Alphabet-backed fintech GoCardless nears $1 billion valuation amid digital payments boom

Payments technology start-up GoCardless raised $95 million in an investment round that values it at $970 million.GoCardless plans to capitalize on an emerging trend in finance called “open banking” and expand into e-commerce.The firm is the latest in a spate of European start-ups to have raised substantial funding from U.S. investors.LONDON — British financial technology… Continue reading Alphabet-backed fintech GoCardless nears $1 billion valuation amid digital payments boom