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South Korea’s Seoul Fintech Lab to Work with Investors in Luxembourg to Launch Projects across Europe

The Seoul Fintech Lab, which has been established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea, aims to transform the city into one of the leading financial centers in the world. The Fintech Lab’s organizers may be working closely with companies in Luxembourg. There’s an… Read More

InfoSys Chairman Says French Expertise Might Help with Launching Aadhar-like System to Make Data More Accessible to Everyone

Nandan Nilekani, the Chairman at InfoSys, recently noted that French expertise could help with establishing an Aadhar-like system in order to make data more accessible to everyone. The Aadhaar system provides a 12-digit unique identity number that may be obtained voluntarily by India’s residents or… Read More

Italian Mobile Payments Firm Satispay Secures €93 Million from Share Sale to Square, Tencent, Others

Italian mobile payments firm Satispay has secured €93 million (appr. $110.5 million) in capital from a share sale to several different investors which includes payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), tech giant Tencent (HKG: 0700), LGT Lightstone and TIM Ventures. Satispay’s investment round consisted of €68 million… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Partners Online Advertising Platform Adzooma so that Businesses Can Receive Cashback Incentives

London-headquartered digital bank Revolut has partnered with global online advertising platform, Adzooma, so that the bank’s business customers can get special advertising cashback incentives. This is notably the first marketing-focused incentive scheme that Revolut Business has introduced while working with a trusted partner. It’s also… Read More

UK Banking Challenger Starling Reports Breaking Even, Might Become First New Digital Bank to Reach Profitability

UK-based digital bank Starling recently revealed that it managed to break even and claims that it may be on track to become the first banking challenger to reach profitability. Starling Bank’s management noted that it’s the first of the new digital banks (which includes Monzo,… Read More

European Mobile Wallet Stocard Introduces New Pay Feature for Customers in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands

Stocard, a European mobile wallet, has introduced its payment feature Stocard Pay in four other countries including France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. Stocard had initially launched its platform in the UK markets in June 2020. Stocard aims to become the leading “on-the-go” financial services… Read More

Bruce Pon: CEO at BigChainDB Explains how Ocean Protocol Allows Developers to Build Marketplaces for Sharing Data

  We recently connected with Bruce Pon, Founder of Ocean Protocol (OCEAN), which allows software engineers to build marketplaces and other apps to privately and securely publish, exchange, and consume data. Pon is also the CEO at BigChainDB, which is an organization that allows app… Read More

Lloyds Bank to Shut Down 56 Branches, Cut 160 Jobs As Consumers Increasingly Using Digital Banking Services Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Lloyds Bank, a British retail and commercial bank with branches across England and Wales with around £436 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to shut down 56 physical branch locations. The Lloyds Banking Group confirmed that it had been planning to close some of its… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Nordic API Gateway Launches Aiia Platform to Meet PSD2 Opportunities for Secure Payments

Open Banking Fintech firm Nordic API Gateway has launched a platform, called Aiia, that aims to meet the opportunities of PSD2, which is a European regulation for digital payment services. PSD2 aims to make electronic payments more secure in Europe, support innovation and assist banking… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut to Support Open Banking for Customers in Germany

Prominent digital bank Revolut has confirmed that it will support Open Banking for its customers in Germany. According to a release, the new Open Banking features will allow Revolut’s German customers to easily connect their accounts at Comdirect, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, ING-DiBa and Sparkasse with… Read More

Monument Bank, a Digital Challenger for the Wealthy, to Work with Amazon, Accenture, Salesforce to Build its Tech Platform

UK-based Monument, a new all-digital bank for the mass affluent, will be working with Amazon Web Services, Accenture, Mambu, Persistent Systems, and Salesforce. These companies will be focused on helping Monument with developing its technology stack and infrastructure. Last month, Monument Bank acquired a banking… Read More

Spain and Latin America based Insurtech Bdeo Secures €5 Million via Series A Round

Bdeo, an established Insurtech firm with offices in Spain and Latin America, has finalized a Series A investment round valued at €5 million. Bdeo’s latest round was led by BlackFin, a European investment company that’s focused on the financial services sector. Existing investors K Fund… Read More

Lisa Nowell, the Chief Risk Officer at UK Digital Bank Monzo, Leaves Company for New Role at Ashman Finance

After joining digital bank Monzo only about a year ago, the Fintech firm’s first Chief Risk Officer, Lisa Nowell, has decided to leave her position to pursue a new role at Ashman Finance, an SME-focused lender. Nowell has previously served as Chief Risk Officer at… Read More

Mastercard Announces Google Pay Rollout Across Europe

Mastercard announced on Tuesday it will extend the Google Pay service to cardholders across Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, and Romania together with its issuing partners. Mastercard reported that with Google Pay, users with eligible Android devices will be able to… Read More

Tel Aviv based Fintech Fuse.io Partners with Ramp to Make it Easier to Buy Cryptocurrencies using Fiat Directly Via Fuse Wallet

The development team at Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” recently partnered with Ramp in order to “ease the onboarding process” of… Read More

Savings App Chip Gets Ready to Introduce Investment Products in 2021

Simon Rabin, Founder and CEO at London-based Chip, a financial services firm that automatically stashes away what consumers can afford so they can “spend it on things that really matter,” notes that there may be a potential opportunity to enter the wealth-building space. Rabin’s recent… Read More

Stockholm’s Trade Finance Fintech Mitigram Celebrates 5 Years Since Launch, has Negotiated $55 Billion in Trades

Trade finance Fintech firm Mitigram, which serves as a global platform for funding and hedging against trading risks, recently celebrated five years since its launch. Mitigram claims that it’s the first major digital market network for corporates, traders and financial institutions. Established in 2015, the… Read More

Banco Santander Is Reportedly Planning to Shut Down Up to 1,000 Branches, May Cut 4,000 Jobs

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has been focused on cost-cutting measures in order to deal with the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Santander along with other Spanish lenders are… Read More

Brussels based KBC Bank to Adopt Digital-First Distribution Model by Offering AI enabled Virtual Assistant for Core Banking Services

Brussels-based KBC Group N.V. (EBR:KBC), a universal multichannel bank-insurer that’s focused on private clients and SMEs in Belgium, Ireland, Central Europe and Southeast Asia, is planning to adopt a digital-first distribution model – which would put a new AI-enabled virtual customer assistant at the center… Read More

Robocash Claims P2P Lending Market Is an Attractive Investment Diversification Option, but Sector has Struggled due to COVID

Robo.cash, a peer to peer (P2P) lending marketplace, recently discussed which investments may be “advantageous” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The P2P lender noted in a blog post that COVID, which began spreading in Europe in March and April 2020, led to “unrest” among P2P investors…. Read More

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