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European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Portfolio Performance Maintaining Course Despite Moderate Decline

After a “positive jump” in the Bondora portfolio during the month of August 2021, originations had slightly lower return rates “as a whole in September.” European P2P lender Bondora also mentioned that originations still “show good returns when compared to their target rates.” Here are… Read More

Digital Banking: BBVA Group Launches All-Digital Retail Bank in Italy

The BBVA Group is launching an all-digital retail banking in Italy, with a “unique” value proposition and customer experience. BBVA is entering the Italian market with free digital banking; “one of the most secure cards in the world – as there are no printed numbers… Read More

Santander Introduces “Green” Sustainable Payment Cards in Spain

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) has started to introduce its sustainable payment cards, which are reportedly made with recycled material. The cards are being rolled out in Spain. Santander had previously launched the “One Card” design in Poland and Portugal. The financial institution plans to have… Read More

ID Verification Service Veriff Continues its International Expansion Efforts with New Barcelona based Technology Hub

Veriff is focused on continuing its global expansion with a new Barcelona-based tech hub. The Veriff team writes in a blog post they’re coming to Barcelona and that their new hub will open soon, and they’re currently looking for talent in the Catalan city. As… Read More

Instant Payments Volume to Surge 470% in 5 Years, CBDCs May Also Streamline Cross-Border Transactions: Report

There have been many new developments in the banking and Fintech space with new research predicting growth across various areas of the fast-evolving sector. The team at payments specialist Banking Circle notes that they were recognized at Money 20/20 by two industry awards. Banking Circle… Read More

Vottun to Create Payment Service via Spanish Regulatory Sandbox with Assistance from PwC, Stellar Development Foundation

Earlier this year, the Central Bank of Spain (BdE), the Monetary Authority of Spain (Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Valores – CNMV), and Directorate-General for Insurance and Pension Funds (DGSFP) had revealed that that Spanish firm Vottun had been chosen to take part in the… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling to Expand Business Operations into Europe

UK-based digital bank Starling is expanding its business operations into Europe. As of H1 2022, “subject to regulatory approval,” Starling intends to make its Banking as a Service (BaaS) solution offering available in the European Union, which includes France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain, according… Read More

European P2P Lending Platform Bondora Reports “Massive Wave” of Increased Collections, Recoveries in Aug 2021

European P2P lending platform Bondora reveals that the number of loans recovered and the amount of cash recovered from missed or skipped payments “jumped higher in August.” This is the opposite of the trend observed in the month of July 2021, which saw these two… Read More

UK Fintech Modulr to Bring Fast-Tracked Financial Technology to Europe with Netherlands Expansion

Fintech firm Modulr has now opened business offices in the Netherlands, which will serve as “the springboard for its EU-wide expansion in 2022 and 2023.” Following steady business growth in the United Kingdom during the last 5 years, Modulr is expanding rapidly, putting significant investment… Read More

Insurtech bolttech Finalizes $210M Series A Round led by Activant Capital Group

bolttech, one of the fastest-growing global Insurtech unicorns, reveals that it has completed an extension of its $180 million series A round that was led by Activant Capital Group, bringing the series total to $210 million. As mentioned in a release, this is the largest… Read More

European P2P Lending Platform Bondora Reports Investments Stabilizing at €11M+ in August 2021

European P2P lending service Bondora reveals that during the month of August 2021, there were 2,155 new investors that joined their platform, bringing the total number of investors to 172,809 individuals. More than €472M has now been invested via Bondora, and investors have earned over… Read More

Over €7B in Loans Now Funded via European P2P Lender Mintos

European P2P lender Mintos reveals that it has reached another key milestone with EUR 7 billion of loans now funded via its platform. The Mintos team writes in a blog post, dated September 6, 2021, that it’s been a year of milestones for them, and… Read More

MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, Introduces BME FX, a Web Platform for Hedging Against Currency Risk

MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, has introduced BME FX, a web-based platform meant for banking institutions and various other financial service providers. It will aim to help with hedging against the currency risk with MEFF’s xRolling FX futures contracts. BME FX consists of a tech… Read More

European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Strong Returns, Shares Updates on Estonia, Spain, Finland Markets

European P2P lender Bondora reveals that returns are holding steady. Investor returns via the platform for 2021 originations were “higher in July compared to June,” the company noted in a recent update. Here are the key takeaways for July 2021’s portfolio performance (as shared by… Read More

Online Payments Fintech AstroPay Introduces Services in European Markets After Steady Growth

AstroPay, a provider of online payment solutions, has introduced its digital payment service for the European markets, after a period of steady growth for the business which has seen its users and merchants increase significantly. Established in 2009, AstroPay has been offering payment solutions to… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Robo.cash Shares Performance Update for Loan Originations during H1 2021

Croatian peer-to-peer lender Robo.cash has shared its performance update for its loan originations made during H1 2021. The Robo.cash team writes in a blog post that as the first half of this year has now passed, they’re pleased to share with you their most recent… Read More

European Litigation Funding Platform AxiaFunder Reports Resolving More Legal Cases

Two more legal cases have reportedly been resolved by AxiaFunder, which is one of Europe’s first litigation funding platforms. AxiaFunder, Europe’s “first for-profit” litigation funding platform, has acquired £1.9 million from investors since establishing operations in January 2019, with a 100% “success rate” on completed… Read More

SIX Swiss Stock Exchange Reports CHF 108.2M Net Profit in H1 2021, Launches 40 Crypto-related ETPs

SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange which is Europe’s 3rd-largest stock exchange and one the industry’s most-respected post-trade providers, is reporting a “solid” set of results for the first half of 2021. The SIX Swiss Exchange, based in Zurich and serving as Switzerland’s principal stock exchange,… Read More

Bondora Platform Investors have Earned €54M to Date, while Cash Recoveries Remain Solid at Nearly €1M in June

The team at European P2P lending platform Bondora reveals that it has been another solid month of growth for recoveries. Bondora, which has seen nearly 170,000 people invest more than €455 million and have reportedly earned €54 million to date, reports that the amount of… Read More

European P2P Lending Platform Bondora Reports 2021 Return Rates Zooming Past Targets

The team at European P2P lender Bondora reports that 2021 return rates have been zooming past their targets. As noted by Bondora in a blog post dated June 28, 2021, investment returns on platform originations showed “signs of positive growth” during the month of May… Read More

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