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Latest Glitch for ECB Payment System Suggest Program Well Off Target

A glitch in the European Central Bank’s payment system left several Eurozone commercial and central banks far off target Monday afternoon. It is the latest in a long run of issues plaguing the program. The Target system, which is supposed to connect commercial and central… Read More

Netherlands based ABN Amro to Offer Sustainability Discount on Mortgage Interest Rates for Energy-Efficient Homes

ABN Amro (AMS: ABN), a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam and currently the third-largest bank in the Netherlands, will be offering clients a sustainability discount on mortgage interest rates for energy-efficient homes. ABN Amro‘s management noted that they will be using the EU’s Energy Label… Read More

Cyprus Regulated Digital Assets Hedge Fund ARK36 Hires Loukas Lagoudis as Exec Director

Cyprus-regulated digital assets hedge fund ARK36 announced that it is appointing Loukas Lagoudis to serve as Executive Director and Socrates Minas as Investor Relations Manager in order to strengthen its Cyprus investment division. According to a note shared with Crowdfund Insider, Loukas Lagoudis will be… Read More

European Government Funds May Get Distributed by European Crowdfunding Platforms

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Recently, a report was published regarding the European Commission distributing European (ESIF) funds through European crowdfunding platforms. Obviously, if this occurs it will be a boon for both platforms and issuers. The report was written by Karsten Wenzlaff, Ana Odorovic and Ronald Kleverlaan, along with consulting… Read More

Global Reinsurance Firm PartnerRe Adopts Digital Solution from iPipeline to Expand International Protection Portfolio

iPipeline, a provider of low code / no code content-enabled digital solutions and services to the financial services sector, reveals that global reinsurance company, PartnerRe, has decided to adopt the iPipeline’s SSG Digital® Platform in order to expand its international protection portfolio. As mentioned in… Read More

Europe: Savings Interest Rates Hit Record Lows According to ECB Data

Savings interest rates have hit record lows says Raisin citing ECB data. According to the ECB, retail interest rates in the eurozone have dropped to 0.16% on average, the lowest average interest rate on record.  If you are a corporation, things get worse as businesses… Read More

The European Union Tightens its Regulatory Grip on Illicit Transactions but Will Money Laundering Continue to Thrive?

Yesterday, the European Commission announced an update to the European Union’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. Part of the update is a requirement that anonymous crypto asset wallets will be prohibited. Additionally, the Commission is creating a new  EU AML Authority (AMLA)…. Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Secures Visa Ready Certification, which Helps Clients Access Seamless Digital Payments Solutions

UK-based Fintech firm Modulr reveals that they’ve managed to secure their Visa Ready certification, which supports customers in selecting the “best of breed payment solutions” that meet Visa’s international standards. As noted in an update from Modulr, the extended collaboration with Visa will help with… Read More

European Union Creates New EU Authority to Fight Money Laundering: No More Anonymous Crypto Transactions

The European Commission has updated the European Union’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing (AML/CFT) rules. Included in the new policy is a requirement that anonymous crypto asset wallets will be prohibited. Along with the new policy on AML/CFT is the creation of a new… Read More

European Firms to Use Bank Data to Foster Sustainable Corporate Activity

Two European technology firms are teaming up to help companies understand how much impact individual decisions have on the environment. DirectID assesses credit risk through the application of real-time bank data and can identify issues related to affordability, income, account verification, emerging financial distress and… Read More

European Committee of the Regions Backs Tougher Digital Regulation

A group of local and regional representatives has thrown its support behind the European Union’s stance on regulating digital markets. During the June plenary session, the European Committee of the Regions (ECR) adopted an opinion supporting the European Commission’s intention to provide tougher regulation of… Read More

BIS Says Volatile Cryptos like Bitcoin Failed as Payment Method, but Stablecoins, CBDCs May be Effective for Transactions

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a global financial institution that’s owned by reserve banks and aims to “foster international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” notes that advancements in technology, along with rising demand for digital payment methods… Read More

Estonia based Digital Asset Investment App Change Acquires $4.5M in Capital from 50 Private Investors

Digital asset investing app provider Change has acquired $4.5 million in capital from 50 private investors at a $214 million valuation. The funds were secured through crowdfunding. Change is reportedly backed by more than 7,000 private investors. The crypto investment app developer says it will… Read More

Volante Technologies and SIA to Support Instant Cloud-powered Payments Across Europe

Volante Technologies, an established provider of Cloud-based payments and financial messaging, and SIA, a European hi-tech firm focused on payment services and infrastructures  (controlled by CDP Equity), have teamed up to enable banking institutions, financial service providers to gain access to instant payments. This should… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Report on Data Provided by PSPs on SCA Compliance Readiness

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, released a report, earlier this week, on the data offered by payment service providers (PSPs) on their readiness to apply strong customer authentication (SCA) for the set of payment… Read More

Netherlands: Dutch Approach to Crowdfunding May Compel Platforms to Operate Elsewhere in the EU

Last year, the European Union agreed upon pan-European crowdfunding rules designed to harmonize the environment for online securities offerings across all member states. Currently, each member state handles online capital formation in a different manner, regulated by national authorities thus undermining the potential for cross-border… Read More

European Securities and Markets Authority: Deadline for Comments on European Crowdfunding Service Providers Consultation Due this Week

This past February, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced a consultation on technical standards for the Europea Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation (ECSPR). The move was part of the European Union’s announced harmonization of investment crowdfunding rules. For years, industry insiders and advocacy groups,… Read More

Germany: Crowdfunding Industry Criticizes Challenging Regulatory Approach by German Policymakers in Advance of Pan-European Rules

The German Bundestag recently reviewed legislation that will implement the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime Regulation (ECSP). According to industry participants, the German rules may fundamentally undermine online capital formation in the country just as the European Union is poised to boost the industry with… Read More

London Regtech ComplyAdvantage Releases Report Noting that Firms Update Risk Enterprise-Wide Assessments to Account for Digitization Trends

London-based ComplyAdvantage, a company that offers real-time financial crime insight that “puts you in control,” notes that the European Union has introduced a strategy to deal with  organized and financial crime and the US recently imposed new sanctions on Russia. While sharing recent financial crime… Read More

London based Fintech Tide Reveals that UK Remains Popular Destination for EU Company Founders

The United Kingdom remains a popular destination for EU-based company founders, according to a blog post recently published by UK-based challenger bank Tide. Brexit might have “severed” the UK’s political ties to the continent, however, it does not appear to have negatively impacted the UK’s… Read More

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