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UK Fintech Flagstone, a Cash Deposit Marketplace, Secures $15 Million in Capital via Round led by OMERS Ventures

UK-based Fintech firm Flagstone, a developer of one of the largest cash deposit marketplaces in the country, has secured $15 million (appr. £12 million) in venture capital through a funding round led by OMERS Ventures. Existing investors Kindred Capital and Moneysupermarket Group plc also took… Read More

Hungary’s Reserve Bank Says Fintech Adoption Is Relatively Slow, as Most Consumers Still Using Cash

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), the reserve bank of Hungary, has released its very first Fintech and Digitalization Report, which looks into the state of financial technology adoption and the level of digitalization across the nation’s banking ecosystem. The report revealed that there are at least… Read More

CipherTrace Announces New Feature “Armada” to Provide Financial Institutions Critical Visibility Into High-Risk Cryptocurrency Payment Blind Spots

Blockchain security company CipherTrace announced this week the launch of its new feature, Armada. According to CipherTrace, Armada was created to support banks and financial institutions in achieving AML compliance by providing critical visibility into risky cryptocurrency blind spots so know your customer (KYC) processes… Read More

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Reports “Tremendous Adoption” of Fintech and Virtual Payments Due to COVID-19

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of digital payments, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RazorPay notes in its recent report that only a month into the nationwide lockdown in India, there has been a noticeable shift… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

U.S. Fintech Wise Secures $5.7 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Base10 Partners’ Rexhi Dollaku

Wise, a U.S.-based fintech, announced this week it secured $5.7 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Base10 Partners’ Principal, Rexhi Dollaku, with participation from Abstract Ventures, Backend Capital, The Fund, Two Culture Capital, and notable angels such as Michael Vaughan,… Read More

Uruguay-based Fintech dLocal Adds Google Pay as a New Payment Option

Uruguay-based dLocal, a Fintech firm focused on facilitating international transactions, has reportedly added Google Pay as one of its local payment options. As mentioned on dLocal’s official website: “dLocal [aims] to close the payments innovation gap that exists between developed countries and emerging economies. We… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Shuts Down Mobile App Bank Bó Six Months After Launching to the Public

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reportedly shut down its mobile-app banking group Bó just six months after launching to the public. Bó is described as a small business with big ambitions. “We’re an app, a card, but most importantly a small change in your… Read More

Monese Rolls Out Desktop Online Banking Services

Digital banking group Monese recently announced its users may now log into their Monese accounts from their desktop with the new Monese for Web services. Monese reported that it designed the web version of its banking services to provide users with more tools and “better”… Read More

Amsterdam-based Banking Challenger Finom Secures €6.5 Million in Seed Funding via Round led by Target Global

Amsterdam-based banking challenger Finom, which aims to serve entrepreneurs and SMEs, has secured €6.5 million in seed funding through an investment round led by Target Global. General Catalyst, FJlabs, the Raisin founders Frank Freund, Tamaz Georgadze, and Michael Stephan also took part in Finom’s funding… Read More

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