JPMorgan Launches Electronic Foreign Exchange Trading & Pricing Engine in Singapore

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Global financial services giant JPMorgan recently announced it has established an electronic foreign exchange (FX) trading and pricing engine in Singapore. The launch was notably launched with support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). JPMorgan reported that the new trading engine, which was first… Read More

Rangewell Makes Further Suggestions to CBILS After HM Treasury Update, Says Fintech Lenders Can Help

Following intense criticism regarding the confines of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), HM Treasury expanded the program in a move to support a broader range of businesses – most importantly smaller firms. Last week, Rangewell, a business finance specialist, posted an open letter… Read More

NatWest Continues to Offer Support For SME Customers By Waiving Monthly Hire Fees For Point-of-Sale Terminals From Payment Product Tyl Until the End of 2020 

UK banking group NatWest announced on Friday it is continuing to offer support SME customers by waiving monthly hire fees for Point-of-Sale terminals from its payments product Tyl until the end of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NatWest also revealed that is providing… Read More

Blockchain Company Factom Goes into Liquidation

Factom, a blockchain as a service platform, is going into liquidation. Factom raised over $8 million in 2017 from well-known investors like Tim Draper, of Draper Associates and Medici Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc., Peeli Ventures, and Harvest Equity. The news of Factom’s… Read More

ChainTrust Offers GDPR Compliant Remote Employee Management During COVID-19 Outbreak

ChainTrust GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, is out with a new crisis management system for entities that have migrated to remote operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The company is focusing on supporting firms and other institutions to manage their workers in a GDPR compliant manner…. Read More

Nordic Challenger Bank Lunar Secures €46 Million in Total Funding Through Extended Series B Investment Round Led By Seed Capital Denmark

Nordic challenger bank Lunar announced on Friday it secured an additional €20 million through its extended Series B, bringing the funding round’s total amount to €46 million raised. Seed Capital Denmark reportedly led the investment round with participation from Greyhound, Socii, and Augustinus. Founded in 2015,… Read More

Nottingham-based Fintech Firm Tully Introduces a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Wellbeing network

Nottingham-headquartered Fintech firm Tully has introduced a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief and Wellbeing network. The network aims to offer a single, comprehensive online resource where individuals financially affected by the Coronavirus outbreak may get access to payment relief. Tully’s free of cost service accepts applications from… Read More

Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management Business Introduces Coronavirus Noteworthy Developments Bulletins

Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Program Management (CPM) business has introduced the Coronavirus Noteworthy Developments Bulletins, which aim to bring together all the global regulatory modifications, orders, notices and various other updates for the financial services sector (as they relate to the deadly COVID-19 outbreak). The newly… Read More

Crypto Taxes: Spain’s Tax Authorities Sends Warning Letters to 66,000 Digital Asset Investors

Spain’s tax authorities have begun sending warning letters to around 66,000 digital asset investors. The Spanish tax agency aims to remind cryptocurrency holders of their tax obligations. The Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria (AEAT) reportedly began its crypto-related tax collection campaign on April 1, 2020…. Read More

Singapore-based Smartly, a Robo Advisory Platform, to Close Down Due to Increasing Competition in Wealth Management Sector

Singapore-based Smartly, a Robo-advisory platform, is reportedly planning to close down its business operations, due to intense competition in the wealth management and technology (Wealthtech) industry. Established in 2015 and acquired in 2019 VinaCapital, a Vietnamese investment management company, Smartly’s management has been struggling  to… Read More


How Fintech Can Help Fight the Coronavirus

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Our biggest concern this year was going to be the Presidential election, or for some of us the Tokyo Olympics or the Warriors missing the NBA playoffs. Instead, the world’s population is experiencing an unprecedented shock that is… Read More

UK Finance Comments on Chancellor’s Announcement of Added Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 Crisis

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced new measures to support firms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The update includes broader access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and creating a new plan for larger firms. The Chancellor announced that HM Treasury… Read More

Backed by Tim Draper, Tony Robbins & Pitbull, GRIT BXING Quickly Tops Minimum Funding Goal on Republic

If spinning or standard cross-fit classes are too tame for you, a startup providing fitness boxing may be just what you need. Grit Bxing is an early-stage firm that has already received the backing of multiple high-profile investors, according to the company. Names like Tim… Read More

Property Investing Marketplace Propetly Now Seeking £225,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Propetly, a UK-based property investing marketplace, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £225,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is now offering 6.97% in equity at a £3,004,320 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, Propetly describes itself as a marketplace that… Read More

SMBX Announces First Two Issuers For the Small Business Rebuild Bond Program

SMBX, a marketplace for buying and selling small-business bonds, announced on Thursday the first two issuers for its small business rebuild bond program, which is running in tandem with the company’s regular Small Business Bond Program. SMBX reported that through the program offers small business… Read More

SEC Small Business Advocate to Host Virtual Coffee Breaks. First Meeting to Include NextSeed, Republic and Honeycomb Credit

Earlier this week the SEC Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation announced a series of  “virtual coffee breaks” to engage with the public to discuss updates, trends, and perspectives on how COVID-19 is impacting raising capital. The very first virtual gather is… Read More

U.S. Fintech HouseCanary Announces Acquisition of Real Estate Technology Startup Dropmodel

HouseCanary, a U.S.-based fintech firm focused on providing a real estate analytics solution, announced on Thursday it has acquired real estate technology startup, Dropmodel. HouseCanary reported that this is the first acquisition since its secured $65 million through its Series C growth funding round. Founded… Read More

It’s Going to be Really Bad: SEC Small Business Committee Discusses COVID-19 Impact

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee met today in a teleconference to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and small business. In brief, several Committee members expressed the opinion that it is going to be really bad. Martha Legg Miller,… Read More

What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Peer to Peer Lending?

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay is out with a short note on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the P2P industry.  According to 4thWay, a minority of investors are selling their loans due to the affiliated risk of the outbreak. The… Read More

Crypto.com Waives 3.5% Credit Card Fee For Crypto Purchases & Increase Rebates For Essential Purchases During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on it is waiving the 3.5% credit card fee for crypto purchases during the next three months (April through June) as well as increasing rebates for essential purchases (food, groceries, and delivery) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported brands of… Read More

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