EMEA Daily: Nord Security crosses $1 billion in funding

In today’s top news from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, NordVPN’s parent company, Nord Security, has raised $100 million, making it a unicorn. Additionally, Swiss payment company Arf has launched Arf Credit for Money Services Businesses (MSBs).

Zilch, Experian partner on customer accessibility

London-based Zilch’s partnership with Experian aims to exchange payment plan data reports under the UK’s Credit Reporting Act (CRA) and continues Zilch’s efforts to ensure the financial health of its customers. clients. The partnership with Experian allows Zilch to connect to the full database to determine how much its 2 million customers can afford.

NordVPN parent reaches unicorn status

Lithuanian cybersecurity company Nord Security, whose products include the popular NordVPN, has completed its first external fundraising and thus broke the billion-dollar valuation barrier. The round totaled $100 million, according to Nord, and will help the company bolster its 1,700-strong workforce and expand into new markets.

AgriTech Better Origin raises $16M for sustainable AI-powered farms

UK-based AgriTech company Better Origin has raised $16 million to hire staff to fill engineering, biology, marketing and operations roles. In addition, the latest cash injection will allow further development of products and technologies to contribute to the growth of the company.

Adyen adds Tap to Pay to iPhones by the end of 2022

Dutch payments group Adyen has partnered with Apple to bring Tap to Pay to iPhones for US customers later this year, allowing them to accept contactless payments on their mobile devices without adding additional hardware or payment terminals. payment. This innovation allows businesses to accept contactless payments using their iPhone XS or later and a supporting app.

Mastercard opens European tech hub in Dublin

Mastercard has opened “One South County”, its European technology hub in Dublin. The 138,210 square foot property allows Mastercard to accommodate more than 2,000 workers by 2025 as the payment technology company increases its workforce by 975 people.

Payments Network Arf launches an MSB credit offer

Swiss cross-border payments network Arf has launched Arf Credit, a product designed to provide instant working capital lines of credit to Money Services Businesses (MSBs). The company said the idea for the credit product came about when its founders noticed that most MSBs faced high pre-funding requirements and limited access to capital.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: WHY PATIENT PORTALS ARE BECOME TABLE TOPS FOR CONSUMERS

On: Patient portals have become a must-have for providers, so much so that 61% of patients interested in using the tools say they would choose a provider that offers one. For Accessing Healthcare: Easing Digital Frictions In The Patient Journey, a collaboration between PYMNTS and Experian Health, PYMNTS surveyed 2,333 consumers to learn how healthcare providers can ease digital pain points to improve care and satisfaction. patients.

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