Institutional Investment & Trading

Institutional Investment & Trading

Germany-based Upvest collects €4m in funding

Berlin-based Upvest, which has built an investment API, has collected €4m in funding from ABN AMRO Ventures.

Forge Global nets $150m as it receives FINRA approval

Forge Global, a private securities marketplace, has netted $150m in funding, alongside getting approval from FINRA to operate as a single broker dealer.

Klarna bolsters UK presence with key regional market expansions

FinTech juggernaut Klarna has expanded its footprint in the UK with a new office in London and larger premises in Manchester.

Corporate spend management firms and celebrity-backed companies among the 42 FinTech rounds raised last...

A Jared Leto-backed startup, family-focused FinTech firms and corporate spend management companies were among the big winners of the 42 funding rounds reported on last week.

MAS launches RegTech and digital schemes, commits S$42m to boost adoption

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has introduced a RegTech grant scheme and an enhanced digital acceleration grant (DAG) program to boost tech use in the financial sector.

Three ways FinTechs are leaning into PayTech innovation

In the wake of COVID-19, research suggests FinTech companies are experiencing a strong growth spurt giving them the opportunity to innovate like never before.

Saudi Payments teams with IBM, Mastercard to launch instant payment system

Saudi Arabia’s only financial payments company Saudi Payments (SP) has introduced ‘sarie’ – an instant payments system – in collaboration with IBM and Mastercard.

Avaloq, Adviscent partner to accelerate financial services transformation

Zurich-based WealthTech100 firm Avaloq has entered a partnership with compatriot FinTech Adviscent to provide smart content solutions for wealth managers and private banks.

Cadence rebrands to Percent following Series A close

Private investing platform Cadence has rebranded to Percent alongside the close of a $12.5m Series A round.

PensionBee makes London Stock Exchange debut with £365m IPO

UK fintech PensionBee has debuted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with its shares priced at 165p per share.

News Stories

Santander UK and NatWest back RegTech Ideagen in £100m round

Regulatory and compliance software provider for regulated industries Ideagen secured £100m through a new committed credit facility of £75m, with a further uncommitted of up to £25m.

POS terminal transaction volume to exceed $17.3trn by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will grow by 28% to exceed $17.3trn by 2026.

HKMA underlines next steps in Open API Framework introduction

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has revealed its implementation plan for the third and fourth phases of its Open API Framework.

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.

InsurTech Wrisk lands £4.6m in Series A funding to scale its insurance product

UK InsurTech Wrisk raised a £4.6m investment round led by QBN Capital and aims to build frictionless, mobile-first insurance experiences.

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