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Liechtenstein’s Asset Manager LGT Acquires Minority Stake in Germany based Digital Wealth Management Platform LIQID

LGT, a global private banking and asset management group that is owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein, has reportedly decided to acquire a minority stake in Germany’s digital wealth manager LIQID. As noted by its management: “LIQID is a digital wealth manager that offers… Read More

Europe: Savings Interest Rates Hit Record Lows According to ECB Data

Savings interest rates have hit record lows says Raisin citing ECB data. According to the ECB, retail interest rates in the eurozone have dropped to 0.16% on average, the lowest average interest rate on record.  If you are a corporation, things get worse as businesses… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Reveals that 1 in 3 Brokers Now See Growing Demand for Unsecured Finance

The iwoca SME Expert Index reveals that 1 in 3 brokers “see rising demand for unsecured finance.” As noted in an update shared with CI, more than a third (38%) of brokers submitted “more lending applications for unsecured finance in May compared to the previous… Read More

EstateGuru Reports 80 Loans Financed in June 2021 with a Total of €15.3M Being Funded

The team at EstateGuru, an online lending platform that offers retail investors the ability to back loans secured by property, notes that even though we’re in the middle of really hot summer days and the start of the holiday season, the platform has still seen… Read More

European Online Lending Platform EstateGuru Shares Externally Audited Report for 2020

The team at EstateGuru, an online lending platform that offers retail investors the ability to back loans secured by property, notes that as is customary, and as part of their commitment to transparency, they’ve published an “externally audited” annual report for 2020. EstateGuru‘s management writes in… Read More

Digital Finance Platforms Kapilendo, Finnest, Consolidate Under Invesdor Brand

Three European digital investment platforms Kapilendo, Finnest, and Invesdor will now consolidate under the Invesdor brand. Finland-based Invesdor was originally launched as a securities crowdfunding platform. In 2019, Invesdor and Finnest completed a merger. When the two companies merged, Finnest was operating as an online… Read More

GlobalBlock Crypto News: Bitcoin, Robinhood Woes and Volcanoes

A new German law could affect Bitcoin’s price for the better, GlobalBlock sales trader Alexandra Clark believes. German special funds may now invest up to 20 per cent of their funds in cryptocurrencies. If everyone does that, it represents a $415 billion inflow, Clark estimated…. Read More

Estonia’s Bigbank Chooses Nets for Offering Virtual Cards and Mobile Payments Capabilities

Bigbank, a global Estonian-owned bank providing personalized financial products, has selected European payment services firm Nets, to offer issuer processing and digital services, such as virtual cards and mobile payment capabilities. As noted by its management: “We’re a new type of bank – a truly… Read More

Germany: Volksbank and creditshelf Partner on SME Finance

Vereinigte Volksbank Raiffeisenbank eG (VVRB) and creditshelf AG have announced a cooperation agreement to provide access to capital for German SMEs. According to a note from creditshelf, the partnership agreement will see corporate customers of Volksbank gaining access to credit services provided by creditshelf. The… Read More

OneFor Launches Pan-European Payments & Transfers Platform: Promises Cheaper, Faster, Safer Solution

OneFor, a Germany-based Fintech that is looking to disrupt incumbents in the payments and transfer sector, has announced the launch of its “borderless” service. OneFor promises to offer customers, cheaper, faster, and safer payments and transfers across Europe. According to a release, OneFor facilitates transfers… Read More

Deutsche Börse Buys Crypto Finance AG

Deutsche Börse Group has acquired majority ownership in Crypto Finance AG. In a public statement, Deutsche Börse said this builds upon its ability to support digital assets by providing a direct point to invest in crypto as well as providing custody. Deutsche Börse said it paid… Read More

Germany based Fintech Firms Raisin and Deposit Solutions Merge Operations to Form B2C Savings focused Company

Germany-based Fintech firms Raisin and Deposit Solutions have reportedly decided to merge their operations in order to establish a new company in the business-to-consumer or B2C savings sector. Deposit Solutions currently operates deposit marketplaces for more than 150 partners, such as large institutions including Deutsche… Read More

AI Powered Lender for Merchants Myos Raises $30 Million Series A Round

Myos has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Fasanara Capital and Xploration Capital. Tomahawk.VC and a group of new and existing investors also participated in the funding round, according to the company. Berlin-based Myos states that it will use the additional capital… Read More

Online Lender EstateGuru Reports that Estonia and Germany were its Most Active Markets in May 2021

The team at Estateguru, an online lending platform that offers retail investors the ability to back loans secured by property, reveals that it financed €16.8M worth of loans last month. As mentioned in EstateGuru‘s loan portfolio overview report, the most active markets were Estonia and… Read More

Berlin’s Deposit Marketplace Raisin Is Expanding Business Operations into the US with MapleMark Bank Partnership

Berlin-headquartered deposit marketplace Raisin has officially launched its operations in the US by teaming up with its first partner bank. MapleMark Bank has reportedly become the first US-based banking institution to integrate Raisin’s Savings-as-a-Service software on its digital platform. By leveraging the technology, MapleMark customers… Read More

EstateGuru Board Member Gabriella Kindert Shares Why She Became Interested in Debt Markets

Gabriella Kindert, who is considered an expert in private debt markets and has reportedly managed billions (currently serving as a Board member at EstateGuru), says that she encourages investors to check out different lending platforms. In a recent interview, Kindert talked about  how they should… Read More

True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report Reveals that Costs Reached $213.9 Billion in 2021

LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a global data and analytics firm, has published its annual True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report. The results shared in the new report have been prepared after conducting an extensive survey of 1,015 financial crime compliance decision-makers at established financial… Read More

The UK leads Open Banking adoption in Europe: Yapily study

The UK has emerged as the leading adopter of Open Banking, with it’s clear functionality and widespread mandating of interesting features, such as bulk payments and variable recurring payments, as per new data released by Open Bank firm Yapily. The UK was followed by countries… Read More

Netherlands: Dutch Approach to Crowdfunding May Compel Platforms to Operate Elsewhere in the EU

Last year, the European Union agreed upon pan-European crowdfunding rules designed to harmonize the environment for online securities offerings across all member states. Currently, each member state handles online capital formation in a different manner, regulated by national authorities thus undermining the potential for cross-border… Read More

Munich’s Scalable Capital Secures $180M via Series E Round led by Chinese Tech Giant Tencent

Germany-based Scalable Capital, a neo-broker and digital wealth management firm, has reportedly secured over $180 million (appr. €150 million) through a Series E round that was led by Chinese tech giant Tencent. Scalable Capital‘s latest investment round included contributions from existing shareholders. The company has… Read More

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