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Meniga launches carbon footprint tracker, Íslandsbanki first to roll it out

Meniga launches carbon footprint tracker, Íslandsbanki first to roll it out

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Meniga, the provider of personal finance banking solutions, has partnered with Íslandsbanki, one of Iceland’s largest banks, to launch its new innovative green banking...
Insurtech firm Beam Dental raises $80 million

Insurtech firm Beam Dental raises $80 million

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Beam Dental, a digital-first dental insurer that rewards its members for good dental hygiene, has raised $80 million in an oversubscribed series E funding...
2021 - the dawn of better business banking 1

2021: the dawn of better business banking?

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It was inspiring to see how small businesses responded to the new and changeable restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. They adapted...
UK publishes Kalifa Review of fintech ecosystem

UK publishes Kalifa Review of fintech ecosystem

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The UK has published the much-anticipated Kalifa Review of the jurisdiction's fintech ecosystem. The Kalifa Review, named for its author, Ron Kalifa OBE, provides a...
As investors flock to fintech, Qatar stakes its claim

As investors flock to fintech, Qatar stakes its claim

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Investors poured $30.4 billion into fintech companies globally in the first nine months of 2020, according to the Qatar Financial Centre and Refinitiv—and Qatar...
Orka raises £29million to expand earned wage access product

Orka raises £29 million to expand earned wage access product

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Worker technology startup Orka Technology Group has raised £29million in its latest funding round and plans to use the capital to fuel the rapid...
Judging for UK, European, US and Asia FinTech Awards to commence soon as entry deadlines near

Judging for UK, European, US and Asia FinTech Awards to commence soon as entry...

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The 2021 independent judging panels for the UK, European, US and Asia FinTech Awards have been confirmed. The news comes with a week to go...
Billhop raises €4 million as enterprises flock to invoice payment solution

Billhop raises €4 million as enterprises flock to invoice payment solution

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Swedish working capital fintech Billhop will develop its product set and strengthen its sales, marketing, and customer support functions after securing €4 million in...
BNY Mellon plans new solutions in digital assets and collateral management

BNY Mellon plans new solutions in digital assets and collateral management

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BNY Mellon will develop new solutions and capabilities for digital assets and collateral management under plans announced this month.  The custody bank has launched a...
Purpose Financial welcomes Allianz X as shareholder

Purpose Financial welcomes Allianz X as shareholder

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Canadian fintech company Purpose Financial is aiming to build its infrastructure for a period of prolonged growth and expand its product offering after raising...
Monzo to raise £50 million in new funding

Monzo to raise £50 million in new funding

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Monzo, the UK digital bank, is raising an additional £50 million through an extension of its series G funding round. The equity funding is coming...
Chip records a 222 percent increase in total user savings

Chip records a 222% increase in total user savings for January

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Savings app provider Chip recorded a 222% increase in the total amount put aside by savers in January 2021 compared to the same month...
Working together for global bounce-back in 2021

Working together for global bounce-back in 2021

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Last year, and the early weeks of 2021, have brought a multitude of new challenges for small businesses. They responded by demonstrating their versatility,...
Barclays Accelerator in New York welcomes nine fintech startups

Barclays Accelerator in New York welcomes nine fintech startups

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Nine fintech startups are joining the 2021 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Established in 2014, the intensive 13-week programme is designed to fast-track...
SDAX close to launching digital asset trading platform

SDAX close to launching digital asset trading platform

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Blockchain-based digital asset trading platform SDAX is one step closer to launch after securing initial regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. SDAX is...
Japan's AVANT Corporation takes minority stake in UK financial analytics firm

AVANT Corporation takes minority stake in UK financial analytics firm

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Japan-based AVANT Corporation, the owner of a group of technology companies focused on accounting, planning and management, is the new minority owner of Metapraxis. As...
Eurapco and B3i develop blockchain solution for mutual insurers

