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Global Fintech QUOINE Lists QASH on Global Exchanges QUOINEX & QRYPTOS

Global fintech firm QUOINE announced on Wednesday it listed QASH for trading on global exchanges QUOINEX and QRYPTOS on November 21st. This news comes after QUOINE‘s ICO, also known as the QASH Token Sale, recently oversubscribed. The company claimed the ICO is considered one of the most successful blockchain fintech ICOs… Read More

Chancellor Proposes Changes to EIS to Increase Investment Limits to £2 Million, EISA calls Changes “Good News” for Entrepreneurs & Investors

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond proposed an update to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the Autumn budget presented at the House of Commons today. The measures will increase the annual limit for individuals to £2 million – provided that anything over £1… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender ThinCats to Rebrand as Next Phase of SME Funding in UK

ThinCats unveiled a new brand last week at an event attended by more than 100 business leaders. The gathering took place at the National Space Centre in Leicester but the new branding will not be officially launched until mid-December. John Mould, ThinCats CEO and Ravi Anand,… Read More

Startup Muster Report Shows Fintech Strength in Australia

The recently published Startup Muster report showed a Fintech sector that was growing solidly in Australia.  According to the report, 19.7% of startup founders indicated Fintech as their industry, up from 15.9% in 2016. Overall, Fintech remains the number one startup sector for founders in Australia… Read More

Growth Street Taps University College London’s Bright Young Minds for AltFin

The UK altfin company Growth Street, which surpassed £100 million in online lending earlier this month, is now collaborating with University College London School of Management to give students first-hand experience of using business analytics in a fast-moving commercial environment. The students’ work, which concentrates on predicting a business’s… Read More

Dutch Private Equity Firm Robeco Launches Fintech Equities Fund

Dutch private equity firm Robeco announced on Monday it has launched the Robeco Global Fintech Equities Fund, which invests in stocks of listed companies that benefit from increasing digitization of the financial sector. Robeco claims it is one of the first asset managers to launch an actively… Read More

Report Indicates Chancellor to Announce Multi-Billion Pound Fund to Fuel UK Scale-Ups

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget will be revealed this week and there is plenty of chatter as to what may, or may not, be included in the important policy statement. With Brexit pressure compelling policy makers to do everything they can to… Read More

Jason Hsu, Member of Parliament, Wants to Turn Taiwan into Fintech Hub, Seeks Robust ICO Market

Jason Hsu is on a mission to turn Taiwan into a Fintech hub. This includes the development of a robust Initial Coin Offering market – in stark contrast to several Asian neighbors like China and South Korea,  two countries that banned all ICOs earlier this… Read More

SMSChain Cancels Initial Coin Offering as Single Investor Backs Concept with $5 Million

SMSChain has canceled its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that was expected to be launched today (November 20th). The decision to halt the ICO was said to be driven by a single strategic investor that backed the company with a $5 million investment. SMSChain is described… Read More

Switzerland’s wemakeit Rewards Platform Now Accepts Bitcoin as a Payment Option

wemakeit, a rewards based crowdfunding platform, is one of the first platforms in the world to accept Bitcoin as a payment option. Introducing Bitcoin as a payment option is described as the first step towards the future. wemakeit management believes we are on the brink… Read More

VentureFounders Appoints Alison Petit to Executive Team

VentureFounders, a UK-based equity crowdfunding platform for sophisticated investors, has appointed Alison Petit as Marketing Director. Petit brings extensive experience of marketing to private clients and brand building within financial services. Previously, Petit was Global Marketing Director within the Private Banking and Trust business at… Read More

Zürcher Kantonalbank Switzerland’s largest Cantonal Bank Joins F10 Fintech Startup Accelerator

F10,  one of the leading Fintech accelerators and incubators in Switzerland, has added Zürcher Kantonalbank, Switzerland’s largest cantonal bank as a corporate member. Remo Schmidli, Head of Multichannel Management at Zürcher Kantonalbank, said the move will see their bank gain access to the Fintech startups passing through… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

A Unified Credit Rating System is On the Way People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, has made plans to launch a united platform by the end of 2017 for collecting personal credit information and assessing people’s credit ratings. Setting up this platform means the… Read More

Kabbage Announces New $200 Million Asset-Backed Revolving Credit Facility With Global Financial Institution Credit Suisse

Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform serving small businesses, announced on Thursday its new $200 million asset-backed revolving credit facility with Credit Suisse, a global financial institution. This news comes less than a month after Kabbage announced it and ING were extending… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist

Innovate Finance, the membership organization that represents the UK’s global FinTech community, announced on Thursday it published its 2017 Women FinTech Powerlist. The initiative is a celebration of the achievements and talent of women across the FinTech ecosystem as they continue to play a crucial role… Read More

ESMA Comments on ICOs Warning Investors but Draws No Bright Line Guidance on Security Question

  The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) spoke up this week on the hot topic of Initial Coin Offerings. The ESMA published two different documents: The first targeted the risks of ICOs for investors. The second addressed issuers and applicable rules. Located in Paris, the ESMA… Read More

WorldRemit Teams Up with Arsenal as Official Online Money Transfer Partner: GOAALLLLL!

WorldRemit has become the first Official Online Money Transfer Partner of the Premier League club, Arsenal. The digital money transfer business, formed by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland, has joined forces with Arsenal to accelerate the company’s growth and help more people save money on… Read More

Sí, Ja, Yes, Oui…Speakly CEO Ott Ojamets Shares Insight on New Seedrs Campaign & the Language Learning Revolution

Speakly, a tech-based language learning solution, has partnered with Seedrs for a €90,007 fund raise for 10.00% equity offered. The UK-based is pre-valued at €810,000. Successful angel-investor Sonny Aswani has backed Speakly. Co-founded by Ott Ojamets in 2012, Speakly aims to ignite a language learning revolution by bringing 21st century… Read More

P2P Lender Hexindai Names Citi As Depositary Bank for American Depositary Receipt Program

On Wednesday, Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform Hexindai announced it has appointed Citi’s Issuer Services business as the depositary bank for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. According to the online lender, the program was established through an initial public offering of its American Depositary Shares (ADSs), priced… Read More

Rainmaking Colab Tackles “Accelerator Fatigue” with New Model for Mature Fintechs

Rainmaking Colab, created by the founders of Rainmaking and Startupbootcamp Fintech, are launching a new innovation program designed to help industry incumbents address real business problems. While recognizing the importance of Fintech startups, Rainmaking Colab seeks to aid more mature Fintech operations. Rainmaking Colab is supported… Read More