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European Online Lender October Reports its Best Quarter Ever, Founder Olivier Goy Reveals that Many More SMEs are Being Supported

European online lender October reports its best quarter ever (during Q1 2021). Meilleur Q1 ever sur @October_EU : +126% en € versus 2020 et +181% en nombre de TPE & PME accompagnées (149 entreprises). Et un Q2 avec des innovations structurelles dès avril #staytuned 🇪🇺… Read More

Astorya, Search Engine for Insurance and Banking Tech, Reviews 10 Years of Insurtech in Europe

Astorya.io, which aims to serve as the search engine for Insurance and Banking technologies, has published a blog post, titled InsurTech Europe: 10 Years Of InsurTech In Europe Analyzed Through 800+ Startups (based on data from astorya.io). While discussing how InsurTech startups are gaining considerable… Read More

Fintech Lending: Smart Lenders Asset Management Reports Over $300 Million in AUM

Smart Lenders Asset Management, a Paris-based investment firm that specializes in managing loans originated from online lending platforms, is reporting over $300 million in Assets Under Management (AUM) in Moonstone Lending SICAV it manages. The SICAV is open to professional investors only. The Smart Lenders… Read More

European Online Lender October Reports 1,270 Initiatives Receiving Financing Totaling €535M, €283M Repaid to Lenders

European online lender October reveals that it works with firms from all industries so it can help them with financing the growth of their operations. The October team notes in a blog post that since 2016, they’ve been supporting companies and they offer them “the… Read More

French Fintech PayFit Secures €90 Million Through Series D Funding Round

  PayFit, a France-based fintech that specializes in payroll and HR, announced on Wednesday it secured 90 million through its Series D funding round which was led b y Eurazeo Growth, Large Venture, and BPI France with participation from Accel, Frst, and Xavier Niel. Launched… Read More

France-Based Digital Asset & Blockchain Application Solutions Provider Ledger Announces Enterprise Solutions Division For Institutions

    Ledger, a France-based provider of security and infrastructure solutions for digital assets and blockchain applications, announced on Tuesday the formation of Ledger Enterprise Solutions. According to Ledger, Ledger Enterprise Solutions is a new business unit dedicated to bringing Ledger’s digital asset custody and… Read More

France: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Comments on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

The French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) has distributed its position on the European Commission’s consultation on Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The AIFMD seeks to create a level playing field across Europe for Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) and is part of the overal… Read More

France: Micro-Lender Mansa Raises €6 Million in Equity

Mansa, a micro-lender based in France that targets the self-employed or gig-economy workers, has raised €6 million in equity in a Series A Funding The round brings its 12-month funding total to €20 million.  €12 million of the funding is reported to be for lending…. Read More

Électricité de France S.A. Joins Hedera Governing Council

Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-focused blockchain ecosystem, has announced that Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) has joined the Hedera Governing Council. EDF is a top global utility company with customers around the world. EDF is the 19th Council member, joining a growing network global enterprises and… Read More

French Insurtech Zelros Raises $11 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By BGV

  Zelros, a French insurtech platform, announced earlier this week it secured $11 million through its Serie A funding round, which was led by BGV with participation from ISAI Cap Venture, and Plug and Play. The investment round brings the company’s funding to $16.5 million…. Read More

New Record for Lenders on October Platform: 5,672 Private Investors from France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands lent to Sandaya Initiative

Camille David from European online lender October reveals that 5,672 private investors from all across Europe have reportedly financed the Sandaya project via the October platform – which is notably a new record. Claire Juliard, who leads October Connect, confirmed that this is in fact… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Deposit Solutions Partners Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance to Offer Savings Products in Germany

Deposit Solutions has teamed up with Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance in order to enable the French bank with providing various savings products in Germany, beginning with fixed-term deposits provided via the ZINSPILOT portal. Through the partnership, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance will be able to use… Read More

Venture Capital Funding Secured by UK Firms Reached Highest Level During Q4 2020: Report

The total value of venture capital secured by UK-based firms surged to the highest level in Q4 2020 according to estimates from Refinitiv Deals Intelligence. UK firms secured £2.4 billion in capital from 137 different deals during the last three months of 2020, which is… Read More

SME Lender October Confirms that French Government has Extended State-Guaranteed Loans Program to June 2021

European online lender October notes that in March 2020, the French State had announced a package of €300 billion in State-guaranteed loans (PGE) in order to support small and medium-sized enterprises during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the amendment voted on in April 2020, lending marketplaces… Read More

European Online Lender October Makes it on French Tech Next40 Ranking 2021 which lists Most Promising Startups and Unicorns

European online lender October notes that on February 8, 2020, they got a very good surprise when they found out that they had been ranked in the French Tech Next40 2021 ranking. October had also been recognized for its services in 2020, but claims it… Read More

French B2B Payments Specialist Libeo Raises €20 Million Through Series A Funding Round

  Libeo, a France-based fintech that simplifies the management and payment of supplier invoices for SMEs, announced on Thursday it secured €20 million through its Series A raise with the partners of DST Global, Serena, Breega, and LocalGlobe. Founded in 2019, Libeo claims to be… Read More

Insurtech Lemonade, Powered by AI and Behavioral Economics, Selects Bestow Life Insurance Platform

Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), a fast-growing Insurtech that emerged as one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2020 (and recently launched life insurance), has teamed up with Bestow, a “full-stack” life insurance firm. Powered by Bestow’s Protect API, Lemonade clients may apply for “instant,” and… Read More

France: AMF Chairman Embraces EC Move to Regulate Crypto Assets, “Potential gains to be expected from DLT can be significant”

Speaking about the ongoing digital transformation of financial services the Chairman of the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), Robert Ophèle, commented on the emergence of crypto assets (digital assets) for both non-securities and securities. Ophèle first noted the ongoing COVID health crisis has helped… Read More

Remote Working: Paris based Société Générale to Allow Employees to Work from Home for Up to 2 Days a Week

Paris-based Société Générale S.A. (GLE.PA), a French multinational investment bank and financial services company with around €1.3 trillion in assets, has decided to allow its workers to work from home for up to two days every week. Société Générale’s management reportedly reached an agreement with… Read More

European Online Lending Platform October Warns Financial Crimes are on the Rise following COVID Outbreak including Money Mules

European online lender October recently alerted consumers about the money muling fraud. The company explained what usually takes place when bad actors carry out these fraudulent activities and shares tips to avoid getting scammed. October notes that if you’re being offered “opportunities” to make easy… Read More

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