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iwoca: We are the UK’s Fastest Growing SME Finance Provider

Online lender iwoca says it is UK’s fastest growing SME finance provider. The claim comes following the publication of the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 which ranked iwoca 30th on the list. The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, published last Sunday, 9th September 2018…. Read More

Mittelstandskredit: COMPEON Partners with iwoca to Provide Better Access to Credit for SMEs in Germany

COMPEON, a full-service commercial financing provider that connects businesses to both traditional banks and Fintechs, has created a new “digital link” with online lender iwoca to provide access to speedier loans. COMPEON, based in Düsseldorf, says this steps up the existing partnership between the finance portal… Read More

SME Lender iwoca in the Black, Announces Profitability in 2018

iwoca, a European alternative small business lender, has reached profitability in the first half of 2018 amid a doubling of revenue over three successive years. Since launching in 2012, iwoca has reported lent £500M to 20,000 businesses. To meet soaring demand from its small and micro… Read More

UK Finance: SME Loan Approval Increased Slightly in Q1, iwoca CEO Calls Bank Support of SMEs Dire

UK Finance’s most recent report indicates that the number of new loans to UK SMEs increased slightly in the first quarter of 2018. There were 73,971 new loan approvals to SMEs across the UK in Q1 versus 72,272 in Q1 of 2017. A report by UK… Read More

iwoca Pledges to Lend £100 Million to Northern England Small Businesses

iwoca, one of Europe’s largest small business lenders, announced on Tuesday it is pledging to lend £100 million to micro and small businesses in the North of England by 2020. The alternative finance provider revealed the pledge is in response to the withdrawal of credit… Read More

iwoca Partners with Italy’s Intesa Sanpaolo to Provide SME Loans, Receives New Investment

iwoca, an online SME credit provider and a founding member of Innovate Finance, formed a partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group on SME lending. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leading business lender in Italy. The bank has a… Read More

Secure Growth: PayU & iwoca Team Up to Provide SMEs Quicker Financing

The international lending firm iwoca and payment service provider PayU launched an innovative collaboration aimed at making it easier for SME entrepreneurs, particularly those in the eCommerce and eService industries, to obtain financing for growth. The new solution enables the entire lending process to take place online,… Read More

Alternative Lender iwoca to Receive Referrals From NatWest Through Capital Connections Panel

On Tuesday, alternative lender iwoca announced it is set to receive referrals from NatWest as part of the website’s new expanded panel of alternative lenders, Capital Connections. According to the companies, Capital Connections build on NatWest’s existing partnerships and creates even more opportunities for users… Read More

Brief: Fintech Lender iwoca Secures £21M During Series C Funding Round Led By Prime Ventures

On Tuesday, fintech lender iwoca announced it secured £21 million during a Series C equity financing round, which was led by Prime Ventures. This new round notably brings iwoca’s total equity funding to £38 million. iwoca stated it has also raised £25 million secured debt… Read More

European Investment Fund & iwoca Announce COSME Agreement & Offers £40M Lending Line For UK Small Businesses

On Thursday, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and iwoca have signed their first COSME agreement in the UK to help a greater number of SMEs gain access to finance. The initiative benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) through which the… Read More

Digital Money Transfer Service Azimo Added to Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 10

Fintech Azimo, a European money transfer service, has has been added to the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 list joining a prominent list of UK tech firms including some big names in Fintech. This is the first year for Azimo to be added to… Read More

UK Businesses Benefit from Referral Plan Where SMEs Rejected by Banks are Pointed to Alternative Finance

As in most parts of the world, smaller businesses drive the bulk of job growth in the UK. Over 99% of all UK businesses are SMEs employing 0-249 people and 96% (approximately 5.5 million) are micro-businesses employing up to 9 people, accounting for 33% of… Read More

UK Fintech MarketInvoice Joins NatWest’s Capital Connections Panel

Business finance company MarketInvoice announced this it has joined a select group of alternative finance firms on NatWest’s Capital Connections panel. MarketInvoice reported that it is the ninth alternative finance provider to join Capital Connections, alongside Funding Circle, Assetz Capital, Start Up Loans, Seedrs, Together, iwoca, Esme… Read More

Open Banking Arrives in the UK on January 13th. What Does this Mean?

Open Banking is kind of a nebulous term. Unless you are very engaged with the UK financial sector it probably means little to you. Yet the concept of Open Banking will have profound ramifications for consumers and businesses in both the UK and Europe. In… Read More

Stage 1: Nesta Announces Winners of Fintech Open Up Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the ten Fintech firms that have won Stage 1 of the Open Up Challenge. The Challenge is in recognition of the launch of Open Banking in January 2018. Chris Gorst, Challenge Prize Lead at Nesta, congratulated all of… Read More

PitchIt, Part of LendIt Europe, Announces High Profile VC Judges

LendIt Europe, a Fintech and lending conference, and Startupbootcamp FinTech, a leading global Fintech accelerator, have announced the judging panel for the second annual PitchIt Europe competition. The startup competition will take place later this fall in London and applications are being accepted now with… Read More

UK P2P Lender Growth Street Expands Team

UK SME lender Growth Street has brought on board a new Director of Sales, Head of Relationship Management and Business Development Manager as the firm’s expansion continues. The new appointments bring a wealth of sector experience to Growth Street. Chan Purewal, formerly of Boost Capital and… Read More

Nesta Reveals 20 Fintechs Competing to Win £5 Million in the “Open Up Challenge”

Nesta , a global innovation foundation, has announced the twenty Fintech firms that will participate in the Open Up Challenge. Nesta announced the competition this past February. The Open Up Challenge is a global search for organizations who would use new open banking Application Programming… Read More

UK Fintech Startup Tide Secures $14 Million During Series A Funding Round Led By Anthemis

Tide Banking, a UK-based fintech startup that specializes in online banking, has successfully secured $14 million during its recent Series A funding round, which was reportedly led by Anthemis, with participation from Passion Capital, LocalGlobe, and Creandum. Founded in 2015 by former RBS/Worldpay head of innovation,… Read More

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