Tagged: netherlands

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

Symbid Announces Partnership With Funding Specialist ILFA

  On Tuesday, Netherlands-based Symbid announced it has formed a partnership with funding specialist, ILFA. According to the crowdfunding platform, ILFA has a license for an investment firm since 201 and as a tied agent of ILFA, it will from now on operate with an AFM… Read More

Overfunding: Stock Trading App BUX Quickly Surpasses €1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Netherlands-based stock trading app BUX has successfully secured its initial €1 million funding target through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The initiative was launched earlier this week and has attracted more than 1,700 new investors. Founded in 2014, BUX describes itself as a tech company that is seeking… Read More

Success: Bolt Mobility Closes Seedrs Round With Over €3.2 Million in Funding

Netherlands-based scooter company, Bolt Mobility, completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs earlier this week, which raised a grand total of €3,225,551 in funding. The company originally sought to raise €1.5 million for its product, AppScooter. As previously reported, The AppScooter is described as a scooter that accelerates 150%… Read More

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