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More Fintech Please: Lendio CEO Brock Blake Comments on Paycheck Protection Program Process

  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Act, has emerged as an exceptionally popular policy program by the US government in its efforts to support a faltering economy. In brief, the PPP provides a loan for 2.5X times monthly payroll for struggling… Read More

Go Digital Or Die: Capital Market Players Have A Known Answer Sheet

What happens when a business is forced to try something new amid a crisis? Usually a lot of pain and a lot of failed attempts. But today’s capital market players may have it easy. While major Wall Street banks and asset managers are being forced… Read More

Christian Faes Founder and Chairman of LendInvest Comments on UK Government Support of SMEs During COVID-19 Crisis

Christian Faes is the founder and Chairman of one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. While there may be better-known names in the Fintech world, LendInvest, a property finance platform, has emerged as a leader not only in the sector of finance it… Read More

A First Timers Guide to Down Rounds

  If your venture is confronting a down round, you should not wear it as a badge of shame. Even in normal times, few ventures make an uninterrupted march up and to the right on the valuation curve. More importantly, if you are doing a… Read More

JPMorgan Had a Legacy Platform to Replace. It Partnered with Taulia Instead: Report

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), the largest bank in the US, needed to deal with a legacy platform as it sought to better handle financing needs for corporate customers. The bank decided it was better to partner with a Fintech instead. According to a report in Bloomberg, JP… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

People’s Bank of China Held 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Work Virtual Conference On April 15th, the 2020 PBC Anti-Money Laundering Work Virtual Conference was held in Beijing. The conference fully recognized AML achievements made by the People’s Bank of China (PBC) in 2019, analyzing the current… Read More

Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya: VP and Head of Business Consulting at Finacle Explains How Fintech Firm Helps Businesses with Digital Transformation Processes

Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya, vice president and head of business consulting, cloud and blockchain efforts at Finacle, the developer of a financial software system used by large banks across the globe (serving over 1 billion people), recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Finacle… Read More

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerates Fintech Industry’s Transformation to the Cloud, According to Tim Carmody, CTO at IPC, a Network Solutions Provider for Financial Markets

Tim Carmody, the chief technology officer at IPC, a global provider of communications and networking solutions for the financial markets, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Carmody, who has several decades of experience in designing and leading complex technology solutions for the… Read More

Fortress Fintech? These Three Fintechs are Killing it Right Now

Earlier this week, Crowdfund Insider wrote about the challenges some Fintech lenders are encountering due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Online lenders in the SME, consumer, and real estate sector are seeing a shift in business as borrowers and investors back away in a market… Read More

How The Coronavirus May Cripple Venture Capital But Could be a Boon for Equity Crowdfunding

It’s no secret that there has always been a disconnect between the Venture Capital (VC) industry and the Startups that they fund. VCs are the embodiment of old school funding and their investments have, until recently, been the judge, jury, and executioner for countless innovation… Read More

Industry Chatter Indicates Many Online Lenders are Laying Off Employees, Some Fintechs May Never Recover

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the news that LendingClub (NYSE:LC), the largest Fintech consumer lender in the US, was furloughing and eliminating jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has apparently driven the elimination of 471 individual jobs. Shockingly, LendingClub’s President saw his position eliminated…. Read More

LendingClub Reduces Workforce as COVID-19 Crisis Hits Loan Originations, Company President Exits

In a somewhat shocking but not unexpected move, LendingClub (NYSE:LC) has announced a round of layoffs and furloughs today as the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the Fintech hard. In brief, loan originations for the mainly consumer lender, have tanked requiring the Fintech to reposition itself… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Delta Exchange Explains how the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Network has been Impacted Following the Recent Halving

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We recently caught up with Pankaj Balani, CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. The company aims to support the ongoing growth and development… Read More

SoFi Acquires 8 Securities in Hong Kong

  SoFi, one of the largest Fintechs in the US, has entered the Asian market with the acquisition of 8 Securities in Hong Kong. The acquisition follows another purchase by SoFi earlier this month when the Fintech acquired Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 billion in… Read More

UK Government Adds COVID-19 Program to Support Early Stage Ventures. Is it Enough?

In a widely anticipated move, HM Treasury announced a new package of bailout programs for early-stage ventures that did not qualify for programs initially set into place to support the COVID-19 battered economy. There have been profound concerns that younger, entrepreneurial firms that require ongoing… Read More

COVID-19: European Crowdfunding Network Survey of Platforms Indicates Negative Impact on Capital Inflow & Deals

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The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), the group that represents online capital formation platforms across Europe as well as the UK, has recently completed a survey of member platforms and several non-member platforms seeking to gain insight as to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Encourages Innovation of Exhibition Industry On April 13th, the General Office of the Ministry of Commerce issued a circular on work related to innovating exhibition service models and cultivating new momentum for the development of the exhibition industry. The circular proposes to support cross-city… Read More

Huge: Republic Acquires FIG Game Crowdfunding Platform

Republic, an offshoot of AngelList and sister company to CoinList, has acquired FIG – a securities crowdfunding platform in the gaming space. Details of the acquisition were not immediately available. Founded by Justin Bailey, Republic states that he will stay actively involved as a Fig… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes First Global Report on Alternative Finance: Over $300 Billion in Volume in 2018

Benchmarking Study Tallies $304.5 Billion in Alternative Finance Transaction Volumes During 2018 The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, has published the single most comprehensive report on the evolution of alternative finance. The benchmarking report provides… Read More

Canada: National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association Calls on Government to Do More with Fintechs to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact

The National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) has published an open letter demanding the Canadian government to engage and leverage Fintechs to help in the battler against the COVID-19 crisis. Addressed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with several of his Ministers,… Read More

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