Tagged: europe

FinTech Firm Mambu is Selected to Help Power Lending for Ferratum Group

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Cloud banking tech provider Mambu has forged an agreement with the Ferratum Group to power “Ferratum Business”.  This new subsidiary is a designed to provide SME financing and loan service. Mambu’s cloud based, SaaS, will help manage loan application, origination, credit scoring and loan disbursement… Read More

European Parliament to EC: Capital Markets Union Must Help Fund SMEs

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“High-quality, easily comparable financial information on the companies seeking crowdfunding or peer-to-peer lending should be available across borders” state MEPs The European Parliament issued a statement last week regarding the hot topic of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) across the European Union. One of the… Read More

Taxing Crowdfunds: Canary Wharf Hack Moot In The Face of Brussels Butchery of EU VAT Laws

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EU Poised to Tax Crowdfunding Campaigns Potentially Killing Off Source of SME Funding Will Crowdfunders from the US and across the world be caught in the crossfire as the EU quietly prepares to declare war on the Internet’s behemoths? The European Union is considering the… Read More

Claire Cockerton, Founding CEO of Innovate Finance and Chairwoman of Entiq, Talks FinTech Innovation

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  Web search results for “Claire Cockerton” will have her bio featured on one of Europe’s largest technology accelerators, financial services conferences or a listing of women in fintech (to name a few) – providing a snapshot of what her LinkedIn profile confirms: Claire is a serial entrepreneur and… Read More

Brief: Crowdfund Success Tipalti Expands Global Payment Coverage

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Payments automation platform, Tipalti, announced that it has expanded international payments capabilities through several new partnerships and product upgrades. Tipalti has extended support of international ACH payments to 58 additional countries across the world, covering Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East.  With this upgrade, Tipalti’s global… Read More

iCrowdHotels Debuts Crowdfunding Platform For Hotels

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iCrowd Hotels, Inc., a real estate developer and investor with a groundbreaking hospitality strategy focused on the millennial market, announced today the launch of its new crowdfunding platform. The new platform, which is focused on hotel properties across the globe, answers the mounting demand for direct access… Read More

Why I designed the Dutch Crowdfunding Awards and Why it’s a Success Already

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Crowdfunding is coming of age. Crowdfunding is at turn point from being “alternative” towards being “normal”. This is a good development as it should unlock more funding as more people, who might still consider crowdfunding a bit exotic, will join. In addition, normalisation indicates that… Read More

Report: European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum Meets

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The European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum, created in 2014 comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders in the emergent crowdfunding sector, met last month in Brussels. Unfortunately for those unable to attend these gatherings are not live-streamed (something we compliment the US SEC on doing). There… Read More

French Serial Crowdfunding Co-Founders Deploy Lendopolis P2B Lending

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Serial entrepreneurs are a rare species. Even rarer are serial co-founders like Vincent Ricordeau, Ombline le Lasseur and Adrien Aumont. In 2009, the three French entrepreneurs co-founded rewards-based crowdfunding platform KissKissBankBank with a mission to “free creativity”. Since then, the platform has collected more than… Read More

FundedByMe CEO Daniel Daboczy Opines on the Effects of TTIP, Title III & Global Fintech

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“… the American market should be much easier for European platforms: one law, one interpretation and ca. 320 million customers. A perfect opportunity for scaling up the business.” The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US government and the European Commission will have multiple… Read More

Coinzone Set to Launch Web-Based Bitcoin Wallet for Europe

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Coinzone, a Bitcoin payment solution provider dedicated to making it easy for European merchants and consumers to use and accept digital currencies, today announced it is poised to launch a new web-based ‘wallet’ that will let users send, receive, buy and sell Bitcoin. Universally available… Read More

Japan Based CrowdCredit Opens Up Hub in Estonia for European Push

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CrowdCredit, a cross border focused peer to peer lender, has established an office in Estonia according to a company report. CrowdCredit is based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.  The platform was founded by Tomoyuki Sugiyama, a former Lloyds Bank bond trader. CrowdCredit Estonia expects to issue… Read More

European Peer to Peer Lending: Has it Gone Mainstream or is the Opportunity Still There?

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Earlier this year the Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, in co-operation with professional services firm E&Y, released a pan-European study of the alternative finance market. The study, titled “Moving Mainstream”, can be considered the most comprehensive study on the subject released to… Read More

Smart Lenders / Direct Lending Investments Delivers 1st European Dollar Denominated Note Backed by P2P Loans

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Luxembourg based Direct Lending Investment, advised by Smart Lenders, has created the first US Dollar denominated security that is backed by peer to peer, or marketplace, funded loans.  As part of the process, Direct Lending Investment is using  Orchard’s analytics technology, according to information received… Read More

Crowdfunding Guide: European Commission Explains Crowdfunding for SMEs

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The European Commission has been pushing forward with a diverse array of initiatives to improve economic growth and foster an innovation economy. This is not an easy task but improving the environment for SME’s is clearly the path forward. Last year the Commission issued a… Read More

European Banking Authority Opinion on Debt Based Crowdfunding

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The European Banking Authority (EBA) has been engaged with internet finance for some time recognizing the importance of crowdfunding to their industry. The EBA is an independent EU authority that strives to ensure effective regulation across Europe – a bit of a tall task.  Across… Read More

Alibaba Partners with British Lenders as it Expands Financial Platform Reach

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Alibaba, the Chinese internet conglomerate, has formed another strategic alliance to provide loans to businesses. Earlier this month Alibaba inked an agreement with Lending Club to facilitate loans to US businesses seeking to purchase goods from China manufacturers. Now Alibaba has created a similar arrangement with… Read More