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Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Update: Monva Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £335,000 Raised

  Monva, a UK-based intelligent comparison platform for financial products and services, is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £335,000 secured from nearly 450 Crowdcube investors.  As previously reported, Monva is on a mission to “reimagine” how everyone compares and… Read More

Lithuania Reserve Bank Governor Says Fintech Should Provide Competition for Nation’s Financial Services Sector

Lithuania, which has one of the fastest-evolving Fintech sectors in the EU, is experiencing a transformative shift from traditional banking service providers, a trend that’s being supported by the growing number of digital transactions and the launch of new virtual payments startups. The Baltic nation,… Read More

Overfunding: Financial Product & Services Comparison Platform Monva Surpasses £200,000 Funding Target Through Latest Crowdcube Round

Monva, a UK-based intelligent comparison platform for financial products and services, has surpassed its initial  £200,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company launched the funding round earlier this month and has so far attracted more than 380 Crowdcube investors.  As previously… Read More

Islamic Banking Penetration Could Increase in Oman with Greater Use of Fintech to Serve Clients: Report

Fitch Ratings reports that the Islamic banking ecosystem in Oman is expected to continue growing during 2021-2022 after rather strong momentum last year. This, despite the COVID-19 outbreak and historically low oil prices, Fitch Ratings noted. Islamic financing in the MENA region country expanded by… Read More

Tax Preparation Firm H&R Block Is Reportedly Planning to Offer Digital Financial Services to Middle-Income Households

Tax preparation service provider H&R Block had been working with external banking platforms, however, the company is now planning to offer digital financial services to middle-income US households. The Kansas City headquartered company has been focused on supporting its clients by helping them deposit their… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Governor: Local Fintech Startups May Compete with to Offer Digital Financial Services

Digital payments in India are being increasingly adopted by businesses and individual consumers. Online lending platforms are also becoming more popular in the country that’s home to around 1.5 billion residents. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced several initiatives that are aimed at… Read More

Open Banking May Lead to New Revenue Streams for Financial Service Providers, PaymentComponents Reveals

The team at PaymentComponents, a UK-based firm that’s empowering Open Banking with agile PSD2 and API frameworks (developing solutions for banks, corporates, and developers including BaaS while supporting Fintech payments), notes that Open Banking could translate into additional revenue streams for financial institutions and other… Read More

Fintech Firms in Pakistan Continue to Receive In-Principle Approval from State Bank to Offer Digital Financial Services

Supported by an upcoming generation of talented tech professionals, the Fintech industry is evolving rapidly in Pakistan. Fintechs could begin to make major contributions to the Asian country’s nearly $400 billion GDP. Professionals leading the country’s finance ministry and its reserve bank (the State Bank… Read More

Coin Center Reminds that Deadline for Comments on FinCEN Rulemaking for Crypto Transactions Is End of March 2021

Peter Van Valkenburgh, the Director of Research at Coin Center, a leading non-profit entity focused on the latest policy issues facing digital currencies, notes that his organization will be using the additional time provided by FinCEN to submit another comment in “ongoing surveillance rulemaking.” Coin… Read More

Banking Circle Survey: 42% of Senior Bankers Say Outdated Tech Is Major Hurdle in Adopting AI to Improve AML Processes

Banking Circle, a financial infrastructure developer, notes that the rapid and widespread digital adoption by banking clients, and the accelerated digitalization across financial services following the COVID-19 outbreak have “expanded the opportunity for fraud.” Criminals are increasingly exploiting “gaps” found between digital solutions or platforms,… Read More

Cross-border Fintech Wise Talks IBAN Discrimination on World Consumer Rights Day, Other Fintechs Join Wise to Address Challenges

This World Consumer Rights Day, which took place on March 15, 2021, Fintech firm Wise (previous TransferWise) talked about what they consider to be IBAN “discrimination.” This World Consumer Rights Day, let’s talk about IBAN discrimination. IBAN discrimination is against the law – and has… Read More

Regtech: Juniper Research Reveals that Safe Digital Onboarding will be Key Focus of Regulatory Tech

Juniper Research recently published a report titled, “The Role of Regtech in a Post-Pandemic World.” Juniper Research notes that during the past few years, the concept of Regtech or regulatory technology has taken on a lot of importance within the financial services sector and in… Read More

River Financial Secures $12 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Goldcrest Capital

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    River Financial, a U.S.-based Bitcoin financial provider, recently announced it secured $12 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Goldcrest Capital with participation from Craft Ventures, Polychain Capital, M13, Castle Island, Slow Ventures, and The Kraft Group. The investment round… Read More

German Stock Exchange Operator Deutsche Börse Says Quantum Computing in Risk Management May be Introduced in a Few Years

Deutsche Börse, the German stock exchange company, has reportedly completed the pilot or testing of various quantum computing algorithms which are used to evaluate or create risk models. The pilots found that quantum tech may bring down the time needed for certain simulations from years… Read More

Chainlink Explains how Secure, Up-to-Date Data Feeds are Now Centerpiece of Many Financial Applications

Chainlink notes in a blog post that “secure, up-to-date” price data is the “centerpiece” of many financial applications. This data is regularly used to initiate transactions and “derive” various other instruments and products, particularly in decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, Chainlink explained. The decentralized Oracle network… Read More

New Immigrants Arriving in the US Don’t have Established Credit Histories, Preventing them from Accessing Many Financial Services, Fintech Execs Explain

Immigrants who might not have an established credit history may be able to take advantage of advancements in Fintech that provide tools to help these people become homeowners and gain employment as well, according to industry professionals. As first report by CQ Roll Call, new… Read More

Switzerland’s Fintech Sector Continues to Grow but Certain Segments have been Stalling: Report

Although the Swiss Fintech sector continued to grow last year, a closer examination suggests that certain segments showed signs of stalling or becoming a bit stagnant. It’s one of the main findings of this year’s Fintech research study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences… Read More

UK Research and Innovation Initiative to Invest £153M in Quantum Tech which will Significantly Impact Financial Services

The UK government, via the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is planning to invest £153 million, in order to create new products and services that are based on recent advancements in quantum technologies. Quantum tech is expected to have a major impact on the financial… Read More

Square Announces Financial Services to Begin Banking Operations

Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) announced on Monday its industrial bank, Square Financial Services, has begun operations after completing the charter approval process with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. According to Square, Square Financial Services is an… Read More

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