Monese, a London-based digital banking service targeting immigrants that have trouble opening accounts with traditional high street players, has raised $10 million to help it expand into mainland Europe.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Icap are among a clutch of major financial institutions preparing to invest up to $20 million in blockchain startup Axoni, according to a report by Reuters.
Swedish bank SEB is to invest Skr10 million in local startup Leasify, which helps SMEs secure better deals for rental and leasing agreements.
South Africa's Standard Bank has bought a majority stake in Firepay, the local startup behind popular QR code-based mobile payments service SnapScan. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
Danish neobank Lunar Way has secured EUR4.2 million in new funding led by Seed Capital Denmark, as it prepares for a full-scale launch.
Deloitte has made an undisclosed investment in financial services blockchain outfit SETL.
Irish fintech startup Leveris is set to raise €15m from investors for the launch of a new core banking platform comprising a full service, end-to-end digital retail bank and lending suite.
Santander's global venture capital fund has made its latest portfolio investment in supply chain platform Tradeshift.
The Indian Government's actions to remove Rs500 and Rs1000 banknotes from circulation has hit earnings forecasts for ATM operator Euronet Worldwide, which has issued revised fourth quarter guidance.