FCA Interim Crowdfunding Report Released: Regulatory Update Foreshadows Future Rule Changes

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The Financial Conduct Authority has released their much anticipated interim report on debt and equity crowdfunding. The document addresses both peer to peer lending and investment crowdfunding platforms and the current state of operations as the new approach to capital formation evolves. Andrew Bailey, Chief… Read More

The Venture Center Begins to Accept Applications for Global Fintech Accelerator 2017 Portfolio

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The Venture Center announced on Thursday, in conjunction with FIS and the Governor of Arkansas’s office, it is now accepting applications for the second portfolio of its globally competitive financial technology accelerator program, VC FinTech Accelerator. According to The Venture Center, the VC FinTech Accelerator… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Partnership With Multi-Platform Production Company Warrior Poets

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On Thursday, Indiegogo announced it formed a partnership with multi-platform production company, Warrior Poets. The company was founded by American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, Morgan Spurlock. The Indiegogo team stated that with this partnership, Warrior Poets would identify, develop, and produce select… Read More

Assetz Capital’s Record-Breaking Month: Lends £26 million in November 2016

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Assetz Capital announced on Friday that November 2016 was officially the peer to peer lender’s most successful month ever. The website confirmed it lent £26 million to users, £100 million for 2016.  Commenting on the online lender’s November success, Stuart Law, CEO of Assetz Capital, stated:… Read More

Pets’ Kitchen Limited Lists with SyndicateRoom, Provides Furry Friends with Food & Vet Care


Pets’ Kitchen, a pet-health company that aims to provide high-quality pet food and veterinary services to improve the long-term health and well-being of furry companions, recently listed on SyndicateRoom. To date, the campaign has raised over £265,580 for 17.2% equity offered, priced at £0.25 a… Read More

Brief: Lendico Halts New Consumer Loans Origination in German Market


Lendico has refrained from originating new consumer loans in Germany, according to P2P-Banking, directly linking consumers instead to Finanzcheck, a loan application tool. While new consumer loans origination has been halted, Lendico is continuing its business loan origination within Germany. In the last months Lendico has also stopped issuing consumer loans in the Netherlands,… Read More

Student Loan Marketplace Credible Partners with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation


Student loan marketplace Credible.com announced that the New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO) will offer student loan refinancing through the site, expanding the range of options available to borrowers. An estimated 8 million Americans may qualify to refinance their student loans at lower rates, according to the… Read More

Season Two of Indiegogo-Funded “Con Man” Premieres on Comic-Con HQ


Less than six months after making its debut on Comic-Con HQ, season two of Indiegogo success Con Man premiere on Thursday through the video streaming platform. As previously reported, FireFly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2015 and… Read More

Australia Fintech Company Inamo Announces Partnership With Oberthur Technologies


Australian fintech company Inamo and French embedded security software product provider Oberthur Technologies (OT) announced on Thursday they formed a partnership. OT is set to provide its digital payment enablement technology to Inamo’s wearable solutions, which includes the company’s new product, CURL. Sharing details about… Read More

Lendio’s Latest Survey Reveals: Small Business Retailers Positive about Holiday Season Prospects


Marketplace for small businesses Lendio announced on Thursday  the results of its latest survey showing that small business retailers also have a positive outlook about this holiday season. According to Lendio, the survey observed retailers with under 100 employees and 87% of the small businesses… Read More

Scotiabank Forms Partnership With QED Investors to Promote Fintech Start-Ups in Latin America


Canadian international bank Scotiabank and U.S. venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday their partnership and mission to bring capital and industry expertise to select Latin American fintech companies. According to the companies, QED Investors will bring its deep expertise in the financial services sector… Read More

Nurturey Completes Seedrs Round & Secures More Than £255,000 in Funds


Nurturey, a personal assistant for parents, has officially closed its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative in early October, seeking £128,000 to drive user base expansion and engagement. Within a matter of days, the initiative secured its initial funding goal, and it finished… Read More

FIS Unveils Network for Early Stage Fintech Companies

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Financial technology provider FIS (NYSE: FIS) announced on Thursday it was launching a new network specifically for early stage fintech companies. The FIS HiPo (short for “high potential”) Network is described as a collection of firms that have demonstrated substantial promise in the development of new tools and… Read More

European Parliament Looks to Boost Crowdfunding Minus Prospectus to €8 Million

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European Parliament is looking to adjust the prospectus requirement for small companies raising capital. This policy shift can directly impact the amount an issuer can raise using investment crowdfunding – across Europe. Members of European Parliament have increased the lower exemption threshold, under which no… Read More

Citi FinTech Rolls Out Mobile App for iPhone

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Citi FinTech, a unit within Citi’s Global Consumer Bank, announced on Thursday the launch of its first product, the Citi Mobile App for iPhone. This new app combines banking, wealth management, and money movement capabilities, which were developed by the fintech group. While sharing details… Read More

Senjō Group Invests in Singapore’s B2B Service Tjaar

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Senjō Group, a global payments operator and fintech investment firm, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership and invested $1.2 million in Singapore-based B2B service, Tjaara Pte. Ltd.   Tjaara, or “Marketplace” in Arabic, reportedly acts as a global purchaser to numerous unaligned wholesalers and businesses… Read More

LendingHome Tops $1 Billion in Mortgage Loans, Claims Title of Fastest Growing Marketplace Lender for Mortgages


LendingHome, has exceeded $1 billion in mortgage loans.  The online lending platform launched two and a half years ago and has claimed the title as fast growing mortgage marketplace lender. It was only last month that Crowdfund Insider reported that LendingHome had originated $750 million… Read More

LGBT Weddings is First Offer on Reg CF Crowdfunding Platform Mr. Crowd


LGBT is the first Reg CF Title III offering on Mr. Crowd, a FINRA approved Reg CF crowdfunding platform. LGBT Weddings, Inc. (LGBT) will launch its crowdfunding campaign later this week in efforts to raise $100,000 by the end of March 2017. LGBT is based in California and was… Read More