Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) Welcomes Four New Fintechs to Sandbox

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) has granted permits to a four new financial technology companies to provide open banking solutions in its regulatory sandbox. Wally Global Arabia, Sanam Aliliddikhar for Information Technology, Istishraf Al-Bayanat for Financial Technology and Spare Arabian Financial Company join 38 other permitted firms operating under SAMA’s Regulatory Sandbox to 42.
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FWF Partners With Key Ukrainian Fintech Associations to Drive Growth

Fintech Without Frontiers (FWF), an initiative established during the war in Ukraine to provide support to fintechs in the country, has teamed up with major financial associations of Ukraine. FWF is extending its focus to help fuel the growth of the Ukrainian economy by enabling easier international collaboration between fintechs...
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How fintech leaders can drive growth in an economic downturn

Daniel Bailey, VP of EMEA at Amplitude discusses how fintech leaders can drive growth in an economic downturn. The fintech industry has grown dramatically in recent years, providing businesses and consumers with modern, accessible, and affordable financial services they’ve long been seeking. Investment in the sector is booming too, with analysis from KPMG showing that UK fintech investment reached $37.3bn in 2021 – up sevenfold from 2020.

From a Tropical Island to FinTech: Interview with Ellen Cibula

The HackerNoon editorial team has launched this interview series with women in tech to celebrate their achievements and share their struggles. We need more women in technology, and by sharing stories, we can encourage many girls to follow their dreams. Share your story today!. Tell us about yourself!. Hi. I'm...

Fintech funding: Shaype raises $21.3M

Embedded finance platform provider Shaype has raised $21.3 million in a series C funding round led by investment firm Regal Fund Management. The platform provides single API access to services for card payments, know your customer, data insights and real-time transaction monitoring across payment channels, according to the Sydney-based fintech’s website. “Shaype is at the […]

VC Firm QED Acquires FinTech Executive Search Company

Global venture capital firm QED Investors is acquiring boutique search company Lingua Franca Search (LF Search), a startup specializing in placing FinTech and financial services professionals. Acquired for undisclosed terms, the purchase of LF Search aligns with QED’s investment strategy. The VC firm previously held a majority stake in LF...

Finix raises $30 million as fintech’s spotlight picks its sides

The cash tranche is significantly smaller than its extended Series B total, but Finix did include that new investors participated in the round, meaning this one is not an extension round, “thanks to the growth” that it has shown in the last six months. New and existing backers...