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Accenture Announces Fintech Innovation Lab London’s Largest Program Class

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Accenture announced on Monday that 20 startups were chosen for the 2017 Fintech Innovation Lab London’s 12-week program. This class is considered the largest class in the London Lab’s five-year history and this year’s program reported received the greatest number of applicants, with an increased… Read More

Innovate Finance Welcomes Belgian Delegation in London For Fintech Platform B-Hive Launch

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Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, announced on Wednesday it welcomed a delegation of leading voices from the digital finance community of Belgium led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt in London for the launch of… Read More

London Food Waste Startup ChicP Launches Tesco Backit Campaign to Turn Leftovers Into Hummus

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ChicP, a food waste startup based in London, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Tesco Backit. The company is seeking£5,000 for its new system that turns surplus fruit and vegetables into low-calorie hummus. The company, which was founded by food waste entrepreneur Hannah McCollum, aims… Read More

London Financial Services Summit: “Institutions Must Adapt or Risk Obsolescence”

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Tapestry Networks and Ernst & Young (EY) published a report this month focused on global revolutionary changes that will affect the financial services sector.  The full version of the report is below. The report is a result of the October 5-6, 2016 Financial Services Leadership Summit in… Read More

Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan Opens New iWealth Digital Branch

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Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan opened a digital branch called iWealth in Taipei earlier this month.  iWealth is another component of the London-based bank’s foray into fintech in the Asia-Pacific region.  SC Bank will invest $1.5 billion in Taiwan over the next three years, focusing on… Read More

Overfunding: Menswear Brand Troubadour Goods Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

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Troubadour Goods, a London-based menswear brand that specializes in designing and creating handcrafted leather goods, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 during its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Over 100 investors have offered up funds through the campaign. The company, which was founded by Samuel… Read More

Update: Oppo Ice Cream’s Latest Seedrs Campaign Secures £260,000 During First Week

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Last week, London-based Oppo Ice Cream returned to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs to raise £150,000. Within a matter of hours, the company’s latest campaign successfully secured its initial target and is now nearing £260,000. As previously reported, the ice cream brand has created ice cream with fewer calories than… Read More

London’s The Vino Beano Set to Launch Crowdfunding Campaign on Invesdor

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The Vino Beano, an alternative wine merchant that specializes in bringing fine, artisan-made wine to the UK market, is set to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor. The London-based company stated its key goal is to be the “go to” merchant for wine enthusiasts… Read More

Fintech Lending Platform BillFront Secures $35M During Series A Funding Round

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Fintech platform for digital media companies, BillFront, recently announced it raised $35 million during a Series A Funding round. Investors who participated in the funding round included 4Finance, NIBC Bank, and FinLeap. BillFront, which was founded in 2015 and based in London, describes itself as… Read More

Resortwear Brand Evarae Seeks £175,000 Through Seedrs Initiative

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Evarae, a London-based luxury resortwear brand, is currently seeking £175,000 in expansion funds through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and is offering 11.00% in equity. The company, which was founded in 2015, is making preparation to launch in Spring/Summer 2017 and is a creation of Georgia Thompson,… Read More

Update: Troubadour Goods Nears £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

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Troubadour Goods, a London-based menswear fashion brand, is nearing its £500,000 crowdfunding campaign funding target on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative earlier this month and so far has secured more than £480,000 from nearly 80 investors. As previously reported, the brand was founded by Samuel Bail… Read More

Overfunding: Pedals London’s Crowdcube Campaign Secures £90,000 Funding Goal

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Pedals London, an on-demand bicycle delivery service, has successfully secured its initial £90,000 funding target through on Crowdcube and is now nearing £125,000 thanks to 105 investors. As previously reported, Pedals London, which was founded earlier this year, is described as a green, affordable, on-demand bicycle delivery service for… Read More

Menswear Brand Troubadour Goods Quickly Secures Over £370,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

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Troubadour Goods, a London-based menswear fashion brand, is currently seeking £500,000 through its newly launched equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Within just a few days, the company has secured more than £370,000 from nearly 40 investors. The brand, which was founded by Samuel Bail and Abel Samet,… Read More

Property Partner: Investments in Infrastructure & Technology Inject New Confidence in British Economy

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the annual autumn statement late last month and underlined the UK’s numerous economic weaknesses that the Brexit vote only enunciated.  As Brexit negotiations continue between now and 2019, Britain will have to tackle its poor productivity record, particularly… Read More

Update: Lingerie & Nightware Brand Bluebella Secures £500,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

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Bluebella, a London-based lingerie and nightwear fashion brand, has successfully secured its initial £500,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The intiative was launched earlier this month and has less than two weeks until its closing date. As previously reported, Bluebella was… Read More

Kickstarter to be Showcased at London’s Design Museum (Video)

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Earlier this week, Kickstarter announced London’s Design Museum’s inaugural exhibition is set to show how designs are using its rewards-based crowdfunding platform. The funding portal revealed: “We’re proud that the museum’s inaugural exhibitions include a look at how designers are using Kickstarter to explore bold… Read More

Overfunding: Solely Original Secures £70,000 Target on Crowdcube

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With one week until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, London-based shoe brand Solely Original has successfully secured its initial  £70,000 from nearly 100 investors. As previously reported, Solely Original is described as a personalized service that allows women to design and specify their… Read More

Moley Robotics Closes in on £1M Funding Target on Seedrs

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With nearly two weeks until its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs comes to an end, London-based Moley Robotics has raised nearly £920,000 from close to 200 investors. The company launched the initiative last month and is seeking to raise £1 million for its new chef robots. The… Read More

Fitness Platform WeTRAIN Seeks £600,000 During Seedrs Campaign

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Last week, fitness platform WeTRAIN launched its equity crowdfunding on Seedrs, with a mission to raise £600,000. The app launched earlier this summer and successfully rolled out its platform in three locations and established itself as a sociable exercise solution.  The app reportedly allows  local ‘hosts,’ such… Read More

Singapore vs. London: Who Wins the Fintech Title?

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According to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Singapore is not far from surpassing London to claim the title of top fintech hub of the world.  The ACCA’s September report noted that the world should “keep an eye on Asia” as red tape and Brexit weigh on… Read More