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Update: Spains D2C Platform Hannun Raises More Than €1.2 Million Through Crowdcube Campaign

Hannun, a Spain-based D2C platform that sells furniture and home goods from local artisans, has successfully raised more than €1.2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round, which originally sought to secure €700,000, has attracted over 540 Crowdcube investors. As previously… Read More

Crowdcube Co-Founder Luke Lang Predicts Big 2021

For Crowdcube, the UK’s largest crowdfunding platform by total raised, 2020 has been a stellar year in terms of funding rounds. The 3rd quarter of the year was described as “remarkable” and the platform generated £2.67 million in revenue – reportedly Crowdcube’s best ever. The… Read More

Spain-Based D2C Platform Hannun Secures More Than €1.15 Million Through Crowdcube Round

  Hannun, a Spain-based D2C platform that sells furniture and home goods from local artisans, has secured more than €1.15 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round made its debut earlier this month, originally seeking €700,000. Founded in 2017, Hannun described… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Bondora Reports that Returns Were Higher Across the Board in November Compared to October 2020

Peer to peer lending platform Bondora notes in an update post on December 17, 2020 that the normal trend for portfolio returns is to decline over a period of time as more origination payments are missed slightly. But in November 2020, Bondora portfolio returns were… Read More

UK/Spain Fintech Nebeus Launches Cryptocurrency Rental Service “Crypto Renting”

UK/Spain-based fintech Nebeus announced on Monday the launch of its new product, Crypto Renting. Nebeus describes Crypto Renting as a unique product in the fintech and crypto industries that allows cryptocurrency owners to get passive earnings from their crypto without selling it. “Crypto Renting, from… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Bondora Re-introduces Loan Originations in Finland after Suspending them Earlier following COVID Outbreak

Peer to peer lending platform Bondora notes that getting rich or financially secure might be a goal for everyone, but asks whether your bank account savings can help you achieve your financial goals. Bondora, which claims that over 143,000 individuals have invested more than €391M… Read More

Engel & Völkers Says Following €2 Million Raised in Less than Two Days for Development in Spain, Investing Platform to List Additional Offerings

Investment crowdfunding platform Engel & Völkers says that following its first project in Spain, the investment platform will expand its partnership with the logistics park in the Villaverde district of Madrid. In September, Engel & Völkers reports that in just 30 hours it raised €2… Read More

Spain and Latin America based Insurtech Bdeo Secures €5 Million via Series A Round

Bdeo, an established Insurtech firm with offices in Spain and Latin America, has finalized a Series A investment round valued at €5 million. Bdeo’s latest round was led by BlackFin, a European investment company that’s focused on the financial services sector. Existing investors K Fund… Read More

Banco Santander Is Reportedly Planning to Shut Down Up to 1,000 Branches, May Cut 4,000 Jobs

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has been focused on cost-cutting measures in order to deal with the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Santander along with other Spanish lenders are… Read More

Fintech Firm Afterbanks, which Aggregates Data from Banks in Real-Time, Launches Operations in Mexico

Afterbanks, the Fintech firm that allows users to retrieve and aggregate data from different banks in real-time via an API, has introduced its products and services in Mexico. Afterbanks’ platform has been used to conduct instant and secure payments in Europe and Latin America. Afterbanks… Read More

UK Fintech Nebeus Now Seeking £400,000 Through New Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs

Just a little over two years after raising £1,2 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based fintech Nebeus has launched a new funding round on Seedrs to raise a minimum of £400,000. As previously reported, Nebeus, which began trading in 2017,  reported it has… Read More

Perspective: Managing Treasury Operations Safely and Securely from a Remote Environment

The events of 2020 have caused many people to reassess how they manage their businesses. Treasurers were forced into an unprecedented situation where they had to manage cash and international payments from suppliers and customers at a time of significant uncertainty and instability – all… Read More

Deutsche Börse Finalizes $15 Million Round in Clarity AI, a Fintech Leveraging Machine Learning Tech

Deutsche Börse has finalized a $15 million investment round in Clarity AI, which is a Spanish Fintech company that leverages Big Data and machine learning (ML) to help investors and traders understand the social impact of their investment portfolios. Established in 2017, Clarity AI has… Read More

More than Half of European SMEs May Shut Down Permanently in Next 12 Months Due to Challenges Created by COVID: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the operations of small businesses across the globe. European SMEs are the lifeblood of the region’s economy and a recent report claims that nearly half of these companies might shut down within the next 12 months. According to research… Read More

BBVA Launches Blank Credit Card “Aqua” in Spain

BBVA announced on Wednesday it has launched Aqua, a new line of “blank” credit cards, in Spain. According to BBVA, Aqua features a CVV code but does not contain card numbers (PAN) or expiration dates printed on them. BBVA noted that this concept reinforces security… Read More

Digital Bank Bnext to Partner with Rapyd for Latin American Expansion

Bnext, a Spain based neo-bank that has raised over €22 million in funding, has partnered with Rapyd, a Fintech as a Service company, to expand services across Latin America. According to a release, Bnext customers will be able to make deposits into their accounts at… Read More

Santander Bank Partners With Correos to Provide Basic Financial Services in Spain

Santander Bank recently announced it has signed a deal with Correos to provide services in Spain. The agreement will allow the banking group to provide services at a total of 4,675 Correos offices from the first quarter of 2021, with Santander’s basic financial services reaching… Read More

Overfunding: Spanish Fintech Challenger bnc10’s Crowdcube Campaign Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target

bnc10, a new fintech challenger based in Barcelona, Spain, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 equity crowdfunding target through its Crowdcube campaign, which has attracted more than 225 Crowdcube investors. Founded in 2018 and launching earlier this year, bnc10 stated it has grown rapidly, hitting… Read More

Raisin Announces New Partnership With Financial Resource Platform Finect

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Monday it has joined forces with interactive financial resource platform Finect on competitive savings to help Spanish depositors beat low-interest rates. Raisin reported that by integrating its offers, Finect connects users to a wide range of banking… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

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