Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how Platform Is Democraticizing Property Lending by Omar Faridi

Uma Rajah: CEO at CapitalRise, a UK based Prime Property Lending Platform, Reveals how Company Is Scaling its Business Model

We recently caught up with Uma Rajah, CEO and Co-founder at CapitalRise, a UK-based prime property lending platform. CapitalRise is an investment platform that seeks quality over quantity with just 2% of deals being approved by the platform. Sophisticated or high net worth investors may… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Blend Network Investor Says Housing or Real Estate is Really Important to UK Economy and for Financial Well-Being

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, recently shared comments and feedback from one of their lenders. UK-based Blend Network notes that a platform lender (investor) “Maria,” has spent most of her career working in management roles and… Read More

Allison Beer, Head of Digital at Chase, Reveals that More than Half of the Bank’s Digitally Active Clients are Over 50 Since Start of COVID

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect billions of people globally, digital platforms remain the most accessible and safest way for many consumers to take care of their daily tasks including banking. New users have had a lot of time during the Coronavirus crisis to… Read More

Fintech Rise Founder Padmini Gupta Discusses Challenges Experienced by Migrant Workers when Sending Remittance Payments

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major global disruptor as it has fundamentally changed how people conduct their daily lives. In 2020, we saw many more consumers using online platforms while cash usage dropped considerably in some parts of the world. In developed countries like… Read More

Embedded and Bundled Financial Services are Increasingly Being Offered by Fintech Platforms, Industry Professionals Reveal

Sophie Guibaud, Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd, a UK-headquartered API-based Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider, notes that Fintech and other industries have had an “extraordinary” 2020. She pointed out that major scandals (like Wirecard) have “rocked the industry,” however, we’ve also seen significant progress that should help… Read More

Fintech Firms and Incumbents are Collaborating Instead of Directly Competing in Post COVID World, Industry Analyst Explains

Collaboration is the “new competition” in the financial technology industry, according to Melody Brue, a Senior Fintech Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. Brue, a startup veteran and advisor, notes that almost every industry or sector had to “pivot” in many different ways in order… Read More

Accredited Investors and Institutions have Established Bitcoin’s Place in the Global Portfolio, According to OKCoin CEO

Hong Fang, CEO at digital asset exchange OKCoin, has published an end of year memo in which she noted that it may seem “odd” to feel thankful for 2020. She pointed out that in January 2020, almost nobody could have foreseen or predicted how this… Read More

US Consumer Fintech Varo Money Aims to Enable Financial Inclusion, According to Chief Risk Officer Philippa Girling

Varo Money, Inc., the first consumer Fintech in the US to become a chartered national bank, recently explained how they’re building a better banking platform. Philippa Girling, Chief Risk Officer at Varo Money, noted that she’d been working in the banking industry for the past… Read More

Meltem Demirors, CSO at CoinShares, Explains how Mining Secures the Bitcoin Network, which Secures Financial Information

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset management firm, has argued that “as evidenced by the recent corruption of all US systems, from the government to corporate, securing networks is very difficult to do persistently.” 1/ as evidenced by the recent… Read More

Coinbase Adds Kelly Kramer, former CFO of Cisco, to its Board, Marc Andreessen to Transition to Board Director

Kelly Kramer, the former CFO at Cisco, has now joined the Board of Directors at digital asset exchange Coinbase. The San Francisco-based trading platform has also confirmed that Marc Andreessen will be transitioning to Board Director, from Board Observer. The news arrives when the crypto… Read More

Embedded Fintech: Christine Loredo from Yodlee Explains how Financial Tech Is Integrated with Existing Businesses to Provide Seamless Services

An embedded Fintech is a non-financial firm providing its own financial technology products and services that aim to complement its existing business model, according to Christine Loredo, VP Fintech Evangelism and Innovation Programs at Yodlee. Loredo explains that embedded Fintech services allow big tech firms… Read More

Digital Banking: Luvleen Sidhu, CEO at BankMobile, Claims Online Banks Might be Even Safer than Physical Branches

Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at BankMobile, an established US-based digital banking platform, reveals that she was only 28-years-old when she had launched BankMobile Technologies, which will be acquired by Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:MFAC) (as reported in August 2020). In only six years, the… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says COVID-19 Is “Fundamentally Accelerating” Adoption of Fintech and Software as a Service Solutions

Adena Friedman, CEO at Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of around $17 trillion, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is “fundamentally accelerating” the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. According to Friedman, the current environment has also led to the increased usage… Read More

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how Platform Is Democraticizing Property Lending

We recently connected with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, the Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform. Roxana talked about how the UK real estate market is performing. She also discussed how her company has managed to maintain operations during… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Cloud Tech Will “Drive Evolution” of Capital Markets

Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of over $17 trillion, says that emerging technologies (Emtech) continue to “drive the evolution” of capital markets.  As covered, Friedman believes that Cloud technologies will transform financial services and… Read More

Penta Teams Up With Raisin to Introduce Overnight & Term Deposits From WeltSparen

  Digital banking group Penta announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Raisin to introduce overnight and term depots from WeltSparen. Penta reported that the partnership will enable better interest rates on business accounts for its customers, which is now more than 22,000 small… Read More

Meltem Demirors: CSO at CoinShares Says Cryptocurrency Is “Inevitable” and We Might See Many Bad Policies from Lawmakers

  We recently spoke to Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset treasury management firm that manages over $1 billion in assets. Demirors talked about how financial markets reacted after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. She also discussed… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Switzerland based Digital Asset Firm Smart Valor Partners with Republic, a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

SMART VALOR, a Switzerland based regulated digital asset exchange, has partnered with Republic Advisory, affiliated with leading investment crowdfunding platform Republic – a sister firm of AngelList and CoinList. According to SMART VALOR, this partnership will enable companies raising funds through most regions to gain blanket… Read More

5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network Focusing on Sustainable Finance

In mid-June the 5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) took place virtually from Prague in cooperation with Deloitte. For three days, crowdfunding platforms and representatives of the European institutions, such as the European Investment Bank, exchanged views on the topics of sustainable financing… Read More

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