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Fintech Lender iwoca Announces that its iwocaPay Is Xero’s First Invoice Checkout Integration with Pay Later Option for SMBs

iwoca, an established European small business lender, has announced its UK-first integration with leading SME platform Xero. Integrating iwocaPay – iwoca’s invoice checkout – into Xero’s platform, will “for the first time provide small businesses with a Pay Later option for their business customers,” according… Read More

Small Business Owners Reveal how they’ve Leveraged Digital Payments and Funding Platforms to Maintain Operations during COVID

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) notes that the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated consumers’ adoption of digital platforms and services. Technically “timid” grandparents have also become a lot more comfortable with video conferencing in a post COVID world, the Adyen team writes in a blog post. People… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Keeps Rolling out New Features for Business Payments, CEO Storonsky Says Firm to Eventually Conduct US IPO

Digital bank Revolut notes that if you’ve set up a WooCommerce store and are accepting payments with mainstream payment gateways, then you might not be happy with the extra transaction fees. Revolut reveals that it has been working on improving this for users by offering… Read More

Amsterdam Overtakes London as Europe’s Largest Stock Trading Center, Reports €9.2 Billion in Trading Volume in Jan 2021

Amsterdam has reportedly managed to overtake London as the largest share trading center in Europe. Industry analysts have noted that the symbolic blow may be followed by London losing many more jobs and business opportunities due to Brexit. Amsterdam, which was once the sixth-largest European… Read More

BitPay Teams Up With Simplex to offer Limited Time Zero Fees on Cryptocurrency Purchases For All of Europe

    Cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay announced on Monday it has joined forces with Simplex to enable European users to buy crypto seamlessly with no credit or debit card fees from within the BitPay Wallet app. BitPay reported that the promotion allows users to quickly… Read More

Irish All-in-One Payment Platform BlueSnap Expands Global Operations With New European Headquarters & EU Board Appointment

   BlueSnap, an Ireland-based all-in-one payment platform that helps B2B and B2C businesses around the world increase sales and reduce costs, recently announced it has opened a new office in Dublin as the fintech firm expands its global operations. Founded in 2001, BlueSnap states it… Read More

UK Banks Say they Need to be “Liberated” to Invest in IT to Defend Against Fintech Challengers, Big Tech, US Banks

The Bank of England (BoE) is getting ready for its first major break from European Union regulations with a new proposal that might make bank capital rules a lot more strict in the UK (when compared to other jurisdictions). The European Banking Authority had noted… Read More

Abaka, which Improves Financial Wellbeing by Offering AI enhanced Financial Advice, Explains how to Better Understand Customer Behavior

London-based Abaka, which improves financial wellbeing by offering affordable financial advice powered by artificial intelligence (AI), notes that companies across different categories and markets aim to deliver the appropriate messages to their target clients, at the best time, using the most engaging channels. Traditional approaches… Read More

European Marketplace Lending Platform Auxmoney Appoints Several Senior Management Professionals

Auxmoney, a marketplace lending platform that serves both private and institutional investors, recently hired Carsten Höltkemeyer, the former CEO of Barclaycard Germany, in order to serve as the lender’s board chairperson. This move has come as part of a shake-up of Auxmoney’s senior management. Auxmoney,… Read More

Aaron Cummings from UK’s LendInvest, a Property Finance focused Fintech, Reveals how to Effectively Manage Portfolios

Aaron Cummings, Portfolio Manager at LendInvest, a leading UK based Fintech firm focused on the property finance sector, recently commented on his role, which is to deliver on development loans. Cummings also offered insights regarding what good portfolio management is all about. Cummings, who reportedly… Read More

European Online Lender October Makes it on French Tech Next40 Ranking 2021 which lists Most Promising Startups and Unicorns

European online lender October notes that on February 8, 2020, they got a very good surprise when they found out that they had been ranked in the French Tech Next40 2021 ranking. October had also been recognized for its services in 2020, but claims it… Read More

Blockchain Startup FQX Appoints Experienced Corporate Finance Professional James Courtenay to its Board

Blockchain startup FQX will be expanding its board with an experienced corporate finance professional. The Zurich-headquartered Fintech firm will be appointing James Courtenay to its board. Courtenay previously served as head of international corporates at Standard Chartered’s investment bank. Based in Singapore, Courtenay has also… Read More

Fintech Professionals Share Coping Strategies for Financial Stress and Anxiety in Post COVID World, Reveal Serious Mental Health Issues

The team at UK challenger bank Starling notes that it may be argued that “financial anxiety” is a by-product of the way that we respond to a particular situation, and not necessarily a result of the actual situation. Starling says that focusing more on what… Read More

Croatian P2P Lending Platform Robo.cash to Offer Interest Rates of Up to 12.7%, Secondary Market Updates Announced

Croatian peer to peer lender Robo.cash has revealed that it’s offering new interest rates “up to 12.7%” and has also updated its secondary market. The Robo.cash team confirmed that they’re offering a new product line with rates “ranging from 11% to 12.7%.” The P2P platform’s… Read More

Fintech Veteran and Crypto Thought-Leader Diana Biggs Joins Switzerland’s Valour, which Helps Investors Acquire Digital Assets

Crypto pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has reportedly decided to join Switzerland-headquartered firm  which allows investors to easily acquire digital assets through their banking provider or brokerage firms.  Biggs will lead the company’s expansion, following the recent launch of Bitcoin Zero, Valour’s Bitcoin… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade, Powered by AI and Behavioral Economics, Selects Bestow Life Insurance Platform

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech that emerged as one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2020 (and recently launched life insurance), has teamed up with Bestow, a “full-stack” life insurance firm. Powered by Bestow’s Protect API, Lemonade clients may apply for “instant,” and… Read More

Lending as a Service Provider Trade Ledger Secures £13.5M in Capital via Series A led by Point72 Ventures

Trade Ledger, which provides a Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) platform, has secured £13.5 million in capital through a Series A round that was led by Point72 Ventures. Foundation Capital, Court Lorenzini, and Hambro Perks also took part in the round. Trade Ledger aims to assist lenders with… Read More

Digital Commerce: Majority of Online Shoppers in the UK Use Smartphones to Settle Transactions, Juniper Research Reveals

The team at Juniper Research, an analyst house focused on digital technology market research and related Fintech trends, technology data, market sizing, and consulting, notes that e-commerce and financial services have become a key part of many consumers’ lives in a post-COVID world. The Juniper… Read More

Klarna Milestone: Unveils First Banking Account in Germany

    Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Wednesday it is launching consumer bank accounts in Germany, with the aim to provide them with further control of their finances. Klarna reported that the launch marks a first for the company and will allow customers to easily… Read More

B2B Capital Raising Platform HubX Secures $5.5M via Investment Round with Participation from Barclays, Basinghall Partners, Elite

HUBX, a B2B capital raising platform, has secured $5.5 million through a funding round that included participation from Barclays. Basinghall Partners, Elite and several individual investors also took part in the round. The funds raised via the investment round will be used to support Hubx’s… Read More

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