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    Germany Gets Tougher on Crowdfunding Rules

    The German government will publish new rules for companies looking to raise funds through online crowdfunding platforms to protect the investors from frauds while still supporting innovation. Some of the key points under the new rules that are set to be rolled out are: Startups wanting to raise €2.5 million or $2.7 million and more through […] More

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    Global P2P Crowdfunding Market to Reach $34.4 Billion in 2015

    Report Forecasts Total Global Crowdfunding to Reach $34.4 Billion in 2015, With North America Remaining the Largest Market and Asia, Outpacing Europe in 2014, in Second Place. In just a matter of a few years, Crowdfunding has evolved from a small creative concept to a big industry that is influencing government policies and encouraging banking […] More

  • P2P Insurance Customers Turn to Digital, Family and Friends for Advice

    P2P: Customers Turn to Digital Insurance, Family and Friends for Advice [SURVEY]

    P2P insurance. In a recent US survey Accenture finds that most insurance customers prefer digital insurance channels and turn to family and friends for advice. Over 4,000 US automobile and home insurance customers were surveyed by Accenture (@Accenture). The survey revealed that 76% of consumers prefer paying their insurance policies to an agent, while 58% […] More

  • Insurance Innovation: ‘jFloat’ New UK P2P Insurance Platform Coming Soon

    Insurance Innovation: ‘jFloat’ New UK P2P Insurance Platform Coming Soon

    Social media insurance. After Friendsurance, ‘jFloat’ a new Peer-to-Peer insurance platform will launch soon in the UK. They aim to bring transparency and generate significant cost savings. The model will have its target invite-only launch in July and will close a round of less than £1 million in a few weeks. It aims to side-step the […] More

  • DBS Bank Rolls Out Social Media Group Buying Campaign Across Asia

    P2P: DBS Bank Rolls Out Social Media Group Buying Campaign Across Asia

    Social media banking. Peer-to-Peer: DBS Bank rolls out social media group buying campaign, uGOiGOTM, across Asia. It quickly went viral when DBS’ customers started sharing the online deal with their peers. The campaign allows new DBS Treasures customers to enjoy fixed deposit savings rates when they share the offer through social media. The campaign, uGOiGO, is part […] More

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    7 Questions To CommBank’s CMO On Social Media Banking, P2P, Mobile

    For our fifth edition of our ‘5 Questions on Digital Innovation‘ (including social media banking, gamification, crowdsourcing, P2P, mobile), I interviewed the inspirational Andy Lark, the Chief Marketing and Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. From the very first time I met Andy Lark – Chief Marketing and Online Officer at Commonwealth Bank of […] More

  • Spanish Bank Launches Mobile App Tapping QR Codes For P2P Payments

    Spanish Bank Launches Mobile App Tapping QR Codes For P2P Payments

    Spanish bank ‘La Caixa’ launched a mobile app tapping QR codes for P2P payments. This new application, called Transfi, allows users to transfer of funds P2P automatically using QR codes. The service facilitates and calculates exact amounts, send messages or email reminders, facilitates sharing costs, sends notices for pending charges and payments, and allows automatic […] More

  • UK Government Will Fund Fifty Five Million Pounds to P2P Lenders To Help Small Businesses

    UK Government Will Fund £55m to P2P Lenders To Help Small Businesses

    Business secretary Vince Cable pledged £55m of UK government funding to finance suppliers such as peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders in the hopes of helping struggling small businesses acquire credit via high street banks. The pledge was made through Business Finance Partnership with match-funding from the private sector. The private sector is expected to lever a minimum of £55m […] More

  • Pound Dwolla Twitter Money P2P Payments Via a Tweet

    Twitter Money: Dwolla Enables P2P Payments Via A Tweet

    The Des Moines, Iowa start-up introduced a new way to make sending money easier – by tweeting it. This feature ties a Twitter account to a Dwolla account, allowing users to send money with a tweet. Known as the weekend project, available at pound.dwollalabs.com, it is designed to demonstrate convenience and potential value of Dwolla‘s […] More