The Age of Cryptocurrency Marks the Path to Financial Liberation in Latin America

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Inflation continues to rise globally, especially across Latin America where hyperinflation afflicts many countries. Could Bitcoin and the emerging digital token economy be the answer? Across Latin America, a story of inflation and ineffective central bank policy is the order of the day. In Mexico,… Read More

 


Wealth Management Platform Scalable Capital Doubles Customer Assets to €10B

Digital wealth management platform and broker Scalable Capital has reportedly doubled customer assets during the last 12 months to hit a high water mark of €10 billion in assets under management. The firm, which moved into cryptocurrency trading in December 2021, now claims over 600,000… Read More

UAE based Proptech SmartCrowd Obtains Saudi Fintech License

SmartCrowd Holdings, a firm focused on fractional real estate investments, has been issued a Fintech experimental license by the Saudi Capital Markets Authority (CMA). SmartCrowd is now focused on following through with business requirements for the launch of its Real Estate Funds Distribution Platform, making… Read More

Federal Reserve Board Introduces System for Evaluating Fintech Access to Services

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday (August 15, 2022) announced final guidelines that establish “a transparent, risk-based, and consistent set of factors for Reserve Banks to use in reviewing requests to access Federal Reserve accounts and payment services.” The final guidelines are substantially “similar to… Read More

Fintech Pomelo Launches with $20M Seed Capital, Will Combine Credit, Global Money Transfers

Pomelo has announced a $20 million round in venture capital and $50 million in warehouse facility for a total of $70 million in seed financing, and claims to be “the first company to combine credit and international money transfer.” Pomelo also “announced its official launch… Read More

Zimpler, Gigapay to Offer Instant Payouts for Digital Content Creators

Zimpler, a Fintech company based in Sweden, has partnered with Fintech startup Gigapay in order to offer content creators with a seamless payout management system. Gigapay was reportedly the first to accommodate freelancers without a registered firm and now thanks to their collaboration with Zimpler,… Read More

Ranqx Expands Into North America to Tackle SME Credit and Lending Market

Ranqx, a digital lender based in New Zealand, says it has expanded into North America to “fix” the SME credit and lending market. Ranqx says that following its success in the APAC region, it aims to address the small business lending market by providing banks,… Read More

WebBank, American Express to Expand Credit Card Issuing

WebBank has announced an agreement with American Express (NYSE: AXP) “to become a card issuer and participant in the American Express network.” The collaboration allows WebBank “to issue credit card and payment solutions that include American Express benefits.” American Express selected WebBank “as one of… Read More

SkySparc Enhances Finance Industry Expertise with Mindbanque Acquisition

Established in 2010, Mindbanque’s consultants use their industry experience and understanding of the finance sector “to offer guidance and insight to shape business strategy and manage business transformation projects, using strengths across operations, compliance, integration and project management.” The acquisition of Mindbanque will “allow SkySparc… Read More

Guild Financial, MX to Assist Military Community with Building Personal Wealth

MX, a firm focused on the Open Finance ecosystem, recently announced that Guild Financial, an investing platform helping the U.S. military community, is “leveraging MX to enable military service members, veterans, and their families to easily and securely connect financial data to help them build… Read More

Scotiabank Introduces Scotia TranXact, a Digital Payments Platform for Business Banking Clients

Scotiabank recently announced the launch of Scotia TranXactTM – a digital payments platform that “provides business banking clients with on-demand access to Scotiabank’s payments and cash management Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).” With Scotia TranXact business banking clients now “have access to real-time payments, request-to-pay and… Read More


Fintech SigFig Expands Professional Team With Chief Product Officer, Director of Digital Wealth Products

SigFig, a key player focused on enterprise financial technology that develops next-generation products for banks and wealth management firms, announced the appointment of Amanda LaFerriere, a “results-driven” product executive, as Chief Product Officer and Clifford Schoeman, a strategic executive “with extensive knowledge of wealth management,… Read More

Funding Circle Founder’s Super Payments Fintech Raises £22.5 Million

Super Payments Holdings Ltd has raised £22.5 million in an over-subscribed funding round led by Accel. Other investors include Union Square Ventures, LocalGlobe, and a number of angel investors, including Sir Ron Kalifa OBE, Edward Wray (co-founder of Betfair), Peter Jackson (CEO of Flutter), Gokul… Read More

Mortgage Lending Firm Perenna to Offer 30-Yr Fixed Rate Mortgages

Casper Arboll from Perenna notes that the firm has secured a banking license “with restrictions by the PRA and the FCA.” They are delighted to share that Perenna has been awarded a banking permit but with certain restrictions by the UK’s Prudential Regulatory Authority and the… Read More

Digital Asset Prime Brokerage Genesis Announces Leadership Shake Up

Genesis, a digital asset prime brokerage providing services for qualified individuals and global institutional investors, has announced a number of executive changes to “position the company for its next phase of growth.” Genesis is controlled by the Digital Currency Group. Effective immediately, Michael Moro, Genesis… Read More

P2P Investments Are Increasingly Being Added to Investor Portfolios: Report

Robo.cash notes that since the beginning of 2022, P2P investments have increased their share in investor portfolios (considerably more than other assets). At the same time, when planning their future expenses, investors still “trust stocks more,” the team at Robocash wrote in a blog post…. Read More

Binance Obtains Preliminary Regulatory Approval to Conduct Operations in Kazakhstan

Binance is pleased to announce that the firm has “received in-principle approval from the Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) to operate a digital asset trading facility and provide custody in the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC).” In-principle approval from AFSA still “requires Binance to complete… Read More

Assetz Capital to Leverage RiskNarrative Platform to Address Financial Crime Management

Assetz Capital is pleased to enter a partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions in order to adopt the LexisNexis® RiskNarrativeTM platform across its business. The platform uses automation, AI and machine learning to offer an enhanced, configurable and accessible financial crime lifecycle management service. This should… Read More

Tikkie Introduces New ‘Groepie’ Features for Settling Group Spending

The Tikkie app, launched in 2016 to make payments easier, recently added a new functionality. ‘Groepie’ is a smart feature that “allows multiple users to track and settle costs incurred as a group, greatly simplifying group payments made through Tikkie.” The new feature “is quick… Read More

Focused Labs Joins Stripe Partner Ecosystem to Help Firms Move to Latest Payment Systems

Focused Labs, a digital transformation consultancy and software development firm,  announced it has joined the Stripe Partner Ecosystem “to help enterprises modernize their payment systems and deliver better customer experiences at check-out.” Focused Labs and Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, will “help customers… Read More

Trustfolio, Equifax to Provide Debt Advisers Instant Access to Bank Transaction Data

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Trustfolio Ltd, the ‘debt-tech’ collective behind the Debt Adviser Support Portal and other digital tools for creditors and third parties designed to ‘enable better debt solutions’, has partnered with Equifax (NYSE: EFX) “to launch a new feature powered by Open Banking.” The new Debt Adviser… Read More

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