Narrow Escape for German Real Estate Crowdfunding, Green Crowdinvesting Now in Legislator’s Crosshairs

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After multiple formal and informal discussions with representatives of the crowdfunding sector, consumer associations and the German financial establishment, the Financial Committee of the German Parliament has drawn its conclusions from the review of one year of operation under the German crowdfunding regulation, the Kleinanlegerschutzgesetzt… Read More

R3 Secures World’s Largest Distributed Ledger Investment with $107 Million

R3, the head of the world’s largest consortium of financial institutions collaborating to build a platform and commercial applications for distributed ledger technologies, announced it had secured $107 million in funding as part of its Series A round. The figure is the largest investment in distributed… Read More

And Action! UK Film “Kat and the Band” Hits SyndicateRoom Goal

“Our aim is to enable women behind and in front of the camera in the industry during a time when gender inequality still exists.” UK online investment platform SyndicateRoom announced that the independent UK film Kat and the Band has been fully funded, having reached its £400,000 target…. Read More

Funding Circle Fully Authorised by FCA. Platform Now Biggest P2P Lender in UK

Funding Circle, an online lender for SMEs, has received full authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Funding Circle is now queued up to offer the IFISA – an event that is expected to fuel platform growth even further. The FCA has struggled to complete… Read More

Judopay Announces Ryan Farley as CEO

Judopay, a UK-based “AppCommerce” payments platform, has appointed Ryan Farley as its new CEO. Farley takes over just as Judopay secures reinvestment from key shareholders having exceeded growth expectations over the past year. Judopay predicts mobile commerce (or m-commerce) is set to grow 200% faster… Read More

Relendex Now Offers Innovative Finance ISA

Peer to peer lender Relendex has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) following authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Relendex offers loans for commercial real estate via its online marketplace. The UK Government introduced the IFISA in April 2016 as a vehicle for investors to… Read More

Secure Growth: PayU & iwoca Team Up to Provide SMEs Quicker Financing

The international lending firm iwoca and payment service provider PayU launched an innovative collaboration aimed at making it easier for SME entrepreneurs, particularly those in the eCommerce and eService industries, to obtain financing for growth. The new solution enables the entire lending process to take place online,… Read More

UK P2P Lending Market Researcher Orca Dives into P2P Provider Rating Services

Orca, a leading independent data, research and analysis providers on the UK P2P lending market has announced its plans to launch its own four-factor rating service for individual P2P providers, the Orca Rating. The rating will be designed in partnership with Dublin City University’s Irish Centre for… Read More

23 Healthtech Investments & Counting: OurCrowd Invests $2.5M in Scopio Labs

OurCrowd, a global leader in equity crowdfunding, today announced that it will invest $2.5 million (as part of a recently completed $7 million investment round) in Scopio Labs, a developer of an advanced digital microscopy and diagnostics platform. This is OurCrowd’s 23rd healthtech investment for… Read More

P2P Fashion Marketplace Designer Wardrobe Raises $1.7 Million on Snowball Effect

Designer Wardrobe, a New Zealand based fashion marketplace, has successfully raised $1.7 million through online private equity marketplace Snowball Effect. The raise attracted investment from several prominent investors, including Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund and venture capital investor Aaron Bhatnagar, as well as solid interest from over 150… Read More

Waves Launches Euro Gateway

Waves Platform, a decentralized platform for launching crowdfunding campaigns and issuing digital assets, says it has launched its flagship Euro gateway. The Waves Platform completed its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in June 2016, garnering more than $16 million (30,000 BTC) and becoming one of the… Read More


TransferWise Launches Borderless Accounts Eliminating One More Need for Using a Bank

TransferWise, the Fintech unicorn, announced the creation of “Borderless Accounts”. These new accounts make doing business easier as there is no need to pull your funds back into your home account which is typically a bank. As TransferWise explains:  “… now, you can say to… Read More

Clearhaus Invests in Copenhagen Cooperative Bank to Create “All in One Solution”

Typically it is the traditional bank investing in, or acquiring a promising Fintech firm. But in this case it is the other way around. Danish Fintech firm Clearhaus has purchased a 33% stake in Copenhagen Cooperative Bank to adjust its business model. Clearhaus explains that… Read More

SyndicateRoom Offers Investors Access to £150 Million REIT IPO

SyndicateRoom, an online investment platform, is offering its members the option to participate in the initial public offer (IPO) of AEW UK Long Lease Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The REIT is currently open for… Read More

IW Capital Completes £2.2 Million Funding Round for SaveMoneyCutCarbon

UK-based private investment house IW Capital has completed the first close of a £2.2 million funding for SaveMoneyCutCarbon. The company is an energy and water savings consultancy and online retailer. SaveMoneyCutCarbon works with organizations and homes to reduce energy and water consumption and cut operating… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore & the International Finance Corporation Join in Fintech Cooperation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have signed a “Memorandum of Cooperation” agreeing to establish and develop the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN). AFIN will strive to increase the adoption of Fintech innovation and… Read More

cashpresso Recognized as Best Fintech Startup 2017

Austrian Fintech startup Credi2 GmbH, operating under the brand cashpresso, has received recognition as the Best Fintech Startup 2017 as part of the Banking and Insurance Summit held in Berlin, Germany this week. According to cashpresso, this year approximately 120,000 customers evaluated the 184 participating… Read More

Reg A+ Crowdfunding: Social Bluebook says it is Adding 300 Creators a Day on Digital Marketing Platform

Social Bluebook is a new marketplace where content creators (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) are matched with advertisers. The platform was launched in recognition of the growing shift in marketing where brands and businesses leverage social media to promote their services.  Social Bluebook says it now… Read More

EstateGuru Says More than €1 Million in Interest Paid to Real Estate Investors

Peer to peer property lender EstateGuru has shared that investors on its platform have now earned in excess of €1 million. The Estonia-based company said that nearly 6900 investors from 39 different countries have earned, on average, 12.63% since platform launch in 2014. EstateGuru also reports there… Read More