Software Publisher Misys Launches White Label Crowdlending Platform

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Today on the Parisian leg of a world tour called Misys Connect Forum, banking software publisher Misys announced the launch of a new addition to its offering of financial software solutions: Misys FusionBanking CrowdLending. The software-as-a-service (SAS) solution aims at enabling retail and corporate banks… Read More

SoFi: Mortgages will Experience Fastest Growth

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SoFi expects the online mortgage origination industry to be a big portion of their business. In fact, they expect mortgages to experience the fastest growth of any of their products to date. National Mortgage News shared some comments from SoFi management including Chief Revenue Officer… Read More

Tradeshift & CNBC Partner For Second Annual Sanctuary at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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Business commerce platform Tradeshift announced on Monday it is partnering with CNBC to host the second annual leadership event, Sanctuary, during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. Those reportedly attending the event include leaders of Water.org, Planet, NASA, Ogin, Blockchain, General Motors, and… Read More

Financial Innovation Now: We Support the OCC Fintech Charter

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Financial Innovation Now (FIN) has sent a letter to the Office of the Comptroller (OCC) of the Currency in support of the OCC’s initiative to support Fintech innovation. FIN is an alliance of big tech including; Apple, Amazon, PayPal, Intuit and Google (Alphabet). As big… Read More

SXSW Announces 2017 Accelerator Pitch Event Judges

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South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals announced on Tuesday the 39 judges for the ninth annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, which will be taking place March 11-12 during the SXSW Startup Village Track at the Hilton Downtown Austin. The 2017 judges includes Phil Libin… Read More

Starburst Labs Secures $6.25 Million During Series A Round; Devotes Funds to Fintech Apps & Growth

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Starburst Labs, a maker of web-and-mobile apps for an ecosystem of individual investors, financial advisors, broker-dealers, and financial media brands, has announced it has closed a Series A round of funding totaling $6.25 million.  The company stated it creates, designs, develops, and operates a vertically… Read More

Crowdcube Announces Continuous Support For Startup Accelerator MassChallenge UK

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On Tuesday, equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced it will continue its support for the startup accelerator, MassChallenge UK. The program notably provides early-stage startups the right resources for growth, create value, and improve the world all for zero equity. According to Crowdcube, MassChallenge UK alumni have collectively… Read More

Seedrs Teams Up With I-COM for the Data Startup Challenge

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Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced on Tuesday it formed a partnership with marketing data and measurement strategy event, I-COM Global Summit, for the upcoming I-COM Data Startup Challenge. The funding portal revealed the new competition is opened to startups that specialize in marketing data and… Read More

Ciao Italia! Lendix Expands into Italy

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Marketplace lending platform Lendix has landed in Italy. The Paris-based operation has announced the appointment of Sergio Zocchi as CEO.  Lendix said that Zocchi has over 20 years experience in high-tech and finance as he leads the local Lendix team based in Milan. Lendix said… Read More

BCN Biotech Aromics Nears 100K€ Crowdfunding on Capital Cell

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Aromics, a privately-owned development stage pharmaceutical company founded in 2005, is based in Barcelona, Spain and focused on developing novel first-in-class therapies for the treatment of human diseases. The company has received the seal of Innovative SME from MINECO and achieved different R&D awards from international,… Read More


Brief: AutoGravity Inks Partnership with First Investors Financial Services Group

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First Investors Financial Services Group has inked a partnership with digital car financing platform AutoGravity, which will bring the financial institution’s 4,000 dealer partners into AutoGravity’s ecosystem announced the platform. “The world is changing; there is a whole population that really doesn’t do anything unless… Read More

Stable Growth, Multiple Awards: China Rapid Finance Named to Hurun Report

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China Rapid Finance Limited, a large Chinese consumer lending marketplace launched in 2001, added to its recent haul of awards and recognitions by being named to Hurun Report’s “2017 China New Finance Top 50.” CRF’s inclusion on the list reflects the company’s stable growth in consumer… Read More

UK Fintecher Platform Black Rebrands as Sancus Finance Limited

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UK-headquartered Platform Black Limited announced that it has rebranded as Sancus Finance Limited with immediate effect. The move comes as part of a strategic review of operations by Platform Black’s owners, GLI Finance Limited. The strategic review, designed to simplify GLI’s structure, included a transfer of its holdings… Read More

OFIXU Hits £75,000 Fundraising Goal on Seedrs

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OFIXU hit its fundraising goal on Seedrs with a goal of about £75,000 (just over $91,000) to build out its sales and marketing teams.  The campaign hit its mark well before its deadline around mid-February. OFIXU calls itself the “Airbnb for workspaces”, allowing commercial office renters to lease… Read More

P2P Lender Landbay Granted ISA Manager Status By HMRC

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Peer-to-peer lending platform Landbay announced on Monday it was granted ISA Manager Status by HMRC. This news comes less than a month after the lender received full authorization from the FCA for peer to peer lending. The Landbay team stated that status will clear the way for the… Read More

SME Lender Loan Frame Receives $2.25 Million Investment

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Loan Frame, an online lender providing access to capital in India, has raised $2.25 million. According to the India Times, the funding round was led by Parag Saxena, co-founder of Vedanta Capital and William Campbell, former chairman of Visa International. Additional investors included Toos Daruvala, co-chief executive… Read More

SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Launches 2.0 Program At Cyberport Fintech Smart Space

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SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator announced the launch of its 2.0 program on January 9th in the newly opened Cyberport FinTech Smart Space. The accelerator welcomed the program’s eight fintech start-ups and scale-up participants, which are Bambu, Clare.ai, Entersoft, FinChat, Foris, KYC Chain, Squirro, and Xnotes Alliance. The companies… Read More

Money360 Funds $3.87 Million Loan for Alabama Retail Center Acquisition

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Commercial real estate marketplace lending platform, Money360, announced on Monday it provided financing to a commercial property owner to purchase a fully leased retail center in Mobile, Alabama. According to Money360, the $3,865,000 five-year loan is secured by the 1.61-acre, 16,710-square-foot Airport Boulevard Shops shopping center,… Read More

On Hold: Wellesley Suspends Seedrs Campaign to Attract City Investors

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Just a few weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, peer-to-peer lending platform Wellesley has reportedly decided to suspend the initiative as it seeks to attract city investors. As previously reported, Wellesley sought to raise £1.5 million though the funding portal to continue operations…. Read More