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Crowdfunding for Vinyl: Sunpress Vinyl Looks to Raise Money on Indiegogo for Retro Records

SunPress Vinyl has launched a campaign to raise money for the creation of vinyl records through Indiegogo’s equity crowdfunding platform operated in partnership with MicroVentures. SunPress Vinyl is seeking a minimum raise of $50,000 under Reg CF so anyone may invest.  The offer includes some perks… Read More

Draper Esprit Announces 43% Increase In Gross Primary Portfolio Value

Draper Espirit (LSE:GROW), an AIM listed venture capital firm backing promising digital technology companies, has announced their results for the end of the year, the 31st of March. Simon Cook, the CEO Draper Esprit, commented: “At the time of the IPO in June 2016, we… Read More

Deloitte Looks into the Crystal Ball, Reveals the Future of Finance in India

Deloitte has recently released a report concerned with how finance will look in the years to come, titled “Crunch time – Future of Finance in a Digital World: An Indian Perspective.” In this report, Deloitte takes into account how rapidly digital adoption has improved within… Read More

LendInvest Launches New Retail Bond

LendInvest, a UK based online property finance marketplace, has recently announced the launch of a new Retail Bond, with a fixed interest rate of 5.25% due in 2022. LendInvest will continue to provide three other investment channels including their online investment marketplace for individuals to invest… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech CompareAsia Group Adds to List of Impressive Investors

The Hong Kong Fintech startup CompareAsia Group has recently completed a $50 million round of funding, led by World Bank’s lending group the International Finance Corp (IFC). CompareAsia Group has already stimulated some excitement in the past, attracting the Goldman Sachs Investment Partners and Ace… Read More

Bank of Thailand and Monetary Authority of Singapore Sign Co-op Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) signed a Fintech Cooperation Agreement at the biennial Bilateral Meeting on July 11th. In addition, they also updated the Memorandum of Understanding on Banking Supervision that the two parties already had in place…. Read More

Online Lender Dashu Raises 800 Million Yuan

The Chinese Fintech Company, Dashu, has recently announced the completion of a 800 M Yuan ($115 M USD) series C round with some big names backing the company. Dachu’s list of investors includes PAG, Chunhua Capital, Sequoia Capital China Fund, Everbright Holdings, and Huaxing Capital… Read More

Japan Plans to Create Fintech Hub

It is fair to say that over the past couple years, Fintech has taken the financial industry by storm. Their new-age approach to classic finance has added value to both companies and consumers. Because of this, many countries have decided to ride this wave of… Read More

Singapore and Denmark Sign Fintech Pact

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and has announced they have entered a Fintech agreement with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA). This new collaboration will allow companies in both Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets more fluidly. Over the past couple… Read More

Deutsche Börse Launches Fintech Hub

Deutsche Börse‘s Venture Network is seeking to help German startups by making the financing stage easier for both founders and investors. Their focus is on companies in the pre-IPO phase. This allows Deutsche Börse to support new companies with a true potential for a substantial impact… Read More

Bahrain Signs Fintech Partnership with Singapore

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Singapore Fintech Consortium (SFC), and the Dubai-asset management firm Trucial Investment Partners have partnered to create a new FinTech environment. This new agreement is a part of a wider partnership aiming to make Bahrain the region’s Fintech powerhouse. Khalid Al Rumaihi,… Read More

Fintech Sandbox and Ontario Centres of Excellence Announce Partnership

The Boston based company Fintech Sandbox and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to bring the Fintech Sandbox model into Ontario and eventually the rest of Canada. The President and CEO of OCE, Dr. Tom Corr,… Read More

Startupbootcamp Mumbai Selects Inaugural Class of Fintechs

One of the world’s leading accelerators for Fintech Startups, Starupbootcamps, announced their first round of companies that will join their inaugural program in Mumbai, India. These startups beat out nearly 300 other companies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Since its launch in… Read More

Simply Wall St Raises $2.4 million in User Funding

The Sydney based Fintech startup, Simply Wall St, announced that it has raised $2.4 million in funding. What makes this especially unique is that all eleven of its investors were users of the company’s service. This round of investing is their first since their $600,000… Read More

SWIFT Offers €200,000 to Fintechs

In a recent announcement, SWIFT offered up to €200,000 in funding to Fintechs around the world to develop new overlay services that utilize their new global payments innovation (gpi) platform. The two winning Fintech companies of an Industry Challenge will work with banks on innovations that… Read More

MyCash Online, the e-Marketplace for Migrants, Raises over $300,000 USD

Fintech company MyCash Online has recently raised over $300,000 USD ($1.3 million RM) in its crowdfunding campaign that was launched on June 1st. MyCash Online is an e-marketplace that was created specifically to accommodate the large amounts of migrants in Malaysia and Singapore. They offer… Read More

FESE Responds to EU’s Consultation on Fintech

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  The Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) recently published their response to the European Commission’s Consultation, “FinTech: a more competitive and innovative European Financial Sector.” In their response, they listed three principles that they believe will be vital for the development of the Fintech… Read More

Kasikorn Bank Creates $30 million Fintech Fund

Kasikorn Bank has opened up a $30 million fund to invest in to Fintech startups, thus exemplifying the banks attitude to embrace disruptive technologies. The rapid technological developments within the financial industry has opened up new dimensions in the market, changing how customers think. People… Read More

Chinese Fintech CreditEase to Expand to Singapore

CreditEase, a China based peer to peer lender and wealth management platform, has announced its plans to open a new office in the Asia Square Tower in Singapore. The CEO of CreditEase, Ning Tang, said at the opening ceremony: “After 11 years of development, CreditEase… Read More

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