French Crowdfunding Association [Financement Participatif France] and France Fintech Merge

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Financement Participatif France (FPF) – the French crowdfunding association, and France Fintech (FFT) have announced a merger of the two organizations. According to a note from the two groups, FTF currently represents over 350 members and 100 partners operating in the Fintech sector. FPF represents… Read More




Binance Labs Invests in Zircuit, a ZK Rollup with AI-enabled Sequencer-Level Security

Binance Labs, the venture capital and incubation arm of Binance, has invested in Zircuit, a zero-knowledge rollup with AI-enabled sequencer-level security. Zircuit is a new Layer 2 (L2) network that “introduces a novel approach to on-chain security.” The network safeguards users “with sequencer-level security and… Read More

KingsCrowd Partners with Streaming Platform Radivision

KingsCrowd, a startup data provider that supports investors, has announced a partnership with Radavision, a streaming platform covering the startup sector. According to a release, Radivision will be offering users the ability to track private investments with its Angel Wallet, which is provided by KingsCrowd…. Read More

New Clearing Rules To Grow Daily DTCC Treasury Volumes by $4B+

DTCC, a provider of post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, announced this week that, according to new industry feedback, daily Treasury volumes through its Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) are expected to rise by more than $4 trillion once the SEC’s expanded U.S. Treasury clearing… Read More

Global Fintech Adyen Teams Up with Nelly Solutions to Support Healthcare Sector

Financial technology platform Adyen (ADYEN:AMS) partners with health and fintech Nelly Solutions to develop a financial operating system specifically for the healthcare sector. Adyen will be providing POS terminals, digital payments, bank accounts and corporate credit cards for medical practices. Adyen is focused on its… Read More

Commonwealth Report Shows How AI Can Improve Lives of Less Wealthy

A report from Commonwealth highlights the ways AI can improve the financial lives of people with low to moderate incomes. It is the result of a three-year project supported by JPMorgan Chase. The firms said it is urgent to research and identify the ways in… Read More

Global Exchange Traded Products with Digital Assets Increase 93% Year to Date

Year-to-date, Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that hold digital assets have jumped by 93% assets under management (AUC), up from $49.5 billion at the end of 2023 to $95.4 billion, according to a report. Fineqia (CSE: FNQ) says that the total AUM recorded at the end… Read More

Anchorage Digital Bank Adds Former Goldman Exec to Board of Directors

Anchorage Digital Bank, a federally chartered digital bank that serves the digital asset sector, has appointed Connie Shoemaker, a former Goldman Sachs executive, to its Board of Directors. Shoemaker currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Bridgewater Associates Holdings, Bridgewater’s parent company…. Read More

UK Markets Survey: Broad-based Increase in Business Activity Reported Across Major Regions

Latest Regional PMI survey data from NatWest showed a broad-based increase in business activity across the UK in May, with growth being recorded simultaneously in “all 12 nations and regions monitored for the first time in more than a year.” At the same, there was… Read More

HeavyFinance Platform Investors Reportedly Allocated €1.04M Across 37 Agricultural Projects in May

In May, HeavyFinance says that it saw the investor community allocate “a total of €1.04M across 37 agricultural projects” using the European platform. As of the end of May 2024, HeavyFinance reveals that a significant sum of €55.92M was “issued in loans since the inception… Read More

UK’s ClearBank Explains How it Facilitates Storage and Movement of GBP Funds for Coinbase Clients

ClearBank explains that cost-effective access to Faster Payments System (FPS) is offering all the advantages of the UK’s faster payments infrastructure to UK resident customers, without incurring the “costs of being a direct scheme member.” According to ClearBank, there has been significant growth in UK… Read More

IOTA Accepted by European Blockchain Sandbox

Blockchain firm IOTA has been selected to participate in the European Blockchain Sandbox. According to a blog post, IOTA will be participating in the Sandbox with its Web3 identification product. IOTA says the solution tokenizes all kinds of identification processes, enabling identity verification in Web3 environments… Read More

Santander Announces Zinia as Consumer Finance Provider for Apple in Germany

Santander recently announced that Zinia, its digital consumer finance platform, will become the new consumer finance provider for Apple in Germany. Zinia will aim to offer customers purchasing Apple products “both in Apple stores and online at the option to defer payments by splitting… Read More

Payments Fintech Airwallex Reports Steady Business Growth in Hong Kong

Airwallex, a global payments and financial platform for modern businesses, saw robust customer growth in Hong Kong, with its transacting customer base increasing by 79% YoY in the first quarter of 2024. Reflecting the strong customer growth, Airwallex Hong Kong also “recorded a 108% YoY… Read More Obtains VASP Registration from Central Bank of Ireland, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 100 million customers worldwide and the firm focused on regulatory compliance, security and privacy, announced that it has received approval as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) from the Central Bank of Ireland. This approval follows… Read More

BridgeFund, a Challenger SME Lender in Amsterdam, Selects Fintech Platform Mambu

BridgeFund, a challenger SME lender based in Amsterdam, chooses Mambu to fulfil its mission of bridging the financial needs of entrepreneurs. By utilising Mambu’s cloud banking platform, BridgeFund can “build its deposit, and soon, lending offerings with reliability and ease, while scaling in the Dutch… Read More

Fintech Stripe Becomes Primary Global Payments Partner for Accor

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, has announced that it will become the primary payments partner globally for Accor—one of the world’s largest hospitality companies comprising more than 40 hotel brands in 5,600 locations across more than 110 countries. Accor has a sharp focus… Read More

Financial Services Regulatory Authority of ADGM and Bermuda Monetary Authority Sign Digital Assets focused MoU

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM and the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) have recently announced the signing of a joint Digital Assets Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU creates a framework “enabling the collaboration between the BMA and the FSRA to support the… Read More

Small Businesses in Australia Report Significant Challenges Including Labor Productivity Decline

Xero, the global small business platform, has released research highlighting how Australian small businesses think and feel about the end of financial year (EOFY). The survey of more than 1000 small business owners and decision makers “revealed 71% consider this time of year stressful, and… Read More

Global Fintech Currencycloud and Pyvio to Enable Cross-Border Payments for Chinese Firms

Currencycloud, which focuses on simplifying business in a multi-currency world, and Pyvio, the fintech building ‘Glocal’ financial services infrastructure, have announced a partnership offering efficient and cost-effective cross-border payment solutions for Chinese e-commerce businesses operating in emerging markets. The partnership will allow Pyvio to leverage… Read More

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