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  • 23.05.2018

Poland Bets on a Blockchain for Credit Scoring

The Polish Credit Office Biuro Informacji Kredytowej (BIK) –considered one of the largest credit bureaus in Central and Eastern Europe– partners with Billon on rolling out a Blockchain-based solution for securing and storing Polish consumers’ credit...
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  • 23.05.2018

Trustpair Raises €1.1 Million Ahead of Formal Launch

This FinTech focuses on fraud prevention and mostly addresses credit transfer fraud likely to affect the B2B sector. They just raised €1.1 million from Axeleo Capital and Kima Ventures, as well as from other well-known business angels. This roundtabl...
  • Payment
  • 22.05.2018

JPMorgan Chase Chooses Cardlytics

After their successful stock listing Cardlytics are reporting encouraging results for Q1 2018. This US FinTech focusing on Card-linked Offers (CLOs) also announces a strategic partnership with another leading player: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Credit
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  • 21.05.2018

IKEA and Visa Launching a Credit Card in the US

In the US, IKEA introduces the IKEA Visa Credit Card (with Comenity Capital Bank). This loyalty-driven card allows customers to benefit from discounts on purchases from this brand, as well as day-to-day expenses. The idea is to target a larger number...
  • Payment
  • 21.05.2018

Revolut Further Focuses on P2P Payments

The leading European neo-banking Unicorn keeps growing. They launched a multi-currency savings service in April, and are now expanding their P2P payment offer through unveiling a feature called Near me allowing users to send money to their friends… b...
  • Payment
  • Players’ Strategy
  • 18.05.2018

PayPal Buys Out iZettle

The Californian giant is consolidating their position with small merchants as they just announced they are acquiring the Swedish start-up iZettle for $2.2 billion. A way for them to expand their face-to-face/mPOS payment business, since they face inc...
  • Credit
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  • 18.05.2018

Marcus’ Lending Business Reaches Europe

Marcus, Goldman Sachs’s online retail banking unit will be launching their consumer lending business in the UK (in 2019) and in Germany (later on). Considering the institution’s difficulties as to their investment activities in the US –less profitabl...
  • Credit
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  • 17.05.2018

Afterpay Enters the US market

After their “Buy now – Pay later” business proved successful in Australia, Afterpay is aiming for the US market through a partnership with Urban Outfitters (one of the largest fashion retailers in the US). This option will first be rolled out online,...
  • Payment
  • 17.05.2018

Successful xRapid Pilots for Ripple

Ripple already talked several financial institutions into adopting their Blockchain solutions for payments, including Banco Santander and Crédit Agricole. They are now leading the race as they aim to disrupt the international payment market. The Cali...