Crowdfunding platform OurCrowd moves into Spain


Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has furthered its global expansion by opening an office in Spain, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). The company’s founder and CEO Jon Medved has identified Spain and the Iberian region as one of OurCrowd’s “priority markets” since Madrid is in the heart of Europe and a gateway […]

Banking Technology September 2017 issue out now

Banking Technology September 2017

Welcome to fintech central! Good service operating on all lines. The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Fidor adds a touch of Nutmeg to banking with Seedrs


Seedrs will be the sole equity finance provider in a new partnership with challenger bank Fidor, as they look to offer alternative investment including equity crowdfunding. This partnership will give Fidor’s UK commercial customers a suite of investment products through FinanceBay, Fidor’s fintech marketplace, including access to various firms in the UK. Among the companies […]

ZrCoin crowdfunds first ever commodities option on blockchain


A new initiative will hold an initial coin offering (ICO) for the production of an industrial material using green technologies – creating the “first” commodity-backed cryptographic token in the process. Called ZrCoin, this will be a derivative – and with the option to buy an equivalent amount of synthetic Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2). The latter may […]

Dubai ponders regulatory framework for loan-based crowdfunding platforms


The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has issued a consultation paper, “Crowdfunding: SME Financing Through Lending”. The paper proposes a regulatory framework for anyone looking to operate a loan-based crowdfunding platform in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Fintech funding round-up: 24 November 2016

Good ideas can bring good money

Let’s put the fun in funding by keeping it mercifully brief. Money seekers are PayKey, Euklid and Flender.

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority calls for crowdfunding feedback


The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking for input on its post-implementation review of crowdfunding rules. In its 31-page paper the FCA sets out some of the recent developments across the crowdfunding sector and a number of concerns it has identified. The FCA wants to get feedback from all interested parties relating to the […]

Crowdfunding and investment round-up: 13 May 2016


With news on crowdfunding and investment appearing with relentless regularity, here’s a round-up of key events to save you time. UK challenger bank Tandem has now revealed the money it’s raised and its valuation – all in preparation for a crowdfunding campaign that starts on 20 May. Money raised comes to £22 million and it […]

Nordea to launch crowdfunding service in Finland


Nordea says it will be the “first” bank in Finland to offer its customers an equity-based crowdfunding service. It has developed an online crowdfunding platform that will match entrepreneurs seeking financing with investors; and will be linked to a book-entry system. The service will be launched in the next few months. The bank says the […]