8 Fintech start-ups from around the world worth keeping an eye on

From blockchain solutions to payment platforms, Silicon Republic has rounded up some up-and-coming fintech start-ups from around the globe.

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Tookitaki
Anti-money laundering (AML) transaction monitoring software start-up Tookitaki was founded in Singapore by Jeeta Bandopadhyay (COO) and Abhishek Chatterjee (CEO). Together, Chatterjee and Bandopadhyay have developed an AI-powered regulatory compliance solution for financial institutions.

Loanitt
Loanitt, the start-up founded by Kilkenny natives John Duggan (CEO) and Padraig Nolan (COO), was a finalist in this year’s Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) Awards, run by Enterprise Ireland. The start-up is a new B2B credit intermediary with a cutting-edge technology platform that aims to streamline the credit application process.

Remitly
Another start-up recognised by the WEF is Remitly, a Seattle-based fintech that was valued at $1bn in July 2019 after raising $220m in equity and debt. This makes Remitly a major competitor for World Remit, which has a valuation around $900m. According to Crunchbase, Remitly has raised a total of $420m to date.

Co-founder and CEO Matt Oppenheimer set up the money transferring service after he spent time living in Asia and Africa and witnessed how inconvenient and expensive international money transfers were.

Oathello
Founded by Jennifer Hourihane in 2016, the original idea was for Oathello to be a legaltech company. After participating in the fintech cohort of the Barclays Techstars Accelerator, however, Hourihane realised that Oathello fit into many more categories that initially plannedOathello has developed a platform to accelerate the signing, execution and completion of documents online, when it is legally required for the movement of assets, debt, capital and transactional efficiency within the financial system.

Pip IT
Galway-based Pip IT is a fintech company on a “social impact” mission. The start-up has developed a secure and private online payment platform that helps migrants living and working around the world to pay bills and transfer money overseas at a fraction of the cost and time taken by the more traditional international payment providers.

UrbanFox
Co-founded in 2017 by Daniel Loftus, UrbanFox was set up to tackle fraud and cybercrime. UrbanFox helps large payment processors and companies that facilitate the transfer of money from a merchant site to a card or a bank, by detecting the occurrence of synthetic fraud.

Bitcub
Based in Galway, Bitcub is a blockchain platform specifically designed for community-focused financial organisations, such as credit unions, building societies, community development organisations and community-focused banks.

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