Catching Up with OurCrowd Founder & CEO Jon Medved to Discuss Global Equity Crowdfunding Dynamism

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“Equity crowdfunding is becoming a more viable, accessible and attractive option for non-institutional investors in sectors that affect everyday life.  Global connectivity, has meant that startups have greater entrée to investors from diverse geographies outside the traditional tech hubs, effectively strengthening the democratization process and… Read More

Sugru Returns to Crowdcube: Now Seeking £1.5 Million

Less than two years after securing £3.39 million through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, moldable glue maker, Sugru, has returned to the funding portal seeking a minimum of £1.5 million. The company, which was co-founded by CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, now has its… Read More

Relendex Milestone: P2P Real Estate Lending Marketplace Receives Full FCA Authorization

Peer-to-peer real estate lending marketplace, Relendex, announced on Tuesday it received full authorization from the from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The online lender confirmed that this new milestone would allow it to launch its new Innovative Finance ISA giving retail investors unparalleled tax efficient lending… Read More

Loan Validation & Credit Data: Global Debt Registry Links with TransUnion

Global Debt Registry (GDR), the asset certainty company known specializing in loan validation, will be utilizing data from credit information provider TransUnion in order to extend the range of GDR’s eValidationSM services for investors and issuing creditors in the online lending industry. By combining GDR’s expertise in real validation of… Read More

Empowering the Small-Scale Housebuilding Sector: LendInvest Property Development Academy Expands Course Offerings

LendInvest, a leading UK online property finance lender, is launching the LendInvest Property Development Academy in four more key cities around the country following overwhelming demand for its London & Southeast courses. “There are no quick fixes to our national housing crisis, but by equipping… Read More

Trulioo Expands into Korea with AML/KYC Solution

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, has expanded coverage to the Republic of Korea with its GlobalGateway platform. GlobalGateway was created to help businesses comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules and has evolved to support a diverse range of identity… Read More

Is Kabbage Buying Out Rival OnDeck?

Current State of Affairs Small business lender Kabbage announced earlier this month that it would begin selling over $525 million worth of loans to investors, which will in turn increase its lending capacity to over $2.7 billion. In contrast, Kabbage’s competitor OnDeck, has seen its share… Read More

Music Streaming Service BlueJay Music Seeks £150,000 Through Invesdor Initiative

BlueJay Music, a London-based music streaming service, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor. The company is currently seeking a minimum of £150,000 (max £300,000) as it prepares for expansion. The company claimed it adds a new dimension to online music. Users just simply… Read More

SmartCard Marketing Systems Expands Fintech Accelerator Offering

Fintech payment accelerator and solutions provider, SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc., announced on Friday it expanded its fintech accelerator offering for independent software vendors to prepare for biometrics, blockchain, and AI interoperability. SmartCard Marketing Systems stated its strategy is built on compounded years of experience and success… Read More

New Chinese Fintech Startup: Is China’s Market Outpacing the US?

A Chinese startup has announced that it is in the process of creating new software that will render loan officers obsolete. They plan to use data-mining algorithms to offer 24/7 automatic credit available from anywhere. Yongqianbao, which literally translates as “needing money pal”, solution is… Read More

CreditEase Wealth Management’s Fund Invests $30 Million in Two Transactions With OnDeck & LendingHome

CreditEase Wealth Management announces on Monday its Offshore Private Credit Fund (OPCF) has invested a total of $30 million in two transactions with OnDeck and LendingHome. This announcement comes just one year after the fund made its first investment in Avant and Prosper. According to… Read More


Bitbond & BitPesa Announces New Partnership: Seeks to Improve Financing of SMEs in Africa

German-based SME lending platform Bitbond and African payment services provider BitPesa announced on Monday they have formed a new partnership to improve access to African SMEs financing.  Bitbond stated that by working with BitPesa, borrowers who receive funding on its lending platform can now have their loan… Read More

Capitec Bank Invests €21 Million in Fintech Company Creamfinance During Series B Funding Round

European fintech company, Creamfinance LLC, announced on Monday it received a €21 million investment from South Africa’s Capitec Bank during its Series B funding round. The new round of funding comes just after the company secured €5 million during its Series A round from international venture capital… Read More

Jail Time: 41 Peopled Locked Up for Baiyin Wealth Co. P2P Fraud in China

In what is being described as Shanghai’s “first and high profile” peer to peer lending fraud case, 41 people associated with Baiyin Wealth Co. have been imprisoned according to China News. The case included the theft of approximately 700 million yuan or about USD $10.2… Read More

WorldRemit Announces Asia Expansion: Launches Online Money Transfers in Japan

WorldRemit, announced on Monday it is launching its online money transfer services in Japan. This news comes less than a week after the company announced its launch in Hawaii and customers in Japan will now be able to send money to family and friends worldwide, using… Read More

Temenos Claims Collaboration Between Banks and Fintech Key to Survival

New financial regulations, including the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive and their open architecture framework that forces banks to share transaction data, may force banks and Fintechs to fight for customer loyalty. Compromises must be made between the competitors. However, according to the banking and… Read More

Seedrs: Digital EIS & SEIS Certificates Are Here

On Monday, equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced it was introducing digital tax certificates and the new tax documents page to investors. According to the funding portal: “After a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) qualifying business raises investment on the platform our… Read More

France & Singapore Boost Fintech Ties with Agreement Between MAS & ACPR / AMF

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is continuing its push to collaborate with financial regulators around the world to improve Fintech innovation and collaboration. MAS today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

SyndicateRoom Announces Support For Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust PLC’s £100 Million IPO

Online investment platform SyndicateRoom announced on Monday it is set to support the IPO of Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Trust PLC (DSM) on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, which opens for investment today. SyndicateRoom has been appointed as a retail distribution agent for… Read More

Entrepreneurial Scotland Plans Summit to Scale Up Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Scotland is preparing for its forthcoming Entrepreneurial Scotland Summit scheduled to take place this coming May. Scotland’s leading entrepreneurial membership network says it has assembled a world-class roster of speakers who will share their insights with Scotland’s entrepreneurial leaders. During times of Brexit and… Read More

ID Finance Joins Mintos Marketplace & Begins Placing Unsecured Loans Issued in Spain Under MoneyMan Brand

ID Finance, a data science and digital finance company, announced on Monday it has officially joined peer-to-peer lender Mintos and has already begun placing personal unsecured loans issued in Spain under its MoneyMan brand on the lending platform’s marketplace.  ID Finance shared it is joining Mintos just after… Read More