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UK Fintech Review Expected to be Released Next Month, Seeks to Boost Fintech Sector Post Brexit

In March of 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the UK budget. Included in the presentation was the announcement of a Fintech sector review – a study to be led by Ron Kalifa OBE, who was previously CEO Worldpay and current Chair… Read More

Contactless Payments Limit Might be Increased from £45 to £100 as Britain Could Begin Moving Away from EU Guidelines

The limit on contactless payments might be increased from the current £45 to £100 in one of Britain’s very first steps away from European Union guidelines. The upper limit on touch-free or contactless payments might be raised to £100 after the suggestion was made to… Read More

Rangewell Explains What Brexit Means for SMEs

Business finance specialist Rangewell, has published a blog post that seeks to clarify how SMEs will be impacted by the Brexit deal. Agreed upon last week, the UK government is calling the deal a big win for the UK’s sovereignty.  Nic Conner, Rangewell’s Research Consultant… Read More

P2P Property Lending Platform Blend Network Reports Strong Q4 2020, Says COVID Vaccine Announcement led to Stock Market Rally

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, notes in its latest monthly market pulse report that one of the very few, seemingly positive headlines of this year is Britain becoming the first country to license a “fully tested”… Read More

UK – EU Reach Trade Deal for Christmas

The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a trade deal just in time for Christmas. The UK government said they have agreed on a zero tariff-free trade deal including a commitment to maintaining high labor, environment, and climate standards without giving the EU… Read More

Alon Rajic: Co-Founder at Israel’s Finofin Ltd Discusses Fintech Trends and Impact of Brexit on Global Money Transfer Business

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer mentality and habits, especially as it relates to people’s financial needs. But it remains unclear what new habits born out of necessity are here to stay and what will vanish as the pandemic grinds to an eventual halt. We recently… Read More

Many More UK Residents are Buying Bitcoin and Other Cryptos as British Pound falls to Lowest Level Against USD in 35 Yrs: Survey

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace, recently published the results of a survey performed with assistance from OnePoll on “the state of the financial climate” in the UK. As noted in a blog post by Paxful, sentiments include recent notions about the country’s traditional banking… Read More

UK’s FCA Announces Changes Aimed at Limiting “Risk of Disruption” to Open Banking Services after Brexit

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced certain changes that are aimed at limiting the “risk of disruption” to Open Banking services after Brexit. The FCA’s changes are intended to allow UK-headquartered third-party providers (TPPs) to use an alternative to eIDAS certificates to gain… Read More

Payments Platform Stripe to Move Business Operations to Dublin due to Brexit

Payments platform Stripe is reportedly moving its operations to Dublin due to Brexit. Most European customers will be processed locally (beginning on November 19, 2020). Stripe’s management confirmed that they’re moving payment processing for most of their European clients to the firm’s Irish-regulated business entity… Read More

BBVA owned Finnish Fintech Holvi to Exit UK Market Only 6 Months After Launch due to Brexit, COVID-19 Challenges

BBVA-backed Fintech firm Holvi, which provides bank accounts to sole traders and SMBs, is reportedly preparing to exit the UK market only six months after establishing operations inthe country. Holvi’s management noted that Brexit and the COVID-19 outbreak has made it challenging to maintain its… Read More

Nausicaa Delfas Delivers Speech on Building a Suitable Financial Regulatory System for a New UK

On July 1st, Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International and member of the Executive Committee at the FCA, delivered a speech for a series of webinars offered by City & Financial Professional Virtual Roundtables. The focus of the speech homed in on Brexit, Covid-19 and a suitable… Read More

Revolut to Move Non-UK Customers in Central & Eastern Europe to Newly Licensed Lithuanian Entity Before End of Brexit Transition Period

Digital bank Revolut recently announced plans to move non-UK customers in Central and Eastern Europe in its newly licensed Lithuanian entity before the end of the Brexit transition period in December 2020. The company went on to share more details about its response to Brexit…. Read More

Perspective: Brexit – a Positive News Story for UK Plc

It is fair to say that Brexit dominated headlines in the final few years of the 2010s. After the UK made the historic decision to forge its own future outside of the European Union [EU], many people and businesses were naturally concerned as to what… Read More

Monzo Encourages UK N26 Customers to Switch Services Once N26 Moves Out of the UK

Following the announcement that N26 was departing the UK after the country left the European Union, digital challenger bank Monzo shared with UK N26 customers the reasons to switch to its banking service. As previously reported, N26 reported that with the UK now having left… Read More

N26 Announces Plans to Leave the UK Following Brexit

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced on Monday it is announcing its departure from the UK following Brexit. N26 reported that with the UK now having left the European Union, it will in due course be unable to operate in the UK with its European banking… Read More

Tradeteq CFO on European Companies Opening Offices in UK Post Brexit: The Outlook for UK Finance and Fintech is Positive

Last week, Crowdfund Insider covered a report on the UK and how European financial services firms were being compelled to open new offices in light of Brexit. While a good amount of digital ink has covered the number of firms shuttering offices or lowering headcount… Read More

Reverse Brexit? Report States Over a Thousand EU Financial Firms to Open Offices in the UK

While much of the discourse surrounding Brexit has focused on the overall impact to the UK’s economy and financial services specifically and how it will undermine the country’s economic prominence, a report out of Bovill today puts a bit of a different spin on things. … Read More

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

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