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Marble Financial Executes Definitive $10 Million Credit Facility Agreement With Cypress Hills Partners Inc., to Fund Its Fast-Track Loan Product

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marble Financial Inc. (CSE: MRBL; OTCQB: MRBLF; FSE:2V0) (“Marble” or the “Company”) an AI-driven financial technology company that educates and helps Canadians better understand and manage their current cash flow and credit towards a better financial future, is pleased to announce it has entered into an arm’s length definitive credit facility agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with CHP Agent Services Inc., a subsidiary of an independent, non-affiliated Canadian based alternative specialty lender, Cypress Hills Partners Inc. (“CHP”).

The Credit Agreement provides for a $10 million credit facility to Marble through its wholly owned Special Purpose Vehicle (“SPV”) subsidiary and TPFM as servicing agent for originations, adjudications, administration, and monitoring of the SPV loan portfolio. The aggregate amount of the funding is determined as a selected percentage (“the “Advance Rate”) of the SPV’s eligible customer loans, with the initial Advance Rate set at 95% and a minimum threshold of 80%. Interest is charged at Canadian Prime(1) plus 13%, with a provisional discount if the Advance Rate is less than 95%. The maturity date for all funds advanced is three years after the first funding advance, with an option to extend for a further two years upon mutual agreement.

The Credit Facility will be used to re-engage Marble’s legacy financial wellness Fast-Track program. The Fast-Track program helps qualified Canadians accelerate their credit rebuilding process by exiting their Consumer Proposal and commencing their journey back to mainstream financial inclusion. Marble thru its wholly owned subsidiary, TPFM will continue to originate and adjudicate the Fast-Track program through its proprietary MyMarble Platform and will manage the SPV loan portfolio and earn the net interest income and other income, including insurance, administration fees and SaaS revenue. This opportunity will enable Marble to re-engage and greatly expand its Fast-Track program and support the Company’s Data Science and Machine Learning initiatives towards Marble’s Second-Generation scoring algorithms. Data Analysis will continue to provide meaningful insights on future products and solutions for the millions of underbanked Canadian that are excluded from traditional financial services.

This Credit Agreement enables Marble to originate, adjudicate its Fast-Track program and service the loan portfolio through the Company’s proprietary MyMarble platform and continue its growth strategy in providing personal finance and credit wellness technology solutions to the millions of underbanked Canadians that are financially marginalized.

Since the break of the COVID-19 pandemic Marble has received over 2000 pre-qualified MyMarble Members looking to enroll in Fast-Track once it becomes available this month. With a historic average loan size of $8,000 combined with potential SaaS based subscription revenue, the resumption of Fast-Track creates a large pool of multi-stream revenue opportunity with negligible marketing spend.

In the midst of Canada’s slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ending of government-led income subsidiary and deferral programs, a July 2021 Debt Survey by MNP has shown that 45% of Canadians are doubtful they can cover living expenses this year, with a massive 30% report being insolvent(2). Marble’s Fast-Track program, combined with MyMarble, is a proven successful solution for this large population of goal-oriented Canadians who have recently become insolvent or filed for a consumer proposal caused by a perpetual state of low-income.

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With many experts predicting that more and more Canadians are expected to file for Consumer Proposals, this growing number of potential insolvent consumers will increase demand for Fast-Track in the years to come. According to Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (“CAIRP”), consumer insolvencies have recently increased by a record-breaking 22.8% in March 2021 compared to February 2021. This marks the largest single month-over-month increase in more than 10 years(3).

“At Marble, our mission is to nourish confidence in Canadians to redefine their financial outlook. This Credit Agreement enables Marble to continue looking forward to empowering more financially challenged Canadians back to the mainstream economy,” states Karim Nanji, Marble CEO. “The re-commencement of the Fast-Track program is both significant and timely given the current economic circumstances facing Canadians. We are encouraged that CHP believes in our business strategies and has the confidence in our management team to execute on it.”

“We believe the re-engagement of the credit wellness Fast-Track program by Marble is very well timed. Cypress Hills looks forward to a long partnership with the Marble as they disrupt the financial wellness space in Canada,” states Kelly Klatik, Managing Partner of Cypress Hills Partners. ”

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

Karim Nanji, CEO

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About Cypress Hills Partners Inc. – Cypress Hills Partners (CHP) is an alternative specialty lender based out of Vancouver, Canada. CHP’s primary focus is a receivable lending strategy with loan facilities secured against consumer and SME cashflows and/or other type of acceptable security. CHP’s target vertical is lending to Specialty Lending Platforms in Canada and the U.S. via private debt structures ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million. Cypress Hills Partners is adept in leveraging technology and financial structuring experience, to accelerate the growth of specialty lending platforms and service providers, creating a differentiated market advantage. Direct privately negotiated investments may include consumer loans, small and medium sized enterprise (SME) loans, advances against corporate trade receivables and equipment, senior secured loans, regulatory capital, and mezzanine debt.

