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European P2P Lender Bondora Reports Solid 17.4% Return Rate for Second Consecutive Month

European peer to peer lending platform Bondora confirmed in a blog post on March 19, 2020, that its performance remained steady during the month of February 2021. While commenting on its annual performance, Bondora notes that the return rate remained steady at 17.4% for the… Read More

Finland’s Payment Services Provider Enfuce Secures €7M via Series B from Tencent, Maki.vc

Finland’s payment services provider Enfuce has secured €7 million in capital through a Series-B funding round. Enfuce has received €5 million in funding from Tencent. Another €2 million that was part of the investment round came from previous investor Maki. Prior investment has been supported… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Nearly 1M Active LocalBitcoins Users in Q4 2020, while P2P Competitor Paxful Reports Steady BTC Trading Growth

Finland’s peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, LocalBitcoins says that 2020 was an “extraordinary” year and during the past quarter (Q4 2020), the BTC price reached its all-time high and has continued to surge this year. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading at just over $38,000 at… Read More

Finnish Proptech CHAOS Raises €1.5 Million Through New Investment Round Led By Swedish Investment Firm Nidoco

CHAOS, a Finland-based proptech startup, recently raised €1.5 million through its latest investment round. According to CHAOS, the round was led by Swedish investment firm Nidoco, with participation from  Kai Keituri, Tapio Heikkilä, and Stefan Lindberg (林渤方). Founded in 2017, CHAOS describes itself as an urban forecasting… Read More

P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange LocalBitcoins Explains how to Generate Substantial Income during Crypto Bull Market

The team at LocalBitcoins, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, recently shared ways to generate passive income with their affiliate program. LocalBitcoins claims that the Bitcoin (BTC) bull market is now definitely here and 2021 is on track to “become a great year” for the… Read More

EstateGuru Reveals it Closed 2020 with Solid Results During December with Platform Investors Financing €18.3M in Loans

EstateGuru, an Estonia-based peer to peer lender facilitating secured loans, has revealed that it closed 2020 with solid results and performance in December during which the platform’s investors financed a total of €18.3 million worth of loans. EstateGuru confirmed in its loan portfolio overview for… Read More

Nearly €400M Invested via European P2P Lending Platform Bondora, with Almost €50M in Returns Paid to Investors in Past 12 Years: Report

Bondora, a European peer to peer (P2P) lending platform, acknowledges that 2020 was a “rollercoaster ride,” but they’re pleased to confirm that they ended the year off “on a high.” Bondora recently revealed that its December 2o20 investments reached €7,043,525.00— which was reportedly the 4th… Read More

Finnest, Part of the Invesdor Group, Says 2020 Was a Good Year for Crowd Investing

Finnest, part of the Invesdor Group, says 2020 was a good year in spight of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Based in Austria, Finnest says some forms of financing were able to show their strengths during this period, including crowdinvesting from specialists in digital financing… Read More

Bitcoin Analyst Discusses the Pros and Cons of Peer to Peer Cryptocurrency Trading on Platforms like LocalBitcoins

LocalBitcoins, one of the oldest and most widely-used Bitcoin (BTC) services, reveals that most of its customers are based in developing countries. These are places (such as Argentina and Venezuela) where Bitcoin is needed badly as a store of value because local fiat currencies have… Read More

Invesdor Reports €25.9 Million in Investments for 2020

Invesdor, first launched as a Nordic securities crowdfunding platform, is reporting 2020 numbers of €25.9 million in funding for the year from 6100 individual transactions. In mid-2019, Invesdor completed a merger with online debt platform Finnest – a Fintech based in Austria. The combination of… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Bondora Reports that Returns Were Higher Across the Board in November Compared to October 2020

Peer to peer lending platform Bondora notes in an update post on December 17, 2020 that the normal trend for portfolio returns is to decline over a period of time as more origination payments are missed slightly. But in November 2020, Bondora portfolio returns were… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports that Russia, Venezuela, Colombia are Among its Main Markets with Most BTC Trading Activity

LocalBitcoins, a global peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that its platform allows users to invest in BTC which is notably one of the best-performing assets of 2020. The LocalBitcoins team confirms in a blog post: “According to our data, our main markets are… Read More

European Payments & Transactional Services Firm Worldline Announces New Collaboration With Finnish Fintech  P3 Financial Group

Worldline, (Euronext: WLN) a European payments and transactional services firm, announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with Finland-based fintech P3 Financial Group. According to Worldline, the duo will make P3’s Payment System as a Service (PSAAS) operational in a total of 13… Read More

Finnish Fintech ReceiptHero Secures €2 Million Through Seed Round Led By Lifeline Ventures, Superhero Capital & Vidici Ventures

  ReceiptHero, a Finnish fintech, announced on Thursday it secured €2 million through its latest seed round, which was led by Lifeline Ventures, Superhero Capital, and Vidici Ventures Founded in 2018, ReceiptHero describes itself as an open digital receipt system that sends digital receipts from… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Bondora Re-introduces Loan Originations in Finland after Suspending them Earlier following COVID Outbreak

Peer to peer lending platform Bondora notes that getting rich or financially secure might be a goal for everyone, but asks whether your bank account savings can help you achieve your financial goals. Bondora, which claims that over 143,000 individuals have invested more than €391M… Read More

Medtech Firm Raises €2 Million in 30 Hours on Invesdor

Injeq, a Medtech firm based in Finland, has quickly raised €2 million on Invesdor, according to an email from the platform. Invesdor reports that during the private portion of the securities offering, Injeq raised €1.5 million in just a day. The next day, Injeq opened… Read More

EstateGuru Reports Over 1 Million Investments, Monthly Loan Volume Surpasses €10 million

EstateGuru, a crowdfunding marketplace for property-backed loans, is reporting that it has topped one million investments since platform launch in 2014. EstateGuru added that during August and September loan volumes surpassed €10 million each month. A strong and fast recovery from the COVID-crisis in Spring… Read More

Invesdor Launches Updated Website, Looks to Target DACH Countries

Invesdor, an investment crowdfunding platform based in Finland, has relaunched its website and branding. In recent months, Invesdor has had a change in leadership as founder Lasse Mäkelä stepped down as CEO to be replaced by Günther Lindenlaub. Invesdor completed a significant merger with debt-based… Read More

World’s “Smartest” Cities: Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich, According to Smart City Index Report for 2020

Singapore, Helsinki (in Finland) and Zurich (in Switzerland) have been named as the world’s “smartest” cities during this year. They’ve managed to outperform other major European and global financial hubs, according to the Smart City Index Report for 2020. Geneva is another Swiss city that… Read More

BBVA owned Finnish Fintech Holvi to Exit UK Market Only 6 Months After Launch due to Brexit, COVID-19 Challenges

BBVA-backed Fintech firm Holvi, which provides bank accounts to sole traders and SMBs, is reportedly preparing to exit the UK market only six months after establishing operations inthe country. Holvi’s management noted that Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak has made it challenging to maintain its… Read More

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