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Global FinTech News - ECB, Alipay, Klarna, Bunq, Covid-19

Although Financial Markets have surged again (unless you’re with Robinhood, who missed trading on the
Global FinTech News - ECB, Alipay, Klarna, Bunq, Covid-19
By Holland FinTech  • Issue #36 • View online
Although Financial Markets have surged again (unless you’re with Robinhood, who missed trading on the day of the biggest surge since 2009 due to a technical outage) since last week’s catastrophic drop - fears of the Covid-19 virus’s ongoing quest for global domination has the financial sector paying attention - and its regulators as well with the ECB issuing a letter to European banks ordering contingency plans to ensure business continuity in the event of a mass outbreak across Europe. The Coronavirus is not just affecting banks, but also the way in which the financial value chain operates, with FinTechs feeling the pain too. Despite it all - funding continues and the future is looking bright for FinTech VC Anthemis, raising 81.6 million Euro, and Lendio raising a further 55 million Euro.
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That’s all from us for now, but remember: Don’t panic, wash your hands and keep smiling! 
- The Holland FinTech Team

Highlights from last weeks news related to fintech
Highlights from last weeks news related to fintech
Is Fintech Ready For Coronavirus?
ECB tells banks to review business continuity plans over coronavirus
Alipay owner Ant Financial takes minority stake in Klarna
Fintech VC Anthemis secures €81.6M funding to focus on digital-savvy insurtech startups
Bunq have planted over 70,000 trees in just 3 months
$75M legal startup Atrium shuts down, lays off 100
The largest funding rounds we found from across the world
The largest funding rounds we found from across the world
Behavox Receives $100M (~€88.5M) Investment From Softbank Vision Fund 2
Lendio: $55 Million (~€50 Million)  Funding And $2 Billion (~€1.6 Billion) In Loans Facilitated
Goldman Sachs joined a $55 million (~€50 Million) funding round in South African FinTech startup Jumo
Fintech startup SMEcorner raises $30M (~€27M) from Paragon Partners, others
Public.com raises $15m (~€13.5m) with help of Will Smith and JJ Watt
BucksApp Launches with $2M (~€1.8M) in Funding
A selection of recent research reports and papers worth reading
A selection of recent research reports and papers worth reading
FT 1000: the fourth annual list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies
European Commission and OECD collaborate on global monitoring and analysis of Artificial Intelligence developments
2020 Fraud and Financial Crime Report
Shaping the future of payments
AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries
Digital Wallets to Represent Half of Global eCommerce Sales by 2023, According to 5th Annual Worldpay Global Payments Report
Background information and insights from opinion leaders and experts
Background information and insights from opinion leaders and experts
How can traditional banks compete against newer fintech players?
Robinhood suffers prolonged outage on the day the Dow enjoyed its biggest point gain since 2009
Coronavirus' business impact: Evolving perspective
A good FinTech founder aims to solve problems, not make money
Technology Is Powering Insurance Business Transformation
Visa is buying startup Plaid for key FinTech intersection
Connect with us at some of the upcoming events
Connect with us at some of the upcoming events
InsurTech Insights Europe 2020 - London, United Kingdom
Bank + FinTech - Berlin, Germany
Global Banking Innovation Forum & Expo - Prague, Czech Republic
AltFi London Summit - London, United Kingdom
FinTech Week - Copenhagen, Denmark
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