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FTX collapse will slow down crypto regulations, analyst warns

The collapse of multi-billion cryptocurrency exchange FTX will slow down the introduction of new regulations to police the digital assets …

Buckzy bags $14.5m in Series A despite fintech funding famine

Buckzy has managed to secure $14.5m in a Series A funding round despite the market turmoil that has reduced fintech …

Monzo CEO unfazed about “the big boys” launching their own neobanks

TS Anil is not worried. That is saying something. The fintech veteran is facing off against a mob of existential …

What could keep Dubai from becoming a cryptocurrency capital?

Dubai wants to become a cryptocurrency capital, but several challenges could keep the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city from achieving …

Vantage Capital Markets launches global investment bank

Vantage Capital Markets (VCM) has launched a global investment banking arm with Federico Bazzoni appointed as its CEO. Based in Hong …

The 10 biggest fintech deals you missed in October

Fintech has struggled this year. Industry funding has fallen in tandem with market volatility caused by the Russia's illegal invasion …

Fintech layoffs continue with digital bank Chime cutting 12% of staff

Revolut rival Chime has become the latest fintech to slash its workforce due to market uncertainties. The neobank has laid off …

Cover Genius bags $70m Series D amidst insurtech investment drop

Cover Genius has secured $70m in a new funding round at the same time as the rest of the insurtech …

Why are tech and crypto experts feeling hopeful about Rishi Sunak as prime minister?

Rishi Sunak, the former finance minister who bagged the generous name of “Dishy Rishy” for his discount meal scheme during …

What fintech experts hate that you get wrong about embedded finance

People get things wrong about embedded finance and fintech experts are tired of hearing their misconceptions. Moreover, those mistakes could …

SEC catches up with Kim Kardashian: Reality star fined $1.26m for cryptocurrency promotion

Controversies are Kim Kardashian's bread and butter. Since a leaked sextape hurled her into the public eye back in the …

Let’s not get physical: The bank of the future is digital and cashless

Money may make the world go around, but physical cash is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Touchable dosh …

Is this the end of buy-now-pay-later?

Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) companies are staring into the abyss. After two years of explosive pandemic-fuelled growth, the sector has found itself …

“Shoot now, pay later”: Fintech has become the latest gun control battleground

Guns don't kill people; payment companies kill people. A firestorm has erupted in Washington D.C. after lawmakers made that claim …

Vladimir Putin could become a crypto bro to evade sanctions during Ukraine invasion

Vladimir Putin might become the newest member of the ever-growing crypto bro army to side-step sanctions. In a chilling warning …

Fintech startup Ledgy bags $22m in Series B round

Growing a startup is hard. You've got to have the right idea, market fit and the ability to source top …

White House orders SEC to “aggressively pursue” cryptocurrency firms and introduces framework for new rules

The White House isn't playing around with cryptocurrency companies. The Biden Administration has not only presented a framework for new …

New Bitstamp CEO isn’t worried about the cryptocurrency winter

Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux, the new CEO of Bitstamp, looks down the barrel of the webcam and says that everything is fine …

Klarna CEO bullish despite tripling losses

Sebastian Siemiatkowski is "proud" of Klarna's latest results, despite the Swedish fintech heavyweight's losses having tripled in the last year. …

Cost of living crisis hits insurtech startups as deals dry up

The cost of living crisis is to blame for insurtech deals running dry following the pandemic and we're all worse …

Block lawsuit over cybersecurity incident is the latest setback for Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is not having a great week. Over the past four days, his friend Elon Musk has dragged him …

CTO Talk: Q&A with Andrey Korchak of Monite

Andrey Korchak is the CTO and co-founder of Monite. The Berlin-based fintech startup secured a €4.4m ($5m) funding round in …

Have a taste of this: OakNorth boosts board with Gousto founder hire

OakNorth Bank has just added some flavour to the fintech firm's leadership by appointing food box startup Gousto's founder as …

Crypto crash continues as SEC makes power grab with securities investigation

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to police the crashing cryptocurrency industry. Semi-new chair Gary Gensler has publicly …

SEC charges Russian Forsage founders with cryptocurrency fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged 11 individuals linked to smart contract company Forsage, including founders last …

Fintechs welcome FCA push to regulate investment marketing

The UK's top financial markets watchdog is clamping down on misleading investment products and the fintech community couldn't be happier …

CEO Chat: Q&A with Sho Sugihara of Pave

Sho Sugihara is the CEO and co-founder of UK fintech startup Pave, which aims to make it easier for people …

Tech and gaming leaders dissing NFTs “will have absolutely no impact” – but industry needs work

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have suffered a dramatic fall from grace since enjoying stratospheric popularity last year, providing several tech …

How valid are fears about the tech bubble popping?

