Real Estate crowdfunding portal acquires Equity Brick

Texas-based real estate crowdfunding platform, MassVenture, announced on Monday that it has acquired funding portal, Equity Brick LLC. Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

How’s your credit? FinTech lender makes it easier to find out

Toronto-based Borrowell has teamed with Equifax to offer consumers free access to their credit score through its website. Read more: www.theglobeandmail.com

Inside 4Di Capital’s new R256m fund

MMI Holdings, the JSE-listed parent of Momentum and Metropolitan, has committed hundreds of millions of rand to investing in and nurturing the next-wave of health and financial technology startups. Read more: www.techcentral.co.za

Is Blockchain a dilemma for regulators?

Gabrielle Patrick is a UK and US lawyer specializing in cryptofinance and distributed ledger technology. Read more: www.baypayforum.com

P2P lending: towards easy funding in India

The consultation paper on peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in late April, proposes a balanced approach. Read more: www.livemint.com

Financial advice: man and robot can co-exist

Don’t be concerned if your human adviser starts co-planning with a robot – the arrangement is likely to benefit you. Read More: www.iol.co.za

Silicon Valley accelerator looks for insurance startups

Plug and Play Tech Center, a Silicon Valley global technology accelerator and venture fund, announced on Thursday a call for applications from startups in its insurance platform. Read more: www.canadianunderwriter.ca

The Emergence of InsurTech

Hardly a new concept, insurance technology (InsurTech) is being studied more closely as platforms gain further credibility through increased user adoption. Read more: www.trulioo.com

90% of insurers fear they will lose business to a start-up

90% of insurers fear they will lose business to a start-up. Read more: www.actuarialpost.co.uk

PwC and Z/Yen to explore blockchain use in Insurance

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has teamed with Z/Yen, a London-based commercial think-tank that promotes societal advancement through better finance and technology. Read more: www.cryptocoinsnews.com

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