Eurapco and B3i develop blockchain solution for mutual insurers

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Eurapco, a strategic alliance of eight mutual European insurers, and B3i are launching Eurapco Unity, an operational solution built on blockchain infrastructure that enables...
Minna Technologies raises €15.5 million for subscription management service

Minna Technologies raises €15.5 million for subscription management service

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Subscription management company Minna Technologies plans to widen access to its open banking technology after securing €15.5 million in series B funding. The series B...
iSTOX raises $50 million in Series A funding round

iSTOX raises $50 million in Series A funding round

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iSTOX, a digital securities platform aiming to make the private capital markets more accessible, just closed its $50 million Series A funding round after...
Goldman Sachs chooses Marqeta's card issuing platform for Marcus

Goldman Sachs chooses Marqeta’s card issuing platform for Marcus

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Goldman Sachs will use Marqeta's card issuing platform to underpin its Marcus current accounts when they launch later this year. Marcus, the global financial services...
Infineon issues new employee ID card with payment functionality

Infineon issues new employee ID card with payment functionality

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Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies is replacing the employee ID cards at its headquarters in Germany with a solution that combines highly secured office building...
Acin aims to take advantage of its momentum

Acin aims to take advantage of its momentum

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Last year was an important one for UK-based risktech company Acin, a data and knowledge-sharing network focused on quantifying, standardising and digitising operational risk,...
UK FinTech Awards 2021 is open for entries

UK FinTech Awards 2021 is open for entries

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The UK FinTech Awards is returning to celebrate the innovation, ingenuity and successes of the fintech communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Entries...
IHS Markit acquires regtech provider Cappitech

IHS Markit acquires regtech provider Cappitech

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Financial data and intelligence company IHS Markit is expanding its suite of global, multi-asset class transaction regulatory reporting offerings to financial services providers with...
How to enter FinTech Intel's awards

How to enter FinTech Intel’s awards

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Fintech companies of all stripes, shapes and sizes can now seek the recognition they deserve with the launch of FinTech Intel’s inaugural Asia, European...
NBX eyes banking licence after funding boost

NBX eyes banking licence after funding boost

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The Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) is on course to obtain a banking licence and become a preferred digital assets services provider in the Nordics...
Oxygen raises $17 million for digital banking platform

Oxygen raises $17 million for digital banking platform

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San Francisco-headquartered digital banking platform Oxygen plans to use the $17 million raised from its series A funding round to scale its team, accelerate...
InvestSuite lands €3m in new funding

InvestSuite lands €3m in new funding

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Wealth technology company InvestSuite intends to build on the digital transformation momentum brought about by the pandemic with €3 million in new funding. InvestSuite, a...
Billhop partners with OmaSp to boost Finnish business cash flow

Billhop partners with OmaSp to boost Finnish business cash flow

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A new partnership between Billhop and Oma Säästöpankki Oyj (OmaSp) will help Finnish businesses improve their cash flow and close their liquidity gap. Billhop, a...
BNPL fintech Zilch raises $30 million

BNPL fintech Zilch raises $30 million

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UK fintech company Zilch, a buy now, pay later (BNPL) specialist, is celebrating a four-fold customer registration increase and the closing of its oversubscribed...
Conio partners with Banca Generali to take cryptocurrency mainstream in Italy

Conio partners with Banca Generali to take cryptocurrency mainstream in Italy

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Italian private bank Banca Generali is entering the cryptocurrency market through a new partnership with local fintech company Conio, a wallet provider offering bitcoin...
Tink secures €85 million in funding

Tink secures €85 million in funding

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Open banking company Tink is planning to expand development of its payment initiation services across Europe and deliver new data products after completing an...
Entries now being accepted for Asia, European and US FinTech Awards

Entries now being accepted for Asia, European and US FinTech Awards

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Fintech companies of all stripes, shapes and sizes can now seek the recognition they deserve with the launch of FinTech Intel's inaugural Asia, European...
J.P. Morgan Asset Management acquires tax fintech 55ip

J.P. Morgan Asset Management acquires tax fintech 55ip

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Fintech company 55ip, a specialist in helping financial advisers to deliver tax-smart investment strategies at scale, is joining J.P. Morgan Asset Management. J.P. Morgan Asset...
iZettle joins Starling Bank's Business Marketplace

iZettle joins Starling Bank’s Business Marketplace

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PayPal’s iZettle is the latest addition to Starling Bank's Business Marketplace. Swedish mobile payments company iZettle, which joined PayPal for $2.2 billion in 2018, will...

