Viva Republica closes $40m funding from GIC, Sequoia China

South Korean-based Viva Republica has reportedly secured $40m in funding from GIC and Sequoia China.

Money Dashboard integrates personal finance service with Starling

Personal finance app Money Dashboard has partnered with Starling Bank, making full use of the open banking initiative which launched at the start of the year.

Self-employed banking app Shine nabs €8m in funding

Shine, a banking app designed for the self-employed, has picked up €8m in a funding round.

Nubank reportedly bags $180m investment from Tencent

Brazil-based challenger bank Nubank has reportedly received a $180m investment from Chinese backer Tencent.

Snowball Finance said to raise $120m in funding from Ant Financial

China-based Snowball Finance, an online investment platform, has reportedly received a $120m Series D investment.

BlueYard bets on future of fintech, web, sustainability with €110m second fund

European venture capital newcomer BlueYard Capital has pulled in more than €110m for the final close of its second fund.

VC-backed investment app tickr launches crowdfunding campaign

Venture capital-backed investment app tickr has launched a crowdfunding campaign on investment platform Seedrs to help it build out its user base.

European Banking Authority offers clarifications on PSD2’s strong customer authentication

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published an opinion on PSD2’s strong customer authentication (SCA), due to continued queries from market actors.

ACI Worldwide announces new tools to comply with upcoming strong customer authentication rules

Florida-based ACI Worldwide is releasing a new suite of tools to ensure businesses are prepared for the final parts of the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) snapping into action in September.

SumUp partners with Starling to support SME merchants get paid quicker

Mobile point of sale (POS) platform SumUp has teamed up with UK challenger bank Starling Bank to support faster payouts to SMEs in the UK.

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Superscript picks up another £8.5m in funding

UK-based Superscript has picked up another £8.5m in a funding round just months after it closed an £8m Series A round.

Steadily raises $3.8m in new funding and emerges from stealth

InsurTech company Steadily raises $3.8m in a new funding round led by Matrix Partners.

AnaCap to buy majority stake of Market Pay in €300m deal

AnaCap Financial Partners has kicked off exclusive negotiations for the purchase of a majority stake in payment FinTech Market Pay in a deal worth roughly €300m.

RealBlocks bags $7m to boost user experiences across the alternative investment space

Alternative investment tech platform RealBlocks has secured $7m in a series A round led by Crosslink Capital.

Root launches its IPO with shares priced at $27 each

Root, the parent company of digital car insurance platform Root Insurance, launched its initial public offering and its shares exceeded expectations.

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