17 October 2017

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Digital Asset Holdings raises $40 million

Digital Asset Holdings raises $40 million

16 hours ago  |  2297 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 8 linkedin

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup founded by former JPMorgan exec Blythe Masters, has raised over $40 million of Series B financing from existing and new investors, led by Jefferson River Capital.

Santander InnoVentures leads $6m funding round for Mexico's ePesos

Santander InnoVentures leads $6m funding round for Mexico's ePesos

13 October 2017  |  5606 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Santander's fintech venture capital fund has led a $6 million funding round for ePesos, a Mexican mobile payments startup targeting underbanked small businesses.

ADGM and YES Bank sign fintech co-operation pact; B-Hive opens in NY

ADGM and YES Bank sign fintech co-operation pact; B-Hive opens in NY

13 October 2017  |  3366 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

Having clinched a host of fintech cross-border agreements with regulatory agencies across the world, Abu Dhabi Global Markets is now turning its attention to the commercial banking industry, signing an MoU with YES Bank to spur collaboration between the Middle East and India.

OakNorth joins unicorn club with £154m funding round

OakNorth joins unicorn club with £154m funding round

12 October 2017  |  4355 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

OakNorth, a UK challenger bank targeting small- and medium-sized businesses, is looking to ramp up lending and license its technology around the world after raising £154 million from a group of international investors.

Fintech investment rebounds in Q2

Fintech investment rebounds in Q2

12 October 2017  |  4669 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 10 linkedin

The fintech market globally made a strong rebound in Q2 2017, with total investment more than doubling on a quarter over quarter basis to more than $8.4 billion across 293 deals.

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails

Ex-PayPal boss Thompson backs Canadian fintech Payment Rails

11 October 2017  |  6008 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 12 linkedin

Payment Rails, a Canadian startup building an API-first payouts platform for businesses, has won a high-profile backer in the shape of ex-PayPal president Scott Thompson, who has invested in the firm and signed on as a board advisor.

Quebec's la Caisse and Desjardins pump $50m into fintech fund

Quebec's la Caisse and Desjardins pump $50m into fintech fund

11 October 2017  |  4488 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 1 linkedin

Quebec-based credit union association Desjardins Group and local pension fund la Caisse have created a fintech investment fund of up to $75 million.

Mastercard opens Indian innovation lab

Mastercard opens Indian innovation lab

10 October 2017  |  5151 views  |  1 comments | 8 tweets | 6 linkedin

Mastercard has opened its first innovation lab in India to work side-by-side with the local financial community on future technology breakthroughs in digital payments, data manipulation, financial inclusion and fraud prevention.

Monzo fends off suitors as current account upgrade begins

Monzo fends off suitors as current account upgrade begins

10 October 2017  |  8992 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 14 linkedin

With big tech firms and banks lining up at its door to talk about a potential acquisition, digital challenger Monzo is pressing ahead with the opening of its current account service, inviting all existing users of its pre-paid card to upgrade and opening a waiting list for new applicants.

Luxembourg bankers draw up FinTech Map

Luxembourg bankers draw up FinTech Map

10 October 2017  |  4653 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 6 linkedin

The Luxembourg Bankers' Association (ABBL) has drawn up a 'Fintech Map' of the nation's startup ecosystem to help drive further collaboration with the established banking community.

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