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Belgian Finance Authority: “The Number of Victims of Cryptocurrency Fraud Clearly Continues to Increase”

The Financial Services and Markets Authority of Belgium (FSMA) says it has been continuing to receive complaints from investors swindled by fake cryptocurrency platforms and is therefore reiterating its warnings to consumers: “Cryptocurrencies are the hype of the year. Fraudsters are well aware of that,… Read More

Belgian Lending Marketplace Look&Fin Partners with Insurer Atradius to Offer Retail Investors 100% Capital Guarantee


Today June 28, Belgium-based SME lending platform Look&Fin announced that it has partnered with credit insurer Atradius to offer a 100% guarantee on the capital lent to SMEs by its retail investors. The move is dramatically closing the gap between marketplace lending and bank lending…. Read More

B-Hive Partners With Roland Berger to Launch New Dashboard “B-Lens 2018” to Belgium

Fintech collaboration platform B-Hive announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with global strategy consulting firm Roland Berger to launch a new dashboard called B-Lens 2018 to Belgium. According to the duo, the dashboard brings together a number of key indicators to illustrate and monitor the… Read More

Temenos Teams Up With MAINSYS to Deliver Digital Banking Solutions

Swiss Fintech Temenos (SIX: TEMN) announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with MAINSYS, a provider of IT services to the Belgian financial services sector. According to Temenos, the new partnership brings together MAINSYS’ knowledge and experience in providing digitalization services for the banking sector,… Read More

B-Hive Signs MOU With Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland; Seeks to Strengthen Collaboration Between Belgium & Ireland

Last week, fintech collaboration platform B-Hive announced it has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), which will allow the duo to strengthen collaboration between Belgium and Ireland. According to B-Hive, the MoU was signed on the occasion… Read More

Belgian Financial Services Markets Authority Warns of Fraud in Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms, Publishes List of Alleged Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Exchanges

The Financial Services Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium has added its voice to the growing list of financial regulators warning consumers about fraud in the cryptocurrency realm. The FSMA says that recently a large number of new platforms offering the chance to invest in cryptocurrencies have… Read More

The European Crowdfunding Network Schedules General Assembly for June 21st

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has scheduled its Assembly of Members to take place on June 21, 2017. The gathering will be held at the ECN offices in Brussels. All ECN members are invited to stand for and vote on the ECN Board of Directors. The Board… Read More

Lemon Way: Payments & Regtech for 29 Countries in 24 Languages

In its early days as a Payment Service Provider, Lemon Way took up the challenge of meeting the complex needs of crowdfunding platforms while drastically cutting the costs and relieving them of much of the regulatory burden of payment transactions. Five years later, the company… Read More

Details: Belgian Equity and Debt Crowdfunding Law Goes into Effect

The Belgian Law of 18 December 2016 on crowdfunding entered into full force yesterday.   The crowdfunding law creates a specific status for equity and debt crowdfunding platforms (referred to as “alternative financing platforms”) and prescribes operating requirements for both alternative financing platforms and regulated entities… Read More

2016 Citizenergy Project of the Year: ECrowd & Mar de Fulles in Spain

Spanish Off-grid Eco-Complex Mar de Fulles Voted Best Contributor to Sustainable Energy Future Community energy portal Citizenergy announced its 2016 Project of the Year Award to Spanish crowdfunding platform ECrowd! and the Mar de Fulles eco-complex during an event in Brussels. Citizenergy lauded the two company’s outstanding… Read More

Crowdfunded Beer Pipeline in Bruges, Belgium Turns on Tap

Beer Flows Through De Halve Maan  Brewery Pipeline Wonders never cease. The crowdfunded beer pipeline turned on its taps yesterday allowing 4000 liters per hour to flow from central Bruges to the De Halve Maan plant on the outskirts of town to prep, bottle and… Read More

I-MOVIX Named First Belgium Company to Raise Funds on Seedrs

I-MOVIX has recently launched a campaign on Seedrs to raise €250,000. The ING-backed tech brand was named the first Belgium company to launch an initiative on Seedrs since the funding portal announced plans to expand into the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg region earlier this summer. The company,… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

Crowdfunded De Halve Maan Beer Pipeline is Nearing Completion in Bruges

Perhaps one of the most interesting rewards campaigns of all time, the De Halve Maan Beer pipeline is nearing completion. The project was launched last year by the Belgian brewer as it recognized driving tanker trucks through the crowded streets of historic Bruges was a growing… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

ECN Crowdcamp Will Tackle Investments in Renewable Energy at Forthcoming Event

Climate change and renewable energy are two hot topics today. Policymakers and other stakeholders continue to debate the specifics while a growing majority of people view clean energy as an important and strategic goal for the world. The United Nations in their most recent report… Read More

21 Banks Initiate SWIFT’s Global Payments Pilot Initiative: Opting for Speed, Transparency and Predictable Cross-Border Payments

SWIFT, a global member-owned cooperative and a leading global provider of secure financial messaging services, announced that 21 banks have started the pilot for its global payments innovation initiative, intended to improve the customer experience in correspondent banking by increasing the speed, transparency and predictability of cross-border payments. The… Read More

ECN to Host CrowdCamp Focused on Renewable Energy Finance

The European Crowdfunding Network will be hosting its 2nd edition of CrowdCamp that will target the renewable energy sector.  Scheduled for May 24th in Brussels, this CrowdCamp will focus on crowdfunding for clean tech and renewable energy projects. The event is expected to have the… Read More

Huge Success: MyMicroInvest Easily Beats € 1 Million Self-Crowdfunding Goal in Under an Hour

Belgium’s largest investment crowdfunding platform MyMicroInvest easily cruised past its € 1 million in under one hour during a self-crowdfunding event that took place in Brussels today. While Crowdfund Insider is still awaiting the final tally, the one million euro hurdle was topped in about 20… Read More

MyMicroInvest to Self-Crowdfund € 1 Million at Live Event

MyMicroInvest, the leading investment crowdfunding platform in Belgium, is hosting a unique event tomorrow where it will “eat its own dogfood”.  MyMicroInvest will seek to crowdfund itself to the tune of €1 million – in under one hour. The new capital will be utilized to finance… Read More

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