fintech 2019 News

Another Money Laundering Risk Seen Coming from Firms Providing Payment Services

As one avenue for money launderers is shut, another one may be opening. In Denmark, home to Danske Bank A/S, the authorities are now taking a closer look at companies that provide payment services. The worry is that the chain …

Brexit Makes It Harder for Fintech, Financial Services Firms to Recruit Top Talent: Report

Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said on Tuesday, threatening to slam the brakes on a 7 billion pound ($9 billion)growth sector just as EU states step …

U.S. Fintech Firm to Buy Worldpay for $35B in Biggest Ever Digital Payments Deal

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35 billion on Monday, with the U.S. financial services provider striking the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry. The financial technology sector is consolidating …

Ping An’s Share Buyback Can’t Recapture Its 2017 Fintech Glory Days: Opinion

Sometimes, boring can be a good thing. Ping An Insurance (Group) Co.’s buyback looks like an attempt to recapture its 2017 glory days, when a series of exciting fintech initiatives turned the Chinese insurer into a must-have stock. As those …

Singapore’s Grab Makes Foray into Insurance with Chubb as Provider: Opinion

After sending rival Uber Technologies Inc. packing from Singapore and other Southeast Asian markets, homegrown ride-hailing firm Grab Pte. has set itself a stiffer target. It wants to be a regional super-app. Think of it as a digital conglomerate that …

Allianz-Backed Fintech Startup N26 Raises New Funds for Push into U.S.

N26 GmbH, the German banking app that’s backed by billionaires Peter Thiel and Li Ka-shing, has raised new funds at a valuation of $2.7 billion, making the company one of Europe’s most valuable non-listed fintech startups. N26 received $300 million …