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Europol Hosts 3rd Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies

Europol, Interpol and the Basel Institute on Governance will host the 3rd annual Global Conference on Criminal Finances and Cryptocurrencies in the Hague, Netherlands, March 6th and 7th. This year’s conference will be distinct from previous ones, says Europol, in that focus will be placed on… Read More

The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets and De Nederlandsche Bank Provide Recommendations for Crypto Regulation

Just about every financial regulator has had their say about cryptocurrency and a recommended regulatory approach. While some have drawn a line in the sand, others continue to evaluate before crafting bright-line rules. Understandably, it has taken some time for policymakers to get up to… Read More

Funding Options Partners with ING Bank to Provide Service in the Netherlands

Online business finance marketplace Funding Options has launched in the Netherlands. The expansion by Funding Options is being done in partnership with ING Bank and is the company’s first foray outside the United Kingdom. Funding Options will now service the Netherlands’ 1.8 million SMEs gain access to finance alternatives…. Read More

A Good Way to Diversify? Netherlands Crypto Firm Libereum Purchases Spanish Football Club Elche CF

Netherlands based crypto firm Libereum has acquired the Spanish football club Elche CF, according to a note from the company. Libereum said the purchase was conditioned on a bank guarantee of € 4.3 million as a 1st downpayment.  Libereum believes there is the potential for Elche CF to return to… Read More

Crypto Dealers in Holland May Soon Need a License

A bill is now moving through the Dutch House of Representatives which, if passed, will require all cryptocurrency sellers to be licensed, De Telegraaf reports. Proponents reportedly believe the bill will help counter the use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering and terrorist finance. Licensing will… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Expands into the Netherlands

Sweden based FundedByMe has expanded into the Netherlands. The company is opening a new office and has hired Mikael Royson to manage the operations. FundedByMe says the expansion is part of a broader strategy of boosting its position in the European marketplace. Kristin Svärd, Head… Read More

Online Lender October Officially Launches in the Netherlands

Online lender October (formerly Lendix) has launched in the Netherlands. Alongside this expansion, the Paris based October is providing SME financing in France, Spain, and Italy. According to a note from October, SMEs may apply for loans ranging from €30,000 and up to €3.5 million. The marketplace… Read More

The UK and the Netherlands Announce Closer Collaboration on Fintech

The UK Department for International Trade has announced a series of new agreements with the Netherlands designed to boost closer collaboration with the Netherlands. The announcement coincided with a Dutch State Visit which took place on October 24th. Several of the deals included Fintech deals…. Read More

ABN AMRO Partners With Samsung SDS & Port of Rotterdam to Launch Container Logistics Blockchain Pilot

ABN AMRO announced on Friday it has teamed up with Port of Rotterdam and Samsung’s logistics and IT division, Samsung SDS, to launch a new container logistics blockchain pilot. According to the Dutch bank, this pilot will seek to use blockchain technology to build a platform for… Read More

Ronald Kleverlaan, Director European Centre for Alternative Finance, Shares Insight Into European Fintech Marketplace

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Ronald Kleverlaan is a well known thought leader in the European Fintech sector. He is Director of the European Centre for Alternative Finance (ECAF) at Utrecht University in the Netherlands -a joint initiative of the University Utrecht School of Economics, CrowdfundingHub, and the Sustainable Finance Lab. ECAF… Read More

Funding Options Receives £5 Million Investment from Global Bank ING, Will Expand Internationally

Funding Options, a UK Fintech that provides a “supermarket” of financing options for SMEs, has received a £5 million investment from ING Ventures – the VC arm of the global bank. The additional capital is expected to be used for Funding Options to expand its… Read More

Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) to Fight Against International Tax Crime and Money Laundering Including Cryptocurrency

The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, or the “J5”, is a group of nations dedicated to fighting against tax crime and money laundering. Participants in the J5 include the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA),… Read More

Lendix Appoints Luuc Mannaerts As New CEO of Lender Nederland

Earlier this week, France-based online lending platform Lendix announced it has appointed Luuc Mannaerts as the new CEO of Lender Nederland, Lendix’s Dutch subsidiary. According to the online lender, Mannaerts has more than 20 years of experience in the Dutch and European banking sector. Prior to… Read More

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Approves Funding Circle Netherlands As Guarantee SME Credit Scheme Participant

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZ) has reportedly approved Funding Circle Netherlands as a Guarantee SME Credit (BKMB) scheme participant. According to AltFi, for participating firms, which are typically major banks, the BKMB provides guarantee of up to 75% of the loan amounts… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

BinckBank to Disrupt Dutch Savings Market with Raisin Partnership

BinckBank N.V.  is poised to disrupt the Dutch savings market as the online bank will be the first to offer its clients access to European savings products via a partnership with Raisin. BinckBank serves more than 614,000 account holders with assets of € 22.7 billion as of… Read More

IOTA to be Used in the Netherlands to Validate Identification Process

In the Netherlands, there are times when you need to verify your identity at the local municipality. This is similar to many other countries around there world and many readers will commiserate as having to go through the laborious process of showing up to office… Read More

Overfunding: Netherlands Jobs Platform Agility Scales Quickly Secures €300,000 Funding Target Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs

Agility Scales, a Netherlands-based platform for guides making jobs better and easier, has successfully secured its initial €300,000 funding target through its Seedrs equity crowdfunding campaign from more than 150 investors. The company launched the funding round a couple weeks ago and is offering 6.61%… Read More

ABN AMRO Bank, Integrates solarisBank’s Online Lending Service into Moneyou

Moneyou, is the digital brand of the Dutch mega bank ABN AMRO.  Berlin-based solarisBank, a digital only banking platform that has a full banking license, has just inked an agreement to integrate with Moneyou to provide instantaneous online lending for consumers. Moneyou’s German customers may… Read More

BUX Raises More than €1.1 Million in Just 24 Hours on Seedrs, Plans Crypto App

BUX, crowdfunding on Seedrs now, raised more than €1.1 million from investors as it easily “smashed” the million pound barrier. The Amsterdam based company now stands at €1.3 million backed by more than 2000 investors from 34 different countries. With a pre-money valuation of €52.3… Read More

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