Gaming giant Razer Inc leads consortium for online banking license from Singapore

On Thursday, gaming firm Razer Inc stated, it is leading a consortium of companies that has applied for online banking license in Singapore. Razer’s fintech business will have a 60% stake in the consortium which includes FWD, an insurance firm, and Sheng Siong Holdings, a private vehicle of the Lim brothers behind a Singaporean supermarket…

Blockchain technology resolves many issues surround information asymmetry in trade finance: PBOC

China is increadingly positioning blockchain technology as a foundational fintech platform. On Thursday, in a statement, the Shanghai headquarters of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) stated the usage of blockchain technology solves many of the issue revolving around information asymmetry in trade finance and the core problem of providing proof of trade authenticity. Its…

Brazilian fintech Nubank raises $400 million in 7th funding round

Nubank was valued at more than $10 billion in its latest funding round. In a statement Brazilian fintech startup Nubank stated, it has raised $400 million in a new funding round led by TCV, a U.S. investment firm. Its existing investors include China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Ribbit Capital, DST Global, Dragoneer, and Sequoia Capital. Thrive…

Security of cryptocurrency exchanges to be bolstered in Japan

Japan’s financial regulator is pushing to improve internal security in the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges. On Tuesday, in a development that marks Japan’s intent to increase its oversight of cryptocurrencies, Japan’s financial regulator stated, cryptocurrency exchanges will now require to strengthen internal oversight of “cold wallets” used to store digital money, said a source with direct…

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London-based Meniga acquires Sweden-based Wrapp for undisclosed amount

The acquisition is aimed at increasing its foothold in the Nordic region. As per a statement from Meniga, a London-based fintech company, it is acquiring its Sweden-based peer Wrapp for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is aimed at increasing its footprint in the Nordic region. Both companies provide merchants the ability to offer personalized rewards…

London still maintain sizeable leads as top destination for fintech funding

Although London is still maintaining a sizeable lead, Paris and Berlin are fast catching up. The gap could narrow down significantly in case of a cliffhanger Brexit. Data from PitchBook, a funding database, shows that despite Brexit, London has managed to cling on to the title of the top destination for technology investments in 2018…