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Buckzy bags $14.5m in Series A despite fintech funding famine

A Canadian fintech raising funds in this market may sound farfetched, but it’s not maple leaf.

What could keep Dubai from becoming a cryptocurrency capital?

Dubai must tackle three major challenges to ensure its future as a global cryptocurrency hotbed: the risk of fraud, talent shortages and international competition.

Cover Genius bags $70m Series D amidst insurtech investment drop

Money seems to be drying out in the insurtech industry after the Covid-19 boom.

Klarna rival Tymit bags £23m round as BNPL industry keeps struggling

Late fees and a white label credit card are two of the things that make Tymit stand out in the increasingly crowded buy-now-pay-later market.

What fintech experts hate that you get wrong about embedded finance

Embedded finance is one of the most promising areas of fintech, but experts are tired of people getting things wrong about it.

Is this the end of buy-now-pay-later?

Analysts warn that the buy-now-pay-later industry only has a small window of time to save itself.

“Shoot now, pay later”: Fintech has become the latest gun control battleground

Fintech firms have found themselves at the centre of the US gun control debate.

Klarna CEO bullish despite tripling losses

The CEO of Klarna remains confident and takes a jab at rival Affirm as he reports that losses have tripled so far this year.

Tornado Cash ban is just the beginning: Regulators take aim at cryptocurrency mixers

Are cryptocurrency mixers inherently evil or are there actually good use cases for them?

Block lawsuit over cybersecurity incident is the latest setback for Jack Dorsey

Bock getting sued for failing to live up to its commitment to defend users’ privacy is another thing for Jack Dorsey to worry about

CTO Talk: Q&A with Andrey Korchak of Monite

Why Monite’s CTO doesn’t fear the fintech slowdown.

Have a taste of this: OakNorth boosts board with Gousto founder hire

OakNorth adds some special sauce to its board

FUEL bags €1.5m in funding as NFT bubble threatens to pop

Despite signs that the NFT bubble is about to bust, FUEL just bagged €1.5m to keep minting digital tokens

Covid-19 created a cybersecurity boom: The Ukraine crisis will see it grow

First it was Covid-19 and remote working, now the war in Ukraine is driving the cybersecurity boom.

in3 bags $11.1m Series A to provide BNPL with a difference: “We don’t want to put people in debt”

The buy-now-pay-later sector is getting crowded, but Dutch in3 believes it can compete thanks to its social responsibility-focused product.

The outlook for banking sector M&A in 2023

Alan Bainbridge and Albert Weatherill highlight key trends across the banking sector and share their insights on the forces shaping deal activity

Data privacy day: Interac, Dufrain, Yapily and ID Pal assess how businesses can ramp up protection of customer data

Data Privacy Day takes place annually on 28 January and is an international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data, enabling trust and promoting best practice. Douglas Blakey reports

Forter acquires Immue to enhance bot detection capabilities in wake of rampant attacks

Michael Reitblat, CEO and co-founder of Forter, tells RBI why the firm’s first acquisition is so significant

Think your workplace is safe from electronic intrusion? Think again

Roger Bescoby highlights the very real, and often unnoticed risk that financial services firms face from hidden devices and corporate sabotage

The key issues with data privacy and the cloud

For global organisations, the sharing of data across borders and facilitating collaboration across teams to best utilise the data their organisation holds, is becoming increasingly complicated, writes Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon