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Check-it has partnered with freemium platform Nordigen to facilitate direct connection to bank accounts for their clientbase. Check-it is a Spain-based fintech firm that created a tool which enables its business users to manage all their cash-flows in one place, helping streamline accounting processes and stay on top of company funds. Created by accounting and tax experts, as weCheck-it chooses Nordigen as their open banking provider for bank aggregationCheck-it chooses Nordigen as their open banking provider for bank aggregationll as a software team specialising in process automation, Check-it was developed to be genuinely useful and solve existing pain points for their clients. 
As it does every month, Bank of America conducts a survey Global Fund Manager Survey of fund managers with nearly $900 billion AUM. Its results in the May edition seem very interesting, indicating the risks and actions of institutional investors. According to the survey Global Fund Manager Survey, investors appear to be hoarding cash as the outlook for global economic growth falls to an all-time low and fears of stagflation increase.
In3, a Dutch 'Buy-Now-Pay-Later' (BNPL) fintech has today announced a $85.3m Series B funding round from the British VC Force over Mass, U.S. institutional asset manager Waterfall Asset Management LLC and Dutch investor Finch Capital. Launched in 2018, in3 gives consumers the option to pay in 3 instalments without interest or other hidden costs. Current customers include Kwik Fit, EP, La Souris, Matt sleeps, Dekbed-Discounter among others. Today’s news follows their $11.1m series A round just two months ago in March 2022 and takes the total funding raised to $96.4m.
Given the long transaction lead times – the impact of food inflationary pressures on deal activity is yet to be seen in M&A activity – current processes are likely to be subject to greater scrutiny of the ability of sellers’ businesses to pass on cost increases. Overseas buyers accounted for 25.0% of deal transactions, down from around one third for 2021. Financial buyers held steady backing around one fifth of transactions with the shortfall made up by an increase in UK based corporate buyers to just over 50.0% of transactions.
Leading European digital investment platform Bitpanda announced that it has added hundreds of new fractionalised stocks and ETFs, crossing the 2,000 assets milestone. It’s a year ago that the fintech unicorn launched its Bitpanda Stocks product as a simple, affordable and safe way of investing in stocks and ETFs. Since then, Bitpanda has continuously expanded its asset selection, now offering its community the opportunity to invest in 2,000 digital assets of their choice, depending on their budget and risk appetite.
4Trans has chosen Nordigen as their open banking provider for quicker credit and fraud risk analysis. 4Trans is a logistics-focused fintech firm offering the fastest financing solution to truck drivers, giving them access to needed funds within minutes. It is the perfect option for on-the-go workers, allowing them to upload invoices electronically and receive an answer in real-time. The firm relies on their data-driven risk model and insurance to keep the service safe and secure. An emerging leader in SME financing in CEE, 4Trans empowers the potential of small businesses and frees their owners to focus on growing their business.

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