Tagged: britain

Abundance’s First IFISA Offer Already at 82% of its Goal for Swindon Solar Project

Abundance Investment (formerly AbundanceGeneration) has been partnering with Swindon Chapel Farm Solar since early last month to offer individuals a way to invest in renewable energy.  The Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) option also offers folks looking for an alternative savings account an option to earn higher… Read More

What the Hell Happens Now? Crowdfunding Results in 650 Guides to Brexit for MPs

Justen Hyde, a software engineer with Emergent Design Ltd, began crowdfunding eight days ago on JustGiving to address the Brexit fallout.  His initial goal?  Raise £3,959 (approximately $5,000) within a month to send every Member of Parliament — all 650 of them — a copy of “Brexit:… Read More

Brief: Lloyds Grows Fintech Presence With New Position For ‘Head Of Fintech Discovery’

It seems that British banking and retail leader Lloyds has continued turning toward the sun and is receiving excellent care–the industry favorite is growing its fintech presence. Lloyds recently announced a new position at the company, head of fintech discovery, and has recruited Han Veldwijk, who formerly held a… Read More

The UK Faces A Once-In-A-Century Chance To Be A Technology Leader, Writes Financial Times Correspondent

Aided by factors such as a record high number of registered businesses in the UK–5.2 million; a national interest in entrepreneurship; and SMEs accounting for just over 60 percent of private sector employment, according to the Department for Business, the UK has the chance to increase its… Read More

P2P Lender Ablrate Makes First Loan In Waste-To-Energy Section For SEaB Energy Ltd.

Ablrate, a peer-to-peer lending platform that is among the first to offer investors access to asset-backed loans against aircraft transactions, just announced its first loan in the waste-to-energy section for SEaB Energy Ltd. According to the press release, the new transaction for GBP250,000 gives investors 11% pa returns for… Read More

Oppo Healthy Ice Cream Named The Guardian’s Startup of the Year + Co-Founder Flies RAF With David Cameron

As temperatures and ice cream sales rise, so does Oppo‘s lucky star: The luxury healthy ice cream company is having a scorchingly successful year. London-based Oppo was just named The Guardian‘s Startup of the Year (and there’s more), according to a recent Oppo blog post. The judging… Read More

UK Scheme Promoting Alternative Lenders Should Be Off the Ground by 2016

If your small firm is rejected for a bank loan in Britain next year, consider hearing out the bank’s entire response: There are alternatives. A British government scheme that requires banks to refer small firms rejected for loans to alternative finance providers is expected to be underway by… Read More

Funding Tree Puts Wind in Investors’ Sails; Offers A Chance to Invest in the Round Britain & Ireland Challenge

Investors have been given a chance to profit from the popularity of sailing, after the company behind a new round Britain yacht race that’s open to all listed on the crowdfunding platform, Funding Tree. Circular Sailing, which has already attracted substantial equity investment, is now seeking… Read More

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