Plaid closes Series D funding round at $13.4bn valuation

Silicon Valley Startup Plaid has closed its first funding round since its $5.3bn takeover deal from Visa was left dead in the water. The financial API provider scooped $425m in fresh capital nearly three months to the day since its shelved acquisition.


Butter, a new ‘responsible BNPL’ Klarna rival, raises £15m

Butter, a London based fintech platform that started life as the UK’s first Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) travel agency, has just closed a £15m funding round. 


Landbay and Allica Bank strike £1bn funding partnership

Property-focused alternative lender Landbay and Allica Bank have launched a five-year partnership worth £1bn.


Stripe is the world’s most valuable fintech once more

Payment infrastructure provider Stripe has cemented its position as the world’s most valuable fintech following its Series H raise. The fintech raised $600m with a valuation of $95bn from a host of existing investors including Allianz X, Baillie Gifford, Sequoia Capital and Ireland’s National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA).