital Payment Provider i2c

    Agora Services, a digital platform banking solutions provider, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with i2c Inc., a global provider of digital payment and open banking technology, to provide modern digital-first issuing and processing. Agora reported that the partnership adds to its ability to… Read More

Paystand Announces B2B Partnership With Sage

Paystand, a blockchain-based, B2B payments firm, announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with cloud business management solutions provider, Sage, to integrate with the Sage Intacct cloud financial management system with the B2B payment network. According to Paystand, Sage Intacct customers will now be able… Read More

NorthOne Joins Forces With Bancorp Bank & Galileo to Offer Banking Platform Specifically For Small Businesses

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    NorthOne, a Canada-based mobile banking platform for small businesses, freelancers, and startups, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, to provide banking services to NorthOne’s customer base, and Galileo Technologies to deliver more processing services to new and… Read More

More Fintech: CNBC Disruptor List Includes 11 Fintechs with Robinhood at the Top of the List

CNBC’s annual Disruptor 50 Companies list includes 11 Fintechs with Robinhood leading the pack. Last year’s list included 12 Fintechs but this sector still tops all other categories. This really should come as no surprise to industry observers as innovation in financial services is forging… Read More



Securities Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Seeks € 3 million in Series A Funding to Expand Across Europe

SeedBlink, an online capital formation platform that claims to be the “fastest-growing investment platform in technology startups in Europe,” is seeking €3 million in a Series A round to expand services across Europe. SeedBlink said that €500,000 will be offered through equity crowding on their… Read More

India-Based Integrated Payments Provider FSS Announces Prepaid Multi-Currency Card Offering Enhancements

    Financial Software and Systems (FSS), a globally leading provider of integrated payment products and a payments processor, announced on  Tuesday significant enhancements to its prepaid multi-currency card offering, aimed at providing greater choice, security, and convenience to international travelers.  According to FSS,  FSS… Read More

U.S. Fintech LendingPoint Appoints Ashish Gupta As New Chief Risk Officer

  LendingPoint, a data and technology platform dedicated to democratizing credit and accelerating commerce, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Ashish Gupta as its new Chief Risk Officer.  According to LendingPoint, Gupta will lead data science/AI, risk, fraud, and market modeling as well as pricing… Read More

Revolut Business Announces Invoices Tool For UK & EU Businesses

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Tuesday that Revolute Business has launched an invoicing tool to streamline payments for UK and EU businesses. According to Revolut, Revolut Business customers may now send professional invoices that simply their Revolut Business accounts. These invoices may also be personalized… Read More

Amigo Shares Sink as Judge Rejects Sub-Prime Lender’s Plan to Address Mis-selling Loans

A UK court has rejected a plan to address mis-selling by sub-prime lender Amigo (AMGO.L) causing shares to sink by 50%. Amigo offers loans to individuals from £2,000 – £10,000 over terms between 12 and 60 months, with a maximum APR of 49.9%. In 2020,… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports €21.4M in Annual Revenue, €3.4M in Net Profit for 2020

Despite an unprecedented year in the global financial markets, European peer-to-peer lender Bondora is reporting its 4th straight year of profitability. Some of the main highlights for the Bondora platform during the past year are as follows: Revenue “increased by 5% to €21.4M” Net profit… Read More

Andres Luts from EstateGuru Explains how P2P Lender Conducts Enforcement Proceedings when Borrowers Default

Andres Luts, Chief Credit Officer at EstateGuru, an online lending platform that offers retail investors the ability to back loans secured by property, is responsible for managing the platform’s credit policy across several different European nations. Luis recently talked about EstateGuru’s enforcement proceedings that are… Read More

Marketplace Lender Initiative Ireland Partners with Fairfield Real Estate Finance to Lend €600 Million for Housing

Initiative Ireland has partnered with Fairfield Real Estate Finance in a project designed to lend €600 million to build 5,000 homes over the next three years. According to a release, the Irish marketplace lender was chosen by Fairfield as a joint venture partner to enter… Read More

NatWest to Allow UK Consumers to Set their Own Daily Digital Bank Transfer Limits to Reduce APP Scams

NatWest, a major retail and commercial bank in the UK, will reportedly be letting clients set up their own daily digital bank transfer limits – which should help reduce the potential damage done by authorized payment push (APP) scams. NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and… Read More

Over $100,000 in NEO Prizes to Be Offered to Blockchain Developers Who Build on the Latest N3 Frontier DLT Platform

The developers of NEO Blockchain, one of the first enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms, recently revealed that they’ve arrived at a new frontier, called N3, the latest version and “most powerful” version of the Neo blockchain development platform. The NEO Blockchain developers explained that it… Read More

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