Go-Jek, Indonesia's answer to Uber, has acquired three fintech startups as it bids to establish itself as a major digital payments player.
UK digital banking startup Loot has secured an additional £2.2 million in seed financing, taking total funding to £6 million.
Swedish mPOS pioneer iZettle has raised €40 million in funding to accelerate growth and pave the way for a potential IPO.
Aspiration, a fintech startup pitching itself as a "financial firm with a conscience", has raised $47 million in a Series B funding round led by Social Impact Finance.
Poland's Alior bank is stepping up its digital transformation strategy with the establishment of a fintech department, startup accelerator and Open API platform.
A host of financial services firms, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, have joined a C$45 million Series B funding round for Vancouver-based quantum computing startup 1QBit Information Technologies.
Credit Suisse has acquired a majority stake in alternative finance startup Tradeplus24 and plans to offer the Zurich-based firm's lending platform to its own SME customers.