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France Fintech Announces Second Annual Fintech Revolution Event in Paris

France Fintech Announces Second Annual Fintech Revolution Event in Paris France Fintech, the French Fintech association, announced it is set to host its second annual Fintech Revolution on March 28th. The event will be held at the la Gaîté Lyrique in Paris and will reportedly have over 1,000 participants. The organization revealed: “Having shown in 2016 the… […]

UK Payment Systems Regulator Tackles Payment Scams

UK Payment Systems Regulator Tackles Payment Scams The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has published draft “Terms of Reference” outlining how it intends to review whether the operators of CHAPS (Clearing House Automated Payment System) and Faster Payments Scheme (FPS), need to play an expanded role to reduce consumer harm caused by particular… Read More The […]

UK Lending Platform RebuildingSociety Awarded Full FCA Authorization, May Now Offer Innovative Finance ISA

UK Lending Platform RebuildingSociety Awarded Full FCA Authorization, May Now Offer Innovative Finance ISA rebuildingsociety.com has been awarded full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority in recognition of our compliance with sector-specific regulations, according to its blog. Authorization means that the platform meets FCA standards and may now offer the Innovative Finance ISA.  Accepting loan applications […]

Accenture/CB Insights Report: Asia-Pacific Fintech Financing Eclipsed North American Investment in 2016

Accenture/CB Insights Report: Asia-Pacific Fintech Financing Eclipsed North American Investment in 2016 Global investment in fintech ventures grew 10% in 2016, to US$23.2 billion, driven primarily by a wave of blockbuster deals in China, according to Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm. Fintech financing in Asia-Pacific in […]

Irish Online Lender LeBruin Launches Profunder to Target Commercial Real Estate Sector

Irish Online Lender LeBruin Launches Profunder to Target Commercial Real Estate Sector LeBruin has launched a new online lending platform branded Profunder to specialize in providing loans of between €1m and €3m.  Profunder allows borrowers to apply for a commercial real estate loan through a four-step online application process. Feedback is provided to borrowers at each […]

Innovate Finance Forms UK / US Fintech Working Group to Explore Regtech

Innovate Finance Forms UK / US Fintech Working Group to Explore Regtech Innovate Finance, an association that represents the UK’s global Fintech community, together with its strategic partner Hogan Lovells, is reviewing the “potentially transformative role” of regulatory technology or Regtech.  Specifically, they are reviewing the highly fragmented US financial regulatory environment – one that […]

PeerIQ Forms Partnership with 1010data on Loan Data from Online Lenders

PeerIQ Forms Partnership with 1010data on Loan Data from Online Lenders PeerIQ has announced a new partnership with 1010data to provide normalized online lending data to investors. The two companies will seek to provide a robust environment for online lending investors to easily analyze and build applications based off the platform. PeerIQ is a provider […]

Superbrand: Zopa is Awarded Superbrand Status

Superbrand: Zopa is Awarded Superbrand Status Zopa, the first peer to peer lender to launch in the UK, has been recognized as a Superbrand receiving this status for the first time. Zope joins a coterie of some of the world’s most recognized brands including Virgin, British Airways, and Apple. Superbrands is… Read More The post […]

YieldStreet’s President Michael Weisz Discusses Growth & Future Plans For the Asset-Backed Investment Platform

YieldStreet’s President Michael Weisz Discusses Growth & Future Plans For the Asset-Backed Investment Platform YieldStreet is an online marketplace for a diverse array of asset-backed investments. The platform was founded by CEO Milind Mehere who previously launched Yodle; President Michael Weisz, who was formerly a Vice President of a New York City-based hedge fund; and Dennis […]