Tagged: eastern europe

Fintech Adoption: Israel and Latvia Now Home to High-Potential Fintechs and Early-Stage Startups

During the past year, Latvia and Israel have experienced a significant surge in Fintech interest, according to a recent analysis published by the Fintech News Network. Google Trends data for the period between April 2020 and April 2021 reveals that online search queries for Fintech… Read More

Overfunding: Eastern Europe P2P Lending Platform Fagura Quickly Surpasses €200,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Investment Round

Fagura, an Eastern Europe peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, has quickly secured its initial €200,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round, which recently made its debut, has already attracted nearly 175 Seedrs investors so far. Founded in 2018, Figure states it is a… Read More

Mogo Latvia Issues €30M in Bonds, the Largest Issuance in Recent Years by a Private Firm on Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos reveals that on 1 March 2021, Mogo Latvia had issued bonds valued at €30 million, thus managing to successfully complete the largest bond issue in recent years by a private firm via the Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange. On March 11, 2021,… Read More

Russia and Ukraine have “Disproportionately High” Cryptocurrency Usage with Many Locals Shifting Financial Activity to Digital Assets: Report

Eastern Europe has the fourth-largest cryptocurrency market in terms of total transaction volume, according to Chainalysis’ research. Ukraine and Russia, which are also part of the Eastern European region, have been ranked quite high on Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. It takes into consideration a… Read More

Early Stage Tech-focused VC Fund OTB Ventures Receives $100 Million in Commitments for Projects in Europe

OTB Ventures (OTB), a VC fund focused on making strategic investments in technology firms based in central and eastern Europe, has introduced an early-stage tech fund, which is notably the biggest venture capital fund in the region. The fund has reportedly received $100 million in… Read More

Wirecard & Libra Internet Bank Partners With Rakuten Vibe to Offer Instant Messenger Payments to Eastern European Consumers

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Friday it has partnered with Rakuten Viber and its partner NeoPay to launch a new money transfer service, Moneytou, for users of Viber, the secure instant messaging app, in Eastern Europe. According to Wirecard,… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With Orange Money To launch New Digital Payment & Banking Service in Eastern Europe

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Orange Money to launch a new digital payment and banking service in Eastern Europe. Wirecard reported it is now offering a financial commerce solution that allows contactless payments… Read More

Brief: Payment Service Provider PayU Analyzes ECommerce & Fintech Potential in Emerging Countries

On Tuesday, payment service provider, PayU, announced it conducted an analysis on ecommerce customs and fintech potential in Latin America, Central/Eastern Europe, India, and Africa at Money20/20 Europe. Findings that are featured in PayU’s report included: High growth of ecommerce in Africa. More than 65%… Read More

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