Norwegian bank Sparebanken Øst invests in cryptocurrency exchange NBX

Sparebanken Øst has announced that it is investing in Norwegian Block Exchange, a cryptocurrency exchange normally referred to as NBX.

SecureKey lands C$27m to drive the future of digital ID

SecureKey Technologies, a Canadian provider of identity and authentication solutions, has landed C$27m ($20.56m) in growth capital.

ZhongAn said to receive $100m investment from SoftBank

Digital insurer ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty Insurance has reportedly received a strategic investment from SoftBank Vision Fund.

BRD raises $32m alongside launch of new Augustus service

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mobile wallet BRD, formerly Breadwallet, has raised $32m in its funding round, alongside the launch of its new Augustus service.

Planck Re collects $12m in its first round of funding

Digital insurance platform Planck Re has collected $12m in its first round of funding.

Consumer lending solution INSIKT nets $50m

Consumer lending platform INSIKT has netted $50m in Series D funding, which was led by Grupo Coppel.

Finova racks up $52.5m in VC-backed financing round

FinTech startup Finova Financial, which runs an auto title lending platform, has raised $52.5m in debt and equity from venture capital and other investors.

Assent Compliance collects $31.4m in Series B funding

Assent Compliance, a compliance software and data solutions provider, has closed a C$40m ($31.4m) Series B round led by Greenspring Associates.

Micro-scholarship platform RaiseMe bags $15m Series B

Student financial support platform RaiseMe has received $15m in its Series B round, supporting the launch of its new platform later in the year.

Numbrs just became Europe’s latest FinTech unicorn

Zurich-based Numbrs has completed a $40m investment round and hit a $1bn valuation in the process.

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Lloyds Bank taps Minna Technologies and Visa for new digital bank subscription management tool

Lloyds Bank has announced that its customers will soon be empowered to better view, manage and amend their subscriptions through its banking app.

Opera to acquire digital bank Fjord Bank

Browser provider Opera is looking to buy challenger bank Fjord Bank in a bid to further accelerate Opera's European FinTech operations.

FinTech unicorn Marqeta prepares for IPO

Rumours about Marqeta going public have found new energy as sources say the payment card issuing startup is in talks with investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO).

Wirecard’s Dublin office raided by police

Irish police raided failed payments technology giant Wirecard's Dublin offices at the end of last week.

Nicolas Weng Kan has been named as smart money app Yolt’s new CEO

Nicolas Weng Kan, the former Google Compare and Confused.com CEO, has been named as the new head honcho of smart money app Yolt.