Weekly Funding Highlights – 17 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
2d ago
Welcome to our latest Weekly Funding Highlights! In this roundup, we cover developments across the funding landscape, including strategic investments, funding rounds, and innovative initiatives from key players in the industry. Embedded FinTech Parafin boosts infrastructure with $125m warehouse facility Parafin, an embedded financial services company, secures a $125m warehouse facility from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Trinity Capital. The investment aims to enhance Parafin’s ability to provide capital to small and medium-sized businesses on platforms like DoorDash and Amazon. Parafin’s innov ..read more
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Top Dutch News – 16 April 2024
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by marketing HF
3d ago
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Netherlands!  Enjoy reading! Action needed to stop the use of buy now pay later by minors (AFM) The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) found that in 2023, nearly 600,000 transactions linked to Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) providers were made by minors, which is concerning as credit shouldn’t be granted to them. Consumers under 35 often miss payment terms, incurring significant reminder costs. A behavioral experiment showed that sending payment reminders via text message effectively reduced late payments. Additionally, for every ..read more
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Weekly Research Highlights – 16 April 2024
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by marketing HF
3d ago
The fintech industry is rapidly evolving and disrupting traditional financial systems. In this article, we bring you the latest research insights to help you stay ahead of the curve and understand the future of financial technology. Enjoy researching! Green steel: Structural change (Quartz) The Quartz article and podcast spotlight the environmental impact of traditional steelmaking and introduce green steel as a more sustainable alternative. Traditional steel production is known for its high carbon emissions, but green steel offers a greener approach by reimagining materials and processes. Fea ..read more
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Weekly Analysis And Opinion Highlights – 15 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
4d ago
Dive into the dynamic world of finance with our latest analysis highlights, exploring hot topics from the fintech funding industry. Mapping the contextual fintech evolution (Calcalistech) Noam Inbar, a Partner at Viola FinTech, discusses the evolution of embedded finance and emphasizes the shift towards contextual finance for a more personalized customer experience. While embedded finance has shown potential, it often lacks significant value beyond basic distribution. Contextual finance, on the other hand, focuses on integrating financial services into the customer’s primary goals, delivering ..read more
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Weekly News Highlights – 11 April 2024
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by marketing HF
1w ago
Welcome to the latest in fintech news, where cutting-edge technologies and innovative financial solutions converge to reshape the landscape of banking, investing, and payments. Stay tuned as we explore the trends driving the future of finance! How Tech Giants Cut Corners to Harvest Data for A.I. (New York Times) In late 2021, OpenAI and other tech giants faced a shortage of data for training their AI models. To overcome this, they resorted to unconventional methods like transcribing YouTube videos, raising concerns about copyright violations. Jared Kaplan’s influential paper highlighted the im ..read more
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Weekly Funding Highlights – 10 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
1w ago
Welcome to our latest Weekly Funding Highlights! In this roundup, we cover developments across the funding landscape, including strategic investments, funding rounds, and innovative initiatives from key players in the industry. B2B BNPL fintech Hokodo lands €100m debt facility from Viola Credit Hokodo, a UK-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solutions vendor, has secured a €100 million debt facility from Viola Credit, a global credit investment manager. With this, the fintech aims to facilitate €1.5 billion-worth of B2B transactions across Europe over the next two years. The funding will support ..read more
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Top Dutch News – 9 April 2024
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by marketing HF
1w ago
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Netherlands!  Enjoy reading! LangWatch has been granted €150.000 funding from Rabobank (Manouk Draisma) LangWatch.ai, a burgeoning player in the AI technology sphere, has recently clinched a significant funding boost of €150,000 from Rabobank under their esteemed Rabobank Innovation Fund program for startups. This injection of capital marks a pivotal moment for LangWatch.ai, propelling the company towards its ambitious goal of refining and expanding its product offerings. With this financial backing, LangWatch.ai is poised to emerge as the pre ..read more
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Weekly Research Highlights – 9 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
1w ago
The fintech industry is rapidly evolving and disrupting traditional financial systems. In this article, we bring you the latest research insights to help you stay ahead of the curve and understand the future of financial technology. Enjoy researching! The department provides insight into the applicable (transitional) law after the destruction of a zoning plan (Stibbe) The Division of the Council of State’s recent ruling clarified the legal framework for decisions made post-January 1, 2024, in the aftermath of zoning plan annulments. While the default scenario entails the application of the Env ..read more
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Weekly Analysis And Opinion Highlights – 8 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
1w ago
Dive into the dynamic world of finance with our latest analysis highlights, exploring hot topics from the fintech funding industry. Gold prices hit a new record. Here’s why (Quartz) The recent surge in inflation without corresponding interest rate adjustments has led to a surge in interest in alternative assets, notably gold, which is trading near record highs of $2,250 a troy ounce. With central banks hesitating to raise interest rates amid inflation concerns, investors are turning to commodities like gold as a store of value. Despite the dollar’s uncertain position and gold’s impressive rall ..read more
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Top Dutch News – 2 April 2024
Holland FinTech
by marketing HF
1w ago
Stay up to date with the latest news from the Netherlands!  Enjoy reading! Mobile payments on the rise (Dutch Payments Associations) Research conducted by the Dutch Payments Association and De Nederlandsche Bank reveals a notable trend towards contactless payments, particularly via mobile devices, with over 70% of cash register transactions being contactless by 2023. The share of mobile payments increased significantly during the same period, indicating a shift away from traditional debit card usage. This trend is expected to continue, with contactless payments via mobile devices projecte ..read more
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