F|T: The FinTech Times – Teller clashes with Plaid

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Lendesk CFO relaunches own startup, raises funding from Quicken Loans parent company

Digital mortgage startup Edison Financial has raised an undisclosed seed round from Rock Holdings, the parent company of United States-based Quicken Loans.


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Catalyst Fund gets $15M from JP Morgan, UK Aid to back 30 EM FinTech startups

The Boston based accelerator provides mentorship and non-equity funding to early-stage tech ventures focused on driving financial inclusion in emerging and frontier markets.


BetaKit

Consumer peer-to-peer lending platform goPeer receives approval from securities regulators

Toronto-based goPeer, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for consumer loans, has received regulatory approval, allowing it to operate in Ontario and Quebec.


Visa just backed a payments startup that powers popular FinTech apps like Monzo and Revolut

Currencycloud sells payment software for banks and FinTech firms to process their international transactions.


TechCrunch

Teller raises $4M to take on Plaid in the US by providing API access to bank accounts

The FinTech startup quietly raised $4 million in seed capital from a slew of U.S. investor.


BetaKit

FrontFundr approved to bring crowdfunding platform to Ontario

FrontFundr, an equity crowdfunding platform, has received discretionary approval from the Ontario Securities Commission to operate in Ontario.


Belgian blockchain startup SettleMint raises €1.9 million to expand internationally

With its scalable low-code, infrastructure-agnostic solution, SettleMint is filling a gap for enterprise organizations that want to adopt and deploy blockchain.


UK FinTech scene sees record investment in 2019

FinTech firms in the UK attracted more capital and completed more deals than the rest of the top 10 European countries combined.


FinTech startup Upgrade Pack raises $5m seed round for travel rewards

The Richmond-based startup provides flight and hotel upgrades as part of a travel-focused rewards app by connecting directly to airline and hotel software.


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