Upcoming Webinar: Capital Raising in the Era of Digitalization: Regulatory & Fintech Considerations in the U.S. & U.K.

Hosted by Horizon, Finceler8, and UK Department for International Trade (DIT) Horizon, Finceler8, and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) are excited to be hosting an upcoming webinar to discuss the state of capital raising with a focus on regulatory and fintech challenges across the U.S. and U.K.  The live panel, including additional speakers from […]Continue Reading

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Horizon product update: APIs added to further streamline KYC/AML compliance checks

Horizon’s esteemed team of software engineers are continually working to enhance our next generation compliance solutions. We are happy to announce new APIs added to KYCware and AMLcop to further streamline onboarding, identify verification and AML screening for our existing and future clients.  Existing clients can review the code on our developer portal here and […]Continue Reading

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When the equity crowdfunding wave will become an equity crowdfunding tsunami

By Vanessa Malone As a quick refresher, equity crowdfunding is a capital raising method typically utilized by startups and small businesses, whereby a company uses the internet to sell securities (shares, debt, or other ownership rights) to a large number of customers and fans. Traditionally, early-stage investment opportunities were reserved for high-net worth individuals. Equity […]Continue Reading

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Is DeFi the next ICO bubble?

By Vanessa Malone On July 25, 2020, the amount of collateral locked in Decentralized Finance(DeFi) projects reached $4 billion, double what it was just two weeks prior. What is DeFi and where is it headed? What is DeFi? Decentralized Finance, or DeFi, falls deep within the crypto sector of fintech. It refers to digital assets, financial […]Continue Reading

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Fintech’s responsibility to balance usability with consumer protections

By Vanessa Malone The digitization of financial services has blurred, if not completely erased the lines between finance and technology.  Fintech has been making waves for years, but a tsunami in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic expedited its position as the clear new business model. For example, Microsoft’s CEO says the company has seen […]Continue Reading

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Fintech culture is here to stay

By Vanessa Malone Fintech, refers to technology or software innovations meant to disrupt current financial processes from the enterprise level down to the consumer. As the name suggests, it represents the intersection of finance and technology to reduce costs, simplify processes, and expand financial services to digital storefronts. Players include governments, traditional financial service companies, […]Continue Reading

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Horizon Globex Announces Corporate Name Change to Horizon Fintex

Shift reflects our refined focus on Horizon’s fintech and exchange technology solutions By Vanessa Malone June 19, 2020: The Horizon team is pleased to announce a change in our corporate name from Horizon Globex to Horizon Fintex, effective immediately. This name change reflects our commitment to bring liquidity to the growing exempt securities market with […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Investor Webinar

Series A investment opportunity in Horizon’s proprietary fintech  By Vanessa Malone Click here to RSVP for our upcoming investor webinar happening Tuesday, June 23 at 12:00 pm EST. As you may know, Horizon is currently conducting its $5M Series A funding round to further develop and scale the operations of its proprietary securities issuance and […]Continue Reading

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Why identity verification isn’t ready for complete automation…yet

The limitations of AI and fully automated solutions for identity verification in the financial services industry By Vanessa Malone Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other automated solutions are actively being deployed in the financial services industry to remove friction, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Especially in today’s remote environment, financial institutions are being forced to transition services […]Continue Reading

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The importance of KYC technology for financial institutions amidst COVID-19

Why now is the time for companies to bring their onboarding processes into the digital age By Vanessa Malone While many companies have been making steps to create flexible options for their clients to interact with their business online for quite some time, those in heavily regulated environments like financial institutions, have been slower to adopt […]Continue Reading

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