Tagged: women changing finance

Digital Banking: Luvleen Sidhu, CEO at BankMobile, Claims Online Banks Might be Even Safer than Physical Branches

Luvleen Sidhu, Co-Founder and CEO at BankMobile, an established US-based digital banking platform, reveals that she was only 28-years-old when she had launched BankMobile Technologies, which will be acquired by Megalith Financial Acquisition Corporation (NYSE:MFAC) (as reported in August 2020). In only six years, the… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says COVID-19 Is “Fundamentally Accelerating” Adoption of Fintech and Software as a Service Solutions

Adena Friedman, CEO at Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of around $17 trillion, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic is “fundamentally accelerating” the adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. According to Friedman, the current environment has also led to the increased usage… Read More

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at Online P2P Lender Blend Network Explains how Platform Is Democraticizing Property Lending

We recently connected with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, the Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform. Roxana talked about how the UK real estate market is performing. She also discussed how her company has managed to maintain operations during… Read More

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman Says Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Cloud Tech Will “Drive Evolution” of Capital Markets

Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange with a market cap of over $17 trillion, says that emerging technologies (Emtech) continue to “drive the evolution” of capital markets.  As covered, Friedman believes that Cloud technologies will transform financial services and… Read More

Penta Teams Up With Raisin to Introduce Overnight & Term Deposits From WeltSparen

  Digital banking group Penta announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Raisin to introduce overnight and term depots from WeltSparen. Penta reported that the partnership will enable better interest rates on business accounts for its customers, which is now more than 22,000 small… Read More

Meltem Demirors: CSO at CoinShares Says Cryptocurrency Is “Inevitable” and We Might See Many Bad Policies from Lawmakers

  We recently spoke to Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, a digital asset treasury management firm that manages over $1 billion in assets. Demirors talked about how financial markets reacted after US President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. She also discussed… Read More

Kokila Alagh: Founder of KARM Legal, Member of MENA Fintech Board, Discusses Role of Emerging Tech in Streamlining Middle Eastern Businesses

Kokila Alagh, Founder of KARM Legal and a member of the MENA Fintech board, recently shared the latest updates from the Middle East region, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Crowdfund Insider. Alagh works closely with the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Dubai International… Read More

Switzerland based Digital Asset Firm Smart Valor Partners with Republic, a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

SMART VALOR, a Switzerland based regulated digital asset exchange, has partnered with Republic Advisory, affiliated with leading investment crowdfunding platform Republic – a sister firm of AngelList and CoinList. According to SMART VALOR, this partnership will enable companies raising funds through most regions to gain blanket… Read More

5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network Focusing on Sustainable Finance

In mid-June the 5th CrowdCamp of the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) took place virtually from Prague in cooperation with Deloitte. For three days, crowdfunding platforms and representatives of the European institutions, such as the European Investment Bank, exchanged views on the topics of sustainable financing… Read More

Online SME Lender Kabbage Acquired by American Express

Kabbage, one of the best known online lenders in the US, has signed an agreement to be acquired by American Express (NYSE:AXP). Rumblings of a potential deal between the two parties have been circulating for some time now. In a public statement, American Express said… Read More

Nausicaa Delfas Delivers Speech on Building a Suitable Financial Regulatory System for a New UK

On July 1st, Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International and member of the Executive Committee at the FCA, delivered a speech for a series of webinars offered by City & Financial Professional Virtual Roundtables. The focus of the speech homed in on Brexit, Covid-19 and a suitable… Read More

Mexican Fintech Zenda.la Introduces New Insurance Package for Millennials, Gen Z Freelancers, Acquires Investment from Angel Ventures, Others

Companies from the insurance sector continue to develop products and services for tech-savvy younger clients including millennials and Generation Z consumers. Mexican Fintech firm Zenda.la has introduced an insurance product with pricing that adjusts to each individual consumers’ specific requirements and financial status. Zenda recently… Read More

DTCC Processed $2.15 QUADRILLION in Securities in 2019 and its Looking at Distributed Ledger Technology

  The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) is an enormous operation providing the vast majority of clearing and settlement services for securities in the US. To put this in perspective, DTCC processed $2.15 quadrillion (a quadrillion is a thousand trillion) in securities during 2019…. Read More

Connie Gallippi: Founder at BitGive Talks About How Bitcoin (BTC) Donations Will Provide Financial Relief to Individuals Affected by COVID-19

Connie Gallippi, founder and Executive Director at BitGive, recently shared her views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. BitGive is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between practical philanthropic solutions for nonprofit and humanitarian work globally made possible through emerging blockchain technology. Established… Read More

Binance.US CEO Catherine Coley: Speed & Fees Will Help Us Compete

Last summer, Binance, the largest digital asset exchange in the world, announced a partnership with “BAM Trading Services” to launch crypto trading services for users in the United States. That same week, Binance updated its terms of service to exclude “any U.S. person.” Binance explained:… Read More

Tuhina Singh, Founder of Digital Securities Platform Propine, Shares Vision for the Future of Digital Assets

Propine Seeks to Power the Future of Digital Assets Singapore has long been a leader in Fintech. Innovative financial services have benefited from a supportive regulatory regime and an entrepreneurial population. Singapore is also a highly business-friendly, low tax jurisdiction and has emerged as a… Read More

Funding London Backs 26 Female Founders

Funding London, an investment vehicle provided by the Mayor of London, has backed 26 female founders, according to a note from the fund. Founded in 2004 by Maggie Rodriguez Piza on behalf of the Mayor of London, since inception Funding London has backed 673 SMEs… Read More

Innovate UK to Fund 10 Female Entrepreneurs with Up to £50,000

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, will be offering a “Women in Innovation Award” that will provide up to 10 women with £50,000 each to help them scale their business ventures. The Women in Innovation program was first launched in 2016 and since then the… Read More

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019: Innovate Finance Highlights 200 Women Shaping the Future of Finance

Innovate Finance, the leading voice in the UK advocating on behalf of the global Fintech industry, has published its annual Women in Fintech Powerlist highlighting 200 women shaping the future of finance. Innovate Finance received over 650 applications for this year’s list. The 2019 list… Read More

PledgeMe Announces New CEO

Investment crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has announced a new CEO. The platform revealed its intent to select a new Chief Executive in a blog post last September. The platform was founded by Anna Guenther in 2012 and remains the only female-led crowdfunding operating in New Zealand… Read More

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