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European Commission Welcomes Joint Statement to Provide Accessible Remittance Services to Ukraine

The European Commission has welcomed a Joint Statement by EU and Ukrainian financial institutions “to provide access to affordable, accessible and transparent remittance services to Ukraine.” Today, remittances from Ukrainians in the EU are “a vital way of providing means of subsistence to their families… Read More

PeerBerry Business Partners Repay Over €1.6M of War-Affected Loans

PeerBerry business partners are repaying more than €1.6 million of war-affected loans. As noted in the update from PeerBerry, AutoMoney UA and Slon Credit UA long-term loans are being “repaid under the initial loan schedule.” The last payments of these loans “are being repaid with… Read More

Bank of Russia Launches Digital Ruble Testing, Completes First Transfers between Individuals

The Bank of Russia and market participants “launched the testing of the digital ruble platform and successfully completed the first digital ruble transfers between individuals.” The creation of a prototype of the digital ruble platform was “finished in December 2021.” Twelve banks announced their readiness… Read More

European Financing Platform Debitum Shares Update About War-Affected Assets in Ukraine

In the recent update about Loan Originator’s Chain Finance borrower and its war-affected assets in Ukraine, Debitum has commented on the status of repayments for June, plans regarding investments, and shared other details about business operations. Debitum has now shared the latest information and data… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform PeerBerry Reports Regular Repayments of War-Affected Loans

PeerBerry partners continue regular repayments of “war-affected” loans. The repayment of over EUR 1.4 million of war-affected loans was reportedly completed on August 17, 2022. EUR 1.2 million is “dedicated to repaying war-affected Ukrainian and Russian short-term loans,” the team at PeerBerry revealed. The also… Read More

Mintos has a Positive Outlook Considering Solid 14% Interest Rate, as of June 2022

The team at Mintos has shared their latest Insight report, which is their monthly publication that summarizes what’s been happening on their platform, including wider market updates, educational topics, and other pertinent information. During the last 6 months, the dynamics of the investment market “have… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform PeerBerry Repaid €1.4M of War-Affected Loans in July 2022

This month PeerBerry repaid more than EUR 1.4 million of “war-affected” loans. As confirmed in a blog post, PeerBerry business partners are “repaying EUR 1,2 million of war-affected Ukrainian and Russian short-term loans.” An additional amount of “up to EUR 200 000 of war-affected real… Read More

Russia Bans Crypto Payments: Report

Russia has enacted legislation that will effectively ban crypto payments according to multiple reports. The legislation was signed into law on July 14th and reportedly takes effect within ten days. At the beginning of 2022, the Bank of Russia issued statements relaying concerns regarding crypto:… Read More

Sanctions Against Russia Mean Screening is More Vital Than Ever for US businesses

The entire world is on edge with the events unfolding in Ukraine. As NATO responds and sanctions have been imposed on Russia, what does this mean for businesses? As part of an overall Anti-money laundering and fraud protection strategy, screenings performed for new clients prevent… Read More

AtomicLab Announced Winner of “Coding Challenge for Ukraine” Hackathon

On June 29, the European Commission and the Ukrainian Association of Fintech for Innovation Companies (UAFIC) and the European Association of Digital Finance (EDFA) supported a project to implement tech solutions that should help Ukrainians — pan-European hackathon “Coding Challenge for Ukraine.” The event’s partner… Read More

PeerBerry Business Partner Litelektra Repays €0.7M Loan to Investors, Paid €35,685 in Interest

On June 22, 2022, PeerBerry’s business partner, renewable energy company Litelektra, “repaid a EUR 0.7 million loan to investors and paid EUR 35,685 in interest.” Currently, PeerBerry investors can “invest in another Litelektra wind farm project available on the PeerBerry platform with a 10% ROI.”… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform PeerBerry Reports 16% Increase in Funded Loans Volumes during May 2022

After “very positive” growth in April, in May, the volumes of funded loans on PeerBerry further “grew by 16%.” EUR 38,48 million of loans have been funded on PeerBerry last month. PeerBerry is a marketplace platform where investors can participate in short term, high interest… Read More

Lithuania’s Debitum, a Borderless Financing Platform, Shares Updates About War-Affected Assets in Ukraine

Debitum reports that it is continuously monitoring the current situation with ChainFinance issued loans to the borrower in Ukraine. Recently, upon their request, Debitum have received “more detailed information about what is going on and what are the plans for the future regarding investments in… Read More

Real Estate Developer SIB Group Repays €1M Loan, Plus €74,490 Interest to PeerBerry Investors

PeerBerry’s business partner – real estate developer SIB Group – successfully “closed the residential building project ‘Talino’” in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The real estate loan of €1 million, plus an interest rate of €74,490 (total amount of EUR 1 074 490) was reportedly… Read More

Bitcoin Might Benefit from Emergence of “Bretton Woods III,” Research Report Claims

Under the background of the Russian- Ukrainian War and sanctions in western countries, a global commodity crisis is “brewing” and the new global monetary system – Bretton Woods Ⅲ may be developing, said Zoltan Pozsar, an analyst at UBS. A recent report by Huobi Research… Read More

Digital Assets: Ukraine, Russia Lead Countries Globally with Higher Crypto Adoption Rates, Report Reveals

Ukraine and Russia lead the list of countries “with higher crypto adoption rates, with 12.73% and nearly 12%, respectively,” according to an update from DappRadar. DeFi transactions in Q1 hit the lowest levels since February 2021, “while the 116 million NFT transactions across all blockchains… Read More

Alternative Investment Platform PeerBerry Repays an Additional €0.7M on War-affected Loans

PeerBerry business partners are reportedly repaying an additional €0.7 million on war-affected Ukrainian and Russian short-term loans. After today’s repayment, the total amount of repaid war-affected loans in April “will be €3.64 million (significantly more than the planned amount of EUR 1,3 million at the… Read More

US Department of Treasury Targets Russian Sanction Evaders Including Crypto Mining Operation Bitriver

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has moved once again to take action against Russian entities as part of the growing sanctions against the rogue nation and its unprovoked war against Ukraine. In the first action of its kind,… Read More

Fintech Seon, which Specializes in Fraud Prevention, Acquires $94M in Funding

Seon, a startup that’s focused on assisting Fintechs like Revolut with addressing online fraud, has secured $94 million in capital, in order to implement various tools for preventing sanctions evasion by Russia. The London-headquartered firm secured the funding via an investment round that was led… Read More

PeerBerry Partner Lithome, a Real Estate Developer, Closes Project “Aurea Home” in Center of Vilnius

PeerBerry’s business partner – real estate developer Lithome – successfully “closed the real estate project ‘Aurea Home’ in the center of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.” The real estate loan of EUR 1 million, “plus an interest rate of EUR 91 647 (total amount of… Read More

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