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Tejas Sherkar from October Explains How Credit Models Quantify Risk when Extending Credit to Borrowers

The team at European online lender October has published a blog post on credit risk analysis models including their construction and application. October notes in an update that the Covid-19 health crisis has led to two situations: a rise in the number of new loan… Read More

Dutch Alternative Credit Instrument to Provide Access to Capital for SMEs

The Dutch Alternative Credit Instrument (DACI) is poised to provide access to capital for SMEs in the Netherlands. According to a post by the European Investment Fund (EIF), DACI is being launched by the Dutch National Promotional Bank Invest-NL and the Ministry of Economic Affairs… Read More

Pollen Street Capital Commits €193 Million in Dutch Digital Bank Bunq as it Acquires Online Lender

Pollen Street Capital has invested €193 Million in Bunq, a Netherlands-based digital bank. The investment represents a 10% stake in the Fintech valuing Bunq at €1.6 billion, according to multiple reports. It was reported last month that Bunq was looking to raise additional growth capital…. Read More

Luuc Mannaerts, CEO of European Online Lender October’s Netherlands Operations, Explains how Platform Helps SMEs

European online lender October has shared key insights from its Netherlands CEO Luuc Mannaerts. Luuc, who earned his Masters in Business Economics, with a specialization in Finance and Strategy, reveals that when he was around 40 years of age, he went to INSEAD where he… Read More

Estonia’s Bigbank Chooses Nets for Offering Virtual Cards and Mobile Payments Capabilities

Bigbank, a global Estonian-owned bank providing personalized financial products, has selected European payment services firm Nets, to offer issuer processing and digital services, such as virtual cards and mobile payment capabilities. As noted by its management: “We’re a new type of bank – a truly… Read More

Netherlands based Fintech Tinka to Offer Flexible Deferred Payments and Other Installment Plans

The spin-off of Fintech firm Tinka, a deferred payments provider, has initiated a new phase in the digital and business transformation of former Wehkamp Finance. Tinka aims to simplify customer purchases with deferred payment options and also by offering installment plans for retailers based in… Read More

Swedish Payment Platform Billhop Partners ICS, the Largest Credit Card Provider in the Netherlands

Billhop and ICS have teamed up to improve working capital access for SMEs across the Netherlands. Through the partnership, ICS commercial cardholders, based in the Netherlands, will have access to Billhop’s service “at a preferential rate,” according to a release shared with CI. As mentioned… Read More

Dutch Banking Challenger Bunq to Acquire €160M in Capital at €1.65B Valuation, Deal Includes SME Lending Platform Purchase

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly committed to a €160 million round at a €1.65 billion valuation. Bunq will also be acquiring a small business lender as part of the transaction. Bunq’s latest investment round was joined by an unnamed UK-based private equity company. As… Read More

Netherlands: Dutch Approach to Crowdfunding May Compel Platforms to Operate Elsewhere in the EU

Last year, the European Union agreed upon pan-European crowdfunding rules designed to harmonize the environment for online securities offerings across all member states. Currently, each member state handles online capital formation in a different manner, regulated by national authorities thus undermining the potential for cross-border… Read More

Leading App Marketplace AppGallery Introduceas NFC Payments in European Markets

AppGallery, a leading app marketplace, has introduced near-field communication (NFC) payments in European markets, after forming a partnership with Stocard, a leading mobile wallet provider. After teaming up with AppGallery, Stocard worked closely with Huawei to integrate Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) Core capabilities within its… Read More

Dutch Payments Fintech Recharge Expands into Middle East

Dutch payments Fintech Recharge.com has expanded its services in the Middle East. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Fintech specializes in digital gift and prepaid cards for local and global brands like Netflix, Spotify, and Xbox. Recharge is now operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and… Read More

Dutch Startup Sentinels, Developer of AI based Transaction Monitoring Service, Secures €5.7M via Seed Round

Sentinels, the Dutch company behind an AI-enhanced transaction monitoring system, has secured €5.7 million through a seed funding round. As explained on the company’s website: “Sentinels optimizes your existing anti-money laundering and transaction monitoring processes at the root by generating real-time actionable client insights. Your… Read More

Joachim De Koning: Founder of Netherlands based Blockchain Platform hybrix Explains how they Empower Users to Gain Control of their Finances

We recently connected with Joachim De Koning, the Founder of hybrix, a Utrecht, Netherlands-based company offering a technically borderless cross-ledger (or cross blockchain) platform where users can swap, store, build, explore, and conduct asset transfers across different distributed ledger tech (DLT) networks. Joachim explained how… Read More

Dutch Financial Services Group Rabobank to Spin Off Fintech TreasurUp with Assistance from Australia’s OFX

Rabobank, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services group, has reportedly decided to spin off its TreasurUp initiative via a Series A round with assistance from Australia’s cross-border payments Fintech OFX. Rabobank will still be a shareholder in TreasurUp, while management and TreasurUp’s engineering partner… Read More

Regtech SmartSearch Launches Product to Help Non-Regulated Markets Do KYC, ID Verification for UK Residents, International Clients

SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) solution provider, has reportedly entered the non-regulated market with the launch of a product that’s a part of its business growth strategy. The Ilkley, West Yorkshire-based Regtech firm reports that it recorded its most successful year to date in 2020…. Read More

UK’s ClearBank Reports that European Fintech Firms Consider Banks to be Key Partners in Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

ClearBank, the UK’s first “new clearing bank” in over 250 years which aims to bring open competition and transparency to the nation’s financial services sector, has published a report covering the working relationships between banks and Fintechs. The report is titled, How Well are Fintechs… Read More

€250 Million Fund Established by European Growth Capital Firm Endeit Capital, a Digital Sovereignty, Internet Startups Supporter

Endeit Capital, a European growth capital company, which is considered to be a leading European tech startup investor, has reportedly committed to investing €250 million into Europe’s digital sovereignty ecosystem. Endeit Capital has acquired this amount of capital within a record time so it can… Read More

Safenetpay, an E-Money Institution Authorized by UK FCA, Partners with Payments Specialist Banking Circle

One-stop business payment solution provider, Safenetpay, has partnered with payments specialist, Banking Circle, to enhance its international payment offering. By utilizing Banking Circle’s multi-currency accounts, SEPA and SWIFT transactions solutions and foreign exchange (FX) capabilities, Safenetpay’s business clients will be able to “access additional currencies,… Read More

Insurtech: Lemonade, Powered by AI and Behavioral Economics, Is Readying its “Lemonade Car” for Launch Within a Year

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), the insurance firm that’s powered by AI and behavioral economics, announced on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it’s “readying ‘Lemonade Car’ for launch within the year.” As mentioned in a release shared with CI, early registration is “now open at www.lemonade.com/car.” The announcement further… Read More

Netherlands based Payment Services Provider Online Payment Platform Selects Banking Circle to Help it Support Global Marketplace

Earlier this week, Online Payment Platform, the Netherlands based payment services provider, chose Banking Circle to help it support global marketplaces As confirmed in a release, Online Payment Platform selected payments specialist and licensed bank, Banking Circle, to “enhance its marketplace offering.” As mentioned in… Read More

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