Banking quartet team to launch carbon offset marketplace

Natwest, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, ITAU and the National Australia Bank have joined forces to create a new marketplace for firms to buy and sell carbon offsets.

SoftBank invests $200m in Brazil’s largest crypto exchange Mercado Bitcoin

Mercado Bitcoin, the largest bitcoin exchange in Brazil, raised $200m in a Series B round from the SoftBank Latin America Fund.

Chip launches new membership plan with BlackRock funds to “bring the millionaire’s experience to...

Savings and investments platform Chip launched ChipX, a new membership plan that aims to boost access to more investment funds from BlackRock for its users.

Securitize raises $48m in Series B funding as it prepares for a new product...

Securitize has closed its oversubscribed Series B on $48m, as it looks to release its marketplace for digital asset security trading.

Crypto-based neobroker Change valued at $214m after closing oversubscribed crowdfund round

Change, a cryptocurrency investing platform for retail investors, has closed a $4.5m crowdfund from 50 private investors at a $214m valuation.

HSBC bolsters Hong Kong offering with AI-powered equity index product

HSBC has unveiled AiPEX5, a new AI-powered equity index structured product to bolster its wealth offering in Hong Kong.

Neobroker Scalable Capital earns the horn following Tencent-led Series E round

Online brokerage Scalable Capital raised $183m from investors led by Tencent, becoming the latest German FinTech to attract sizable funding.

Dave enters acquisition agreement to speed up IPO plans

US banking app Dave has entered into a partnership with acquisition firm VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings that will result in the former becoming a publicly-traded company.

SoftBank invests in GBM to accelerate democratisation of investments in Mexico

Investment platform in the Mexican stock market Grupo Bursátil Mexicano (GBM)secured up to $150m investment from SoftBank.

Standard Chartered unveils plans to launch cryptocurrency trading venture

Standard Chartered is planning to establish a UK-based cryptocurrency brokerage and exchange for clients in the UK and Europe.

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BehavioSec enhances its technology with industry-first service

Behavioural biometrics and continuous authentication developer BehavioSec has extended its patented technology to provide customers with more advanced behavioural biometrics.

Socure releases industry first tools for its KYC solution

RegTech unicorn Socure has released new technology that extend the capabilities of its KYC solution, including a number of industry firsts.

BlackCloak pulls in $11m in its Series A funding round

BlackCloak, a cybersecurity platform to protect executives and high-profile individuals, has netted $11m in its Series A round.

Here are the top 26 CyberTech unicorns you should know about

The list of CyberTech unicorns is continuing to grow rapidly. Over the past 18 months, cybersecurity systems have only become more important, with firms posed with new landscapes and a rise in threats.

YC-backed teen-focused FinTech FamPay partners with Visa to launch personalised doodle cards

After the successful launch of their numberless FamCard, FamPay has launched India’s first Visa Prepaid Card for teenagers with personalized doodles on it.

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