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European Securities & Markets Authority Warns on Crowdfunding & Money Laundering / Terrorist Financing

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The European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a Q&A addressing the potential for nefarious characters to abuse investment crowdfunding to launder cash or provide financing to terrorist organizations.  This is a subject the traditional banking sector knows rather well as they are subjected… Read More

Crowd Dialog Europe Partners with EC, Prepares for August Event

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The inaugural Crowd Dialog Europe event is scheduled to take place next month in Helsinki, Finland. The conference is described as an “experts gathering” with participants from over 25 different countries who will meet to discuss the most recent developments in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and crowd-innovation.  Crowd… Read More

MANGOPAY Partners with ECN on CrowdTuesday Meetups

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Mangopay is a shining star in the FinTech world of Europe. Founded by Céline Lazorthes, Mangopay has filled a void in the online payment / transaction space providing a white label solution that is quickly going global.  The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), has announced that… Read More

French Alternativa: Equity Crowdfunding with a Secondary Market

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Alternativa.fr is an intriguing cross between an equity crowdfunding platform and an alternative exchange system which gives it something many crowdfunding platforms would like to have: a secondary market for trading SME’s private equity shares. Creating liquidity for private shares is an ongoing discussion in… Read More

FundedByMe Publishes Review of What Makes a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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FundedByMe, based in Sweden, has published a review of successful Nordic equity crowdfunding campaigns.  FundedByMe provides a portfolio of services for companies raising capital including debt, equity and rewards based crowdfunding. The platform has successfully funded around 500 companies from 25 different countries so they… Read More

Brief: Research and Markets Offers Up Insights to European Peer-to-Peer Lending Markets

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “European Peer-to-Peer Lending: Market Insight 2015 “ report to their offering. Peer-to-peer (P2P)lending has continued to grow rapidly across Europe as lenders seek higher returns than are available from banks and borrowers embrace willingness to lend to sectors the… Read More

Research and Market’s Peer-to-Peer Lending Market 2015 Report Reveals Platforms Are Revolutionizing Traditional Practices

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms Revolutionizing Traditional Practices” report to its offering. Since the 2008 global economic and financial crisis, individuals and businesses around the world have struggled to obtain financing from traditional lenders. In Europe the difficulty in obtaining new financing… Read More

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