STP Investment Services, which Supports $340B in Assets, Acquires Fund Administrator, Tower Fund Services

STP Investment Services, an international, end-to-end investment operations service provider that supports over $340 billion in total assets, has reportedly acquired third-party fund administrator Tower Fund Services. The acquisition deal substantially increases STP’s alternative fund administration value proposition for its clients, “while simultaneously delivering Tower… Read More to Acquire Nadex and the Small Exchange from IG Group, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing cryptocurrency and financial services platforms, has announced that it has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex) — a US-headquartered retail-focused, regulated online exchange and clearinghouse offering derivative products… Read More

Bitcoin Bounce is Due to these Reasons: Crypto Analyst

Bitcoin, the world’s most popular crypto, is always a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Rocketing higher one week, only to tank the next, Bitcoin is not an asset for the faint of heart. Recently, Bitcoin hit an all-time high of almost $69,000. Within a few… Read More

Laleta Buctkuar from Assetz Capital Explains that Their Pricing Is Driven by Loan-to-Value, Not Security Type, Size, Location

Laleta Buctkuar notes that she recently joined UK’s Assetz Capital in June of this year, “specifically to focus on bridging products and distribution.” Laleta shared that she began working in financial services more than 20 years ago. Laleta also noted that she had a part-time… Read More

UK Investors Underweight Venture Capital: Hardman & Co.

The UK research firm Hardman & Co. has distributed a white paper that says investors are underweight venture capital. The research was published with the support of SyndicateRoom, Deepbridge, One Four Nine, and Nova Growth  Capital. Once a securities crowdfunding platform, SyndicateRoom now offers a… Read More

Robocash Shares High-Yield Investment Strategies for UK Investors: Report

The team has published an update that covers (what they claim to be) high-yield investments in the United Kingdom. aims to introduce people to different “safe, high yield investments, what they offer and how to go about them.” As mentioned in the update,… Read More

Mastercard Enhances Support of Latin America Real-Time Payments with Acquisition of Arcus

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announces that it has acquired Arcus FI, an alum of the firm’s Start Path program, in order to help support the delivery of bill pay solutions and “other real-time payment applications across Latin America.” As mentioned in the announcement: “With offices in… Read More

Don’t Panic: Recent Bitcoin Price Movement Boring Part of Longer Bull: Analyst

While there is plenty of speculation as to why Bitcoin’s recent sideways movement has been happening, it is most likely a simple break in a continued bull market, Genesis head of market insights Noelle Acheson said in a research note this week. With the recent… Read More

UK based MarketFinance Explains How to Support Business Operations with Loans, Invoice Financing

Businesses require cash to grow their operations. That’s something company founders and CEOs know really well – even when business is picking up, the MarketFinance team writes in a blog post. UK-based MarketFinance, which is a leading online lender that recently raised £280 million in… Read More

UK based GB Group plc, a Digital Identity Firm, to Acquire Acuant, a KYC/AML Compliance Provider

GB Group plc (AIM:GBG), which claims to be an expert in digital location, identity and identity fraud software, has announced that it reached an agreement to acquire Acuant, an identity verification and KYC/AML compliance provider, for a cash-free, “debt-free” enterprise value of $736 million. The… Read More

Compliance and Risk Solutions Providers ACA Group and Foreside have Joined Forces

ACA Group and Foreside Financial Group, LLC, which are both providers of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) solutions to customers in the financial services sector, have announced that they have entered an agreement to “combine their two companies.” Genstar Capital, a private equity firm, invested… Read More

Xero Ltd Is Acquiring LOCATE Inventory, a US Cloud enabled Inventory Management Provider

Xero Limited (ASX: XRO) has revealed that it’s acquiring LOCATE Inventory (the trading name of New Tack, Inc), a US Cloud-powered inventory management provider, in order to better support the inventory requirements of small businesses and improve its e-commerce capability. As mentioned in an update… Read More

Nexo, a Regulated Crypto-Assets Service Provider, Acquires Stake in Texture Capital Holdings Corp.

Nexo, one of the regulated institutions for crypto-assets, has reportedly acquired a stake in Texture Capital Holdings Corp., which is the parent firm of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member and SEC-registered broker-dealer Texture Capital. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this investment… Read More

Lessons From StartEngine’s 1st Successful $5 Million Reg CF Campaign

When it comes to small businesses and startups, funding is crucial. It’s also one of the most difficult steps in the entrepreneurial journey. Why? Because nine out of 10 startups fail within a decade of forming, and financial problems are one of the main culprits…. Read More

First Internet Bancorp to Acquire Financial Solutions Firm, First Century Bancorp

First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK), the parent firm of First Internet Bank, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire First Century Bancorp, the parent company of First Century Bank, N.A. With head offices in Roswell, GA, First Century is a tech-focused… Read More

Central Bank Actions Could Boost Crypto Prices: Green

The founder of deVere Group predicts pending central bank interest rate announcements could cause a rise in the price of major cryptocurrencies this week. Nigel Green said the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the Central Bank of Norway, and the Reserve Bank of Australia,… Read More

Fintech Firm Paysafe Finalizes Acquisition of Germany’s viafintech

Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE), a specialized payments platform, announced that it has completed its acquisition of German Fintech firm, viafintech, in an all-cash deal. viafintech, known under the brands of Barzahlen/viacash and viacash, provides bank-independent, payments infrastructure in the DACH region, “allowing a popular alternative to the… Read More

Fintech Klarna Acquires PriceRunner to Enhance Banking Offer for Global Consumers

Klarna, an international retail bank, has entered an agreement to acquire PriceRunner. As mentioned in a release, PriceRunner will aim to bring new features in the form of product reviews, rich product discovery and price comparisons to the Klarna app in order to improve the… Read More

Trading Technologies Set to Be Acquired by 7RIDGE, a Specialized Growth Equity Firm

Trading Technologies International, Inc., an international provider of high-performance professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, has announced that the firm has agreed to be acquired by 7RIDGE, a specialized growth equity company that is invested in “transformative” technologies. As mentioned in a release, 7RIDGE… Read More

Blockchain Platform Qtum Discusses Benefits of Decentralization

Decentralization is one of the core tenets or value propositions of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). As explained in a blog post by Qtum (QTUM), decentralization is the process by which the “governance activities of an organization are distributed or delegated away from a… Read More

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