2 August 2017 | Banking techs | Crowdfunding | News | P2P lending

FundedByMe Malaysia, a crowdfunding operator approved under the regulation of Malaysia, has launched its peer-to-peer lending platform for small to medium enterprises dubbed AlixCo. The new loan provision service has been developed to assist entrepreneurs in Malaysia to access financing for their operational needs. The creation of such P2P platform is expected to tackle the problem of financing gap in the country estimated at about $ 18.7 billion.

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23 June 2017 | Banking techs | Crowdfunding | Mobile payments | News | Smart gadgets

ABN Amro, an Amsterdam-based third largest bank in the Netherlands, reported it is holding trials of smart gadgets for performing NFC-powered transactions with a view to release the first public service to its account holders later this year. At the moment a select number of users participate in the pilot test of several wearable devices.

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15 June 2017 | Analytics | Crowdfunding | News | Payments

This week Facebook introduced an array of new functions to its Safety Check service, including the introduction of fundraisers to allow people to raise required funds and ask for financial support when they find themselves in the focus of some crisis or disaster. Facebook reported that right in the Safety Check users will have an opportunity to create fundraising pages or make donations to charities or personal fundraising campaigns held by people in the cart. The new set of functions is coming to the social network within the following weeks, to be first launched in the US.

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5 June 2017 | Banking techs | Crowdfunding | Financial startups | News

Private banking unit of the National Bank of Australia is in a deal with equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd that provides financing to various startups globally. This Israeli crowdfunding service initially came to the market of Australia back in 2014, but the NAB notes that it is the first time it is providing its customers with access to the world’s largest equity crowdfunding company.

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19 May 2017 | Analytics | Articles | Crowdfunding | P2P lending

Have a dream of buying a dream house but do not have sufficient funds for that? You may not believe, but crowdfunding is one of the real ways of accomplishing your goal. Today, it is more than just helping people in need of medical treatment or travelers who ask for funding their vacation to the Caribbean Islands, or supporting start-uppers with their smart ideas. It is possible to raise funds for whatever, even for a house.

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