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UK Financial Conduct Authority Updates on Expectations as Brexit Deadline Nears

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published updated information on the ramifications of Brexit in a no deal scenario. Currently, the UK is scheduled to exit the European Union on October 31st. Recently, there has been some more positive chatter on negotiations, and the… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Linked Finance Announces “Beyond Brexit” Loan for Irish SMEs

Linked Finance is announcing a new product as the deadline for a Brexit deal nears. The Ireland based peer to peer lending platform has launched new “Beyond Brexit” loans for Irish SMEs. The new loans are said to provide working capital to Irish businesses preparing… Read More

Federation of Small Businesses Says No Deal Brexit to Hit Small Firms Hard

Small businesses are in urgent need of more government support if no-deal Brexit lands on October 321st, according to research from the UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The clock is ticking and the UK still does not have a deal in hand. Meanwhile, it is… Read More

Brexit Report: 55% of UK Fintechs Feel Well Prepared for Brexit with a Deal. If No Deal, Percentage Drops to Just 22%

Innovate Finance, an advocacy association for the development and support of the UK Fintech industry, has published a report on Brexit and the impact it may have on UK based Fintechs. According to the report, 55% of Fintechs feel well prepared for Brexit but that… Read More

Theresa May is Out. Brexit Worries Rise as Uncertainty Increases Risk Meanwhile Fintechs Persevere

Long-embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will depart her office on June 7th thus initiating a scramble as to who will replace her in a historically important time for the UK. The ramifications of Brexit are profound and inestimable. But it is clear… Read More

BrewDog Co-Founder Claims Brexit Uncertainty Is Creating Negative Effects on British Businesses

James Watts, the co-founder of famous crowdfunding brewery BrewDog, has reportedly claimed that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit is causing negative effects on British businesses. According to the Independent, Watts stated that the Brexit process will cause “severe long-term damage” to the UK’s economy, as well… Read More

Deal or No Deal? FCA Publishes Proposals if No Deal Brexit Emerges

The deadline is rapidly approaching for Brexit and still, there is not a mutually agreeable deal in sight. Of course, the date of the divorce could be pushed back but that does not mean preparations should push pause. The UK Financial Conduct Authority is in… Read More

Have Your Say: Seedrs Surveys their Community on Brexit

Equity crowdfunding platform and secondary trading marketplace Seedrs has posted a survey on Brexit. The fast-approaching divorce with the European has policymakers concerned around the world. The many known unknowns creates additional risk for the UK – an economy that has been small business friendly… Read More

How Much? Robo.Cash CEO Sergey Sedov Comments on New P2P Investor Research

The European P2P investment platform Robo.cash recently conducted a survey among P2P investors. According to its results, the popularity of P2P investments is on the rise: 69% of the respondents started investing over the last two years, and 35% of investors allocated more than €10,000… Read More

Brexit Prep: UK Finance Creates Guide for SMEs as EU Separation Looms

UK Finance has launched a national campaign encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to prepare for the potential changes as Brexit nears. Entitled “Let’s Talk Business,” the campaign is being supported by various organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), British Chambers of Commerce… Read More

Concerned About the UK’s Fintech Prominence, Revolut CEO Calls for a Tech Visa to Help with Brexit Fallout

Nik Storonsky, the CEO and co-founder of digital bank Revolut, has told the UK Government to create specialised tech visas for professionals to ameliorate growing concerns of Brexit fallout. Revolut said it plans on doubling its workforce in the coming months as it expands services and… Read More

Research Firm Touts Benefits of P2P Lending During Brexit Uncertainty

Peer to peer lending research firm 4thWay has published a note touting the benefits of investing in P2P loans in contrast to more volatile equity investing. 4thWay says that Brexit induced market volatility should compel investors to consider investing in online loans. 4thWay says it is… Read More

Innovate Finance Comments on Brexit Vote Delay

Today, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the vote on her Brexit proposal, originally scheduled for tomorrow, will now be delayed. PM May stated: I have listened very carefully to what has been said, in this chamber and out of it, by members from all… Read More

Britain Leading the World – or Losing a Historic Opportunity Forever: An Open Letter to Philip Hammond

On the brink of Brexit, whatever happens, and as the USA cedes it, Britain can – and should – be again providing leadership at a historic turning point for the world. However, despite warm words and good intentions, we have started shooting ourselves in the… Read More

UK Government Posts Document on No Deal Brexit and Impact to Financial Services, Innovate Finance Responds

As the entire world knows, the UK and continental Europe are in the midst of a nasty divorce. This pending separation has engendered massive, ongoing negotiations between London and Brussels. But what happens if there is a “no-deal Brexit?” And how would this impact financial… Read More

WorldFirst: UK SMEs Still Positive After All the Brexit Fears

Even while the parliamentary Brexit soap opera continues and elected officials debate the optimal strategy to cut the best deal with Brussels, UK SMEs remain resolute in their focus to move onward and upward whether they are are part of the EU or not. This… Read More

Lending Works Analyzes Economy, Fintech, & P2P Two Years After Brexit Vote

Following the two year anniversary of Brexit, UK peer-to-peer lender Lending Works analyzed the economy, fintech, and peer-to-peer lending industry following the historic EU referendum. The online lender revealed: “Last week marks two years since the historic EU referendum, which saw the British people stun… Read More

Innovate Finance: Post Brexit Clarity on Immigration Demanded as UK Fintech Sector is Dependent on Global Talent

Innovate Finance has published a report addressing the UK Fintech sector and the need for qualified executives to staff this burgeoning sector of finance. The UK association that represents the Fintech industry states the failure to maintain a flexible immigration policy could hinder the UK and… Read More

The Biggest Fintech Stories of 2017

2018 is here and 2017 is in the rear view mirror getting smaller by the minute. In the world of Fintech, the past twelve months have been momentous as new innovations in finance have risen in prominence while others, once promising, have waned. So what… Read More

The Committee on Exiting Europe Publishes Sector Reports Including Document on Fintech

The Exiting the European Union Committee, appointed by the House of Commons to examine the process of the Department for Exiting the European Union , released a grouping of documents from the Department today.  As one may expect, the slew of reports addressed certain aspects regarding ramifications of the… Read More

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