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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their first benchmarking report on the emerging global Blockchain market. Earlier this year, CCAF published a benchmarking report on the global cryptocurrency markets.  CCAF has established themselves as the leading research in the alternative finance… Read More

European Central Bank Publishes Guide for Fintech Bank Applications

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published a “Guide to assessments of Fintech credit institution licence applications.” The purpose of the Guide is described as seeking to enhance transparency for potential Fintech bank applicants and increase their understanding of the procedures and criteria applied by… Read More

LendInvest Announces Partnership With Clever Lending

Last week, online lending platform LendInvest announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Clever Lending to distribute bridging and development finance products. According to LendInvest, Clever Lending is described as a master broker providing specialist lending solutions to suit a range of needs. While sharing… Read More

Update: Fintech Startup Sharpfin Set to Close Invesdor With More Than 1.9 Million SEK

Stockholm-based fintech Sharpfin is set to close its equity crowdfunding round on Invesdor with more than 1.9 million SEK. As previously reported, Sharpfin sees a finance industry that is riddled with high maintenance legacy IT systems that incredibly out of date. Sharpfin also wants to be the… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Announce New Fintech Partnership With Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, to seek opportunities to collaborate and consult on initiatives to promote the growth and… Read More

Patch of Land Announces New AutoInvest Feature

Online real estate marketplace Patch of Land announced on Monday the launch of its new platform feature, AutoInvest. According to the lender, AutoInvest automatically secures access to the platform’s investment opportunities that match participants’ pre-selected customized investment criteria. Additionally, the feature facilitates portfolio diversification with… Read More

Overfunding: Brushlink Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Seedrs For Teeth Brushing Technology

Dental technology company, Brushlink, quickly secured its initial £400,000 just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2015, Brushlink offers a smartphone app and associated device that transforms any toothbrush into a smart toothbrush. “A quarter of all adults in the… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Addresses Online Lending & Fintech Innovation

Speaking at the Online Lending Policy Summit in Washington, DC, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika discussed the online lending industry and his perspective on responsible innovation. Noreika told the conference participants; “I see the growth of online lending and marketplace lenders as the… Read More

Kickstarter Success Kokoon Seeks £750,000 Crowdcube For Sleep & Relaxation Headphones

VC backed and Kickstarter success Kokoon has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £750,000 as it prepares to grow its sleep and relaxation headphone enterprise. The company, which was founded in 2013, stated it was established to bring the world a better… Read More

The NEM.io Foundation Starts Global Roadshow to Promote Blockchain Platform

The NEM.io Foundation, a group that has created a peer-to-peer blockchain platform, is holding a series of events for the NEM community and newcomers to the blockchain ecosystem. Singapore based NEM provides an “out-of-the-box” blockchain solution, and its series of local events and global webinars… Read More

Fintech Startup MicroMoney Plans to Raise $30 Million Through ICO Next Month

Lending app MicroMoney recently announced plans to raise $30 million through its upcoming Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which will launch next month. Founded in 2015, Micro Money describes itself as a company that is focused on micro-financing in the online money lending industry and states that… Read More


Music Sensation Ricky Martin Launches Hurricane Maria Relief Initiative on YouCaring

Over the weekend, music sensation and Puerto Rican native Ricky Martin has launched a Hurrican Maria Relief campaign on crowdfunding platform YouCaring to help those affected by the devastating storm. While sharing details about the initiative, Martin stated: “Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Success: Seedrs Funded blow LTD Receives $10 Million Investment from Debenhams

Seedrs alumni, beauty on demand company blow LTD., has received a substantial investment from UK retail brand Debenhams of $10 million for a minority stake in the firm.  Blow Ltd. raised £1.3 million from over 300 investors via equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs in June 2016 with a… Read More

deVere Vault is an App to Store & Transfer 27 Different Currencies

Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group, says the deVere Vault can now store and manage a total of 27 different currencies having just added 22. The deVere Vault is being described as the world’s most international e-money app. Newly added to the list of… Read More

New Property Crowdfunding Platform UOWN Launches with New Model

  UOWN is a new online property crowdfunding platform that is offering potential annual returns starting from 6%. The company promotes “an innovative business model” which provides access to previously off-market “proven performer” rental properties. UOWN, based in Leeds, is the creation of brothers Shaan,… Read More

FundedHere Involves Professional Investors to Crowdfund Two Singapore Startups

FundedHere, a Singapore-based crowdfunding platform, has successfully raised S$ 505,500 for two local startups. Both campaigns included the pairing of professional investors with individuals not classified as Accredited Investors (AI).  This is a first for FundedHere and follows a recent global trend where investment crowdfunding… Read More

Ethique Preps for Second Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on PledgeMe

New Zealand based social enterprise Ethique is preparing to launch their second equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to raise growth capital to fuel their global expansion. Founded by CEO Brianne West, Ethique was an early adopter of equity crowdfunding having raised capital on PledgeMe back… Read More

FinTech Abu Dhabi Scheduled for October

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, has scheduled a Fintech conference to engage Fintech thought leaders, financial regulators and platforms at the upcoming FinTech Abu Dhabi in October 2017.  The event highlights the growing interest in the potential for… Read More

GCC Gives Crowdfunding Visionary Award to former President Barack Obama

The Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) will be delivering their Crowdfunding Visionary Award to former President Barack Obama. The award is in recognition of his signing into law the bipartisan JOBS Act of 2012. This is the legislation that created the three different iterations of crowdfunding;… Read More