Crowdfunding


Fintech funding round-up: 28 November 2017

No slowing down when it comes to the fintech funding action and this week we’ve got three of the latest stories for another ever-informative round-up. Featuring MoneyMe, TreasuryXpress and Chip.

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

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 […]

Payments firm Tilt wilts

Following Airbnb’s acquisition of crowdfunding and social payments start-up Tilt in February, it is now being wound down. Tilt (formerly Crowdtilt) was built with the aim to allow groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money online. It was founded five years ago with high hopes. Its co-founder and CEO James Beshara said at […]

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).

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 […]