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P2P Lending Platform CapitalStackers Receives Full FCA Authorization

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UK peer-to-peer lending platform CapitalStackers announced it received full authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) following a detail assessment.  The company described itself as a direct peer-to-peer lender and matches developers seeking finance with investors. Its key mission is to plug the funding gap between… Read More

UK FCA & Hong Kong Monetary Authority to Collaborate on Fintech Innovation

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The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has signed a new collaboration agreement. This time the FCA has formed a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).  The arrangement is for the two securities regulators to collaborate on promoting financial innovation and is similar… Read More

D’ya like Dags? What about Popcorn? London Crisp Co Surpasses Goal by 238%

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The London Crisp Company describes itself as “An amazing brand, with amazing crisps and popcorn, that showcase the most amazing city on Earth”, and it just raised 338 percent of its goal on Seedrs — £337,910 out of a goal of £100,016 (approximately $428K out of $127K).  The… Read More

LendInvest Announces Four New Dates For Property Development Academy Course

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LendInvest, a leading online mortgage lender in the UK, announced last week new dates for its Property Development Academy course. According to the LendInvest team, interest in the lender’s first Property Development Academy course was impressively large, with 200 people applying for the 25 slot…. Read More

Zopa Announces Rebranding & Unveils New Website Look

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On Tuesday, UK peer-to-peer lender Zopa announced it was rebranding. The company stated that the “new identity” will give it a springboard for its ambitious plans to bring its products to even more UK consumers, and create personalized services for all users. Sharing details about… Read More

UK Entrepreneurs Turn to Banks, Mates & Personal Savings for Funding, Yet there are Better Options

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Research indicates that Britons are in the dark about the funding options available. According to new research by Crowdfinders, UK entrepreneurs turn to their personal savings, friends/families and banks first.  This is despite the fact that many (64%) believe that its a dead end. Crowdfinders… Read More

Veeqo is Crowdfunding £1Million Series A on Seedrs

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Veeqo, a UK based software company, has announced a £1 million Series A crowdfunding round. Veeqo is a company that helps online retailers increase their profit by selling on multiple channels and by managing their inventory, orders and shipping across a single, cloud-based platform. Veeqo has… 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

App for Moms “Mush” Nears £850,000 During the Final Days on Crowdcube

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New mobile app for moms, Mush, is closing in on £850,000 during the final days on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The app launched its campaign in October and sought to raise £650,000. As previously reported, Mush was launched earlier this year by founders Katie Massie-Taylor and… Read More

Growth Street Will Now Accept Retail Investors on P2P Platform

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Growth Street is now an FCA registered Appointed Representative.  Growth Street will now be able to accept individual investors on its peer to peer lending platform. Growth Street, an alternative finance platform for SMEs, previously only accepted incorporated businesses to lend and borrow to each… Read More

Quint Group Looks to Expand into US with New Hire of David Brooks as Territory Director

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David Brooks has joined Fintech firm Quint Finance Group as US territory director.  The new hire is part of the corporate strategy to expand into the US marketplace. Previously known as Quintessential Finance Group, Quint owns and operates four strategically aligned financial technology businesses channels in the… Read More

Slow to Start, Glentham Capital May Have Help Around the Corner [u]

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Glentham Capital, created by Nicola Horlick – a renowned investment manager, film producer and CEO of Money&Co., raised funding on Seedrs three times. Beginning in 2013, an offer was posted seeking £150,000 for a fund  that would provide finance for Hollywood films. In 2014, “due to high… Read More

Update: P2P Lending Platform Flender Nears £500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

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Just a couple weeks after launchings its Seedrs campaign, peer-to-peer finance platform Flender has secured more than £380,000 out of its £500,000 funding target.  Flender, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under Registration Number 657861,  is looking to enable businesses and consumers… Read More

Report on Zopa: Too Much Investor Demand Curtails Retail Access to P2P Loans

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This may be a case of too much of a good thing. The FT is reporting that Zopa has put a halt to retail investors lending money on their peer to peer lending platform. Allegedly, yield hungry investors are “flooding” the market hunting for better… Read More

IT Networks Company Teneno Seeks £150,000 on Seedrs

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Teneno, a IT networks company, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £150,000 for growth and development of its products.  The company, which is based in London and has offices in New York and Hyderabad, offers technology that simplifies… Read More

Scotland: Entrepreneur of the Year Awarded to James Milne, MD of Balmoral Group

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Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year awarded to Chris Gauld, Chief Executive, Spark Energy   Entrepreneurial Scotland, hosted its 20th annual dinner and awards last night (November 30th). The event was a celebration of entrepreneurial success, recognising the role of entrepreneurs at all stages, and their… Read More

Brief: Innis & Gunn Closes Crowdcube Campaign With Over $2.4M in Funds

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On Tuesday evening, Craft brewery Innis & Gunn closed its successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with over £2.4 million in funding. The brewery secured its initial £1 million funding target within 72 hours of the initiative’s debut. Innis & Gunn has dubbed itself the second-largest craft brewer in… Read More

Innis & Gunn Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign With Nearly £2.3M in Funding

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Craft brewery Innis & Gunn is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £2.3 million in funding. The UK-based brewer launched the initiative earlier this month, seeking £1 million and smashed the funding target in 72 hours. Innis & Gunn was founded in 2003… Read More

Crowdcube Publishes Due Diligence Charter Addressing Commitment to Transparency & Guiding Principles

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The UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube recently published an updated “Due Diligence Charter”. The document was created to express Crowdcube’s commitment to “investor transparency” and guiding principles. Crowdcube stated; “As a platform approved and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, we review and approve… Read More