Tagged: italy

Italian Regulator CONSOB Updates Crowdfunding Rule to Apply to All SMEs

The Italian financial markets regulator (Consob – Commissione Nazionale per le Società e per la Borsa) has issued resolution No. 20204, a new regulatory provision updating the regulation that introduced equity crowdfunding in Italy. Italy was one of the first European countries to issue a… Read More

N26 Announces Apple Pay Support in Spain, Italy, & Finland

On Tuesday, German digital-only challenger bank N26 announced it was launching Apple Pay support in Spain, Italy, and Finland. This news comes just after the bank launched the payment method’s support in France. “What if there were a way to pay without your card that is… Read More

Kabbage & ING Extend Strategic Partnership to Italy & France

Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, tech and data platform serving small businesses, and ING, a leading global bank, are expanding their strategic partnership into France and Italy to provide small businesses with real-time access to working capital. Building on ING’s successful launch in Spain… Read More

Tifosy CEO Fausto Zanetton’s Game Plan on Founding, Fanfunding & Future Growth

  Fausto Zanetton, the founder and CEO of Tifosy, is living a sports fan’s dream. He helps athletic clubs raise funds online by connecting them with their global fanbase.  He works with the some of the most revered clubs in the most celebrated stadiums in… Read More

First Italian Fintech Hub Opens in Milan

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, along with the City of Milan, have announced the opening of the “Milan Fintech District”, the country’s first hub dedicated to innovations in the financial industry. The hub is described as a dedicated place for start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial… Read More

iwoca Partners with Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo to Provide SME Loans, Receives New Investment

iwoca, an online SME credit provider and a founding member of Innovate Finance, formed a partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group on SME lending. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leading business lender in Italy. The bank has a… Read More

Lendix Now Offering Loans to Italian SMEs

European marketplace lending platform Lendix has opened its platform to Italian SMEs. As of today, Italian businesses may borrow from €30,000 to €2 million directly financed by international investors. Lendix called the operation “a new step towards a true European credit market.” For Italian businesses to list a… Read More

Online Lender Lendix Prepares for First Italian Loans Soon After Launch in Spain

Lendix has opened its platform to Italian investors. Following the launch in Spain, Lendix, a leading online lender targeting the SME sector, expects to issue its first loans in Q2 of 2017.   Yes, we are open ! Sì, siamo aperti ! Oui, nous sommes… Read More

Assiteca Crowd Launches Sister Donation Platform

Assiteca Crowd, a Consob regulated investment crowdfunding platform in Italy, is launching a sister crowdfunding platform to enable donations. Assiteca Crowdonor will launch on January 26th with the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” campaign. The agreement was signed with the company “Borghi Services and Environment” and… Read More

One Week to Go: Cycling Apparel Brand Le Col Secures Over £870,000 on Crowdcube

Le Col, a cycling apparel brand that was founded by Team GB cyclist, Yanto Barker, is nearing its £1 million funding target during the final week on Crowdcube. The company launched the campaign last month and so far raised over £870,000 from more than 175… Read More

Online Lending Platform Credimi Signs Agreements with Four Primary Investment Funds

  Four primary investment funds have signed agreements with Credimi, an Italy-based online lending platform. The funds have subscribed the entire portfolio of (performing) commercial credits originated by the invoice financing platform in the first year. Credimi is the first fintech company authorized by Bank of Italy… Read More

Italian Crowdfunding Rules Updated to Accept All SME Firms

According to multiple reports, the Italian Stability Law for 2017 extends investment crowdfunding to all small and medium companies that want to raise capital online. Previously only “innovative” SMEs were able to raise capital online but now crowdfunding will be opened up to the 136,000… Read More

Brief: UK Fintech Startup Soldo Announces New Multi-User Spending Account For Families & Businesses

Soldo, a London-based fintech startup, has announced plans to launch a multi-user spending account that’ll be directed towards families and businesses. The multi-user spending account was created as a way to control of where funds are going. Such examples include giving children money and paying… Read More

Israeli P2P Lender BLender Opens Up First EU Offices

BLender, the Israel-based P2P lending platform, announced the first milestone in its global expansion, opening new offices in Milan, Italy, and Vilnius, Lithuania to serve customers in Italy and the Baltic region. “Offering multi-national P2P lending has been our vision since BLender’s establishment,” BLender CEO… Read More

That Italian Cool & Crowdfunding Opportunity

  The memory of Rockin1000’s spectacular performance of “Learning to Fly” and the gathering of one thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy is still fresh. Moreover, as the Biggest Rock Band on Earth pushes through with follow-up events, the spirit of collaboration – and collaborative economics… Read More

The Brexit as Viewed from the European Continent

In the troubled post-Brexit context, many leaders in the UK traditional and alternative financial services are trying to reassure their market and even to present the Brexit vote as an opportunity for the UK. Their statements read like reactions of the French after a soccer… Read More

Smartglass Company GlassUp Seeks €250,000 on Tip Ventures

GlassUp is a company that raised money  on Indiegogo back in 2013. The flexible funding goal of $150,000 was not met but over 500 backers kicked in almost $128,000.  The product, a  set of smartglasses designed to compete with the Google product that has since gone… Read More

Crowdfunding for Performing Arts: Opera Di Firenze on Stage

Despite their obvious engagement capacity, crowdfunding projects in the performing arts still have a very low average deal size. While smaller projects such as personal exhibitions, books and documentaries are often successfully funded, grand theaters and organizations don’t use crowdfunding as a financing tool. Only… Read More

P2P Lender Prêt d Union Expected to Launch in Italy Soon

Prêt d’Union, a leading peer to peer lender operating in France, is expected to expand operations into Italy soon. First reported by TechCrunch, Prêt d’Union apparently will operate under the brand “You United Credit”.  As TC points out, several domains (http://younited-credit.it) are registered under the name… Read More

London Pub “The Italian Job” Launches Crowdcube Initiative to Fund Eastside Location

Ready to expand its already growing business, London-based pub, The Italian Job, has recently launched a Crowdcube campaign to raise £350,000 for its future eastside location. The Italian Job, which has reportedly been backed by Italian brewery Birrificio del Ducato, is seeking to bring great Italian craft beer… Read More