FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms
Nov23

FF Virtual Arena: AMLD5 and Crypto Firms

In today’s Virtual Arena we find out about the new regulation AMLD5 and its impact on the burgeoning Crypto industry. With new technologies like video chat and biometrics improving the onboarding process at an exponential pace, we get to hear from industry leaders Charlie Roberts from IDnow and Delphine Chen from...

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The Fundraising Rap-Up #8 October 2020
Nov02

The Fundraising Rap-Up #8 October 2020

We don’t miss a beat here at Fintech Finance, so let Lewis take you through October’s fintech fundraising news – from Arctic Wolf to Wirex!

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Wirex Achieves Record Crowdfund for Crypto Company, Raising Over £3.7 Million
Oct15

Wirex Achieves Record Crowdfund for Crypto Company, Raising Over £3.7 Million

Wirex, the next-gen payments platform sending waves through the fintech and crypto spaces, has raised £1 million in just 90 minutes and smashed its crowdfunding target by 370%. Nearly 7,000 investors from 94 countries took part to support Wirex on its mission to democratise access to cryptocurrency. Having closed their crowdfunding 15 days early, the amount raised makes Wirex the best performing crowdfunding campaign by a crypto...

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Wirex launches first phase of revolutionary product overhaul and Mastercard multicurrency card
Sep18

Wirex launches first phase of revolutionary product overhaul and Mastercard multicurrency card

Next-gen payments company Wirex fired a warning shot at competing platforms today with the launch of a comprehensive product overhaul and new card. The overhaul kicks off with the release of exciting features, including five new currencies and free foreign exchange. The company also announced the upcoming launch of their hotly-anticipated Wirex Mastercard card, along with an upgraded rewards programme. The first of a three-phase,...

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Wirex chooses Railsbank as new Visa card provider
Aug26

Wirex chooses Railsbank as new Visa card provider

Global payments platform Wirex has chosen leading open banking platform Railsbank to be its new Visa card issuer for its Asia-Pacific (APAC) customers. Railsbank is solely responsible for the card issuing service for Wirex’s rapidly-growing customer base in the Asia Pacific region. Existing Asia Pacific customers of Wirex Visa cards have been automatically migrated to the Railsbank technology platform, which means they can continue...

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Wirex USA takes next step in US expansion as it receives license from state of Georgia
Aug10

Wirex USA takes next step in US expansion as it receives license from state of Georgia

Leading payments company Wirex, announced today that it has received its first money transmission license in the US, from the State of Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. This license will allow them to engage in the business of money transmission serving the population of the state, and marks an important milestone in Wirex’s drive to offer their industry-leading services to the US population. The announcement comes after...

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Wirex Launches First Global Brand Campaign with New TV Ad
Aug04

Wirex Launches First Global Brand Campaign with New TV Ad

Just two weeks after becoming Mastercard’s first crypto-native principal member, pioneering payments platform Wirex have launched their first global TV brand campaign. The TV ad solidifies Wirex’s core message of empowering people to experience the benefits of a world where all currencies, crypto or fiat, are equal and accessible to all. Already a proven leader in their space with more than 3 million registered customers, the ad...

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FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews
Jul22

FF Virtual Arena: Reviewing Stu’s Reviews

In today’s Virtual Arena, Ali Paterson catches up with YouTuber Stuart Thomas of Stu’s Reviews to talk about his experiences reviewing UK challenger banks for Fintech Finance over the last year, payment races and having the most viewed videos on YouTube about Monzo, Starling, Revolut AND Curve ...

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Mastercard accelerates crypto card partner program, making it easier  for consumers to hold and activate cryptocurrencies
Jul20

Mastercard accelerates crypto card partner program, making it easier for consumers to hold and activate cryptocurrencies

Consumer interest and investment in digital currencies are growing, with research showing that up to 20 percent of the population of some countries are holding cryptocurrencies1, and an increasing number of merchants, digital players and financial institutions are exploring crypto payments. Aiding adoption and creating innovative experiences in the crypto space, Mastercard today announced the expansion of its cryptocurrency program,...

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Wirex announced that Harold Montgomery has joined the company as Managing Director of Wirex USA.
Jul16

Wirex announced that Harold Montgomery has joined the company as Managing Director of Wirex USA.

Founded in 2014, Wirex is a leading mobile payments platform that allows customers to buy, store, exchange or spend digital and traditional currencies. Having recently achieved 3 million customers across 130 countries around the world, and reaching profitability, today it announced its ambitious plans to expand into the US market later this year. “Harold brings over 20 years’ experience to Wirex USA – we are really excited to have him...

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Wirex applies for PS Act Licence in Singapore
May13

Wirex applies for PS Act Licence in Singapore

Leading payments platform, Wirex, is working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in order to acquire a licence under the new Payments Services (PS) Act. The licence will allow Wirex to continue to provide pioneering services in Singapore, including giving customers the opportunity to seamlessly buy, hold, exchange and spend over 150 traditional and cryptocurrencies using one easy-to-use app and travelcard. The news...

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Wirex achieves 3 million users and reaches profitability
Apr07

Wirex achieves 3 million users and reaches profitability

Wirex announced today that it has maintained 3 million registered customers in over 130 countries for its alternative banking services and has reached profitability. Founded in 2014, Wirex is a leading mobile payments platform that allows customers to buy, store, exchange or spend digital and traditional currencies. It was the first company in Europe to offer its clients debit cards linked to cryptocurrency accounts, enabling...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation
Mar23

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 3.02 – The Best Payment Conversation

In this extra special episode of The Paytech Show we have the top payment specialists in the world discussing the biggest payment issues we could think of. We sit our interviewees down in one big round table with Mastercard’s Mike Cowen, BPC’s Evgenia Loginova and Wirex’s CEO Pavel Mateev to hear their views from financial inclusion to consolidation. We also catch up with Monese’s CEO Norris Koppel and CEO of...

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Wirex Launches W-Pay
Sep18

Wirex Launches W-Pay

Wirex will announce on Tuesday at Japan’s biggest Fintech summit that it has significantly disrupted the global payments industry by successfully integrating a multi-asset off-chain liquidity network powered by smart contract technology, enabling ultra-low cost instant payments on a global scale. This means instant global multi-currency payment solutions, a fully-automated trustless blockchain environment for M2M payments with zero...

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Fintech Connect Live 2016: Pavel Matveev, Wirex
Jan16

Fintech Connect Live 2016: Pavel Matveev, Wirex

Pavel Matveev from Wirex speaks to us at Fintech Connect Live.

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