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Alternative SME Lender White Oak Moves HQ to Chester, Plans New Hires

White Oak, an alternative business lender, has moved its headquarters to Chester city centre to accommodate its continued growth both in the region and across the UK. The company says the new space will provide the room for its expanding operation with plans to add… Read More

Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange Releases for Public Discussion a Proposal for Lowering Cost of Real-Time Data

The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: TASE) has released for public discussion a proposal for a considerable reduction of the cost of real-time data to private investors. Around 2 years back, TASE made a notable move by improving the accessibility of trading data and supporting the… Read More

US Treasury Dept and Monetary Authority of Singapore Commit to MoU on Cybersecurity Cooperation

On Monday (August 23, 2021), the US Treasury Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) confirmed the finalization of a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cybersecurity Cooperation. This announcement has been made during Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent trip to Singapore, where the… Read More

Digital Transformation: HSBC Qatar Introduces Mobile Payments and Seamless Collections Services

HSBC Qatar has introduced mobile payments and collections services for its personal and corporate clients, as part of its ongoing investment into digitizing banking services. These recent updates will aim to enable greater financial inclusion for the unbanked sector and  visitors in Qatar, which is… Read More

Cross-Border Tech M&A Activity on the Rise: Report

Mergers and acquisition activity in the tech space has been predicted to increase and there are no figures to back that up. Data from PitchBook, part of Velocity Global’s Cross-Border M&A Monitor: Tech Sector, showed cross-border merger and acquisition volume surged in the first six… Read More

Manx Financial Group’s Conister Approved by British Business Bank to Offer Recovery Loan Scheme

Conister Finance & Leasing has been approved as a British Business Bank accredited lender for the UK Government’s Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Conister is part of Manx Financial Group (AIM:MFX). The company says the announcement comes at a time when the Government-backed Bounce Back Loan… Read More

SME Banking Platform Recognise Bank Secures £14M in Funding, Firm Now Meets Prudential Regulatory Authority Capital Requirements

Newly-introduced SME bank, Recognise Bank, reveals that it has acquired £14 million in funding, which includes a recent investment from one of its existing shareholders. The capital injection means that Recognise Bank has now satisfied the financial requirements established by the PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority),… Read More

Digital Transactions: Kiplepay Teams Up with Visa to Offer Prepaid Cards to Malaysian Consumers, Businesses

Kiplepay, a wholly owned division of Green Packet, has teamed up with Visa (NYSE: V) in order to offer the Kiple Visa Prepaid Card. Through the partnership, which was first announced last year, Kiplepay and Visa have introduced the prepaid card which aims to support… Read More

Biden Administration Plans to Increase Taxes on 2.1 Million Small Businesses

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is warning that the Biden Administrations’ tax plan would raise taxes on 2.1 million small businesses – in contrast to the Administrations’ claims. Last week, the White House issued a Fact Sheet on the plan claiming the… Read More

US Fintech Firm Aspiration Partners to Go Public via SPAC Merger

Aspiration Partners Inc., a Marina del Rey-headquartered Fintech firm that provides clients with tools to help with prioritizing sustainability in their spending habits, is set to go public through a merger with a blank check company. As mentioned in a release, the deal with InterPrivate… Read More

PostFinance, the Financial Services Platform of Swiss Post, Appoints Benjamin Staeheli as Head of Payment Solutions

PostFinance, the financial services division of Swiss Post, has reportedly hired Benjamin Staeheli to serve as their Head of Payment Solutions. He’ll be joining the Executive Board as of  January 1, 2022, the announcement confirmed. Benjamin Staeheli possesses a degree in business administration from the… Read More

InvestCorp and Singapore’s ADDX to Expand Use of Digital Securities in Private Markets

Investment management company Investcorp and Singapore’s private capital exchange ADDX have teamed up to further expand the use of digital securities in the private markets. The first product that been introduced under the partnership is a diversified portfolio of US residential properties from the Sunbelt… Read More

European Fintech Worldline and Switzerland’s Bitcoin Suisse Introduce Omnichannel Crypto Payments Solutions

European payments company Worldline and Switzerland’s digital asset platform Bitcoin Suisse recently announced the official launch of their omnichannel cryptocurrency payment solution, called WL Crypto Payments. The integrated solution has been designed to enable over 85,000 Switzerland-based merchants on Worldline’s network to take Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

Anchorage Digital Bank Now Allowing Institutions to Participate in Aave Governance via On-Chain Voting

Anchorage Digital, which aims to advance institutional participation in the digital assets space, reveals that institutions are now able to take part in Aave (AAVE) governance via on-chain voting offered by Anchorage digital bank. Aave is an open-source and non-custodial protocol for generating interest on… Read More

Astra Protocol, which Offers Legaltech for Crypto, Reports Significant Increase in DeFi Hacks, Fraudulent Activities

The team at Astra Protocol, which aims to equip the decentralized finance (DeFi) space with a complete legal layer and unlock the future growth of the industry, notes that operating within DeFi comes with “unpredictability” as well as key opportunities. Some of the main benefits… Read More

Nevada’s Sightline Payments Finalizes $244M Round, Becomes Fintech Unicorn with $1B+ Valuation

Sightline Payments revealed, earlier this week, the completion of a $244 million round valuing the firm at more than $1 billion. With this capital injection, Sightline becomes Nevada’s very first Fintech Unicorn—one of almost 700 startups globally to be valued at $1 billion+ as a… Read More

Portfolio Management Tools Provider Teslar Software to Help Citizens Bank and Trust with Automating Lending Process

Teslar Software, a provider of portfolio management tools that aggregate and automate the lending process and deposit operations for community financial institutions, reveals that it has teamed up with Citizens Bank & Trust in order to enhance lending processes from “beginning to end.” This should… Read More

Self-Directed IRA Platform Alto Now Working with Bitwise, Grayscale, SkyBridge Capital, Appoints Amin Dabit as COO

Alto recently named Amin Dabit as their Chief Operating Officer Dabit has joined the next-gen alternative investment IRA custodian amid “significant growth” according to an update and detailed discussion with Crowdfund Insider on Thursday (August 19, 2021). Alto Solutions, Inc. (Alto), the next-gen self-directed IRA… Read More

Goldex, a Multi-Dealer Marketplace for Physical Gold, Introduces Academy to Democratize Financial Literacy Around Gold

Goldex, a multi-dealer marketplace for allocated physical gold, reveals that it has introduced a free-of-cost online academy to “democratize” financial literacy around gold. Goldex Academy will be hosting a “dedicated” vault of informative content with insights on how to go about making investments in gold…. Read More

Touch ‘n Go Group and Principal Asset Management Introduce Shariah-Compliant E-Cash Fund in Malaysia

Touch ‘n Go Group (TNG) and Principal Asset Management revealed on August 18, 2021 that they’re introducing the Principal e-Cash Fund, which is the underlying fund for Touch ‘n Go’s GO+. This product is now Shariah-compliant, the update confirmed. TNG’s management noted that this makes… Read More

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