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Gideon Valkin launches $12 million fund to back Europe’s fintech Mafia

Gideon Valkin – formerly of Monzo, ClearScore and Entree Capital – has closed on a $12 million fintech venture fund, Adrena Ventures, and made his first investment in Nustom, an AI startup founded by Monzo’s co-founding CTO Jonas Templestein.

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Credit technology startup Abound moves into profit

British credit technology firm Abound has achieved profitability three years after its launch and is looking to double the size of its team in London from 65 to 130 this year.

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MAS lifts six-month IT ban on DBS

Singapore's central bank has lifted restrictions on non-essential IT services imposed on DBS Bank in the wake of a series of disruptive outages that hit the bank's payments and ATM services last year.

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Danish fintech Ageras raises €82m for acquisitions

Danish accounting software fintech Ageras is on the acquisition hunt after securing €82 million in funding.

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Monzo set to raise further £500 million

UK digital bank Monzo is reportedly putting the finishing touches to a new £500 million fund raise with support from Hedosophia, an early backer of Airbnb and Uber.

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HSBC and PayPal tackle quantum-safe cryptography in payments

HSBC and PayPal are among the founding member of a new working group investigating the adoption of quantum-safe cryptography in the payments industry.

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Sustainable development goals take G20 TechSprint centre stage

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Banco Central do Brasil have put sustainable finance at the centre of the latest G20 TechSprint hackathon competition.

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Stripe lets merchants accept stablecoins

After a six year hiatus, Stripe is returning to crypto, allowing merchants to accept stablecoins for online payments.

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NextGen Nordics 2024: Can behavioural biometrics fix fraud?

Moderating her second panel of the day - Fraud prevention and AML: the need for behavioural biometrics in this instant age - Finextra’s senior reporter Niamh Curran spoke to Megan Heald, senior project manager at NICE Actimize, John Sam-Kubam, senior vice president at Crown Agents Bank, Beju Shah, head of Nordic centre at the Bank of International Settlements, and Robert Woods, director international market planning and financial services SME at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions.

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Visa launches open banking with Tink in the US

Visa has launched open banking in the US, using technology from recently acquired Swedish vendor Tink.

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Splitit enables banks to offer in-checkout instalment payments

Card-linked instalment payments platform Splitit has launched FI-PayLater for banks and card issuers.

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Mastercard harnesses AI to take on scammers

Mastercard is tackling the growing threat of scams through the launch of an AI-based product suite and several cross-industry partnerships.