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Lendy Expands: Appoints Three New Senior Hires to Team

Lendy Expands: Appoints Three New Senior Hires to Team Peer-to-peer lending platform Lendy recently announced it has appointed three new senior hires to its growing team. Shane Lewin was named compliance officer, while Shaun Reynolds was appointed development finance support manager, and Pamela Guillamon was appointed international marketing manager. According to Lendy, Lewin previously… Read […]

Is Crowdfunding to Blame for the Decline of IPOs?

Is Crowdfunding to Blame for the Decline of IPOs?     In a recent article published in the Hastings Law Journal (embedded below), Duke University School of Law Associate Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay discusses the relationship between the recent decline of IPOs and the deregulation of private capital. Professor Fontenay also spoke at the… Read […]

EY Fintech Adoption Index: China Leads the Pack. USA is Just Average

EY Fintech Adoption Index: China Leads the Pack. USA is Just Average Here is another document that points to China’s size, dominance and creativity when it comes to financial innovation.  EY has published the “Fintech Adoption Index 2017” that grades the various markets where EY operates so just about most of the developed world. When […]

Fintech Collaboration: Japan & Australian Create Cooperation Framework

Fintech Collaboration: Japan & Australian Create Cooperation Framework The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) have announced a framework for co-operation to promote Fintech innovation in Japan and Australia. A formal “Exchange of Letters” ceremony between Australian Ambassador to Japan, the Hon Richard Court AC and State Minister… Read More […]

Online Mortgage Lender Sindeo Shuts Down

Online Mortgage Lender Sindeo Shuts Down Launched in 2013, Sindeo opened up offices in San Francisco “to revolutionize the way people plan, shop and secure a mortgage.” Founded by CEO Nick Stamos and Ori Zohar, Sindeo quickly raised funding to fuel sector growth for their online lending platform including a $5… Read More The post […]

Startupbootcamp Mumbai Selects Inaugural Class of Fintechs

Startupbootcamp Mumbai Selects Inaugural Class of Fintechs One of the world’s leading accelerators for Fintech Startups, Starupbootcamps, announced their first round of companies that will join their inaugural program in Mumbai, India. These startups beat out nearly 300 other companies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Since its launch in… Read More The […]

WiseAlpha Set to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.1 Million in Funding

WiseAlpha Set to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.1 Million in Funding WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.1 million secured from nearly 1,000 investors. As previously reported, WiseAlpha’s online […]

Indonesian P2P Fintech Startup Modalku Becomes Fully Registered With the OJK

Indonesian P2P Fintech Startup Modalku Becomes Fully Registered With the OJK Modalku, an Indonesia-based peer-to-peer lending fintech startup, announced this week it is now fully registered with the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK). Founded in 2016, Modalku describes itself as an online marketplace for small businesses to acquire loans and for lenders to fund small business loans […]