Rocker to launch fingerprint payment cards in 2021

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Swedish fintech company Rocker and identity and security specialist IDEMIA are developing a biometric payment card that will launch as a proof of concept...
Swedbank chooses Meniga to revamp digital banking for customers

Swedbank chooses Meniga to revamp digital banking for customers

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Swedbank is using the services of fintech company Meniga to provide a new digital banking solution to customers in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. The...
UK fintech Updraft raises £16 million

UK fintech Updraft raises £16 million

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Updraft, the personal finance fintech aiming to lift users out of debt, has launched after raising £16 million in funding. Updraft is now available on...
Zen launches in 30+ jurisdictions

Zen launches in 30+ jurisdictions

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Poland-headquartered fintech company Zen is now live in more than 30 countries across Europe. Zen is offering a multi-currency current account combined with Mastercard-backed payment...
Danske Bank looks to Windward for help with maritime financial crime compliance

Danske Bank looks to Windward for help with maritime financial crime compliance

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Danske Bank is partnering with UK-based data analytics company Windward to digitise and automate aspects of its crime compliance controls in maritime financial trade. The...
Dreams partners with Ukrsibbank for digital personal finance tools

Dreams partners with Ukrsibbank for digital personal finance tools

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Sweden-headquartered Dreams, a provider of digital self-help tools for managing personal finances, is partnering with Ukrainian commercial bank Ukrsibbank. Dreams is developing a proposition in...
Blockchain fintech Figure seeks US bank charter

Blockchain fintech Figure seeks US bank charter

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US-based blockchain technology company Figure is seeking a national bank charter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to reduce its...
Starling Bank eyes monthly profitability after breaking even

Starling Bank eyes monthly profitability after breaking even

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Starling Bank is now breaking even after reporting a trading update for the three months up to 31 October. The digital bank has nearly 1.8...
UK fintech sector innovation on show at virtual awards ceremony

UK fintech sector innovation on show at virtual awards ceremony

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A host of companies and professionals were recognised as the most innovative in the UK fintech sector at the virtual UK FinTech Awards last...
Get registered and ready for the UK FinTech Awards 2020

Get registered and ready for the UK FinTech Awards 2020

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The UK FinTech Awards will reflect the innovation integral to the prosperity of the sector tomorrow when the 2020 ceremony is broadcast online. The broadcast...
New Refinitiv research reveals machine learning is maturing in finance

New Refinitiv research reveals machine learning is maturing in finance

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As firms strive for competitive prowess, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are increasingly scaled across multiple business areas in financial services, a recent...
Santander partners with Personetics to launch money management feature

Santander partners with Personetics to launch money management feature

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Santander's investments in fintech companies through its dedicated venture capital arm are paying off with the launch of a money management feature built on...
Nordic Capital acquires BearingPoint RegTech

Nordic Capital acquires BearingPoint RegTech

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Private equity firm Nordic Capital plans to support RegTech’s next phase of innovation and sustainable growth after acquiring the regulatory reporting business from BearingPoint. The...
A finalist for every kind of fintech

A finalist for every kind of fintech

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Discover who was shortlisted as a finalist ahead of the UK FinTech Awards 2020 on 17 November. Seventy-seven fintech companies were chosen as finalists, across...
Alliance Data to acquire buy now, pay later fintech for $450 million

Alliance Data to acquire buy now, pay later fintech for $450 million

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US loyalty and payment solutions provider Alliance Data is acquiring personalised payment fintech Bread for $450 million. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approval and customary...