Tagged: financing

MicroBank, the Social Banking Unit of CaixaBank, Reportedly Financed 1000+ Projects for Students via Program in Spain During 2023

MicroBank, the social bank of CaixaBank, has financed a total of 1,019 education, training, and skills projects for students through its Skills & Education program in Spain throughout 2023. This figure represents an “increase of 49.6% compared to the previous year. In terms of financing… Read More

Automotive Finance Market Shows Recovery Signs with New Vehicle Inventory Bouncing Back – Report

With new vehicle inventory rebounding and some manufacturers continuing to offer incentives, consumers are shifting back into the new vehicle market—resulting in a notable impact on lender market share. According to Experian’s State of the Automotive Finance Market Report: Q1 2024, captives’ market share “for… Read More

Invoitix AG, a Logistics Invoicing and Financing Solution Provider, Issues Digital Bond via Obligate Platform

Invoitix AG, a logistics invoicing and financing platform, has issued a digital bond on the Obligate platform. Deployed on the Polygon PoS blockchain and denominated in EUROe, this issuance aims to refinance invoitix’s logistics invoicing activities, “further solidifying its position in the pan-European road logistics… Read More

Venmo Small Business Grant Now Accepting Applications to Accelerate Growth of Small Businesses

Venmo announced the third Venmo Small Business Grant, a program for small businesses that will provide financial grants and mentorship to 10 Venmo business profile users. In the program’s third year, selected businesses will each “receive $20,000 for expenses, such as rent, supplies, marketing, or… Read More

Philippines’ Central Bank Tightens Regulations on Financial Crime Reporting

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, has issued new regulations mandating that banks and other financial institutions report significant incidents related to money laundering, terrorism financing, and proliferation financing within 24 hours. The directive, outlined in a circular signed… Read More

HeavyFinance Is Reportedly Raising a €50 Million Fund

HeavyFinance is raising €50 million for a private credit fund that will support European agricultural small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with tailor-made finance. The funding will be available to finance solutions “to advance the decarbonization of agriculture in Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal.” EIF… Read More

GetVantage, India’s Alternative Financing Platform, Introduces Rise-Up Fund to Support Women Entrepreneurs

GetVantage, India’s alternative-financing fintech platform, announced the launch of its Rise-Up Fund, dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs with inclusive capital. This non-dilutive fund with an initial corpus of $12 million. The fund aims to deploy the capital in “the next 12 months to help over… Read More

Fintech Helcim Reports Series B Round

Helcim reports that it just raised a CA$27 million Series B financing round, following their Series A raise in 2022. The Helcim team has highlighted some of their experiences through this process and what it means for the future of Helcim and their merchants. Helcim… Read More

UK’s Assetz Capital and Aros Kapital to Support Lending Markets

Assetz Capital and Aros Kapital have announced an expansion of their partnership in the UK lending market. This is expected to see Assetz Capital deploy more than £200m of Aros Kapital’s funding across various sectors in 2024, “as part of their overall lending volumes.” Having… Read More

Insurtech Kin, the Digital Home Insurance Provider, Acquires Financing from Activate Capital

Kin, the digital, direct-to-consumer home insurance company, announced the closing of $15 million in financing from new investor Activate Capital, a growth-stage VC firm focused on the sustainable, resilient transformation of the global economy. Raising at an increased valuation, greater than $1 billion, is an… Read More

Phoenix Merchant Partners Introduces Private Credit Strategy with Close of First Financing Solution

Phoenix Merchant Partners, LP, an independent investment firm focused on providing broad financing solutions to the middle-market universe of companies, announced the closing of its first transaction, an innovative financing to Gryphon Holdings, a company involved in quota share non-catastrophic property and casualty reinsurance services…. Read More

Targeted Lending Raises $50m Credit Facility from Wells Fargo

Targeted Lending Co, a player in the equipment finance industry, has announced the successful closure of a $50 million credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. This strategic financial move underlines the company’s commitment to providing essential liquidity to small businesses, especially during times when… Read More

Europe’s CaixaBank to Support Construction Financing of PPP Project Frankfurt Judiciary Center

CaixaBank and KfW IPEX-Bank are jointly providing HOCHTIEF financing for the interim construction financing of the PPP project Frankfurt (Germany) judiciary center. The project volume is in the low three-digit million range and “includes the parallel construction of two new judicial buildings in the Frankfurt… Read More

Lendable Announces $10M Debt Investment in Validus, an SME Lending Platform with Operations in Southeast Asia

Lendable is pleased to announce a $10 million debt investment in Validus, an SME lending platform with operations in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Validus drives SME financial inclusion “across Southeast Asia by leveraging proprietary data to provide supply-chain financing to under-served SMEs, thereby empowering… Read More

Majority of UK Startups Self-Finance New Ventures – Research Study

Financing a new business can be one of the biggest hurdles entrepreneurs face, according to an update shared by UK’s Starling Bank. Some 85% of UK startups launched in the last three years “have relied on the founder’s personal capital as the initial source of… Read More

Fintech Firm Centi Announces Completion of Financing Round Led by Archblock and Bloomhaus Ventures

Centi is announcing the successful completion of its seed financing round led by Archblock and Bloomhaus Ventures with continued investments from existing shareholders and founders. Recognized for its proficiency in processing transactions as small as a cent, Centi claims that it  is now poised “for… Read More

HeavyFinance Reports €2.24M in Investments in Nov 2023, €1.90M Paid Out to Farmers with Capital Spread Across 54 Loans

In November 2023, investors invested a total of €2.24M  in agricultural projects through HeavyFinance. €1.90M was reportedly paid out for the farmers “with the capital spread across 54 different loans.” As of November 2023, HeavyFinance has “successfully issued a total of 46.63 million EUR in… Read More

Climate Finance Remains Key Priority, Funding to Reach Net-Zero Still Falling Short – WEF Report

Climate finance was central to discussions at COP28 in Dubai and funding to reach net-zero and restore biodiversity is still falling short, according to an update shared by the World Economic Forum (WEF). New research published by WEF highlights priorities “for action and shows how… Read More

Colombian Cross-Border Payments Fintech Supra Receives Investment from Citi and Others

Citi (NYSE: C) has led a strategic investment round in Supra. Far Out Ventures and H20 Capital also participated in the financing round. Supra is a Colombian fintech that “enables cross-border payments and treasury solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that participate in import… Read More

Scalable Capital, a Digital Investment Platform in Europe, Finalizes Equity Financing Round

Scalable Capital, a digital investment platform in Europe, announced the closing of a €60 million in equity financing. The Series E extension was led “by European venture capital firm Balderton Capital with participation from existing investors, including HV Capital – underscoring their strong support for… Read More

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