About Marble Financial Inc. (CSE: MRBL; OTC: MRBLF; FSE:2V0) Marbles’ proprietary MyMarble platform utilizes the power of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence, in leveraging its proven data-driven strategies through technology solutions Inverite, Score-Up, Fast Track and Maestro to engage in and navigate a clear path towards financial wellbeing and a meaningful credit score, since 2016, Marble is proud to have empowered thousands of marginalized consumers to a positive financial future, and we continue to establish ourselves as leaders in financial wellness through the licensing of our proprietary products on the MyMarble Platform.

For further information, please visit the company’s website at: http://mymarble.ca

Mike Marrandino,
Executive Chairman
T:(855) 661-2390 ext. 104
Email: [email protected]

NOTES:
(1) means, for any day, the per annum interest rate published as the “prime rate” by the Bank of Canada, except that if such rate shall exceed 5.00% the prime rate shall be deemed to be 5.00%, and if such rate shall fall below 3.50%, the prime rate shall be deemed to be 3.50%.
(2) https://mnpdebt.ca/en/resources/mnp-consumer-debt-index
(3) https://storeys.com/consumer-insolvencies-canada-highest-level/

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This release contains “forward-looking information” as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. The use of any of the words “target”, “plans”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information is based on management’s expectations and assumptions, including statements relating to the Company’s business, operations and development plans. In making the forward-looking statements included in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including but not limited to, that the Company’s financial condition and development plans do not change as a result of unforeseen events, current economic trends, and that the Company will receive all required regulatory approvals, including Canadian Securities Exchange approval. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause plans, estimates and actual results to vary materially from those projected in such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause the forward-looking information in this news release to change or to be inaccurate include general economic, market or business conditions; changes in the Company’s financial condition and development plans; and other risks and uncertainties as set forth in the Company’s most recent continuous disclosure filings filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to take into account important factors that could cause actual costs or results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause actual results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The forward-looking information included in this release is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as required by applicable law. 

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Metz, in Partnership with AI TECH, Introduces Advanced Interactive Flat Panel to Middle East Market

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SHENZHEN, China, June 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — METZ Display, a sub-brand of SKYWORTH and a provider of innovative interactive displays for education and business. The announcement of Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC Dubai as the authorized exclusive distributor for the UAE market as well as the Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain markets marks a significant expansion for METZ Display. By partnering with a trusted distributor like Artificial Intelligence Technologies, METZ is strategically positioning itself to deliver its full range of smart education and smart conference room applications across these regions. This move not only strengthens METZ’s presence in the Middle East but also underscores its commitment to providing innovative interactive displays tailored for both educational and business environments.

Based on the 16 years of R&D and business experience in the IFPD market from SKYWORTH, METZ Display fully inherited its technology and has introduced several interactive displays in the education and business sectors that provide a highly immersive environment and user-friendly experience since 2022, such as the all-in-one LCD.
Mr. Summer Deng METZ  Sales & Marketing Head of MEA, said: ” The IFPD market in MEA is expected to see rapid growth over the next couple of years. The partnership with Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC, a business entity to promote AI & AV Products, Tools, and services in the United Arab Emirates & Middle East Region will take METZ Display to another new level. We are confident to further develop our quality products and service!”
METZ Display is expanding its reach into the UAE market through Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC Dubai as its authorized distributor.
The introduction of the METZ K Pro Series, particularly the EDLA Certified collaborative display, in the MEA Region highlights their commitment to providing innovative interactive display solutions for both education and business sectors. This move could potentially enhance learning and collaboration experiences in the region.
Mr. Harold Fernandes, the Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence Technologies, seems quite enthusiastic about the partnership with METZ Display. His emphasis on the versatility of METZ’s portfolio, applicable across various sectors such as education and business, reflects a keen understanding of the market’s needs. By highlighting the engaging experiences offered by METZ Display products, he’s underlining the potential benefits for resellers and end-users alike. This partnership seems poised to bring innovative solutions to the UAE market.
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With Skyworth, one of the world’s largest TV companies, and Metz, one of the oldest German manufacturers, METZ Display creates high-quality educational and business applications that make state-of-the-art screen technology available to everyone by combining their strengths and 80 years of experience.
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Artificial Intelligence Technologies LLC, Is established as a business entity to promote AI & AV Products, and complete AV Solution, Tools & Services in the United Arab Emirates & Middle East Region. Visit the website at https://ai-tech.ai/ 
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Complyport’s new AI tool – ViCA.Chat – set to revolutionise compliance support services

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LONDON, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ViCA.Chat, the Virtual Compliance Assistant powered by AI technology, is set to transform regulatory compliance consulting. Developed by ComplyMAP Group’s AI engineers and Complyport’s compliance consulting teams, ViCA redefines compliance support services and propels governance, risk and compliance consulting into a new era of innovation. 

