Pleo secures unicorn status with $150m Series C fundraise

Expense management platform Pleo has joined the ranks of newly-minted unicorns such as Zego and Deel, following a new fundraise valuing the company at $1.7bn.


Smart bags £165m in round led by Starling and Klarna backer Chrysalis Investments

Retirement-focused fintech Smart has today closed a £165m Series D funding round, which includes £110m of primary and £55m of secondary equity.


Visa makes another Open Banking grab with €1.8bn purchase of Tink

Visa is snapping up Swedish Open Banking platform Tink for €1.8bn. Tink, founded in 2012, is a leading fintech in Europe which focuses on Open Banking, a disruptive market which has been growing at breakneck speed in recent years.


Polish fintech Booste raises €12m, sets sights on UK expansion

Poland-based fintech Booste, which provides revenue-based financing to e-commerce companies, has raised a €12m Series A funding round.