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[ad_1] Every Wednesday, we delve into the latest fintech updates from across the UK. This week brings updates from Investing Reviews, Chetwood Financial, Moneyhub, Payhawk and LendingMetrics.‘Savings account’ and ‘mortgage help’ searches see a dramatic uptake Financial reviewing platform Investing Reviews has revealed that searches for ‘savings account’ increased by around 10 times the average in …

[ad_1] Stock and crypto investing app Robinhood has introduced a standalone self-custody cryptocurrency wallet – dubbed the Robinhood Wallet – in collaboration with Ethereum-scaling platform Polygon.The wallet supports Polygon as its first blockchain network. It gives customers total control of their crypto, allowing them to trade and swap crypto with no network fees, as well …

[ad_1] In The Fintech Times Bi-Weekly News Roundup sees Toqio bag €20million in funding, while Matteo Rizzi joins the Finnovating platform.Job movesSigFig, the US-based enterprise financial technology firm, has promoted Dan Mercurio to its chief revenue officer role. The company also recently added to its executive bench with the hiring of Amanda LaFerriere, chief product officer …

[ad_1] In the nearly two weeks since the Ethereum Merge took place, ~25 per cent of all blocks added to the network have been built by mev-boost relays that adhere to OFAC requirements, according to an analysis by Labrys, an Australian on-shore blockchain development agency. This means censoring Tornado Cash transactions and not allowing transactions …

[ad_1] As time passes, the potential growth for the metaverse is becoming clearer. Emerging reports and research results show that the growth of the metaverse could explode over the coming decade. Despite this, significant concerns regarding the negative environmental impact of the metaverse remain.In recent time the metaverse has become an increasingly spoken about topic, …

[ad_1] Social investment platform eToro and OpenPayd have forged a partnership to deliver embedded account infrastructure to eToro Money’s European customers.Banking as a service infrastructure provider OpenPayd will help eToro issue Euro virtual IBANs (International Bank Account Numbers), unique to each of its customers, and gives eToro access to SEPA Instant rails for the first …

[ad_1] Customers of Belvo will now be able to make and receive payments through its API with the open finance platform having received a payment initiation service provider (PISP) licence from the Central Bank of Brazil (Bacen).The license will enable the platform to offer Pix remittance services to its customers between accounts of different institutions.The …

[ad_1] Fintech Surge 2022, the MENA region’s leading finance and innovation conference, is back this October. The event will host innovators across digital banking, paytech, insurtech, regtech as well as wealth and asset management at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Taking place from 10 to 13 October 2022, Fintech Surge will cover significant gaps in current …

[ad_1] The Singapore-based payments company Thunes has committed to the sustainable business practices outlined in the United Nations Global Compact and EcoVadis environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.Established in 2000, the UN Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative promotes sustainable business practices in line with the UN sustainable development goals (UN SDG) on human rights, labour, environment …

[ad_1] Payment network Affirm has expanded its partnership with Amazon to Canada to provide shoppers with its buy now, pay later (BNPL) solution at checkout on Amazon.ca. It follows the launch of Affirm on Amazon.com last August.  Customers who select Affirm as a payment option during checkout on Amazon.ca go through a free soft credit …

[ad_1] Buy now, pay later (BNPL) customers are borrowing money to make their repayments leaving almost a third of Brits exposed to more debt and spending, warns HyperJar.The money-saving app has investigated Brits’ spending habits to identify that almost a fifth of Brits say their biggest debt comes from BNPL schemes. A figure that even rises …

[ad_1] Flutterwave, the African payments technology company, now offers the mobile payment service Google Pay as a payment option for its merchant customers.Google Pay will serve as an additional payment option for merchants on Flutterwave for business. It can be used to make contactless payments in store, and also payments in apps and online.Olugbenga ‘GB’ …

[ad_1] Coinsquare is set to buy rival CoinSmart in a deal worth around C$29million to establish the company as one of Canada’s largest crypto asset trading platforms.Following the acquisition and integration, CoinSmart will hold approximately 12 per cent ownership in Coinsquare on a pro-forma basis. The combined company has transacted more than $10billion since January …

[ad_1] Royal Park Partners, a corporate advisor to the fintech industry, is celebrating ‘industry-beating growth’ despite an overall global funding slowdown.Launched in 2019 by Aman Behzad, the company has boasted strong year-on-year growth, with revenue tripling from 2020 to 2021. It also says it is on track to double once again this year.Behzad, managing partner …

[ad_1] The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) have joined forces to support cross-border investment between the US and Japan.In order to ‘invigorate’ cross-border investment between the two countries and develop their capital markets, the two exchanges have agreed to work together in three key areas.The development of investment productsMarketing activities …

[ad_1] Reltime, the global web3 and metaverse fintech for good company, entered the important markets of Southern Africa through its strategic collaboration with Khumalo and Mabuya Chartered Accountants (KnM), a proudly pro pan-African financial services firm.Reltime Africa Pty. Ltd., South Africa is already rapidly rolling out Reltime’s solutions to the rest of Southern Africa. As …