The ECN Updates Review of Crowdfunding Regulation in the EU, Israel & the USA

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On October 20, at its 6th Convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the European association of alternative finance platforms, released its Third Edition of the Review of Existing Regulations of crowdfunding and related alternative financing in the 28 countries of Europe, as… Read More

The Good Egg Extends Second Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

On Friday,  The Good Egg announced it has extended its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube for an additional two weeks.The launch of the initiative came less than three years after the restaurant secured £253,540.  As previously reported, The Good Egg was inspired by Californian deli Wise Sons and has… Read More

Wheels Fall Off: Infighting at Tezos Puts ICO Windfall in Question

Everyone was talking about the Tezos Initial Coin Offering when it raised $232 million this past summer. Now everyone is talking about Tezos for all of the wrong reasons as an internal squabble has called the entire project into question. Tezos (ancient Greek for “smart-contract”), just… Read More

Marqeta Partners with Alipay for US Transactions

Alipay has partnered with Marqeta on real-time payment processing for millions of Chinese travelers visiting North America. Marqeta is an open API payment card issuing platform. Alipay, part of Alibaba, is the world’s leading third-party payment platform with more than 520 million users. Through the partnership,… Read More

French Spice Rum Brand OKSEN Launches Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Famille Oksen, a France-based producer of handmade spiced rum, is now seeking €60,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company revealed that the Oksen family has been preparing infused rum in their home near Bordeaux since 1973. “Since 1973 in Cap Ferret, not… Read More

Crowdfunder UK Has Distributed More Than £100,000 of the Santander Changemaker Fund

Earlier this week, Crowdfunder UK announced it has now distributed more than 100,000 through its Changemaker Fund, in collaboration with Santander. The fund was launched last fall and is dedicated to social enterprises and community projects across the UK. As previously reported, fund is open… Read More

Humaniq Founder Alex Fork Named New CEO

Blockchain platform Humaniq announced on Monday its founder, Alex Fork, will assume the role as its new CEO. Dinis Guarda, Humaniq’s former CEO, has reportedly stepped down from the position and will take up a new role in another business. Humaniq revealed that Guarda was appointed as an… Read More

Student Lender Climb Credit Enters in $130 Million Loan Purchase Agreements

Online student lending platform, Climb Credit, announced this week it has entered into agreements with investors to purchase $130 million of student loans originated on its website. According to the lender, this new transaction will enable it to continue expanding its student loan programs beyond its current network… Read More

ThinCats Expands in Midlands By Appointing Ravi Bagri As New Origination Manager

Peer-to-peer lending platform ThinCats announced on Friday it has appointed Ravi Bagri as its new Origination Manager, who will cover the Midlands region. According to the online lender, Bagri is considered one of the most well-established names in the Midlands finance sector and has nearly 30… Read More

CoinList Revamps: Platform Behind $205 Million Filecoin ICO Targets Hot Tokenized Funding Market

CoinList, the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) platform behind the incredible success of the Filecoin ICO, has announced a new leadership team as the company revamps as an independent platform designed to dominate the ICO market. CoinList, a partnership between AngelList  and Protocol labs, launched their… Read More

Following FCA Approval: RateSetter Announces ISA Update

Following the announced it was granted full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), online lending platform RateSetter announced more details about its upcoming Innovation Finance ISA (IFISA). As previously reported, RateSetter, which was launched in 2010, stated it is opening access for everyday investors to… Read More


iDisclose Receives Strategic Investment, Michael Knox Joins Management Team

iDisclose, a New York based legal technology platform, has announced that Michael Knox, President of private equity firm, Gold Ridge Asset Management, has joined the management team. Simultaneously, iDisclose announced that Knox has made an investment in the company. Specific details of the investment were not… Read More

Growth Capital Ventures Announces Collaboration With Crowdcube

Fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with Crowdcube to offer a new fundraising model for high-growth businesses. According to the company, this new collaboration with the equity crowdfunding platform will allow it to combine its own expertise,… Read More

Update: Kokoon Surpasses £1 Million During the Final Week on Crowdcube

VC backed and Kickstarter alum Kokoon has successfully surpassed more than £1 million during the final days of its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The sleep device company launched the initiative last month raised its £750,000 funding goal during the first week. As previously reported, Kokoon is seeking… Read More

Lessons Learned: UK FCA Shares Insight into Fintech Sandbox Operation After First Year

Following the first full year of operations of the Fintech Sandbox, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a report outlining lessons learned. The UK has been the trailblazer in the concept of creating a regulatory sandbox to allow innovative financial firms to work… Read More

Online Pharmacy Farmaconfianza Raises €345,000 on Crowdcube

Digital pharmacy Farmaconfianza, a company that specializes in cosmetics and natural supplements, has closed a €345,425 crowdfunding round via Crowdcube to finance its growth plan. In total, 99 investors participated in exchange for 12.73% of the company’s capital.  According to Crowdcube, largest contributions came from… Read More

Fintech Parcela Já & Banco BNI Europa Partner on Installment Loans

Portugal’s fastest growing digital only bank Banco BNI Europa and Parcela Já, a Portuguese Fintech firm, have partnered to launch an innovative solution for the Portuguese market to enable any retailer to offer its customers installment loans for any purchase without cost to the consumer…. Read More

Australian Government Supports Cryptocurrencies by Removing Double Taxation

The Australian Government has passed legislation crafted to remove the double taxation on cryptocurrencies. Industry participants welcomed the step as indicative of the maturing Fintech policy environment in Australia. The government has sought to position itself as Fintech friendly as the pace of financial innovation… Read More

Acting Comptroller Noreika: Fintech’s Should be Free to Seek a National Bank Charter

At Georgetown University today, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika reaffirmed his belief that Fintech s should have the option to apply for a national bank charter or Fintech Charter as it is frequently called. While there was little new in the presentation delivered… Read More