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Stripe Billing Debuts in Europe

Payments platform Stripe announced on Thursday it has launched Stripe Billing in Europe. According to Stripe, Stripe Billing combines advanced machine learning, SCA compliance features, and granular tax modeling to help European subscription and Saas companies get paid faster. Stripe revealed: “With Stripe Billing, European… Read More

Remitly Expands International Money Transfer Service to France

U.S.-based independent mobile remittance company Remitly announced on Thursday it has launched its international money transfer service in France. Customers may now access the Remitly service through its mobile app or website and benefit from a variety of secure and convenient money sending and receiving… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 4th European Alternative Finance Report. Total Online Alternative Finance Grows 36% Topping €10 Billion

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 4th annual European Alternative Finance report. The publication, entitled “Shifting Paradigms” – completed in partnership with the University of Agder in Norway, tracks the growth of alternative finance across Europe including the UK. According to… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Makes Prepaid Visa Card Available to Use in Eurozone Countries

Digital banking platform 2gether announced on Wednesday users will be able to use 2gether’s prepaid Visa card in any of the 19 eurozone countries. The company revealed: “2gether’s prepaid Visa card allows users to convert cryptocurrency to euros, and to spend those euros anywhere Visa… Read More

J.P. Morgan Launches SEPA Instant Payments in Europe

J.P. Morgan announced earlier this week it is advancing its real-time payments offering by launching SEPA Instant in Europe. The banking group reported that with this latest offering it is continuing on its mission to drive efficiency and add critical value to our clients’ business…. Read More

Corkbrick Europe Returns to Seedrs: Now Seeking €250,000 in Funding

Just a little over a year after securing nearly €200,000 through its first Seedrs funding round, Corkbrick Europe has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise €250,000. As previously reported, Corkbrick was founded in 2012 by father-daughter duo Miguel Reynolds Brandão and Catarina Reynolds… Read More

European Payment Processor Borgun Announces Partnership With Fintech & Insurtech Novae

Borgun, a European payment processor and merchant acquirer, announced earlier this week it has signed an agreement with the fintech and insurtech company novae to support its digital transformation. Borgun reported that it and novae are aiming to co-create solutions in a digital capability framework… Read More

Digital Banking Platform 2gether Announces European Expansion

Following its beta launch in Spain, 2gether, a digital banking platform, announced it has begun its European expansion. Founded in 2016, 2gether describes itself as not just a Neobank that’s aiming to displace incumbent banks, but a next-generation banking platform that aims to dramatically improve the… Read More

How Much? Robo.Cash CEO Sergey Sedov Comments on New P2P Investor Research

The European P2P investment platform Robo.cash recently conducted a survey among P2P investors. According to its results, the popularity of P2P investments is on the rise: 69% of the respondents started investing over the last two years, and 35% of investors allocated more than €10,000… Read More

B-Hive Europe Debuts Fintech Landscape Report “B-Lens” With Roland Berger & Sirris

European fintech hub B-Hive announced on Friday it has teamed up with Roland Berger, one of the leading global consultancy firms, and Sirris, the collective center for and by the technological industry, to publish B-Lens 2.0, a fintech landscape report that takes a look at the state… Read More

European Marketplace Lender October Surpasses €100 Million in Loan Repayment

October, the European lending marketplace formerly known as Lendix, announced on Wednesday it has surpassed €100 million in loan repayment. The online lender reported that since its launch more than €250 million has been lent to European companies and nearly 40% of this amount has already been… Read More

European Commission General Report on the Activities of the European Union Updates on Progress Including Fintech, Blockchain, Crowdfunding and More

Today, the European Commission adopted the 2018 edition of the General Report. According to the Commission, this fulfills its legal obligation under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The report shows how the EU is delivering on its commitments to Europeans. The Commission… Read More

N26 Introduces Premium Account Black in Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, & Sweden

Germany-based challenger bank N26 recently announced it has introduced premium N26 Black account in  Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Sweden. According to N26, N26 Black targets frequent travelers and it removes the “uncertainty” of exchange rates and transaction costs encountered through foreign travel and provides customers with free… Read More

Global Payments Platform Paysend Reaches 500,000 Customers & Introduces Money Transfer Services to Bank Accounts in More Than 30 European Countries

PaySend, a UK-based global payments platform, announced earlier this week it now has more than 500,000 customers. The company also introduced money transfer services to more than 30 European countries.   As previously reported, PaySend was founded in 2015 and describes itself as a UK fintech company… Read More

Wirecard Announces Expansion of Collaboration With Google Pay in Europe

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced last week it is expanding its cooperation with Google Pay and is making its mobile payment app, boon, available for the wallet solution in Ireland, Spain, and the UK. Wirecard reported that the mobile app’s users… Read More

Yoyo Wallet Teams Up With Coffee Chain SOHO Coffee For New Payments & Loyalty App Experience

Yoyo Wallet announced on Monday it has partnered with European coffee chain SOHO Coffee Co. to provide mobile payments and loyalty app. The new collaboration with SOHO comes just a couple of months after Yoyo Wallet formed a partnership with easyCoffee. Founded in 2013, Yoyo… Read More

Fintech Sandboxes & Innovation Hubs: European Report Outlines What’s Working Now

A joint report by the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Banking Authority (EBA), and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), addresses the topic of Fintech Sandboxes, the approach by regulators to partner with emerging Fintech firms by creating a safe place… Read More

Google Receives Payment Institution Authorization From Ireland’s Central Bank

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has received payment institution authorization from Ireland’s Central Bank. According to Irish Times, the Central Bank granted authorization to Google Payment Ireland under the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulation. The company will now be allowed to issue and acquire payments across the European Union (EU)… Read More

paysafecard Expands Collaboration With Google in Five New Countries

paysafecard, an Austria-based fintech that is part of the Paysafe Group, announced last week it has expanded its partnership with Google by becoming a new payment method in the Google Play Store in five additional European countries, which was Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and Greece…. Read More

Coinbase Rolls Out Services to Six Additional European Markets

Coinbase announced on Thursday it is expanding to six additional European markets. The online cryptocurrency platform now operates in 33 countries across the globe. Speaking about the expansion, Coinbase reported: “New customers in these markets will be able to make full use of Coinbase.com and our iOS… Read More

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