FinanZero, Brazil’s leading credit marketplace, secures $4m

FinanZero, the premier online credit marketplace in Brazil, has recently announced a significant media-for-equity investment. The investment totals $4m and comes from the Brazilian fund 4Equity.


Newer payment options boost merchant satisfaction: study

The new kids on the payment methods block are the popular ones, according to findings in a recent study that polled a wide swath of U.S. merchants. Buy Now Pay Later, pay-by-bank and gift cards are driving higher levels of satisfaction among small businesses than more-established forms of payment such as debit and credit cards, according to J.D. Power‘s 2024 U.S. Merchant Services Satisfaction Study.


Banking’s Big Players are Fighting Back Against Challengers

Economist Impact and Temenos has found major European banks are either investing in fintech startups or building their own greenfield digital banks European banking giants are “fighting back” against the rising threat of platform players, neobanks and payment providers.


Dutch FinTech Finom raises €50m to bolster SME banking services

Finom, a challenger bank based in Europe and specifically tailored for SMEs and freelancers, has recently announced a substantial boost to its operations with a Series B equity funding round, raising a noteworthy €50m.