Tech-heads fear that the so-called tech bubble is about to explode in their faces. They have reason to be afraid. …

CEO Chat: Tamas Kadar of SEON

Tamas Kadar is the CEO and co-founder of SEON, the fraud-busting startup that recently raised a $94m Series B round. …

Crypto crash is the “medicine” the bloated market needs, industry says

It's been a bloody week for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has fallen below £21,000 for the first time in 18 months, exchanges …

The UK going cashless won’t leave people behind – YouLend boss

Cash is king. The popular locution is a mainstay in pop culture. However, the traction the idiom has gained in …

African fintechs enjoy record funding, but market volatility could stop the party

Is the African fintech bubble about to pop? The question may seem incongruous in the face of the smattering of …

What role can private investors play in the US’s aviation rebound?

The aviation sector was among the hardest hit globally by the spread of Covid-19, and the US was no exception. With …

CTO Talk: Q&A with Sergej V. of Kernolab

Sergej V. is the CTO and co-founder of Kernolab, the Lithuanian embedded finance startup. Founded in 2021, the company raised …

Revolut’s embedded finance partner Modulr bags $108m in Series C

Embedded finance has become a huge thing over the past few years. Innovators in this fintech industry segment enable non-financial …

Revolut continues trend of older users adopting fintech

British neobank Revolut is the latest fintech to enjoy a rise in the number of so-called "silver swipers," users between …

“Google for law” startup LawAdvisor scores $5m investment

LawAdvisor is the latest startup aiming to revolutionise legal practices, and with $5m new investment underneath its belt, it has …

Bitstamp CEO is out after short term in charge

Julian Sawyer's tenure as the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has come to an abrupt end. After just over 18 …

Fintech experts unsurprised that Klarna will report users to credit scoring agencies

UK Klarna users' shopping will soon affect their credit score and experts believe other buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) companies' customer could be …

CTO Talk: Q&A with Adam Clarke of Fnality

Adam Clarke is the CTO of Fnality, the fintech startup founded in 2019. The company began life as a research …

How bad is bitcoin really for the environment?

Alex de Vries has received a lot of hate for saying that bitcoin is bad for the environment. A Google …

SEON nets $94m Series B on the back of rising fraud threats

Criminals thrive during times of uncertainty. The last two years have provided ample evidence of this axiom. Within days of …

Meta’s at it again: Zuck Bucks is the successor to Diem no one asked for

Zuck Bucks shouldn't surprise anyone. Meta has been pursuing ways to lock in users to its sprawling ecosystem for years. …

“Hype is not enough”: Fintech community weighs in on Fast collapse

Fintech startup Fast is no more. CEO Domm Holland and COO Allison Barr Allen founded the company in 2019. The …

The competition will pay for this later: Klarna completes PriceRunner deal

Europe's biggest fintech startup just got bigger: Klarna has completed its acquisition of shopping comparison platform PriceRunner. Previous reports have …

Brite CEO: “Tech definitely has a diversity issue”

Lena Hackelöer had no intention of becoming a member of the Klarna Mafia. In April 2010, she was finishing her …

Revolut can breathe out: FCA extends cryptocurrency extension deadline

A UK financial markets watchdog is extending the deadline for cryptocurrency firms to get approved by the regulator, including neobank …

CTO Talk: Q&A with Ryan Carr of Enveil

Ryan Carr is the CTO of Enveil, the cybersecurity startup. The company enables financial services companies to analyse big bulks …

Why Rockaway Blockchain Fund’s crypto exchanges still welcome Russian customers

In retrospect, it was only a matter of time before Viktor Fischer would have to weigh in on Russia's war …

FUEL bags €1.5m in funding as NFT bubble threatens to pop

Non-fungible tokens (NFT) were all the rage in 2021. Now, however, the craze is showing signs of slowing down. Some …

CTO Talk: Q&A with Daniella Lorenzo of Toqio

Daniella Lorenzo is the CTO of Toqio, the embedded finance startup. However, it is not the only newcomer in the …

Covid-19 created a cybersecurity boom: The Ukraine crisis will see it grow

The cybersecurity industry capitalised on the Covid-19 crisis. It raised billions in venture capital and sold tons of solutions as …

Does it matter that Visa and Mastercard have pulled out of Russia?

