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Fraudulent Activities: Significant Increase in Purchase Scams Reported to Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is warning consumers about a new wave of purchase scams which is luring consumers to make payments for goods and services through an advertisement online, which then transpires to be fake. In the last year, there has been “a 32% increase in… Read More

Digital Identity Regulation Enters into Force in the EU to Support Online Services

The Digital Identity Regulation has reportedly entered into force. This means that the solution will become available by 2026. A digital ID and personal digital wallet for EU citizens, residents and businesses should help with enabling more frictionless experiences in an online environment. As noted… Read More

Digital Assets: One Trading Extends Reach of Institutional Services in Europe via Talos Integration

Talos, the provider of digital asset trading technology for institutions, and One Trading, a crypto trading venue headquartered and regulated in the European Union, announced an integration designed to expand liquidity access for institutions. As part of the collaboration, One Trading joins the Talos network… Read More

EuroCrowd Releases Report Analyzing Impact of Crowdfunding on Rural Development in Spain

A new report by EUROCROWD titled “Crowdfunding’s Role in Catalyzing Local and Rural Development in Spain” in collaboration with the Universidad Camilo José Cela, UAM Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Centro de Investigación sobre Justicia Administrativa, and Simbiosis HUB, “delves into the extensive impact of crowdfunding… Read More

Financial Stability Vulnerabilities Have Subsided But Outlook Remains Uncertain – European Central Bank (ECB) Report

Financial stability in the euro area has benefited from an improving economic outlook, with inflation steadily declining and investor confidence recovering, according to the May 2024 Financial Stability Review, which was released by the European Central Bank. The outlook remains fragile, however, as the “scope… Read More

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg Now Live with Temenos to Transform Core Banking and Payments

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) announced that Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL), one of the largest universal banks in Luxembourg, has gone live with Temenos core banking and payments to increase agility and efficiency of its retail, corporate and private banking operations. The move gives BIL the… Read More

BaFin President Cautions Against Trying to Pay for Green and Digital Transformation of European Economy by Easing Capital Requirements

Mark Branson, President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), warns against trying to pay for the green and digital transformation of the European economy by weakening capital requirements. Branson said at the BaFin’s conference in Frankfurt am Main on 14 May: “Otherwise we… Read More

Banking Circle Assists Small Banks with Complying with European Union SEPA Instant Mandate

With less than 8 months until 9th January 2025 deadline, Banking Circle delivers plug and play solution to help smaller financial institutions On 7th February 2024 the European Parliament mandated “that instant payments (in less than 10 seconds) should be the de facto standard for… Read More

European Crowdfunding Platform SeedBlink Continues Tech Investors Academy

SeedBlink, a European securities crowdfunding platform, says it is pursuing the third edition of its Tech Investor Academy (TIA) for Bulgarian and European investors. Starting on June 10th, the educational project aims to help investors better utilize their money by teaching portfolio optimization, legal frameworks,… Read More

AMF Warns Investors that Digital Asset Platform BYBIT May Soon Cease Providing Services in France

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) in France is telling investors to “exercise the utmost vigilance with regard to proposal investments made to the public residing in France by the digital asset trading platform BYBIT.” BYBIT operates elsewhere, including in Dubai where it received a… Read More

Bitpanda Revenue and Earnings Surge, Firm Returns to Profitability

Bitpanda, Europe’s crypto company, has reported its most significant quarters of growth to date, with revenue for Q1 FY ‘24 exceeding €100 million. The wider market experienced a significant downturn in 2022, which led Bitpanda to rethink its “long-term growth strategy.” This meant a refocus… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Adyen Tapped By Cotti Coffee for Overseas Business Expansion

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the financial technology platform of “choice” for companies, announces a partnership with Cotti Coffee for their global expansion, bringing their brews to customers in Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and their newest market – the United Arab Emirates. The coffee chain, which is… Read More

European Digital Bank bunq Enters Insurance Market

bunq, which claims to be one of the largest neobanks in Europe, has taken a significant step forward to upgrade its user-facing AI assistant, Finn, to be fully conversational. The challenger has also “rolled out its worldwide one-time activation travel insurance, in partnership with Qover,… Read More

HeavyFinance Platform Reports Investors Allocating €963K Across 35 Projects

In April, investors allocated a total of €963K  across 35 agricultural projects via the HeavyFinance platform. As of the end of April 2024, a significant sum of €54.62 million was “issued in loans since the inception of the company.” A positive trend worthy of mentioning… Read More

Accel Raises $650 Million to Fund Early Stage Ventures in Israel, Europe

Stating they are one of the very few VC firms that are truly global, Accel is reporting that it is raising a $650 million fund to support early-stage ventures in Europe and Israel. Accel opened its London office in 2000 as one of the first… Read More

Invesdor Reports Large Sustainability Security Offering, Crowdfunding Round Raises €6 Million in One Day

Invesdor, one of the oldest securities crowdfunding platforms in Europe, says it has funded the largest sustainability securities online offering in Europe. According to the platform, the Fryslân wind farm in the Netherlands raised €6 million in just one day. The securities offering went on… Read More

Crypto.com Announces Membership of Adan to Support Innovation in France and Across Europe

Crypto.com, the digital assets firm which claims to be focused on ensuring regulatory compliance, security and privacy, is now a member of Adan, an association bringing together professionals in the digital asset and blockchain sector throughout France and Europe. Eric Anziani, President and COO of… Read More

Nordic Blockchain Association Welcomes Taurus to Expand Digital Asset Adoption Among Financial Institutions

Taurus SA is pleased to announce its new membership with the Nordic Blockchain Association (NBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of blockchain technology in the Nordic countries. This partnership highlights Taurus‘ commitment “to supporting digital assets growth with traditional financial institutions in the… Read More

Bitpanda Extends Partnership with Raiffeisenlandesbank Across Austria

A year after the start Bitpanda first enabled trading for Raiffeisenlandesbank NÖ-Wien, they are pleased to announce that their partnership will now be rolled out “across the North and East of Austria to an additional 55 Raiffeisen banks in Lower Austria and Burgenland.” The core… Read More

State Street Expands Fund Connect ETF APIs to Offer International Coverage

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced the expansion of its Fund Connect ETF portal via upgrades to its Application Protocol Interface (API), now offering coverage to all clients globally including Europe and the APAC region. Fund Connect ETF APIs have been “available in the U.S…. Read More

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