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Nordic Fintech Pleo Welcomes New CFO, Increasing Hope for Potential IPO

Recent moves at Pleo, including the appointment of a new CFO, have sparked speculation about a potential IPO, driving expectations for a valuation surge beyond the current $4.7 billion mark as of August 2023.  European fintech company Pleo has welcomed a new chief financial officer to expand its executive team and bolster its business offerings, CNBC reported Wednesday.  According to the report, Pleo, known for offering simplified expense management and smart company cards to make payments...

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Circle: 51% of Consumers Latin America Use Digital Assets for Purchases

Latin America has identified that regulated, blockchain-based financial services will soon be the order of the day. The world of finance, as we have it today, has changed drastically, and stablecoins and tokenized data may be at the center of this change. So much so, that what used to be a difficult task for businesses and private individuals, especially in international payments and settlements, has now become significantly easier. For clarity, transactions worth over $7 trillion were...

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British Payment Firm SumUp Secures $307M in Funding Round for Global Expansion

Currently valued at $8.6 billion after its £590 million ($624 million) investment round last year, SumUp stands strong in private markets with no immediate plans for an initial public offering. London-based financial services company SumUp has secured £285 million worth approximately $307 million in its latest funding round to expand its business offerings to other parts of the world outside the United Kingdom. The company has already established its presence in other financial markets...

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Mastercard Partners with Feedzai to Leverage AI Tech to Detect and Tackle Crypto Fraud

Mastercard’s partnership with Feedzai aims to address concerns around crypto fraud and money laundering by leveraging artificial intelligence to differentiate between legitimate and fraudulent transactions. Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is strengthening its efforts to identify and prevent fraud associated with crypto exchanges. In an exclusive statement to CNBC, the company revealed a partnership with Feedzai, a regulatory technology platform leveraging artificial intelligence to combat online...

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Fintech Startup Fnality Raises $95M in Funding Led by Goldman and BNP Paribas

With the recently secured Series B funding, Fnality is poised to continue its pioneering work in the tokenization of fiat currencies backed by Central Bank cash. Fnality, a fintech firm focused on building tokenized versions of major currencies collateralized by cash held at central banks, has successfully secured $95 million in its Series B funding round, with major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and BNP Paribas SA (EPA: BNP) leading the investment....

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Klarna Forms UK Holding Company in Preparation for IPO

Klarna has established itself as a major player in the European payments industry, with a valuation of $6.7 billion. Klarna, a renowned fintech startup based in Stockholm, Sweden, has embarked on a significant corporate restructuring by establishing a holding company in the United Kingdom, signifying its intentions for a potential Initial Public Offering (IPO). Klarna and the Corporate Restructuring: Is IPO Close? Klarna’s spokesperson confirmed to CNBC that the establishment of the...

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Klarna Launches AI Tool to Help Users Identify Items for Purchase

The tool will use AI to provide users with information on goods around them through the Klarna app by simply pointing their phones at items. Swedish fintech startup Klarna has launched an image recognition tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Using AI, Klarna wants to help people identify goods they would like to purchase. The new AI feature on the Klarna app allows users to point their phones at products to find information about similar items via the Klarna app. Klarna launched...

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Crypto.com Teams Up with PayPal and Paxos to Boost PYUSD Position

Despite entering the list of approved digital assets, PayPal’s PYUSD stablecoin may not experience the instantaneous adoption initially anticipated following the launch.  Crypto.com, a Singapore-based digital assets trading platform, has formed a strategic alliance with PayPal and Paxos to strengthen its global standing as the preferred exchange for the PayPal stablecoin PYUSD. The move builds on the existing business relationship between PayPal and Crypto.com, enabling users to fund their...

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