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Personetics Secures $75 Million Funding From Warburg Pincus

Personetics, a Tel Aviv-based global provider of data-driven personalisation and customer engagement solutions for banks and financial services providers, announced it has raised $75 million in funding from Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth

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Over Half of US Consumers Would Consider Switching to Digital-Only Banks

A new survey conducted by Juniper Research has found that more than 50% of US consumers wanting to change banks would consider a digital-only bank, with the same finding reflected in a similar UK survey. However, the findings showed that

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Payoneer Poised to Go Public With US$3.3 Billion Merger Deal

Payoneer announced that it plans to go public by merging with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. (FTOC), a special purpose acquisition company in a US$ 3.3 billion deal. Payoneer has been backed by investments from TCV, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), Viola

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Visa Pilots Its New Crypto API Programme With US Neobank First Boulevard

Visa has announced a partnership with First Boulevard, a digitally native neobank focused on building generational wealth for the black community, to pilot Visa’s new suite of crypto APIs that is anticipated to launch later this year. As part of

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Curve Secured $95 Million Ahead of US Expansion Plans

Curve, a London-based banking platform which allows customers to consolidate multiple cards into one smart card and app, announced it has secured $95 million as part of a successful Series C funding round. This fresh funding brings the total investment

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COVID-19 Brings Fintech into the Mainstream: McKinsey Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted US consumers’ attitudes towards banking and financial services, accelerating the adoption of digital financial services and bringing fintech into the mainstream, surveys McKinsey conducted found. In an article titled How US customers’ attitudes to fintech

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Checkout.com Triples Valuation to $15 Billion With $450 Million Funding

Checkout.com, a London-based payments solutions provider, announced that it closed a $450 million Series C fundraising round giving it a post-money valuation of $15 billion. The Series C was led by Tiger Global Management, LLC, a New York-based technology investor.

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Visa Calls off Plans of $5.3 Billion Plaid Acquisition

Visa and U.S. fintech firm Plaid announced that they have terminated their $5.3 billion merger agreement and agreed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss the litigation related to the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction was first announced in

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Walmart to Create Fintech Startup for Digital Finance Push

American multinational retail corporation Walmart has created a new fintech startup designed to develop and offer modern, innovative and affordable financial solutions. The new startup is a strategic partnership with fintech investment firm Ribbit Capital. The venture will bring together

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Top 20 Neobanks of 2020

Fintech intelligence startup WhiteSight has released its selection of 2020’s top 20 neobanks based on growth and valuation. The list features 20 independent digital banking companies from Europe as well as North and South America which made notable strides last

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