Tagged: france

Brief: University of Georgia Student Launches Tilt Campaign for Nice, France Terrorist Attack Victims

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Following the devastating incident in Nice France, University of Georgia student, Max Yanke took to crowdfunding platform Tilt to raise funds for the victims. Last night, a cargo truck full of arms and grenades drove through a crowd of people in Nice who were celebrating… Read More

French Marketplace Lender Lendix Receives Spanish Regulator Approval

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Lendix, a top SME marketplace lending platform in France, has received regulatory approval from the CNMV and is now ready to set up shop and operate in Spain. The announcement was not unexpected as Lendix had raised € 12 million earlier this year for their international… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

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In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

The Lending Club Predicament & The Lessons Learned

Lendit Problem Renaud Laplanche

When Lending Club, as the worldwide leader in P2P/marketplace lending and, for that matter, in the entire global crowdfunding market, runs into trouble, it is bound to send ripples way beyond its home market, the United States. And it does. The fast emerging French crowdlending… Read More

Insurer Aviva France to Lend €50 Million to SMEs Through Crowdlending Platforms

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Aviva France, together with two partners, alternative asset management firm Eiffel Investment Group and insurer AG2R La Mondiale, is launching an investment fund called “Prêtons Ensemble” (Lending together) dedicated to financing loans to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) provided through crowdlending platforms. Starting with an… Read More

French Regulatory AMF Announces Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness Division; Selects Franck Guiader to Head FIC

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France’s financial regulatory agency, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), announced the launch of its Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness (FIC) division, opportation 1 June 2016, according to the AMF. The AMF is creating a separate division to respond to changes in consumption patterns which have been… Read More

Partech Ventures Commits €3 Million in New €12 Million Funding Round for Lendix

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The leading French marketplace lending platform, Lendix, is closing a new funding round and longtime investor Partech Ventures has committed €3 million confirming its support of the online lender. The additional funding will be used to financeLendix’s expansion into the Spanish and Italian markets. Lendix also… Read More

What the First Consolidation Among French Lending Marketplaces, Lendix’s Acquisition of Finsquare, Tells Us

Lendix team  Olivier Goy Pascal Ouvrard Patrick de Nonneville

Lendix, the lending marketplace that recently become number 1 in SME marketplace lending in France, announced that it has acquired crowdlending platform Finsquare. This first instance of consolidation in the French market certainly is not the last. This acquisition illustrates four trends and issues in… Read More

Finsquare Acquired by SME Marketplace Lender Lendix

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Marketplace lender Lendix has acquired short term loan specialist Finsquare. Lendix, the largest marketplace lending platform in France, said that Finsquare’s product addressed a “real demand for lenders and borrowers alike.”  The acquisition was viewed as highly complementary to the Lendix platform – an online lender… Read More

Minister of Economy Gives French Crowdfunding Sector a Boost

French Crowdfunding Event with Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron

The French Minister of Economy, Emmanuel Macron was the guest star of the 3rd annual meeting of the French crowdfunding association. He expressed his commitment to the crowdfunding economy, shared his views on the regulation of innovation, and, to prove his point, announced several significant… Read More

P2P Lender Prêt d Union Expected to Launch in Italy Soon

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Prêt d’Union, a leading peer to peer lender operating in France, is expected to expand operations into Italy soon. First reported by TechCrunch, Prêt d’Union apparently will operate under the brand “You United Credit”.  As TC points out, several domains (http://younited-credit.it) are registered under the name… Read More

Fintech Startups and The Future of Banking

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Will fintech startups cause the demise of banks or come to their rescue? This was one of the topics debated at The “Future of Banking” event held by The Economist in Paris on March 10th 2016. The Future of Banking was aptly subtitled “Survival of… Read More

France: Crowdfunding Barometer Shows Rapid Growth with Debt in the Lead (Infographic)

France Crowdfunding 2015

The Financement Participatif France (the French Crowdfunding Association) has published some data on activity in their country and in comparing 2014 to 2015, the industry nearly doubled.  The slowest area of growth was in donations / rewards. The lending or debt sector experienced the most… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Calls French Crowdfunding Regulation Into Question

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Real estate crowdfunding started late in 2014 in France. But, hardly a year later, it is going strong with 26 platforms vying for a share of the market. However, as crowdfunding moves from real estate development to buy-to-let projects, new platforms are encountering some resistance… Read More

MangoPay Update. Has Now Processed Over €200 Million

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MangoPay, a payment platform that has focused on the crowdfunding and marketplace sector of finance, has shared a brief update on their progress. According to the company, Mangopay now has hit the following numbers: Over €200 million in payments processed 900 clients and rising 50 +… Read More

Aircall Receives $2.75 Million from Balderton Capital & FundersClub

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Paris-based tech startup Aircall has closed a $2.75 million seed round led by Balderton Capital.  The funding round  also received the support of online investment platform FundersClub, along with other US based angels. Aircall is a online phone system that may be deployed in “seconds”.  The… Read More

Lendix Takes the Lead in France’s SME Crowdlending

Olivier Goy and Patrick Nonneville

Lendix, one of the 60 companies who joined the fray of crowdlending platforms in 2015 has quickly taken the leadership position by designing a marketplace that meets the needs of institutional investors. Marketplace lending to small and medium size enterprise (SMEs) is taking off in… Read More

France-Based Sport Crowdfunding Platform Sponsorise.me Launches New U.S. Website

Loic Yviquel

On Monday, Sponsorise.me, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform dedicated to sports, announced the launch of its U.S. website, us.sponsorise.me. Founded in 2013, Sponsorise.me has already received more than 4,000 projects with athletes, teams, organizations and leagues from around the world and helped them raise more than US$2 million… Read More