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CBILS and Bounce Back Loan Data Dashboard Launched by Rangewell

Rangewell, a business finance firm that assists SMEs in accessing capital, has launched a dashboards tracking the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loans – two UK government programs providing support to smaller firms that have struggled in the wake of… Read More

After Predicting Bitcoin will Not Hold Value, Goldman Sachs to Hold Economic Outlook Conference Discussing Gold and BTC Investments

Giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs will be hosting a conference call on May 27, 2020, which has been titled “US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.” Interestingly, the conference has been scheduled after the bank published a… Read More

UK’s Insurtech By Miles Secures £15 Million in Capital via Round Led by CommerzVentures

UK-based, By Miles, a pay-by-mile automobile insurance service provider, has secured £15 million in funding through a Series B investment round led by CommerzVentures. Existing investors Octopus Ventures, Insurtech Gateway and JamJar investments also took part in By Miles’ latest round. Established in October 2014… Read More

India Fintech Startup Jingle Pay Set to Bring Neobanking Services to the Middle East

Jingle Pay, an India-based neobanking startup, announced on Thursday it is launching its fintech services into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in 2019, Jingle Pay offers social payment solutions for individuals and businesses on mobile as well as desktop platforms. “Jingle Pay has digitized… Read More

LendingUSA Launches Instant ID Verification Feature

LendingUSA, a U.S.-based fintech lender that provides loans to small businesses ranging from $1000 to $35,000, announced the launch of its instant ID verification feature. According to LendingUSA, the feature will improve identity security for borrowers, and streamlining the entire loan application & funding process… Read More

Singapore’s CapBridge Financial Acquires Equity Investments from SGInnovate, Cyberport Macro Fund

Singapore-headquartered CapBridge Financial has acquired equity investments from SGInnovate, a private organization wholly-owned by the Singapore government. SGInnovate aims to help scientists establish “Deep Tech” startups. CapBridge has also received investments from the Cyberport Macro Fund, which offers seed to Series A stage funding to… Read More

Canadian Fintech WealthyPlanet Joins Forces With Movies for Mommies to Launch Online Financial Planning Beta Program

WealthyPlanet, a Canada-based online financial planning company, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Movies for Mommies (MFM), a national organization of 30,000 new parents. According to WealthyPlanet, the partnership will enable the company to engage MFM members in a user Beta… Read More

Standard Chartered’s Sustainable Deposit Product Surpasses $2 Billion Mark

Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, recently announced its sustainable deposit product has surpassed the $2 billion mark. The milestone also includes a significant deposit from the French integrated electricity company, EDF. Standard Chartered claims that… Read More

Joseph Otting to Step Down as Comptroller of the OCC, Former Coinbase Chief Legal Officer & Current OCC First Deputy Brian Brooks to Become Acting Comptroller

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting will step down from the office on May 29, 2020, according to a release posted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  Current OCC First Deputy and Chief Operating Officer Brian P. Brooks will take… Read More

Led by Twino, Latvia Adopts Crowdfunding Guidelines

The Alternative Financial Services Association of Latvia has published Latvia’s Crowdfunding Industry Guidelines. The association seeks to provide industry rules to foster a transparent and sustainable sector of finance. Twino, a well-established peer to peer investment platform, is the first crowdfunding operator to adhere to the… Read More

U.S. Fintech DailyPay Joins Forces With the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “Funding Our Future” Alliance

DailyPay, a U.S.-based SaaS fintech, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “Funding our Future” alliance of organizations dedicated to making a secure retirement possible for all Americans. According to DailyPay, Funding Our Future campaign is a bipartisan and cross-sector… Read More

SoFi Expands Partnership With Ladder to Include Estate Planning

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday it is expanding its partnership with life insurance platform Ladder to include estate planning. SoFi reported that through the partnership expansion, its members may now have the ability to draft their will for free and can also access legal services… Read More

Social Distancing: Annual SEC Small Business Forum to be Virtual this Year

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation will be virtual this year. During SEC Chairman Jay Clayton’s tenure, the Forum has moved outside the beltway. Before Clayton, the Forum was held at SEC HQ… Read More

Cyber Insurance & Security Company Coalition Secures $90 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led by Valor Equity Partners

Coalition, the leading cyber insurance and security company, announced on Wednesday it has raised $90 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by Valor Equity Partners with participation from Felicis Ventures, Greyhound Capital, and Coalition’s existing investors. Founded in 2017, Coalition states… Read More

Digital Finance Platform Uphold Integrates With Coil For Interledger Connectivity

Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Web Monetization provider Coil for Interledger connectivity. Uphold reported that Coil creators around the world may now select Uphold as their wallet provider and have payments sent directly to their… Read More

BBVA Joins Forces With FinIQ to Launch a Platform For Equities & Credit-Linked Structured Products

BBVA announced on Wednesday it has teamed up with fintech FinIQ to launch of BBVA epricer, a website for its equities and credit-linked structured products. According to BBVA, BBVA epricer is designed to help professionals structure and obtain prices for equity and credit-linked investment products… Read More

LendInvest Announces BTL Product Updates: Rates Starting From 2.99% & Max 75% LTV

LendInvest, a UK-based marketplace for property financing, announced on Wednesday it has made some updates to its Buy to Let (BTL) products as valuations are permitted to go ahead. As previously reported, the BTL Plus product is designed for landlords who are currently on a… Read More

Wirex Announces Plans to Diversify Funding Options for Russian Customers

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Tuesday it is diversifying its funding options by allowing customers in Russia to fund their accounts by allowing top-ups using domestic bank cards. According to Wirex, users may now link their bank-issued credit or debit card to… Read More

HM Treasury Posts Figures on COVID-19 Support Schemes, Over £22 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury has provided an update on the progress of the various COVID-19 support programs that have been put in place in the last two months. According to the UK government:   8 million jobs have now been furloughed with £11.1 billion claimed so far… Read More

Digital Asset Custody Provider Koine Receives In-Principle Approval in the UAE

Digital asset custody platform Koine announced on Monday it has received in-principle approval (IPA) to provide custody in relation to Virtual Assets in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). According to Koine, the IPA was granted by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM…. Read More

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