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Swedish fintech startup receives banking license

The Swedish fintech startup Northmill, which provides cloud based financial services, has received a banking license from the Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority). With the new licence Northmill...

Build Portfolio of Property

Private investors can now provide finance to small- and medium-sized enterprise developers via peer-to-peer property lending platforms, e.g. Tessin in Sweden. Different platforms offer a range of opportunities to...
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Investors turn to alternatives

A client survey from Connection Capital shows that more that 1/3 of respondents are allocating at least 20% of their portfolio to alternative assets, up by 6% year-over-year. Moreover,...

Investor conference on how to drive social impact

EVPA, European Venture Philanthropy Association, celebrates its 15th anniversary with ImpactFest in the Hague. It will be a gathering with 1,000 participants from all over the world, on November...
GIIN investment Forum, Amsterdam, October 2-3

GIIN Investor Forum, Amsterdam

The GIIN Investor Forum is the largest gathering of impact investing professionals around the globe. It takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2-3. In the website it says that the...
Statups turn to alternative finance

SMEs turn to alternative finance

A new survey from business lender ThinCats shows that only 31% of SMEs under 10 years old will approach their bank first when seeking funding, compared to 61% for...

Private investors go green

There are increasing arguments to invest in cleantech companies - companies that are building a greener, lower-emissions future - as climate change is an ever important consideration in the...

Impact Investing Summit 2019

Learn more about Impact Investing at the 2019 summit in London, UK, December 4-5. Among topics at the conference are: How to mobilise capital for development impact Latest trends in...
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Why you should reweight your portfolio

After 11 years of economic expansion, the US-bank Wells Fargo, expects lower growth in the next 12 months but no recession, with the U.S. GDP growing at 2% this...

Why are people not investing in startups?

Why are people not investing in startups? In a recent survey, 57% said they have considered investing in a startup company but in the end of the day only...

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Swedish fintech startup receives banking license

The Swedish fintech startup Northmill, which provides cloud based financial services, has received a banking license from the Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority)....

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