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Linked Finance Partners with Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to Lend to Irish SMEs

Linked Finance has partnered with the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) to lend up to €50 million to Irish SMEs. The loans are said to be issued at a discounted rate. Linked Finance is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform serving smaller firms in Ireland…. Read More

Fintech Firm DailyPay Selects Northern Ireland for Expansion Outside the United States

DailyPay has chosen Northern Ireland for its expansion outside the United States in a key investment that is reportedly creating 293 new roles. The Fintech claims it is an industry leader focused on on-demand pay technology that empowers workers with greater choice and more control/flexibility… Read More

Bank of Ireland Invests Over €60M in Branch Improvements and ATMs

Bank of Ireland has announced an investment of more than €60 million in a range of branch improvements, including the Bank’s largest single investment in ATMs in the last decade. Starting later this year, a new fleet of ATMs will “be rolled out to all… Read More

AML – KYC: Centralis Selects Fenergo

Dublin-based Fenergo has been selected by the Centralis Group to improve its client and investor onboarding process. Fenergo is a company that provides “Client Lifecycle Management” (CLM) solutions, including Know your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) services. Fenergo offers a regulatory-compliant service for onboarding and… Read More

Bank of Ireland Credit and Debit Card Data Reveals Spending Surged Compared to Last January

Bank of Ireland credit and debit card data for the first two weeks of January reveals that ‘New Year, New You’ spending in gyms and sports clubs shot upwards “compared to last January.” As noted in the update shared by the Bank of Ireland, many… Read More

Dublin Regtech Fenergo Appoints Andrew Brandman to Key Executive Role

Fenergo, the provider of digital solutions for Know Your Customer (KYC), Transaction Monitoring and Client Lifecycle Management (CLM), has appointed Andrew Brandman as Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Based in New York, Andrew will drive global growth by “continuing to deliver successful outcomes for Fenergo’s growing and… Read More

Bank of Ireland Credit and Debit Card Data Indicates Spending Levels Rose Nationwide Compared to 2022

Bank of Ireland credit and debit card data for the first two weeks of December revealed that spending levels rose nationwide compared to the same period in 2022. Cavan shoppers engaged in “the biggest pre-Christmas splurge, with spending in the county rising by 11% during… Read More

Fintech Ripple Added to Central Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Asset Service Providers Register

Ripple, the enabler of enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced that the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has added its Irish subsidiary Ripple Markets Ireland Limited to its list of registered Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). The decision will support Ripple’s business since, “as a… Read More

Ireland’s Davy Capital Markets Now Live with Torstone Post Trade Platform

Torstone Technology, an SaaS platform for post-trade securities and derivatives processing, is pleased to announce that Davy Capital Markets, Ireland’s capital markets firm and a member of the Bank of Ireland Group, has gone live “on the Torstone Post Trade Platform.” The deployment reportedly marks… Read More

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

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