Amazon.com Inc. announced Wednesday, March 26, 2020, its decision to stop loan repayments from its sellers as the pandemic continues to affect businesses and sales, notes Reuters. Its Amazon Lending program would reportedly put payments on hold from Thursday,...
Open Financial Technologies, a fintech startup operating a neo-bank, has announced it will be shifting its focus on wealth management and lending despite COVID-19 pandemic In an interview with ET Tech, Anish Achuthan, Open’s Founder and CEO, said that the...
The Senate issued its final ruling on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, on the Student Loan Forgiveness Program. The initiative proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially intended to limit the student debt relief extended to individuals misled by for-profit...
The State Bank of India (SBI) has lowered its benchmark lending, deposit, and savings rate on Wednesday, March 11, as the virus outbreak hit India’s economy. Starting March 10, most loans offered by SBI will have a rate of...
As Italy battles the coronavirus in the country, the government announced that it will be temporarily suspending mortgage payments. Apart from mortgage payments, lenders are also extending debt holidays to small businesses and families, reports CBS News. The announcement was...
British banker Metro Bank announced Monday, March 9, that it has entered into a partnership with Lending-as-a-Service (LaaS) provider Ezbob to deliver next-generation digital lending platform for small business customers. In a release, Metro Bank said that the new offering...
BitGo, one of the largest custodians for digital assets, announced Thursday the launch of its first institutional-level crypto lending service, called BitGo Prime LCC. In a press release, the crypto custody provider said that the new offering is set to...
The existence of cryptocurrencies could result in the disappearance of lending services offered by traditional banks, said Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England. Bitcoin News reported that Cunliffe believes that stablecoins and cryptocurrencies will...
The European Central Bank is preparing for the possible economic fallout amid the novel coronavirus (NCOV-19) outbreak, offering liquidity to businesses. Many central banks around the globe are put under pressure to support the growth of businesses in the...
Last Friday, February 28, 2020, the European Commission and its respective officers have officially opened an investigation over the €400 million loans granted by the Italian government to Alitalia, Italy’s flagship carrier. The €400-million deal reportedly comes on top...

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