December 2022 Embedded Finance News

This edition includes news about Griffin, Metro and Walmart as well as insightful reads about EF strategy, Starbucks and Social Commerce.

Lars Markull
Lars Markull

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good start into 2023 and welcome to the second edition of Embedded Finance News. I was expecting December to be a quiet month but I was so wrong! See for yourself below.

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I have done a few changes compared to the first edition. Most importantly, I changed the structure and instead of splitting the type of news, I decided to split based on geographies. Initially, I was planning to add a personal comment to each news, but decided against it to keep a clean and easy to read structure.

Europe

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Contis retires its brand and becomes Solaris

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง KodyPay taps Adyen to offer embedded finance for the hospitality sector

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Griffin hires chief product officer and general counsel

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Solaris shakes up management board as it strives for profitability

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช METRO used BaaS to help their small business customers grow

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช pay33 partners with Swan and launch mobility card with a payment function

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Zimpler launches pay-by-bank invoice link

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italyโ€™s biggest neobank inks lucrative deal with Italian postal service

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mollie and Shieldpay collaborate on B2B payments

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Mangopay appoints Carlos Sanchez Arruti as CFO

North America

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Walmart fintech unit preps BNPL play

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Adam Neumann venture Flow picks Bond to power digital wallet

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Galileo releasees BNPL software for banks and fintechs and unveils direct deposit switch

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Mastercard teams with Marqeta on Instant Vendor Payments

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GlossGenius CEO answers 5 questions about Embedded Finance in SMB verticals

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Airwallex partners with TripActions for expenses

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MercadoLibre tests Business Payments on WhatsApp

Insightful reads

โ™Ÿ๏ธ Four Embedded Finance Strategies for Incumbents

๐Ÿ“ˆ Embedded lending market to exceed USD 32.5 bln by 2032

โ˜•๏ธ The Bank with a Bean Licence - a deep dive into Starbucks' Fintech menu

๐Ÿ›๏ธ How Does Embedded Finance Regulation Vary Worldwide?

๐Ÿ”Œ Why plug-and-play should be the new standard for embedded finance

๐Ÿ› Why Embedded Finance Could Transform Social Commerce๏ธ

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Lars launched Embedded Finance Review in December 2022. He is an independent Embedded Finance advisor and Fintech investor.