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Banque de France Testing Central Bank Digital Currency, Issues Call for Applications

The Banque de France – the central bank of France – has issued a call for applications to conduct a central bank digital currency (CBDC) experiment with the bank. According to the publication, the work relating to the experiments is being coordinated by the Infrastructures,… Read More

France-based NeoXam, a Financial Data Management Firm, Integrates ICE Data Services’ Pricing and Reference Data

Paris-headquartered NeoXam, a financial data management and transaction software provider, has added ICE Data Services’ pricing and reference data to its “NeoXam DataHub,” an enterprise data management platform. ICE Data Services is part of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York… Read More

France: Blockpulse Pursues First Security Token Offering in Partnership with Lemonway, Plans Stock Exchange for Startups

Blockpulse is the first company in France to pursue a security token offering (STO). Blockpulse is a blockchain-based shareholding management solution. The company launched its service last week in partnership with Lemonway, a Fintech providing payment services. Blockpulse offers a blockchain-based software solution for digitizing… Read More

Covid-19 Crisis Response: Investors of European SME Lending Marketplace October Approve 3-month Freeze on Loan Capital Repayment

The management of October, the Paris-headquartered European SME lending marketplace, announced today a three-month freeze on capital repayment in order to support the business continuity of its SME borrowers during the coronavirus crisis. A Capital Reimbursement Freeze The moratorium concerns loans granted by October to… Read More

France: GSX CEO Comments on Autorité des Marchés Financieres Proposal on Digital Securities

Recently, the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the leading securities regulator in France, posted a legal analysis of security tokens or digital securities. The AMF posited that while there remain certain “legal obstacles,” in their opinion national authorities can adapt to these types of… Read More

Insurtech: France-based Akur8, an AI-enhanced Insurance Platform, Secures €8 Million via Series A Round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital

Paris-headquartered Akur8, a company that’s developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced insurance pricing platform, has secured €8 million via a Series A round from BlackFin Capital and MTech Capital. The funds raised will be used to expand the firm’s business operations across North and South America… Read More

France: AMF Publishes Legal Analysis on Security Tokens, Proposes a Path for European Utilization

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers, the main securities regulator in France, has published a legal analysis of security tokens. France is already known for its initial coin offering (ICO) friendly ecosystem where utility tokens (not securities) may be issued and traded in a compliant environment…. Read More

Denmark-based Insurtech Penni.io Secures from €2 Million in Funding from Major Nordic Region Insurance Sector Participants

Denmark-based Insurtech company Penni.io has reportedly secured €2 million in funding from three major Nordic region insurance industry participants. The firm is planning to use the capital raised to expand its operations across Europe and globally. Established in 2016, Penni.io aims to assist insurance companies,… Read More

UK Insurtech Zego Secures Insurance Broker License in France

Zego, a UK-based insurtech, announced on Tuesday it was granted its insurance broker license in France. Founded in 2016, Zego states it provides customers “top-of-the-range” custom products to explore the “full potential” of their entrepreneurial spirit. “Insurance hasn’t changed in more than a century. But… Read More

Payment Processor Checkout.com Announces Acquisition of French Startup ProcessOut

Checkout.com, a global payment solutions provider based in the UK, announced on Wednesday it has completed its first acquisition. The company acquired french payment startup, ProcessOut. The acquisition follows Checkout.com’s $230 million Series A funding round, which values the company at nearly $2 billion. Checkout.com… Read More

Cross-Border Savings and Investment Marketplace Raisin Surpasses €20 Billion in Deposits

Berlin-headquartered Raisin, a cross-border savings and investment marketplace, has confirmed the strategic placement of more than €20 billion with banks based in 25 different countries. Raisin’s management noted that it’s currently managing an investment volume of more than €500 million.  Raisin also announced that it… Read More

Crypto Powwow: FinCEN and Others Meet to Discuss Virtual Assets

Last week, 50 senior officials convened in Paris to discuss “global issues surrounding virtual assets.” Participants included FinCEN, part of the US Department of Treasury, as well as the Financial Intelligence Unit Germany, France’s Tracfin, and other FATF countries. Virtual asset experts from the Financial… Read More

French Crowdfunding Returns to Faster Growth Driven by Individual Investors’ Appetite for Real Estate and Renewable Energy Funding

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) and the French team of auditing firm Mazars just released the French 2019 Crowdfunding Barometer. This annual report analyzes the alternative financing facilitated by 58 marketplace platforms which represent the bulk to the French market. The report focuses… Read More

Digital Securities Platform Equisafe Plans US Launch

Equisafe, a digital asset platform for the issuance and management of investments, appears poised to launch in the US. According to an email update circulated by the platform, Equisafe is planning a launch event in New York City in March. Equisafe, a Paris based Fintech,… Read More

Insurtech: France’s Third-Largest Bank, Société Générale, Invests €1.1 Million in Mutumutu, a Czech Online Life Assurance Firm

Paris-headquartered Societe Generale, the third-largest bank in France and multinational financial services company, has invested €1.1 million in Mutumutu, a Czech online life assurance company that provides special discounts on premiums for people who maintain a healthy lifestyle. Founded in 2018, Mutumutu was established as… Read More

French Fintech EasyEuro Secures $4 Million Through Latest Funding Round to Launch Neobank For SME traders between Europe & Asia

EasyEuro, a France-based fintech startup, announced this week it secured $4 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Shanghai-based Ally Capital, with participation from seed investors SwiftPass, Geoswift, Huashan Capital and Unity Assets. The funds will be used to launch EasyEuro’s neobank… Read More

Yseop Introduces Automated Report Generation Software to Assist Financial Service Providers with Digital Transformation Efforts

Yseop, a 12-year-old France-based software development firm, recently introduced an enterprise-level natural-language generation (NLG) automated report generation solution, called the Augmented Analyst, in order to assist financial service providers with their digital transformation efforts. Yseop has reportedly worked cooperatively with Moody’s, BNP Paribas, and Sanofi… Read More

France-based Cooperative Crédit Agricole Acquires a Majority Stake in Fintech firm Linxo

France-based cooperative Crédit Agricole has reportedly acquired a majority stake in Fintech firm Linxo, which serves as a payment aggregation and initiation service. Established in 2010 and headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, Linxo offers account aggregation, payment initiation and personal finance management services through a robust technology… Read More

Paris Fintech Forum Founder Laurent Nizri Announces Last Event While at Height of Success

The Paris Fintech Forum, an annual conference bringing together Fintech leaders from around the world, will not take place in 2021, according to an announcement by founder and CEO Laurent Nizri who opened day 2 of the event with the news. Nizri told attendees his… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

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