Omar Faridi

EstateGuru Platform Investors Financed €18.6M Worth of Loans in December 2021

EstateGuru notes that 2021 ended “strongly” for their platform, with their investors financing €18.6M worth of loans in December 2021. As mentioned in the update from EstateGuru, the total funded amount for the year was €2028M. In December, Estonia, Lithuania and Germany all “contributed over… Read More

UK based Blend Network Launches “Light Refurbishments Plus” Offering Up to 75% LTGDV

UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender, has responded to “growing demand for light refurbishment projects.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, specialist development finance lender Blend Network has announced today the launch of a new Light Refurbishment Plus product range “specifically… Read More

Crypto.com has Allegedly Lost Over 172 BTC, 4,831+ ETH Valued at a Total of $22.5M via Recent Breach: Report

The Sentinel Protocol team, which is operating a platform leveraging blockchain technology in order to harness collective cyber security intelligence to protect crypto assets against hackers, scams and fraud, has provided an update regarding the suspicious activity incident involving Crypto.com. Through their team’s preliminary analysis,… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reaches £1B in Customer Savings

Today, the team at digital bank Zopa is “incredibly proud” to announce that their customers have trusted them with over £1 billion of their “hard-earned” savings. In an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Zopa‘s management noted that their award-winning Zopa Fixed Term Savings Account offers… Read More

Overfunding: Bank North, a Fintech enabled Banking Platform, Acquires £1.55M+ from 486 Investors via Crowdcube

Bank North, a Fintech-enabled bank, which will combine cloud-native tech with the trust of face-to-face relationship banking with the “aim of disrupting the £150bn UK SME lending market,” has secured 114% (£1,552,134) of its £1,350,000 target from 486 investors (at the time of writing) with… Read More

Fintech Apps Are Becoming Widely-Adopted, so easyMoney Introduces its Own App for Clients

The team at UK’s investment platform easyMoney notes that the use of Fintech apps is increasing steadily across the globe. That’s why they decided to also launch their own app for their customers. The company wrote in a blog post that half of easyMoney investors… Read More

Utrust Teams Up with Elrond to “Take Over” the Web3 Payments Sector

The team at Utrust notes that if you’ve been following them for a while, then you will know that they are “not fond of overly hyping [their] announcements.” Utrust claims that they are “focused on delivering, not fanfare.” The company writes in a blog post… Read More

Philippines based Netbank Introduces a Payments Service to Support Digital Commerce

Netbank, the banking as a service platform, has introduced a service that allows international payment firms to support various transactions in the Philippines. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the Philippines has a fast-growing international trade market. Global trade in goods has has… Read More

Indian Fintech Unicorn RazorPay Introduces Automated Tax Solutions for Businesses

The team at Razorpay asks whether you’re aware of what’s one of the things that’s quite common among all Indian startup founders and business owners. According to Razorpay, they tend to struggle when managing tax and compliance payments. And, if you’ve just started your business,… Read More

Aite-Novarica Group and Nium Share Insights on Embedded Payment Experiences

If the world of payments has taught us “one thing,” it’s that “keeping up with the changes holds the power to keep both customers and business partners satisfied,” according to an update from Nium. Nium writes in a blog post that as more firms are… Read More

Fintech Firm Truebill Explains How You Can “Reset Your Finances” for 2022

The team at Truebill notes that the new year can be a good time to “reset your finances,” and they would like to help you out with that. The company recently shared some practical ways to help improve your finances in 2022. The firm recommends… Read More

Poloniex Management Confirms Launch of New Digital Asset Trading System in Sandbox Environment in Q1 2022

Shaun Scovil, General Manager at digital assets firm Poloniex, notes that as they embark on their eighth year of operations, the team has reflected on all the great things they think they’ve accomplished so far, while “preparing for the exciting challenges and opportunities ahead.” Shaun… Read More

Celsius Network Is Now Supporting Avalanche (AVAX) Token Purchases

The team at digital assets platform Celsius Network notes that since their goal is to bring the next 100 million consumers to crypto, they are constantly looking to offer (what they consider to be) the “best” experiences and “opportunities” for their community. This reportedly includes looking… Read More

Yieldstreet Explains How they Carry Out their Stringent Multi-Step Vetting Process Before Offering Investment Opportunities

Yieldstreet explains that they aim to provide a diverse range of “unique” private market investment opportunities that offer “potentially attractive benefits” to investor portfolios. But before a particular offering makes it onto the Yieldstreet platform, it needs to go through a “stringent” multi-step vetting process,… Read More

Legal Utopia, an AI enhanced App that Connects Legal Consumers with a Legal Services Network, Secures £154.9K+ from Seedrs

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Legal Utopia, a powerful AI-enhanced app with the aim of “connecting legal consumers with a vast network of legal services,” has acquired 77% (£154,906) of its £200,000 target from 50 investors (at the time of writing) through a crowdfunding campaign carried out via Seedrs. With… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Is Making it More Affordable to Send Money Abroad, and Save with New Vault Product

The team at digital bank Revolut has noted that they hear about exchange rates all the time. The company has commented on what they actually are and why they can be very important. As explained by Revolut, foreign currency exchange rates are a way to… Read More

Bitcoin Mining Report: Analysts Expect to See Multiple Crypto Mining Firms to Complete Listings on the NASDAQ

Brandon Bailey, a crypto mining analyst at Galaxy Digital, notes that a strong Bitcoin bull market, “authoritarian” crackdown on cryptocurrency mining in China and “flight to North America” seems to have flipped the international hashrate economy on its head during 2021. In a recent report,… Read More

BlockFi Appoints Alex Grigoryan as CTO, Deborah Barta as Chief Operating Officer

BlockFi, a crypto financial services firm, recently announced that Alexander Grigoryan has joined the company as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will be responsible for overseeing “all global product development and technology strategy moving forward.” Zac Prince, CEO and Founder of BlockFi, stated:… Read More

Digital Lending Software Firm Blend Is Helping to Increase Homeownership Opportunities by Leveraging Data and Automation

Digital lending software provider Blend (NYSE:BLND) reveals that they helping to increase homeownership opportunities by leveraging data and automation. Blend explains how their integration with Fannie Mae supports borrower rent payment history, which helps “expand opportunities for first-time homeownership.” Traditionally, credit has served a key… Read More

UK Fintech LiveFlow Reveals How No-Code, Low-Code Tools Can Help Accountants

The team at London-based Fintech LiveFlow says that there’s no denying that these days, coding is a really valuable and practical skill to have. Many people who aren’t computer programmers are still learning to code, and the demand is “clearly increasing,” according to an update… Read More

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