Tagged: review

UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Finds Fund Managers’ Value Assessments Significantly Improved

Following a review of fund managers’ value assessments, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found “that while many firms have better practices in place, some still require improvement.” In 2017, the FCA published its Asset Management Market Study, which “found evidence of weak demand-side… Read More

CBDCs: Banking Institutions See “Clear Potential and Value” in Swift’s CBDC Connector After Sandbox Collab

Swift announced further progress on its experimental solution for interlinking Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), reporting that 18 central and commercial banks found “clear potential and value” in the API-based CBDC connector after a comprehensive review. The cooperative “published the findings of the 12-week period… Read More

Fintech Firm FIS’ Incoming CEO, Board Commence Review to Strengthen Performance, Drive Value Creation

FIS (NYSE: FIS), which claims to be a global leader in financial services technology, announced that its incoming Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors have initiated a comprehensive “assessment of the company’s strategy, businesses, operations and structure with the goal of positioning the Company… Read More

Indiegogo Celebrates One Year of Equity Crowdfunding (Infographic)

On Tuesday, Indiegogo celebrated its first year of equity crowdfunding by revealing details about what has happened on its equity portal over the past twelve months.  As previously reported, Indiegogo launched the platform with MicroVentures, which allows anyone to invest in startups and growing companies…. Read More

PledgeMe’s Anna Guenther: Here’s What We Learned in 2016

Celebrating the new year by offering a few tips for growing a business, CEO and co-founder of crowdfunding platform PledgeMe, Anna Guenther, discussed what she and her team learned over the course of 2016. Guenther revealed in a blog post: “Another year older, another year… Read More

Bragi Dash Review: Smart, Wireless Earphones Deliver on Promised Product

In February of 2014, Munich-based Bragi Dash launched their rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The concept was to create “smart” wireless headphones that combined a full set of features and technology currently unavailable in the retail market. The vision of founder Nikolaj Hviid, formerly Head… Read More

Review: “Exploding Kittens” Offers Up Explosive Fun For Mostly Everyone

Earlier this year, I was researching the latest crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter when I stumbled upon this hilarious, Russian roulette concept game Exploding Kittens.  NEVER have I laughed so hard at project. Beyond the great name, Exploding Kittens raised over $8.7 million with the support of… Read More

Review: Soen’s Small Mountable Transit XS Bluetooth Speaker Offers Big Sound For Those on the Go

Last month, Los Angeles-based Soen launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $20,000 for its Bluetooth speaker, Transit XS. The multi-colored speaker easily passed their goal and closed at just shy of $60,000 as 544 supporters signed up to back the project.  The device… Read More

LendAcademy’s Peter Renton Breaks Down Lending Club, Prosper (Video)

LendAcademy publisher Peter Renton recently published two video primers on two of the largest P2P lending marketplaces in the world, those being Lending Club and Prosper. If you’re new to the world of P2P lending and want to get a sense of the basics quickly,… Read More

Pebble: A Wristwatch Tells When Phone Calls, Emails Arrive

Do you ever find yourself frantically trying to fish your phone out of a pocket or purse to find out whether that beep or buzz from the device is an important call, text or email—or just something you can ignore? What if you could simply… Read More

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