barclays News of 10/25/20
(How To Fix) 5 Common UX Mistakes In Online Banking
Customer support is a huge part of a user’s experience, and one that every bank likes to say they’re great at. But there is a lot we can learn from the mistakes that U.K. banks have made. Based on his latest research report into the user ...
In The Shadow Of Amazon And Microsoft, Seattle Startups Are Having A Moment
Venture capital investment exploded across a number of geographies in 2019 despite the constant threat of an economic downturn. San Francisco, of course, remains the startup epicenter of the world, shutting out all other geographies when it comes to ...
Kid-Focused STEM Device Startup Kano Sees Layoffs As It Puts Disney E-Device On Ice
London-based STEM device maker Kano has confirmed it’s cutting a number of jobs which it claims is part of a restructuring effort to shift focus to “educational computing”. The job cuts — from 65 to 50 staff — were ...
Remitly Raises $220m To Expand From Money Transfers To Financial Services, Now At ~$1b Valuation
When it comes to financial services in emerging markets, remittances — people sending money to each other across international borders, often not to established bank accounts — continues to be one of the biggest, with the World Bank ...
Amazon, Reeling From Recent Regulatory Hurdles, Pumps $404m Into Its India Business
Following months-long intense regulatory setback in India, Amazon is moving back to spending big bucks to grow its business in the world’s second largest internet market. Amazon has infused Rs 2,999 crores ($404 million) in its India ...
Less Than 1 Year After Launching Its Corporate Card For Startups, Brex Eyes $2b Valuation
Brex , the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs, is raising millions in Series D funding less than a year after it launched, TechCrunch has learned. ...
OpenFin Raises $17 Million For Its OS For Finance
OpenFin , the company looking to provide the operating system for the financial services industry, has raised $17 million in funding through a Series C round led by Wells Fargo , with participation from Barclays and existing investors including ...
Brex, The Credit Card For Startups, Raises $100m Debt Round
Brex, widely known for its billboards littered across San Francisco, has secured a $100 million debt financing from Barclays Investment Bank . The company, which provides a corporate credit card designed specifically for startups, has ...
SimbaPay Launches Kenya To China Payment Service Via WeChat
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