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Update: European CBD Marketplace Alphagreen Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than £1.9 Million Raised

Alphagreen, a European CBD marketplace, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £1.9 million raised. Originally seeking £1 million, the investment round has already attracted over 560 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Alphagreen Group describes itself as a high-growth technology and pharmaceutical… Read More

Lithuania’s Debitum, which Offers Borderless SME Financing, Comments on Issues Affecting P2P Lending Sector

Peer to peer (P2P) lending has been a relatively popular or widely-adopted business model and it has seen many new platforms attempting to offer these types of services, the Debitum team writes in a blog post. However, Debitum, a Lithuanian platform offering borderless SME financing,… Read More

France’s Shift Technology, an SaaS Provider of AI based Decision Automation for Insurance, Secures $220M via Series D

France-based Shift Technology, an SaaS provider of AI-enhanced decision automation and optimization solutions for the insurance sector, recently revealed that it has finalized a $220 million Series D funding round. Shift Technology‘s latest investment round brings total investment in the company to $320 million along… Read More

UK Finance, Which?, City of London Police Sign Letter Asking Government to Add Online Scams to “Online Safety” Bill

UK Finance (a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector that represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services), Which? (an organization that reviews products and services, so that you “make the best purchase decisions” for your… Read More

Update: Bitpanda Secures Additional €10 Million as a Extension of Series B Funding Round

  Bitpanda, a Vienna-based digital investment platform, announced on Friday it secured an additional €10 million as an extension of its Series B investment round, which was announced last month. The investment round, which intentionally raised $170 million and increased the company’s valuation to $1.2bn as… Read More

European Fintech Tink Announces Open Bank Tech Collaboration With Tribe

    Tink, a Sweden-based fintech that provides APIs to create next-generation banking services, announced earlier this week it has formed a new partnership with payments technology provider Tribe. According to Tink, the partnership will enable Tribe to combine its issuer and acquirer services, with… Read More

Fintech and Insurtech Startups Accelerator F10 Switzerland to Support Sustainable Finance Initiatives

F10 Switzerland has reportedly graduated its second acceleration batch during an online startup event with several well-known attendees from the investor and corporate sector. F10 Switzerland is now accepting applications for its third accelerator – which aims to support sustainable finance and various services for… Read More

BNPL Fintech Clearpay Research Reveals UK Millennials, Gen Z More Financial Savvy than Older Consumers

Research from Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, Clearpay, reveals that Gen Z and Millennials may have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, however, they’re the most financially savvy generation in the United Kingdom. Around 68% of Gen Z and 61% of… Read More

Fintech Nivaura has Acted as London Stock Exchange Group’s Partner in Developing Digital Primary DCM Flow Program

Fintech firm Nivaura has served as the London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) partner in the development of the group’s digital primary DCM Flow platform. The DCM Flow platform’s efficiency and validity have reportedly undergone testing with its use in a $7 billion syndicated issuance by… Read More

Contactless Payments and Credit Card Transactions Increasing Steadily in Switzerland: Report

The Swiss Payment Monitor reveals that the trend towards credit card use and contactless payment methods has remained steady in Switzerland. The Swiss Payment Monitor is a research initiative that’s supported by the University of St.Gallen and the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The… Read More

UK’s Banking Challenger Monzo Announces New Product Updates to Improve User Experience

UK-based banking challenger Monzo notes in a recent product update that it’s now possible to send a payment reminder to someone you may have split a bill with (via the Fintech firm’s app). The Monzo team noted in a blog post: “As of today (May… Read More

Forward Flow, a Product for Crowdlending, Introduced by Kviku on Mintos in Euros and Russian Rouble

Peer to peer lending marketplace Mintos reports that in November 2020, Kviku introduced Forward Flow in Euro on Mintos. Now, the company is pleased to announce that it’s offering Forward Flow also in RUB (the Russian ruble). As noted by Mintos: “Forward Flow is a… Read More

Croatian P2P Lender Robo.cash Reports that €8.8M in Loans Were Funded via Platform in April 2021

Croatia’s Robo.cash, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, reveals that it has wrapped up another successful month for the platform. The Robo.cash team has shared key highlights from last month’s performance (April 2021). The P2P lender reveals that loans worth €8.8 million were funded via its platform… Read More

European Payments Specialist Banking Circle Reports Significant Rise in Transactions, Users After Acquiring License Last Year

Banking Circle, the payments specialist, has revealed that there’s been a significant “uplift in payments flow” and clients just a year after it launched its Banking License. At the end of February 2020, Banking Circle was awarded a Banking License from the Commission de Surveillance… Read More

UK Fintech Lanistar, a Much-Hyped and Controversial New Venture, Acquires FCA Approval

UK-based Fintech firm Lanistar, the much-hyped and controversial business venture that has previously claimed it’s owned by some of the “world’s most influential people,” has revealed that it’s managed to acquire the FCA’s approval to serve as an Electronic Money Directive (EMD) agent of payments… Read More

European Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Reports Crypto Investment Products Saw Inflows of $489M in Past Week

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Tuesday (May 4, 2021) that digital asset investment products saw… Read More

Digital Banking: Switzerland’s PostFinance Partners Swissquote to Launch Virtual Bank App Yuh, Will be Available May 11

PostFinance, the financial services division of Swiss Post, has teamed up with Swissquote in order to launch a digital banking app, called Yuh. The Fintech app will be available to the public on May 11, 2021. PostFinance and Swissquote had first announced plans to work… Read More

Open Banking: IT Firm Adesso Schwetz and Hypothekarbank Lenzburg to Work on Core Banking Solutions for Swiss Markets

Adesso Schweiz, a consulting and IT services provider, has teamed up with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg in order to further develop and market Open Banking solutions in Switzerland’s capital markets. As noted by the Adessor Schweiz AG team: “For a business to succeed, you need innovative ideas… Read More

Blockchain.com Explains Difference between its Non-Custodial and Trading Digital Asset Wallets

The team at UK-based Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet, trading platform, and block explorer service, notes that as the crypto community grows and digital currency adoption also gains speed, educational resources like the ones prepared by 99 Bitcoins will be “key to help usher in… Read More

Fintech Finastra’s Fusion Cloud Core Banking Helps Firms Quickly Deploy Digital-First Banks, Company Exec Explains

The Coronavirus crisis has accelerated digital transformation across the world, including the APAC region, which has resulted in many bank branch closures. There’s also been a significant increase in retail banking activities that’s supported by all-digital challenger banks. These virtual banks are digital-first and are… Read More

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