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Nacha selects Finicity as a preferred partner for account validation

Payments General | 15 Jan 2021 12:37 CET | United States

Finicity, a Mastercard company, has become a Nacha Preferred Partner for Account Validation through Finicity Pay, an integrated solution set of Finicity’s Open Banking platform.

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SheerID launches financial services solution to verify thin-file applicants

Payments General | 15 Jan 2021 12:22 CET | World

SheerID, an identity marketing platform, has announced the availability of several financial services products that instantly verify thin-file applicants....

Marqeta, Goldman Sachs partner on Marcus checking offering

Payments General | 15 Jan 2021 12:18 CET | United States

Marqeta, a global card issuing platform, has been chosen by Goldman Sachs to partner on its Marcus by Goldman Sachs checking accounts, which will launch in 2021....

ECS Fin, Nacha partner for corporate remittance and data routing

Payments General | 14 Jan 2021 14:37 CET | United States

US-based ECS Fin has become a Nacha Preferred Partner for corporate remittance and data routing....

Unnax secures EUR 7 mln, completes LATAM entrance

Payments General | 14 Jan 2021 12:50 CET | Latin America

Spain-based fintech Unnax has closed a financing round of EUR 7 million to allow it to consolidate its current markets and enter the LATAM market, according to CincoDías, cited by planetstoryline.com.
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Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab London selects Nuggets for SSI adoption

Payments General | 14 Jan 2021 12:37 CET | United Kingdom

Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab London has selected Nuggets, the decentralised, self-sovereign ID, and payments platform to join the cohort of 20 fintechs in its latest accelerator programme....

Deutsche Bank agrees to pay USD 120 million to settle bribery charges

Payments General | 14 Jan 2021 12:34 CET | Germany

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay USD 120 million to resolve bribery charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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Heritage Bank, Experian to improve loans process for borrowers

Payments General | 14 Jan 2021 10:43 CET | Australia

Australia-based Heritage Bank and Experian have plans to launch a new loans origination platform that will reduce processing time for the average home loan application by up to 80%.
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Modern Treasury raises USD 38 mln

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 14:36 CET | United States

Modern Treasury, a payment operations software provider, has announced a USD 38 million Series B funding round led by Altimeter Capital, with prior backers Benchmark and Y Combinator participating.

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India-based Eroute to launch UPI-based offline payments solution

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 14:27 CET | India

Fintech startup Eroute Technologies has announced plans to launch an offline payments solution based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), according to electronicpaymentsinternational.com.
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Komerční banka selects Temenos to improve upon digital banking features

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 14:05 CET | Europe

Switzerland-based Temenos has been selected by the Komerční banka, a member of the Société Générale Group, to help improve its retail and corporate banking....

BaFin warned by Commerzbank about Wirecard in early 2020, FT reports

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 14:00 CET | Germany

Commerzbank has warned Germany’s financial watchdog, BaFin, about money laundering risks at Wirecard in early 2020, according to Financial Times....

Billtrust and South Mountain have merged

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 13:59 CET | United States

US-based Billtrust and South Mountain have announced the completion of their previously revealed business merger....

UK, EU to talk over financial cooperation

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 13:28 CET | Europe

The UK has announced talks with the European Union in January 2020 on how regulators will cooperate over financial services after Brexit has been completed, according to Bloomberg.
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Irish banks partner to set up new digital service

Payments General | 13 Jan 2021 10:27 CET | Ireland

Bank of Ireland, AIB, Permanent TSB and the Irish arm of Belgian bank KBC have come together to set up Syntech Payments to launch a digital app, according to The Irish Times.
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EDPIA accepts Aircash, Buckaroo, and HiPay as new members

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 15:11 CET | Europe

The European Digital Payments Industry Alliance (EDPIA) has announced the membership of Croatia-based Aircash, Netherlands-based Buckaroo, and France-based HiPay.
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Indonesia-based Alami raises USD 20 mln in finding round

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 13:46 CET | Indonesia

Indonesia-based fintech Alami Technologies, has announced that it has raised over USD 20 million in equity and debt funding in a round led by AC Ventures and Golden Gate Ventures....

Delivery Hero launches venture capital fund DX Ventures to drive innovation in food and delivery

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 13:18 CET | World

Delivery Hero has launched DX Ventures, an independently managed early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on investing in disruptive founder-led companies.
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MAS Singapore encourages the use of e-gifts

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 13:00 CET | Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has started encouraging Singaporeans to use e-hong baos (e-gifts) during the coming Lunar New Year to reduce queues for physical notes....

Walmart launches fintech, via Robinhood, Credit Karma, and Affirm backer

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 12:31 CET | United States

Walmart (WMT), a large US-based retailer, has launched a financial technology (fintech) startup in partnership with venture capital firm Ribbit Capital, a backer of Robinhood, Credit Karma, and Affirm....

Argyle introduces Open Employment Data Standards initiative

Payments General | 12 Jan 2021 10:53 CET | World

Argyle, the platform for employment records with workers’ consent, has introduced the Open Employment Data Standards (OEDS), an initiative established to foster transparency and industry-wide alignment across all employment records and stakeholders. 
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Reserve Bank of New Zealand data systems breached

Payments General | 11 Jan 2021 11:00 CET | New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has announced that it was responding with urgency to a breach of one of its data systems.

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Italy to take on USD 17 bln of UniCredit bad loans to ease MPS sale, Reuters

Payments General | 08 Jan 2021 14:23 CET | Italy

Italy has plans to take on about EUR 14 billion (USD 17 billion) of UniCredit’s impaired loans to make a takeover of state-owned Monte dei Paschi more attractive for the bank, according to Reuters
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Mambu reveals EUR 110 mln raised in funding round

Payments General | 08 Jan 2021 11:33 CET | World

Mambu has announced its latest funding round of EUR 110 million in new capital, led by TCV, whose investments include Netflix, RELEX, Spotify, and WorldRemit. 
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EIB Group, BNP Paribas to support French companies facing the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis

Payments General | 08 Jan 2021 10:14 CET | France

The EIB Group and BNP Paribas have signed a synthetic securitisation to support French SMEs and mid-caps hit by the consequences of an unprecedented pandemic crisis.

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