Tagged: EU

Raman Korneu from Neobank myTU Shares Perspective on How Cloud-Native Tech and AI Can Enable Frictionless Banking Services

As the financial industry grapples with serving an increasingly mobile and digital-first customer base, neobanks are stepping up to fill the gaps left by legacy institutions. Raman Korneu, CEO and Co-founder of myTU, shares his insights on how cloud-native technology and AI can drive a… Read More

European Banks Skeptical on SEPA Instant Payments Timeline: Not by 2025.

At the beginning of 2022, only 11% of all Euro credit transfers in the EU were instant, and the European Commission wants to fix this and make them all instant.  The Single Euro Payments Regulation (SEPA) aims to enable both institutions and consumers to benefit… Read More

‍L’Atout Reports New Funding to Launch Platform for Enhancing Employee Benefits

‍L’Atout has reportedly finalized a €2M pre-seed round to launch a platform to enhance employee benefits. L’Atout confirmed raising €2M via an investment round that includes contributions from the Paris Region Venture Fund, the seed capital fund of the Paris Region managed by Karista, and… Read More

Fintech Nexi and Mastercard to Enhance Open Banking Payments Across Europe

Nexi and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) have teamed up to advance Open Banking Payments Across Europe. Mastercard’s open banking technology to “enable more choice and power seamless, secure digital payments across Europe in partnership with Nexi.” Nexi has chosen Mastercard as its strategic partner “across Europe… Read More

Digital Assets: LeadBlock Bitpanda Ventures to Focus on Providing Capital to High-Potential Initiatives

Eric Demuth, CEO at Bitpanda, reveals that they’re launching LeadBlock Bitpanda Ventures (focused on Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals). When the team first created Bitpanda, there wasn’t much help available to them. There also wasn’t enough funding and there wasn’t expertise they could draw… Read More

EuroCrowd Announces Partnership with Italian Startup Association InnovUP

EuroCrowd, the pan-European assocation that represents investment crowdfunding platforms across the continent, has announced a partnership with InnovUP,  or the Italian Innovation & Startup Ecosystem association. According to a note from EuroCrowd, the partnership means that EuroCrowd will help represent Italian platforms. This is said… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Yapily Partners with Uncapped, a Working Capital Provider

Yapily, a provider of open banking solutions, is announcing its partnership with Uncapped, a Fintech providing working capital funding to scaling brands, retailers, and merchants across the UK, EU, and US. This collaboration significantly bolsters progress in “the financial lending sector and democratises access to… Read More

European Union Adopts Instant Payments Regulatory Guidelines

The European Council reportedly adopted a regulation that will make instant payments fully available in euro to consumers and businesses in the EU and in EEA countries. The new rules will improve the strategic autonomy of the European economic and financial sector as they will… Read More

Frankfurt to be Home for New EU AML CFT Authority

The European Union has doled out the new Authority for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AMLA) to Frankfurt, Germany. According to the EU, nine member states were in the running for the new bureaucracy. The competing cities included; Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Frankfurt),… Read More

Linked Finance Partners with Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to Lend to Irish SMEs

Linked Finance has partnered with the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to lend up to €50 million to Irish SMEs. The loans are said to be issued at a discounted rate. Linked Finance is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform serving smaller firms in Ireland…. Read More

Fintech Klarna to Provide More Streamlined Digital Commerce Experience

Klarna, a global payment provider and shopping assistant, has launched “Sign in with Klarna” to offer consumers a smoother shopping experience with increased control over their own data. The service saves time for consumers “by fast-tracking the online purchase process and, if they consent to… Read More

Eurocrowd Seeks Equity Crowdfunding Platforms to Better Understand IP Needs

EuroCrowd is looking for four equity crowdfunding platforms to better understand their needs in regard to Intellectual Property (IP). According to a blog post, EuroCrowd, working with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is seeking empirical information on platforms and IP. This follows an… Read More

European Fintech Brite Payments Joins The Payments Association

Brite Payments, an enabler of instant bank payments, announced that it has joined The Payments Association EU as a Patron Member. The membership underlines Brite’s commitment “to industry collaboration as it expands its product offering across Europe.” Brite Payments enables instant account-to-account (A2A) payments and… Read More

B2C2, the Digital Asset Liquidity Provider, Obtains Regulatory Approval to Operate in Luxembourg

B2C2, the crypto liquidity provider servicing institutional clients globally, has obtained regulatory approval to operate in Luxembourg and expand its EU presence. B2C2 has become the 12th virtual asset service provider (VASP) to “be officially registered on the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier’s (CSSF)… Read More

Debitum Announces New Investment Product and Streamlined Investor Onboarding Process

Debitum says they are pleased to announce that a new investment product – shorter terms and daily interest repayments – is available to their investors starting now. Debitum is a licensed and regulated platform “where it is possible to invest only in bond-like financial instruments… Read More

Mintos Reports Solid Platform Performance with Investments in Notes Reaching €113.7M in Dec 2023

In December, Mintos reports that it continued its strong performance, with investments in Notes reaching €113.7 million. According to Peteris Mikelsons, Head of Partnerships at Mintos, “this marks the second-best month in 2023, following the peak in November.” However, the supply of new loans “failed… Read More

HeavyFinance Appoints Aldona Micė as Head of Risk and Recovery

Aldona Micė has reportedly been appointed as the Head of Risk and Recovery at HeavyFinance. According to an update shared by HeavyFinance, Aldona Micė has been “with farmers through many floods and droughts.” She was recently appointed as “a new Head of Risk and Recovery… Read More

Estateguru Reports Steady Growth with Focus on Property backed Lending in Finland and the Baltics

Estateguru reports that with the continued support of clients has allowed them to weather the storm, and consolidate their status as a key player focused on property backed lending in Finland, and the Baltics. Estateguru‘s management notes in a blog post that the challenging macroeconomic… Read More

European Union Pursues Policy to Boost Listings on European Stock Exchanges

The European Union (EU) is pursuing a policy to improve the environment for listings on the various European stock exchanges. According to a statement issued today, the European Council and Parliament have now reached a consensus on a “provisional agreement” for a package that will… Read More

Crowdfunding: Eurocrowd Shares ECSPR Securities Offerings Data for 2023

The pan-European regulatory regime for securities crowdfunding is still very young. Many platforms established before the rules existed have yet to apply to be approved under the new rules. ECSPR, or European Crowdfunding Securities Provider Regulations, enables a platform to list securities and sell them… Read More

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