Insurtech Lemonade Prices IPO Higher than Expected, Shares Pop on First Day of Trading on NYSE

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Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech firm, completed its initial public offering (IPO) today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Earlier today it was reported that at the last minute Lemonade bumped up its planned offering price to $29 a share. Apparently, that was not… Read More

JD Digits, the Fintech Division of Chinese Online Marketplace JD.com, to Conduct IPO at China’s STAR Market

JD Digits, the Fintech-focused division of Chinese online marketplace JD.com, is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) at China’s STAR Market, which is based in Shanghai. This, according to a filing submitted by several securities companies. As first reported by TechNode, the… Read More

European Innovation Council Prize on Blockchains for Social Good Awards €5 million to Six Winners Focused on Financial Inclusion, Renewable Energy, Other Projects

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Prize on Blockchains for Social Good has reportedly awarded €5 million to six winners, who were chosen based on their potential to develop scalable, “deployable” and “high-impact” blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) solutions for addressing societal challenges. As noted… Read More

Survey from Fintech Lender and Digital Bank Zopa Reveals UK Millennials Aim to Save More than Senior Citizens for Emergencies After COVID-19

Nearly a third or 33% of UK residents say they were financially unprepared for the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting challenges. Around 38% of UK residents responding to a survey conducted by Fintech Zopa said they’re now preparing their savings for another potential emergency situation that… Read More

Singapore Investigates Two Firms for Falsification of Accounts in Regards to Wirecard Fraud

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE), once a prominent payments Fintech and now a financial debacle due to allegations of massive fraud, continues to try and find a way to survive. Meanwhile, shares in the firm have tanked dropping from over €100/share to now around €3/share as the… Read More

Crypto Exchange OKEx Starts Serving Latin American Market in Partnership with Settle Network

OKEx, a crypto and derivatives exchange, has partnered with Settle Network. Through Settle Network’s “Latamex” product, OKEx users now can buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) on the exchange with Argentine Pesos (ARS), Brazilian Reals (BRL), and Mexican Pesos (MXN) using direct bank transfers. OKEx… Read More

Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Nears £200,000 Funding Target

Just a little over six months after raising £361,162 through its previous Seedrs campaign, UK-based mobile technology platform, Thyngs, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform with a mission to raise an additional £200,000 in the funding. Through the new funding round, Thyngs is offering… Read More

Digital Payments Services are “Evolving” into Marketplace Lending Platforms: Report

The global COVID-19 outbreak has created many challenges as individuals and businesses have to get used to observing safe distancing measures and make changes to their lifestyle – which may include working from home. According to a recent blog post published by the International Monetary… Read More

UK-based Fintech Elpaso Launches Services for Ukrainian Companies

Electronic Payment Solutions Ltd. (ELPASO) was founded in 2017 by a group of IT geeks, corporate bankers and entrepreneurs is a digital platform for those “who wish to go international in their daily needs like international cross-border payments and currency exchange”, according to its website…. Read More

European Online Lender October has Now Closed Financing for its 100th Spanish Company

October, a leading European online lender, notes that it was launched after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 with the goal of providing more financing options or alternatives to European SMEs. The October team wrote in a blog post published on July 1, 2020: “We… Read More

Nextfin Launches “Free Our Startups” Campaign to Protect UK Startups Using Private Equity; Pens Letter to HM Treasury Calling for Signifiant Short Term Changes to the EIS & SEIS

Nextfin, a UK-based investment aggregation platform, announced on Thursday it has launched its “Free Our Startups” campaign to help entrepreneurs and startups that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the “Free Our Starups” campaign, Nextfin also revealed it penned an open letter to… Read More


Criminal Court in Russia Refuses to Recognize Bitcoin as Legal Property, Won’t Help Victim who Lost Nearly 100 BTC

A criminal court in Russia has reportedly rejected a motion to offer restitution to a victim after they lost around 100 Bitcoin (BTC), an amount currently valued at around $910,000. In 2018, two Russian men impersonating the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) agents had allegedly… Read More

Revolut’s Standard, Premium & Metal Customers Now Has Access to Silver Through Mobile App

  Digital bank Revolut announced earlier this week its standard, Premium and Metal customers may now have access Silver through the Revolut app. According to Revolut, Silver and Gold are now available through the Revolut app in the Commodities tab in the Wealth section of… Read More

India based Online Lenders U GRO Capital, SOLV, Instamojo, Sanjeevani Platform Continue to Issue Loans to SMEs during COVID-19

The Indian government has been asking local banks to work cooperatively with SMEs by providing much-needed liquidity during the COVID-19 crisis. Several local digital lenders and non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) will be offering credit solutions to Indian businesses. U GRO Capital, a Bombay Stock Exchange… Read More

Indonesian Fintech JULO, which Supports P2P Lending, Introduces Programs to Help Businesses During COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a negative impact on the economies of countries throughout the world including Asian nations such as Indonesia. PT JULO Teknologi Finansial (JULO), an Indonesian Fintech firm that supports peer to peer (P2P) lending, has introduced several programs that aim to… Read More

Digital Onboarding: Bank Negara, Malaysia’s Central Bank, Releases Updated e-KYC Policy Document, Effective Immediately

Bank Negara Malaysia, the nation’s central bank, released a policy document on July 1, 2020, that covers electronic or digital know-your-customer (e-KYC) requirements. The document is an update to the reserve bank’s earlier exposure draft from December 2019. The new policy went into effect immediately… Read More

Razer Fintech in Malaysia Introduces #RazerForLife Program to Support Local Businesses During COVID-19

Razer Fintech, the Fintech division of Razer (a multinational financial service provider), has introduced #RazerForLife, an initiative that aims to support local Malaysian businesses. Global capital markets have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. SMEs across the globe are struggling to maintain operations as… Read More

Naveen Surya, Chairman at Fintech Convergence Council, Wants Indian Businesses to Identify Key Opportunities and Challenges Created Due to COVID-19

Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India, has noted that it’s important to understand the key challenges and opportunities created by the global COVID-19 outbreak. Surya added that we must identify opportunities across the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance… Read More

Akulaku Is Reportedly Set to Launch Digital Banking Services in Q4 2020 in Asia

Fintech firm Akulaku confirmed recently that it’s planning to offer digital banking services in Southeast Asia. The company was launched around four years ago and is now focused on expanding its operation into the digital banking sector. As reported in November 2018, Akulaku, a leading… Read More

China’s Fintech Sector Could be “Instrumental” in Helping SMEs with Acquiring Reliable Credit, IMF Official Says

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) official recently noted that China’s Fintech sector could be “instrumental” in assisting SMEs with acquiring reliable credit. The representative added that reliable loans and funding will play a key part in helping businesses get through the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting… Read More

Kabbage Approves More Than 209,000 Paycheck Protection Program Applications For $5.8 Billion

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Wednesday it has approved more than 209,000 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications fo $5.8 billion. Kabbage claimed it is the third-largest PPP lender in the country by application volume.  As previously reported, the PPP is part of the… Read More

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