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UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

In a statement today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced an extension of Coronavirus programs that support impacted businesses. The Chancellor announced that the Bounce Back Loan scheme will offer greater repayment flexibility for firms including an extension of the length of… Read More

UK’s Innovate Finance CEO Charlotte Crosswell Says She’s Encouraged by Effective Response of P2P Lenders Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Peer to peer (P2P) lenders in the UK have, at times, been criticized for not being able to offer the best services to their clients. However, they’ve also recently been praised for their overall approach and response to the Coronavirus outbreak which has created many… Read More

Majority of UK Fintech Firms Say they haven’t Received Adequate Funding to Survive COVID-19: Report

UK-based Fintech firms may be forced to shut down due to COVID-19 and resulting socio-economic challenges. Most Fintechs in the UK have reportedly not received the assistance they need from the nation’s government, according to a recent survey published by Innovate Finance. Fintechs with 25… Read More

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Fintech and the Gaping Funding Gap

Between June 2nd – 14th 2020, Innovate Finance, Tech Nation, and the Fintech National jointly distributed a 14-question online, anonymous survey. With particular regard to funding and investment, the purpose of the survey was to collate and analyse data on how the UK Fintech Sector… Read More

The Future Fund Opens Today

Long-anticipated, the Future Fund opens for applications today. The Future Fund will remain open until September and is delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The Future Fund was revealed in April by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a package… Read More

Mike Carter Appointed to Lead 36H Group, the P2P Lending Arm of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the top Fintech advocacy group in the UK, has appointed Mike Carter as Head of Platform Lending to lead 36H Group. “I’m delighted to be appointed to this new role to promote the platform lending sector. To date, the sector has delivered steady… Read More

UK Government Adds COVID-19 Program to Support Early Stage Ventures. Is it Enough?

In a widely anticipated move, HM Treasury announced a new package of bailout programs for early-stage ventures that did not qualify for programs initially set into place to support the COVID-19 battered economy. There have been profound concerns that younger, entrepreneurial firms that require ongoing… Read More

#PutFinTechToWork – Innovate Finance CEO Publishes Open Letter in Support of Fintech

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, has posted an open letter in support of Fintech utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, the government has received some criticism for being slow to empower Fintech’s to help facilitate the Coronavirus programs designed to support the… Read More

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019: Innovate Finance Highlights 200 Women Shaping the Future of Finance

Innovate Finance, the leading voice in the UK advocating on behalf of the global Fintech industry, has published its annual Women in Fintech Powerlist highlighting 200 women shaping the future of finance. Innovate Finance received over 650 applications for this year’s list. The 2019 list… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces the Creation of 36H Group to Replace UK P2PFA, Will Represent Platforms that Accept Retail Investors

Just as it has been revealed that the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has disbanded, Innovate Finance has announced the creation of 36H Group to take its place. Innovate Finance described 36H as a “united voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments.”… Read More

UK Fintech Week: Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North Announce Creation of Fintech National Network

Three UK economic development groups announced this week in London that they have formed a FinTech National Network designed to connect financial technology innovators across the country. The three groups –Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North– made the announcement on Tuesday at UK Fintech… Read More

Now in 3rd Year, Spotcap Fintech Fellowships Open for Applications

The Spotcap Fintech Fellowship program is now open for applications until August 15, 2019. The program seeks to help talented individuals pursue studies in Fintech. The Fellowship offers an £8k award to one postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. This… Read More

Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018: Leading the Way

Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for UK Fintech, published its Women FinTech Powerlist. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in an unprecedented volume of applications and nominations this year from around the world. The 2018 iteration… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… 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

Apply Now: Women in Fintech Powerlist Accepting Applications

Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist is now accepting applications to be included in the annual compendium of female Fintech leaders. First launched in 2015, the Powerlist has recognized the diverse talent that has helped Fintech to grow and thrive globally. In an email, Innovate… Read More

Autumn Budget: What’s in it for Fintech?

As one would expect, yesterday’s Autumn Budget announcement delivered something for everyone. With Brexit getting closer, the UK Government is in “all-hands” mode seeking to boost the economy in preparation for the European divorce. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stated: “We are at a… Read More

Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox

The Fintech Sandbox set up by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has now been in operation for the past two years. The trailblazing project has since been replicated multiple times around the world. The concept was simple: create a safe haven for Fintech… 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

UK Government Announces Winners of Prize by Tech Firms Helping UK Renters Boost their Credit Score

The UK government has announced the names of three Fintechs that have won their “Rent Recognition Challenge.” The competition was simple: find a way to incorporate rent within credit scores to make it easier for renters to gain a mortgage. The three firms are: Bud:… Read More

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