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Dutch Central Bank Hits Coinbase with €3.3 Million Fine, TMT Director Comments on Penalty

The DNB considers the non-compliance to be very severe. The Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank or DNB) has fined Coinbase Europe Limited €3,325,000. The administrative penalty was assessed as Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) had been providing digital asset services in the Netherlands without registration and thus… Read More

ICYMI: Wefunder was Approved to Provide Crowdfunding Services in Europe

Wefunder, one of the largest securities crowdfunding platforms in the US, has received regulatory approval to operate in the European Union. Wefunder is the first Funding Portal to cross the Atlantic and gain approval to provide online capital formation services. Wefunder has been sharing its… Read More

Supply Chain Financing Firm Twinco Capital Raises $12 Million

Female-founded Fintech Twinco Capital has announced a $12 million funding round led by Quona Capital. The funding provided both debt and equity capital. Working Capital, as well as existing investors Mundi Ventures and Finch Capital, participated in the round, with Zubi Capital providing the venture… Read More

51% of European Businesses Believe Banking-as-a-Service will Make Traditional Banking Obsolete: Survey

A survey of more than 1,000 European business leaders based in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, by Vodeno/Aion Bank has found: More than half (51%) believe BaaS will make traditional banking obsolete 58% said BaaS providers offering a licence alongside a tech solution will… Read More

Invesdor Shares Additional Information on Merger with Oneplanetcrowd

Invesdor, a securities crowdfunding platform that aims to emerge as the dominant online capital formation company in Europe, has distributed a few new details on its pending merger with the Netherlands-based Oneplanetcrowd. As was reported last month, Invesdor Group announced the merger of the two… Read More

Invesdor, Oneplanetcrowd Merge, Aims to Become Top European Securities Crowdfunding Platform

Invesdor Group and Oneplanetcrowd have announced the merger of the two online investment platforms, contingent upon regulatory approval. Details of the transaction were not provided. Invesdor (Finland) is one of the larger European securities crowdfunding platforms. The company has an established presence in the Scandinavian… Read More

Global Fintech Adyen Enters Payments Partnership with Instacart

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of “choice” for large businesses, announced that Instacart, the grocery technology company in North America, “has selected the company as an additional payments processing partner.” As part of the new partnership, Instacart will “leverage Adyen functionality, including… Read More

Fintech Adyen Introduces Embedded Financial Products

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN)  has broadened its offering by taking live two new embedded financial products – Capital and Accounts – which are now “available to platform and marketplace businesses in the US and Europe via Adyen’s single integration.” Adyen, the global financial technology platform of… Read More

Global Economic Challenges Slam European Fintech Sector, Consolidation on the Way: Report

Global economic reality is impacting everyone and everything. Sky-high inflation, interest rates rising, the war in Ukraine, and more, are hobbling economic activity. Fintech is not immune to this fact and a report distributed today by Finch Capital states that Fintech is entering a period… Read More

European Fintech bunq Enhances Budgeting Features

During times of unprecedented inflation in the Eurozone, bunq, which claims to be the second largest neobank in the EU, has observed a cross-country trend of younger European consumers being severely impacted by the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. The neobank’s clients in different European Union nations… Read More

European Investment Platform Bondora Launches New Market in the Netherlands

The team at Bondora is pleased to announce that borrowers in the Netherlands can now access their online and convenient financial services. By expanding to more countries, Bondora claims it can “help empower more people to live the lives they want with less financial stress.”… Read More

Branded Payments Firm Recharge.com Goes Global

Recharge.com, a European payments company, has announced the launch of a global marketplace for people to purchase branded gift cards in a push to become the leading branded payments company in the world. Recharge.com was founded in 2010 and is based in Amsterdam. Recharge highlights… Read More

Rabobank, Bizcuit to Provide Embedded Invoice Financing

Bizcuit provides invoice financing to Rabobank clients in their need for flexible liquidity. These services are for those who need money quickly to meet their payment obligations in the short term, want to take advantage of a purchasing option with their supplier, or because they… Read More

ABN AMRO Introduces e-ID with Payment Functionality in Pilot

ABN AMRO is introducing ID & pay, the app that “replaces cumbersome onboarding and payment processes with a single online identification and payment functionality within the bank’s own secure environment.” In a pilot partnership, the bank and Swapfiets are “working together to offer new and… Read More

Finch Capital Receives €25 Million from British Patient Capital

British Patient Capital states that it has pledged €25 million to Finch Capital’s Europe Fund III. The Fund is now closed. Finch Capital is the UK and Netherlands-based VC firm. This Fund will focus on European Fintech firms that are deemed to have solid growth… Read More

Sustainability: Working Group Introduces Biodiversity Basics Learning Program

If you’re a professional at a financial institution and you want to learn more about biodiversity (related to sustainability), then you may consider an e-learning program that “teaches you the biodiversity basics.” The Biodiversity Working Group has “developed an e-learning tool on the biodiversity basics… Read More

PayU Survey Indicates Opportunity for Global Merchants to Pursue US Consumers

Payments provider PayU has distributed a survey that queried US consumers that claims there is a big opportunity for international merchants to capitalize on US consumer demand not being met domestically. According to PayU: 48% of Americans who have bought online from retailers based abroad… Read More

Mollie Introduces Mollie Capital to Provide Flexible Financing

The team at Mollie is pleased to introduce a new product to help their customers drive growth: Mollie Capital. Described as a fast and flexible way for their customers to access funding, Capital’s launch also signifies their “move into financial services.” Mollie Capital is “a… Read More

Coinbase Obtains Regulatory Approval in the Netherlands

The team at digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) reveals that they’ve registered with the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank — DNB) as a crypto service provider. This registration will “allow Coinbase to offer our full suite of retail, institutional, and ecosystem products to customers… Read More

Netherlands based TerraPay Teams Up with Zai to Support Cashless Transactions in Australia

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, has announced its partnership with Zai, the global financial technology company delivering embedded finance orchestration solutions. Together, TerraPay and Zai aim “to strengthen and unify the global payments ecosystem in Australia, by offering a seamless cross border payments experience… Read More

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