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UK’s Competition and Markets Authority Offers Clarification on Definition of VRPs for Sweeping

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The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority has clarified what may and may not be used for when it is introduced later in 2022. The CMA mandated the use of Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs) as the mechanism for implementing Sweeping – which is described as… Read More

UK: Open Banking Tops 5 Million Users

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Open Banking in the UK has topped 5 million users according to a statement by the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE). The data is provided by the CMA9, the nine banks and building society mandated under the CMA Order to implement open banking in the… Read More

Open Banking Limited Board Is Looking for CEO to Lead Operations of OBIE

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The Open Banking Limited (OBL) board is looking for a Chief Executive Officer who will be responsible for leading the everyday operations of the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) and its gradual transition to an organization that will be observing the Competition and Markets Authority’s… Read More

Open Banking Implementation in UK Could be Improved by Stronger Leadership, Oversight: Report

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Earlier this month the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provided an update on the current state of open banking in the region. It comes after the release of a report from an independent investigator of allegations against the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE)…. Read More

UK: West Midlands Joins the Fintech National Network as Tech Hub Expands

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The West Midlands has joined the Innovate Finance Fintech National Network, the UK’s first network connecting Fintech hubs and supporting nationwide financial innovation. The West Midlands has been championing its region for some time promoting it as a viable and less expensive to the greater… Read More

Charlotte Crosswell Announces Exit as CEO of Innovate Finance

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Charlotte Crosswell, the CEO of Innovate Finance, has announced she will step down from her position on May 1, 2021. Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance’s Chief Operating Officer will become interim CEO at that time. Crosswell has led the Fintech advocacy group since 2017 playing a… Read More

Innovate Finance: The UK Retains European Fintech Investment Crown in 2020

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Innovate Finance has published a note regarding Fintech investment in the UK. According to their numbers, the UK retains its title as the top investment destination in Europe for Fintech firms at with $4.1 billion in venture capital and growth private equity invested across a… Read More

UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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