Ripple to Offer Blockchain Technology through Finastra

Enterprise blockchain solution company Ripple teamed up with Finastra this week. The two are collaborating to enable Finastra clients to transact with RippleNet partners and make international money transfers. RippleNet is Ripple’s global payment network that works across 40+ currencies and consists of more than 200 financial institutions. Because RippleNet leverages the blockchain, users are Read more…

Finn.AI’s New Integration Makes Chatbots More Personal

Conversational AI technology company Finn.AI is helping banks deepen their connection to consumers. The new capability comes thanks to a partnership with Coconut Software, a digital scheduling solutions provider. Finn.AI has integrated Coconut Software’s API into its own technology to allow users, through a natural chat conversation, to schedule a meeting with a live bank Read more…

PayPal Goes to China; Dubai Named Top Ten Global Financial Center

Join us next week as our annual Asia-Pacific fintech conference returns to Singapore! FinovateAsia is one of the best ways for fintech startups and innovative industry veterans from the region and around the world to showcase their latest technologies before an audience of C-level decision-makers, venture capitalists, all-star analysts, and more. FinovateAsia runs from October 14 Read more…

nCino Raises $80 Million

Cloud banking innovator nCino garnered its largest funding round to date, bringing in $80 million. The round was led by a group of investors advised by T. Rowe Price, with participation from existing investor Salesforce Ventures. Today’s round elevates nCino’s total funding to over $213 million. The company will use the new investment to boost Read more…

Kreditech Raises $24 Million to Fuel Global Expansion

With FinovateEurope set to make its German debut next February, it is especially gratifying to hear that investors are voting with their dollars when it comes to identifying and backing innovative European fintechs. Hamburg-based online lender and POS financing firm Kreditech announced late last week that it has raised $24 million (€22 million) in funding. Read more…

Tink Teams Up With Portugal’s Caixa Geral de Depositos

Portugal’s banking heavyweight, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), has inked a new partnership with Swedish open banking platform Tink, reports Tanya Andreasyan of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication). CGD’s newly launched app – Dabox – has Tink’s products integrated into it, namely aggregation payment initiation, data enrichments and personal finance management (PFM). Tink’s cloud-based open banking Read more…

Plaid Adds Credit Card Details to Liabilities Offering

Fintech developer tools expert Plaid announced today it enhanced Liabilities, a product it launched in July to offer developers access to information about how much money a consumer owes. Upon launch, Liabilities was limited to offering insight into consumers’ student loan balances. Today the tool has added support to show consumers’ credit card details. While Read more…

Braintri Rebrands as Neontri En Route to U.S. Debut

North Carolina is the location of the first U.S. sales office for mobile banking and payments solution provider Neontri. The company, which demoed its technology at FinovateFall 2017 as Braintri, added that its new business strategy will focus on proprietary B2B solutions developed by its internal R&D team. These solutions include the company’s mobile banking Read more…

Strands Partners with Spain’s Grupo Caja Rural

Spain’s Grupo Caja Rural has incorporated Strands’ financial management applications into its banking platform, reports Sharon Kimathi of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication). With the integration of Strands’ personal finance management (PFM) and business finance management (BFM) solutions, Grupo Caja Rural’s savings banks will make these applications available to their customers. “The alliance with Strands Read more…

ThetaRay Opens Mexico City Office; Dubai’s Foloosi Turns to KSA for Expansion

Join us in October as our annual Asia-Pacific fintech conference returns to Singapore! FinovateAsia is one of the best ways for fintech startups and innovative industry veterans from the region and around the world to showcase their latest technologies before an audience of C-level decision-makers, venture capitalists, all-star analysts, and more. For information on how to participate Read more…