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Indian Fintech Firm NIRA Secures $2.1 Million in Capital via Round led by UK, Europe, Local Angel Investors

Mumbai-based Fintech firm NIRA, which provides small-ticket loans to low-income workers via its mobile-based app and website, recently revealed that it has secured $2.1 million in funding through its pre-series A investment round. NIRA’s funding round included contributions from new and existing angel investors based… Read More

MakerDAO Recommends Safety Measures to Prevent Debt Crisis Created Following Last Month’s Historic Cryptocurrency Market Crash

MakerDAO (MKR), a leading Ethereum (ETH)-based lending protocol, has released a new report that tries to put the events of “Black Thursday” (when the Bitcoin and larger crypto market crashed over 50% between March 12-13, 2020) into context. MakerDAO’s report notes that there are certain… 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

Fintech Firm Artis Technologies Introduces Artis Connect, a Cloud-powered Lending Solution for Banks, Credit Unions

Artis Technologies, a US-based Fintech firm that provides embedded financial services platforms for digital, “point-of-need” lending and payments, has launched Artis Connect, a cloud-powered, white-label lending solution for banking institutions and credit unions. According to a company release, the solution aims to reach more clients… Read More

Scam Alert: Fintech Zopa Warns that Many Fraudsters are Using Emails and Texts to Find and Target Unsuspecting Consumers

Fintech Zopa, which offers online lending services in a fund based fashion, has warned that scammers have been taking advantage of the current situation. According to a report from Action Fraud, victim losses due to the fraudulent activity related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in March… Read More

Scam Alert: HDFC Bank, India’s Largest Private Sector Lender, Warns Consumers About Potential Increase in Fraudulent Activities During COVID-19 Crisis

India-based HDFC Bank, the nation’s largest private sector lender, recently issued a warning regarding a potential increase in fraudulent activities online, including phishing scams. Sameer Ratolikar, chief information security officer at HDFC Bank, said during a conference call that the cybercriminals and hackers could begin… Read More

Indian Fintech Aye Finance Secures $23.8 Million in Debt Funding within 15 Days from Major Local and International Investors

Capital G-backed Aye Finance, a leading Fintech lender, has reportedly secured INR 180 crore (appr. $23.8 million) in debt funding in the past 15 days from several major firms in India and investors located abroad. Aye’s management noted that it managed to acquire these funds… Read More

India-based PayU, a Leading Payment Gateway, Introduces Initiatives to Help Merchants and SMEs Deal with COVID-19 Crisis

India-based PayU, a leading payment gateway, has introduced several projects and measures,  in order to assist local vendors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and business owners in dealing with the disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The initiatives launched by PayU will help businesses… Read More

Maker Foundation, which Supports Development of MakerDAO, a Decentralized Lending System, to Transfer Governance Power to Community in Coming Years

The Maker Foundation, which focuses on the development of MakerDAO, an Ethereum-based, decentralized lending protocol, will be transferring its governance power to the community during the next couple of years. The Foundation confirmed that it will be publishing a draft of the new MakerDAO community-led… Read More

NYMBUS to Help US-based Financial Institutions with Effectively Responding to Economic Instability Following Coronavirus Outbreak

NYMBUS is planning to help US-based financial institutions with effectively responding to the economic instability resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. NYMBUS is a core banking modernization firm. It helps financial service providers with their digital transformation strategies. The company is offering a new program… Read More

UK-based Capitalise.com Is Offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Applications to Allow Firms to Obtain Government-backed Loans

UK-headquartered Capitalise.com is offering Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) applications, which will allow small business owners to obtain government-backed loans (if approved). Capitalise.com noted that it aims to assist businesses by giving them access to funding which  they may require to “confidently navigate this… Read More

HSBC Partners with Chinese Logistics Firm Cainiao to Offer Faster Trade Finance Loans via Alibaba’s Tmall Platform

HSBC, a British multinational bank and financial services holding company with over $2.5 trillion in total assets, has teamed up with Cainiao, a China-based logistics company, in order to provide faster trade finance loans to merchants via Alibaba’s Tmall platform in Hong Kong. HSBC will… Read More

Eden Amirav: CEO at Become, an Online Funding Platform for SMEs, Explains How Fintech has Improved Lending Ecosystems

Eden Amirav, CEO at Become (formerly Lending Express), a leading online platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find and optimize funding solutions, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Become uses its proprietary technology to assist and nurture businesses throughout the… Read More

DeFi: Leading Ethereum-based Decentralized Finance Credit Facility, MakerDAO, is Planning to Conduct MKR Governance Token Auction

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MakerDAO, a leading Ethereum (ETH)-powered decentralized finance (DeFi) credit facility, is reportedly planning to conduct a MKR governance token auction within two days from now. This marks the first time that this type of event will take place in Maker’s history. The MKR auction, called… Read More

Equiniti Riskfactor, a Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Tech Developer, Partners Codat to Allow SMEs to Securely Share Data with Lenders

Equiniti Group’s risk management division, Equiniti Riskfactor, has teamed up with Codat, a company that provides accounting integration APIs, in order to allow small and medium-sized (SME) customers to automatically and securely share financial data with their lenders. Equiniti Riskfactor will be integrating with Codat’s… Read More

Singapore Fintech Firm BTO’s Life-Planning Solution UP Partners iCompareLoan to Offer Competitive Mortgage Planning Services

Up, a life-planning solution developed by BTO, a Singapore-based Fintech firm, recently teamed up with iCompareLoan, a mortgage-comparison portal, in order to provide home-owners and new buyers improved and more competitive mortgage planning services.  Clients using the Up platform will now be able to access… Read More

BitGo Announces Launch of Digital Asset Lending Services

Blockchain software firm BitGo announced on Thursday it is now offering institutional digital asset lending services. According to BitGo, the lending service was built by a Wall Street team that “understands institutional investing and clients’ needs.” The launch also follows a several-month private beta. Mike… Read More

Myanmar’s Online Lending App Mother Finance Partners NearMe Digital Services to Offer Credit to NearMe’s Partner Network

Mother Finance Co Ltd, the developer of the first digital lending app in Myanmar, and NearMe Digital Services, a local online services platform for retailers, have teamed up to offer credit to NearMe’s agent and partner network. Mother Finance is incorporated in the Republic of… Read More

Leading DeFi Platform MakerDAO Partners Digital Payment Processor Simplex to Develop Fiat On-Ramp for Maker’s Dai Stablecoin

MakerDAO, the leading decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, has teamed up with Simplex, a digital payment processor, in order to develop a fiat on-ramp for Maker’s Dai (DAI), which is the first decentralized stablecoin (digital currencies pegged one-to-one with major fiat currencies or other real-world assets)…. Read More

Kabbage’s Latest Data Reveals Small Businesses’ Revenue Growth Is Stronger Than Perceived

Global financial service platform Kabbage announced on Tuesday its latest data, which polled more than 600 U.S. small business owners, revealed the majority of small businesses believe their revenue growth underperforms their peers. Specifically, 60% of respondents ranked their revenue growth below the 50th percentile… Read More

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