Tagged: european union

Open Data Platform, Okredo, Secures €1M via Seed Round Led by Presto Ventures, Lithuania’s Business Angels Fund

Open data firm Okredo has finalized a €1 million seed round that was led by Lithuania’s Business Angels Fund and Presto Ventures, along with contributions from Startup Wise Guys and several angel investors. Okredo’s software-as-a-service or SaaS platform assists SMEs with assessing the credibility, financial… Read More

ESMA Publishes Final Report on Technical Standards for European Crowdfunding Service Providers

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its final report on the “Draft  Technical Standards under the European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business Regulation.” As was previously reported, European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) goes into effect today. This enables issuers to raise… Read More

Harmonized European Crowdfunding Rules Go Into Effect

Harmonized European crowdfunding laws commence today (November 10, 2021). After years of engagement by industry leaders, largely due to the efforts of EuroCrowd, issuers may now utilize investment platforms to sell securities across all EU member states. The European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR) rules… Read More

Crowdcube Aims to Take Advantage of New European Union Crowdfunding Rules

Crowdcube aims to become the very first platform to operate under new European Union regulations (European Crowdfunding Service Providers or ECSP). Crowdcube, a leading online investment marketplace, will now be “uniquely positioned” to assist even more Europe-based businesses with securing capital while promoting engagement, loyalty,… Read More

Bank of Lithuania Provides Guidelines for Peer to Peer Insurance

Lithuania is a European jurisdiction that wants to support innovation in financial services. As part of the European Union, the small baltic country has the opportunity to be more agile within the regulatory realm in contrast to larger EU member states. This past week, the… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut Performs Updates to Enhance Security, Streamline UX

Digital banking platform Revolut notes in a blog post that Halloween is soon on its way, however, there’s nothing “spooky” about the work they’ve been doing during October 2021. The Revolut team also mentioned that they’ve performed updates to enhance platform security and reduce your… Read More

OneFor Teams Up with Moorwand to Introduce New Remittance Service

Moorwand, a BIN sponsor and issuer that aims to transform compliance into an “enabler of innovation,” has been chosen by OneFor, a digital wallet and money transfer and payments service for the remittance market. Moorwand is offering issuing, acquiring and digital banking solutions that will… Read More

COTI Introduces Bank Accounts and Visa Debit Cards

COTI is pleased to confirm that its Visa debit cards and bank account are accessible to the public. With assistance from Simplex, both of these financial tools should help with addressing “economic inequality.” As noted in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, COTI aims to… Read More

Fintech Platform YouHodler Adds More Digital Tokens with Protection Against Potential Losses on Trading

YouHodler, a Fintech platform that assists consumers with accessing the benefits of the crypto economy, has reportedly added support for Polkadot (DOT), Tezos (XTZ), TRON (TRX) and Aave (AAVE) tokens. YouHolder also noted in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider that they’ve established a 100%… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Expand Business Operations into Europe

UK-based digital bank Starling is expanding its business operations into Europe. As of H1 2022, “subject to regulatory approval,” Starling intends to make its Banking as a Service (BaaS) solution offering available in the European Union, which includes France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, according… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr to Bring Fast-Tracked Financial Technology to Europe with Netherlands Expansion

Fintech firm Modulr has now opened business offices in the Netherlands, which will serve as “the springboard for its EU-wide expansion in 2022 and 2023.” Following steady business growth in the United Kingdom during the last 5 years, Modulr is expanding rapidly, putting significant investment… Read More

Fasanara Capital Raises €250 Million Fintech Fund, Backed by the European Investment Fund

Fasanara Capital has closed on a €250 Million Fintech Fund that was supported by the European Investment Fund (EIF) that made a “cornerstone” investment in the fund. Fasanara Capital is a boutique alternative asset manager and an investor in Fintech lending in Europe. The fund… Read More

London based Crypto Regtech Coinfirm Secures $8M via Series A, Appoints Dr. Mihaescu as CEO

London-headquartered crypto Regtech firm Coinfirm reveals that it has finalized an $8 million Series A round. The company has also announced the appointment of Dr. Mircea Mihaescu as their new CEO. Coinfirm’s investment round has been co-led by SIX Fintech Ventures, which is the corporate… Read More

Billon Selected for European Blockchain Services Infrastructure Project

Billon has announced that it is one of 7 selected blockchain providers that will be part of the European Union’s European Blockchain Services Infrastructure project (EBSI). The selection is a sign of validation for the blockchain firm. Yesterday, it was announced that IOTA had been… Read More

IOTA Added to List of Blockchain Providers for European Blockchain Services Infrastructure

IOTA, a scalable, feeless, and decentralized distributed ledger technology, has been selected for the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI), a project organized the by the European Union. Dominik Schiener, co-founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation, said they are very excited about the selection in… Read More

Digital Banking Platform Revolut Now Live in 13 EU Nations, Company Continues to Expand, Add New Features

Digital bank Revolut notes that if you’re looking for more security and more innovative products, then you should consider joining their platform. Revolut Bank is currently live in 13 European Union nations and they continue adding new countries to the list, the Fintech Unicorn confirmed… Read More

Digital Commerce Firm Heroes, Operating in Asia, UK, EU, Acquires $200M in Capital

Heroes, an established digital commerce firm which acquires, operates and scales “top performing” Amazon brands, reveals that it has finalized a $200 million round from US-headquartered investor Crayhill Capital Management. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the investment round will aim to facilitate… Read More

Switzerland’s Digital Bank Yapeal Introduces Virtual Banking Service for Children

Switzerland-based digital banking challenger Yapeal has a new virtual banking service for children and younger people in general. Called Yapini, the new product offering is meant to support financial management services for young clients. As noted by the Yapeal team: “Yapini is a digital account… Read More

Latest Glitch for ECB Payment System Suggest Program Well Off Target

A glitch in the European Central Bank’s payment system left several Eurozone commercial and central banks far off target Monday afternoon. It is the latest in a long run of issues plaguing the program. The Target system, which is supposed to connect commercial and central… Read More

Netherlands based ABN Amro to Offer Sustainability Discount on Mortgage Interest Rates for Energy-Efficient Homes

ABN Amro (AMS: ABN), a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam and currently the third-largest bank in the Netherlands, will be offering clients a sustainability discount on mortgage interest rates for energy-efficient homes. ABN Amro‘s management noted that they will be using the EU’s Energy Label… Read More

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