S&P Global Market Intelligence rounds up financial technology companies' recent product launches, partnership announcements and fundraising activity, as well as regulatory developments in the financial technology space. Please send tips to Rachel.Stone@spglobal.com. For more fintech news, click here.
Banking and lending
LendingTree Inc. integrated its credit application functionality with RouteOne LLC's credit integration system to provide indirect financing offers to consumers. The integration is expected to enhance LendingTree's automotive product offering.
Varo Money Inc. extended its partnership with Cardtronics PLC and its Allpoint Network to offer surcharge-free cash withdrawals.
Hargenant Global Ltd. selected a partnered service from Bottomline Technologies (de) Inc. and The Currency Cloud Ltd. for its cross-border payments.
Diebold Nixdorf Inc.'s DN Series self-service solution was deployed by Lebanon's BankMed SAL.
New Zealand's Windcave, formerly Payment Express, joined Discover Financial Services' global network in an effort to boost cardholder acceptance there.
Trading and investing
CME Group Inc. rolled out the first Shanghai Gold (USD) futures and Shanghai Gold (CNH) futures contracts on Oct. 14. The trades were executed by the Bank of China Ltd.
GeoWealth Management LLC added a series of models from Fidelity Investments to its model marketplace. The asset manager integrated the model into its turnkey asset management platform.