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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

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

Seedrs Partners with NatWest to Fund British SMEs

Seedrs, the UKs “most active equity investor into private companies,” has announced a new partnership with NatWest to provide access to capital for British SMEs labeled “Capital Connections”.  Seedrs joins an existing group of alternative finance platforms in the initiative that includes Funding Circle, Assetz… Read More

UK Government Trip to India Looks to Strengthen Fintech Relationships in a Post Brexit World

As the UK moves forward with the separation from Europe, government officials are looking beyond Europe to improve bilateral relationships to improve trade and other areas. As Fintech is an emerging industry that is vital to the future of Great Britain, it simply makes sense… Read More

Xero Integrates with Multiple Online Lenders

Xero has announced a series of new agreements to integrate a handful of online lending platforms. Xero has added MarketInvoice, iwoca, and DueCourse to its software platform. Xero is an online accounting software designed for small business and their advisors. The company currently has over… Read More

Zopa, Funding Circle UK, Lemonade Among Winners of the 2017 LendIt Awards

LendIt, the global lending and fintech conference series, held its first annual awards on Tuesday in New York City. As previously reported, The organization stated out of hundreds of applicants worldwide; the selected finalists were placed in 18 categories, which notably celebrate fintech market leaders, emerging… Read More