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ECB President Christine Lagarde Slams Crypto: “Worth Nothing”

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European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde hammered cryptocurrencies this past week during an interview with a Dutch broadcaster according to a report in Bloomberg. Lagarde, an EU official who has long expressed her interest in digital assets, is quoted stating: “My very humble assessment… Read More

Security Token Group Finalizes $3M Series A, Strategic Investment from Blizzard Fund, Exodus, Blue Bay Ventures

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Security Token Group (STG), a venture studio focused on building financial infrastructure to support the growth and development of the security token industry, is pleased to announce the closure of the company’s $3 million Series A round, “led by Blue Bay Ventures, and including strategic… Read More

European Fintech Nexi and Piteco to Allow SMEs to Access Digital Payment Solution

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Nexi, the Paytech in Europe, and Piteco, an Italian software house offering corporate treasury management and financial planning solutions, entered a partnership enabling large corporations and SMEs to access a digital payment solution. The service provides firms with an additional line of credit, along with… Read More

Deutsche Bank and FinLync to Offer Instant Access to Real-Time Treasury for Corporates

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Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK) recently announced its partnership with FinLync, a global fintech company offering products that are “transforming corporate finance and treasury offices.” FinLync’s pre-built API integrations and SAP-embedded treasury applications will “enable corporate treasury and finance teams to connect to Deutsche Bank’s API… Read More

Luna Revival Plan Faces “Headwinds,” Raises Questions, Huobi Research Institute Reveals

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Following the Luna de-peg and the collapse of the UST stablecoin last week, Terra co-founder Do Kwon has unveiled a proposal for what he calls “the path forward.” This included forking the Terra chain “into a new chain without the algorithmic stablecoin, with the old… Read More

Neither Germany nor France is Prepared for pan-European Crowdfunding Regulation

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The Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (the German Crowdfunding Association) and Financement Participatif France (the French Crowdfunding Association) have issued a statement reaffirming their desire that the transition period for European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regulation (ECSPR) be extended.  The announcement follows a statement by the European Securities… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Secures Debt Financing from Deutsche Bank to Support £100M of Lending to SMEs

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MarketFinance, the Fintech credit and payments firm, recently announced a debt raise from Deutsche Bank which the company will use to part “fund up to £100m of lending to support strong, well-managed SME businesses with their investment and working capital needs.” The announcement comes at… Read More

Linked Finance SME Confidence Index: Optimism Drops

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Linked Finance SME Confidence Index,  based on research conducted by Behaviours & Attitudes, is the bearer of bad news but insight that should not be unexpected. The Index indicates that business optimism has declined – impacted by geopolitical concerns and rising inflation The Index is… Read More

Digital Banking: UK’s Atom Bank Hires Andy Sturrock to Serve as Chief Technologist

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UK’s Atom Bank has reportedly appointed Andy Sturrock as the banking platform’s new Chief Technologist. Andy joins Atom from BP plc, where he ran the firm’s Digital Consumer Channels and Offers teams, including the BPMe app and loyalty schemes. During his time working at BP,… Read More

flatexDEGIRO Offers Digital Asset Trading via Partnership With BISON (Boerse Stuttgart Group)

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flatexDEGIRO AG, which claims to be Europe’s largest and “fastest-growing” retail online broker and Boerse Stuttgart Group, Europe’s sixth largest exchange group, recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a partnership in crypto trading. This will “give flatexDEGIRO customers direct access… Read More

Swiss Private Bank Chooses Temenos to Digitally Transform Wealth Management Services

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Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the Cloud banking platform, recently announced that Mirabaud, the Swiss private bank, has selected Temenos “to move from a traditional on-premise system to a digital end-to-end wealth management platform on Temenos Banking Cloud.” With the generational transfer of wealth, new regulations and… Read More

Israel: Credit & Payments Firm Max Offers “First” Crypto-Cashback Credit Card

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Max Credit Cards and Bits of Gold have partnered to launch a Visa card in Israel called MaxBack Crypto. The new card is said to be the first crypto cashback card in Israel, designed to allow users to accumulate Bitcoin while they use the card…. Read More

Berlin’s Fraugster Launches Alternative Credit Decisions Solution to Support BNPLs, Enterprise Merchants

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Fraugster, an AI payment intelligence company, has announced the launch of their latest product, Alternative Credit Decisions, which allows Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) and Enterprise merchants “to approve more customers without increasing credit risk.” There is a pressing need for a new approach because… Read More

Why Do Investors Choose to Sell Crowdfunded Securities in Secondary Markets? Seedrs Explains

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Seedrs, a top European securities crowdfunding platform that operates an emerging secondary trading platform for securities issued on the platform, has posted an interesting write-up as to why investors trade on its secondary marketplace (and others). Recently, CI hosted a webinar on secondary transactions in… Read More

Fintech Klarna Tops 150 Million Consumers

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Klarna, a European Fintech that also operates in North America (and an HQ in Columbus, Ohio), is reporting topping 150 million consumers. Klarna is mainly a payments provider including buy now – pay later (BNPL) services that cater to both businesses and individuals. Klarna describes… Read More

PopPay Platform in The Bahamas Expands to Government-backed Virtual Currency

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PopID and SunCash announced that for the “first time” in history, consumers can now use the PopPay face verification platform “to purchase goods and services with a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – digital money issued and backed by a government.” Bahamian consumers can now… Read More

G7 Finance Ministers, Central Bank Governors Issue Statement on CBDCs

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  Following a meeting this week being held in Petersberg, Germany, G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors have issued a statement on the outcome of the meeting. While a good portion of the statement revolves around the war in Ukraine and the need for… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to Acquire MayStreet

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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire MayStreet, a market data solutions provider. Founded in 2012, MayStreet provides “high-quality” global low latency technology and market data to more than 65 industry participants, “including banks, asset managers and… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Finalizes $108M Series C Led by General Atlantic

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Modulr, an embedded payments platform for digital businesses, recently announced that it has raised $108m (£83m) in Series C funding that was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. The investment round also “included significant participation from existing investors including Blenheim Chalcot, Frog… Read More

UK’s Thought Machine Secures $160M via Series D, Doubling Valuation to $2.7B

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Thought Machine, the Cloud native banking tech firm, recently announced it has closed its series D funding round, led by Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, “with participation from Intesa Sanpaolo and Morgan Stanley.” Existing investors following-on in this investment round reportedly include:… Read More

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