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P2P Lender EstateGuru Hires former Traditional Bankers

Peer to peer property lender EstateGuru says it has recently made two “significant’ hires for their executive team. EstateGuru says they have appointed the former head of retail credit risk at Coop, Andres Luts, to fill the position of Baltic Risk Manager. Additionally, Mihkel Roosme,… Read More

Accused of Laundering $234 Billion, Danske Bank Ceases Most Banking in Russia and Baltic Countries

Close on the heels of Danske Bank being ordered out of Estonia this week for its alleged role in laundering funds totaling $234 billion USD for Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Russian clients, Danske Bank has now announced it will be, “clos(ing) down its banking activities in… Read More

EBRD Looks to Join UK Launched Global Financial Innovation Network, Partners with Estonia on Fintech Sandbox

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), has applied to join the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) as an observer. GFIN is a global Fintech Sandbox project orchestrated by the UK. GFIN claims a good number of global regulators – each looking to facilitate… Read More

A Fireside Chat With EstateGuru, the P2P Lender that Takes Property Finance Across Borders

The Paris Fintech Forum gathers more than 2,500 participants this week in Paris at the old stock exchange to meet hundreds of Fintechs and listen to more than 200 CEOs, heads of government and regulation agencies, as well as luminaries such as Ms Christine Lagarde,… Read More

IronX Exchange Celebrates $26.3M+ IRX Token Sale, Beta Launch Continues

The IronX Exchange, a joint venture between global multi-asset broker IronFX and Cardano (ADA coin) creator EmurgoHK. The exchange has a full range of both crypto and fiat wallet funding options. Just in: IronX has raised $26,319,447.92 via its token sale. “The IronX token sale… Read More

Belarus Selling “Tokenized Stocks” for Crypto- Buyer Beware

Two Belarusian investment companies, VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures, have launched a platform called Currency.com to sell Ethereum-based digital tokens they say represent stocks and commodities like Apple, oil and gold, Yahoo Finance reports. The site will reportedly buy the tokens using other cryptocurrencies. PR… Read More

Estonian European Central Bank Governor Calls Cryptocurrencies “Nonsense”

Ardo Hansson, and Estonian who is also the Governor of the European Central Bank, told conference attendees in Riga, Latvia, recently that cryptocurrencies are “[a] complete load of nonsense,” and will probably fail, Bloomberg reports. He also called the sector, which has been hailed by many,… Read More

Bondora Reports New Record Month of Loan Originations in December

Peer to peer lender Bondora is reporting a new record month of loan originations to end the year. According to an email from the online lender, December loan originations topped €8 million for the first time landing at €8.5 million. This a 7% increase over their prior… Read More

IronX Exchange Adds Former Sirin Labs CEO and Dr Paolo Tasca to Advisory Board

Crypto exchange IronX has added two more names to its board of advisors. The former CEO of Sirin Labs Tal Cohen and Dr. Paolo Tasca have signed up to help the firm. Sirin Labs raised a reported $158 million in an initial coin offering. The company… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Reports Almost €8 Million in Originations for November

Peer to peer lending platform Bondora says loan originations almost hit €8 million during the month of November. This follows a record-breaking month of October In November, Bondora issued €7,894,070 of new loans, just ahead of the record set for originations in the previous month of €7,802,163. Much of… Read More

B2BX Cryptocurrency Exchange Receives Full Regulatory Approval in Estonia

B2BX Exchange, a professional digital asset trading platform, announced on Monday it has received approval for a regulatory license from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). B2BX, which is part of the B2Broker group of companies, reported that the license means it will be able to… Read More

Real Estate Loan Marketplace EstateGuru Rebrands, Says Historical Returns Stand at 12%+

EstateGuru, an Estonia based real estate crowdfunding platform, has launched an updated website and rebranding. EstateGuru COO Mihkel Stamm said their objective is to provide “hassle-free, flexible financing to property developers and entrepreneurs as well as diversified property backed cross-border investment opportunities to our international investor base.”… Read More

P2P: Bondora Reports Record Month for Loan Originations

Bondora, a peer to peer lending platform based in Estonia, has reported a record number of loan originations for September. According to a short note from the P2P lender, Bondora saw originations rise to € 5,527,855 in September – a 4.7% increase versus the prior… Read More

Crypto Exchange IronX Receives Regulatory Approval in Estonia

IronX, a cryptocurrency exchange joint venture between IronFX Group and EmurgoHK, has received regulatory approval from the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The licensed was received a month earlier than expected. IronFX is a forex and commodity brokerage based in Cypress. EmurgoHG is the creator… Read More

Midex Closes $20 Million Initial Coin Offering. Cryptocurrency Exchange to Launch in May

Estonia licensed Midex reports having closed on more than $ 20 million during their initial coin offering (ICO). Midex’s goal is to become a fully compliant, cryptocurrency exchange operating in multiple jurisdictions with the appropriate regulatory approvals. Midex expects to officially launch their crypto exchange… Read More

Corporate Assets Marketplace LEXIT Integrates SelfKey Blockchain-based ID & KYC

SelfKey will now facilitate KYC validation of the identity of individuals and corporations trading on LEXIT, a Blockchain-based marketplace for corporate assets and Intellectual Property. LEXIT is a platform where entrepreneurs may trade intellectual property, copyrights and technology or sell whole startups. This includes startups that… Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Tops €100 Million in Lending

In a recent post on Bondora, the Estonian peer to peer lender, the company announced that it had surpassed €100 million in loan originations. As Bondora states, the platform has now lent €102 million, paying out €15 million in interest to 28,541 investors. Bondora has also reached cash… Read More

EstateGuru’s Loan Originations Top €30 million

Following the peer to peer lenders most successful month in August, the EstateGuru’s loan volume has now exceeded €30 million. EstateGuru is an Estonia-based online marketplace for secured property loans. According to information provided by EstateGuru, in August the platform’s originations was nearly €4 million…. Read More

P2P Lender Bondora Reaches Profitability in 2017

Bondora, a European peer to peer lender based in Estonia, has announced that it has become profitable during the first six months of 2017. Bondora stated that it had generated a net profit of €300,00 during the first half of the year. The overall revenue target… Read More

Funderbeam, Blockchain-Powered Global Startup Stock Exchange

Founded in Estonia and headquartered in the UK, Funderbeam is a Blockchain-powered platform for cross-border startup funding with an extensive information database, a primary market for fundraising and a secondary market for equity and debt trading. End-to-end Startup Funding Funderbeam was founded in 2013 in… Read More

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