North America

Zilch selects Checkout.com for global acquiring

Zilch, the world’s first ad-subsidised payments network (ASPN), has announced it has selected Checkout.com, the digital payments solution provider, as its primary acquiring partner globally, with a particular focus on the UK and USA. With its payments...

Chime aims to bring financial education to 10 million across the United States by 2027 

Chime has announced a bold commitment to bring financial education to 10 million people across the United States over the next three years.  As financial education isn’t often a required course in most schools across America, many people are...

Klarna ‘Wikipink’ challenges broken US credit system with transparent data 

Klarna, the AI-powered global payments network and shopping assistant, has announced the launch of a new online initiative – Wikipink – aimed at setting new standards for transparency and responsibility in the credit and lending...

Fuse Financial Technologies: Revolutionising MENA payments for global enterprises

Fuse Financial Technologies (Fuse), a pioneering Dubai-based payments company, is revolutionising the landscape of financial infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Specialising in supporting global payments, e-commerce and platform...

Immutable launches the largest ever Web3 gaming rewards programme

Immutable, the leading web3 gaming platform and ecosystem, has announced the launch of ‘The Main Quest’, the largest ever web3 gaming quest and rewards programme. With up to US$50 million in token rewards already secured for players and...

Cambridge-based deep tech start-up Theia Insights raises US$6.5 million to bring foundational AI to the global investment community 

Theia Insights, a UK-based deep tech start-up launched by former Amazon Alexa scientist and solo entrepreneur Dr Ye Tian, has raised US$6.5 million. In another example of US venture capital looking to the UK for the most innovative technology companies, the...

Introducing a mobile-first investor experience disrupting REITs 

Groundfloor, an award-winning investment technology platform with over US$1 billion in investment volume, is announcing the launch of its next-generation investing experience: Groundfloor 3.0. This innovative platform, born from a decade of insights from...

Jefferson Bank expands partnership with Finastra to boost its instant payments strategy 

Finastra has announced that Jefferson Bank, an independent, bank serving communities across Texas, has selected Finastra Payments To Go, a payments-as-a-service solution for its new instant payments services. The agile, resilient, cloud-based payments...

Klarna enters booming subscription market with the launch of Klarna Plus in the US 

Klarna, the AI powered global payments network and shopping assistant, has announced its entry into the subscription service model with the launch of Klarna Plus, issued by WebBank, now available to eligible US consumers through the Klarna app for a monthly...

As US interest rates keep rising, so does holiday spending

A new Consolidated Credit survey shows that more men will shop in-store and the Hispanic community is prepared to shop responsibly. Inflation can’t stop it, and neither can credit card interest rates that are averaging 28%. Holiday shopping keeps...

Insurance companies embrace tech-driven injury prevention 

 We hear from Toni-Louise Gianatti, Head of PR and Content at Soter Analytics, on how the insurance game is changing through injury prevention technology.  The days of being reactive are in the past. Waiting for an incident to occur before...

How are FinTech startups disrupting traditional banking and financial services?  

FinTech startups are revolutionising the financial landscape by leveraging technology to challenge traditional banking and financial service providers. Through innovation in areas such as digital payments, lending, wealth management and Blockchain...