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

European Online Lending Marketplace Mintos Reveals that Many More Women Investors Joined Platform in 2020

Peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos reveals that women now help make up 15% of the total number of investors on their platform, with a 43% year-over-year (YoY) growth during 2020. Mintos noted in a blog post that in total, women on the platform have managed to… Read More

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO at Neufund, Reveals how Blockchain or DLT enabled Crowdfunding Platforms can Streamline Investment Process

Zoe Adamovicz, CEO and Co-founder of Neufund, recently explained how a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered fundraising platform actually works. Neufnd was established in 2016 and its main value proposition involves democratizing access to funding for  entrepreneurs and also to make it more convenient… Read More

Nina Stoyanova from Bulgarian National Bank Says Digital Technologies have Improved the Financial Services and Payments Sector

Nina Stoyanova, Deputy Governor and Head of the Banking Department of the Bulgarian National Bank, has noted that digital technologies have significantly changed the financial services provision business, and the payment sector is “the leader in this trend.” Stoyanova notes that the overall speed of… Read More

Fintech Veteran and Crypto Thought-Leader Diana Biggs Joins Switzerland’s Valour, which Helps Investors Acquire Digital Assets

Crypto pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has reportedly decided to join Switzerland-headquartered firm  which allows investors to easily acquire digital assets through their banking provider or brokerage firms.  Biggs will lead the company’s expansion, following the recent launch of Bitcoin Zero, Valour’s Bitcoin… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Lending Platform CapitalRise has Reportedly Completed £6.7 Million Facility for Holborn Office Conversion

CapitalRise, a UK-based prime property lending platform, has reportedly advanced a £6.7 million loan to local property developer Elleric. The loan was provided for the acquisition and development of an office building into eight luxury residential apartments located at Breams Buildings in Holborn (in central… Read More

Personal Finance Survey Reveals that 67% of Individuals Trust Robots More than Humans to Manage their Investments

We’ve been trusting robots to manage money more than we “trust” ourselves, according to a recent study from Oracle and personal finance specialist Farnoosh Torabi. The global survey of over 9,000 individuals across 14 different countries revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has “increased finance-related stress… Read More

Astia Introduces $100M Early-Stage Venture Fund to Address Gender Disparities in Funding Space

Astia has introduced a $100 million early-stage venture fund in order to address gender disparities in the funding space.  The Astia Fund is supported by a major investment from payments giant Mastercard. Astia is an organization that’s focused on “redefining” or transforming the current venture… Read More

Jemma Xu, General Partner at Fintech RedBlock, Says MERJ Is at Forefront of Digital Securities Space, Companies Form New Partnership

Last week, the “next-generation” securities exchange MERJ had revealed that they would be collaborating with the team at RedBlock Capital, which aims to focus on promoting the adoption of digital securities in major jurisdictions. Both companies are pioneers in the digital securities sector, and both… Read More

Personal Finance Professional Explains how 401(k) Plans, Robo-Advisors, Investment Apps can Help Grow Our Wealth

Erica Gellerman, a CPA, MBA, and personal finance expert, notes in a blog post published by Chime Financial Inc. (a US-based banking challenger valued at around $14.5 billion) that if you’re planning to grow your wealth or net worth, then investing can be “a smart… Read More

Crypto VC Is Going through An “Explosive Phase” According to Meltem Demirors, CSO At Digital Asset Manager CoinShares

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital asset manager, notes that cryptocurrency-related venture capital is experiencing an “explosive” phase. 1/ crypto VC is going through an explosive 🧨 phase there are big funds (>$500M AUM), a lot of small funds (<$50M… Read More

UK’s P2P Property Lending Platform Blend Network Hires Chloe Stidston-Lewis As Company Continues to Expand Operations

UK-based Blend Network, a peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, has revealed that they’re expanding their team of professionals.  Blend Network’s management confirmed that they’re pleased to announce that Chloe Stidston-Lewis has now joined their lending team as a lending associate. Chloe has reportedly… Read More

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

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