Offering real-time assistance across a vast array of UK and EU regulatory frameworks, ViCA delivers unparalleled efficiency, detail and precision in disentangling and dealing with complicated regulatory frameworks.
The key differentiator of ViCA is its specialised and purposely constructed unique databases that leverage Complyport’s 22 years of regulatory expertise, combined with tailored AI training tools, enabling ViCA to operate as an experienced compliance consultant. A dedicated human support team continuously improves and updates ViCA’s knowledge and responses through a feedback loop process and quality assurance sessions. This powerful symbiosis of AI and human expertise sets ViCA apart and ensures businesses have the latest regulatory information instantaneously and seamlessly.
As a result, ViCA’s specialised regulatory database goes beyond readily available online resources which feature into traditional AI tools. ViCA offers exclusive insights, proprietary regulatory interpretations, historical data, bespoke and purposely structured compliance documentation and templates. With advanced scraping capabilities, ViCA also extracts relevant data from selected websites and publicly available information, ensuring an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of compliance requirements across industries.
From agile fintech startups to established law firms, financial institutions, regulatory bodies, insurance providers, as well as compliance consultants, ViCA seamlessly adapts to unique compliance needs. Its user-friendly interface ensures navigating and analysing regulatory data is swift and intuitive, streamlining the compliance workflow.
“ViCA is a game-changer in how regulatory compliance advice will be provided in the future”, commented Luis Parra, Managing Director of ViCA. “With ViCA, compliance insights become available to all. No longer are regulated firms and responsible people overly dependent on advisors and compliance consultants. Through ViCA, the financial system will not only meet but exceed regulatory standards. Moreover, the level of information made available to the public will benefit society as a whole, in its interactions with the financial services sector.”
Among ViCA’s revolutionary features is its cost-effective model, allowing businesses to significantly reduce reliance on traditional spending with external consultants and advisors.
Visit ViCA.Chat to experience the future of compliance support.
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ViCA.Chat is a revolutionary Virtual Compliance Assistant powered by cutting-edge AI technology, designed to demystify the complexities of regulatory compliance. Utilising Complyport’s 22 years of regulatory expertise, ViCA offers real-time assistance and guidance across a wide range of regulatory frameworks, setting a new standard for efficiency and precision in compliance support. From fintech start-ups to established law firms, financial services institutions, regulators, regulatory firms, compliance consultants and insurance firms, ViCA caters to the diverse needs of professionals across all levels in the broader UK financial services sector.
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LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market worth $32.7 billion by 2029- Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

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CHICAGO, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market is expected to reach USD 32.7 billion by 2029 from USD 8.0 billion in 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.4 % during 2024–2029, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™.

