Fintech & Payments💰News around the World 🗺 – 10th July 2021

Weekly collaboration between the ‘Fintech & Payments’ and the ‘Tech news around the World’ clubs on Clubhouse.

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✳️ Moderators:
James (@26Left), Monica (@Jasuja) for Fintech & Payments (@fintechpaymnts)
Tyler (@steepdecline) & Kal (@KalPatel) for Tech News around the World (@tnatw)

🤓 Headline summary – thank you to all contributors!

1@26LeftEU Commission clears acquisition of joint control of P27 NPP and Bankgirot by six Nordic banksEurope
2@JasujaFintech firm Pine Labs closes $600 mn fundraise, eyes IPO in 18 monthsIndia
3@steepdeclineVisa is partnering with over 50 crypto companies to allow clients to spend and convert digital currenciesGlobal
4@JeniusLinkBanque de France and MAS experiment on cross-border payments using CBDCSingapore/ France
5@FintechPaymntsSquare to build hardware wallet for Bitcoin, Jack Dorsey confirmsGlobal
6@DjariSarahBNPL: The Times They Are a-Changin’ for Credit CardsCanada
7@BenTristem#Bitcoin mining is now easier and more profitable as algorithm adjusts after #China crackdownGlobal
8@BenTristem‘Let’s have THE talk:’ Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk’s crypto chat could be their first public appearance togetherGlobal
9@Renjithr2081Juni, a neobank that is built specifically for companies selling online, has closed a Series A of $21.5 million, 12 weeks after opening businessEurope
10@Renjithr2081Two top executives call it quits at IPO-bound PaytmIndia
11@MbwanaAfrica-focused KYC startup Smile Identity raises $7m Series A funding roundAfrica
12@Lavina_rrAfrica Fintech Start-up Growth: Nigeria Dominates in ‘Big Three’ MarketsAfrica
13@SameerTheSeekerRazorpay partners with Mastercard to launch ‘MandateHQ’ for recurring paymentsIndia
14@SameerTheSeekerCryptocurrency bill to be passed soon? Here’s what Nirmala Sitharaman has to sayIndia

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  • 20:00 ET / 01:00 UK – Madison (@MadisonL) hosts a weekly panel on Women in Fintech & Financial services. This event is open to women and male allies and is in partnership with the Women in Fintech club on Clubhouse, which Madison founded.


  • 19:00 UK – Olivia (@OliviaSegsworth) & Patrick (@PatrickSayers) host a weekly show focused on Young Professionals (#YoPros) working in or looking to join the Fintech & Payments industries.


  • 11:00 PT / 19:00 UK – Samantha (@Samantha) and Lara host the F&P Women in Payments Power Hour – ask Samantha and Lara anything! Samantha is the founder of the Leading Women Club on Clubhouse.


  • 16:30 UK / 21:00 IST – Monica (@Jasuja) hosts a series exploring the evolution of Fintech in India and Asia-Pacific
  • 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET – Sophie (@SophieGuibaud) hosts #BeyondFintech, exploring how the world’s biggest brands are embedding fintech.




  • 17:00 UK / 19:00 Riyadh – James (@26Left) hosts a weekly series exploring the development of Fintech & Payments across the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries, and the broader Middle East & North Africa (MENA).


  • 12:00 (noon) UK – James (@26Left) hosts the F&P #SundaySurgery – our resident agony uncle taking your questions and perspectives on the week’s news.