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The Current State of Crowdfunding in Europe: Report

Online capital formation is one of the earliest sectors of Fintech. Platforms exist around the world to match investors with debt, equity and other securities to raise capital to finance a  firm, back a real estate project, or simply to provide capital to those in… Read More

Dispute Tech Specialist Chargebacks911 Appoints Brad Dillahunty as EVP

Dispute tech specialist, Chargebacks911, reveals that it has appointed technology management professional, Brad Dillahunty, as EVP and Chief Product Officer at Chargebacks911 and sister brand Fi911. Brad will be responsible for driving the firms’ international product development and strengthen operational structures “at a time of… Read More

Earned Wage Access: Netspend Introduces Platform Allowing Workers to Get Paid Before Receiving Paycheck

As part of its increased B2B focus and overall business strategy, Netspend is introducing the Netspend Earned Wage Access platform and mobile app, which will enable companies to provide their workers with on-demand access to accrued wages or earnings that the employees have already earned… Read More

How to Revolutionize the Private Capital Markets

In 2010, venture capital investors poured $21.8 billion into startups. Fast forward a decade to 2020 when well over 500 “supergiant” funding rounds of $100 million+ were raised, totaling $142 billion. In early 2021, even as global economies fought to shake off the effects of… Read More

Ex- Basel Committee Secretary General Joins Baton Systems to Support Business Expansion Efforts

Baton Systems, the market solution that aims to transform asset movements and settlements, has revealed that William (Bill) Coen, former Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, has joined the company as Senior Advisor. Coen’s appointment has been announced as Baton scales its… Read More

Digital Lending Platform Trade Ledger Teams Up with ScotPac to Create Origination and Underwriting Solutions

Trade Ledger, an international digital lending platform, has teamed up with ScotPac, Australia and New Zealand’s biggest non-bank SME lender, in order to develop an origination and underwriting experience for business funding. As mentioned in a release, the partnership demonstrates the scope of the Trade… Read More

SPACs: Singapore Exchange (SGX) Introduces Updated SPAC Listing Guidelines

Singapore Exchange (SGX) recently revealed that they’ve created updated rules that will allow Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on its Mainboard “effective 3 September 2021.” Tan Boon Gin, CEO of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), noted that SGX’s SPAC framework should give firms… Read More

Debt Collection Is Becoming a Serious Problem for BNPL Consumers: Report

One in 10 or around 10% of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) shoppers have been contacted by debt collection agencies, and this figure increases to one in eight for younger consumers, according to Citizens Advice. The Citizens Advice charity has shared research findings which reveal… Read More

Consumer Behavior in Indonesia Is Changing with Increased Usage of Digital Payments: Survey

Kadence International Indonesia has shared the findings of a new research study, titled Digital Payments and Financial Services Usage and Behavior in Indonesia. The extensive report is reportedly based on an online survey of 1,000 respondents carried out in July of this year in large… Read More

UK’s Pension Dashboard Program Appoints Capgemini to Offer Central Technical Architecture

The Pensions Dashboards Program (PDP) has reportedly appointed Capgemini to provide its central technical architecture, ending the initiative’s first phase. As reported by Pensions Age, the selection of Capgemini was made after an extensive engagement period, with the pensions industry and suppliers, which PDP said… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Now Claims 2.4M Open Accts, 400K Business Accts, £4B in Deposits

UK-based digital bank Starling notes that as the summer months are ending, they’ve shared some of their recent highlights. Starling now has over 2.4 million open accounts, which reportedly include more than 400,000 business accounts. As mentioned in a blog post by Starling, dated September… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform StashAway Expands Business Operations into Thailand

StashAway, a digital wealth management platform, has officially launched in Thailand, which marks a completely new overseas market for the Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm. StashAway, which mainly offers Robo-advisory services, has already established operations in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The StashAway platform, currently accessible to… Read More

SIX Swiss Stock Exchange to Acquire Stake in REGIS-TR from Joint Venture Partner Clearstream

SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange which is Europe’s 3rd-largest stock exchange and one of the industry’s most-respected post-trade providers, will be acquiring a 50% stake in REGIS-TR from joint venture partner Clearstream Iberclear, part of SIX, in order to become the “sole shareholder” of Regis-TR… Read More

Mumbai’s Enterprise Data Management Firm GoldenSource to Create 50 New Professional Roles

GoldenSource, an independent provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and Master Data Management (MDM) services, reveals that it’s creating 50 new professional jobs at its Mumbai offices. As first reported by Finextra, the new roles are being created to support GoldenSource’s expanding software product portfolio… Read More

MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, Introduces BME FX, a Web Platform for Hedging Against Currency Risk

MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, has introduced BME FX, a web-based platform meant for banking institutions and various other financial service providers. It will aim to help with hedging against the currency risk with MEFF’s xRolling FX futures contracts. BME FX consists of a tech… Read More

IHS Markit Teams Up with Fintech Studios to Offer thinkFolio, a Multi-Asset Investment Management Solution

The team at IHS Markit reveals that they’ve teamed up with Fintech Studios to offer market intelligence, research and analytics as part of thinkFolio, their multi-asset investment management solution. Fintech Studios’ Apollo.ai makes use of an artificial intelligence engine to curate content that may be… Read More

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange or ADX Enters Agreement with Nasdaq to Establish Derivatives Market

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) reveals that it has taken an important step towards establishing a derivatives market in 2021 by entering an agreement with Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) in order to provide marketplace tech services, such as matching, real-time clearing and settlement technology. Abu… Read More

Germany Crowdfunding Report: 75% Know About Crowdfunding

Perception of investment crowdfunding in Germany continues to tick up, according to crowdfunding.de. In its annual barometer report, almost 3/4 of surveyed individuals are aware of the ability to raise money online at 74.3% The segment of people that understand crowdfunding is almost half at… Read More

Diem Association’s Technical Steering Committee Appoints CTO Daniel Prinz

First DAG, which has created global virtual payment platform as a service, reveals that Diem Association’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) has appointed its CTO, Daniel Prinz, as an official Maintainer of the Diem blockchain, which is a distributed, programmable database developed to act as the… Read More

John Flint Appointed as United Kingdom Infrastructure Bank Chief Executive

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has decided to put John Flint, ex- Chief Executive at HSBC, at the helm of UKIB. Flint will be responsible for leading the UKIB to promote investments into various infrastructure initiatives that aim to lower emissions and assist with leveling up… Read More

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