Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage Discusses Amex Acquisition: “We are coming from a position of strength” by JD Alois

Digital Asset Exchange Okcoin Announces $1M Commitment to Bring More Women into Crypto

Okcoin, a fast-growing crypto platform, has announced that it’s kicking off the next phase of its mission to make the digital asset industry more inclusive via the introduction of a $1 million commitment to bring “more women into crypto.” Okcoin also announced the inaugural member… Read More

Laleta Buctkuar from Assetz Capital Explains that Their Pricing Is Driven by Loan-to-Value, Not Security Type, Size, Location

Laleta Buctkuar notes that she recently joined UK’s Assetz Capital in June of this year, “specifically to focus on bridging products and distribution.” Laleta shared that she began working in financial services more than 20 years ago. Laleta also noted that she had a part-time… Read More

UK based Digital Asset Prime Brokerage Platform, BEQUANT, Appoints Huong Hauduc as General Counsel

BEQUANT, the digital asset prime brokerage and exchange, has reportedly appointed Huong Hauduc as General Counsel. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Huong will be helping BEQUANT to “expedite the growth of the business across new jurisdictions and products.” Huong has almost 2… Read More

Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Appoints Mags Moore as Chair of OIX Board

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) has confirmed the appointment of Mags Moore as Chairperson of the OIX Board. Within the role, Moore will be responsible for leading the OIX Executive Committee and Board, in order to set the OIX strategy, “driving forward the OIX position… Read More

Fintech Firm Brex Appoints Thasunda Brown Duckett to its Board of Directors

Brex, the Fintech Unicorn that is focused on reimagining finance for growing businesses, announced that Thasunda Brown Duckett has been appointed to the Brex Board of Directors “effective January 1, 2022.” Duckett, an experienced and forward-thinking financial services leader with valuable corporate governance experience, will… Read More

Rialto Markets CEO Says Calls NFTs “Unregulated Securities,” Optimistic on Investment Crowdfunding Under Reg CF, Reg A+

Shari Noonan, CEO of Rialto Markets, has issued a positive statement on investment crowdfunding while warning of “choppier waters” in the crypto sector and labeling NFTs [Non-Fungible Tokens] ” unregulated securities.” Rialto Markets is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer that offers securities under Reg CF (Regulation… Read More

UK Fintech Moneybox Appoints Laurel Powers-Freeling as Independent, Non-Executive Chairperson

Laurel Powers-Freeling has reportedly joined saving and investing app provider, Moneybox, as an “independent” and non-executive chairperson. Powers-Freeling will aim to offer strategic counsel and governance oversight across key aspects of the business which currently offers services to over 700,000 clients and earlier this year… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Zopa Appoints Helen Beurier as Chief People Officer Ahead of 2022 IPO

Digital bank Zopa has confirmed the appointment of Helen Beurier as its first Chief People Officer. With more than 25 years of professional experience across some of the largest FMCG, retail, and pharma household names, Helen brings “a wealth of experience to the digital bank… Read More

BlueVine, Provider of Digital Financial Services to Small Businesses, Appoints Mira Srinivasan as CRO

BlueVine, the provider of financial services for small businesses, has appointed Mira Srinivasan as its Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Mira will be expected to build on the solid foundation of BlueVine’s Risk team and enhance various policies, customer experience, and risk models as… Read More

Stefany Rojas: Head of Business Development at Kahuna Explains Benefits of Using their Blockchain based Social Media Network

We recently connected with Stefany Rojas, Head of Business Development at Kahuna, a blockchain-based social media network that will aim to engage celebrities with their fans in a democratized manner. It’s worth noting that most blockchain-enabled social media projects such as Voice and Steemit have… Read More

Galina Likhitskaya: VP, Operation and Product at HashEx Discusses Importance of Online Security, Smart Contract Use-Cases

We recently connected with Galina Likhitskaya, Vice president, Operation & Product at HashEx, an audit and consulting firm for blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled projects. Galina talked about the importance of following the best or highest online security standards. She also discussed how smart… Read More

Led by Goldman Sachs, Working Capital Provider Timelio Raises $270 Million Debt Facility

Timelio, a platform that provides working capital solutions so merchants get paid immediately, has raised $270 million in a debt facility led by Goldman Sachs. According to a company release, Timelio has successfully transitioned long-term marketplace investors, to offer them a position in the warehouse… Read More

Switzerland: Crypto Finance Receives Approval from FINMA For First Crypto Asset Fund

FINMA, the Swiss financial regulatory, has approved Crypto Finance to become the first regulated crypto asset fund. Crypto Finance’s fund will be administered by PvB Pernet von Ballmoos AG with custody handled by SEBA Bank AG. As was previously reported, SEBA has just received approval… Read More

Fintech Facet Wealth Appoints Shruti Joshi as COO, Liz Shader as Director of Growth Marketing

Facet Wealth, a fast-growing Fintech offering customers with services tailored to meet individual requirements and enhance quality of life via a no-minimum, flat-fee model, reveals that it has appointed Shruti Joshi as its Chief Operating Officer. Joshi, a “proven” Fortune 15 senior management professional with… Read More

JP Morgan Acquires College Financing Platform Frank in Latest Fintech Move

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) has acquired Frank, a popular college financial planning platform founded by prominent entrepreneur Charlie Javice. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. JP Morgan said it will acquire Frank’s entire business and verticals. Jennifer Piepszak, co-CEO of Chase, said… Read More

Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder of Kabbage Discusses Amex Acquisition: “We are coming from a position of strength”

In mid-2020, Kabbage, one of the best-known online lenders for SMEs in the US, was acquired by American Express (NYSE:AXP). At that time, co-founders Rob Frohwein and Kathryn Petralia said this was their first time sitting in the seat of the entrepreneurs selling a company… Read More

Transact, Provider of Payment and Credential Services for a Connected Campus, Appoints New EVP for Payments

Transact, the provider of payment and credential services for a connected campus, reveals that it has appointed Laura Newell-McLaughlin as Executive Vice President, Payments. Recently, Newell-McLaughlin worked as Chief of Staff to the CEO and was responsible for leading payments strategy, helping to implement and… Read More

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