Germany’s solarisBank has raised €60 million funding in a Series C round to boost its Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) aspirations
Sixteen banks from Germany, France and three other euro zone countries on Thursday said a "truly European" payments system was expected to be up and running in 2022 to fully digitalise a region where half of all retail payments are still in cash.
Société Générale is acquiring French startup Shine. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. According to a source, Shine is getting acquired for around €100 million in an all-cash deal (around $112.6 million).
PAYFAZZ, an Indonesia-based fintech startup, has reportedly secured $53 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by B Capital Group and Insignia Ventures Partners with participation from Tiger Global Management, Y Combinator, ACE & Company, BRI Ventures, and Quiet Capital.
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Curv, which is developing a digital asset security infrastructure to help crypto-native and traditional financial institutions create digital wallets, said it raised $23 million in Series A funding on Wednesday.
Digital commerce solution Scalefast announced it raised a $22 million Series B round of funding Tuesday to help brands launch an e-store in as little as 15 days.
Sopra Banking Software, a leader in digital banking and financing software, has joined forces with Tink as a strategic channel partner.
E-commerce payments processor Checkout.com has tripled its market valuation to $5.5 billion after banking a $150m Series B funding round.
Brazil, the second largest market for WhatsApp, has suspended the instant messaging app’s mobile payments service in the country a week after its rollout in what is the latest setback for Facebook.
The Swiss software company Netcetera, market leader for 3-D Secure and digital payment solutions, implemented a white-label wallet for Payment Services Austria (PSA), the largest transaction service provider in Austria. This is an important step in the digitization of debit and credit cards.
Wirecard has said that €1.9bn in funds missing from its bank accounts may not exist, as the accounting scandal at the German payments company deepens.
Æternity co-founder Nikola Stojanow is launching Meta Change Capital (MCC), a €100 million VC fund focused on blockchain. Still securing investors, the London-based fund is led by AE Ventures and will close its first round in Q4 of this year.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investments into Singapore-headquartered fintech firms rose sharply in the first half of this year.
According to the Financial Times, in a letter to France, Italy, Spain and the U.K., the U.S. said international talks had reached an impasse and there wasn’t even room for an interim deal. The move effectively ends any chance of a deal soon.
This morning Upgrade, a credit-focused fintech startup, announced that it has raised a $40 million Series D round that the company says gives it a $1 billion valuation.
The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Apple's terms and conditions and its steadfast refusal to open up its NFC functionality on iOS devices to proprietary bank payment apps.
The European Fintech Association (EFA) has officially launched and counts peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle among its members.
After months of talks and trials, WhatsApp has finally pulled the trigger on payments in its app. Today the Facebook-owned messaging service announced that users in Brazil would be the first to be able to send and receive money by way of its messaging app, using Facebook Pay, the payments service WhatsApp owner Facebook launched last year.
VENTURE capital firm 500 Startups has invested in Malaysia-based fintech firm Curlec, which will use the new capital to grow its Malaysian operations further. This will be done through product development, strategic initiatives and market expansion, 500 Startups and Curlec said in a joint statement on Monday.