Tagged: open banking

UK’s Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Secures $70M via Series D led by Addition, Company has Raised $142M in Total to Date

UK-based Open Banking solution provider TrueLayer has secured $70 million in capital through a Series D round. TrueLayer‘s latest investment round was led by Addition and included contributions from several angel investors. Following this latest fundraise, the Fintech firm has acquired a total of $142… Read More

Open Banking Firm Nuapay Acquired by EML Payments for €100 Million

EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) has acquired Sentential and its wholly-owned subsidiaries including open banking firm Nuapay. The binding agreement totals €110 million including an upfront enterprise value of €70 million plus an earn-out of up to €40 million. Sentenial is a cloud-native payments company… Read More

Digital Finance as the New Normal: Plaid Raises $425 Million Series D

Plaid has announced a significant funding round raising $425 million in a Series D round. It has been rumored for some time that Plaid, a leader in the open banking sector, was raising new capital. New investors Altimeter Capital, Silver Lake, and Ribbit Capital joined… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Plaid Might be Closing a Financing Round at $13 Billion, Sources Claim

Open Banking Fintech Plaid is reportedly in the process of closing financing at around a $13 billion valuation. Plaid’s investment round will be led by Altimeter Capital, according to Bloomberg which cited “people” familiar with the matter. Many of the Fintech firm’s current investors will… Read More

LendInvest Teams Up with Credit Kudos to Improve Underwriting Process via Open Banking

LendInvest has teamed up with Credit Kudos in order to improve the underwriting process via Open Banking. Through the partnership, LendInvest and Credit Kudos will aim to provide brokers and clients a more accessible and secure service. The initiative also aims to enable LendInvest with… Read More

Open Banking in the US Is Popular with those Earning $250k+ and Younger Generations: Report

Open Banking adoption or usage in the US has been increasing due to a significant rise in customer demand and growing pressure or competition. This, according to a recent from the Financial Technology (FT) Partners. As noted in a report titled, Open Banking: Rearchitecting the… Read More

LendInvest Explains how it Leverages Open Banking, and Fintech Solutions from Equifax, Jumio to Support Business

Property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a blog post in which it’s requesting people to support the company in certain Buy-to-Let, Bridging and Development Awards. LendInvest notes that it’s a busy award season in property lending. Like most years LendInvest has been recognized for its… 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

Austria-Based Fintech NumberX Set to Launch App-Based Payment Card Powered By Open Banking

  NumberX, an Austria-based fintech, recently announced its plans to launch if app-based payment card, which is powered by open banking. Mastercard is notably the company’s strategic partner for the card. Founded in 2020, NumberX’s focus is on maximum freedom and flexibility, the greatest possible acceptance, and… Read More

Israeli Fintech Tarya, a P2P Lending Platform, to Update Leumi Bank’s Mortgage System

Leumi (TASE: LUMI), which is one of Israel‘s most well-established banks, and Tarya Fintech, the nation’s largest peer to peer lending platform, will be developing and adapting Leumi’s mortgage system, as part of the bank’s business transformation initiative. With Tarya’s financial technology and Leumi’s leadership… Read More

Open Banking Payments Platform Token and BNP Paribas to Support Financial Transactions with SEPA, PSD2 APIs

Open Banking payments platform, Token, and BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), a French international banking group that’s ranked as the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets (appr. €2 trillion), have introduced an online payments service which aims to leverage the power… 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

Open Banking in Vietnam Is On Track to Become Widely-Adopted, but Lags Behind More Developed Southeast Asian Countries

Vietnamese banks are becoming a lot more aware of Open Banking policies and are beginning to realize that they should look into leveraging open APIs in order to remain relevant in the evolving digital financial services sector. There are at least two local banks in… Read More

Open Banking Regulatory Framework in Thailand has Not Yet Been Fully Launched, but Digital Tech Adoption Remains Steady

There are no extensive regulations yet on Open Banking in Thailand, however, the government’s digital transformation strategy (and the Thailand 4.0 strategy) along with the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) in 2020 indicate that the country may soon offer an Open Banking… Read More

Open Banking Firm Plaid Adds Income Verification to List of Services

Plaid, a top open banking Fintech, has revealed a new service labeled “Income.” The service enables immediate income verification for firms using the application thus reducing the time to completion in situations that require the ability to confirm how much income an individual makes. Examples… Read More

Klarna Expands: Releases Open Banking Solution to Eight More European Markets

  Payment processing and global retail banking platform Klarna announced on Wednesday it has expanded its open banking solution to eight more  European countries. The countries are  Portugal, Denmark, Luxembourg, Ireland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. According to Klarna, the solution processes more than 150 million transactions per year, offers third-party providers access to… Read More

Open Banking related Services are Now Key Focus Area for Professional Bankers Globally: Report

Banking software firm Temenos (SIX: TEMN) has released a report, titled “Open Banking: Revolution or Evolution?”, which was authored by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and it’s also based on a survey of more than 300 senior banking professionals. The report revealed that almost half… Read More

UK Finance Publishes Open Banking Blueprint Including “Future Entity”

UK Finance has published a proposal for a “new service company” that will support the UK’s open banking infrastructure, according to a public statement. UK Finance is described as the collective voice for the banking and finance industry representing over 250 firms in the UK…. Read More

At least 93 Fintech Firms in Mexico are in Process of Acquiring Financial Technology Institute License: Report

During the past few years, the Fintech sector in Mexico has grown steadily to become one of the “most developed” in the Latin American (LatAm) region, according to a report released in January 2021 by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (“National Banking and… Read More

Nuapay Launches Open Banking Payment Services in Germany, Italy as Part of “Major Expansion”

Payments Fintech Nuapay is expanding its platform across Germany and Italy leveraging open banking. According to a statement by the company, Nuapay has connected with 308 banks in Italy and 435 banks in Germany, covering approximately 98% of Italian payers and 70% of German payers…. Read More

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