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TransferWise is preparing to hire bankers for 2021 IPO

The Fintech unicorn TransferWise has decided to ask investment banks to pitch in the new year for roles on an impending initial public offering (IPO), Sky News reported.

TranferWise is waiving fees on $20,000,000 in donations to COVID-19 research

The cross-border payments unicorn TransferWise announced partnership with charities and organisations who are seeking to find, and distribute, a vaccine for COVID-19.

N26 eyes funding at $3.5B valuation

N26 is considering a fresh fundraising round next year, as the challenger bank eyes a valuation above $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said to Bloomberg.

TransferWise reports 70% revenue growth and a 4th straight year of profitability

Annual revenue at TransferWise grew to £302.6 million, the company. These results show a net profit after tax of £21.3 million for fiscal year ending March 2020.

Klarna is looking to raise $500 million and double valuation to $10bn

The Swedish fintech unicorn Klarna asked investors for a new round of funding. This one would set the company's value to $10 billion.

TransferWise hits $5bn valuation

TransferWise early investors sold some of their stakes in a $319 million secondary deal. With that, the value of the company was estimated at $5bn.

Revolut raises $80m in new funding as it extends Series D round to $580m

The challenger bank Revolut just announced that it has raised $80 million as part of its Series D round that it announced in February. This new funding comes from TSG Consumer Partners.

Robinhood raises another $320 M and achieves an $8.6 B valuation

Robinhood has managed to top up its Series F funding round with an extra $320 million, which brings its value to $8.6 billion.

Checkout.com closes $150m Series B round as it triples its valuation to $5.5bn

London-based payments startup Checkout.com has tripled its market valuation to $5.5 billion after banking a $150m Series B funding round and has remained profitable in the eight years since its foundation in 2012.
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N26 announced the appointment of Dr. Jan Kemper as CFO

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Chubb and Revolut announce partnership deal

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Monzo Bank founder Tom Blomfield is leaving the company

Tom Blomfield who co-founded Monzo Bank 2015, is leaving the digital bank, citing "challenges" from the pandemic, TechCrunch reported.

UK Government voted down BNPL regulation bill

70 MPs have decided to vote down a bill which was supposed to regulate buy now, pay later companies like Klarna, Laybuy and Clearpay.