Tagged: covid-19

Open Banking Platform Yapily Partners Fintech Firm Ordo to Launch Neighbour2Neighbour Project to Help COVID-19 Volunteers

UK-based Yapily, an established enterprise connectivity platform, has confirmed that it will be teaming up with Fintech firm Ordo, in order to launch a new payments service. The payments platform was officially launched last month. It allows users to issue invoices in a  simple, quick… Read More

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Reports “Tremendous Adoption” of Fintech and Virtual Payments Due to COVID-19

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of digital payments, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RazorPay notes in its recent report that only a month into the nationwide lockdown in India, there has been a noticeable shift… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

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

Federal Reserve Boosts Main Street Lending Program in Ongoing Battle with COVID-19 Devastated Economy

The Federal Reserve Board has announced it is expanding the scope and eligibility for the Main Street Lending Program. The Federal Reserve developed the Main Street Lending Program to help credit flow to SMEs that were in sound financial condition before the pandemic but have… Read More

Over £4.1 Billion Has Been Distributed to UK Businesses Under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

UK Finance has posted its weekly update as to the amount and number of loans distributed to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the data, £4.157 billion has been approved under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) for 25,262 loans. 52,807 applications… Read More

Fintech Australia Posts Recommendations on Post COVID-19 Response to Support Financial Innovation

At the end of last month, the Australian Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology submitted a request for input as to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Fintech sector. The committee said that it is “keenly aware” to the impact… Read More

The Case for Digital Banking Services in Malaysia, and Globally, has Become Stronger Due to COVID-19: Report

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has created major social-economic challenges for individuals and businesses throughout the world. The pandemic has led to an increase in the use of Fintech-focused services, which has helped some companies generate more revenue during these difficult times. However, the crisis has… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Grupeer Says it May Take Up to 2 Years to Stabilize After COVID-19 Pandemic

  Earlier this month, Latvia-based peer to peer lender Grupeer announced it was pausing operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post, Grupeer founder Alla Kiska stated said that the Coronavirus had compelled the platform to halt operations as before and told investors… Read More

Modeled After Operation Cryptosweep, NASAA Forms COVID-19 Fraud Task Force

  The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has created a new task force to address nefarious attempts of fraud leveraging the Coronavirus pandemic. The NASAA COVID-19 Enforcement Task Force is modeled after the “successful” Operation Cryptosweep that targeted digital asset scams and frauds. Christopher… Read More

SBA Has Lent $48.5 Billion in First 24 Hours of Round Two of Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has processed $48.5 billion in the first 24 hours of the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The SBA lending platform has struggled to maintain pace of the demand and crashed during the early hours as banks and… Read More

Lendio Joins Forces With Mindbody to Expedite COVID-19 Relief Funding to Small Business Customers

Online lending platform Lendio announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with wellness industry technology platform, Mindbody, to expedite relief funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to small businesses that are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lendio, Mindbody’s software solution links hundreds… 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

Decentralized Cloud Network Storj to Offer Five Pentabytes of Data Storage to Organizations Conducting Research Related to Fighting COVID-19

Storj, a decentralized data storage network, has introduced a program that offers free cloud storage space to organizations taking part in Coronavirus (COVID-19) research. Storj’s program has been launched after contributions were made by blockchain industry participants toward the decentralized scientific research network, Folding@Home. The… Read More

Digital Banking: Argentinians are Increasingly Using Online and Mobile-based Apps for Everyday Transactions Due to COVID-19

In the South American country of Argentina, where most people prefer to make cash payments, a strict nationwide lockdown (due to COVID-19) has forced local consumers into considering digital banking and online payments options. Before the Coronavirus-related lockdown went into effect on March 20, 2020,… Read More

What Pandemic? Wefunder Says Little Impact from COVID-19

Wefunder, a FINRA regulated funding portal, continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic in stride, according to a series of tweets fromr the company and its representatives. In fact, the company reports “relatively little impact” from the virus while simultaneously reporting 20 different campaigns are finishing… Read More

SoFi’s Lantern Paycheck Protection Program Offering Sees 43% of Applicants Matched With Network of Lenders & 24% Receive Approve From SBA

Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Monday it has helped funnel more than $75 million in loan applications to lenders for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) established by the CARES Act, through its extensive network of lenders and Lantern, the product comparison site operated by SoFi…. Read More

Swiss Crypto Valley Association Requests CHF 100 Million in Relief Funding from Government to Cope with Economic Challenges Due to COVID-19

  The Swiss Crypto Valley Association, a Fintech and blockchain-focused organization based in a region located near Zurich, is reportedly asking Switzerland’s government to provide CHF 100 million (appr. $102.7 million) in relief funding. This fund, if approved, would help with bailing out crypto and… Read More

Credibly Named Approved Lender For Paycheck Protection Program

Credibly, a small and medium-sized business lending platform, announced on Friday it has been named an Approved Lender for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As previously reported the U.S. Senate passed $484 billion in new pandemic relief funds to provide additional funding to the PPP… Read More

India-based Datacultr, a Platform Allowing Consumer Lending Firms to Reduce Risks, to Help Businesses Work Securely During COVID-19 Crisis

India-based Datacultr, a platform as a service provider that allows consumer lending firms to significantly reduce their risk on “new to credit”​ customers, confirmed that it will be enabling banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and other financial service providers to lend securely while reducing risk… Read More

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