Fintech Acquisition Corp team returns to Nasdaq to raise $153m


The Fintech Acquisition Corp I team that raised $100 million through an IPO in February 2015, has returned a new blank check company – Fintech Acquisition Corp II. It seeks to raise $153 million.

Financial innovation – a lifeline for SME funding

Katrin Herrling, Funding Xchange

Financial innovation is unlocking additional funding for small businesses that have been declined by their bank. Katrin Herrling, co-founder and CEO of Funding Xchange, explores.

Fintech funding round-up: 17 January 2017


They said it. We read it. We edited. A round-up of the latest funding efforts in the fintech and payments space. Featuring Kasisto, BillGO, Gumption Labs and Fraugster.

Yes Bank opens fintech accelerator programme for start-ups

SBI to launch digital-only bank in India

India’s Yes Bank is inviting fintech start-ups to take part in its Yes Fintech Accelerator Programme. The application process is open until 2nd February 2017.

CSI Kick Start incubator calls for start-up applications

CSI Kick Start

CSI Kick Start, a start-up incubator founded by Florida-based payments firm CSI GlobalVCard, has opened up its second annual application process for funding. The incubator is offering portfolio companies investments starting at $500,000, mentorship from an advisory board of industry experts, cross-selling opportunities and additional resources. It says its key areas of interest in B2B […]

Digital bank for migrants and expats, Monese, raises $10m

Digital bank Monese coming to Europe

Monese, a mobile-only bank founded by Norris Koppel, an Estonian expat in London, has raised $10 million in Series A funding round as it looks to go pan-European.

UK retailer House of Fraser to invest up to £35m in challenger bank Tandem

House of Fraser to invest in challenger bank Tandem

A UK-based challenger bank, Tandem, will start offering financial solutions to customers of retailer House of Fraser in 2017. As part of the collaboration agreement between the two companies, House of Fraser will invest up to £35 million in Tandem.

Fintech funding round-up: 20 December 2016

Banking Tech 2

Because you’ve all been so good this year, here’s a fintech funding round-up to save you time… so you can eat and drink more over Christmas. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and a group of other financial institutions including ICAP’s venture arm are finalising an investment in blockchain start-up Axoni, according to Reuters. New York-based […]

Fintech funding round-up: 13 December 2016

Good ideas can bring good money

Who is investing in what? Our latest fintech funding round-up, mercifully brief as usual. Featuring ApplePie Capital and Firepay.

Fintech funding round-up: 12 December 2016

Fintech funding

With so much fintech funding activity going on, we’ve summarised the latest fundraising efforts of start-ups. Featuring Lunar Way, FXCH and Polychain Capital.