Tagged: france

French Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Immovesting is Now Prefunding Deals

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  Immovesting, a Paris-based real estate crowdfunding platform, has initiated pre-funding of deals to help support developers / sponsors listing projects on their platform. The “garantie de collecte” or collection guarantee program assures that funds are received on-time regardless of the funding status. This was… Read More

Neuroprofiler: Risk Profiling & Suitability Testing Based on Behavioral Finance

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  Neuroprofiler is a French startup whose online application uses the latest advances in behavioral finance to help investors determine their psychological investment profile. The company’s ambition is to provide financial services with suitability testing tools that are not only fully compliant, but also add… Read More

KissKissBankBank Gives Crowdfunding its First Bricks & Mortar Home in the Heart of Paris

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Today, KissKissBankBank & Co, the French brand which operates three crowdfunding platforms, rewards-based platform KissKissBankBank, interest-free lending platform hellomerci and crowdlending platform Lendopolis, opened la Maison du Crowdfunding, the first brick-and-mortar crowdfunding store worldwide. The store is part of the brand’s strategy to reach customers… Read More

WineFunding: Equity & Presale Crowdfunding for Engagement & Profit

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In France, owning a vineyard is every successful person’s dream. Now WineFunding, the first crowdfunding platform dedicated to the wine industry, makes this dream accessible to you and me. Wine aficionados can become a shareholder of a wine estate and get access to selected wines… Read More

France’s 2nd Regulatory Reform Enlarges the Scope of Crowdinvesting & Crowdlending

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The second reform of France’s crowdfunding regulation has officially come into force. Resulting from tight cooperation between industry professionals, regulators and government authorities, the new measures expand the scope of both crowdlending and crowdinvesting. The first French regulation of crowdfunding was issued in October 2014…. Read More

La Banque Postale Takes a 10% Stake in Debt-Based Crowdinvesting Platform WeShareBonds

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La Banque Postale, one of the top 10 French banks, announced that it was taking a 10% equity stake in WeShareBonds, a new French alternative SME financing platform, at an undisclosed valuation. The deal validates WeShareBonds and the French crowdlending sector. La Banque Postale is… Read More

Katipult Launches Peer to Peer Lending Software for UK Market

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Katipult has launched new software designed to power UK peer to peer lending platforms. Katipult has partnered with payment platform Mangopay in their European push.  Katipult, based in Canada, is a white label software provider that facilitates investment crowdfunding / P2P lending in over 20… Read More

Disrupting Account Receivables Financing in France

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Managing short-term cash needs is one of the top challenges faced by SMEs everywhere in the world. However, the problem is more acute in some regions than in others. A European Payment Directive that came into force three years ago tried to tackle the issue,… Read More

French Minister Axelle Lemaire Says Buses in Shoreditch Not Necessary to Lure Fintech Firms (Video)

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Speaking on CNBC earlier today, French Deputy Minister for Innovation & Digital Affairs Axelle Lemaire promoted the French startup scene. Lemaire mentioned that  buses in Shoreditch are not necessary as the “startup scene is booming” and the amount of investment from VCs and funds is… Read More

French Crowdlending Platform Unilend Receives a €2.5 million Investment from NewAlpha’s FinTech fund 

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Unilend, a pioneer in SME crowdlending in France, announced on September 7 that it has received a €2,5 million investment from NewAlpha Asset Management (NewAlpha). This is the third investment coming from the venture capital fund dedicated to FinTech and Assurtech that NewAlpha launched in… Read More

BNP Paribas, Citizen Capital & MAIF Avenir Give Ulule €5 Million in Funding for International Growth

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Ulule has raised €5 million from BNP Paribas, Citizen Capital, and MAIF Avenir. Ulule is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that has experienced solid growth across Europe. The platform now claims over 1.2 million members from 191 different countries. To date, Ulule has collected over $68… Read More

French Crowdinvesting Platform WiSeed Ditches Bespoke Crowdfunding Status for EU passport as Investment Services Provider

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This summer, crowdinvesting platform WiSeed became authorized as Investment Services Provider (ISP) by the French regulator of financial institutions, the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR), with the approval of the securities market regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Obtaining this status… Read More

ECN Set to Tackle Tough Topics at Annual Crowdfunding Convention

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The 5th annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) convention is scheduled to take place in Paris this fall and ECN has set high expectations regarding the diverse range of topics to be covered. Oliver Gajda, ECN Executive Director, labeled the gathering a must attend event as… Read More

Fidor Bank Acquired by Groupe BPCE in France

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Progressive German banking firm Fidor Group has been acquired by Group BPCE in France. The acquisition was described as enabling Fidor power international expansion, continue the development of its proprietary digital banking technology, and strengthen its overall presence in Europe. Fidor, an early innovator in the typically… Read More

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