Tagged: france

Emmanuel Macron’s Presidency Raises Great Hopes & High Expectations: Taxation Viewed as Major Issue by Crowdfunding Leaders

On Monday, Emmanuel Macron was officially inaugurated as President of France. He is France’s youngest President ever, and the youngest democratically elected head of State worldwide. He is also a known proponent of Fintech and crowdfunding. To give a bit of background to those who… Read More

Contrarian Lending Marketplace Younited Credit Crosses €500 million Milestone

Since it opened for business in 2012, French lending startup Younited Credit has thrived by implementing strategic choices that ran contrary to common practice among lending marketplaces. It was the first of its kind (and still is the only one so far) to get a… Read More

Très Bien! Startupbootcamp InsurTech Alum CBien Secures €8M

CBien, a European digital asset management platform located in Paris, Nantes and Hamburg and recent Startupbootcamp InsurTech alum, has raised €8 million from its existing shareholders MAIF, MACIF and 5M Ventures. Funding from this second raise will be used to finance CBien’s visibility in France, its international… Read More

Transparency & Customer Engagement at Equity Crowdfunding Platform WiSeed

One of the benefits that a well-established equity crowdfunding platform brings to fundraising entrepreneurs is a loyal audience of investors. But how does a crowdinvesting platform keep its audience engaged? We asked Yannig Roth, the Marketing Director of French equity crowdfunding platform WiSeed, to present… Read More

Lemon Way: Payments & Regtech for 29 Countries in 24 Languages

In its early days as a Payment Service Provider, Lemon Way took up the challenge of meeting the complex needs of crowdfunding platforms while drastically cutting the costs and relieving them of much of the regulatory burden of payment transactions. Five years later, the company… Read More

Lumo & Oneplanetcrowd Join on Cross-Border Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Project

Lumo and Oneplanetcrowd have joined together to crowdfund a solar project located near Perpignan in the South West of France.  Lumo is a France-based crowdfunding platform. Oneplanetcrowd is operating out of the Netherlands. The two platforms were said to have jointly developed a solution to overcome… Read More

Prosper President Ron Suber Shares Insight & Perspective with French Fintech Industry

Ron Suber, the President of the US marketplace lender Prosper, was interviewed today by Cédric Teissier, the CEO of the French factoring platform Finexkap, at the annual conference of the  France Fintech association, titled “Fintech Revolution 2017 – Here to Stay”. Cédric Teissier asked Ron… Read More

France & Singapore Boost Fintech Ties with Agreement Between MAS & ACPR / AMF

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is continuing its push to collaborate with financial regulators around the world to improve Fintech innovation and collaboration. MAS today announced a cooperation agreement with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés… Read More

Online Lender Lendix Prepares for First Italian Loans Soon After Launch in Spain

Lendix has opened its platform to Italian investors. Following the launch in Spain, Lendix, a leading online lender targeting the SME sector, expects to issue its first loans in Q2 of 2017.   Yes, we are open ! Sì, siamo aperti ! Oui, nous sommes… Read More

French Retail Investors Elect Their Favorite SME Lending Marketplaces

In what is probably a worldwide premiere, the French SME lending aggregator site crowdlending.fr organized an online competition enabling retail investors to elect their favorite lending marketplaces. The members of crowdlending.fr’s community of lenders lend on average €4,500 through 3,2 platforms. The 600 voters, who… Read More

France’s Online Alternative Finance Doubles in Size – Crowdfunding Grows 40%

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) released today the 3rd edition of its annual industry Barometer. For the first time, the data was compiled by auditing and consulting firm KPMG, which lends to the Barometer additional weight. The association was represented, among other board… Read More

Big Ticket Borrowing: Midsized Companies Turn to Marketplace Lending at Lendix & Creditshelf

At the onset of the marketplace lending market, lending to businesses was equated with lending to small and very small businesses: businesses at the low end of the small and medium-size enterprise (SME) market who were borrowing on average under €100,000.  However, as the alternative lending… Read More

Anaxago Opens Up French Real Estate Crowdfunding to Institutional Investors

Anaxago Immobilier, the real estate arm of leading French equity crowdfunding platform announced last Saturday that it has secured € 10 million of funding pledged by a group of French institutional investors, qualified investors, and family offices to finance real estate development projects alongside retail… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Launches First Spanish Project, Lenders Across Europe May Invest

Just as Funding Circle is pulling out of Spain, peer to peer lender Lendix is moving in and announcing its first Spanish project. Following approval by the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV), Lendix has posted an opportunity to lend to JIZ Operaciones SL,… Read More

French Finance Regulators Embrace Fintech

With more than 1700 participants from 35 countries, the recent Paris Fintech Forum demonstrated the strength of the French Fintech ecosystem and the attractiveness of Paris as a financial center. French officials and financial regulators participated in the event with a strong delegation and asserted… Read More

JumpstartFund’s Hyperloop to Open New Facility in Toulouse, France

Jumpstartfund’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) announced on Tuesday it signed an agreement with the city of Toulouse, France to open a facility for the development and testing of the Hyperloop-related technologies. This news comes shortly after Hyperloop’s announcement of surpassing $100 million in in-kind and… Read More

P2P Lender Linked Finance Receives Backing from Eiffel Investment Group

Linked Finance, an Irish peer to peer lending platform, has signed an agreement with Eiffel Investment Group to back Irish SME loans.  The partnership was spawned in part by Linked Finance’s rapid growth of 132% over the past 6 months. Eiffel Investment Group will contribute… Read More

Tout Perdu: First Big Loss Hits French Real Estate Crowdfunding Sector

While real estate crowdfunding holds much promise, risk remains. France, home of multiple real estate crowdfunding platforms, has just experienced its first big loss. According to a report in Capital, real estate developer Terlat has used two crowdfunding platforms to finance projects. Terlat has leveraged… Read More