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Uber Dives in Payments and Financial Services Market with Uber Money

Ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies Inc. plans to foray into the payments and financial services market. Citing a massive opportunity in this sector, Uber announced a new division called Uber Money catering to the company’s debit and credit card offerings along with digital wallet facilities.Uber Money will first focus on providing services to its fleet of 4 million drivers and couriers across the globe. Peter Hazlehurst, the head of Uber Money said that the drivers will get a mobile bank...

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PayPal Reports 19% Growth with $4.38 Billion Revenue in 2019 Third Quarter

PayPal Holdings Inc. has announced its earned figures in its quarterly report for the third quarter, showing a notable increase in the company’s volume of total payment. According to its report, the company pulled in a $4.38 billion revenue, representing a 19% increase.Furthermore, the company’s earnings per share also increased, going higher than the proposed estimate by market analysts. Experts had estimated a 52 cents per share earnings but PayPal surpassed this, hitting 61 cents which is...

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Revolut Officially Begins Business in Singapore after Long Beta Testing Period

Revolut, the popular fintech startup and challenger bank based in London, has announced that it will be officially expanding its services to Singapore, allowing citizens to enjoy numerous options already being used by the company’s customers in Europe. This news follows a long period of beta testing in Singapore where Revolut already has about 30,000 customers.Now, all residents in Singapore can easily open an account online and take advantage of Revolut’s travel debit card which now supports...

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TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Join Forces to Develop Cross-Carrier Blockchain Solutions

TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Corp. have announced their collaboration in an effort to transform the industry of telecommunications. The companies will work on developing cross-carrier blockchain solutions, offering new services to telecom carriers and their clients, and promoting advanced business models.TBCASoft is a US-based startup company that focuses on developing technologies especially for the sector of telecommunications. Founded in 2016, the company received funding from SoftBank, and...

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Luge Capital FinTech-focused VC Fund Valued at $85 Million after Recent Funding

Canada-based Luge Capital has recently secured fresh funding for its fintech-focused venture capital (VC) fund. Luge recently secured $10 million funding from iA Financial Group and BDC Capital which takes its fund value to $85 million. iA Financial Group is Canada’s giant financial services company with over $187 billion of assets under management. On the other hand, BDC Capital manages over $3 billion in funds as AUM.Headquartered in Toronto and Montreal, Luge Capital invests in early-stage...

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Revolut Partners With Mastercard for Debit Card Issuance in the U.S.

Revolut Ltd, the financial technology and financial institution based in London, has entered an official partnership with Mastercard which will see the card giant handling all of Revolut’s debit cards when it launches in the United States before the year runs out.According to an official press release, MasterCard will not only handle Revolut’s cards in the U.S., but will also run at least 50 percent of all Revolut cards in all of Europe, including existing and future cards. Reportedly, this...

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TransferWise Gets Operating License in the UAE, Set to Start Operations in 2020

Premier money transfer startup TransferWise is set to begin operations in 2020 after obtaining a an operating license in the United Arab Emirates. Local sources in the Emirates report that the fintech startup announced this a few hours ago and that the company intends to start business in the middle east starting from the UAE in 2020.In what comes as a series of successes for the company, TransferWise has been competing in the marketplaces that belong to global money transfer giants such as...

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G7 Says that Bitcoin Failed but Libra Poses Threat to Financial Stability

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday that Paris, Rome, and Berlin will join together in the effort of blocking Facebook’s new digital currency Libra in Europe.This is not the first time Le Maire is showing his hate towards cryptocurrencies. Last month, when he spoke about Libra, he said that this kind of technology, developed by the social media giant “causes serious concerns and therefore its operation cannot be authorized for use on European soil.”He added that the Libra...

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Galileo Financial Raises $77 million after 19 Years in the Making

Photo: Galileo Financial Technologies / YouTubeA gentleman named Clay Wilkes had already decided to retire and enjoy his late years when he changed his mind – he’d rather not to. In 2000 this amazing entrepreneur launched Galileo Financial Services and already then realized the growing demand for better integration between and financial institutions and secondary services.19 years later, what his company does exactly that is the back-office connections with financial institutions and, boy,...

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Bank of America Tests Ripple’s DLT but Has No Plans to Use XRP Yet

Bank of America, one of the most prominent banks in the United States, has taken a bold step by adopting Blockchain technology after testing out Ripple’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in its banking system and appears to be ready to go a bit further with the implementation of the technology.Bank of America’s commitment to Ripple might just stir the storm for other banks too. This development of the course has been in process for a long while and is by no means sudden. Last year in...

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