Tagged: france

Société Générale Acquires Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platform Lumo

Société Générale, France’s 3rd largest bank and global Nr. 17 announces the acquisition of Lumo, the pioneering crowdfunding platform dedicated to renewable energies Lumo is a French Fintech with strong skills in both crowdfunding and renewable energies which has dedicated itself to accelerating the energy… Read More

WiSEED and Neoen Partner on Crowdfunding for Renewable Energy Projects in France

Neoen, an independent green energy producer, and WiSEED, a European crowdfunding platform, have  inked an agreement to partner on funding of renewable energy projects in France. The very first offering is to raise money for a solar energy project located at a former coal mining… Read More

French Enlightenment: Comments Provide Insight into France’s ICO Aspirations

  Just as North America is drawing a line in the sand, drawing a hard line that defines just about all initial coin offerings as securities, France appears to be heading in a different direction. Organized by the Autorités Des Marchés Financiers (AMF), France launched a consultation… Read More

Lemon Way is the Leading Payment Solution for Platforms in the Euro Zone

Montreuil, France based Lemon Way is the number one online payment solution for crowdfunding platforms in continental Europe. The company received a payment institution license in 2012. According to the Fintech firm, today Lemon Way provides payment solutions to over 200 crowdfunding sites (both debt… Read More

Report: France to Have Bespoke ICO Regulations in Place by 2019

France decided earlier this year they wanted their country to be a destination of choice for initial coin offerings (ICO). The mission was outlined by Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy and Finance of France, who labeled cryptocurrencies a revolution. Now we have a… Read More

Leading European Online Lender Lendix Receives €32 Million Investment

Lendix, a Paris based online lender that claims to be the number one SME lender in all of continental Europe, has received a new €32 million funding round for its European development. Investors in this round include Idinvest Partners, Allianz France and CIR S.p.A. (a… Read More

TransferWise Forms New Partnership With French Banking Firm BPCE Groupe

Fintech unicorn TransferWise has formed a new partnership with France’s second-largest bank firm, BPCE Groupe. The launch of the new collaboration comes less than two months after TransferWise debuted its new borderless and fee free, multi-country, bank accounts and debit cards. According to TechCrunch, as… Read More

French Autorité des Marchés Financiers Appoints New Fintech Director

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France has appointed a new executive for the relatively new Fintech division. Domitille Dessertine, who was involved with the creation of the new division two years ago, is the new Director of the Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness Division (FIC) for… Read More

President Macron Wants Europe to Offer a Governance Model for Sustainable Technology

President Macron at Viva Tech, the “French CES” The question to ask about Viva Tech, the French Tech show taking place in Paris, May 24th to 26th, is not “Who goes there?” but rather “Who doesn’t?” In its third edition, Viva Tech, launched in 2016… Read More

French Crowdfunding Sector Boasts 96% Customer Satisfaction

  A consumer survey reveals that the penetration of crowdfunding in France is still quite low. However, consumers have a very positive image of crowdfunding, one that remains close to its historical root values of innovation, democratization of access to financing, transparency, and economic /… Read More

Head of French Regulator AMF Comments on Crytpo Asset Losses, Throws Shade at Madrid Football Team Due to Crypto Sponsor

The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) released its annual report this past week. As part of the release, Chairman of the AMF Robert Ophèle delivered a speech highlighting important issues and challenges within the financial markets. During his speech, Ophèle commented on “toxic investments.” While first addressing binary… Read More

Lendix Appoints Luuc Mannaerts As New CEO of Lender Nederland

Earlier this week, France-based online lending platform Lendix announced it has appointed Luuc Mannaerts as the new CEO of Lender Nederland, Lendix’s Dutch subsidiary. According to the online lender, Mannaerts has more than 20 years of experience in the Dutch and European banking sector. Prior to… Read More

Kleros, a Justice Protocol for the Internet, Joins Thomson Reuters Incubator, Preps for ICO

Kleros, a blockchain dispute resolution layer protocol, has been accepted into the Thomson Reuters Incubator program. Kleros says it enables both individuals and businesses to feel secure while conducting transactions online. This is accomplished by using smart contracts to reduce counterparty risk in a wide… Read More

Finastra Announces Participation in Finance Innovation Hub to Drive Fintech Collaboration in France

UK-based fintech Finastra announced on Wednesday it has joined Finance Innovation, which is described as a community that supports innovation across all areas of financial service in France. The company reported its participation in the Finance Innovation program is to drive fintech collaboration in France. … Read More

Cryptomonnaies : France to Drop Tax on Cryptocurrency from 45% to 19%

Le Conseil d’etat announced this past week that French authorities have decided to dramatically drop the tax on cryptocurrency from 45% to 19%. While still considerable, this represents an important step by the French government in seeking to be more innovation friendly. The change in taxation was… Read More

BNP Paribas Deploys Mobile Pay-to-Person Payment Service “Paylib Between Friends”

BNP Paribas, the global Top-10 bank headquartered in France, announced on Wednesday it is set to compete against other money transfer services such as PayPal, Venmo, and Lydia by deploying its new mobile payment solution, Paylib Between Friends. According to BNP Paribas, Paylib is described as a person-to-person… Read More

Naviaddress ICO Nabs over $16M on Chaineum

Chaineum, a crypto-finance engineering consulting company and reportedly the first French boutique specialized in raising funds through ICOs, has completed an ICO operation carried out for Naviaddress, a platform for digital addressing of locations and objects. Through its ICO, Naviaddress sold a total of 338… Read More

France is Upping its Game When it Comes to Fintech and Entrepreneurship

This past week, I had the chance to attend a Fintech focused event put on by the Consulate of France in Manhattan and, honestly, I came away very impressed. For too many years, France did not have much of a reputation in the startup world…. Read More

France Wants to Become the First Major Financial Center to Have a Framework that Facilitates Initial Coin Offerings

Some large countries are blocking initial coin offering, some are observing and others are creating rules by enforcement action, France wants to become “the first major financial center to propose an ad hoc legislative frame work that will allow companies initiating an ICO to demonstrate their seriousness to potential… Read More