January 24, 2020

France is doing its best to attract startups, including fledgling fintechs.

Recent changes to the country’s stock option scheme is making it, say observers, one of the most friendly in Europe towards startups. 

What’s more, a new index has been launched by La French Tech...

January 21, 2020

Week 3: a brief look back at some of the fintech news that’s not always picked up. 

Canada’s VC market remains robust with fintech “very hot”

We start this week with news that Canada's venture capital market remains robust.

That was the conclusion of KPMG in Canada. Accor...

January 14, 2020

Week 1: a brief look back at some of the fintech news that’s not always picked up. 

First pure-play digital bank in Southeast Asia receives bank license approval

We are looking back at the first week of the new year and we hear that TONIK Financial’s subsidiary in the Ph...

January 7, 2020

Week 52: a brief look back at some of the fintech news that’s not always picked up. 

First P2P lending platform in Vietnam declares itself profitable

It was a quiet week as the world welcomed the new decade, but over in Hanoi we heard that Vaymuon.vn has become profitabl...

December 30, 2019

A brief look back at week 52 at some of the news that’s not always picked up. 


 

Southern hemisphere in fintech to be big in 2020

Twas the night before Chritsmas and the fintech world was quiet.

But, worthy of note, were some global money predictions from WorldRemit and o...

December 24, 2019

A brief look back at week 51 at some of the news that’s not always picked up. 


 

Australian fintech secures funding from wealth manager

In the run-up to Christmas, news was fairly thin on the ground, but we did hear that in Sydney, SendGold, Asia-Pacific's peer-to-peer D...

December 17, 2019

A brief look back at week 50 at some of the news that’s not always picked up. 

Global card payment growth

Global card payment is set to grow 13% by 2022, reaching $46 trillion in 2022, up from $29 trillion in 2018.

The estimates come from Commercial Cards and B2B Payment...

December 10, 2019

A brief look back at week 49 at some of the news that’s not always picked up. 

Toditocash drops user fees

We start this week in Mexico, as one of the country's leading payment processing fintech companies said it will no longer charge any fees to users.

ToditoCash CEO Ric...

December 9, 2019

MiddleGame Ventures (MGV), a fintech-focused investment firm well known to Railsbank, has raised a new fund which targets post-seed, series A and series B lead investments in Europe and North America.

The MGV’s Venture Fund I has achieved its first close, with a final c...

December 3, 2019

A brief look back at week 48 at some of the news that’s not always picked up. 

North American banks to lose $88bn in payments revenue?

A new report has suggested that as much as 15% of North American banks' payments revenue - $88bn - is likely to be displaced by the grow...

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