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Mexico’s Online Lending and BNPL Service Provider, Kueski, Secures $202M in Debt and Equity

Mexico’s online lending platform and Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL service provider Kueski has secured $202 million in capital via a debt and equity round that has been led by StepStone Group. Kueski claims to be the largest online consumer lender in Mexico. It… Read More

Tinkoff Awarded Bank of the Year Recognition in Russia

Tinkoff has been named Bank of the Year in Russia at the Bank of the Year Awards 2021, according to a statement distributed by the bank. The  recognition was delivered by The Banker, a publication that is part of the Financial Times Group. Tinkoff says… Read More

Moody’s to Aquire Two Regtechs: PassFort and kompany

Moody’s, the global research and securities rating firm, has acquired or agreed to acquire two separate Regtechs. According to Moody’s it has acquired PassFort Limited and entered into an agreement to acquire 360kompany AG (kompany). These two firms are both European providers of KYC, AML,… Read More

JUMP Technology Reinforces Existing Partnership with SIX, Switzerland’s Stock Exchange

JUMP Technology claims that it provides one of the most advanced connectors to the SIX data feed in the world on its software platform, which enables users to “automatically plug in and collect the wide variety of financial data provided by SIX (securities characteristics, daily… Read More

BNP Paribas Asset Management Announces New Appointments for Enhancing Sustainability Investment Offering

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has reportedly announced several appointments within its Sustainability Centre in order to accelerate and strengthen its sustainable investment offering. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “At the core of BNPP AM’s approach to sustainability, the Sustainability Centre… Read More

Autonomous Billing Fintech Anchor Secures $15M in Seed Funding, Led by Rapyd, Entrée Capital, Tal Ventures

Anchor, the autonomous billing platform, announces that it has finalized a $15 million seed-funding round. Led by Rapyd Ventures, the new venture capital unit of Rapyd, Entrée Capital, an established venture capital firm that has invested in unicorns such as Monday.com and Riskified and Tal… Read More

Reports of Celsius Network’s CFO Arrest Raise More Questions

Last week, it was widely reported that Yaron Shalem, CFO of Celsius Network,  was allegedly arrested in Israel along with other individuals. Via Twitter, Celsius confirmed that an unnamed employee had been “suspended” while stating they have verified that no assets were misplaced or mishandled. … Read More

Binance NFT Claims It Has Become Largest Centralized NFT Gaming Platform: Report

Video games, the Metaverse and NFTs are all becoming increasingly popular in the digital age. Binance NFT claims it has become the largest centralized NFT gaming platform. Since June of this year, Binance NFT has become one of the largest centralized NFT gaming marketplace, onboarding… Read More

Big SPAC Deal Grab Sinks on Trading Debut

Grab, an Asian delivery firm and Fintech, traded on the Nasdaq today as part of a SPAC deal that raised gross proceeds of USD $4.5 billion in the largest-ever U.S. public market debut by a Southeast Asian company. The value of the deal was pegged… Read More

Wise Provides Update on North American Expansion

UK-based Fintech Wise (LSE:WISE) has provided an update on its expansion plans across North America. Yesterday, it was revealed that the Wise Card is now available in  Canada but the fast-growing firm has other items on its roadmap. Wise notes that its New York City… Read More

SEC Charges Latvian Citizen Ivars Auzins with $7 Million Crypto Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Ivars Auzins, a citizen of Latvia with crypto asset fraud. The SEC states that the defendant also went under the names of Ron Ramsey and Daniel Gaines. According to a statement by the SEC, Auzins allegedly defrauded… Read More

Deel Partners with Tint to Bring Compliance and Hiring Service Worldwide

Deel has announced the launch of “Deel Premium” a new service that facilitates remote hiring and compliance, worldwide. Deel has partnered with Insurtech Tint, a startup that provides an insurance-as-a-service platform. Tint’s best-in-class API allowed Deel to design, launch, and scale this new service. Deel… Read More

Ransomware Attempts Jump by 30% During Holidays: Darktrace

Ransomware attempts are said to rise by 30% monthly, on average, during the holidays, according to a note by Darktrace. The cybersecurity firm says that its researchers are comparing global data from 2018 to 2020 When comparing November and December to January and February, the… Read More

European Central Bank Reports that User Testing Began for New T2 System

Prospective users of the forthcoming large-value payment system T2 are able to begin testing the functionalities of the system as of December 1, 2021. The testing is scheduled to run over the coming year and will “allow participants to prepare for a smooth migration to… Read More

CBDCs or Central Bank Digital Currencies May Completely Transform Global Economy: Report

Payments are faster and easier than ever before, the Chainalysis team writes in a blog post. As taps and texts continue to overtake cash and checks, they’re “increasingly digital, too,” the Chainalysis team adds while noting that thanks to the blockchain or distributed ledger tech… Read More

Challenger OakNorth Bank Originates £531,000 Loan to Sincere Homes

OakNorth Bank, a challenger bank that focuses on entrepreneurs, has completed a £531,000 loan to Sincere Homes, the development arm of Midway Care Group. OakNorth focuses on supporting two main divisions. In the UK, the Fintech serves as a banking challenger that provides loans from… Read More

Australian Mobile Payments Platform, Mr Yum, Secures £48M via Series A led by Tiger Global

Australian mobile payments firm, Mr Yum, has secured £48 million via a Series A round that was  led by Tiger Global. This is reportedly the largest Series A for a female-led firm from Australia, and the third-largest Series A in Australian markets. Other investors that… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform BitMEX Introduces BitMEX EARN Program

Global crypto trading platform BitMEX. which was hit earlier this year with a $100 milllion penalty pertaining to CFTC action claiming illegal trading, AML violations and other charges, has announced the launch of BitMEX EARN. This interest-bearing product “offers the highest annual percentage rate (APR)… Read More

Republic of North Macedonia Introduces National Digital ID Program with Assistance from Mastercard

The Republic of North Macedonia has introduced its National Digital Identity Service – with assistance from Mastercard (NYSE: MA) – in order to support the nation’s fast-evolving digital economy. The partnership between Mastercard and the Macedonian Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) – first… Read More

Wealth Academy Launched by Standard Chartered and INSEAD, a Leading Graduate Business School

Standard Chartered (LON: STAN) and INSEAD, one of the largest graduate business schools, have announced the launch of the Standard Chartered-INSEAD Wealth Academy, with a multi-year client engagement and wealth management global education program “for the Bank’s Relationship Managers and Wealth Specialists.” Co-created by financial… Read More

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