Tagged: ireland

UK Fintech Collection Pot Announces Expansion into Ireland

UK-based group collects platform Collection Pot announced on Monday it has expanded its services into Ireland. Founded in 2014, Collection Pot offers a personalized way to collect money for any occasion or charity. “Personalise your collection by adding an image, share the reason for your… Read More

UK Fintech Nuggets Partners LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Support Implementation of Digital Identity Solutions

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and UK-based Fintech firm Nuggets will be working together to support the implementation of self-sovereign digital identity (SSI) solutions. According to a release shared with CI, SSI solutions are one of several emerging technology-led innovations that are beginning to transform how businesses… Read More

Tata Consultancy Services to Acquire Prudential Financial’s Subsidiary, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd’s Selected Assets

India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has reportedly made a strategic agreement with Prudential Financial Inc (PFI). According to the terms of the deal, TCS will be acquiring PFI’s subsidiary, Pramerica Systems Ireland Ltd.’s selected assets. The staff members at Pramerica will continue working in their… Read More

Bank of Ireland Now Offering Apple Pay to Customers

Bank of Ireland announced on Tuesday it is now offering Apple Pay to its customers.  The banking group claims that Apple Pay is a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment cards to someone else, touching physical… Read More

Payments Platform Stripe to Move Business Operations to Dublin due to Brexit

Payments platform Stripe is reportedly moving its operations to Dublin due to Brexit. Most European customers will be processed locally (beginning on November 19, 2020). Stripe’s management confirmed that they’re moving payment processing for most of their European clients to the firm’s Irish-regulated business entity… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that its Dublin based Entity Is Now Licensed as EMI by Central Bank of Ireland

UK-based Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has revealed that its Dublin-based entity is now licensed as an electronic money institution (EMI) by the Central Bank of Ireland. The Modulr team noted: “This is an important step in enabling our… Read More

Accelerated Payments Reports €210 million Worth of Invoice Financing on Third Anniversary

Accelerated Payments reports that it has advanced €210 million worth of invoice financing as it celebrates its third anniversary in operation.  Accelerated Payments, and invoice financing platform, claims to be the fastest-growing Fintech in Europe. Meanwhile, the company is planning to set up shop in… Read More

Fintech Funding in Ireland Surged in H1 2020 as VCs, PE, M&A Deals Secured Over $300 Million in Capital: Report

While many business sectors in Ireland have seen a substantial decline in activity or revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis, that nation’s Fintech industry attracted significant investments of around $328.6 million during H1 2020. This, according to KPMG’s latest report on Fintech deals during the… Read More

TransferMate Announces Expansion of North American Regulation With New Mexico License Approval

TransferMate, a cross-border B2B payments technology solution, announced on Thursday it scored a significant boost to its international footprint, securing a new payments license in Mexico. According to TransferMate, the license marks a major milestone on the platform’s global growth journey. Founded in 2008, TransferMate… Read More

Bank of Ireland Announces Launch of Google Pay for Customers

Bank of Ireland announced on Monday it has launched Google Pay for all customers. According to the banking group, customers are now able to add personal debit, credit cards, and business debit cards to the payment method’s digital wallet. While sharing more details about the… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Facilitates the Disbursement of £654 Million in Loans under UK’s BBLS to 24,000 Businesses

Starling Bank, a leading UK based digital bank, has reportedly delivered more than £654 million in loans under the United Kingdom’s bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) to around 24,000 local firms. Starling Bank, which teamed up with Funding Circle to issue £300 million in loans… Read More

Ireland’s P2P Lending Platform, Linked Finance, Asks Government to Extend Nation’s €2 Billion Credit Guarantee Scheme to Non-Bank Lenders

Ireland-based Linked Finance, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, has asked the Irish government to extend the nation’s €2 billion (appr. $2.35 billion) credit guarantee scheme to P2P and non-banking lending platforms. The UK has introduced the COVID-19 loan scheme, however, Ireland’s alternative lending solution… Read More

Irish Fintech Circit Secures €1.1 Million in New Financing

  Circit, an Ireland-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday it secured €1.1 million in new financing for its audit confirmation platform. Founded in 2017, Circit describes itself as a financial audit management platform that provides real-time visibility of audit confirmations as well as direct connections… Read More

Denmark’s CreditStretcher, UK’s Elfinity, and 9 Other Fintechs to Participate in Village Capital’s Finance Forward Europe Accelerator

Village Capital helps company founders and business owners through its accelerator program. There are 11 early-stage Fintech firms that will be taking part in Village Capital’s investment-readiness program, called Finance Forward Europe. The initiative is part of Finance Forward, which is a multi-year global coalition… Read More

Irish Fintech Firms to Receive More Support after Enterprise Ireland Awards €10 Million Grant to VC Firm MiddleGame Ventures

VC firm MiddleGame Ventures (MGV) has reportedly received a €10 million grant from Enterprise Ireland, in order to establish a pool of funding of up to €20m for Fintech businesses operating on the island. As noted on MGV’s official website: “Middlegame Ventures is a venture… Read More

Revolut Launches Open Banking Services to More Than One Million Irish Retail & Business Customers

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Wednesday the launch of Open Banking for its more than one million retail and business customers in Ireland. According to Revolut, the new Open Banking feature allows retail customers in Ireland to connect their AIB, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank,… Read More

Neobank N26 Executive Predicts there will be As Many Digital Bank Accounts as Traditional Ones, but Global Fintech Reports Suggest Otherwise

  Digital banks are on track to serve as many clients in Ireland as traditional banking service providers, according to N26, an all-digital challenger that recently secured $100 million in funding for its ongoing growth and development. The German neobank reports double-digit growth in the… Read More

The clock is ticking for Irish SMEs: Linked Finance CEO Tells Irish PM to Look Towards Fintechs for Help

Earlier today the Irish government outlined additional plans to help support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During a special Cabinet meeting, a series of measures to further support small, medium, and larger businesses were revealed. The new initiatives included: a €10,000 restart grant for… Read More

IBM Joins Forces With Fenergo to Tackle Financial Crime

Ireland-based fintech Fenergo announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with IBM (NYSE: IBM)  to fight financial crime. The duo signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement that will allow the companies to collaborate on solutions that can help clients address the multitude of financial risks they… Read More

Latvian Peer to Peer Lender Grupeer Ceases Operations

Grupeer is the latest European peer to peer lender to shut down operations. Grupeer operates out of Latvia but also claims an office in Ireland. In a message posted on the site this week, Grupeer management claimed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic made… Read More

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