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Trouble at Temenos - TWIF UK & Europe (19/02)

The latest fintech news across the UK and Europe

Trouble at Temenos - TWIF UK & Europe (19/02)

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Funding πŸ’Έ

Highlights below of deals since the last post in the fintech space across the UK & Europe. Deal data powered by Dealroom.

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Financial management platform Finom raised a €50m Series B led by General Catalyst and Northzone.

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί SaaS spend management solution Xensam raised a $40m round from Expedition Growth Capital.

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Property finance solution Nordkap raised SEK 10m.

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Property crowdfunding marketplace Kameo raised a SEK 30m round from Incore Invest.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Payment orchestrator Navro (formerly Paytrix) raised a $14m Series A from Bain Capital, Motive Partners and Unusual Ventures.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Accounting startup FlowFi raised a $9m seed round led by Blumberg Capital.

🌍 AI powered Loan Origination System Cascading AI raised a $3.9m round.

🌍 Investment research AI solution Sibli raised a $4.5m seed round.

🌍 MENA Accounts receivable solution Kema raised a $2m pre-seed round led by SpeedInvest.

🌍 LATAM payment fintech Bold raised a $50m Series C led by General Atlantic.

β‚Ώ Wallet-as-a-service solution Fordefi raised a $10m seed extension round.

Challenger Banking πŸš€

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Revolut has launched an e-sim offering to help UK customers fight against data roaming bills. It also launched an anti-scam feature to decline payments it believes is part of a scam.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Investment app Nosso is shutting down.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Neobank Monzo has hit 9 million customers and is the 7th largest retail bank in the UK by that metric.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Virgin Money has taken full control of its digital wealth platform, buying out Abrdn for Β£20m.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Digital wealth app Wealthify has launched a savings all powered by ClearBank.

🌍 US consumers lost $10bn to fraud last year with investment scams nearly 50% of the losses.

🌍 Cash App has launched a high yield savings account offering up to 4.5%.

Digital Assets β‚Ώ

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί The ECB has said that it will only use European suppliers in its digital euro project.

🌍 The New York AG has expanded its lawsuit to seek $3bn rather than the original $1bn.

🌍 Treasury Secretary Yellen has called on Congress to provide legislation for stablecoin and digital assets.

🌍 Ripple is to acquire Standard Custody to secure a NY trust charter after it pulled out of acquiring Fortress last year.

🌍 Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks made 3% of its staff redundant as part of a restructuring.

🌍 RockWallet has acquired the customer base of crypto payment firm Wyre.

🌍 Coinbase reported strong fourth quarter earnings, with revenue +41% qoq.

🌍 JPMorgan has said that the OFAC can exert some control over Tether despite it not being a US entity.

Traditional Banking 🏦

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Commerzbank is working with Surecomp to automate its trade finance back office.

🌍 Engineers at ANZ Bank said they saw notable productivity boosts when using GitHub Copilot.

🌍 Customers of BofA have been hit with a data hack at one of the banks IT providers, Infosys McCamish Systems. The bank also partnered with Starbucks to launch a new loyalty offering.

🌍 PNC Bank is investing $1bn in its branch network to renovate and expand its locations.

🌍 Citigroup is monitoring the frequency of calls its private banks have with clients.

🌍 US Bank has partnered with Pagaya Technologies to power a secondary review for personal loans using the latters AI-powered credit decisioning.

Fintech Infrastructure 🚧

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Core banking provider Temenos was on the receiving end of a report alleging "accounting irregularities". Its stock plummeted on the news.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Identity platform Trulioo is to provide identity verification to EQ Bank.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Fraud prevention solution Accertify is to partner with UK retailer Asda.

Payments πŸ’°

πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Klarna has rolled out Sign-in With Klarna", the autofilling of consumer verification data to make the checkout process quicker.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ PSP reported $126m in losses, a 5x increase while revenue remained fairly stagnant at $246m.

πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Open banking payment provider Banked is partnering with FIS to offer pay-by-bank solutions.

🌍 Visa is allowing FIs to add virtual cards to employee digital wallets through a partnership with Conferma Pay.

🌍 Apple has enabled Apple Cash customers to create virtual card numbers with its new update.

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