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Ripple Partners with Nasdaq-Listed Remittance Firm International Money Express (Intermex)

Ripple, a San Francisco-based Fintech firm,  has confirmed its new partnership with International Money Express (Intermex), a Nasdaq-listed remittance company. Intermex will reportedly be using Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) solution, which uses XRP, the world’s third-largest digital asset by market cap, to conduct cross-border transactions…. Read More

Giant US Post-trade Financial Services Firm DTCC Introduces Unified API Marketplace for Business Partners

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has introduced its Application Programming Interface (API) Marketplace, which offers its customers, business partners, and internal developers a single, unified, central location for APIs created by DTCC. Each API comes with a software development kit (SDK) and relevant… Read More

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank Introduces Digital Savings Account that Pays Air Miles instead of Accumulating Interest

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank has officially introduced Bask Bank, an online savings account that earns American Airlines AAdvantage miles, instead of accumulating interest. As mentioned on Bask’s website, the bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which means customers’ total deposits… Read More

bitFlyer is Now Offering US Residents a Zero-Fee Option to Buy Bitcoin (BTC) with US Dollar

US residents now have another zero-fee option to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) using the US dollar. On January 30, 2020, Tokyo-headquartered digital asset exchange bitFlyer introduced its commission-free service for the BTC/USD trading pair to its US-based clients. bitFlyer’s zero-fee feature is currently only being offered… Read More

California-based OneWest Bank Launches New Mobile App for Small Business Owners

California-based OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California branch network, revealed on January 31, 2020 that it has introduced a new mobile app for small businesses. The app offers a new platform to assist small business clients in meeting their financial goals and requirements. The OneWest Bank… Read More

Peer to Peer Payments Platform Zelle Handled $187 Billion in Payments via 743 Million Transactions in 2019: Report

Zelle, a peer-to-peer (P2P) payment platform, reportedly handled $187 billion worth of payments via 743 million transactions last year. This, according to the latest figures published by network operator Early Warning Services. Zelle’s year-over-year payment values have increased by approximately 57%, meanwhile, transaction volume surged… Read More

San Francisco-based Fintech Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse Indicates Firm Might Launch IPO

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO at privately-held Fintech firm Ripple, recently indicated that the San Francisco-based startup might launch an initial public offering (IPO) within the next year. While attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Garlinghouse reportedly told the Wall Street Journal (on January… Read More

85% of Blockchain Professionals Employed by Crypto Exchanges, App Developers, Mining Facility Operators: Report

The Digital Asset Human Capital Trends Report was recently commissioned by the Blockchain Association, an organization of active industry participants who promote efforts related to innovation and the collaboration needed to support US leadership of the crypto-assets sector. The companies included in the research sample… Read More

Global Investments into China’s Fintech Startup Ecosystem Decline by Over 7 Times: Report

The global investments into China’s Fintech startup ecosystem have declined significantly by more than seven times at roughly $4.9 billion last year, after reaching an all-time high of $34 billion in 2018. The investments have dropped considerably for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) Fintech firms… Read More

Banking Challenger Market Is Growing Rapidly, with Brazil’s Nubank being the World’s Largest with 15 Million Clients

The challenger bank trend first began in Europe and has been gradually spreading to other parts of the world. Traditional banking challengers have been growing steadily and have managed to attract large investments. FT Partners’ new report, titled The Rise of Challenger Banks: Are the… Read More

Fintech and Traditional Bank Collaborations and Open Banking Are Becoming More Prevalent Globally

Traditional bank and Fintech collaboration and Open Banking are becoming quite common for financial institutions throughout the world that are planning to update their product offerings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). India-based private lending institution SBM Bank recently teamed up with PayNearby to introduce… Read More

Insurtech: Chicago-based Clearcover, a Car Insurance Provider, Finalizes $50 Million Series C Round

Chicago-headquartered Clearcover, a company focused on improving the way people acquire car insurance, has completed its third investment round. Clearcover revealed on January 3 that it had finalized a $50 million Series C round, which was led by OMERS Ventures. Existing investors American Family Ventures,… Read More

US-based Companies Still Using Slow, Inefficient Paper Checks to Settle B2B Payments: Report

Companies might think that they have to spend more money to generate more revenue, however, many are reportedly spending a lot more than what’s required in order to keep their accounts payable (AP) departments operational. Paper checks are still the main method through which American… Read More

India-based AI and Big Data Firm Quantiphi Raises $20 Million via Series A Round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management

Quantiphi, a US and India-headquartered applied artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data analytics services firm, has raised $20 million via a Series A round from Multiples Alternate Asset Management. Quantiphi offers applied AI and Big Data solutions to Fortune 500 companies across several major sectors… Read More

Report: OakNorth and N26 Have Received the Most Funding Out of All US and European Digital Banks

Digital-only banks, or neo-banks, are not dependent on outdated, legacy financial infrastructure. These virtual banks are more efficient than traditional banking institutions because they operate without the costly networks of physical branches. Neobanks have been working towards transforming the retail banking sector in major financial… Read More

Regtech: AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Firm Silent Eight Raises $6.2 Million via Series A Round

Silent Eight, a Singapore-based regulatory technology (Regtech) company, announced on November 14 that it had raised an oversubscribed $6.2 million through a Series A investment round. The funds raised will be used to recruit new talent in order to support Silent Eight’s new clients who… Read More

Barclays US Announces New “Control Your Card” Digital Features on Mobile App

Barclays US Consumer Bank announced on Tuesday new digital features that will let cardmembers actively manage a variety of card-related activities within the Barclays mobile app. According to Barclays US, the new features give cardmembers an enhanced level of control over how, when and where… Read More

Brief: Lending Express CEO & Co-Founder Eden Amirav Shares Insight on SMB Sector, Growth & US Gov’t Shutdown

Yesterday the Israeli tech company Lending Express, celebrated surpassing $100 million in financing facilitated between small and medium business owners and online lenders and obtaining state permission to open for business in California. The lending platform, led by CEO & Co-Founder Eden Amirav, is poised for further growth… Read More

Lending Express Opens Shop in Silicon Valley & Adds Moshe Kazimirsky to Team

Lending Express, an AI-powered marketplace for business loans, has opened a new Silicon Valley office in San Mateo, as well as the appointment of Moshe Kazimirsky to VP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development to support the West Coast team. The announcement comes on the… Read More

Santander InnoVentures Adds Pixoneye, Curve & Gridspace to Fintech Portfolio

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced its addition of UK based Pixoneye and Curve and US based Gridspace to its portfolio in the latest round of strategic fintech investments. Pixoneye and Gridspace deepen the fund’s focus in artificial intelligence as… Read More

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