Varengold Bank strikes new deal with Dutch online lending platform

Hamburg-based Varengold Bank has struck a €20m deal with Lender & Spender, a fintech lending platform based in Amsterdam.


Nucleus Commercial Finance secures £25m in funding

London-based SME lender Nucleus Commercial Finance has secured a £25m funding line which it says will support more SMEs through secured loans and property finance. The funding has been provided by Paragon Bank.


Fintech investment in Australia hits new high

Australia saw over $1.4bn raised by fintech companies in the country in 2019 across 38 deals, a new record, thanks to rising numbers of funding rounds above $100m, according to data from the FinTech Global.


Visa to acquire Plaid, the fintech powering Venmo and other banking apps, in $5.3 billion deal

Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid in a deal worth $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday.