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$140m
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US$100.0m Accel Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures 18 Feb 2015
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Banking Beyond The Hype - Fintech Investment Levels Off

Fintech continues to be one of the most exciting and well-funded spaces in tech. Potentially huge profits are attracting startups and investors to take on banks and major financial institutions. From currency conversions to lending there’s a whole...

Read More28 Oct 16
Still All To Play For In Payments

Apple Pay brought smartphone payments into the mainstream and now the iPhone maker is expected to bring this technology to the web with support for e-commerce websites. It’s an interesting move for Apple, as while the company does take a cut of...

Read More13 Jun 16
Fintech Should Mean More Transparency And Lower Fees

Free banking is a myth. All companies need to make money and all too often in finance this involves hidden charges. To succeed, fintech startups need to use technology to lower costs and be transparent about fees. Take Tally. The San Francisco-based...

Read More20 May 16
London Bids To Be Fintech World Capital

What are London’s chances of becoming the world’s leading fintech capital? Well if you ask London’s financial executives pretty good. In fact, 92% of them say that they are confident the UK can become the world leader in fintech. "Fintech has...

Read More05 Apr 16
Remaking Money Transfers - Standing Out In A Crowded Market

London-based mobile money transfer service WorldRemit is trying to transform the remittances market and is getting a nice boost in the form of a USD45m credit line. It's going to need every cent to succeed as the money transfer market is a very crowded...

Read More11 Feb 16
European Investment Brief – Where The Smart Money's Going

While much is often made of a perceived ‘funding gap’ between the US and European tech scenes it's clear access to capital is greatly improving across the continent. So far this year Pivotl has tracked more than USD7.15bn in VC investment with more...

Read More23 Nov 15
Square IPO - Test For Payments, Not Unicorn Club

Payments firm Square is going public, but at a considerably lower valuation than its most-recent private round. It's pricing its shares at between USD11 and USD13, meaning that even if it reaches USD13 it will still be valued at USD1.8bn less than its...

Read More09 Nov 15
WorldRemit On Designing The Democratisation Of Finance

As the UK solidifies its credentials as one of the world’s most-important hubs for fintech, one sector in which the region is distinguishing itself is in remittance and international money transfers. World Remit is one of the most-significant players...

Read More14 Aug 15
Deliveries, Fashion & Fintech - Top 10 European Investments

Venture capital funding in Europe is booming - buoyed by a huge round for German food delivery service Delivery Hero. The region still lags behind the US and China - a disappointing set of affairs given Europe’s collective economy is larger than either...

Read More29 Apr 15
In Social Media Getting Into Payments Earlier Is Better

Facebook is moving into payments enabling US users of its Messenger app to send money to each other, with other countries to follow later. The move comes as no surprise as it hired the president of PayPal last year. There’s no word on WhatsApp, which...

Read More18 Mar 15
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