Banking

Bitwala Launches Bitcoin Banking App

For the first time, mobile users can open a German bank account with an integrated bitcoin wallet and trading on their smartphone within minutes. Bitwala, Germany’s cryptocurrency flagship, makes this possible with the launch of its new Bitcoin banking app for iOS and Android. What is more, the account opening process is reduced to just a few minutes. It was never safer, easier, and faster to manage Bitcoin. Read more »

equensWorldline extend service agreement by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

equensWorldline, a subsidiary of Worldline, European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, announces the early renewal of its service agreement by Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW). Under the agreement, equensWorldline will provide SEPA payment services for LBBW and process more than 1 billion transactions per year. Read more »

MHB-Bank becomes Raisin Bank – Focus on Banking-as-a-Service for Fintechs

The Berlin-based fintech Raisin continues to expand. Following the successful conclusion of ownership control procedures by Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (known as BaFin), Raisin has taken over MHB-Bank as sole owner, thus becoming the first fintech in Germany to buy a bank. Since Raisin launched in 2013, the Frankfurt-based bank has been Raisin’s servicing bank in Germany and Austria. From this business partnership a close... more Read more »

Temenos acquires Kony, the US #1 digital banking SaaS company

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announced it is strengthening its Executive Committee and North America leadership team, following its previously announced acquisition of Kony, Inc., the fast growing US #1 digital banking SaaS company. Thomas E. Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Kony, will be appointed as the President of Temenos North America and a member of the Temenos Executive Committee. This appointment will become... more Read more »

Varo Leads Customer-First Banking with Launch of No Fee Overdraft

In a move to help millions of Americans have access to a fee-free safety net, mobile banking company Varo Money, Inc. announced today No Fee Overdraft, a feature where customers can overdraft their bank account balance up to $50 with no fee and no interest when they meet certain eligibility requirements.* Read more »

Affinity Mortgages drive faster client service through partnership with Mortgage Brain

Mortgage adviser, Affinity Mortgages have chosen Mortgage Brain as its partner to help drive efficiency across the business. The new partnership enables Affinity to benefit from The Key, Mortgage Brain’s point-of-sale compliance and CRM system and its integration with MortgageBrain Anywhere, Mortgage Brain’s online sourcing system. Read more »

Lending specialist B-North appoints British Business Bank founding Chair

B-North, the Manchester-based firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has announced the appointment of Ron Emerson CBE as its Chairman, effective from 16 September. Ron was the founding Chairman of the British Business Bank (BBB), the UK government's economic development bank aimed at improving access to finance for the small and mid-sized business sector. Read more »

Oromia Bank Goes Live with Upgraded Solution

Oromia International Bank, a decade-old private commercial bank, has gone live with an advanced core banking solution. ICS Financial System (ICSFS), a company from the United Kingdom, developed the system that works for interest-free, corporate internet, retail and mobile banking services. The system was fully implemented last month after the duo signed the agreement two years ago. ICSFS secured the project after vying with seven other companies... more Read more »

Founder and current CEO, Steve Kirsch, to assume Chief Innovation Officer role

Leading open banking platform provider, Token.io, today announces the appointment of Todd Clyde to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Token’s Founder and current CEO, Steve Kirsch, assumes the role of Chief Innovation Officer and retains his position on Token’s Board. Todd assumes the leadership role following three successful years as Token’s COO.  Read more »

Nomanini raises $4m in funding round led by Standard Bank

Nomanini, the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, has today announced a $4m funding round led by Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank, and completed by Goodwell Investments, an Amsterdam-based investment firm focused on fintech and financial inclusion.  Read more »

Citi APIs for Treasury Services Reach a New Milestone

CitiConnect®, Citi's API connectivity platform has reached a new milestone, with more than 157 million API calls processed since its launch in November 2016. The APIs for Treasury Services, accessed through CitiConnect®, allow clients to seamlessly access a growing number of Citi solutions directly into their treasury workstations or enterprise resource platforms (ERP). Of the total API calls, the majority were from companies located in the Asia... more Read more »

SEBA receives FINMA banking and securities dealer licence allowing it to close the gap between traditional and digital asset markets

SEBA Crypto AG (SEBA) announced it has successfully obtained a banking and securities dealer licence* from the Swiss regulator FINMA. This represents a milestone for the entire digital asset market ecosystem, as a new secure and integrated access point to the crypto world is now available. The 2018 founded start-up, led by CEO Guido Bühler, has successfully built a licenced and supervised bank within 17 months. The official go-live is expected... more Read more »

Meniga appoints Arpit Kaushik as COO

Meniga welcomes Arpit Kaushik as Meniga’s new Chief Operating Officer. Based out of Meniga’s London office, Arpit will be responsible for engineering, professional services, infrastructure services, global sales, and operations. For the past decade, Arpit has been building and developing high-performance teams within the technology sector in senior roles including Digital General Manager, Banking & Capital Markets at DXC Technology, General... more Read more »

Onfido joined by Monese, Seedrs, Curve and B-Social in testing portable identity

Onfido announce today that leading UK FinTechs Monese, Seedrs, Curve and  B-Social are joining with us in the FCA regulatory sandbox test, alongside tech partners Evernym and Deloitte, to demonstrate that there’s a better, safer and more secure way to make identity verification work for both customers and businesses.  Read more »

TruNarrative provides cutting-edge compliance platform for FinTech money innovator Tally®

Financial crime and compliance software firm TruNarrative has been appointed by cutting-edge banking app Tally®, to enhance the customer onboarding and identity verification processes. Tally® is the first banking app to offer consumers an alternative physical asset currency for everyday spending – where one Tally® is one milligram of vaulted gold owned by the customer – through the Tally® platform and debit Mastercard®, like a regular bank... more Read more »

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