Tag Archives: Europe

Europe Takes Closer Look At Digital Finance

Brexit may be officially “done” – although the negotiations and the attempts to ameliorate the trading damage continue apace. Meanwhile the UK FinTech sector is necessarily affected by what happens in Europe. No man – and no industry, certainly – is an island. Our friends at Crowdfundinsider report: European securities regulator, the European Securities and Markets […]

Europe Adopts New Crowdfunding Rules

The Independent – Malta’s version – reports on the implementation of a set of rules and protocols for crowdfunding and alternative finance raises. At first look, the system may not be the simplest, but it does have the great benefit of offering access to the world’s biggest single market… The European Parliament has taken the […]

European Card And Payment Market Expands

Today, we bring you another appealing story with a European flavour. Will the kind of Brexit the UK government negotiating (or not) make a difference to UK companies? Time will tell. Our friends at AltFi report: European expansion is on the cards (pun intended) at payments provider Modulr, which has secured a European electronic money institution (EMI) […]

Europe Set To Overtake UK In AltFi Lending – Plus Loan Latest

Today we bring you a snapshot of the volatile alternative-finance lending sector. Our friends at AltFi run a piece on its recently published market report. One of the outcomes seems to be that Europe is catching up and will soon overtake the UK market: European originations among peer-to-peer and marketplace lending platforms soared by 80 per cent […]

European Commission Unveils SME Development Strategy

Wednesday’s News story  on the figures from British Bank underscores the difficulty governmental organisations have in stimulating small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). So perhaps the European Commission’s recently published “SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe” should be read in this light. It looks to us a worthwhile strategy for a potentially massive marketplace. The […]

Crowdfunding’s Hidden Treasures And Present Pleasures

Virtual Paris – this Eiffel Tower’s in Las Vegas The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small and Medium Businesses in the World,” reports crowdfunding intelligence platform, crowdfundbeat.co.uk. The platform quotes some rather mouldy (2012) growth data, but goes on to make the valid point that our industry is “a major, long-term […]