22 May 2015

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Bruce Oreck, the US Ambassador to Finland, is to be the keynote speaker at Finextra's up-and-coming Future Money Nordics event in Helsinki.

Overstock buys stake in ATS for digital securities push

20 May 2015  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Online retailer Overstock has stepped up its plans to issue "digital securities" through the acquisition of a 25% stake in alternative trading system (ATS) PRO Securities, according to Wired.

Swedish digital currency marketplace Cryex has selected Cinnober to supply a hosted version of its trading, clearing and surveillance platform, in a further sign of the collision between virtual currencies and traditional exchange dealing technology.

Ripple scores $28 million funding round

19 May 2015  | 0 comments | 17 tweets | 17 linkedin

Digital currency outfit Ripple Labs has closed a $28 million Series A funding round that includes IDG Capital Partners and the venture arms of CME Group and global data storage company Seagate Technology.

Metro Bank to offer consumer loans via Zopa

19 May 2015  | 1 comments | 28 tweets | 19 linkedin

UK challenger bank Metro Bank is to lend funds to consumers via the online marketplace operated by P2P pioneer Zopa.

'Social network for credit' Vouch raises $6 million

15 May 2015  | 1 comments | 12 tweets | 10 linkedin

Vouch, a US-based startup that advances credit to customers on the basis of their social connections, has raised $6 million in Series A funding.

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