London-based fintech company Lanistar was officially launched on Thursday, March 26, after securing a seed funding of £2 million. The company, founded by Gurhan Kiziloz, aims to reach a unicorn status and challenge traditional banking services in London. While...
Digital bank Green Dot recently announced that it will be taking fintech veteran Dan Henry as its new president and chief executive officer, as well as a member of the board of directors. PYMTS reported that Henry will be...
In a bid to facilitate faster payments in crypto trading, Sygnum Bank, the world’s first digital asset bank, announced Monday the launch of its digital Swiss Franc token, labelled DCHF. In a press release, the company described the latest digital...
British company Revolut recently allowed buying and selling gold for Premium and Metal members. In a blog posted on its website, the company said that it is entering the precious metals sector through exposure. However, it also warned that...
The Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has awarded Zurich-based bank Yapeal a fintech banking license to offer digital financial services in Switzerland. Yapeal, given its fintech license, aims to challenge the traditional retail and consumer banking by offering digital...
SpotOn, a payments and software provider based in San Francisco, announced Wednesday, it has raised $50 million in its Series B funding round. The financing, joined by new and existing investors, included 01 Advisors, Dragoneer Investment Group, Franklin Templeton,...
Tech mogul Bill Gates recently funneled $1.4 million into fintech security company Crest through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Computer Weekly reported that the donation seeks to improve the firm’s reach in African and Asian countries. This move...
Finantix, a financial market technology provider to the global financial industries, announced Tuesday it has acquired Zurich-based InCube Group AG, a supplier of AI-enabled products and solutions to wealth management and insurance companies. In a press release, the technology provider...
Nigeria-based fintech company Paga announced a partnership with global payment company Visa to accelerate growth in mobile payments for merchants in Africa. Under the new partnership, all Paga account holders can access Visa’s credentials, both physical and virtual cards,...
Merchant platform Pine Labs announced its partnership with leading consumer fintech company ZestMoney last Wednesday, March 4, 2020, to provide customers with credit facilities. The said offering is slated to be offered at point-of-sale (POS) terminals. The partnership’s new facility...

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