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P2P Finance in Post COVID-19 France

How did the pandemic impact the P2P crowdfunding sector, the part of alternative fundraising financed exclusively by individual contributors and retail investors? To answer this question, the French crowdfunding association Financement Participatif France (FPF) together with the state bank, Banque des territoires commissioned a study…. Read More

Younited Credit Has Originated More than €10 Million in Germany in 7 Months Since Launch

Younited Credit Germany, an expansion by France based Younited Credit, reports having originated over €10 million in loans since launch in February of 2020. Younited Credit is a European online credit platform, certified by the French authority in charge of financial stability and customer protection (ACPR)…. Read More

Anaxago Moves Neo-Private Bank Strategy Forward by Launching a Green Bond

Founded in 2012 in France as an equity crowdfunding platform, the Anaxago group powers on with carrying out its strategy to be the first 100% digital neo-private bank. The group aims to give to the greater number access to financial products combining impact and performance…. Read More

Dr. Rotem Shneor Discusses the Findings of “Advances in Crowdfunding, Research and Practice,” a Comprehensive and Insightful Compendium of Global Crowdfunding Research and Analysis

Rotem Shneor, Ph.D., and two colleagues, Liang Zhao, and Bjørn-Tore Flåten, are publishing “Advances in Crowdfunding – Research and Practice,” a 500-page compendium of articles by 30 contributors, mostly academic researchers, about everything you ever wanted to know about crowdfunding across business models, sectors, and… Read More

Cofounder Talks about Chain Accelerator Joining ON-X, Paris Blockchain Week, Deep Tech, and the Future of Blockchain in France and Elsewhere

  Chain Accelerator, an international startup accelerator specialized in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector, announced it has been acquired by ON-X, a larger French consulting group specialized in digital innovation and digital integration. Chain Accelerator was founded in 2018 by Michael Amar and Nicolas Cantu,… Read More

Covid-19 Crisis Response: Investors of European SME Lending Marketplace October Approve 3-month Freeze on Loan Capital Repayment

The management of October, the Paris-headquartered European SME lending marketplace, announced today a three-month freeze on capital repayment in order to support the business continuity of its SME borrowers during the coronavirus crisis. A Capital Reimbursement Freeze The moratorium concerns loans granted by October to… Read More

French Crowdfunding Returns to Faster Growth Driven by Individual Investors’ Appetite for Real Estate and Renewable Energy Funding

The French Crowdfunding Association (Financement Participatif France) and the French team of auditing firm Mazars just released the French 2019 Crowdfunding Barometer. This annual report analyzes the alternative financing facilitated by 58 marketplace platforms which represent the bulk to the French market. The report focuses… Read More

Women in Fintech: Paris Fintech Forum Takes Hold of Gender Diversity Issue

Every year, the Paris Fintech Forum (PFF) makes a special effort to invite as many female Fintech founders and CEOs as possible to share the stage at its CEO-only conference. However, Laurent Nizri, the CEO of Altéir and PFF organizer, admits that he struggles to… Read More

Paris Fintech Forum Founder Laurent Nizri Announces Last Event While at Height of Success

The Paris Fintech Forum, an annual conference bringing together Fintech leaders from around the world, will not take place in 2021, according to an announcement by founder and CEO Laurent Nizri who opened day 2 of the event with the news. Nizri told attendees his… Read More

French Anaxago Group Becomes a Neo-Private Bank by Adding Wealth Management Arm to Crowdinvesting Platform and Asset Management

French Fintech Anaxago pioneered alternative finance by launching an equity crowdfunding platform in 2012. Profitable since year one, the company entered real estate investing in 2014. In 2018, it launched an asset management arm, Anaxago Capital. Not one to be standing still, the company’s co-founders, Joachim… Read More

France’s Alternative Finance and Fintech Leaders Take Stock of a Successful 2019

The French community of Fintech startups gathered at the annual dinner of the France Fintech Association to review the achievements of the past year and celebrate the holiday season. Crowdfund Insider took the opportunity to ask leading executives in Fintech and alternative finance to take… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network: Extremely Excited with Harmonized EU Crowdfunding Rules

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider reported on the agreed-upon legislation for harmonized pan-European crowdfunding rules. Having a single market for online capital formation has been a goal of crowdfunding industry leaders and industry participants for years. Industry advocates have worked diligently behind the scenes to push forward… Read More

Pan-European Consumer Lending Platform Younited Credit Launches Dedicated B2B Business Unit

Younited Credit, the consumer lending platform with a presence in six European countries, announced the launch of a new business unit dedicated to its BtoB offering, Younited Business Solutions. Younited Business Solutions is targeting banks, insurers, mobile operators, merchant sites, and payment service providers. It… Read More

Belgian SME Lender Look & Fin Raises €6 Million to Fuel Growth

Look & Fin, a European crowdlending pioneer, announced that it has raised €6 million from local investment fund finance & invest.brussels and private investors. Founded in 2012, Look & Fin, is one of the top SME crowdlender in the European area of Belgium, Luxembourg and… Read More

Regtech Startups at Lendit Europe 2019 : Onfido and ComplyAdvantage Have Big Plans

LendIt Fintech Europe 2019, which took place September 26-27 in London, was placed under the banner of lending and banking convergence. As incumbents collaborate with Fintechs, online lending marketplaces become banks, and challenger banks expand into credit, a new ecosystem is emerging. An indispensable part… Read More

French Minister of Economy Says No to Libra. Libra Association’s MD is Unfazed

On September 12, the French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire did not mince words. Libra should not be allowed in Europe, he said. Later, on the same day, Bertrand Perez, the newly appointed managing director and COO of the Libra Association was… Read More

Younited Credit Recruits German CEO to Head its German Operations

Younited Credit announced today that it has hired Kai Friedrich, a senior German banker to head its German operations. Younited Credit is the only consumer lending platform which has its own “passportable” license allowing it to operate as a credit institution throughout the European Union…. Read More

Real Estate Finance Marketplace to Watch: Exporo’s CEO Simon Brunke Extols Retail Investors’ Virtues and Discusses Expansion Plans

In its 3rd edition, Viva Technology, the Paris technology innovation show gathered more than 124,000 attendees from 125 nationalities, a 24% increase over last year. French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Alibaba’s founder and CEO Jack Ma were among the 450… Read More

French Digital Asset Association Gears Up to Champion Digital Assets in Europe and Beyond

Riding on the wings of the success of the Paris Blockchain Week, members of the French Association for the Management of Cryptoassets have decided to set up a larger and more formal association to take their endeavor to the next level.  Today, the founding members… Read More

New German Crowdfunding Regulation: Major Enhancements, A Few Regrets

The German Crowdfunding Association, the federal industry association which represents 85% of the German crowd investment market, welcomed last week the adoption by the German Parliament of the new and improved legal framework for crowdinvesting, albeit with a few regrets. Major Expansion of the Scope… Read More

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