Tagged: europe

Fintech Europe Announces Nine Startups For Inaugural Batch

Fintech Europe, Plug and Play’s newest platform, based out of Frankfurt, Germany, announced on Tuesday the nine startups selected for its first batch. The platform, which has Deutsche Bank and TechQuartier as the founding partners, aims to create a multi-corporate fintech program, running two 12-week accelerator… Read More

Aussie Fintech Trade Ledger Announces European Launch; Appoints Key Officers to Head New Office

On Tuesday, Australian fintech and open banking platform, Trade Ledger, announced the opening of its new European operation headquartered in London, and the appointment of two key management positions to help drive the expansion. The company reported that the expansion will boost Trade Ledger’s international traction and… Read More

Bundesblock Paper: GDPR is Outdated from the Beginning Because it Did Not Consider Decentralized Technology

On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. GDPR is a EU law on data protection and privacy for individuals – an area of profound importance in the digital universe. GDPR seeks to give more control to EU citizens over… Read More

Huobi Group Continues Accelerated Global Roll Out. Now Accepting European & Australian Crypto Projects

Huobi Group, a fast growing digital asset solutions provider, is now accepting listing submissions from European and Australian blockchain companies on the Huobi Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange (HADAX). On HADAX, teams may self-submit an application online to list their project for community voting. Following an… Read More

Alpha Fintech Forms New Partnership With Trustly For Online Banking Payments

On Wednesday, fintech vendor management platform Alpha Fintech announced it has formed a partnership with European payments firm Trustly. Alpha Fintech reported that this partnership will see Trustly’s payment solutions available to banks, MSPs and merchant users on the AlphaHub platform. The duo explained the partnership’s… Read More

Robo.cash CEO Sergey Sedov Explains New P2P Investor Studies (Infographic)

Last week Robo.cash surpassed a €4M investment milestone and briefly commented on new studies conducted by its analytical center.  Today the Latvian P2P lending platform Robo.cash tweeted a detailed infographic and Founder and CEO Sergey Sedov explained the findings on TechBullion: the younger generation of investors who consider P2P lending… Read More

Fintech Startup Pleo Secures $16 Million Through Series A Investment Round to Bring Company Payment Card Services to Europe

Pleo, a Denmark-based fintech startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $16 million through its Series A investment round led by Kinnevik to expand its company card services in Europe. Founded in 2015, Pleo offers smart payment cards for employees, which enables them to buy the things… Read More

Flywire Announces Expansion of UK & European Operations

Flywire, a fintech firm that provides global payment and receivable solutions for education, healthcare, and commercial enterprises, announced on Tuesday a major expansion of its UK and European operations and team. Flywire reported it has moved into new space on Folgate Street in London’s Spitalfields District,… Read More

Revolut Asks Customers to Name New Metal Card

Digital challenger bank Revolut announced last week it is now asking customers to help name its new and exclusive metal card. Revolut reported that last year, it released the Revolut Premium account, which offers the choice of four exclusive card designs, unlimited foreign exchange transactions, overseas medical… Read More

Spotcap Opens Fintech Fellowship Applications

Spotcap, an SME focused online lender based in Berlin, announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Fintech Fellowship. According to the lending platform, this program offers a £8,000 award to a postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. Applications… Read More

LATTICE80 Names Top Fintech Influencers in Europe, Asia & the Middle East

In an effort to identify key innovators in fintech, the LATTICE80 team has created “top” Fintech influencers lists in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  The Fintech Hub’s  lists are prefaced with sector highlights. Let’s start with Europe: “The Fintech industry in mainland Europe and… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority Prohibits Binary Options for Retail Investors

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has banned the marketing, distribution and sale of binary options to retail investors. Simultaneously, contracts for differences (CFDs) will have a restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale to retail investors. ESMA can only introduce temporary intervention measures… Read More

EU Roundtable: Blockchain Good. Cryptocurrencies Risky

In a speech today delivered by European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, the public official commented on the the EU Roundtable on Cryptocurrencies. The “debriefing” was light on details and simply shared a high level perspective of the discussion. Dombrovskis said the mission of the… Read More

New York Insurtech CoverWallet Announces Partnership With Zurich Insurance to Launch New Digital Platform in Europe

CoverWallet, a New York-based insurtech startup, announced this week it has formed a partnership with Zurich Insurance to provide SMEs in Europe with a way to quickly size up their insurance needs, purchase coverage and manage their policies through a single digital platform. While sharing details… Read More

European Supervisory Authorities Join in Issuing Warning to Consumers Regarding Risk of Buying Cryptocurrencies

The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), including the ESMA, EBA, and EIOPA have issued a pan-EU warning to consumers regarding the risks of buying cryptocurrencies. The ESAs are concerned that consumers are buying virtual currencies or “VCs” oblivious to the intrinsic risk including heightened volatility and the fact… Read More

African Blockchain Platform BitPesa Acquires European Money Transfer Service TransferZero

BitPesa, a blockchain payments platform for Africa, announced on Wednesday it has acquired European money transfer service, TransferZero. Founded in May 2016, TransferZero claims to be the first fintech company licensed by the Bank of Spain as an authorized payment institution and is a partner of Bankia,… Read More

3rd European Alternative Finance Report: Market Expanded by 41% in 2016, P2P Consumer Lending Leads

The European online alternative finance market grew by 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, according to the 3rd annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The report entitled “Expanding Horizons” indicates that online alternative finance showed… Read More

UK Still Leads: European Venture Capital Report for Q4 2017

The Dow Jones Venturesource Venture Capital Report is out for Q4 2017. The report covers the European VC market, including Brexit bound UK. The Dow Jones report for the final quarter of the year paints a positive perspective on VC funding as there was a… Read More

N26 Announces Apple Pay Support in Spain, Italy, & Finland

On Tuesday, German digital-only challenger bank N26 announced it was launching Apple Pay support in Spain, Italy, and Finland. This news comes just after the bank launched the payment method’s support in France. “What if there were a way to pay without your card that is… Read More

Crowdcube Announces New Collaboration With Green Tech Challenge

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced on Friday it has formed a partnership with the Green Tech Challenge, a European program that selects promising green tech innovations/startups and connects them to consultants and investors through four-day programs across the UK. Crowdcube explained its collaboration with Green Tech… Read More