Bound wraps up $6.3m seed round

Bound, which hopes to make currency hedging simple for SMEs, has secured $6.5m, in its seed funding.

Social media’s grip on financial markets to persist, Hargreaves Lansdown reports

More than half of young investors are being influenced by social media - a trend that shows little sign of abating, according to the latest survey from financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown.

Canadian startup Composer to launch automated trading platform

Toronto-based FinTech software startup Composer is to commence the open beta rollout of its automated trading platform, following a $5.35m in unannounced seed financing, BetaKit has revealed.

Changing the use of data in debt capital markets – 9fin closes Series A

9fin, which supplies data, news and predictive analytics to debt capital markets, has scored £8m in its Series A funding round.

How WealthTech innovation is driving the rise of the neo-broker

A recent blogpost by Currencycloud has scrutinised how innovation in the WealthTech market is driving the rise of the neo-broker in wealth management.

Bhutan to pilot central bank digital currency through Ripple partnership

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan has teamed with cross-border crypto payment firm Ripple to pilot a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the region.

Capital markets software dev Irwin nets $20m in its Series A round

Irwin, a software developer for the capital markets, has closed its Series A round on $20m, which will support the expansion of its services.

Ledgy closes Series A as it targets new markets

Ledgy, an end-to-end equity management platform, has reportedly collected $10m in its Series A round, which will support its growth in new markets.

Brokerage platform Alpaca inks $50m to help FinTechs with embedded equities, partners with Plaid

Alpaca, a stock brokerage platform that offers APIs for FinTech apps to connect and trade in US stocks, raised $50m and plans to launch cryptocurrency trading.

Paris-based Shares.io pockets €8.5m in Valar Ventures-led round to launch social and investing app

Paris-based social investment platform Shares.io has closed one of the largest-ever seed fundraising by an early-stage startup in Europe by securing around €8.5m in pre-seed pre-product funding.

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Zeidler makes organisational revamp with new appointments

Zeidler Group has updated its leadership and organisational infrastructure to help further connect the company’s wide-ranging capabilities to advance future growth.

Advanced Fraud Solutions becomes a preferred partner of Nacha

Advanced Fraud Solutions, a real-time anti-fraud solution developer, has been recognised as a preferred partner of Nacha, which governs the ACH Network.

Cryptobank Coinhouse bags €15m Series B

Coinhouse has closed a $15m Series B round as the company becomes Europe’s first ever cryptobank.

FBI unveils plan to shift cybercrime approach away from arrest-first

The FBI has revealed it is intending to move away from its indictment and arrest-first model to a cost-imposing and incident response model.

Payment Systems Regulator fines five companies in prepaid card cartel

The UK’s Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has issued fines to Mastercard, allpay, Advanced Payment Solutions, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion.

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