Fintech Forward: Global Insights - Issue #445 December 7th, 2023

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This edition of FinTech Weekly presents a compelling overview of the fintech sector's rapid adaptation and expansion amidst global financial changes. From the U.S. Treasury's groundbreaking proposal to regulate the international cryptocurrency market to Itau Unibanco's bold entry into crypto trading in Brazil, the narrative of financial innovation unfolds. We spotlight Singapore Airlines' Kris+ leveraging Airwallex for Australian expansion, illustrating fintech's role in enhancing lifestyle rewards. Dublin's NomuPay's strategic acquisition of Total Processing showcases a commitment to simplify global payment processes. Additionally, the rise of fintech unicorns underscores the sector's explosive growth and user-centric approach. SSV Capital's innovative ventures into fintech and proptech, including the noteworthy SmartPay launch, further signal the industry's dynamic evolution. Each story collectively paints a picture of an industry at the forefront of technological adoption, reshaping how we interact with financial services on a global scale. This and much more in this number of FinTech Weekly: discover top fintech news and events and stay ahead of the competition!

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    Ankur Ghosh, CEO of SSV Capital, outlines the company's significant progress, including the London Stock Exchange listing and the upcoming soft launch of SmartPay at the House of Commons. Highlighting SSV's expansion into global proptech and the creation of a £50 million fund in Luxembourg, Ghosh emphasizes the firm's commitment to open banking and innovative solutions. The fund, leveraging Luxembourg's investment-friendly environment, aims to integrate cross-border payments with SmartPay, merging fintech and proptech initiatives.


    Kris+ by Singapore Airlines collaborates with global fintech Airwallex to expand its lifestyle reward app for KrisFlyer members in Australia. Leveraging Airwallex's payment solutions, Kris+ aims to enrich its app, offering seamless transactions and rewards for users in dining, retail, and entertainment. The partnership underscores Airwallex's commitment to supporting local and international businesses in Australia, with Kris+ poised to capitalize on the increasing travel and consumer activities in Melbourne and Sydney.

    Dublin-based fintech NomuPay acquires UK's Total Processing for an estimated $35 million, bolstering its payment services across continents. Funded by a recent $53.6m raise, NomuPay's move, post acquiring Wirecard assets, aims at penetrating markets in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Turkey. Total Processing, known for handling complex payment processes with over 198 methods, complements NomuPay's mission to simplify global payment networks and enhance customer-focused solutions in the payments industry.