Fintrax Group buys up Planet Payment in €219m deal

Digital payment processing platform Fintrax Group has bought up multi-currency business Planet Payment in a deal worth €219m ($257m).

Patientco secures $28m in Series B to support product innovation

Patient billing and payments technology business Patientco has secured $28m in its Series B funding round.

Tim Cook reveals Apple Card is launching in August

The Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the tech titan is launching its credit card Apple Card in August during an earnings call discussing the business’s third quarter earnings.

Google moves to leverage the Indian growth of digital payment with new Google Pay...

Google Pay is expanding in India with a new platform for merchants. The Spot Platform will empower businesses owners to create branded commercial experiences that bridge the offline and online worlds.

Klarna launches Who’s a Good Shopper campaign with pop-up events in London

There’s no need to paws fur effect for Klarna’s new treat for Big Smoke dog owners.

FinTech Klarna and designer Olivia Rubin team up for London Fashion Week 2020 collaboration

A pop-up salon and an armada of Tuk Tuks are part of the new partnership between buy now, pay later unicorn Klarna and fashion designer Olivia Rubin.

Curve launches numberless cards for investors and its crowdfunding backers will be the first...

The long number sequence at the front of credit cards are numbered if UK-based FinTech Curve’s latest offering catches on.

Wirecard’s CEO leaves company after search for missing €1.9bn hits a dead end

The Wirecard scandal sweeping across the European FinTech space intensified over the weekend with CEO Markus Braun leaving the company as the board says the missing €1.9bn ($2.1bn) "do not exist."

MenaPay secures funding as it hopes to continue growth in the MENA region

MenaPay, which aims to become the largest digital finance platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has closed a new funding round.

Primer launches solution to connect merchants with payment providers

UK-based FinTech Primer is launching a unified payments API and checkout tool to help merchants connect with payment providers.

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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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