F|T: The FinTech Times – 2019’s British FinTech boom

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Digital Finance Institute names Canada’s top 50 FinTech companies for 2019

The Digital Finance Institute has released its top 50 FinTech companies in Canada for 2019.



TechCrunch

Banking startup N26 raises another $170 million at $3.5 billion valuation

While it’s technically structured as a new round, the company considers the new funding as an extension of the Series D round.


FinTech start-up Curve valued at $250M after $55M investment

While Curve offers a range of features that are similar to those we see many challenger banks offering, it does not require users to set up a current account.


BetaKit

Rob Maurin wants to replicate Wave’s success at Plooto

“Plooto really impressed me in being disciplined in its processes and clear on what they were looking for.”


TechCrunch

Raisin picks up $28M backing from Goldman Sachs for its savings and investment marketplace

Raisin, the FinTech startup that offers a pan-European marketplace for savings and investment products, has picked up additional funding.


BetaKit

Mogo, League partner for health insurance fraud protection solution

Vancouver-based FinTech Mogo and Toronto-based digital benefits platform League are teaming up to bring identity fraud protection to League users.


MyMoneyMantra raises ₹104 crore from Vaalon Cap

Europe’s Vaalon Capital has picked up a minority stake in New Delhi-based MyMoneyMantra (MMM) for ₹104 crore, a senior company executive said in an interview.


TechCrunch

Billie raises €30M for its B2B invoicing and payments platform

Billie, the Berlin-based fintech startup that offers a B2B invoicing and payments platform, has raised €30 million in Series B funding.


BetaKit

Flybits secures $45 million CAD Series C for context-as-a-service platform

Toronto-based Flybits, a context-as-a-service platform for mobile apps, has closed a $45 million CAD ($35 million USD) Series C round.


Why FinTech companies keep launching their own banking products

Why are robo-advisors and other FinTech companies bothering with savings accounts? And what do they have to gain?


British FinTech booms as 2019 set to be a record year for UK investment

The UK’s standout fintech sector has once again broken records, hitting a new high of $2.9bn (£2.3bn) in funding in the first six months of 2019.


TechCrunch

Haus, the real estate startup founded by Garrett Camp, raises $7.1M

Haus, a startup aiming to make home ownership more affordable and flexible, is announcing that it has raised $7.1 million in new funding.


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