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Here’s how HSBC’s international payments app Zing compares to Wise and Revolut

HSBC has launched a new product called Zing focused on international transfers to better compete with fintech companies like Wise (formerly TransferWise) and Revolut. Bloomberg wrote that the app was

Inside Brex and Ramp’s AI ambitions

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Solid banks $63M for easier deployment of embedded fintech products

By utilizing APIs and a few lines of code, Solid enables customers to embed fintech products and get them up-and-running quickly.

Richard Branson backs Lightyear as UK stock trading platform launches into Europe

Lightyear, a U.K. fintech startup that promises consumers commission-free trading on U.S. and European stocks, is officially extending into Europe from today. To power the expansion, which will see Li

These four iconic European founders plan to kick the asses of VCs who never started a company

Until recently, Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of Wise, and Sten Tamkivi, co-founder of Teleport, had banded together as a sort of “mini Angel brand” known as “Taavet+Sten.” Tamkivi has done arou

Zinc heads toward new $41M tech-for-good fund to back pre-team talent solving big problems

So-called “tech for good” accelerators addressing such worthy sounding subjects as ESGs and SDGs have appeared in the last few years. Some observers have dismissed these efforts as scalable only t

For remittances, crypto is still a problem looking for a solution

Are remittance payments really ripe for crypto disruption? And can DeFi help what a16z's state of crypto report calls the "huge part of the world [ … ] underserved by existing financial institutions

Wise (formerly TransferWise) confirms direct listing on the LSE in early July, reportedly at a $6B-$7B valuation

Following Wise’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to go public by way of a direct listing on the LSE, today the company made the news formal with a regulatory filing. The London-b

Owning the paycheck is the key to fintech success

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, Natasha and Danny, otherwise known as your two new favori

Wise announces plans to go public via direct listing

Wise, the fintech company formerly known as TransferWise, has announced that it wants to become a public company on the London Stock Exchange. Instead of following the traditional IPO route, Wise plan

Belvo, LatAm’s answer to Plaid, raises $43M to scale its API for financial services

Belvo, a Latin American startup which has built an open finance API platform, announced today it has raised $43 million in a Series A round of funding. A mix of Silicon Valley and Latin American-based

Google Pay US users can now send money to users in India and Singapore

Google Pay users in the U.S. can now send money to GPay users in India and Singapore, Google said on Tuesday, making its first push into the remittances market. The company has partnered with Western

Wise accuses former Brazil banking partner of smear campaign after ‘unfounded’ accusations of fraud

Wise, the London-headquartered company that made its name offering international money transfers and is reportedly planning an IPO, has accused its former banking partner in Brazil of a “smear c

TransferWise rebrands as Wise ahead of an expected IPO

“Ten years in, TransferWise is now Wise,” screams the press release that landed in my in-box late last week. The fintech giant, most recently valued by private investors at $5 billion, is

Wise raises another $12 million to double down on embedded business banking

Fintech startup Wise has raised a $12 million Series A round. The company offers business bank accounts with an interesting go-to-market strategy. Wise partners with other companies so that they can o

It takes more than a village

Where there is wireless connectivity, there is a way to improve lives. That’s why countless mobile-for-development programs designed to address health, education and economic issues have been floodi