Fintech funding round-up: 23 January 2017

Want to save some time but be in the know of the latest funding initiatives in the fintech space? Then read on. Featuring Habito, Dwolla and H2 Ventures.

Dwolla docked dollars for its data security

US payments start-up Dwolla has been fined $100,000 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for its data security. Data security issues included: “Use appropriate measures to identify reasonably foreseeable security risks; ensure that employees who have access to or handle consumer information received adequate training and guidance about security risks; use encryption technologies to […]

CME inks post-trade deal with Dwolla

Derivatives exchange CME has signed a commercial agreement with Dwolla, a bank transfer platform. The arrangement will use Dwolla’s real-time architecture to support on demand payment clearing and settlement services. It is intended to streamline payment operations for CME Clearing members. “With its established customers and proven real-time systems, Dwolla’s technology provides CME Group with […]

Financial services disruption – why I’m backing the banks

For banks, a race to remain relevant is on. In the past few weeks, Lloyds Banking Group has announced its intention to double-down on digital banking, closing branches and cutting costs. In the US, BBVA Compass announced that its agreement with startup Dwolla to offer real-time payment facilities to customers makes it the first mainstream bank to open its technology platform to digital developers like Dwolla