Justin Timberlake backs teen banking app Step’s $50m Series B round

Several celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, are among the investors behind teen banking app Step's new $50m Series B round.

Current becomes the first FinTech to receive second stimulus payment from US government

Challenger bank Current claims to be the first FinTech company to receive a second stimulus payment from the US government.

FinTech unicorn Numbrs bags $30m round to support the rollout of its new business...

Switzerland-based unicorn Numbrs has collected CHF 27m ($30m) in a funding round, which it closed in December 2020.

AI-driven financial firm Personetics secures $75m from Warburg Pincus

US-Israeli data analytics firm Personetics raised $75m led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, aiming to make financial customisation more accessible. Backed by investors such...

UK banks top the global list for boardroom technology experience, new report finds

British banks lead in boardroom technology experience compared to global competitors, Accenture research revealed.

IntellectEU launches AI platform to bolster wealth management personalisation

Belgian IT company IntellectEU has introduced VELMA, an AI platform that allows financial advisors to offer ‘hyper-personalisation’ in the wealth management sector.

Ikigai closes its crowdfunding campaign 158% higher than goal

Ikigai, which claims to bring self-care to personal finance, has closed its crowdfunding campaign 158% higher than its target.

Wealth Dynamix offers a six step guide to future-proofing advisors

The Covid-19 pandemic transformed the wealth management sector and firms are looking to accelerate their digitalisation efforts to stay competitive. Wealth Dynamix has outlined an easy six step guide to support a firm’s digitalisation effort.

The FCA to boost confidence in consumers around investing, with new regulation likely

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a new strategy that is designed to improve the confidence consumers have to invest, with more regulations likely.

What are the top boardroom priorities for wealth managers?

A recent report commissioned by Mobiquity has underlined the key priorities for UK wealth managers at this current time.

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Plan A teams with Visa to decarbonise businesses globally

Visa will team with Plan A to offer its Sustainability platform as a part of its FinTech Partner Connect programme to Visa’s issuer network.
The role of digital investing in the cost-of-living crisis

The role of digital investing in the cost-of-living crisis

As the cost-of-living crisis takes hold of the world, there are bound to be a number of challenges the financial market will need to brace for. One of the ways firms are looking to prepare for the challenge is through technology. 
InsurTech Stubben Edge acquires Insurercore

InsurTech Stubben Edge acquires Insurercore

Stubben Edge Group has acquired Insurercore, a tech enabled distribution platform headquartered in London.
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NatWest appoints Google veteran to direct innovation

Financial giant NatWest has named David Grunwald, a former Google executive, as the company’s first-ever director of innovation and partnerships.
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Simply Business teams up with Appalachian Underwriters to offer general liability solutions

Simply Business, a Boston-based digital insurance company, has partnered with Appalachian Underwriters (AUI) to offer general liability solutions.

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