Tagged: ireland

Cross-Border Savings and Investment Marketplace Raisin Surpasses €20 Billion in Deposits

Berlin-headquartered Raisin, a cross-border savings and investment marketplace, has confirmed the strategic placement of more than €20 billion with banks based in 25 different countries. Raisin’s management noted that it’s currently managing an investment volume of more than €500 million.  Raisin also announced that it… Read More

Ireland-Based Financial Automation & Data Intelligence Solutions Provider Glantus Announces Acquisition of Vendor Credit Recovery Services JPD Financial

Glantus a global provider of financial automation and data intelligence solutions, announced on Monday it has acquired JPD Financial, a Vendor Credit Recovery services provider. According to Glantus, the acquisition will bring new levels of automation and AI to credit recovery and financial processing offered… Read More

Bad Day: Drug Dealer Loses £46 Million in Bitcoin When Landlord Sends Contents of Flat to the Dump

An Irish drug dealer arrested with €2000 worth of Cannabis in his car has apparently lost £46 million in Bitcoin after being sentenced to 5 years in the slammer. Pretty bloody stupid if the story is accurate. According to the Guardian, the perp in question,… Read More

Irish Fintech Fenergo Raises $80 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By ABN AMRO Ventures & DXC Technology

Ireland-based fintech company Fenergo announced on Wednesday it secured $80 through its latest investment round, which was led by ABN AMRO Ventures and DXC Technology. Founded in 2009, Fenergo describes itself as a digital enabler of client and regulatory technology for financial services. The company… Read More

Payoneer Secures E-Money License from Central Bank of Ireland & Opens New Office in Dublin

Digital payments company Payoneer announced on Wednesday it not only opened a new office Dublin, it has also been authorized as an Electronic Money (e-money) institution by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). Payoneer claims its the twelfth company to be granted the license. Founded… Read More

Dublin City University Partner With FutureLearn to Launch Online Fintech Course

Dublin City University announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with online learning platform FutureLearn to launch a new online accredit short course on fintech. The University revealed that the online course was developed by its business school and it is aimed at professionals who… Read More

Regtech: Dublin’s Regulatory Planning Firm Corlytics Set to Acquire €10 Million in Investments by End of Q1 2020

Dublin-headquartered regulatory planning firm Corlytics is reportedly set to book a €10 million capital injection by the end of Q1 2020. This, after the firm has recorded its most successful financial year. The trained artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform for regulation leverages human expertise and combines… Read More

San Francisco-based Crypto Exchange Coinbase to Expand Custody Services by Establishing Offices in Dublin

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase is reportedly expanding its institutional custody business through the establishment of a new office in Ireland, the company confirmed on January 29. Coinbase first introduced Coinbase Custody in 2017, in order to better serve its institutional clients, which include major… Read More

Ireland: Linked Finance Now Offers 5 Year Unsecured Business Loans

Linked Finance, a peer-to-peer lending platform based in Ireland, has launched five-year unsecured business loans for Irish SMEs, according to a company release. Linked Finance will now offer unsecured loans of up to €300,000 to Irish companies “with more complex funding requirements.” The company describes… Read More

Report: Irish Consumers Still Don’t Trust New Technology, Including Digital Challenger Banks

Offering more mobility and quicker financial services, challenger banks appear to be destined for success, however, the Irish consumers’ trust in new technology seems to be a major challenge to mass adoption. This, according to Fujitsu’s latest “From Demanding to Discerning: Tech and the New… Read More

Coinbase Receives E-Money License in Ireland, Company Is Expanding European Operations

San Francisco-headquartered crypto exchange Coinbase is expanding its operations in Europe with an e-money license granted by Ireland’s central bank. On October 11, Zeeshan Feroz, CEO of Coinbase’s UK division, revealed that the digital asset trading platform had become “one of just a few companies”… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Linked Finance Announces “Beyond Brexit” Loan for Irish SMEs

Linked Finance is announcing a new product as the deadline for a Brexit deal nears. The Ireland based peer to peer lending platform has launched new “Beyond Brexit” loans for Irish SMEs. The new loans are said to provide working capital to Irish businesses preparing… Read More

Raisin Announces Launch in Ireland

Cross-border savings and investments marketplace Raisin announced on Tuesday it has launched its services in Ireland. The platform claims that it launches with the “best-in-market” interest rates on most term deposits, finally propelling Ireland out of the last place on Europe’s retail interest rate ranking…. Read More

P2P Lender Initiative Ireland Appoints Aisling Healey as Director of Finance & Treasury

Peer to peer lender Initiative Ireland has announced the appointment of Aisling Healey, as the company’s new Director of Finance & Treasury. Healy is said to bring over 30 years’ experience in financial management to the role. She will be responsible for all aspects of… Read More

Dublin-Registered Crypto Exchange Bitsane Vanishes with User Funds

Bitsane, a Dublin-based cryptocurrency exchange with 246 000 registered users, went suddenly offline last week, and users say they cannot access funds they were keeping on the exchange. “I was trying to transfer XRP out to bitcoin or cash or anything, and it kept saying… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Linked Finance Tops €100 Million in Lending

Linked Finance, an Ireland based peer to peer lender serving SMEs, has topped €100 million in lending, according to a note from the company. Management states that this milestone indicates that P2P lending is a proven funding option which is being recognized by Irish SMEs…. Read More

Payments Provider TransferMate Receives Regulatory Approval in Singapore

TransferMate, a cross-border B2B payments providers, has secured its first regulatory approval in Asia with a payments license in Singapore. TransferMate claims to hold one of the largest portfolios of payments licenses in the world. This includes all 50 US states plus territories, to support… Read More

WorldPay Teams Up With Sage to Provide Efficient Payments to Businesses Across the UK & Ireland

Global payment technology provider Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Sage Pay, part of Sage Group (FTSE: SGE), to expand the range of card payment solutions available to businesses across the UK and Ireland According to the duo, this new… Read More

Hong Kong and Ireland Look to Forge Closer Financial Co-Operation Including Fintech

The Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, James Lau, is visiting Ireland to foster closer financial co-operation between the two countries. According to a release, Lau met with the Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform of… Read More

Blockathon Ireland Hackathon Announces Competition Winners

Blockathon Ireland, a blockchain hackathon for Public Services hosted by the Government of Ireland, has announced the winners of the competition portion of the event. The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, in association with The Department of Finance, brought together nine technical teams with… Read More

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