F|T: The FinTech Times – A special kind of cashback

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Following OSC approval, 3iQ files initial public offering for bitcoin fund(BETAKIT)

Three weeks after Toronto-based 3iQ received approval to launch its bitcoin investment fund, the company has filed its preliminary prospectus for that fund.


Digital For Good Summit gets real about the need for charities to adopt transformation(BETAKIT)

The Digital For Good Summit provided a clear message to charities regarding digital transformation: start small or start big, but you need to start.

Bunq launches metal card and plants a tree for every €100 spent(TECHCRUNCH)

While some banks offer a cashback program with premium cards, Bunq is offering a special kind of “cashback”.

FinTech startup Altruist raises $8.5 million(LABUSINESSJOURNAL)

The funds will be used to develop and launch the company’s flagship product, a fully integrated digital brokerage platform for financial advisers.

Koho adds National Bank and Drive as investors with $25 million CAD Series B extension(BETAKIT)

Koho has raised an additional $25 million in capital for its Series B round, from Drive Capital and National Bank of Canada, through its VC arm, NAventures.

Meet Pockit, the FinTech swiftly becoming the one-stop-shop for the unbanked(FORBES)

Pockit helps underserved and low-income U.K. customers manage their money with a bank account they can open in two to five minutes.

Argentine FinTech Ualá raises $150M led by Tencent and SoftBank(TECHCRUNCH)

Ualá, an Argentine personal finance management app, has raised a $150 million Series C led by Tencent and SoftBank’s Latin America-focused Innovation Fund.

Revolut is rolling out early account access ahead of Canadian launch(BETAKIT)

Revolut has begun rolling out early access to accounts for Canadian users. The move comes ahead of the challenger bank’s official launch within Canada.

Southeast Asia payments startup raises $52 million for expansion(BLOOMBERG)

Southeast Asian payments platform 2C2P Pte, which helps airlines, travel companies and online shopping malls handle payments from customers in the region, has raised $52 million.

Indian digital payments startup Paytm raises $1B in round led by T. Rowe Price(SILICONANGLE)

Indian digital payments startup Paytm has raised $1 billion in new funding as it heads toward a likely initial public offering within two to three years.

Anti-money laundering software startup TookiTaki raises $11.7 million in additional Series A funding(TECHCRUNCH)

The company is using the funding to enhance their anti-money laundering (AML) and reconciliation software, and to hire for its offices in the United States, Singapore and India.

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