Dr. Rotem Shneor Discusses the Findings of “Advances in Crowdfunding, Research and Practice,” a Comprehensive and Insightful Compendium of Global Crowdfunding Research and Analysis

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Rotem Shneor, Ph.D., and two colleagues, Liang Zhao, and Bjørn-Tore Flåten, are publishing “Advances in Crowdfunding – Research and Practice,” a 500-page compendium of articles by 30 contributors, mostly academic researchers, about everything you ever wanted to know about crowdfunding across business models, sectors, and… Read More

UK’s Federation of Small Businesses Says Next Budget Must be “Most Pro-Business Ever” to Combat Negative Effects of First Recession in 11 Years

The next or upcoming UK Budget will have to be the “most pro-business ever” so that it can counter the negative impact of the recession, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), a member-led, non-profit and non-party organization that represents SMBs. The United Kingdom… Read More

U.S. Fintech PayActiv Raises $100 Million Through Series C Funding Round Le By Eldridge

  PayActiv, a U.S.-based provider of employment-based holistic financial wellness services, announced on Thursday it secured $100 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Eldridge and includes existing PayActiv shareholders Generation Partners and the Ziegler Link•Age Fund II. As previously reported,… Read More

Mastercard Launches Payment Solution “SME-in-a-Box” Allowing Small Business Owners to Move Businesses Online & Accept a Range of Digital Payments From Customers.

 Mastercard announced earlier this week it has a new low-cost payment solution, called SME-in-a-Box,  to allow small business owners to move their businesses online and accept a range of digital payments from their customers. According to Mastercard, SME in a Box offers a low-cost acceptance… Read More

Loanpal Joins Forces With Blackston to Deploy $300 Million of Residential Solar Loans

  Loanpal, a U.S.-based residential solar financing provider, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Blackstone (NYSE: BX), through funds managed or advised by GSO Capital Partners, to invest in up to $300 million of residential solar loans originated and serviced on the Loanpal… Read More

U.S. Fintech Cred.ai Launches AI-Powered Credit Card

Cred.ai, a U.S.-based startup, has launched its new banking platform specifically for millennials, along with its solid metal credit card. The company reported that it has been operating in “stealth” for more than three years to build its platform, which is notably designed to “empower”… Read More

BitGo CEO Recommends Allocating 3% of Portfolios to Bitcoin, as Nasdaq Listed Firm Acquires $250 Million in BTC as its “Primary Reserve Asset”

Mike Belshe, the CEO at BitGo, a Palo Alto, California-based digital asset trust and security firm offering a multi-signature Bitcoin (BTC) wallet service, recently noted that many companies are now going out of business due to challenges related to COVID-19. Belshe points out that there… Read More

Reg CF Has Best Month Ever Regarding Investor Commitments at $23.2 Million in July

Reg CF (or Regulation Crowdfunding) a securities exemption that allows small companies to raise capital online had a great July – even in the midst of social distancing and lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 health issue. According to an email distributed by Crowdfund Capital… Read More

Open Banking Offers Accurate, Reliable Picture of Borrower’s Financial Situation, According to P2P Lending Industry Executive

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the digital lending sector’s adoption of Open Banking policies and related technology, according to industry participants. The data-sharing initiative, which requires that banks share “anonymized” customer data with qualified third-parties (after obtaining consent from the owners of the financial data),… Read More

Nasdaq Listed Fintech Fiserv to Offer Payments and Financial Services Tech Solutions to India’s Federal Bank

India-based Federal Bank (NSE: FEDERALBNK), an established private sector bank, has selected Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a multinational provider of payments and financial services tech solutions, to support the digitization of the bank’s end-to‑end card issuance and processing cycle. Fiserv will also assist with the… Read More

Update: BYP Network Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than £800,000 Raised

BYP Network, an empowerment platform dedicated to black professionals, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £800,000 secured. The funding round was launched last month and has attracted over 1100 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, BYP Network was founded… Read More


WorldRemit Announces Partnerships With Mexican Neobanking Groups albo & Klar

WorldRemit announced on Thursday it has formed partnerships with Mexico-based neobanks albo and Klar. According to Jorge Godinez, Head of LATAM at WorldRemit, the UK based Fintech is considered the first money transfer company to enable transfers to albo and Klar. While speaking about the collaboration… Read More

Remote Working Fintech Deel Is Launching Operations Across Europe, will Help with Compliance, Payroll, Taxes

Many individuals and businesses across the globe have been forced to make major lifestyle changes, including working from home, due to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak. San Francisco-based Fintech firm Deel, which plans to improve the work from home process by offering an easy-to-use online platform,… Read More

BBVA owned Finnish Fintech Holvi to Exit UK Market Only 6 Months After Launch due to Brexit, COVID-19 Challenges

BBVA-backed Fintech firm Holvi, which provides bank accounts to sole traders and SMBs, is reportedly preparing to exit the UK market only six months after establishing operations inthe country. Holvi’s management noted that Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak has made it challenging to maintain its… Read More

TSX Trust Company Selects Katipult for Deal Management Platform

Katipult Technology Corp (TSXV: FUND), a Canada based Fintech software provider for capital markets, has been selected by TSX Trust Company, a subsidiary of TMX Group Limited (the parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange), to provide its new digital deal management platform designed to automate… Read More

UK Proptech Habito, a Digital Mortgage Firm, Acquires £35 Million in Capital via Series C with Backing from Augmentum Fintech, SBI Group

UK-based Habito, an online mortgage firm, has secured £35 million in capital through a Series C investment round. Habito provides several services that are focused on taking the pain out of buying a new home or property. The company’s services include its own mortgage products,… Read More

Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava, Synthetix (SNX) Perpetual Contracts Launch on Crypto Derivatives Platform, Delta Exchange

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 13, 2020 that it is introducing perpetual swaps for Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava (KAVA), and Synthetix Network Token (SNX). The contracts will allow digital asset investors to trade… Read More

ABN AMRO Set to Discontinue Moneyou Feature Activities in the Netherlands & Germany

ABN AMRO announced on Wednesday plans to discontinue Moneyou activities in the Netherlands and Germany, with the exception of the Moneyou mortgage activities. According to ABN AMRO, Moneyou started in 2001 as an online mortgage label, followed by online savings accounts in 2008. At the… Read More

Yapily Teams Up With American Express to Enable Open Banking Payments Across Europe

Yapily, a UK-based open banking infrastructure provider, announced on Thursday it has joined forces with American Express to deliver its Pay With Bank Transfer payment initiation service across Europe. According to Yapily, the partnership with allow American Express to reach new markets with its open… Read More

CBDCs: China’s Virtual Yuan or Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) System to be Introduced in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area

China’s virtual yuan (CBDC), which is also referred to as digital currency electronic payment (DCEP), will reportedly be introduced for testing in Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Area within the next few weeks. The Greater Bay Area is a megapolis that includes nine major cities (Guangzhou,… Read More

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