Financial services giants Visa and Mastercard have joined the growing list of companies suspending services in Russia. The decision from …

in3 bags $11.1m Series A to provide BNPL with a difference: “We don’t want to put people in debt”

Dutch startup in3 has its work cut out for it. The company has just picked up a $11.1m Series A …

How Covid-19 created a massive fintech boom

Covid-19 has created a fintech boom. Two years to the day after the World Health Organization declared that the world …

The prospect of multiple rounds of Ukraine-related sanctions will dismay offshore banks

As the situation in Ukraine deteriorates, governments around the world have begun wheeling out sanctions. With the sanctions announced on …

“Bitcoin is the biggest problem for blockchain” – Rockaway Blockchain Fund chief

Bitcoin may be the king of cryptocurrencies, and one of the main applications of blockchain technology in use today, but …

FinCEN warns cryptocurrencies could circumvent sanctions: Experts say it’s unlikely

The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has warned that cryptocurrencies could be used by Russian oligarchs to sidestep punitive …

How the crisis in Russia and Ukraine will affect markets in China and Asia

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine with Russia is destined to impact markets outside their own, including China and Asia Pacific. …

Filings buzz in private banking: 36% decrease in internet of things mentions in Q3 of 2021

Mentions of the internet of things within the filings of companies in the private banking industry fell 36% between the …

You heard it here first: Shares bags $40m in Series A round

Shares, the social trading app, has secured $40m in a Series A funding round, confirming our scoop from February. The …

Ukraine conflict: Anonymous declares cyberwar on Russia

The cyberwar in Ukraine intensified over the weekend as hacking group Anonymous joined the fray, declaring that it is officially …

How will the turmoil in Ukraine affect its private banking and markets?

As Russian forces encroach on Ukraine, and its capital Kyiv, many are in the dark about what will happen next. …

Private Banking & Wealth Management Switzerland open for registrations!

Private Banking & Wealth Management Switzerland is open for registrations and it is set to be the biggest conference of …

My Shares share-trading app won’t cause another meme stock frenzy, insists CEO

Benjamin Chemla is betting big on Shares. The London and Paris-based fintech startup aims to straddle the worlds of social …

Scalapay inks $497m Series B in beleaguered BNPL market

The buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) industry has a lot to worry about. Regulators around the world are increasingly investigating how to police …

We’re in the “death rattles” of cryptocurrencies, and the Ukraine crisis can’t save it

The Ukraine crisis will show whether bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies truly are safe haven assets similar to gold. As of …

Turf war brewing? CFTC and SEC both want to be top cryptocurrency watchdog

This week, the head of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) urged Congress to give his agency power to …

Start as you mean to go on: why onboarding adds to the bottom line

The wealth management industry is one of the most competitive around; everyone is fighting for new customers and looking to …

Bitstamp CEO and Starling old COO: “Cryptocurrencies are the new neobanks”

Cryptocurrencies have a bad image. A decade ago, only Soylent-chugging tech bros seemed to put any stock in the technology, …

The 10 big fintech funding rounds in January you need to note

January was a strange month for fintech deals. As with other tech stocks, the financial sector has taken a tumble …

Britcoin is “the worst of two worlds”: Gets thumbs down from UK lawmakers

Lawmakers have warned that Rishi Sunak's proposed central bank digital currency (CBDC), commonly referred to as Britcoin, could be detrimental …

Get the data, from Monzo to Razorpay: The 10 biggest fintech deals of December

The fintech industry ended 2021 on a high note, with players in the ecosystem securing billions of dollars in funding …

GenXFinancial expands its team and introduces a new division

The GenXFinancial subsection provides high-net-worth individuals and families with personalised financial planning, estate planning, and wealth management methods. "Today's clients are …

Julius Baer continues to grow with recruitment efforts

On 1 September 2023, Ramon Marco, Enric Mateu and Fernando Pedraza have all joined Julius Baer as senior relationship managers. Marco …

BBH Private Banking appoints head of family solutions

Family office and wealth planning services have been offered by BBH Private Banking to its clients for many years. Levin will …

BancTrust Investment Bank hires senior adviser to the CEO

Schubert will offer strategic counsel as senior adviser on global business issues to the chief executive and other BancTrust leaders. Additionally, …

Vontobel introduces an ex-China equity fund

A variety of investment choices are available through The Vontobel Fund - mtx Emerging Markets Leaders ex-China, which excludes China. The …