Join us for a live Q&A with Plaid CEO Zach Perret June 18th at 10 am PT/1 pm ET – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Extra Crunch Live, ’s chat series for Extra Crunch members, is tacking towards founders after bringing on a host of investors: on Thursday, June 18, Plaid CEO Zach Perret will join us for a conversation. Plaid, known for APIs that connect fintech applications with users’ bank accounts, came to prominence in late 2018 when…

iBanFirst raises $23.8 million for its borderless financial services – TechCrunch

[ad_1] French startup iBanFirst has raised a $23.8 million (€21 million) Series C round from Elaia and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund. Previous investors include Serena, Breega and Xavier Niel. iBanFirst lets you pay suppliers and get paid by clients all around the world in dozens of currencies. iBanFirst was in the process of raising its…

BlackRock backs Trustly, bank transfer payments platform now valued at over $1B – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Online payments are often synonymous with card payments, but today a startup that’s built a profitable alternative, based around making and taking payments by way of a bank transfer, is announcing a round of funding amid a surge of growth. Trustly, a startup from Sweden that has built a platform to make it as…

Challenger bank Bnext revamps rewards for purchases in partner stores – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Spanish startup Bnext is revamping its cashback program so that you can buy from partner stores directly from the Bnext app and get some money back. The company has partnered with Button and the feature is available as an open beta. Traditional cashback portals are a bit clunky. When you find an offer that…

Southeast Asian lending platform Validus raises $20 million for its Series B+ round – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Small- to medium-sized businesses are one of the most important parts of Southeast Asia’s economy, but many have trouble securing growth capital from traditional financial institutions. Validus wants to fix the financing gap with its peer-to-peer lending platform, which connects accredited lenders with SMEs. The Singapore-based startup announced today that it has raised $20…

Bunq lets you create joint accounts with non-Bunq Premium users – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Challenger bank Bunq has revamped joint accounts to give you more flexibility. If you’re a premium users (ie not just a Bunq Travel customer), you can create a sub-account with someone else who’s not a premium user for €2.99 per month. Bunq also lets you create multiple sub-accounts, meaning that you can have an…