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Global FinTech News - 19th of June

This week in Financial Technology: A week full of big names and big moves. First off - globally popul
Global FinTech News - 19th of June
By Holland FinTech  • Issue #51 • View online
This week in Financial Technology: A week full of big names and big moves. First off - globally popular and facebook owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp has launched its hotly anticipated payments functionality - choosing Brasil as its maiden market. What we like about this? the ability to link the feature to your regular accounts - no extra mobile wallets needed. Another big player found itself in hot water this week, as it was announced that Apple is under investigation by the European Commission for potentially anticompetitive behaviour in it’s Apple Pay platform and restricted access to NFC technology on it’s mobile devices. It wasn’t a pretty week either for transaction platforms VISA and MasterCard as the UK’s top court found them both in breach of antitrust laws regarding price collusion. This week in funding: all across the funding landscape we saw interesting deals taking place - with credit and security providers taking home the highest amounts - and in interesting turn for former investor darling neobank Monzo - who settled for 60 million GBP - which is still a good investment, but 40% less than they aspired to bring in. Take a look at these and more rounds in our funding roundup below! Want to make sure you stay on top of the global movement for diversity and anti-racism? Check out our analysis and opinion section for a great piece on white privilege in fintech. That’s all for now and wishing you a great and hopefully sunny summer weekend!
We sat down today with Maurits Zwart from Ebury to discuss the recent news from the FinTech sector, check it out here
Take a look at all things FinTech&COVID-19 on our resource page here.
- The Holland FinTech Team

Highlights from last weeks news related to fintech
Highlights from last weeks news related to fintech
WhatsApp Launches Payments In Brazil
Apple Pay under investigation by EU regulators
UK top court rules against Mastercard and Visa
Worldpay rolls out open banking hub
Payhawk partners with Visa to issue business cards with 0.50% exchange rates
The largest funding rounds we found from across the world
The largest funding rounds we found from across the world
A selection of recent research reports and papers worth reading
A selection of recent research reports and papers worth reading
2020 Digital Economy and Society Index
The state of North American retail wealth management
What Ethnic Diversity Efforts Can Apply from the Women in Fintech Movement
Cryptocurrency: Redefining the Future of Finance
Research: The Average Age of a Successful Startup Founder Is 45
The Remote Experience
Background information and insights from opinion leaders and experts
Background information and insights from opinion leaders and experts
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launches global study on Fintech and Covid-19
WhatsApp Payments - what's the big deal?
Fintech and White Privilege
Fintech and Smart Cities - a look to the future
Open Finance: one open banking stepping stone at a time
Sunshine Repairs: the Covid-19 ready fintechs
Connect with us at some of the upcoming events
Connect with us at some of the upcoming events
Flash Friday: Staying Ahead of the News - 26th of June
Fintech Insights July - 9th of July
Money20/20 Europe - 22nd of September
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