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Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Spotify, Netflix, Revolut Investor TCV Leads €90 Million Round for Mollie, a European Payment Processing Firm

Mollie, a European payment processing company, has secured €90 million in capital through a Series B investment round which was led by TCV, a prominent investor that has also participated in rounds conducted by Spotify, Revolut, Netflix, and Nubank, one of the largest digital banks… Read More

Online SME Lender Funding Circle Confirms BBLS and CBILS Loan Schemes Ending Soon, Explains How to Apply

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), an SME lender that facilitates loans in both the US and parts of Europe, notes that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) will be ending in early November of this year. The BBLS has been provided via the British Business Bank… Read More

UK based P2P Lender RateSetter Wins Award for “Best Loan Provider,” After it Struggled to Maintain Operations and was Acquired by Metro Bank

RateSetter, a leading UK based peer to peer (P2P) lender that was recently acquired by Metro Bank, has confirmed that it won the award for “Best Loan Provider” for loans of £2,500 or more at the Consumer Credit Awards for 2020. The Consumer Credit Awards… Read More

Latvia’s P2P Lender Grupeer Provides Update Regarding Current Repayment Status and Debt Collection Processes

Latvia-based peer to peer (P2P) lender Grupeer has provided an update regarding the current status with the repayments and debt collection processes on its platform. The Grupeer team noted that, as its clients already know, since April 2020, the lender had suspended its “economic activity.”… Read More

IT Provider for EMI and Banks Slams Open Banking Rules in EU: “It Doesn’t Work,” Calls it a “Flop”

Open Banking, a concept that is widely discussed but understood by relatively few, is an attempt to enable customers to control their own data while requiring financial services to allow access to this data, when approved, to foster a more robust and competitive financial services… Read More

Online Lender October Explains how Investors can Help Businesses Cope with COVID-19 with French Government Guaranteed Loans

October, a leading European online lender, confirms that State guaranteed loans were recently introduced in France by the nation’s government in order to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they might be struggling to maintain operations. October explains that the French government aims to… Read More

Online P2P Lender Robo.cash Claims it’s Still Profitable, Despite COVID-19 related Issues, and Is Preparing for IPO in Dec 2020 in Australia

Online peer to peer (P2P) lender Robo.cash is reportedly getting ready to conduct its initial public offering (IPO) in Australia in December of this year. Robocash Group, which is the parent company of Europe based P2P lender Robo.cash, will be the next Fintech service provider… Read More

UK’s Digital Challenger Starling Bank Joins Monzo by Introducing New Fees, as Fintechs Struggle to Offer Competitive Services

UK based digital challenger Starling Bank has reportedly joined digital bank Monzo by introducing several new fees for certain services related to its British pound or GBP and Euro bank accounts. As reported recently, Monzo announced two new fees for its customers. The Fintech startup… Read More

Estonian Cryptocurrency Payment Processing Solutions Provider Mercuryo.io Raises €2.5 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round

Mercuryo.io, an Estonia-based cryptocurrency payment processing solutions provider, has reportedly secured €2.5 million through its Seed funding round, which was led by Target Global. Founded in 2018, Mercuryo.io describes itself as a crypto wallet and BTC acquiring services for businesses. The company’s mission is to… Read More

Fintech 250 List from Leading Business Analytics Firm Features 32 Unicorns including Affirm, Coinbase, Robinhood, Among Many Other Multinationals

CB Insights, a private New York based firm with a business analytics platform and database that offers market intelligence on private companies and investor activities, recently published its Fintech 250 (2020), which is its annual ranking of what it considers the “top” private global Fintech… Read More

Binance Joins Blockchain for Europe Membership Association

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced on Thursday it is joining Blockchain for Europe, the European membership association. Teana Baker-Taylor, U.K. Director at Binance, has also been appointed to the Board of Blockchain for Europe, alongside Fetch.ai, Ripple, Block.one, and Blockseed Ventures. According to Binance, Blockchain for Europe and its members… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Algorithms are Increasingly being Used to Identify Fraudulent Transactions, Cybersecurity Professional Explains

The retail banking sector has been hit with numerous scams during the past few years. Cybercriminals are now also beginning to increasingly go after much larger corporate accounts by launching sophisticated malware and phishing attacks, according to Beate Zwijnenberg, chief information security officer at ING… Read More

Digital Onboarding Is Being Widely Adopted in Germany after BaFin Introduced Directive to Regulate the Process in 2014

Digital challengers such as neobanks and various other Fintech service providers are beginning to transform many traditional business activities through the digitalization of many different services that previously required laborious manual processes (like accounting). Customer or user experience (UX) has become a key differentiator when… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Experiences Technical Issues, Customers Complain about Not Getting Salaries Deposited on Time

Customers of UK-based Fintech Unicorn Revolut have reportedly experienced delays when trying to get their salaries which were supposed to be paid this past Friday (August 28, 2020). Users had been complaining about having been left in the dark as they might not have received… Read More

Copenhagen Fintech Partners with United Nations Development Fund to Launch Operations in Singapore to Address Climate Change, Alleviate Poverty

Copenhagen Fintech, a Denmark based organization supporting financial technology, is teaming up with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and several other organizations in order to help Nordic Fintechs with launching operations in Singapore. The initiative is aimed at assisting Nordic Fintechs with setting up… Read More

London Fintech SatoshiPay Reveals How they’ve Leveraged Blockchain or DLT to Process Real-Time Micropayments for Online Publishers

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has revealed that it has reached a key milestone in establishing its blockchain-enabled clearing platform as a “new standard” for cross-border transactions. The SatoshiPay team notes that, as of August 2020,… Read More

Consumer focused Fintech Apps have Acquired More Funding from European Investors, compared to Other Market Segments: Report

European Fintech firms have managed to secure substantial funding, even during the lockdown period that came after the COVID-19 outbreak. They’ve acquired about €2.86 billion (appr. $3.4 billion) in capital between March and mid-August 2020, according to the latest data from Dealroom. There was a… Read More

European Central Bank Warns Against Potential Threat of Dominance of Big Tech in Financial and Cloud Services

The European Central Bank (ECB), the reserve bank of the Eurozone, which is a monetary union of 19 EU member states which employ the Euro, has noted that there doesn’t seem to be an EU challenger that’s capable of matching the capabilities of Big Tech… Read More

Coinbase Appoints Marcus Hughes As General Manager for Europe

Cryptocurrency platform Coinbase recently announced it has appointed Marcus Hughes as the new General Manager for its European division. According to Coinbase, Hughes served as General Counsel for the crypto platform’s international operations and in his upcoming role, he will be responsible for continuing to… Read More

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