Tagged: ireland

UK’s Assetz Capital Commits to Additional Investment in Northern Ireland

Assetz Capital has appointed Ciaran McGivern as Relationship Director for Northern Ireland following growth of our developer client base. Assetz Capital claim they have “provided £152m of property lending to the region focusing on residential development projects, office to residential refurbishment schemes and commercial mortgages.” As… Read More

UK Fintech Dojo Expands Into Ireland

Dojo has received approval to operate with an e-money license (EMI) from the Central Bank of Ireland, according to a statement issued by the company. Dojo offers a multi-cloud-native payments platforms to provide in-person and digital payments solutions alongside features like revenue-based funding and booking… Read More

Fintech: UK’s PaymentSense Seeks to Apply for E-Money License

UK-based PaymentSense is planning to apply for an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland, the Irish Independent reported. PaymentSense, known for providing merchants with card terminals for contactless payments, is already established in Ireland. However, the approval of its e-money license application would… Read More

British Business Bank Introduces £70M Investment Fund for Northern Ireland

The British Business Bank launches a new £70million commitment to support smaller businesses from all sectors right across Northern Ireland. The Investment Fund for Northern Ireland (IFNI) aims “to drive sustainable economic growth by supporting innovation and creating local opportunities for new and scaling businesses… Read More

Seedrs Shares Insight into Decision to Base EU Operations in Ireland, Discusses Focus on Nordic Region

Recently, Seedrs announced that as it expands services further into Europe, it has established a European HQ in Dublin, Ireland. Seedrs, when combined with parent company Republic, is the largest investment crowdfunding marketplace in the world. Seedrs states on its website that it has enabled… Read More

Digital Assets: Zodia Markets Receives Registration as a VASP in Ireland

Zodia Markets, the Standard Chartered backed digital asset exchange and brokerage platform, announces that it has “received its registration as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).” This follows on from the firm “receiving cryptoasset registration from the UK’s… Read More

Freemarket Approved by Cent

Freemarket has been approved by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payment Institution. The UK-based Fintech provides B2B payments and currency exchange. Freemarket said the approval will help with its European expansion plans as it now has access to all EEA countries. Freemarket has… Read More

Seedrs Gains ECSPR Approval, Authorized in Ireland to Provide Investment Crowdfunding Across the EU

It was more a question of when. Today, Seedrs has issued a statement today that it has been approved under ECSPR – European Crowdfunding Services Provider regulation – to facilitate online capital formation across the EU. Owned by US-based Fintech Republic, Seedrs is already one… Read More

Coinbase Establishes EU HQ in Ireland to Take Advantage of MiCA Regulation

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the second largest crypto exchange in the world, has announced a new office in Dublin, Ireland as its European Union headquarters. The EU has approved digital asset regulations under the MiCA law or Markets in Crypto Assets. The new regulations are being implemented… Read More

Ireland’s Accelerated Payments Advanced an Additional €500M to Businesses Globally

Business funding provider Accelerated Payments announced it has advanced an additional €500 million to businesses globally in the past nine months, bringing the total to €1.5 billion on its sixth anniversary. The amount showcases the strong surge in demand “for the company’s innovative invoice financing… Read More

Irish Firms Have Reportedly Processed €20 Billion in Transactions via Stripe, a Financial Infrastructure Provider

Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses, recently marked its tenth anniversary serving Irish businesses, “with the release of data revealing widespread, rapid growth in the country’s internet economy.” Over the last decade, conditions for Ireland’s internet businesses “have improved dramatically.” Homegrown startups now “have… Read More

Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, Fastpath Expand Partnership Ahead of UK Corporate Governance Reform Deadline

Fastpath, a global firm focused on application governance, risk, and compliance, is expanding its partnership with the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (Chartered IIA), the internal audit firm focused on standards, certification, education, research, and technical guidance in the UK and Ireland. The alliance will… Read More

Kraken Remains Focused on European Markets, Secures EU E-Money License

Kraken, one of the “longest-standing” crypto platforms, announced it has received authorization from the Central Bank of Ireland as an E-Money Institution (EMI). In addition, Kraken has also “registered with the Bank of Spain as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP).” These authorizations highlight Kraken’s… Read More

UK Property Development: Northern Ireland Housing Executive Invested £32M+ into Building Social Homes in North East of Country

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) has reportedly invested more than £32m into building more than 400 new social homes in the north east of the country last year, the team at UK’s Blend Network has noted. Blend Network, a development finance lender, says it’s… Read More

Ireland Pursues Consultation on Crypto Asset Regulation: “MiCAR”

The Government of Ireland has submitted its own consultation on possible regulation of digital assets or crypto. The European Union has approved crypto asset regulation under MiCA. Ireland, part of the EU, is flexing its prerogative to present its own consultation on possible regulation or… Read More

Regtech: Quantuma, Aethon Partners to Advise Clausematch on Sale to Corlytics

Cross-border advisory firm Quantuma is delighted to announce its role in delivering the sale of Clausematch, a RegTech company, to Ireland-based Corlytics. The transaction was successfully “delivered by Quantuma’s Adrian Howells, Managing Director and George Fawcett, Assistant Manager, along with David Schreiter and Stephan Werner… Read More

Ireland: Linked Finance Tops €250 Million in Lending

SME peer-to-peer lender Linked Finance has topped €250 Million in Lending to Irish firms. According to a note from the company, during the first 6 months of 2023, Linked Finance issued €31.7 million in loans representing a 90% increase in comparison to the first 6… Read More

CACEIS in Ireland Selects Fund Recs to Increase Automation of Position Reconciliations, Cash Flow Monitoring

Fund Recs announced that CACEIS Bank, Ireland Branch (CACEIS), has selected Fund Recs in order “to introduce further automation to the performance of Position Reconciliations and Daily Cash Flow Monitoring.” The rollout of Fund Recs’ Cash Flow Monitoring Module “within CACEIS has further automated the… Read More

VentureWave Leads $40M Investment in Funderbeam, Plans to Serve Institutional Investors in Private Securities

VentureWave, an Irish-based venture private equity group committed to impact investing and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs, and Funderbeam, an online investing and trading platform that serves individual investors, have agreed “to enter into a transaction to create a leading global entity which will serve institutional and… Read More

Elkstone Raises €5M for ‘All-Island Approach’ to Wealth Management, Real Estate and Venture

Ireland-based investment firm Elkstone has raised around €5 million in strategic capital from a range of investors, including Dalata hotel group founder Pat McCann, according to a statement by the firm. McCann, who is also Chairman of the firm, said: “I take great pride in… Read More

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