Anthony Thomson, the founder of UK challenger bank Atom is to step down from the chairmanship of the Durham-based lender as it reputedly finalises a £150 million fundraising round.
Yolt, the smart money management app owned by ING, has become the first third party provider to complete a successful connection with a CMA9 bank - Lloyds - under the new Open Banking system.
AI-based personal finance chatbot Cleo has introduced a one-click charity giving feature designed to appeal to young Brits who make donations on an ad hoc basis.
Berlin-based online SME lending platform Spotcap is diversifying its business model, offering its technology to other companies, beginning with Austrian banking group Bawag.
Money management app Emma has become the first startup to get onboard with Monzo's recently launched interim API for customer account data sharing.
UK fintech firms are being encouraged to pitch for the chance to showcase their technology to business leaders in Hong Kong under an awards programme overseen by Invest Hong Kong and the UK's Department for International Trade.
Draper Esprit has led a whopping £56 million Series B investment round in Paris-based cryptocurrency wallet and blockchain security outfit Ledger.
UK fintech startup Nuvo has launched an artificial intelligence-powered Facebook chatbot that helps people find the best deals on mortgages.
The former chief executive of FNB Michael Jordaan, and one-time FNB colleague Yatin Narsai are to launch an app-only bank in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2018.
US bank holding company BB&T is to set aside $50 million to invest in and acquire emerging digital technology companies in an effort to raise its competitive profile and drive down costs.
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