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.

Australian business expense startup DiviPay raises AUS$2.3m round led by ANZ Bank’s venture arm

DiviPay has just attracted an AUS$2.3m investment led by ANZ Bank’s venture arm ANZi to keep developing its virtual corporate cards to help businesses take charge of their employee expenses.

Y Combinator-backed Naborly raises new $7.5m seed round led by First Round Capital and...

Naborly, the credit bureau for the rental industry, has closed a new $7.5m seed round led First Round Capital's Bill Trenchard and Susa Venture's Chad Byers.

Kantox forms strategic partnership with BNP Paribas for support with foreign exchange services

Kantox, which builds foreign exchange risk management solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with BNP Paribas.

Austreme gets patent for transaction laundering detection technology

Austreme has received a patent for its transaction laundering detection technology, which helps identify transactions from unauthorized e-commerce websites.

Workday announce accounting application and blockchain onboarding software

California-based Workday has unveiled its latest batch of cloud applications for finance and human resources. Among other things Workday introduced a blockchain-based system for verifying...

Instabase raises $105m Series B round and becomes part of the coveted unicorn club

Already counting some of the US’ biggest financial institutions as its clients, business application startup Instabase has been valued over $1bn after its latest funding round.

ESMA tells European enforcers priorities for IFRS 2019 reports

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has informed European enforcers what they should prioritise when examining 2019 annual financial reports from listed companies.

97% of merchants are ready to implement open banking initiatives despite SCA delays

While the final part of the EU’s open banking regulations has been delayed, most UK merchants are ready to implement open banking services.

Koine recieves e-money authorisation from UK’s FCA

Koine, which offers segregated, institutional custody and settlement of digital assets, has received authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the issuance of electronic money.

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ESMA updates its data reporting guidance document for MiFIR

On Wednesday July 8, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that it had updated its document on data reporting under the Market in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR).

ESMA updates its guidance regarding data reporting under EMIR

The EU’s securities markets regulator has updated its questions and answers document on practical questions regarding data reporting issues under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).

Saudi Arabia-based Lean said to raise $4.5m in its seed round

Saudi Arabia-based Lean has reportedly raised $4.5m in a seed funding round, which was led by RAED Venture.

ESMA updates it Q&A on transparency issues under MiFID II and MiFIR

The EU’s securities markets regulator has updated today its questions and answers regarding transparency issues under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR).

Insurtech UK and Seedrs team up to help promising startups connect with traditional insurers

The trade body Insurtech UK has partnered with investment platform Seedrs to connect emerging InsurTechs with investors and investors in an effort to encourage adoption of new technology.