The Daily Dig for Monday, July 28

Signs of growth and new possibilities are all part of a Daily Dig that will get your week off to a good start.

Zillow acquires Trulia in stock deal

The two real estate tech companies combine for 137 million unique users.  Even with overlap the new entity will be larger than either one is on its own.  The all-stock deal is worth $3.5 billion.  Darrell Etherington has more.

Brit P2P’s on pace to facilitate £1 billion in 2014

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association has released data showing more than £500 million changed hands in the first six months of the year.  Double that and viola there is your billion.  Claer Barrett and Emma Dunkley have the details.

Education key to mobile wallet adoption in India

The unbanked population in India is almost double the entire United States population.  That’s a big market that mobile wallet proponents want to penetrate.  They will need to educate their target markets about the numerous benefits in order for the concept to take hold, says this piece in the Economic Times.

German investment crowdfunding platform gets banking license

Bergfurst will combine elements of the traditional system with new possibilities available with crowdfunding.  JD Alois with analysis.

Crowdfundraiser wooing churches and non-profits with discounts

The initiative is designed to boost investment in community-level projects that can generate people power but struggle with raising cash.  Read the release here.

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