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Santander Says They Have Stopped Payments to Binance for Customers’ Protection

Following the announcement from Barclays that it would no longer allow transfers to the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, Santander has announced it will do the same. As posted on the Santander website, the bank explains: We’re stopping payments to Binance for your protection We… Read More

Barclays Blocks UK Customers From Transferring Funds to Binance

At the end of last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that Binance Markets Limited was no longer permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. Binance Markets is part of the broader Binance Group – a company that powers the largest… Read More

European IPO Activity Surging During Pandemic

European IPO activity has surged during the pandemic, data from BuyShares.co.uk shows.  In 2020 investors saw many IPOs along with outsized average returns, with total IPO deal value up 64 per cent to more than $300 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal and Dealogic…. Read More

UK’s Barclays and Fintechs Starling, Monzo are Reportedly Blocking Money Transfers to Crypto Exchanges

Major banking institutions in the UK like Barclays have decided to block or prevent their clients from transferring money to virtual currency exchanges. Digital banking Fintechs such as Monzo and Starling Bank have also been cracking down on crypto-related entities and transactions they may be… Read More

Fraudulent Activities: Which? Requests UK Banks to Release Figures on Percentage of Clients Refunded for Authorized Push Payment Scams

UK-based consumer group Which? has asked local banking institutions and building societies to release figures on the number or percentage of clients they refund for authorized push payment (APP) fraud. APP scams have been increasing during the Coronavirus crisis, with losses reaching almost half a… Read More

Barclays Set to Shut Down P2P Payment App Pingit on June 30, 2021

  Barclays is set to shut down its P2P payment app, Pingit, on June 30, 2021. In February, Barclays announced it would be shutting down the service in 2021, but did not give an exact date at the time. The system was notably launched in February 2012 and… Read More

Barclays Appoints Helen Kelly as Head of Europe Corporate Banking

Barclays recently announced it has appointed Helen Kelly as Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Europe. According to Barclays, Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in banking with Barclays. She previously was Head of international Corporate Banking – Ireland and Country Manager – Ireland. Speaking… Read More

Barclays Announces New FX Products Suite

  Barclays announced on Thursday the launch of a suite of new products for BARX FX, which further enhances its electronic capabilities and strengthens its FX offerings for clients. The suite of new products marks the banking group’s latest milestone in enhancing its electronic trading… Read More

UK’s CBILS Scheme has Become Viable Investment Opportunity for Credit Funds and Specialty Lenders

An article from Global Capital notes that more securitizations of United Kingdom government-backed SME loans are being carried out in private. Last month, Funding Circle had reportedly finalized a deal with Sixth Street and Barclays. Since the UK’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was… Read More

B2B Capital Raising Platform HubX Secures $5.5M via Investment Round with Participation from Barclays, Basinghall Partners, Elite

HUBX, a B2B capital raising platform, has secured $5.5 million through a funding round that included participation from Barclays. Basinghall Partners, Elite and several individual investors also took part in the round. The funds raised via the investment round will be used to support Hubx’s… Read More

Barclays Joins Forces With Smart Pension to Provide SMEs With Access to Pensions Platform

Barclays announced on Thursday it has joined forces with UK-based online pension provider Smart Pension to provide its network of 1,100 businesses with access to the Smart Pension platform. “Businesses that sign up through Barclays will be able to offer their employees access to the… Read More

Barclays Accelerator Program Welcomes New York Class of 2021

  Barclays announced on Thursday the New York Class of 2021 for the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. According to Barclays, the 13-week program is designed to fast-track the next generation of fintechs. “Participating companies will collaborate with a team of Barclays executives, the Techstars… Read More

Stripe Treasury to Allow Customers to Embed Financial Services, Offers Banking as a Service, Will Include Interest Bearing Accounts

In another nail in the coffin of brick and mortar banking, Stripe has announced Stripe Treasury, a platform that will allow users to leverage APIs to embed or leverage financial services such as savings accounts. In an extensive announcement Stripe said it was also partnering… Read More

Barclays Set to Launch 12-Week Virtual Accelerator Program Designed to Help Early-Stage Tech Businesses Founded By One or More Black Entrepreneurs

Barclays announced earlier this week it is launching a 12-week virtual accelerator program that is designed to help early-stage tech businesses, founded by one or more black entrepreneurs. Barclays reported that the program, which is in partnership with social enterprise Foundervine, was created in order to… Read More

UK PropTech Offr Raises £2.7 Million Through Latest Seed Funding Round Led By Barclays

Offr, a UK-based prop-tech platform digitizing the buying, selling and leasing process for real estate agents and buyers, today announced it has raised £2.7 million through its latest seed funding round, which was led by Barclays with participation from Delta Partners on behalf of Bank… Read More

Barclays Launches Digital Advice Service “Barclays Plan & Invest”

  UK banking group Barclays announced on Tuesday the launch of its new digital advice service, Barclays Plan & Invest, which notably aims to tackle the UK’s advice gap and give more people the confidence and support to invest their savings. According to Barclays, the… Read More

Regtech ClauseMatch Plans US Expansion, Signs Up 2 North American Clients

Regtech ClauseMatch is crossing the Atlantic and setting up operations in the US, according to a note from the company. ClauseMatch is a compliance platform that seeks to streamline legal, finance, operations, and risk departments. ClauseMatch reports that it has opened a new office in… Read More

Barclays Unveils Back to Business Toolkit For UK Small Businesses

UK banking group Barclays announced earlier this week the launch of its new “Back to Business” toolkit specifically for UK small businesses. The toolkit is to help businesses get back on their feet following the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also the latest… Read More

Banking User Experience (UX) Specialist Peter Ramsey Reveals that “Freezing” Cards at Digital and Regular Banks Is Still Not User-Friendly

Metro Bank was reportedly the first financial institution in the UK to allow users to freeze their cards in case they lost it. The feature was introduced in 2014. The freeze feature blocks transactions via payment cards through software, but it’s reversible so the card… Read More

Cloud-enabled Voice Trading Fintech Cloud9 Raises $17.5 Million led by UBS

Cloud9 Technologies has closed on a $17.5 million Series B funding round led by global bank UBS, with participation from existing investors including JPMorgan and Barclays. Cloud9 has developed a product that uses the “voice communication talk path” for the “trading floor of the future.”… Read More

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