Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has made its 1,000th raise

Exeter-based Crowdcube has facilitated its 1,000th successful crowdfunding as FinTech startups lead the way.

OurCrowd opens Madrid office, sets sights on South America

Israeli equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has expanded its Iberian operations by opening an office in Madrid. The new office, which expands the company’s footprint to seven countries,...

Crowdfunding platform Wishberry said to raise $1.4m in Series A round

India-based crowdfunding platform Wishberry.in has reportedly collected $1.4m in its Series A round.

Banco BNI Europa, Funding Circle partner to support German SMBs

Portuguese challenger bank Banco BNI Europa has formed a strategic partnership with Funding Circle to support German SMBs.

Zazu eyes £150,000 to launch digital-only bank in Africa

Zazu is looking to raise £150,000 through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, as it prepares to launch its new digital-only bank in Africa.

East Africa experiences crowdfunding boom as global growth continues

Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are leading the crowdfunding boom in Africa, seeing growth rates of 112% to 312%.

European Crowdfunding Network writes open letter to European Council for EU-wide crowdfunding reg

Members of the European Crowdfunding Network have written an open letter to the member states of the European Council in support of a pan-EU regime for crowdfunding platforms.

Ethical crowdfund platform Yielders said to close Series A round

Yielders, an ethical property crowdfunding platform, has reportedly closed a Series A investment round as it looks to expand in Asia and the Middle East.

Dubai’s Eureeca crowdfunds $400,000 on own platform

Equity crowdfunding platform Eureeca has raised $400,000 in funding on its own platform in just 12 days.

UK’s FCA releases rule changes to P2P platforms

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released the new rules for the peer-to-peer sector, in a bid to better protect investors while not hindering the ecosystem.

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Metro Bank will waive overdraft interest because of the coronavirus

MetroBank has announced that it will not charging any overdraft fees for account holders between March 1 and June 30 to help customers cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Will InsurTech startups come out as the big winners of the coronavirus pandemic?

COVID-19 could be great for the InsurTech industry as the crisis highlight where insurers’ shortcomings are. But that does not mean there won’t be hard times ahead.

“The right thing to do to support the industry” – why some FinTechs are...

With the coronavirus pandemic putting strains on businesses, some FinTechs have been offering their services for free to help.

RegTech startup VoxSmart recieves £5.5m investment from Natwest

VoxSmart, a communication monitoring service provider, has received £5.5m in a funding round from UK bank NatWest.

Crypto data platform Coin Metrics collects $6m in new round

Cryptoasset data and infrastructure platform Coin Metrics has collected $6m in funding as it looks to enhance its product suite.