Zelle makes its presence known in P2P payments arena

Two US credit unions outsource core processing to Symitar

The recent performance of Zelle Network, the peer-to-peer (P2P) payments platform with the funny name, is no laughing matter for competing P2P providers.

Traity collaborates with Suncorp to launch a micro-insurance platform


Kevin, Traity’s new chatbot, provides micro-insurance for P2P transactions online. Created in collaboration with Australia’s financial services conglomerate, Suncorp, Kevin protects buyers on online marketplaces such as Gumtree, Facebook and Craigslist.

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.

Blockchain incubator Adel unveils P2P retail banking network


Blockchain incubator Adel has unveiled its project framework for people to create a peer-to-peer (P2P) network in retail banking. The firm says it will work in the “same way as Airbnb and Uber revolutionised the hospitality and taxi industries”. “Anyone with a car can be a taxi. Anyone with accommodations can be a hotel. Anyone […]

Lending start-up Taplend launches in UK

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Fintech start-up Taplend has launched in the UK offering a combination of peer-to-peer (P2P) and payday lending. Viktor Ihnatiuk, CEO and co-founder of Taplend, says: “This was a very long, hard and interesting year. We made three iterations of the product, tried to enter the US market twice and failed. We didn’t give up, switched […]

P2P lender Folk2Folk gains full FCA authorisation

More money for UK fintechs

A UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, Folk2Folk, has received full authorisation from Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

LandlordInvest now fully authorised by FCA


LandlordInvest, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for buy-to-let and bridging loans, has gained full authorisation from the UK regulator, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

ING cans Twyp mobile payments app in the Netherlands, but keeps it going in Spain

ING Twyp

ING is pulling a plug on its peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payments app, Twyp, in the Netherlands due to the lack of customer uptake. However, the app will continue to function in Spain.

Fintech funding round-up: 24 November 2016

Good ideas can bring good money

Let’s put the fun in funding by keeping it mercifully brief. Money seekers are PayKey, Euklid and Flender.

Apple gets Siri-ous with patent payment plans

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Apple could be adding Siri’s functionality into its iMessage service for P2P payment transactions, according to a recent patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent says that “one or more of the participant users can select to utilise a virtual assistant to assist the participant users with tasks during the communication […]