Tagged: brexit

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

UK Financial Conduct Authority Comments on Financial Services “Passporting” as UK Nears Europe Exit

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released a statement on Brexit and the implications on financial services firms. The UK has already seen an undetermined number of departures in financial services but Reuters published several months back a survey that indicated 10,000 UK finance jobs… Read More

ESMA, MiFID and the Post-Brexit Future of Europe’s Capital Markets Union

  Recently, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) held its first ever conference in Paris. The event underlined the growing importance of ESMA, the European Supervisory Authority for capital markets. Along with the European Commission and the Parliament, ESMA is one of the pillars… Read More

Tifosy CEO Fausto Zanetton’s Game Plan on Founding, Fanfunding & Future Growth

  Fausto Zanetton, the founder and CEO of Tifosy, is living a sports fan’s dream. He helps athletic clubs raise funds online by connecting them with their global fanbase.  He works with the some of the most revered clubs in the most celebrated stadiums in… Read More

Q&A: UK Marketplace Lender Growth Street CEO Greg Carter Talks Transparency, Brexit and Fintech Innovation

“As the industry matures and looks to grow beyond a base of early adopters, I believe a focus on clarity will best help us to attract new investors.” Growth Street, an FCA-authorized UK business finance platform focusing on SME loans, has aimed to become a… Read More

France’s Government Ambitions To Make Paris the No.1 Financial Marketplace After Brexit

On July 11, at the 23rd edition of the Paris Europlace International Financial Forum, Edouard Philippe, the Prime Minister of France reached out to 1,500 leaders of global financial services firms: “Welcome to Paris.” He said in English. “The French government is committed to boost… Read More

Still Strong: UK Continues to Attract Foreign Direct Investment

The UK Department for International Trade has announced that the UK has attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) projects than ever before for the year 2016 to 2017. This is encouraging news in light of Brexit and the looming changes regarding the UK’s relationship with continental Europe…. Read More

London & Partners Have No Fear: Record Level VC Investment Secures London’s Undisputed Tech Leadership

Record levels of venture capital investment at the start of 2017 has helped London retain its crown as Europe’s number one tech hub for global investors, according to new data from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency. “London remains Europe’s leading hub… Read More

TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus Talks Fintech & Brexit Worries (Video)

With Brexit talks taking place this week between the UK and European Union (EU), CEO of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus sat down with CNBC to discuss the UK’s soon departure from the EU and what could happen to London.  During the interview, Hinrikus stated: “One regulator… Read More

Fintech Firm Alfa Financial Raises $1.2 Billion in IPO, UK’s Largest of 2017

On Friday of last week, London-based fintech firm Alfa Financial Software’s shares began being publically traded on the London Stock Exchange. Shares opened at 325 pence, giving the company an initial valuation of about 975 million pounds or US $1.2 billion, making it the UK’s… Read More

Crossflow Payments CEO Duggan: £266 billion of SME Turnover Delayed by Late Supplier Payments

The growth prospects of SMEs are being potentially stalled due to late payments, according to new research of over 1,000 SMEs commissioned by Crossflow Payments, the Fintech platform delivering supply chain finance solutions. “Brexit is increasing the issue of late payments and reducing investment by… Read More

Asset Match Report: UK Consumers are Rallying Behind British Business Following Article 50

Asset Match, a London-based company offering a trading market for unlisted companies, is out with a report on UK sentiment following Brexit and Article 50 progress. According to their research, consumers are rallying behind British business with “overwhelming confidence” that UK business will benefit from… Read More

Gina Miller is Crowdfunding to “Do What’s Best for Britain”

Gina Miller is attempting to raise £10,000 through crowdfunding to encourage tactical voting during the United Kingdom’s upcoming elections this summer which were unexpectedly called by Prime Minister May. Miller is a businesswoman and founder of SCM Private, an asset management company. However, Miller acquired a… Read More

IW Capital Research: UK Investors Mixed on Brexit’s Impact on Their Financial Strategy

IW Capital has published research on UK investor sentiment regarding Brexit and the impact of Article 50. Surveying 1000 investors who have between £10,000 and over £250,000 worth of investments, IW Capital says that a significant number of investors are willing to shoulder greater risk in… Read More

Kabbage Co-Founder & Head Fintecher Kathryn Petralia: Power Lending, Predictions & Progress

  “Fintech, online lending, AI and privacy are complicated issues, so we’ve created innovative solutions and approaches that D.C. embraces once they understand them. Our message to Washington is: call us! We have someone to translate tech speak and “bureaucratese” for all of Washington’s questions.”… Read More

Here is the Letter Theresa May Sent to EU President Tusk Triggering Article 50 as the UK Separates from Europe

Embedded below is the letter UK Prime Minister Theresa May sent to European Council President Donald Tusk initiating Article 50 and thus commencing the UK’s departure from the European Union. The final results of negotiations will have a profound impact on both the UK and continental Europe’s… Read More