Azimo integrates with Facebook Messenger

International money transfer startup Azimo in integrating its service into Facebook Messenger to allow senders and receivers to connect through the social network of 1.65bn users.

More than 50% of UK consumers ready to drop passwords for biometrics

Over half of consumers (57%) in the UK would be happy to replace passwords and pins with biometric verification, according to a study from Equifax.

InstaReM to offer e-KYC services to customers in Malaysia

InstaReM, a cross-border payments company, will offer free electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) to residents of Malaysia.

Kamakura’s new suite helps Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad’s digitalisation process remain compliant

Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad’s taps RegTech Kamakura Corporation to ensure its digitalisation process remains compliant.

Nets acquires Finnish payment technology providers Poplatek and Poplapay

Payment company Nets has made a move to improve its payment terminal capabilities with a dual acquisition.

The EBA identifies support needed for big data and advanced analytics rollout

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has recognized data management, technological infrastructure, organization, and governance and analytics methodology as the four key areas for big data and advanced analytics rollout.

Estonian authorities expand probe into suspected Danske Bank money laundering transactions

The Danske Bank money laundering scandal has taken another turn. The Estonian prosecutor expanded their investigation into transfers worth $2bn that were made through the Danish bank.

Transworld Systems acquires Alltran Financial Services

Account and customer relationship management company Transworld Systems has bought FinTech firm Alltran Financial Services.

Bankify forms an open banking partnership with Nets

Bankify a digital banking platform for millennials, has formed a strategic partnership with payments service provider Nets.

French FinTech Bankin’ introduces new bank API Bridge Pay

FinTech app Bankin’ has expanded its offering with a new API dubbed Bridge Pay. The solution will empower users to initiate payments using bank transfers through the app.

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Digitalised mortgage platform BeSmartee closes strategic investment

BeSmartee, which develops software for digital mortgage platforms, has secured a strategic growth investment from venture firm M33 Growth.

Credit card company Petal raises $126m in debt

Credit card company Petal has received a $126m debt facility to help it extend the reach if its services.

TreeCard secures $5.12m seed round

TreeCard has raised $5.12m to continue the development of its wooden Mastercard payment card and its tree-planting scheme.

Quantifind releases Chinese language support for its Graphyte platform

Quantifind, which has built a SaaS solution used by banks to automate name screening and financial crimes investigations, has launched Chinese language support for its Graphyte platform.

Challenger bank Penta closes Series B round with €7.5m totalling funding amount to €30m

German challenger bank Penta has topped up its Series B adding an additional €7.5m injection, therefore bringing its total amount raised to €30m.

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