SoFi Reports Earnings Early, Shares Decline In Choppy Trading

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SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ: SOFI) released its Q1 earnings early today as the release was supposed to hit the wires after market close. The results are a bit of a mixed bag and shares in SoFi are moving lower continuing a decline that started in 2022…. Read More

Property Investment Platform Brickowner Revamps, Aims to Provide Access to Investments in Minutes Not Weeks

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Brickowner, a property investment platform, has revamped with a new and improved offering for its investors. Launched in 2017, Brickowner says it wants to enable investments in minutes – not weeks. The Proptech provides a full-stack service for developers, fund managers as well as property investors…. Read More

Financement Participatif France and Bundesverband Crowdfunding Ask the European Commission to Extend Deadline for European Crowdfunding Transition

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The two largest national securities crowdfunding associations in Europe, Financement Participatif France (FPF) and Bundesverband Crowdfunding e.V. (Germany) have issued a joint statement requesting that the European Commission extends the deadline for the transition to pan-European crowdfunding rules. The request for an extension has been… Read More

P2P Investors Are Now Increasingly Focused on ESG: Report

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According to a recent Robo.cash survey, a quarter or 25% of P2P investors are “actively involved in the ESG trend.” At the same time, the survey by Robo.cash reveals that “most respondents take this criterion into account when choosing a P2P platform.” Over half of… Read More

Prime Trust Founder Building Custodian for NFTs with Fortress Blockchain Technologies

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Scott Purcell, the founder of Prime Trust (and Fund America) and former CEO, is moving into the NFT or non-fungible token market, aiming to provide “peace of mind” and security for these digital assets – somewhat similar to what he did for other assets. In… Read More

FUEL Raises €1.5 Million for No-Code NFT Platform for Creators

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Berlin-based FUEL has announced that it has raised €1.5 million in pre-seed funding to create the “Shopify for NFTs,” according to a company statement. FUEL aims to empower creators to build an NFT shop that requires no coding knowledge. FUEL was co-founded by Csongor Barabasi,… Read More

This Week: House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Stock Exchanges

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This coming Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, will hold a hearing on “Oversight of America’s Stock Exchanges: Examining Their Role in Our Economy.” The Subcommittee is part of the House Committee on Financial Services. According to the… Read More

P2P SME Lender FOLK2FOLK Reports Solid Year for IFISA Activity

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FOLK2FOLK, an SME lender that matches investors with borrowers, is reporting a “record year” for its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) for the tax year 2021/22, sharing that the company received 44% more ISA funds than in the previous year. FOLK2FOLK states that it has seen… Read More

EY, Deloitte Join PWC and KPMT in Ceasing Russian Operations

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EY and Deloitte have joined their main competitors KPMG and PWC in exiting operations in Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. EY explained in a series of tweets that it would continue to support its colleagues with financial support and more while ceasing operations…. Read More

Active Fintech VC, Alumni Venture Group, is Target of Administrative Action, Settles with SEC, as well as New Hampshire and Massachusetts

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The Alumni Venture Group (AVG), previously operating as Launch Angels, has settled allegations leveled by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as securities regulators in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. AVG is a Massachusetts LLC and its CEO Michael Collins is headquartered in… Read More

Zopa Announces New Savings Accounts to Encourage More Users

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Zopa, a digital bank, has launched a new, branded savings product called “Smart Saver.” The savings vehicle currently offers a 0.72% return for “immediate access to savings,” a return which is said to be 72 x the standard high street offering during a time of… Read More

Governor of New Hampshire Signs Executive Order on Crypto & Digital Assets, Creates Commission to Provide Recommendations to Support Innovation

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Last week, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed an executive order that establishes a Commission to review crypto and digital assets. the Goal is to support innovation in the state. The Governor stated: “New Hampshire is a hub of financial innovation, and this Executive Order… Read More

Raising Money on Wefunder, ABC Fintech Aims to Fractionalize Real Estate based Securities Using Blockchain

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ABC Fintech is an early-stage investment platform in the real estate sector. The company is leveraging blockchain technology to fractionalize commercial real estate to streamline the investment process for individuals. ABC Fintech, which stands for “asset backed crypto” is currently raising growth capital on Wefunder…. Read More

Polygon Raises $450 Million to Pursue Web3 Strategy

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Sequoia Capital India has led a $450 million funding round for Polygon. Polygon is a platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. The company reports widespread adoption with 7,000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, approximately 130 million unique user addresses, and over $5 billion… Read More

LendingClub Reports Q4 Results, Net Income Tops $29 Million, Anticipates Full Year 2022 Earnings of Over $100 Million

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LendingClub (NYSE:LC), one of the few fully chartered digital banks, has reported Q4 earnings as well as full-year 2021 results. According to a statement by the Fintech, LendingClub earned net income of $29.1 million during Q4 versus a loss of $26.7 million year prior. For… Read More

Meta’s Diem Project For Sale: Report

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Diem, the digital currency project previously known as Libra created by Meta (NASDAQ:FB) (formerly doing business as Facebook) may be for sale. According to a report by Bloomberg, Diem is on the auction block due to “regulatory pressure.” Initially launched with great fanfare as a… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Issues Statement on Federal Reserve Review of CBDCs

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Earlier today the US Federal Reserve announced a discussion paper seeking feedback on the possibility of a digital dollar. Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, are being reviewed by central banks around the world as policymakers aim to uncover if digital currency issued by governments… Read More

Lenders Beware: 2022 Could See Increased Enforcement Activity

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2022 could see aggressive movement by some federal agencies, an experienced industry hand suggests. Joseph Lynyak III is a partner at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney and one of the nation’s foremost experts in the country on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB),… Read More

Q3 Global Fintech Investments Set Record Pace: Research

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The transformation of analog finance to digital finance is ongoing but the onset of the global health crisis of COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation for all. For Fintech, this has meant a boom in digital (neo) banking, investing platforms, and a host of other financial… Read More

Wise Says International Banking Complexities Hurts US Small Businesses

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Wise (LSE:WISE) has completed research that concludes international banking undermines the effectiveness of small businesses to expand. A challenge that should come as no surprise to SMEs aiming to expand overseas. Wise states that “broken payments and banking technology remain a barrier to international ambitions.”… Read More

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