General News

SEC Schedules “Evidence Summit”: How Investors Think & Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an “Evidence Summit” to be held at the SEC headquarters on F Street in Washington, DC on March 10th. Organized by the Office of Investor Advocate, the Summit will “discuss strategies for raising retail investors’ understanding of… Read More

UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector. While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of… Read More

Inaugural Australia Fintech Business Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Australian business media company Fintech Business announced the winners of the 2017 Fintech Business Awards, which recognized the outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship in the Australia fintech sector. The inaugural event’s description reads: “The inaugural Fintech Business Awards seeks to identify and acknowledge the leading individuals… Read More

VeriComply Completes Angel Funding Round: Investors Include Marketplace Lending Industry Vets

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Monday it completed its latest Angels funding round. Investors in the funding round included Jon Barlow, founder of Eaglewood Capital and John Maute,  co-founder of Helios AMC and Situs… Read More

Aussie Lender Marketlend Appoints Brad Pattelli As New Non-Executive Director/Member of the Board

Australia’s peer-to-peer trade credit platform Marketlend announced on Monday it has appointed Brad Pattelli as its new non-executive director and member of the board. Pattelli reportedly has decades of experience as an investor in a broad range of businesses, multiple prior public, and private board roles. He… Read More

New Fundraising Platform DonorSee Seeks to Improve the Charity Industry

DonorSee is described as a new fundraising platform specifically to improve the charity industry. Its goal is to change the way people support charities with complete transparency. Instead of giving to a large charity that may fall short of the mark or simply has huge… Read More

Startup Grind 2017: Fintech is the Future

Two-day conference Startup Grind earlier this week set in Redwood City, California at the Fox Theater boasted “5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups”.  The ability to pull back from all of the pitches and decipher key messages… Read More

Tech City Announcement: 26 New Tech Companies to Join Future Fifty Program

Tech City UK announced earlier the week the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty program. According to the London-based business management consultant, the Future Fifty program gives participants immediate access to a valuable peer network along with expert-led classes and workshops designed to… Read More

TransferWise Integrates Money Transfer Bot With Facebook Messenger

Global peer-to-peer lending platform TransferWise announced earlier this week it has integrated its money transfer service, TransferWise Bot, with Facebook Messenger. The online lender revealed that customers may now send money and set up rate alerts without having to leave the Facebook Messenger app. TransferWise reported that users… Read More

French Retail Investors Elect Their Favorite SME Lending Marketplaces

In what is probably a worldwide premiere, the French SME lending aggregator site crowdlending.fr organized an online competition enabling retail investors to elect their favorite lending marketplaces. The members of crowdlending.fr’s community of lenders lend on average €4,500 through 3,2 platforms. The 600 voters, who… Read More

RateSetter Forms Partnership With Accountancy Advisor TaxAssist to Engage With SMEs

Online lender RateSetter has formed a partnership with accountancy advisor TaxAssist Accountants to help engage with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). TaxAssist Accountant notably specializes in all businesses with a turnover of £2 million of less. It has more than 290 locations throughout the UK. While discussing the… Read More

Sharestates Receives Emerging Real Estate Platform Nomination For the LendIt Conference Industry Awards

Real estate crowdfunding platform Sharestates announced on Thursday it received a nomination for LendIt Conference Industry Awards’ emerging real estate platform award. The winner will be announced on March 7th at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Speaking about the nomination, Allen Shayanfekr, co-founder and CEO of Sharestates, stated: “We… Read More

VeriComply Appoints Former LendingClub Executive Roger Dickerson President As it Prepares to Expand Into the Marketplace Industry

VeriComply, a company that automates the verification of marketplace loans for the secondary market, announced on Thursday it appointed former LendingClub executive, Roger Dickerson as its new president as it prepares to expand into the marketplace lending industry. According to VeriComply, Dickerson served as Vice… Read More

NextGen Crowdfunding Reveals Crowdfunding Video Awards Second Round Winners

NextGen Crowdfunding announced on Thursday the second round winners of the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This event provides campaign organizers new ways to promote crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers as well as potential investors. Season one of the CVAs kicked off on January 25th with a live… Read More

£19.5M in Series B Funding in Hand, Monzo Plans Exciting Crowdcube Return

Fresh from closing its £19.5 million in Series B funding round and celebrating its 2nd birthday, app-only Monzo  (formally know as Mondo) is planning to raise a further £2.5M through crowdfunding, according to multiple news sources. New York-based Thrive Capital led the round, with participation from Passion Capital… Read More

Cloud Lending Closed Latest Financing Round Led by Cota Capital: Global Expansion Continues

Cloud Lending Solutions announced that it had closed its latest financing round led by Cota Capital, with all existing investors participating. The proceeds will be used to continue its global expansion and to further develop its industry-leading lending platform, according to the release. Founded in 2012,… Read More

LendInvest Shares Quarterly UK Buy-To-Let Market Research, Comments from CEO Christian Faes

LendInvest, the UK online property lending and investing business, has released its latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market. The LendInvest BTL Index ranks each postcode area around England and Wales based on a combination of four critical metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes,… Read More

$1 Million Prize Awarded to Israeli Insurtech Startups GetmeIns and Seegnature

Israeli startups GetmeIns and Seegnature shared the top $1 million prize in the Insurtech Israel competition, reportedly a first of its kind competition in Israel for startups in the field of insurance technology.  JVP decided to double the grand prize, investing over $2 million in the winners…. Read More

Solar Investment Firm Wunder Capital Announces Partnership With French Financial Platform Lumo

Wunder Capital, a firm that develops and manages solar investment funds through partnerships, test processes, underwriting framework and its investment portal, announced it has formed a partnership with French financial platform, Lumo. While sharing details about the new partnership, Wunder Capital revealed: “Wunder Capital strives to… Read More