Tagged: france

Fintech Mangopay Supports Future of Marketplaces by Acquiring Payment Orchestrator WhenThen

Following the acquisition of fraud detection company Nethone in November 2022, Mangopay continues strengthening its payment flow capabilities “by acquiring WhenThen, a payment orchestration and payments automation platform, providing powerful payment acceptance and payment operations to marketplaces and platforms big and small.” Just four months… Read More

Risk Mitigation: Circle Applies for Regulation in France

As the US stumbles in crafting bespoke regulation for digital assets, Circle, the issuer of dollar-based stablecoin USDC, has applied to be regulated in France. France crafted digital asset regulation some years ago in an attempt to provide clarity for firms looking to offer crypto…. Read More

Smart Lenders Issues Comment on Banking Challenges

Smart Lenders AM, an asset management company specializing in managing portfolios of loans from established marketplace lenders, online-lending platforms and crowdlending platforms, has issued a statement in light of the ongoing market volatility and strain on the banking sector. Since its launch, Smart Lenders AM… Read More

BNPL: Fintech Hokodo, BNP Paribas to Launch a Buy Now, Pay Later Solution

Fintech firm Hokodo joins forces with French international banking group BNP Paribas in order to deliver a frictionless B2B Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution that “enables large multinational corporates to provide payment alternatives to their business customers.” Together, BNP Paribas and Hokodo will “offer… Read More

Paris-based Alternative Data Firm QuantCube Introduces Industrial Production Indicator

Alternative data specialist QuantCube Technology announced the availability of the QuantCube Industrial Production Indicator (IPI) nowcast – “providing a daily update on industrial production output in the U.S. market.” The indicator “measures year on year changes in outputs from the manufacturing, mining, electricity and gas… Read More

France: AMF Sends Mystery Shoppers to Banks, Uncovers Shortcomings for Savers

The French Autorité des Marché Financier (AMF) has launched a “mystery shopper” campaign to gain first-hand experience as to how banks are treating their customers. What the regulator uncovered clearly fell short of what old banks should be doing. The AMF notes that it has… Read More

France: Autorité des marchés financiers Warns on Trading Bots

The French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is cautioning the public on trading bots in the Forex sector. The AMF states these are not authorized platforms and they frequently target French overseas departments and territories. The AMF states that it has recently seen an uptick… Read More

Ingenico, Binance to Deploy Crypto Payment Solution in France

Ingenico, the company focused on payment acceptance solutions, has just signed a strategic partnership with Binance, the largest exchange for digital assets, “to offer an in-store cryptocurrency payment acceptance solution.” The first pilots have “been deployed in France.” This partnership is “a major step in… Read More

France-based Lyra Group, Napier to Scale Transaction Monitoring

In the constantly evolving world of payment solutions, transaction volumes are “growing exponentially.” Scaling securely and compliantly is “key,” according to an update from Napier. Lyra Group, the €79 million turnover European and unified payment solutions provider processing over twenty billion transactions worldwide annually, has… Read More

Insurtech Socotra Targets European Expansion for Business Growth Strategy

Socotra announces a major drive into the European insurance markets, with an initial focus on the UK, DACH, France, and others, “following strong growth in 2022, including a 71% revenue increase, a 75% growth in customers, and a 117% YoY increase in policies managed on… Read More

October Committed to Supporting Qonto on its Platform Dedicated to Financing Needs of French SMEs

October has been providing financing to Qonto, Europe’s financial management company, for almost two years now. Integrated directly via API with the Qonto platform, October “analyzes customer requests in a few clicks to provide them with an instant loan offer.” With over 40,000 active retail… Read More

French Crowdfunding Passes the €2 Billion Mark

This year’s issue of the Barometer of Crowdfunding in France, published by Mazars and the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France, FPF) shows that crowdfunding reached a new high in 2022. More than €2.3 billion was collected, a 25% increase versus year prior. Real estate… Read More

Florence De Maupeou of FPF Discusses European Crowdfunding, Forthcoming Event in Paris

Financement Participatif France (FPF) is the association that represents the investment crowdfunding industry in France. With the advent of ECSPR or European Crowdfunding Services Provider Regulation, the industry of online capital formation has pushed into the second stage of securities crowdfunding.  Under the new EU… Read More

Binance Introduces Software to Streamline Crypto Investors’ Tax Season Experience

Tax season is a “dreaded” time of the year for many — especially crypto users, according to an update from Binance. Scouring a spreadsheet and computing all your transactions, gains, and losses throughout the past year can be, well, “taxing.” For day traders, who normally… Read More

Identity Data Fabric Firm, Radiant Logic, Signs Agreement to Acquire France’s Brainwave GRC

Radiant Logic, the Identity Data Fabric company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Brainwave GRC, a key player focused on Identity Governance and Analytics (IGA) headquartered in France. Together, Radiant Logic and Brainwave GRC address “a broad set of identity… Read More

Tempo France, Armenotech, Partner on Blockchain Powered Payments and Transfers

Stellar blockchain proponents Tempo France and Armenotech have announced a partnership on payments and remittances, according to a note from the firms. Tempo France is an international money transfer system that recently utilized Stellar to power transfers in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Tempo… Read More

France: AMF Comments on Investment Crowdfunding – “An Investment of Conviction”

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has posted a comment on its website commenting on investment crowdfunding. The AMF notes to change to online capital formation under EU harmonized rules or European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The AMF explains: Crowdfunding: a regime undergoing… Read More

European Investment Fund, Invest-NL Back SME Lender October with €35 Million

October, a European marketplace lending platform providing access to capital for SMEs, has received a €35 million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Netherlands-based Invest-NL. The capital is split between the two entities with the EIF providing €20 million and Invest-NL the rest… Read More

Restaurant Management and Payments Platform Foodics Teams Up with French Tech Startup Partoo

Connecting France and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a “first of its kind” strategic tech partnership, Foodics, the cloud-based restaurant management technology and payments platform in the MENA region, has announced it has partnered with French-based tech start-up Partoo, who “help brands manage and… Read More

The Place to Crowd – Paris

  Join the flagship event of European crowdfunding on February 14, 2023, in Paris / Centquatre Under the sponsorship of Mr. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. The professional, European, fun & green crowdfunding event! Which brings together almost… Read More

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