Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has made its 1,000th raise

Exeter-based Crowdcube has facilitated its 1,000th successful crowdfunding as FinTech startups lead the way.

Seedrs launches secondary market offering

Crowdfunding platform Seedrs has launched as secondary market, which will enable startups to hold off on going public a little longer. However, it's not alone in doing so.

FinTech Wales eyes global FinTechs with business accelerator launch

FinTech Wales has introduced the FinTech Wales Foundry - a zero-equity business accelerator that pairs global FinTechs with leading Welsh financial institutions.

Leading US banks to pilot low credit score credit scheme

Some of the biggest US banks have signed up for a government-supported pilot program aimed at using alternative data to provide credit for people with low or no credit score.

nesto eyes staff, tech expansion following $76m Series B raise

Canadian mortgage comparison platform nesto has raised $76m from a Series B funding round.

French crowdfunding platform Ulule picks up $5m

French crowdfunding platform Ulule has raised $5m in a series A round. The investment comes from Paris-based impact investment firm Citizen Capital, as well as insurer MAIF and BNP Paribas.

FinTech financing services provider Vision Credit closes Series C round

Vision Credit, a Chinese consumer finance provider, has closed an undisclosed Series C investment round.

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab raises $1.5m

Non-profit crowdfunding platform GiveGab has raised $1.5m in a venture funding round.

Funding Societies said to raise $40m despite making staff cuts

Singaporean P2P lending platform Funding Societies has allegedly secured $40m in its Series C, despite the coronavirus forcing it to downsize.

Pockit bags £15m in Series B round partially raised on Crowdcube

UK-based FinTech startup Pockit has netted £15m in a new Series B round, partially via a Crowdcube raise.

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Microsoft underlines heightened concern from call centre ransomware scheme

Microsoft has claimed a ransomware campaign employing bogus call centers to trick victims into downloading malware may be more dangerous than previously thought.

Crypto banking platform Matrixport hits unicorn status

Matrixport, which claims to be one of Asia’s fastest growing digital asset platforms, has joined the unicorn club, after it closed a Series C round.

Flood insurance firm reThought Insurance bags Series A funding

reThought Insurance, a digital MGA aimed at the flood insurance market, has closed its Series A round on $15.5m.

India unveils new digital currency, Nigeria eyes e-currency launch in October 2021

India has introduced the e-RUPI, which is a cashless and contactless digital payment system to support the global shift towards digital payments.

Amazon slapped with record $887m fine for data privacy breach by EU agency

Amazon has been issued with a fine of $887m by a European privacy watchdog for breaching the bloc’s data protection laws.

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