Q2 Holdings, Plaid partner to simplify bank account connection services for customers

Q2 Holdings has launched a strategic partnership with open banking platform Plaid to offer customers a secure way to connect accounts to apps and services.

Banking startup Kernolab inks $1m in pre-seed funding

Lithuanian FinTech Kernolab has raised $1m in a pre-seed funding round headed by venture capital firm Lighthouse Ventures.

Mastercard enters agreement to buy crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace

Mastercard has agreed to acquire cryptocurrency intelligence and blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace for an undisclosed fee.

Peter Thiel-backed B2B platform ShopUp inks $75m Series B

Bangladeshi B2B commerce platform ShopUp has secured $75m in a Series B funding round headed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures.

Adflex partners with Signifyd to bolster payment security checks

Business-to-business payments specialist Adflex has teamed with fraud protection company Signifyd to strengthen security checks for its merchant customers.

Green FinTech Sugi unveils carbon-offsetting feature for investments

FinTech startup Sugi has launched a new feature that allows its users to offset the carbon impact of their investments.

Zeidler appoints head of legal team for new Paris office

Technology-driven law company Zeidler Group has named Valentin Chantereau as its head of legal at its newest European office in Paris.

The FSA moves forward with potential new climate risk disclosure regulation

A new regulation by Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) may lead to the introduction of mandatory climate-risk related disclosures by March 2022.

Whitepaper finds almost half of UK consumers have confusion about open banking

A whitepaper by payment service provider Ecommpay has found 48% of all UK consumers have some level of confusion regarding open banking and its uses.

Marsh’s marketing arm acquires family-owned Vaaler Insurance

Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA), the marketing agency subsidiary of global insurance broker Marsh, has purchased Vaaler Insurance for an undisclosed fee.

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Are payment service providers equipped to ride the cross-border e-commerce wave?

A recent blogpost by Currencycloud has underlined how payment service providers (PSPs) and acquiring banks are best served to aid the growing cross-border e-commerce market.

Global WealthTech firm FNZ enters deal to snap up Appway

Global wealth management platform FNZ has entered a deal to acquire client onboarding and client servicing platform Appway for an undisclosed fee.

Yolt secures PSD2 license to deploy open banking across Europe

Open banking provider Yolt has received a PSD2 license from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), which will be the backbone for its expansion in Europe.

Napier to boost AML at wealth and insurance firm ClearView

Napier, which was recently named in the new RegTech100 list, will help ClearView improve its anti-money laundering (AML) capabilities as part of a new deal.

Interos receives strategic funding from Accenture

Interos, an operational resilience and supply chain risk management platform, has received a strategic investment from Accenture.

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