The majority of Vietnam’s population live in rural areas and often lack access to financial services because banks and other institutions open most of their physical locations in cities. MFast wants
Pockit, an app that offers financial services to people “underserved by traditional banks,” as the startup describes it, announced today that it raised $10 million in a funding round led b
The Fed’s initiative has opened up a window for innovation, the effects of which could be realized as early as next year.
Founded in 2014, Blossom Finance was first intended for Muslim entrepreneurs in the United States. The microfinancing platform connects investors with small businesses using mudarabah, a shariah-compl
These innovations rolled out with hype and momentum, but they ultimately failed to change the way the average person manages their money.
While 2022 was largely about the reset of the funding environment, 2023 will be a year of recalibration for fintech companies.
This FTX-branded Visa debit card will link directly to users’ accounts so people can pay for items and services with their crypto balance in FTX wallets.
It provides identity management and protection for financial services, banking and consumer apps.
Interest in alternative investments such as private equity, real estate and crypto continues to surge, and Miami-based fintech startup Allocations is riding the wave. Less than three years after its f
Fazz, the Southeast Asian digital financial services group created by the merger of Payfazz and Xfers, announced today that it has raised a total of $100 million in Series C funding. This includes $75
It always feels good to get paid, so it’s no surprise that a payroll model like earned wage access (EWA), which lets employees withdraw their accrued wages at any time, has exploded in popularity.
KKR & Co. is tokenizing a part of one of its private equity funds — a step that may provide institutional private market strategies to more individual investors.
Kippa, the Nigerian startup improving the lifecycle of small businesses across the country with its financial management and payments platform, has raised $8.4 million in an oversubscribed seed round.
In 2011, the Nigerian government launched a financial inclusion initiative and set a target to include 80% of the country’s adult population. Although only a target of 64% was met by the end of
If your business isn’t working, it’s critical to understand why and make adjustments — and that can mean letting your runway get dangerously low or making difficult choices about preserving capi
Kuda, the challenger bank based in Nigeria and the U.K., has joined the ranks of tech companies in Africa that are pruning their workforce. The news of the layoffs, which was first disclosed to TechCr
Block’s (formerly known as Square) Cash App is now letting users make payments on e-commerce sites outside the Square network. Until now, users could only make payments using Cash App Pay on Squ
As long as infrastructure providers are able to specialize to address the pain points of their customers, they can be an asset to any market they serve.
By utilizing APIs and a few lines of code, Solid enables customers to embed fintech products and get them up-and-running quickly.
In 2015, the emergence of fintechs such as Flutterwave and Paystack changed the game for online businesses in Africa by making it easier to integrate payments into customer interfaces without building