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Scope of the Report
Report Metrics
Details
Market size available for years
2018-2029
Base year considered
2023
Forecast period
2024–2029
Forecast units
Value (USD Billion)
Segments Covered
Offering, Network Deployment, Application, End User, and Region
Region covered
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
List of Companies in LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT
The Bosch Group (Germany),  Cisco (US), Orange SA (France), Comcast Corporation (US), Semtech (US), NEC Corporation(Japan), Tata Communications (India), AWS (US), Advantech (Taiwan), SK Telecom (South Korea), Murata (Japan), Kerlink (France), Actility (France), Digi International (US), MultiTech (US), Ezurio (US), Sensoterra (Netherlands), Nwave Technologies (US), RAKwireless (China), TheThings.io (Spain), Datacake (Germany), Milesight (China), LORIOT (Switzerland), Exosite (US), Orbiwise (Switzerland), Netmore Group (Sweden), and Radio Bridge Inc (US).
The LoRaWAN ecosystem influences development of tools, software libraries, and cloud-based platforms that streamline the creation, deployment, and management of IoT solutions. Continuously evolving, this ecosystem boasts a burgeoning array of vendors providing LoRa-compliant devices, gateways, and network management solutions. This vibrant competition within the ecosystem propels innovation while driving down costs for end-users. Moreover, the development of interoperable solutions fosters seamless integration and deployment of LoRaWAN networks, simplifying the implementation process for businesses and organizations. As the ecosystem continues to expand and mature, it empowers developers, system integrators, and IoT enthusiasts to unleash their creativity, accelerate time-to-market, and unlock the full potential of LoRaWAN technology in diverse applications and industries.
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Based on network deployment, the public network segment to hold the largest market size during the forecast period.
The robust security features integrated into public LoRaWAN networks play a significant role in driving the growth and adoption of LoRaWAN technology in the market. End-to-end encryption ensures that data transmitted between devices and gateways is protected from unauthorized access or interception, safeguarding sensitive information such as sensor readings, location data, and command messages. Message integrity checks verify the integrity of data packets, detecting any tampering or alteration during transmission and ensuring data authenticity and reliability. Additionally, mutual authentication mechanisms establish trust between devices and gateways, verifying the identity of both parties before allowing communication to occur. These security measures provide organizations and end-users with confidence in the integrity and confidentiality of their data, mitigating concerns related to data privacy, cybersecurity threats, and regulatory compliance. As a result, implementing robust security features in public LoRaWAN networks enhances trust and credibility in the technology, driving increased adoption and market growth as organizations seek reliable and secure connectivity solutions for their IoT deployments.
By offering, the services segment is expected to hold a higher growth rate during the forecast period.
IoT service providers are pivotal in driving adoption by developing vertical-specific solutions finely tuned to the distinct needs of industries like agriculture, healthcare, logistics, and smart cities. In agriculture, for instance, IoT services offer solutions for precision farming, crop monitoring, and livestock management, enabling farmers to optimize irrigation, monitor soil health, and enhance yields. Similarly, IoT services facilitate remote patient monitoring, asset tracking, and inventory management in healthcare, improving patient care, reducing costs, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards such as HIPAA. In logistics, IoT services provide real-time tracking of shipments, fleet management, and predictive maintenance, enhancing supply chain visibility, efficiency, and reliability. For smart cities, IoT services offer solutions for traffic management, waste management, energy optimization, and public safety, transforming urban infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life for residents. By addressing industry-specific challenges, compliance requirements, and use cases, vertical-specific IoT solutions deliver tangible business value, driving adoption and fueling the growth of the IoT services market across diverse sectors.
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Asia Pacific is expected to hold a higher growth rate during the forecast period.
In the Asia Pacific region, where agriculture serves as a cornerstone of many economies, adopting IoT technologies, particularly LoRa and LoRaWAN, is revolutionizing traditional farming practices. LoRaWAN’s long-range connectivity and low-power consumption make it well-suited for deployment in rural agricultural settings, where access to reliable connectivity may be limited. Through LoRa-based IoT solutions, farmers can implement precision agriculture techniques to address pressing challenges such as water scarcity, soil degradation, and unpredictable weather patterns. LoRa-enabled sensors facilitate real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels, temperature, and humidity, allowing farmers to optimize irrigation schedules and conserve water resources. Remote sensing technologies powered by LoRaWAN enable farmers to gather actionable insights on crop health, pest infestations, and nutrient deficiencies, facilitating timely interventions and improving overall crop management practices. Furthermore, LoRa-based crop analytics platforms provide farmers with data-driven decision support tools, helping them optimize planting strategies, improve yield forecasting, and mitigate the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity. By harnessing the power of LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT solutions, farmers in the Asia Pacific region can increase yields, conserve resources, and enhance resilience to environmental challenges, driving the adoption and growth of the LoRaWAN IoT market in the agricultural sector.
Top Key Companies in LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market:
The major vendors covered in the LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market are The Bosch Group (Germany),  Cisco (US), Orange SA (France), Comcast Corporation (US), Semtech (US), NEC Corporation(Japan), Tata Communications (India), AWS (US), Advantech (Taiwan), SK Telecom (South Korea), Murata (Japan), Kerlink (France), Actility (France), Digi International (US), MultiTech (US), Ezurio (US), Sensoterra (Netherlands), Nwave Technologies (US), RAKwireless (China), TheThings.io (Spain), Datacake (Germany), Milesight (China), LORIOT (Switzerland), Exosite (US), Orbiwise (Switzerland), Netmore Group (Sweden), and Radio Bridge Inc (US). These players have adopted various growth strategies, such as partnerships, agreements and collaborations, new product launches, enhancements, and acquisitions to expand their footprint in the LoRa and LoRaWAN IoT Market.
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