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French Minister of Economy Says No to Libra. Libra Association’s MD is Unfazed

On September 12, the French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire did not mince words. Libra should not be allowed in Europe, he said. Later, on the same day, Bertrand Perez, the newly appointed managing director and COO of the Libra Association was… Read More

Younited Credit Recruits German CEO to Head its German Operations

Younited Credit announced today that it has hired Kai Friedrich, a senior German banker to head its German operations. Younited Credit is the only consumer lending platform which has its own “passportable” license allowing it to operate as a credit institution throughout the European Union…. Read More

Real Estate Finance Marketplace to Watch: Exporo’s CEO Simon Brunke Extols Retail Investors’ Virtues and Discusses Expansion Plans

In its 3rd edition, Viva Technology, the Paris technology innovation show gathered more than 124,000 attendees from 125 nationalities, a 24% increase over last year. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Alibaba’s founder and CEO Jack Ma were among the 450… Read More

French Digital Asset Association Gears Up to Champion Digital Assets in Europe and Beyond

Riding on the wings of the success of the Paris Blockchain Week, members of the French Association for the Management of Cryptoassets have decided to set up a larger and more formal association to take their endeavor to the next level.  Today, the founding members… Read More

New German Crowdfunding Regulation: Major Enhancements, A Few Regrets

The German Crowdfunding Association, the federal industry association which represents 85% of the German crowd investment market, welcomed last week the adoption by the German Parliament of the new and improved legal framework for crowdinvesting, albeit with a few regrets. Major Expansion of the Scope… Read More

Fintech Meets Agtech: French Platform MiiMosa Finances The Future of Food

In 2050, the world will need to feed 50% more people than today. By the same time, however, the planet’s farmland will have grown only by 4%. The reasons for the shortfall are many: urbanization, climate change, water pollution, and the soil degradation caused by… Read More

Paris Shows Off Its Blockchain Ecosystem: Touts the Alignment of Government, Regulation, and Entrepreneurship

From April 13 to April 17, the organizers of the Paris Blockchain Week (PBW) lined up a series of events including meetups, hackathons, a PBW Conference hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and a two-day PBW Summit organized by Woorton, ChainAccelerator, and Datalents… Read More

German Crowdfunding Association Issues Self-Regulatory Transparency Quality Label

At the InnoFinance Summit 2019 on March 26, 2019, the German Crowdfunding Association  (Bundesverband Crowdfunding) introduced its new “Transparency Seal”. The Transparency Seal is a self-regulatory label awarded by the association to member platforms which respect a set of quality and customer protection standards. With this… Read More

CEO of Sowefund: French Equity Crowdfunding is Not in Decline

Recently, the French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France or FPF) published their annual crowdfunding barometer. The report indicated that alternative finance continues to grow in France but when you separate equity crowdfunding, this segment indicates a decline. Crowdfund Insider published an article on the FPF… Read More

Anaxago Capital Launches 1st Investment Fund: 100% Online Real Estate Convertible Bonds

Launched last quarter, Anaxago Capital, the asset management sister of French equity crowdfunding platform Anaxago, announces its first investment fund. FCPR ANAXAGO SOCIETY ONE is a real estate development fund dedicate to funding construction and renovation projects. Anaxago Capital aims to raise €30 million to… Read More

German Lending Marketplace auxmoney Overtakes Midsize Banks in Consumer Loan Origination

Düsseldorf-based Fintech auxmoney has surpassed its targets in 2018. Loan volume increased by 74 percent compared to 2017. Raffael Johnen, Founder and CEO of auxmoney, commented: “While the major German banks are in crisis mode, the leading German fintechs are always setting new records. With… Read More

Swiss Big-Ticket Lending Platform Loanboox Secures $22 million in Series B Funding

Loanboox, one of the lending platforms participating in the panel about “Improving Credit Access and Transparency,” which I chaired for Crowdfund Insider at the Paris Fintech Forum 2019, announced that it has raised CHF 22 million ($22 million) in a Series B round of financing. How Stefan… Read More

Younited Credit Passes the €1 billon Mark and Extends its Credit-as-a-Service Offering

At the Paris Fintech Forum, Charles Egly, Co-founder & CEO, Younited Credit highlighted his company’s latest achievements and the recent strategic development of its Credit-as-a-service offering. Among the achievements, Younited Credit announced that it passed the €1 billion mark in consumer credit origination. Among direct… Read More

A Fireside Chat With EstateGuru, the P2P Lender that Takes Property Finance Across Borders

The Paris Fintech Forum gathers more than 2,500 participants this week in Paris at the old stock exchange to meet hundreds of Fintechs and listen to more than 200 CEOs, heads of government and regulation agencies, as well as luminaries such as Ms Christine Lagarde,… Read More

French SME Lending Marketplace Credit.fr Acquires Real Estate Lending Marketplace Homunity

French SME crowdlending platform Credit.fr has announced the acquisition of Homunity, a real estate crowdlending platform. The acquisition is a welcome move in a fragmented marketplace. The acquisition of Homunity, France’s leading independent real estate crowdfunding platform, enables Credit.fr to strengthen its position in the… Read More

France: Fintech’s Year 2018 in Review – Maturity, Consolidation and Challenges

Ever since the Brexit, France has aimed to establish itself as the Continental European alternative to the London Fintech hub. The goal is ambitious. France is home to many a worldwide leading financial institution such as global Nr. 1 insurer AXA and Nr 1 non-Chinese… Read More

France to Change the Tax Regime for Cryptoasset Gains

While the price of bitcoin and most cryptocurrencies is experiencing one of its frequents crashes, the French government and the French regulators are steadfastly working hand in hand to make France a cryptoasset-friendly country. After tackling the issue of initial coin offering (ICO) regulation and… Read More

October Rallies €255 Billion Worth of Corporate Support to Promote Crowdlending

October (formerly Lendix), the newly rebranded European SME lending marketplace made a splash today with what is probably the most creative promotional campaign in the history of crowdlending. To date, the October platform has facilitated more than €240 million worth of loans to 500 small… Read More

Report: France to Ensure Crypto Companies Have Access to Banking Services

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In much of the world, digital asset companies are frequently accompanied by challenges with the traditional financial system. Initial coin offering issuers and crypto-intermediaries regularly find themselves struggling to open a simple bank account. In France, this will not be the case according to a… Read More

French P2P Lending Pioneer Unilend Shuts Down

French peer to peer lender Unilend has gone into receivership. The P2P lender announced the news to all of its customers in a recent email. Founded in 2013 by Nicolas Lesur and François Prioux, Unilend pioneered P2P lending in France. It started operating, before crowdfunding… Read More

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