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.

Viva Republica has been granted preliminary licence to operate as mobile brokerage

South Korean peer-to-peer money transfer company Viva Republica is one step closer to becoming the nation’s second FinTech company allowed to operate a platform-based brokerage service.

CFTC warns against coronavirus-related fraud

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has warned the public to be on alert for frauds seeking to profit from recent market volatility related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Austrian financial regulator FMA prohibits short-selling of certain financial instruments because of the coronavirus

The markets are volatile due to the coronavirus. The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) has banned some short-selling to prevent the situation from getting even worse.

BullBear launches new feature to train users’ trading skills during the COVID-19 pandemic

Trading app BullBear has become the latest FinTech company to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis by launching a new feature.

InsurTech UK joins plea to protect British startups from being “wiped out” by the...

Several UK tech industry bodies are asking the government to do more to support the nation’s startups or risk having a generation of innovative ventures “wiped out.”

InsurTech startup honcho closes £1.2m round supported by crowdfunding and established investors

UK-based startup honcho has closed another successful round by combining crowdfunding and the backing of established investors such as Insurtech Gateway, Business Durham and the North East Development Capital Fund.

Money Button announces new Invisible Money Button to make it easier to embed the...

Microtransactions company Money Button has unveiled the Invisible Money Button solution to make it easier for businesses using the platform to fully embed the payments into their website or app.

US small businesses see rise in email scams

US small businesses are seeing a rise in the number of suspicious emails they are receiving, according to a report from HSB, a speciality insurance division on Munich Re.

Citizen Bank partners with Fundation to offer SME loans

Citizens Bank will introduce digital lending to small business customers through a partnership with alternative lending startup Fundation.

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Artivatic said to close funding from KFin Technologies

AI-powered SaaS solutions for insurance firms Artivatic has reportedly collected an investment from KFin Technologies, a registrar and trading agency.

Crypto wallet Zumo launches virtual Visa debit card where users can pay by crypto

Edinburgh-based cryptocurrency wallet and payment platform Zumo launched a virtual card offering to enable users spend cryptocurrencies.

Monzo to offer staff paid leave after pregnancy loss

Challenger bank Monzo becomes one of the first UK FinTechs to introduce paid leave for employees who are affected by the loss of a pregnancy as part of the bank’s mental health drive.

Treasury Prime hauls in $20m to develop its BaaS platform

CA-based Banking as a Service (BaaS) company Treasury Prime completed a $20m Series B insider round.

Huobi introduces VC subsidiary with $100m backing

Seychelles-based blockchain technology firm Huobi Group has launched a subsidiary aimed at growing its venture investment portfolio.

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