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Are French Fintechs Selling Out? Credit.fr acquired by Tikehau Capital

Are French Fintechs Selling Out? Credit.fr acquired by Tikehau Capital One day after we hear of the acquisition of the KissKissBankBank crowdfunding group by French bank La Banque Postale, crowdlending platform Credit.fr announces its acquisition by Tikehau Capital. These acquisitions seem to confirm the widespread view that Fintechs can’t go it alone. We asked Thomas… […]

Craft Beer Importer & Distrbutor The BottleShop to Finish Crowdcube Round With Nearly £400,000 in Funding

Craft Beer Importer & Distrbutor The BottleShop to Finish Crowdcube Round With Nearly £400,000 in Funding The BottleShop, a craft beer importer and distributor is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £400,000 in funding from more than 375 investors. The company originally sought to raise £350,000. The company, which currently has […]

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Cooperation Agreement With Danish Financial Supervisory Authority

Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs Fintech Cooperation Agreement With Danish Financial Supervisory Authority On Thursday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced it signed a fintech co-operation agreement with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (Danish FSA) to help fintech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets. The agreement was signed at the […]

Station F, Worlds Largest Startup Campus, Opens Today in Paris

Station F, Worlds Largest Startup Campus, Opens Today in Paris   Station F, labeled the worlds largest startup campus, officially opened today. BNP Paribas, the global bank, will be opening a dedicated Fintech incubator at Station F later this fall. The inauguration of the campus was even more eventful as newly elected French President Emmanuel… […]

Fresh Opportunity: Check Out Growthdeck for a Slice of Pi Pizzeria Equity

Fresh Opportunity: Check Out Growthdeck for a Slice of Pi Pizzeria Equity Pi, a pizzeria company based in Winchester, UK, is raising £500K via Growthdeck, a private investor platform which has raised growth capital for companies as diverse as the shower technology company Kelda Showers, and Pinkster, a raspberry-flavoured gin business. At this writing, over £129,900 was […]

SEC Will Allow All Companies to Submit Draft Registration Statements on a Non Public Basis

SEC Will Allow All Companies to Submit Draft Registration Statements on a Non Public Basis The Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) has announced that the Division of Corporation Finance (CorpFin) will now permit all companies to submit draft registration statements relating to initial public offerings for review on a non-public basis. This process will be available […]

Ron Suber Departs Prosper Marketplace

Ron Suber Departs Prosper Marketplace Ron Suber, an iconic voice in the emerging Fintech sector and the most prominent leader in the marketplace lending industry, has announced his departure from Prosper Marketplace. First reported in a note published on LendAcademy, after five years of leadership at Prosper,  Suber has determined… Read More The post Ron […]

NatWest Links with Recordsure to Trial AI ComplianceTech

NatWest Links with Recordsure to Trial AI ComplianceTech NatWest has joined with Recordsure, deciding to trial AI technology to boost customer confidence and insure “best possible” information and advice. The partnership will allow NatWest to explore how Recordsure’s RegTech recording and analysis solution can be used to improve and monitor the quality of information and… Read More […]