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Central Bank in the Philippines and French Development Agency to Support Financial Inclusion Initiatives

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, have committed to a grant facility agreement of 700,000 Euros (appr. PHP 41.3 million) in order to support the Philippines’ financial inclusion efforts,… Read More

Monzo USA Introduces Salary Sorter Tool to Make it Easier to Manage Finances, Cover Monthly Expenses, Save Money

UK-based digital bank Monzo says that it already makes it easy for clients to manage their spending and ensures that they have funds set aside for settling bills and adding to their savings. Monzo, which is under investigation for possible money laundering activity and posted… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Reveals Benefits of Pension Plans from Penfold, PensionBee

UK-based digital bank Starling has shared important information about pensions. In order to mark National Pension Awareness Week in the United Kingdom, Starling teamed up with their partners in the Starling Marketplace, PensionBee and Penfold, to help consumers gain a better understanding of pensions. As… Read More

Secondary Market Transactions Increase Significantly on Bondora Platform, Supported by Diverse Investment Growth

The Bondora secondary market experienced a “complete trend reversal” in August 2021. The European P2P lender reveals that there was a substantial 107.9% growth when compared to the month of July 2021. This growth equates to “a total of €338,235 being transacted on the Secondary… Read More

London based Crypto Regtech Coinfirm Secures $8M via Series A, Appoints Dr. Mihaescu as CEO

London-headquartered crypto Regtech firm Coinfirm reveals that it has finalized an $8 million Series A round. The company has also announced the appointment of Dr. Mircea Mihaescu as their new CEO. Coinfirm’s investment round has been co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures, which is the corporate… Read More

EstateGuru Reports Solid Monthly Performance with Investors Financing 84 Loans Valued at €17.M

In August 2021, investors remained quite active on European online investment platform EstateGuru and financed a total of €17.0M worth of loans (84 loans). As expected, the top-performing markets on EstateGuru this past month were Estonia and Germany, with loan volumes of €5.3M and €6.9M,… Read More

Zopa Survey: Over 40% of UK Consumers would use Open Banking to Access Quick Loan Approvals, Improved Rates from Banks

As new lending starts to overtake the repayment boom seen during the COVID-19 crisis, research from digital bank Zopa reveals that more than 40% of UK-based consumers would make use of Open Banking to “apply for credit if it improved their chances of getting an… Read More

Switzerland based Valyo, a Capital Market Platform, Issues a Digital Bail-in Bond

Raiffeisen Switzerland, a cooperative of cooperatives (the union of independent Swiss Raiffeisen banks), has reportedly secured a CHF 165 million bail-in bond via Valyo’s capital market platform. As noted by its management, Valyo aims to “open the door to the world of finance, across borders”… Read More

European Online Lender October Explains How Repayments are Handled Via its Platform

European online lender October explains that they aim to effectively connect borrowers and lenders. Lenders are able to invest their savings “usefully” and “profitably” in order to facilitate the funding of the “real economy” while companies or businesses “find new, simple and effective sources of… Read More

Swiss VC Firm btov Partners Finalizes $135M Fund for Early-Stage Investments in European Digital Tech Startups

VC firm btov Partners recently revealed that it has finalized the closing of its new digital technologies early-stage fund “with a volume of $135M.” It’s reportedly the second fund that focuses on digital technologies, and the ninth for btov Partners, to date. Investments in earlier… Read More

Capify Survey Reveals that 70% of UK SMEs are Bouncing Back after COVID-19 related Challenges

Over 70% of UK SMEs claim that they’re beginning to bounce back following the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a survey performed by Capify, a small business lender backed by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS). The Capify survey, released earlier this week, found that the United Kingdom’s small… Read More

Assetz Capital Says they’re Providing Funding to Northern Ireland Market, where Mainstream Lenders are Not Meeting Requirements

Morgan McCandless, Relationship Director at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, reveals that he re-joined Assetz in June of this year, having previously worked on the Northern Ireland portfolio as a consultant, before the COVID outbreak. As a Relationship Director covering Northern… Read More

Validis, an Open Accounting Data Analytics Provider, Partners with Bank North, an SME focused Digital Bank

Validis, the provider of open accounting data analytics, reveals that it has teamed up with Bank North, the recently accredited SME-focused virtual bank. Having acquired a UK banking permit (Authorization with Restrictions), Bank North is prepared to launch its first lending pod in Manchester this… Read More

Euroclear Finalizes Acquisition of MFEX Group, a Digital Fund Distribution Platform

Euroclear is pleased to confirm its acquisition of MFEX Group, an international digital fund distribution platform. Euroclear had first announced its intent to acquire MFEX “on March 26, 2021.” The financial terms of the deal have not been shared publicly. As mentioned in a release,… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Gemini Adds Moss Carbon, Terra, Metaverse, Infrastructure, Stablecoin Tokens

Digital assets firm Gemini reveals that it now supports trading with Moss Carbon and Terra, in addition to new metaverse, infrastructure, and stablecoin tokens. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “Today, [the Gemini team is] delighted to announce support for a new set… Read More

Real Time or Instant B2B Payments Are Being Offered, but Service Needs Improvements: Report

The team at Banking Circle, an established payments service provider, has looked into how collaboration can “speed up the real-time payments revolution for corporates.” As noted in a blog post by Banking Circle: “For retail customers, instant payments have come to be expected, but in… Read More

Financial Crime: UK’s Starling Bank Explains How to Deal with Scam Artists and Fraudsters Online

The team at digital bank Starling asks whether you’ve every agreed to plans for something you “really didn’t want to do.” The UK-based banking challenger also asks whether you’ve “walked down the high street and been unable not buy something from that fast-talking street vendor.”… Read More

Fintech Lightyear, Founded by Early Wise Investors, Secures $8.5M via Latest Investment Round

Fintech firm Lightyear announced on Wednesday (September 15, 2021) that they’ve acquired an additional $8.5 million in capital. The firm also confirmed the launch of its app as the business begins onboarding UK clients off its waiting list. Lightyear aims to combine multi-currency accounts with… Read More

Switzerland’s vestr Expands Operations to Singapore Markets with Julius Baer Partnership

Switzerland-based vestr, a platform that fully digitizes the life-cycle management of actively managed investment products, has reportedly expanded its business operations to Singapore, after teaming up with Julius Baer via F10’s Fintech incubator program. As noted by its management: “Julius Baer is the international reference… Read More

Ethical Financial Services Provider MoneeMint to Launch MoneeMint Labs for UK, European Clients

MoneeMint, an “ethical” financial services provider has announced the launch of MoneeMint Labs for customers in the UK and Europe. Recently, MoneeMint had acquired funding from private equity firm Ground One Ventures for the “purpose of acquiring a robust and dynamic core banking system to… Read More

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