ECB top: “Libra has undoubtedly been a wakeup call for central banks and policymakers”

Benoît Cœuré, executive board member of the European Central Bank, has told the German Bundestag that stablecoins like Facebook’s Libra initiative come with both risks and opportunities.

Konsentus launches PSD2 open banking sandbox

UK-based Konsentus has launched its FinTech sandbox to help financial institutions with PSD2 open banking compliance.

ECB chair calls for banking bosses to “adopt extreme moderation” when it comes to...

The European Central Bank chair of the supervisory board has called for bank executives around Europe to show restraint when it comes to variable remunerations in the face of the coronavirus.

How can firms assess the risks associated with a politically exposed person?

A recent webinar by Alessa has examined what constitutes a politically exposed person (PEP) and why relationships with certain PEPs may offer increased financial crime threats.

Intelligo to automates background checks after collecting $5.7m

Intelligo Group, an Israel-based company which automates background checks, has raised $5.7m in Series A financing.

Partnerize bags $9m round, valuing company at $127m

Partnerize, a SaaS-based solution which supports partner marketing software, has bagged $9m in funding, valuing the company at $127m.

Security giant Akamai to acquire Guardicore in $600m deal

Edge security and content deliver firm Akamai Technologies is set to purchase micro-segmentation company Guardicore for a total of $600m.

RegTech startup LoanLogics brings in another $10m

LoanLogics, which looks to improve the transparency and accuracy of the mortgage process and improve the quality of loans, has raised $10m in funding.

Australian senate extends comment submission period for FinTech and RegTech industry probe

The Australian government has reconsidered the timetable for its FinTech and RegTech committee because of the coronavirus.

Pondera Solutions closes eight-figure Series A

California-based Pondera Solutions has completed an eight-figure Series A funding round, with contributions from Impact Venture Capital and Serent Capital.

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Bank aimed at women in Latin America closes seed round

Jefa, a digital bank aimed at women in Latin America, has reportedly closed its seed round on $2m.

India gets its next FinTech unicorn through credit card company Slice

India-based credit card company Slice has reportedly reached the unicorn status, following the close of a $220m funding round.

Spain’s fastest growing FinTech ID Finance reaches crowdfunding target

ID Finance, which claims to be the fastest growing FinTech in Spain and Mexico, has reached the €1m target for its crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube.

Cloud banking software dev Thought Machine hits unicorn status after Series C

Thought Machine, a cloud native core banking technology platform, has scored $200m in its Series C funding round.

Cyber firm Zenity exits stealth period with $5m seed raise

Israeli cybersecurity and governance platform Zenity has come out of stealth mode and raised $5m from a seed funding round.

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