Government-focused payments provider PayIt gets $100m-plus Insight Venture Partners backing

Government-focused digital payments startup PayIt has picked up an investment of more than $100m from private equity and venture capital house Insight Venture Partners.

Wirecard working together with WHSmith to expand the retailer’s digital payment offerings

Digital payments solutions company Wirecard has joined forces with WHSmith. Together, the two aim to give the retailer more opportunities to cash in on digital payments.

Penta collects €8m in round led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Penta, a digital banking platform for businesses, has collected €8m in its new funding round led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

Silverflow bags €3m round to help prepare for its 2021 launch

Global payments technology developer Silverflow has closed a €3m investment to support its launch in 2021.

Face it, women are better at cybersecurity than men

Guys may be dominating the tech scene, but it seems like the ladies have a better grasp of how to up their digital defences.

Pamlico Capital picks up EMS billing software business Digitech

Lower mid-market US buyout house Pamlico Capital has agreed to buy emergency medical transport billing management provider Digitech Computer.

Future FinTech to buy majority in crypto ATM company Blocknance

Blockchain e-commerce company Future FinTech has signed a term sheet to become the majority owner of  Blocknance. As part of the deal, Future FinTech will...

FCA proposes a ban on the sale to retail consumers of derivatives of ETNs...

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is proposing new rules to address harm to retail customers over the sale of derivatives and exchange traded notes (ETNs) through cryptoassets.

Libra Credit bags $16m in token sale

Decentralised lending network Libra Credit has collected $16m in its recent token sale.

EBA launches consultation on role, responsibilities of AML/CFT compliance officers

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has issued a consultation on the role, tasks and responsibilities of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing officers.

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How banks can strength their risk-based approach to financial crime

A recent case study by financial crime prevention firm Acuminor has detailed how banks can improve their stance of tackling the financial crime threats they face through its risk-focused technology.

Half of insurance customers would consider coverage from digital firms

A report by Capgemini and Efma has discovered that 50% of insurance customers are willing to consider coverage from digital-based firms.

Why financial institutions may need tools to understand Portuguese for due diligence

To ensure financial institutions understand the risks of doing businesses around the world, having a due diligence and adverse media screening tool that understands Portuguese is vital.

US set to sanction crypto wallets and exchanges in ransomware crackdown

The Biden Administration is expected to begin issuing sanctions against crypto exchanges, wallets and traders used by ransomware groups to crackdown on cyberattacks.

Monese unveils new BaaS platform, enters partnership with Investec

Challenger bank Monese has entered a strategic partnership with Investec Bank following the recent introduction of the former’s banking-as-a-service (BaaS) platform.

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