AskMyAdvisor launches Q&A Web Page Builder
Fintech SaaS Company AskMyAdvisor has launched its new Q&A Web Page Builder designed to help professional advisors address questions and needs from their top 25 clients and make instant connections to potential referrals, without having to set up in-person meetings. Developed by Brian Ouellette – retired financial advisor, SaaS developer, and founder of Pro Athlete Direct – AskMyAdvisor is a rapid Q&A Web Page Builder that allows professional advisors to create a personalised, Q&A web page where their top clients and referrals can ask questions, get second opinions, or inquire about retaining services.
Tier1 acquires Alessa, a compliance and financial crime prevention solution
Tier1 Financial Solutions (Toronto, Canada and New York, US), a leading provider of client relationship management solutions, has acquired Alessa, a compliance and financial crime prevention solution. The acquisition positions Tier1 to significantly grow its portfolio of solutions to meet its ambitious goal to digitally transform processes within organizations for greater client insights, revenue protection, regulatory compliance and AI-driven automation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
First fintech competition of the Caohejing Hi-Tech Carnival
The first fintech competition of the Caohejing Hi-Tech Carnival was held on January 13. The competition was hosted by the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group) and organised by the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development and the Shanghai Lingang Economic Development Group Asset Management, under the guidance of the Shanghai Office for the Promotion of Science and Technological Innovation, the Xuhui and Minhang Districts People’s Government and supported by Deutsche Bank. The winner was JINGZHI Netword Technology, second was Onchain Tech, FANHAN INFO, and HEXINFO, and third was MagicTrade Tech, NINGTON, Korange, AlphaInsight, and Meridian.
Drip puts through over US$1bn of cross-border trade through its platform
Drip Capital (Palo Alto, California, US) has financed over US$1bn of cross-border trade through its platform. The global fintech company provides working capital solutions to small and medium-sized importers in the US and exporters in emerging markets like India and Mexico. Pushkar Mukewar, co-founder and CEO of Drip Capital (above), said: “Our core focus has been to innovate and solve credit access problems for the export-import community. With the company crossing the US$1bn mark, we are confident about taking the business to new markets and continuing to bridge the trade finance gap for SMBs globally.”
Wells Fargo’s Canadian Direct Equipment Finance business sold
The Toronto-Dominion Bank has acquired the Wells Fargo’s Canadian Direct Equipment Finance business. TD hopes that the acquisition of Wells Fargo’s Canadian Direct Equipment Finance business will add scale and capabilities to its existing Canadian Equipment Financing business and expand its presence in core markets. Wells Fargo’s Canadian Direct Equipment Finance’s direct origination model is expected to allow TD to better serve a more diverse set of business customers in need of competitive equipment loans, leases, and customized financing services.
Gemini launch the Gemini Credit Card
Gemini (New York, US), a crypto exchange and custodian, has launched the Gemini Credit Card, a credit card with cryptocurrency rewards. The launch was accelerated by the acquisition of Blockrize, a fintech startup that has been building a credit card with cryptocurrency rewards. Card holders will be able to earn up to 3% back in bitcoin, or other cryptos, on every purchase they make with the Gemini Credit Card.
Tyler Winklevoss, CEO of Gemini, said: “The Gemini Credit Card will make it easier for any consumer to invest in bitcoin and other cryptos without changing their existing behavior. Rather than deciding how and when to buy crypto, customers can do so when making their everyday purchases. We’re excited to welcome the Blockrize team to Gemini and work together to continue to mainstream crypto.”
Trust Payments accelerates UK investment strategy
Trust Payments (London, UK) plans to accelerate its investment strategy in the UK with the support of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme. The scheme, aimed at creating jobs for talented young people typically straight out of higher education, is being adopted by the Trust Payments group in various locations across the UK to support the increased demand for fintech payments. Trust Payments, which provides merchants with a global unified payments system, said it has seen significant growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting business with new cashless payment options, including mobile, in-app and contactless payment options.
Voyager takes a voyage
Voyager Digital (New York, US), a publicly-traded, licensed crypto-asset broker that provides investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets, has listed the Elrond Gold Token on the Voyager platform. Steve Ehrlich, co-founder and CEO of Voyager, said: “The listing of our 56th token now offers US customers an easy way to invest in the Elrond Network. Investors will now have the ability to download the Voyager App, fund their account, and begin trading eGold within minutes. As Voyager’s growth accelerates, we will continue to expand our platform of the most exciting digital assets to invest in, with over 20 interest-bearing assets on the Voyager platform.”