FinTech

Digital payments alone could become a $100 trillion industry, according to PwC. And that’s just one component of the global Fintech industry. This channel tackles the lenders and buyers, the obstacles and achievements, and the trends and trend makers leading the ongoing technological evolution in global finance.



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Latin American Payments Processor EBANX Achieves Unicorn Status

Brazil-based fintech and payment processor EBANX is a newly-minted unicorn. EBANX, which enables transactions between global companies and Latin American commerce, received a “significant” investment from FTV Capital.

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German Fintech and Digital Bank N26 Gets a $3.5 Billion Valuation
July 25, 2019

The kind of valuations European fintechs are getting these days is calling into question the belief that Silicon Valley alone is the birthplace of the most promising startups. The recent…

Revolut Valuation: Is $10 billion on tap?
July 25, 2019

Revolut, the digital challenger bank, and fintech poster child may soon amass a worth of $10 billion, according to Simon Cook, investor, and board member.

Marquee Private Equity Investor Henry Kravis invests in alternative fund
July 25, 2019

Henry Kravis is said to have invested in San Francisco-based ParaFi, an alternative investment fund with a special focus on the fintech and blockchain ecosystem. ParaFi is led by founder…

Moody’s Acquires RiskFirst, a Fintech that Analyzes Risk
July 25, 2019

Moody’s is looking to enhance the product portfolio of its Moody Analytics unit by acquiring risk analysis fintech RiskFirst. RiskFirst’s offerings are geared towards institutional investors such as asset managers,…

Canadian watchdog FINTRAC: Fintechs Vulnerable to Money Laundering
July 24, 2019

Documents obtained by The Globe and Mail reveal that fintechs in sectors such as alternative lending, electronic payments, online gambling and digital currencies are thought to be particularly vulnerable to…

British Fintech Transferwise Eyes U.S. Customers
July 23, 2019

British-born Netflix star Tan France will endorse the debit card from Transferwise soon to be launched in the US. Launched in the UK and Europe in 2018, the card has…

JPMorgan Chase May Buy Stake in UK FinTech 10x Future Technologies
July 19, 2019

Former Barclays chief Antony Jenkins, founder of 10X, believes the banking industry’s “Uber moment” is here According to a report in Financial Times, JPMorgan Chase, the biggest US bank, is…

SPAC and fintech to raise $220 million
July 13, 2019

Netfin Acquisition Corp filed with the SEC to raise $220 million in an initial public offering (IPO). Based in New York, Netfin is a SPAC and fintech.

The Revolut unicorn, a disruptive force in banking
July 7, 2019

Revolut, the UK-based digital “challenger” bank, wants to become the Amazon of banking. Started in July 2015 by two bank ex-employees, Revolut has a set a torrid pace towards its…

Decade-old Dutch payments startup raises €25 million
July 3, 2019

Amsterdam-based payment service Mollie finally avails funding A group of technology and payment entrepreneurs has seized the opportunity to invest in a pioneering online payments service that was founded over…