Revealing the most corrupt countries in the world as new report paints “grim picture”

Two out of three countries fail to tackle corruption effectively, which paints "a grim picture of the state of corruption worldwide", according to Transparency International's latest report.

IDnow welcomes Germany’s new online gambling rules

Identity verification company IDnow has welcomed that Germany's 16 states have agreed to a transition period incorporating new gambling laws in October.

What does the 27 FinTech funding rounds from last week tell you about the...

Over the past seven days we have reported on 27 big FinTech deals. So why not take a closer look at what they mean for the industry.

Revealing the ten biggest FinTech funding rounds in 2020

Massive amounts of capital have been injected into the FinTech industry in 2020, but ten companies raised bigger rounds than the rest.

How different RegTechs tackled the Covid-19 crisis

More than nine months into the coronavirus pandemic, different segments of the RegTech industry has been responding to the crisis in various ways.

Latin America and teen-focused FinTech services are coming of age as the industry closes...

Last week’s 32 FinTech rounds highlight how Latin America is exploding with new activity, how open banking has nudged closer to being fully adopted across Europe and the rising popularity of teen-focused ventures.

How OakNorth has weathered the Covid-19 crisis and Brexit so far

Despite Covid-19 and Brexit, challenger bank OakNorth claims to have been able to avoid many of the hurdles other neobanks have faced.

Identity verification startup Persona nets $17.5m in Series A funding round

Having secured $17.5m in additional funds from investors like Coatue Management and First Round Capital, Persona is now looking to develop its solutions and grow its team.

Indian central bank gives thumbs up for video-based customer identity verification

Financial firms in India can now use video-based methods to verify the identities of their customers.

Refinitiv to deploy its anti-money laundering solutions for STC Pay

RegTech company Refinitiv has been tapped by STC Pay, the financial arm of the Saudi Telecom Company, to help it comply with know your customer and anti-money laundering regulations.

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Okcoin locks in $1m commitment to boost cryptocurrency inclusivity

US cryptocurrency platform Okcoin has committed $1m to increasing diversity and inclusivity in the crypto space.

BNPL provider Kueski lands funding to service Mexico

Mexico City-based online lender and Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) provider Kueski has raised $202m in a debt and equity round led by StepStone Group, a report by Finextra has revealed.

Panther Labs joins the ranks of CyberTech unicorns

Cloud-scale security analytics platform Panther Labs has scored $120m in its Series B round, as it gears up for rapid market expansion.

Women of colour neobank gearing up for launch

GoWomen, a challenger neobank priding itself on being the first FinTech company for women of colour, is taking early sign ups ahead of its 2022 launch.

Octamile raises $500,000 as it exits stealth

Nigeria-based InsurTech startup Octamile has come out of stealth mode with $500,000 from a pre-seed funding round led by EchoVC.

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