Tagged: belgium

KBC Bank Wants Non-Customers to Use its Mobile App to Access Third-Party Non-Banking Services

Brussels-based KBC Bank will be opening its mobile banking app to the general public beyond its existing client base, in order to provide access to several third-party non-banking services. KBC intends to focus on expanding its banking-as-a-service model by offering non-customers a wide range of… Read More

Belgian Regulator’s List of Unlawful Crypto Sites Reaches 131 Names

The number of unlawful sites soliciting crypto investments from investors in Belgium has now reached 131 entities, an update to list of such sites indexed by the country’s Financial Services Markets Authority (FSMA) indicates. Even then, “This list cannot be considered as exhaustive,” the regulator… Read More

Belgian SME Lender Look & Fin Raises €6 Million to Fuel Growth

Look & Fin, a European crowdlending pioneer, announced that it has raised €6 million from local investment fund finance & invest.brussels and private investors. Founded in 2012, Look & Fin, is one of the top SME crowdlender in the European area of Belgium, Luxembourg and… Read More

KBC Announces Integration With PayPal For Mobile Banking

KBC, a Belgium-based financial solution, announced last week it has integrated with PayPal. KBC reported that its customers may now consult their PayPal through KBC Mobile. “KBC played a pioneering role in the implementation of PSD2 and, in March 2018, was the first bank in Belgium… Read More

Belgium-Based Insurtech Qover Secures €8 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Alven & Portag3

Qover, a Belgium insurtech for digital businesses, recently announced it has raised €8 million through its latest funding round,  led by Alven and Portag3 Ventures with participation from Anthemis. Founded in 2016, Qover reported its insurance products insure nearly 50,000 individuals across eight European countries…. Read More

Fitbit Teams Up With KBC Bank to Launch Fitbit Pay in Belgium

KBC Banking Group announced on Tuesday it has partnered with Fitbit to launch Fitbit Pay services in Belgium. According to KBC, all KBC, CBC and KBC Brussels customers who have a Fitbit smartwatch or activity tracker may now use it to pay in shops that… Read More

UK Firm Auctioning 315 Seized Bitcoins for Belgian Government

UK auction house Wilson’s Auctions will be selling 215 Bitcoins, Bitcoin Gold “coins” and Bitcoin Cash “coins” in a 24-hour Timed Online Auction starting February 28th. According to the firm, the coins (104.99 of each), “were seized by the Belgium police as a result of a… Read More

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

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