Category: News


Global fintech M&A round-up Q1 2021

April 2, 2021

Via: FinTech Futures

Whilst some big deals announced last year never came to fruition in these early months – including Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, and crowdfunding platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs – plenty of other deals emerged to take their place. Here’s […]

Activity, News, Retail Banking

Revolut withholds $90,000 from investment manager with “no real response” for months

March 31, 2021

Via: FinTech Futures

In this exclusive investigative feature, the investment manager, who wishes to be referred to simply as Mr. Chen, tells FinTech Futures about his battle to receive the $90,000, which only became available to him on the eve of 26 March […]

News, Regulations

Saudi Arabia plans new SME bank to underpin local funding

February 19, 2021

Via: FinTech Futures

The new bank, dubbed The Bank of Small and Medium Enterprises, will fill local funding gaps. “The SMEs Bank brings together all financing solutions under one umbrella,” says the Saudi Ministry of Commerce. It adds the bank gives SMEs access […]

News, Regulations, Retail Banking

USAA Federal Savings Bank nabs new risk head from Citigroup

February 10, 2021

Via: FinTech Futures

The San Antonio-based firm has also promoted from within. It’s moved former head of retail banking, Paul Vincent, to a new role as head of its banking unit. “USAA is adding a highly talented risk professional with two decades of […]

News, Regulations

The Top 500 Banking Brands 2021

February 1, 2021

Via: The Banker

The global pandemic has taken its toll on brand value in the global banking industry, with the total valuation of The Banker/Brand Finance’s Top 500 Banking Brands 2021 ranking falling by 4.2%, to $1.27tn. This is the first time in […]