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Global Payments Platform Adyen to Expand Business Operations into Middle East, Launches Dubai Office

Global payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), which claims it’s the platform of choice for many of the world’s largest businesses, has announced that it would be expanding its operations into the Middle East region. Adyen’s management noted that they aim to support the momentum of… Read More

Netherlands Top Debt Crowdfunding Platform Geldvoorelkaar.nl Forms Partnership with Debt Marketplace CrossLend

CrossLend and Dutch crowdfunding platform Geldvoorelkaar.nl have formed a partnership to fund peer to peer loans. Geldvoorelkaar.nl went live in 2010 as the first crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands. In 2019, Geldvoorelkaar.nl was recognized as the market leader in crowdfunding in its home country.  Geldvoorelkaar.nl… Read More

Netherlands’ TerraPay, a Cross-Border Payments Infrastructure Developer, Appoints Ritesh Pai as SVP for Product and Payments

Netherlands-based TerraPay, a cross-border payments infrastructure developer, has hired Ritesh Pai to serve as the company’s senior vice president for product and payment solutions. TerraPay claims that it’s a leader in offering seamless and secure cross-border real-time payments via “digital interoperability” across different financial instruments including… Read More

Experienced Dutch Lender Discusses his Long-Term Investment Strategy when Investing via P2P Platform October

October, a top European online lender, recently raised €258 million to lend to European SMEs. The additional financing was provided by institutional investors including Intesa Sanpaolo, CDC, FFA and six major insurance firms. The lending platforms management noted in a blog post that its lenders… Read More

Impact Investing: Sophie Robé and Maarten Toussaint from the Netherlands Launch Consulting Firm FINND Impact

Sophie Robé, CFA and Impact Investing Adviser and Investment Consultant from Amsterdam, Netherlands, has confirmed the official launch of FIIND Impact, which is described as an independent investment consultant and advisor that aims to strategically combine impact and financial expertise. FIIND Impact aims to help… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

iFinex, Parent Company of Bitfinex, Invests in Security Token Exchange Dusk Network

iFinex has invested approximately $1 million in Amsterdam-based Fintech Dusk Network, according to a note from the company. iFinex is the parent company of Bitfinex – a crypto exchange. Dusk Network is creating a regulated security token exchange and is self-described as a privacy blockchain… Read More

Netherlands based Fintech Kinder Aims to Disrupt Complex Nature of Charitable Giving by Offering “Smart” Donation Tools

Amsterdam based Fintech firm Kinder has reportedly secured €500,000 in funding and may be planning to make an official announcement soon, according to Silicon Canals. The Fintech company could have raised more capital, however, some investors may have held back due to the economic challenges… Read More

Netherlands’ Digital Banking Solution Provider Backbase to Establish New Offices in Melbourne and Sydney

Virtual banking service provider Backbase is planning to establish two new offices in order to meet growing demand for its products in Australia, where digital banking platforms are expected to expand rapidly in the coming years. Backbase will be offering greater proximity and expertise in… Read More

Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Large Shipping Firms to Conduct Blockchain enabled Pilot for Efficiently Handling Millions of Containers

The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has introduced a blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) -enabled pilot with some of the largest shipping companies in the world. The pilot aims to enhance the overall efficiency and safety of millions of containers that are unloaded at… Read More

Alternative Finance Report: SMEs Raised €2.7 Billion in The Netherlands

A year-long study by Stichting MKB Financiering, a think tank covering the alternative finance market, is reporting that SMEs raised €2.7 billion in The Netherlands in non-bank financing. The group states that the data proves that alternative finance has gone beyond the experimental phase “securely positioning itself… Read More

Perspective: Should Workers Shoulder the Burden of this Crisis? Only When They Get to Share in Later Benefits

Bernhoven Hospital was on the frontlines as the first Dutch cases of COVID-19 surfaced in the southern province of Brabant. The hospital made positive headlines due to its warm relationships with staff and local residents. This is one of the main reasons the health care… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Investments: Institutional Investors Still Not Sure whether Cryptocurrencies are Independent Asset Class, PwC’s Henri Arslanian Reports

Henri Arslanian, the Global Crypto Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), notes that many analysts have been attempting to predict the Bitcoin (BTC) price. This, after we’ve seen record leves of quantitative easing from reserve banks across the world, increased retail adoption of digital currencies and platforms,… Read More

Update: Dutch Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With More Than €1.1 Million Raised

Lendahand, a Netherlands-based for-profit crowdfunding platform for impact investing, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than €1.1 million secured from over 620 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Lendahand describes itself as a for-profit company that is on a mission to… Read More

Amsterdam Fintech BUX, a Retail Brokerage Firm, to Offer Simplified Investing Experience to Traders in Germany and Austria

Amsterdam based Fintech BUX, a retail brokerage company that announced a “soft launch” version of its digital asset exchange earlier this year, will be expanding its stock trading services into Austria and Germany. The commission-free trading app provider is introducing its investment platform, Bux Zero,… Read More

European Regulators Only Issued 34 Payment Institution and E-Money Licenses During First 5 Months of 2020, and 131 Such Permits During Same Period in 2019

The global economy has slowed down considerably during the past few months due to COVID-19. Many businesses and industries have been negatively affected, including financial services providers. The pandemic has destabilized private capital markets. Investments in new initiatives and early-stage companies have decreased significantly. During… Read More

Overfunding: Dutch Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Secures €1 Million Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Lendahand, a Netherlands-based for-profit crowdfunding platform for impact investing, has successfully secured its initial €1 million funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched earlier this month and has attracted nearly 425 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Lendahand describes… Read More

Dutch Crowdfunding Platform Lendahand Seeks €1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Lendahand, a Netherlands-based for-profit crowdfunding platform for impact investing, is now seeking to raise €1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The launch of Lendahand’s Seedrs round comes nearly four years after the platform raised $465,768 through its second round of funding on… Read More

European Bitcoin (BTC) Savings Service Bittr Forced to Shut Down Due to Extensive and Costly AMLD5 Regulatory Requirments

Netherlands-based Bittr, a Bitcoin (BTC) savings service, is reportedly closing down its business. Ruben Waterman, the company’s founder, said that newly-enforced financial regulations were the main reason why Bittr decided to shut down its services. The AMLD5 became effective July 9, 2018, and required the… Read More

Dutch Banking Challenger bunq Introduces Joint Accounts for Premium and Business Account Holders

European challenger bank bunq is introducing joint accounts for its Premium and Business account holders. Bunq+1 users will now have the option of opening an account for anyone they want to, which includes their partners and children. Bunq+1 business clients can create new accounts for… Read More

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