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MX fintech announces USD 300 mln funding round

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Jan 2021

US-based fintech innovator MX has announced a new round of financing to infuse the company with USD 300 million in capital as it reaches a valuation of nearly USD 2 billion.

MX, fintech, startup, investment, funding, banking, personal finance

Ando launches banking app to fight against climate change

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Jan 2021

US-based Ando, a mobile banking app with the purpose of fighting against climate change has launched on the market.

Ando, mobile banking, digital banking, banking application, eco-friendly, fintech, innovation

Nacha selects Finicity as a preferred partner for account validation

News | Payments General | 15 Jan 2021

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.

Open Banking, ACH Network, ACH payments, API, US, banking, fintech, Finicity, account validation, Nacha

SheerID launches financial services solution to verify thin-file applicants

News | Payments General | 15 Jan 2021

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

SheerID, banking, fintech, verifications, identity verification, financial services, anti-money laundering

UBS in talks to invest USD 400 million in Paytm: Report

News | Online Payments | 15 Jan 2021

UBS Group is in talks to invest USD 400 million in Paytm, a valuable Indian startup, according to Business Standard.

UBS, Paytm, India, fund, banking, fintech, startup, online payments, mobile payments, emerging markets

Spilling the tea with compliance introduction - video interview with Payoneer

Interviews | Payments General | 15 Jan 2021

Jani Gode and Micheal Sheeny of Payoneer invite us to watch their ‘compliance chat’ where they discuss trends and challenges impacting the fintech and money transmitter industries worldwide

Payoneer, Jani Gode, Micheal Sheeny, compliance, fintech, e-money issuer, banking, transaction monitoring, regulation, video interview

BukuKas secures USD 10 mln in Series A funding

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

Indonesia-based BukuKas has secured USD 10 million in its Series A funding round to increase user acquisition.

BukuKas, Indonesia, startup, fintech, Sequoia Capital, funding, SMEs, digital banking, mobile banking, e-invoicing

UK-based Yapily announces expansion in Lithuania

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

UK-based fintech Yapily has announced plans to set up the company’s third European office in Vilnius, Lithuania, according to the official press release.

UK, Yapily, expansion, Lithuania, fintech, Revolut, Curve, Square, PSD2, API, Open Banking, banks, financial institutions

Financial Data Exchange welcomes 33 new members

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

The Financial Data Exchange (FDX) has welcomed 33 new members in the past 4 months, bringing the total membership to 168 organisations.

FDX, API, Open Banking, Open Data, fintechs, data share, banks

Unnax secures EUR 7 mln, completes LATAM entrance

News | Payments General | 14 Jan 2021

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.

Unnax, investment, LATAM, Spain, fintech, electronic money, account information, payment initiation, BaaS

Moonshot Insurance covers Pledg's payments in instalments throughout Europe

News | Ecommerce | 14 Jan 2021

Moonshot Insurance, a France-based contextual insurance insurtech, has announced it now protects the payment solutions of French fintech Pledg, in France and Europe.

Moonshot Insurance, Pledg, payments, instalments, France, partnership, fintech, ecommerce, insurtech

Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab London selects Nuggets for SSI adoption

News | Payments General | 14 Jan 2021

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.

fintechs, decentralised, self-sovereign ID, payments platform, Accenture, Nuggets, fraud prevention, customer protection, data privacy, blockchain

Ireland-based banks, Sia to develop instant money-transfer app

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

A group of Irish banks have plans to set up an instantaneous money-transfer mobile app after selecting Italy-based fintech Sia to provide the technology, according to irishtimes.com.

Ireland, banks, Sia, Italy, fintech, instant money transfer, app, Revolut, Monzo, Nexi, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, CDP, N26, neobank, traditional bank, payment

TrueLayer helps sync. launch in Lithuania and Germany

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

Open Banking-powered fintech sync. has launched in two more European countries with the help of financial API provider TrueLayer, according to AltFi.

sync., Lithuania, Germany, open banking, fintech, Europe, API, TrueLayer, Middle East, Qatar Fintech Accelerator, coronavirus, pandemic, e-money, licence, FCA

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

News | Payments General | 13 Jan 2021

Fintech startup Eroute Technologies has announced plans to launch an offline payments solution based on the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), according to electronicpaymentsinternational.com.

Eroute Technologies, UPI, offline payments, product launch, India, fintech, startup, Unified Payment Interface, real time payments, NPCI, RBI, USSD

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

News | Payments General | 13 Jan 2021

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

Wirecard, BaFin, Commerzbank, anti-money laundering, AML, accounting fraud, payments, cross-border payments, banking, PSPs, fintech

PayPal becomes first foreign company to provide digital payments in China

News | Online Payments | 13 Jan 2021

US-based fintech PayPal has completed a stake acquisition deal of Gopay, making it the first foreign company to offer digital payment services in China.

PayPal, China, Asia, acquisition, Gopay, fintech, digital payments services

i2c, Jifiti to launch finance program for a major France-based retailer

News | Online Payments | 13 Jan 2021

i2c, a provider of digital payment and banking technology, has partnered with Jifiti, a consumer financing platform working to facilitate loan programs for banks, lenders, and merchants throughout Europe.

Jifiti, i2c, fintech, POS finance, retail, loan program, online payments

Visa drops plans to acquire Plaid after DOJ antitrust lawsuit

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 13 Jan 2021

Visa and fintech startup Plaid have ditched plans for a USD 5.3 billion merger after a Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit had threatened to block the deal, according to Forbes.

Visa, Plaid, fintech, payments, DOJ, antitrust lawsuit

Innovation and regulation in the digital age - Interview with Jo Ann Barefoot, AIR

Interviews | Payments General | 13 Jan 2021

Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO and Cofounder of the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, shares her thoughts about digitisation, regtech, digital identity, financial inclusion, and how the new technologies are transforming financial regulation

Jo Ann Barefoot, Alliance for Innovative Regulation, interview, digitisation, fintech, regtech, digital identity, financial inclusion, financial regulation, fair finance, innovation, technology, financial crime