Bank Hapoalim Photo: Eyal Fisher Hapoalim to distribute first dividend since 2018

Hapoalim will distribute a dividend of NIS 618 million on 2020's profits - the maximum amount allowed by the Bank of Israel.

Anath Levin  credit: Rami Zarnegar "The big question is where government money will go"

Surveying the investment landscape, BlackRock Israel head Anath Levin says spending on programs that produce growth can mitigate inflation fears.

Fireblocks founders Idan Ofrat, Michael Shaulov, and Pavel Berengoltz  credit: PR Crypto platform Fireblocks raises $310m at $2.2b valuation

The valuation is three times as high as in Fireblocks' previous raise in March.

Dave Lubetzky  credit :Ilan Besor ISA raids IBI offices

Market sources believe the raid is in connection with IBI's purchase of shares in Halman Aldubi just before bids were made to acquire it.

At-Bay founders Rotem Iram and Roman Itskovich  credit: At-Bay Insurtech co At-Bay reaches unicorn status in $185m raise

At-Bay, which combines cyber insurance and cybersecurity, was valued at $1.35 billion, post-money - up fourfold in seven months..

Alfred Akirov  credit: Eyal Izhar Akirov nears maximum stake in Clal Insurance

Alfred Akirov's Alrov Properties & Holdings now holds 13.2% of Clal Insurance. The regulator currently allows a maximum holding of 15%.

Menorah Mivtachim  PR Menorah Mivtachim, int'l cos scout Israeli insurtech

Selected insurtech startups will participate in IBM's Alpha Zone accelerator program.

Payoneer IPO Photo: Nasdaq Payoneer to pay $1.4m penalty for breaches of US sanctions

The US Treasury found 2,260 payments using Payoneer's platform in violation of sanctions. Payoneer: Our compliance system now meets the highest standards.

Payoneer IPO Photo: Nasdaq Payoneer dumped porn customers on way to Nasdaq

The digital payments company has a murky past, which may explain why it chose a SPAC merger rather than a conventional IPO.

Bitcoin  credit: Shuterstock Crypto enters adolescence

Along with the mood swings and truculence, the twelve-year-old cryptocurrency market is showing signs of maturity.

Nitzan Zeir-Harim and Emil Vainshel  credit: Eyal Izhar WeSure moves up an insurance league

Buying Ayalon, which has twenty times its assets under management, could open the door wide for WeSure's planned expansion overseas.

Natti Ginor at a conference in Tel Aviv  credit: Benny Doutsh How Jefferies is globalizing Israel's capital market

Jefferies' Head of Israel Investment Banking Natti Ginor talks about leading a new investment model on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

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