France

Checkout.com to Acquire French Identity Verification Startup Ubble

As part of its drive to expand its financial services offering, global cloud-based payments provider Checkout.com announced its intent to acquire digital identity verification (IDV) startup, ubble. The deal—slated to close later this year pending regulatory approval—comes amid the continued

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Binance Is Now a Fully Regulated Digital Asset Service Provider in France

Binance announce that Binance France has been granted a Digital Asset Service Provider (DASP) registration by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) with the approval of the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR).  This milestone achievement represents Binance’s

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Worldline kooperiert mit dem Fintech- Kredit-Prüf-Unternehmen Algoan

Worldline kooperiert ab sofort mit dem Französischen Fintech-Unternehmen Algoan, einem führenden Anbieter von Kreditwürdigkeitsprüfungen. Ziel ist es, gemeinsam eine innovative Lösung zur Bonitätsprüfung zu entwickeln, die Kreditgebern und Dienstleistern hilft, schnelle und gleichzeitig sichere Kreditentscheidungen zu treffen. Der Dienst wird

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Binance Sets up at Paris’ STATION F to Develop the Web.3 Ecosystem in Europe

Binance, a global blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, announced the opening of its space in at the startup campus STATION F in Paris. This opening is part of the Objective Moon programme announced last November by Changpeng Zhao “CZ”,

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France’s Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintech Startups

2021 was a blockbuster year for France’s fintech startups, which raised a record of EUR 2.2 billion on the back of booming demand for digital financial services. Data from industry trade group France Fintech and French investment bank Bpifrance show

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Swiss Blockchain Startup Wecan Chooses France for Its Expansion

Wecan Group SA, a Swiss Blockchain software provider used  Swiss private banks, is favoring an expansion in France for its internationalization. Behind this choice: an investment from Michel Reybier, owner of La Réserve hotels, and a selection in the Swave

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Record-Fundraising in France: €486 Million for SME Banking Startup Qonto in Series D

France SME Banking Startup Qonto announced today it has raised €486 million in Series D funding, bringing Qonto’s valuation to €4.4 billion. This amount is unprecedented in the French tech ecosystem and is one of the largest funding rounds ever

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French Payroll Solution Specialist Payfit Raises €254M

PayFit, payroll and HR management solution for SMEs, announced that it has raised €254M in a Series E funding round, a record-breaking amount for a French human resources (HR) startup. General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, led the

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BIS Completes Wholesale Digital Currency Project With France and Swiss Regulators

Banque de France (BdF), Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) Innovation Hub have successfully completed Project Jura, an experiment in cross-border wholesale central bank digital currencies (wCBDCs). The project was completed by a consortium led by

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Market Pay Acquires French Payments Firm Dejamobile

Market Pay, an European and omni-channel payment platform, announced the acquisition of Dejamobile, a French provider of mobile and connected equipment payment solutions. This deal is the second acquisition for Market Pay this month, following the acquisition of the Acoustic

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