Mattias Tengblad: Corite Co-founder Says they’re Bringing Play to Earn Model to Music Industry

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We recently caught up with Mattias Tengblad, the Co-founder and CEO at Corite, a platform that allows artists and their fans to join forces. Via the Corite platform, people can invest in music they really love and get paid when it’s streamed on Spotify and… Read More

Grayscale Solana Trust Now Available

Grayscale has launched its Grayscale Solana Trust for investors. This is a single asset vehicle for investors (accredited) interested in the native digital asset issued by the Solana Network. Solana (SOL) is one of the most popular digital assets trading in the marketplace. SOL has… Read More

LendingClub Says Auto Lending Now Covers 94% of US Population

LendingClub (NYSE:LC) says its auto lending vertical, launched in 2016, now covers 94% of the US population. LendingClub was initially launched as a peer-to-peer consumer lender. Over time, it has morphed from a marketplace lending platform to a fully chartered digital bank. Adding new verticals… Read More

Virtual Banking: Credit Suisse All-Digital Bank CSX Onboards 100,000 Clients in First Year of Operations

Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN) has revealed that the use of its all-digital platform has increased significantly since its launch in October of last year. Although not only about private banking, the numbers shared by Credit Suisse indicate a key trend now that’s taking hold in… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Provides Answers to Senator Toomey’s Questions including Stablecoin Clarification

The Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has provided responses to questions put forth by Senator Pat Toomey – the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. The questions are in follow-up to a recent hearing at the Committee. Yellen, along with Fed Chairman Jerome… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Report on Rise of Retail Investors and Interest in “Neo-Brokers”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is out with a report that highlights the interest of retail investors in the financial markets. A follow on report to a prior study in April 2020, the AMF states that trading volumes in regulated financial instruments have… Read More

Crypto.com Exchange Introduces International USD Deposits, Withdrawals with Assistance from Silvergate

Crypto.com Exchange has announced that it’s working with Silvergate, the provider of financial infrastructure solutions to the virtual currency industry, in order to introduce USD deposits and withdrawals to its institutional clients. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this integration is “an additional… Read More

Digital Asset Inflows of $306M Seen This Past Week, Suggesting Continued Appetite for Crypto Investments, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (November 29) that for the week ending November 26,… Read More

AJ Bell Is Set to Launch an Intuitive, User-Friendly Commission-Free Investment App

AJ Bell will be making investing a Dodl with the introduction of an easy-to-use, commission-free mobile app. The new, app-only investment platform called Dodl by AJ Bell will feature the following: Annual charge of 0.15% Purchase/sell investments with no commission Complete range of tax wrappers… Read More

OurCrowd Jobs Index Reports Soaring Growth but Predicts Slowdown in 2022

OurCrowd, a global online investment platform, has released its OurCrowd High-Tech Jobs Index Q3 2021. According to the index that measures job demand, openings at OurCrowd portfolio companies jumped by 244% year over year. But following this period of robust growth, many early-stage firms anticipate… Read More

Metaverse Is Revolutionizing Digital Commerce, Real Estate, Media, Entertainment: Report

Grayscale, a company focused on digital currency investing, notes that crypto Cloud economies are the next “emerging market investment frontier” and the Metaverse is at the forefront or center of this Web 3.0 Internet “evolution.” As explained by Grayscale, the Metaverse is a set of… Read More


BNPL: Affirm Recommends Longer Payment Plans to Minimize Supply Chain Challenges

Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) notes that with supply chain blockages leading to new challenges every day, you might be facing difficult decisions regarding increasing prices while preserving margins. Although significantly higher prices might discourage customers just as the holiday shopping season arrives, you could soften the overall… Read More

Athene, Apollo Agree to Acquire Controlling Stake in Niche Lending Platform Aqua Finance

Athene (NYSE: ATH) and Apollo (NYSE: APO) have agreed to purchase a controlling stake in consumer lender Aqua Finance. The valuation was said to be approximately $1 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Apollo will manage the investment on behalf of Athene. Blackstone, an… Read More

Singapore based Fintech YouTrip Raises US$30 Million Series A

  YouTrip, a digital financial services platform and aspiring neobank, has raised US$ 30 million in Series A funding, according to a company statement. YouTrip is a Major Payment Institution licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that launched in Singapore in 2018 and… Read More

Laleta Buctkuar from Assetz Capital Explains that Their Pricing Is Driven by Loan-to-Value, Not Security Type, Size, Location

Laleta Buctkuar notes that she recently joined UK’s Assetz Capital in June of this year, “specifically to focus on bridging products and distribution.” Laleta shared that she began working in financial services more than 20 years ago. Laleta also noted that she had a part-time… Read More

Indian Fintech Razorpay Shares Ways to Grow Your Business With their Cash Advance Options

Indian payments Fintech and neobank Razorpay notes that applying for a line of credit via traditional banks and lenders “can be disappointing with unrealistic approval requirements.” Razorpay Cash Advance has been specifically designed to “make it easier for Razorpay users to get quick access to… Read More

Eleving Group Is Reporting “Record-High” Financial Results for 9M 2021

Eleving Group (previously doing business as Mogo Finance) has shared its unaudited results for the nine months of 2021, “conclusively determining the company’s course to the best financial year in its history.” As mentioned in a blog post published by the Mintos team, the group’s… Read More

October CEO Olivier Goy Says that as A Fintech Platform, they Welcome State Guaranteed Loans in Certain Jurisdictions

Online marketplace lender October is currently active in five European nations. October CEO and Founder Olivier Goy recently noted that he launched October 7 years ago in France. While commenting on the financing landscape 7 years back and now and the challenges and opportunities this… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Beijing Looks to Set Up Digital Asset Exchange in the Sub-Center Area On November 26th, the State Council released a circular on supporting Beijing’s sub-center in pursuing high-quality development. To achieve the goals of a green city, sponge city, and smart city, related authorities will… Read More

Rnwl, a Platform Aiming to Disrupt Buying and Managing Insurance Process, Secures £276K+ via Seedrs

Rnwl, a platform planning to transform/improve the current buying and managing insurance process, has secured 184% (£276,448) of its £150,002 target from 304 investors (at the time of writing) with 23 days left in its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs. Located in Cambridge, United… Read More

Boring Money, a Fintech Helping Consumers Find Investment Products, Secures £2.2M via Crowdcube

Boring Money, a company that helped 1 million consumers find the appropriate investment products and advice, has raised 124% (£2,237,469) of its £1,800,000 target from 671 investors (at the time of writing) with 2 days left in its crowdfunding campaign via Crowdcube. The company reports… Read More

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