Sunday, February 26, 2017

LATEST NEWS

Investors line up to refill FinTech coffers

FinTech firms Nymbus and Monzo separately announced that investors are pouring in additional money to fuel their growth. Read more: www.americanbanker.com

Dutch banks face online security questions

The vast majority of Dutch banks are failing to protect their .nl domain names with the latest security protocol, according to a report. Read more: www.finextra.com

BBVA enlists Oracle for mobile account opening

BBVA is using Oracle Communications technology to enable customers to open new accounts via their mobile devices in minutes. Read more: www.finextra.com

University of Edinburgh launches a blockchain research lab

Research labs focusing on blockchain technology are being opened up at the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Read more: uk.businessinsider.com

Paytm ties up with 30 religious institutions to enable e-donations

Digitisation in the country is not only having an impact on mortal beings but is now also clutching Gods under its grip. Read more: thetechportal.com

Amex launches B2B payments platform in India

American Express is readying the launch of a corporate payments platform in India with the launch of the Buyer Initiated Payment platform. Read more: www.pymnts.com

Barclaycard strikes new wearable deals for contactless jewellery

Contactless payment technology is migrating from the plastic card to high street jewellery and watch brands. Read more: www.finextra.com

Square Capital loan volume grows 68% YoY

Mobile payments company Square grew its gross payment volume 34% over last year, and its loans through Square Capital were up twice that — 68%. Read more: bankinnovation.net

The price of bitcoin just hit an all-time high

Bitcoin just hit an all-time high. The digital currency is currently trading at around $1,186 — which is about $20 more than its previous all-time high. Read more: techcrunch.com

EverQuote lands additional $13m for insurance marketplace

Online insurance marketplace EverQuote is adding $13m to its $23m Series B round and appointing a new member to its board. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com
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