Alternative Finance

Fintech Curve launches numberless cards for investors

Curve, the banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and app, has become one of the first companies in Europe to provision numberless cards. Investors from Curve’s record breaking crowdfunding round will be amongst the first in Europe to benefit from the innovative technology when they receive their card in the coming weeks. Read more »

Smartlands Launches Private Stage of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Seedrs; Early Birds to Receive Exclusive Golden Smartee Co-Owner Payment Card

Global blockchain-based investment and digital banking ecosystem Smartlands, has today launched a funding round on Seedrs to sell 2.53% of equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £15,400,000.  Currently in private mode, early investors in the campaign will get priority access to this investment opportunity and receive a unique golden Smartee co-owner payment card - a Smartlands-powered digital banking-like service that will offer exciting... more Read more »

iwoca announces OpenLending which aims to serve 2 million SMEs by 2023 in fintech first

Iwoca, one of Europe’s largest business lenders has today announced OpenLending, the new platform that – for the first time – can unify fintechs and banks to extend iwoca’s lending capabilities to over two million UK businesses. Read more »

Robocash Group Wins the Microfinance Company of the Year Award in Russia

Last Friday, an affiliated lending company of the fintech holding Robocash Group - MFC Zaymer - won the title of “The Microfinance Company of the Year" in Russia. As noticed, in 2019, the company showed the best performance in the segment by the three criteria: stability, dynamic development and innovativeness.   Read more »

Coronavirus epidemic has not affected portfolios of P2P investors

While financial markets are experiencing instability due to the coronavirus epidemic, it seems that European P2P investors have not been affected by the situation. According to a poll of the P2P platform Robo.cash, 76.4% of them continue investing as before, without making any changes to their portfolios.   Read more »

Leading peer to peer lender celebrates £1bn milestone with 1% cashback offer for investors

Assetz Capital, one of the UK’s most impactful business lenders, has surpassed the £1bn mark for lending to SMEs and housebuilders across the UK, just seven years from being set up in 2013. Read more »

Washington Trust Bank Expands Partnership to Baker Hill NextGen

Baker Hill, the leading financial technology provider in delivering solutions for common loan origination, risk and relationship management, CECL, and smart data analytics, today announces a renewed partnership with Washington Trust Bank. Washington Trust Bank will be migrating to Baker Hill NextGen®, Baker Hill’s unified solution that streamlines loan origination and portfolio risk management for commercial, small business and consumer lending.  Read more »

Robo.cash attracts 10,000 investors

In February, the number of registered investors on the European P2P platform Robo.cash reached 10,000. Remarkably, last year the geographical distribution of its users changed significantly, due to a large influx of investors from Bulgaria, Spain, Italy and Portugal. Read more »

Smartlands to Revise and Expand Legal Framework, Base Future Projects on Liechtenstein Law

Smartlands, the next-generation blockchain-based global investment and digital banking ecosystem, will be expanding its legal framework in order to create a broader set of options for high-net-worth individuals. As it was announced in the beginning of 2020, Smartlands will align itself primarily with the interests of high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and institutional investors. Read more »

State Street Announces New Partnership With iCapital Network

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) today announced it has entered into a new partnership with iCapital Network[1], the financial technology platform setting the industry standard for delivering access and efficiency in alternative investing. Read more »

Robo.cash doubles funding volumes in 2019

The fully automated P2P lending platform Robo.cash has summed up the results of its operation in the previous year. For the whole time, the platform has financed €140 million of loans. Out of them, €80 million were funded in 2019. Compared to 2018, it was a double increase in the financing volumes on Robo.cash.     Read more »

Robo.cash suspends investment into the loans of Robocash Finance Corp.

Securities and Exchange Commission in Philippines (SEC) has issued a press release that it has stripped Robocash Finance Corp.’s (Company) authority to operate as a financing company for running several branches without the necessary license. The Corporate Governance and Finance Department (CGFD) of the SEC issued the order of revocation on 12 December 2019 after establishing that Robocash violated the Implementing Rules and Regulations of... more Read more »

Robocash attracts European P2P investments for Singapore

The fintech holding Robocash Group has just integrated its in-house P2P lending platform Robo.cash in Europe with its Singaporean company Robocash PTE. LTD. The latter will provide the European P2P investors with an opportunity to invest in the business development of the group in Southeast Asia. Moreover, this is the first opportunity in Europe to invest in Singapore through a P2P lending platform.   Read more »

5 ways that digital technology can help small businesses

5 ways that digital technology can help small businesses Technology is growing fast and ever-changing. Processes are becoming more efficient and many companies are reaping the rewards through increased efficiency and better system monitoring. It is not just large businesses that can benefit. Here are 5 ways in which digital technology can help small businesses. Time tracking Read more »

Investors’ confidence in P2P lending is growing in Europe

According to a survey by the platform Robo.cash, 64.9% of the European P2P investors have full confidence in P2P lending. Remarkably, 52.3% of respondents mentioned that P2P loans take a considerable share of their investment portfolio - over 25%.   Read more »

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