Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at UK’s Blend Network, a Specialist Development Finance Lender, Explains How They Help Property Developers by Omar Faridi

Digital Payments and Banking Tech Provider, i2C Inc, Appoints Serena Smith as Chief Client Offcer

I2C Inc., a provider of virtual payment and banking tech, has reportedly appointed Serena Smith as the firm’s Chief Client Officer. Reporting directly to Amir Wain, Founder and CEO of i2c Inc., Smith will be responsible for overseeing international account management for existing and new… Read More

Tier1 Financial Solutions Appoints Compliance Software Sales Exec Megan Howe to Expand North American Presence

Tier1 Financial Solutions, a provider of capital markets and investment banking client relationship management solutions, and AML compliance and fraud prevention solutions, has appointed Megan Howe as MD, North America Sales. Howe will be responsible for “driving compliance software and buy-side CRM sales in North… Read More

Ebury Accelerates International Growth with Appointment of Louise Chan as COO

Ebury has revealed that it’s accelerating its international growth efforts with the appointment of Louise Chan as company COO. Louise takes on an expanded Chief Operating Officer role “covering Operations as well as Product, Data and Regulatory Reporting,” according to a release. Louise is an… Read More

Digital Assets: ADDX Makes Private Markets Available to More Investors, and They’re Just Getting Started

ADDX, a Singapore-based firm, is making private market investing available to many wealthy investors who were previously excluded from the opportunity. There is strong demand for the service, Oi-Yee Choo ADDX chief commercial officer said. Choo brings two decades of capital raising and mergers and… Read More

Stephany Kirkpatrick from Orum Shares Vision for Frictionless Financial System Established on Real-Time Payment Channels

Orum’s founder and CEO, Stephany Kirkpatrick, has shared her vision for a “frictionless” financial future built on “seamless” real-time payments. Stephany Kirkpatrick notes that building a firm or business from the ground up is “unlike anything else you’ll do in your life.” As Orum’s founder… Read More

LendInvest Says They’ve Stayed Competitive by Offering Products that Brokers Expect Across Bridging, Development, BTL

The team at LendInvest, a leading digital financing platform for the UK market, has commented on the importance of rates and technology, as part of their preview of 2022. LendInvest Sales Director Leanne Smith notes that in her role (as sales director for their internal… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Starling Provides Update on Women in Finance Charter, Firm Reports 2.5M+ Customer Accts

UK’s digital banking platform Starling Bank has provided some end-of-year updates. As we look ahead to 2022, Starling Bank notes that diversity is at “the heart” of their company. They believe that “regardless of who you are, it is your knowledge, skills and experience that matter.”… Read More

NatWest Digital Business Bank CEO Marieke Flament to Leave Role for Blockchain Project NEAR

Marieke Flament, the Chief Executive at NatWest’s virtual bank for businesses, is reportedly getting ready to leave her role after two and a half years. Flament will be joining Switzerland-headquartered blockchain foundation NEAR as the CEO, she confirmed in statements shared with Reuters. The non-profit… Read More

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina: CSO at UK’s Blend Network, a Specialist Development Finance Lender, Explains How They Help Property Developers

We recently caught up with Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Chief Strategy Officer at UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender. Blend Network‘s Roxana Mohammadian-Molina talked about some of the landmark projects that they’ve helped out this year. She also commented on what her team is doing… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Okcoin Announces $1M Commitment to Bring More Women into Crypto

Okcoin, a fast-growing crypto platform, has announced that it’s kicking off the next phase of its mission to make the digital asset industry more inclusive via the introduction of a $1 million commitment to bring “more women into crypto.” Okcoin also announced the inaugural member… 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 based Digital Asset Prime Brokerage Platform, BEQUANT, Appoints Huong Hauduc as General Counsel

BEQUANT, the digital asset prime brokerage and exchange, has reportedly appointed Huong Hauduc as General Counsel. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Huong will be helping BEQUANT to “expedite the growth of the business across new jurisdictions and products.” Huong has almost 2… Read More

Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Appoints Mags Moore as Chair of OIX Board

The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) has confirmed the appointment of Mags Moore as Chairperson of the OIX Board. Within the role, Moore will be responsible for leading the OIX Executive Committee and Board, in order to set the OIX strategy, “driving forward the OIX position… Read More

Fintech Firm Brex Appoints Thasunda Brown Duckett to its Board of Directors

Brex, the Fintech Unicorn that is focused on reimagining finance for growing businesses, announced that Thasunda Brown Duckett has been appointed to the Brex Board of Directors “effective January 1, 2022.” Duckett, an experienced and forward-thinking financial services leader with valuable corporate governance experience, will… Read More

Rialto Markets CEO Says Calls NFTs “Unregulated Securities,” Optimistic on Investment Crowdfunding Under Reg CF, Reg A+

Shari Noonan, CEO of Rialto Markets, has issued a positive statement on investment crowdfunding while warning of “choppier waters” in the crypto sector and labeling NFTs [Non-Fungible Tokens] ” unregulated securities.” Rialto Markets is a FINRA regulated broker-dealer that offers securities under Reg CF (Regulation… Read More

UK Fintech Moneybox Appoints Laurel Powers-Freeling as Independent, Non-Executive Chairperson

Laurel Powers-Freeling has reportedly joined saving and investing app provider, Moneybox, as an “independent” and non-executive chairperson. Powers-Freeling will aim to offer strategic counsel and governance oversight across key aspects of the business which currently offers services to over 700,000 clients and earlier this year… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Zopa Appoints Helen Beurier as Chief People Officer Ahead of 2022 IPO

Digital bank Zopa has confirmed the appointment of Helen Beurier as its first Chief People Officer. With more than 25 years of professional experience across some of the largest FMCG, retail, and pharma household names, Helen brings “a wealth of experience to the digital bank… Read More

BlueVine, Provider of Digital Financial Services to Small Businesses, Appoints Mira Srinivasan as CRO

BlueVine, the provider of financial services for small businesses, has appointed Mira Srinivasan as its Chief Risk Officer. In this role, Mira will be expected to build on the solid foundation of BlueVine’s Risk team and enhance various policies, customer experience, and risk models as… Read More

Stefany Rojas: Head of Business Development at Kahuna Explains Benefits of Using their Blockchain based Social Media Network

We recently connected with Stefany Rojas, Head of Business Development at Kahuna, a blockchain-based social media network that will aim to engage celebrities with their fans in a democratized manner. It’s worth noting that most blockchain-enabled social media projects such as Voice and Steemit have… Read More

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