BNPL giant Klarna looks to bolster its role in e-commerce with its new HERO...

Swedish FinTech Klarna acquired HERO, a social shopping platform that provides consumers with advice and shoppable content coming directly from retailers’ physical stores, with the aim to bring the best of in-store experience for its 90 million consumers.

Klarna expands European presence with Poland launch

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Klarna teamed with H&M to launch its app and its Pay in 30 days BNPL option in the Polish market.

Aplazo looks to extend LatAm presence following $27m Series A

Mexican buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Aplazo has netted $27m from a Series A funding round led by Oak HC/FT.

Contactless payment app Paerpay snaps up seed funding

Contactless payment solution for restaurants Paerpay has scored $3m in its seed funding round, which was led by MassMututal.

Sunbit bags $250m to make everyday expenses easier

Sunbit, a company building financial technology for everyday expenses, has closed a $250m revolving debt facility.
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Mswipe Technologies picks up $31m for Series D

Mswipe Technologies has reportedly completed its Series D investment round on $31m, with RNT Associates and the University of California as lead investors.

POS developer Appetize nets $20m in round led by Shamrock

Point-of-Sale solution developer Appetize has closed a $20m Series B funding round led by Shamrock Capital Advisors.

Mint Payments raises $6.6m through share sale, equity injection

Australia-based Mint Payments has raised $6.6m in its oversubscribed share purchase plan and funding round.

Australian bank Tyro integrates with Alipay to support Chinese tourist transactions

Australian business-only challenger bank Tyro has integrated with mobile payments giant Alipay.

Odyssey Investment Partners acquires Barcode from Cortec

Barcode, a developer of automatic identification and data capture products, has been acquired by middle-market private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners.

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Monite secures seed funding for its embedded finance platform

Monite, an API-first embedded finance workflows startup, has raised $10m in seed funding to start “a new wave in embedded finance.”

Cyber disaster recovery firm Fenix24 bags $5m

Fenix24, a cyber disaster recovery firm that is transforming the post-breach restoration process and impact, has raised $5m in funding.

Continued claim pressures for P&C (re)insurers as inflation persists, Swiss Re says

Analysts at Swiss Re have predicted that although inflation is easing in 2023, many cost pressures will still underpin elevated claims.

German FinTech Moojo launches insurance for freelancers

Moojo, a FinTech startup which helps freelancers and creators streamline their invoicing processes, has launched a new product in partnership with Hiscox Germany.
Western Union supports money transfers in Vietnam with MoMo

Western Union supports money transfers in Vietnam with MoMo

Multinational financial services firm Western Union has signed a collaboration deal with MoMo to facilitate money transfers in Vietnam.

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