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Current raises USD 131 mln in series C funding

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 27 Nov 2020

US-based challenger bank Current has announced it has raised USD 131 million in Series C funding, led by Tiger Global Management.

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Challenger bank Starling to raise additional capital

News | Payments General | 09 Nov 2020

UK-based challenger bank, Starling, has announced it is on track to be profitable by Christmas, but this does not mean it is not out raising additional capital already, according to TechCrunch.

Starling Bank, challenger banks, UK, funding, SMEs, investors, business accounts

Accelerating Asia, Amazon Web Services roll out Amplify

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 22 Sep 2020

Singapore-based accelerator and venture fund Accelerating Asia has launched a virtual accelerator program, Amplify, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Accelerating Asia, Amazon Web Services, Amplify, Singapore, Accelerating Asia, AWS, startups, Asia, promotional credits, AWS Activate, investors

Ziglu opens crowdfunding round

News | Cryptocurrencies | 21 Sep 2020

Challenger and FCA-authorised Electronic Money Institution Ziglu have opened a crowdfunding round to the public. 

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Citi, JP Morgan, and State Street invest in fintech Capitolis

News | Payments General | 11 Sep 2020

JP Morgan, Citigroup, and State Street have invested USD 11 million in Capitolis, a US-based technology startup that seeks to help banks use capital more efficiently, according to Reuters.

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Waterdrop secures USD 230 mln for its insurance platform

News | Payments General | 21 Aug 2020

China-based Waterdrop has announced a USD 230 million round of funding jointly led by two strategic investors, Swiss Re and returning investor Tencent.

Waterdrop, China, insurance platform, investors, funding, Swiss Re, Tencent, IDG Capital, Wisdom Choice Global Fund, series D, valuation, platform, partnership, healthcare, Haoyaofu

Honeycomb Investment Trust seeks GBP 1.5 bln Pollen Street Secured Lending merger

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 10 Aug 2020

Alternative financing-provider Honeycomb Investment Trust has reportedly considered a potential GBP 1.5 billion merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending (PSSL).

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Cambodia-based fintech Clik secures USD 3.7 mln funding for financial inclusion

News | Payments General | 05 Aug 2020

Fintech startup Clik has completed the final close of its USD 3.7 million seed round for mobile payments, loyalty programmes, data visualisation, business intelligence, and cloud data services. 

Clik, fintech, Cambodia, funding, financial inclusion, mobile payments, loyalty programmes, data visualisation, business intelligence, cloud data services, Openway, Poems Pte, angel investors, National Bank of Cambodia, NBC, Central Bank Digital Currencies, Bakong, payment aggregator, payments, cards, wallets, bank accounts, mPOS, SoftPOS, eKYC

HSBC, Asian Development Bank partner for Covid-19 supply chains support

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 30 Jul 2020

HSBC and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have announced a supply chain finance programme to support companies that provide Covid-19-related supplies.

HSBC, Asian Development Bank, covid19, supply chain finance, Asian SMEs, medical supply chains, financing, suppliers, banks, manufacturers, investors, healthcare professionals

B2B payments 2019-2020 – key drivers of innovation

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 27 Jul 2020

An overview of some of the B2B payments trends and initiatives from late-2019 to mid-2020, the Covid-19 impact, the productisation of B2B payments, and future perspectives for this industry

B2B payments, fintech, virtual cards, B2B transactions, cards, investments, acquisitions, digital payments, innovation, partnerships, coronavirus, expansion, corporate cards, cross-border payments, commercial payments, investors, fraud, card schemes, businesses, PSPs, payments, suppliers, digitisation, corporates, banks, payment providers, travel, expenses, commercial card

Fintech Wagestream secures EUR 22 mln

News | Payments General | 08 Jul 2020

UK-based Wagestream, a fintech that allows workers to access earned income in real time, has secured EUR 22.

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International investors bought bonds backed by the Italian mafia, FT reports

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 08 Jul 2020

Investors around the globe have been buying bonds backed by Ndrangheta, a popular mafia in Italy, for four years, according to financial and legal documents seen by the Financial Times.

Banca Generali, Ndrangheta, Investors, bonds, Italy, Financial times, due diligence, auditing, accounting, Ndrangheta

BharatPe launches POS solution with no charges for merchants

News | Mobile Payments | 24 Jun 2020

India-based QR code payments company BharatPe has rolled out a POS solution without charges for merchants.

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FX trading, forex licensing, and fraud - Exclusive interview with Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission

Interviews | Payments General | 18 May 2020

Demetra Kalogerou, Chairwoman of Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, discusses CySEC `s mission, the process of licensing forex brokers, forex scams, payments, and how Covid-19 is impacting the FX trading and crypto industry

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NatWest gives GBP 5.5 mln to VoxSmart for growth acceleration

News | Payments General | 27 Mar 2020

The communications surveillance tech company for financial markets VoxSmart has announced a strategic funding round of GBP 5.5 million (USD 7.2 mln) from NatWest

UK, fintech, VoxSmart, funding, NatWest, financial services, surveillance, financial markets, investors

Evarvest selects Judopay for financial inclusion among investors

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Mar 2020

Judopay, a mobile-first payment provider, has announced its partnership with Evarvest to deliver a new payment experience for its mobile app investors. 

Evarvest, Judopay, financial inclusion, investors, fintech, payments

Starling Bank raises GBP 60 million in funding

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 11 Feb 2020

UK-based challenger Starling Bank has raised GBP 60 million in funding. Backers included existing investors Merian Global Investors and JTC.

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Uphold reveals commission-free crypto trading and user interface

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Jan 2020

Digital money platform Uphold has introduced zero-commission trading on cryptos, to open up affordable access to new asset classes for millions of retail investors.

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Raiz to bring BTC fund options to Australian retail investors

News | Cryptocurrencies | 21 Jan 2020

Australia-based micro-investment startup Raiz has planned to bring Bitcoin (BTC) fund options to its users, Cointelegraph suggests.

Raiz, Bitcoin, Australia, retail, investors, startup, fintech, accounts, exchange, trade, digital assets, cryptocurrency, ASIC

Know Your Customer selected by CapBridge for retail digital onboarding

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 07 Nov 2019

Singapore-based CapBridge has partnered with Know Your Customer to deliver client onboarding to retail investors of its private market platform.

CapBridge, Know Your Customer, security, digital onboarding, retailer, investors, partnership, AML, KYC, compliance, financial institutions, mobile, ID verification, management