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EstateGuru reaches €100m in Lithuania

EstateGuru reaches €100m in Lithuania

Estonian real estate investment platform EstateGuru has funded 100 million euros in Lithuania. It reaches this milestone only 5 years after entering that market. The platform has funded over 580 million euros in total.

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Bux Zero launches in Italy

Bux Zero launches in Italy

Dutch online broker Bux is launching its mobile app in Italy. The investment platform now operates in 8 European countries, after setting foot in Ireland and Spain last year. Recently, Bux started offering cryptocurrency and fractured investing to its users.

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Trade Republic raises 250 million euros

Trade Republic raises 250 million euros

Trade Republic, an online broker from Germany, has raised 250 million euros in funding. The company has now been valued at 5 billion euros. The capital will be used for product development, according to the investment platform.

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October takes over Credit.fr

October takes over Credit.fr

European crowdfunding platform October is taking over its French competitor Credit.fr. As a result of the takeover, October now represents over 860 million euros in loans, which have been extended to 3.100 companies. The takeover is in accordance with October’s growth strategy, as the platform aims to expand its corporate lending business.

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Kraken and Binance rated best crypto platforms in Germany

Kraken and Binance rated best crypto platforms in Germany

The top 3 platforms for investing in cryptocurrency in Germany are Kraken, Binance and German provider Bison, according to the Munich Institute for Asset Growth (IVA). The market for crypto investing continues to grow, but there are large quality differences between brokers, the research shows.

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Bulkestate launches Flash real estate investment

Bulkestate launches Flash real estate investment

Real estate crowdfunding platform Bulkestate is launching a new investment feature: Flash. For lower risk investments, lenders partake in a draw to potentially win prize money on top of regular returns. CEO Igors Puntuss: “Real estate investing is quite conservative, but we introduce a gamified opportunity for increased profitability.”

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EBA publishes crowdfunding standards

EBA publishes crowdfunding standards

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its final standards for crowdfunding service providers. These include disclosing information to investors and governance arrangements. The standards follow the new rules harmonizing crowdfunding across the European Union (EU).

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Crowdcube first platform approved under ECSPR

Crowdcube first platform approved under ECSPR

Equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has become the first platform to be approved under the new European Crowdfunding Service Provider Rules (ECSPR). It received the approval from Spanish regulator Comisión Nacional del Mercados de Valores (CNMV). The platform can now accept European investors.

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Scalable Capital launches in Italy

Scalable Capital launches in Italy

Investment platform Scalable Capital sets foot in Italy, its fourth market in Europe. Italian investors will also have access to its newly launched crypto investments. Only last year, Scalable raised 165 million euros for international expansion.

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