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Steady Fintech Investments in MENA Region Now Fueling Growth of Digital Economy: Report

Fintech investments are fueling growth in the MENA region’s digital economy as consumers increasingly begin to conduct cashless transactions, following the Coronavirus outbreak. The region’s financial technology space is also benefitting from updated regulatory guidelines that may be more conducive for growth, according to consultancy… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank, a Mobile-Only Banking Platform, Reports Solid Progress Despite Considerable Losses

Atom Bank, the North East Fintech firm, has reported “strong progress” during its most recent annual report, “narrowing its losses and generating a monthly net interest margin (NIM) of 114bps by March 2021 (up from 10bps in March of 2020).” According to the update from… Read More

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Explains how to Use their Virtual Debit Card

The team at SadaPay, a Pakistani online payments Fintech, notes that one of the things they felt was “lacking” in the nation’s financial landscape was a “fantastic” virtual debit card. As mentioned in a blog post by SadaPay, there are some virtual cards currently available,… Read More

Canadian Fintech Flinks Acquires $103M Investment from National Bank of Canada

The National Bank of Canada (TSE: NA) has reportedly invested $103 million in Flinks, including $30 million in growth capital “towards acceleration of the Montreal-based fintech’s expansion activities in North America,” according to a release. As mentioned in the announcement, the investment has been made… Read More

Fintech-focused Corporate Accelerator Program Launched in Egypt by Arab Bank

The Arab Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, has launched its Fintech-focused corporate accelerator program, called “AB Accelerator,” in Egypt, after its successful launch in Jordan in 2018. The launch of this Fintech-related program in Egypt comes as part of… Read More

New Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge Introduced by ADGM for Supporting High-Potential Startups

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has introduced the 5th edition of its flagship project,  Fintech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge. The challenge is reportedly a part of the upcoming Fintech Abu Dhabi festival – which is scheduled to take place in November 2021. The ADGM… Read More

Fintech Collective Raises $250M to Support Traditional Financial Tech and DeFi-focused Business Strategy

Fintech Collective, a VC company that’s focused on creating the “future” of financial services by investing across traditional Fintech and emerging crypto-assets, revealed on Friday (August 20, 2021) that it has raised capital, as part of its existing early-stage strategy and for its new strategy… Read More

Payments Fintech Stax Announces Launch of Credit Card Surcharging

Stax by Fattmerchant, which claims to be the industry’s “only” complete “all-in-one” solution for managing “everything” in the payments ecosystem, has announced the addition of credit card surcharging to its “feature-rich” technology. As mentioned in a released shared with CI: “With prices of processing fees… Read More

Financial Data Platform MX Partners Credit Union BECU to Offer Quick Save Feature via Mobile App

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MX, the financial data platform and recognized leader in “modern connectivity,” reveals that it has teamed up with BECU, which is one of the largest credit unions in the US. Through the partnership, the companies aim to offer a mobile app feature, called Quick Save,… Read More

Ximena Alemán: Co-CEO at Prometeo, the LatAm Fintech Leading Open Banking Adoption, Reveals how They’re Enabling Financial Inclusion

Ximena Alemán, Co-CEO at Prometeo, the Latin American (LatAm) Fintech firm that’s leading Open Banking adoption throughout the region, recently shared key industry insights with Crowdfund Insider. Prometeo recently announced the launch of Spark, which is a free-of-cost program for high-potential startups, Fintechs, as well… Read More

Fintech Chime Secures $750M at $25B Valuation from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Others

Chime revealed on Friday (August 13, 2021) that it secured $750 million in capital through a Series G round round that now values the Fintech Unicorn at $25 billion. Notably, that’s $10 billion more than what the company had reported in October 2020 (when it… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Shares Latest Updates Including Automatic Reminders, Improved Integrations

The team at digital bank Revolut reveals that they’ve been working in “overdrive” to make things “easier” for clients. Revolut, which recently secured an additional $800 million in capital at a $33 billion valuation, has shared that August brings users “stacks of all-star” updates in… Read More

London Fintech SumUp Teams Up with National Garden Scheme to Lead Digitalization of Charitable Donations

London-based Fintech firm SumUp has teamed up with the National Garden Scheme in order to lead the digitalization of charity by enabling “seamless” charitable donations via its card-reading tech, at an event supported by Dame Mary Berry, President of the National Garden Scheme, at Chilworth… Read More

Dr. Schade, Partner at Swiss Wealthtech Kaspar&, Reveals how Firm Quickly Went from Presentation to Working Prototype

Dr. Jan-Philip Schade, Partner at Kaspar&, a Swiss Wealthtech firm, notes that they’re celebrating the first year of launching operations. Dr. Schade, who’s also a lecturer at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), acknowledges that it has been quite a journey so far. He also shared… Read More

Fintech Startups Finmod, Flourish Savings, GenEQTY, Karri, KeyChain Pay, Others Being Supported via Mastercard Start Path

Global startup engagement program Mastercard Start Path is welcoming 11 Fintechs to receive dedicated support, access to clients and product development teams, and opportunities to engage in innovative projects. Finmod, Flourish Savings, GenEQTY, Karri, KeyChain Pay, Kwara, Layer, Osper, Swap, upSWOT and Wellthi have reportedly… Read More

Fintech dopay Receives Banking Agent License via the Arab Banking Corporation or Bank ABC in Egypt

Fintech firm dopay has received a banking agent license via the Arab Banking Corporation Egypt (Bank ABC Egypt). As noted by its management: “Dopay is the Fintech innovator driving financial inclusion by making access to cashless payment solutions simple, secure, and super-fast. Today, 1.7 billion… Read More

European Online Lender October Italy’s CEO Shares Latest Fintech Industry Insights

Online lender October is currently active in five different European countries and now it’s the turn of the CEO of October Italy Sergio Zocchi to share his views and insights (after the company’s Netherlands and Spain Chief Executives provided comments during interviews). Sergio Zocchi, who… Read More

Fintech Funding Report: Nearly $100 Billion Invested Across 2,456 Financial Technology focused Deals in H1’21

Big Four auditing firm KPMG is reporting record-breaking VC investment in Fintech-focused businesses during H1 2021. KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report reveals that investment into Fintech firms during H1 of this year reached $98 billion. Nearly $100 billion was allocated towards Fintech investment (M&A, PE… Read More

Fintech Kroo Secures £17.7 Million to Create “Market-Leading” Current Account, Overdraft, Acquire UK Banking License

The team at Fintech Kroo notes that they say “money talks,” but how loud does £17.7 million “speak?” After hours of “great conversations” with potential investors, company CEO Andrea De Gottardo is pleased to share her excitement with everyone. Kroo has raised £17.7m through its… Read More

Dubai’s Personal Finance and Investment Platform Sarwa Secures $15M via Series B from Mubadala, 500 Startups, Others

Dubai-headquartered personal finance and investment platform Sarwa has acquired $15 million in capital through a Series B round. Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment company Mubadala Investment Company has led Sarwa’s latest investment round. Other investors that made contributions include 500 Startups, KIPCO, Shorooq Partners, MEVP, DIFC,… Read More

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