UBS invests in home ownership startup Houzy

As part of its platform business model for property owners, UBS has invested in Houzy, a Swiss startup that offers users tips and tools to handle renovations and likely costs. The interest in Houzy follows the recent launch by UBS of key4, an open online platform for financing and maintaining owner-occupied homes and housing. HouzyContinue reading “UBS invests in home ownership startup Houzy”

Blockchain Project Teller Raises $1 Million

Teller, a blockchain project for decentralized lending incubated by A16Z’s crypto startup school, announced on Thursday it secured  $1 million through its seed investment round… Teller revealed it is on a mission to disrupt the $215 trillion debt market. In DeFi, the decentralized loan market has grown tremendously. [Teller founder and CEO:] “… true successContinue reading “Blockchain Project Teller Raises $1 Million”

Revolut launches Open Banking for one million French customers

Users of Revolut in France  can now connect their Crédit Mutuel, Caisse d’Epargne, Banque Populaire, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Hello Bank! bank accounts to Revolut, allowing them to view all their balances and transactions in a single app. Open banking, the process of connecting accounts held by customers in different banks throughContinue reading “Revolut launches Open Banking for one million French customers”

LendingPoint Launches New SDKn Technology to Simplify Consumer Credit Approval

[LendingPoint is a data and technology platform that enables origination of unsecured personal loans for financial institutions and for its own balance sheet.] With just a few lines of code, SDKn … integrates into existing payment platforms, giving consumers an instant credit decision for in-store and e-commerce purchases, without ever having to leave the websiteContinue reading “LendingPoint Launches New SDKn Technology to Simplify Consumer Credit Approval”

Visa Partner Zap Raises $3.5 Million To Expand Bitcoin Payments

… While Zap’s charismatic young founder Jack Mallers… shared the milestone in conversation with Forbes. While Mallers’ idea of a payments network for bitcoin is nothing new, Chicago-based Zap has distinguished itself by being one of the more sophisticated operations using a new platform built on top of bitcoin, called the Lightning Network, that canContinue reading “Visa Partner Zap Raises $3.5 Million To Expand Bitcoin Payments”