Australian digital challenger bank Judo Bank announced late last week a $500m (~£250m) funding injection for lending to SMEs.
US payments company Stripe has led a $20m (£16m) funding round for Fast, a San Francisco-based platform that allows users to make speedy online transactions.
Just three months after being acquired by Visa for a whopping $5.3bn, open banking provider Plaid has expended into the Netherlands with a host of high profile partnerships.
The coronavirus will cause lending rates to rise which could create new opportunities for “sensible” investors, claimed Neil Faulkner, managing director of peer-to-peer research firm 4thWay.
Tandem Bank has confirmed that it has "secured a significant fundraise" and acquired a green lender, following a report that the challenger bank had raised £60m from investors including Qatar Investment Authority.