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EU’s Shareholder Rights Directive II, a Catalyst for Change in the Securities Industry

September 10, 2020 marked the deadline for member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) to implement new measures required

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Freight Payments Platform PayCargo Secures US$125 Million From Insight Partners

PayCargo, a freight payment platform in the U.S., has announced a US$125 million Series B investment by global venture capital

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JPMorgan Chase to Acquire Robo-Advisor Nutmeg Ahead of U.K. Digibank Launch

JPMorgan Chase announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire U.K.’s digital wealth manager Nutmeg Saving and Investment Limited,

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BearingPoint Inks Deal to Acquire Ireland’s Vizor to Combine Their Regtech Portfolio

BearingPoint RegTech, a European provider of innovative regulatory, risk, and supervisory technology solutions, has acquired Vizor Software, a Dublin-based regulatory

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Prominent VC Firm Andreessen Horowitz Warns of Long-Term Costs Implications of Cloud

In a lengthy analysis, Silicon Valley venture capital (VC) firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) argues that software companies could save billions

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Wise Seeks to Be the First Tech Firm With Direct London Listing

Wise, a London-based remittance firm formerly known as TransferWise, is seeking the first direct listing of a technology company on

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UK Fintech 10X Future Technologies Raises US$187 Million in Series C Fundraise

10x Future Technologies, London-based cloud banking platform, announced the completion of an oversubscribed US$187 million Series C financing round. The

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VALK Secures a Place in the UK FCA’s Regulatory Sandbox

VALK, the London-based end-to-end digital transaction solution for private markets built on Corda, has secured a place in the UK

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Mexican Fintech Credijusto Acquires Banco Finterra for Under US$50 Million

Credijusto, a Mexican lending platform for small businesses, announced the acquisition of a local bank Banco Finterra which specialises in

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Brazilian Cross-Border Commerce Platform EBANX Bags US$430 Million Ahead of IPO

EBANX, a Brazilian cross-border commerce platform, announced an investment of US$400 million from Advent International and an additional commitment of

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The EURO 2021 Swiss Fintech National Football Offense Team

Fintech News Switzerland has put together our very own “Switzerland Fintech Football Team” just in time for the 2020 UEFA

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Swiss Spend Management Firm Yokoy Expands Its Footprint to Germany

Swiss fintech Yokoy announced that it has expanded to Germany to offer medium-sized and large companies its spend management solution.

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Baloise’s Open Insurance API Is Now Available In the LUXHUB Marketplace

Retail digital insurance provider Bâloise Assurances and European Open Finance Hub LUXHUB announced the launch of a joint initiative in

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KMU-Plattform-Anbieter Accounto mit neuem Leiter

Accounto hat seit dem Einstieg von AXA Schweiz als Investor im Jahr 2019 eine umfassende Transformation hinter sich. So wurde

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StanChart Extends Temenos’ Partnership for Enhanced Financing and Securities Services

Swiss banking software company Temenos announced that Standard Chartered has extended their strategic relationship to support the latter’s growing financing

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Broadridge Goes Live With DLT Repo Platform, Executes US$31 Billion in the First Week

Broadridge Financial Solutions, an American-based investment banking company, announced the successful go-live of its transformative distributed ledger repo (DLR) platform.

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Dutch Payments Firm Adyen Granted Branch License to Operate in California

Dutch payments firm Adyen announced that it has received approval from the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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Monito-Ranking: Wise Named Best Money Transfer Service

UK-headquartered Wise, formerly TransferWise, has been named the best money transfer service in the world, ranking the highest in trust

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Broadridge Expands Wealth Management Capabilities with AdvisorStream Acquisition

Broadridge Financial Solutions, provider of investor communications, technology-driven solutions, and data and analytics to the financial services industry, announced that

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French Crypto Security Provider Ledger Bags US$380 Million in Series C Fundraise

Ledger, a French provider of security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications, announced that it has raised $380

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Stripe Rolls Out Tax Compliance Feature for Businesses in Over 30 Countries

Stripe, an Irish-American payment processing platform, announced the launch of Stripe Tax to help businesses automatically calculate and collect sales

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Basel Committee Mulls Regulating Banks’ Exposure to Cryptoassets

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a public consultation on preliminary proposals for the prudential treatment of banks’ cryptoasset

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Swiss and French Central Banks to Pilot Wholesale CBDC Project

The Swiss National Bank, the Banque de France and the BIS Innovation Hub announced that, together with a private sector

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Vaudoise investiert weitere 10 Millionen CHF in Crowdlender neocredit.ch

Die Vaudoise Versicherungs Gruppe investiert CHF 10 Millionen in neocredit.ch, ein Crowdlending-Unternehmen, das sie 2019 mit Credit.fr initiiert hat. Mit

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AntChain Inks Deal With UEFA EURO to Be Its Official Global Blockchain Partner

UEFA and AntChain, the blockchain business of Ant Group, announced a five-year global partnership around blockchain technologies and to jointly

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COVID-19 Accelerates Digital Payment and Fintech Adoption in Armenia

In Armenia, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payment solutions and boosted e-commerce activity. Beniamin Tadevosyan, CEO

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SoftBank Leads Swedish BNPL Firm Klarna’s Mega Fundraise of US$639 Million

Swedish Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform Klarna announced that it has secured US$ 639 million during a new equity

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How Wearable Technology is Influencing The Insurance Industry. A nice infographic about Wearabble Insuretech from LifeInsurancePost.com. In 1964, Edward Thorp

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In the time of technology development and human creativity, more and more startups are established to tackle various problems in different

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The birth and rise of Fintech is deeply rooted in the global financial crisis of 2008, particularly the erosion of

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a direct alternative to a bank loan with the difference that, instead of borrowing from a

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Wer sind die Top Schweizer Fintech Influencer?

In diesem Beitrag zeigen wir, wer gemäss verschiedenen Messmethoden zu den Top Schweizer Fintech Influencer gehört. Kürzlich erschien ein Ranking vom

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Top 10 Fintech Accelerators in Europe

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Europe has been the bright spot for challenger banks and neobanks over the past decade. Since 2011, European neobanks’ customer

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Crypto Valley has further matured and added substance in the first half of 2020. Despite challenging circumstances because of COVID-19,

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KPMG Report: Robo Advice Platforms Will Manage US$2.2 trillion Worth of Assets by 2020

KPMG surveyed 1,500 bank clients about their awareness of and interest in digital wealth management, or robo-advisors. The firm found

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The UK, and most particularly London, is undeniably one of the leading fintech hubs in the world. In 2015, VC-backed

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In the UK, digital-first challenger banks have taken the banking industry by storm. In the next year, digital challenger banks

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