French fintech startup Joko raises €1.6 million from Partech and others to bolster its loyalty program

French fintech startup Joko has raised 1.6 million euros in early-stage funding from Partech, Axeleo Capital, Lafayette Plug and Play and a number of unnamed angel investors to “reinvent loyalty cards”. Founded in 2018, the company says traditional and single-brand loyalty programs are outdated and no longer cater to millennials, which leads to disappointment and […]

London-based open banking startup Yapily raises $5.4 million

The UK’s enterprise fintech startup Yapily has landed $5.4 million in a funding round led by LocalGlobe and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, with participation from Taavet Hinrikus of TransferWise, Ott Kaukver of Twilio, and Roberto Nicastro, formerly of UniCredit. Yapily’s platform allows companies of all sizes to connect with retail banks using their open API required […]

Swedish fintech startup Open Payments raises €1.2 million

Exclusive: Stockholm-based open banking startup Open Payments has landed a €1.2 million funding round from Brightly Ventures, Luminar Ventures, and several business angels. The company plans to use the money to expand across the Nordics and, later, Europe. Open Payments has developed a platform that allows third-party developers to access various bank APIs in the […]

Danish fintech startup Spiir raises €5.2 million from a duo of banks to boost PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics

Danish fintech company Spiir, the company behind the eponymous personal finance management app as well as the Nordic API Gateway, has secured €5.2 million in fresh funding. Two of Scandinavia’s largest banks, DNB and Danske Bank, strategically invested jointly in the startup to attempt to building the leading PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics and make […]

German fintech startup NDGIT raises €4 million in Series A round

Open banking platform NDGIT has raised €4 million in Series A funding round led by Capnamic Ventures and PROfounders Capital. The Munich-based fintech startup develops APIs for the sharing of financial and customer data in compliance with PSD2 and open banking regulations. Its customers include banks like Hypothekarbank Lenzburg (Switzerland) and Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (Germany). […]

BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups

Spanish bank BBVA has launched an open banking platform by making its APIs publicly available. The BBVA API Market will release eight of the bank’s APIs to companies, startups, and developers to access and integrate customer data into their services, such as customer acquisition and loan origination. The open banking platform will comply with the […]