Articles with tag: estonia

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B2B crypto payments provider Mercuryo.Io raises EUR 2.5 mln from Target Global

07 Sep 2020 | Cryptocurrencies, an Estonia-based startup that offers cryptocurrency payment processing solutions, has closed a EUR 2.5 million seed funding led by Target Global.

B2B payment, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency payment provider, Estonia, funding, cross border payments,, Target Global

Estonia-based EstateGuru launches new payment system for Europe

24 Jul 2020 | Payments General

P2P lending platform EstateGuru has implemented fellow European fintech Lemonway’s payment facilities as it tackles full European launch. 

EstateGuru, lending, P2P lending, Estonia, Europe, Lemonway, fintech, payment, loans, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Spain, Finland, European Union, Lemonway IBAN, investor, BNP Paribas, alternative lending, Onfido, ID verification

Opera to acquire Fjord Bank

13 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Opera, an Internet browser, has announced its intention to purchase Fjord Bank subject to regulatory approval.

Opera, Fjord Bank, banks, browser, Internet, fintech, Europe, loan, Lithuania, Estonia, PocoSys, digital wallet, payments, technology, cards

PayPal launches QR code contactless payments In Canada, with zero transaction fees

26 Jun 2020 | Mobile Payments

PayPal has rolled out QR code payments in Canada, enabling contactless mobile payments through the PayPal app. 

PayPal, Canada, contactless payments, mobile payments, QR code, transaction fees, merchants, coronavirus, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.

Estonia revokes crypto businesses licenses to crackdown on illicit financial flows

16 Jun 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Following a USD 220 billion money-laundering scandal involving Danske Bank, Estonia has cancelled 500 cryptocurrency companies’ licenses, as part of a crackdown on illicit financial flows.

AML, crypto, Estonia, Danske Bank, crypto licences, regulators, AML, fraud prevention

Luminor teams up with FA Solutions

11 Jun 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Estonia-based Luminor, a financial services provider in the Baltics, has partnered with cloud portfolio management company FA Solutions.

Estonia, Luminor, FA Solutions, financial, Baltics, partnership, cloud, cross-border, Latvia, Lithuania, data

Brussels to improve anti-money laundering authority

07 May 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Brussels has announced to unveil plans by new pan-European powers to tackle money laundering.

Brussels, Belgium, anti-money laundering, AML, Europe, banking, EU, European Banking Authority, EBA, US, Latvia, banks, ABLV, Russia, transactions, Estonia, Danske Bank, ING, Deutsche Bank

Mastercard raises its contactless limit in 29 countries

26 Mar 2020 | Cards

Mastercard has raised its contactless limit across 29 countries to enable the increase in contactless payment limits across Europe.

Mastercard, limit raise, contactless, PIN, payments, UK, Ireland, Estonia, Poland, Netherlands, Greece, coronavirus

Estonian Information System Authority approves NFC-based remote identity verification tech form ReadID

03 Mar 2020 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

The Estonian Information System Authority has approved a new remote identity verification solution based on NFC chip verification and face matching.

Estonian Information System Authority, ReadID, NRC, identity verification, smartphone, mobile verification, biometrics, ID card

LHV to provide fintechs access to instant payments in UK

13 Jan 2020 | Payments General

Estonia-based PSP LHV’s UK branch has announced the start of real-time pound payment provision through UK’s Faster Payments Scheme.

LHV, Faster Payments Scheme, faster payments, instant payments, fintech, financial technology, PSP, TransferWise, Coinbase, Paysafe, Trustly, Estonia, United Kingdom, Virtual IBANs, currency exchange, liquidity services

Estonian crypto startup BitcoinBlink rolls out crypto exchange

05 Dec 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

BBlinkio OU, a cryptocurrency provider, has announced the roll out of cryptocurrency trading services with the opening of its cryptocurrency exchange.

cryptocurrency, crypto trading, cryptocurrency exchange, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, BitcoinBlink, Estonia

WEG Bank receives crypto trading and custody license

27 Aug 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

Germany-based WEG Bank has announced it obtained a cryptocurrency trading and custody license in Estonia.

WEG Bank, crypto trading, custody license, Estonia, cryptocurrency, digital assets, Germany, banks, blockchain, payments, exchange, banking

Apcopay, elegro partner for crypto acceptance for merchants

21 May 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

Supplier of eccommerce payment and banking solutions Apcopay and Estonia-based licensed crypto exchange elegro have launched a crypto acceptance solution.

Apcopay, Estonia, launch, elegro, cryptocurrency, merchants, payments, banking, chargeback, risk, credit card, exchange, bank account, crypto specific wallets, ecommerce

Estonian companies seeking to become national ID suppliers in Philippines

05 Apr 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Estonian officials have indicated their intent to participate in the bidding for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys).

digital identity, identity platform, Philippines, PhilSys, Estonia, biometrics, user data, national ID

Fitek and UnifiedPost join forces to create new fintech player

04 Apr 2019 | Payments General

Estonia-based financial process automation company Fitek Group has announced merging with European fintech UnifiedPost Group.

Fitek, UnifiedPost, merger and acquisition, merger, Estonia, Europe, fintech, financial technology, UnifiedPost Group, financial process automation, private equity fund

Jubiter reveals cryptocurrency debit card

28 Mar 2019 | Cards

Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange Jubiter has announced the introduction of Bitcoin debit cards for European market.

Jubiter, cryptocurrency, debit card, Estonia, Europe, Bitcoin, market, payments, prepaid card, card holders, Visa

Dankse Bank urged to shut down Estonian branch, after money laundering scandal

20 Feb 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

The Estonian Financial Supervision has issued a precept, announcing Danske Bank to terminate its activities in Estonia before the end of 2019.

Dankse Bank, Estonia, money laundering, scam, fraud, banks, transactions, risk

EBRD to join Global Financial Innovation Network

19 Feb 2019 | Payments General

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has applied to join the Global Financial Innovation Network as an observer.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, Global Financial Innovation Network, UK, Europe, Fintech Sandbox, fintech sandbox, Estonia

DX.Exchange to allow trading of Nasdaq-listed companies

07 Jan 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

DX.Exchange, an Estonia-based crypto startup, has announced its plans to let its clients indirectly purchase shares of major companies through a token-based platform.

DX.Exchange, Nasdaq, trading, cryptocurrency, Estonia, token, startup, fiat currencies

Estonia changes its regulatory position towards cryptocurrency

05 Dec 2018 | Cryptocurrencies

Estonia has started to tweak their regulatory attitude towards digital currencies to prevent money laundering and terrorism funding.

Estonia, regulations, cryptocurrency, money laundering, terrorism funding, AML, KYC, POS, token