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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

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

Regtech Company Exate Technology is Winner of Innovate Finance Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the leading voice for UK’s global Fintech industry, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its Fintech startup competition. The winner of the competition is Exate Technology, a data privacy firm that operates in the Regtech category. Along with being recognized by Innovate Finance,… Read More

City of London and Innovate Finance Launch Fintech Strategy Group

The City of London Corporation and Innovate Finance have jointly announced the launch of the Fintech Strategy Group (FSG) to help continue the success of the UK Fintech sector. According to Innovate Finance, the group will combine senior industry leaders across the sector including banks,… Read More

​Innovate Finance Announces Finalists for 2018 FinTech Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership organization that represents the UK’s global FinTech community, announced on Thursday the finalists for the 2018 FinTech Pitch 360 Competition, which is sponsored by Intel and hosted by Chris Denson of Innovation Crush. The event is set to take place on… Read More

Innovate Finance: UK Fintech Investment Hits Record as Deals See 153% Increase Year Over Year

Innovate Finance is out with report on UK Fintech investment and according to their numbers 2017 was a banner year. The group said VC investment into emerging Fintech firms jumped 153% versus year prior. Approximately $1.8 billion went into 224 deals with the UK ranking… Read More

Stage 1: Nesta Announces Winners of Fintech Open Up Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the ten Fintech firms that have won Stage 1 of the Open Up Challenge. The Challenge is in recognition of the launch of Open Banking in January 2018. Chris Gorst, Challenge Prize Lead at Nesta, congratulated all of… Read More

Innovate Finance Updates Board of Directors

Innovate Finance has announced changes to its Board of Directors as well as an executive change. Justin Fitzpatrick, co-founder and COO of Duedil, will step down from his role as Non-Executive Director on 30th November 2017 after three years at Innovate Finance. Sue Hunter will… Read More

City of London: The UK Currently Leads the World in Fintech but More Action is Needed

At a presentation by the City of London, a report by KPMG entitled the Value of Fintech, was distributed along with a discussion on the need for the UK to do more to maintain and improve their global Fintech prominence. Speaking for the City of… Read More

Funding for Later Stage Fintech Firms Increases in UK & Europe

Innovate Finance and Magister Advisors have published a report that shows later stage Fintech funding rounds are increasing. According to the joint report, entitled “The State of European FinTech: Current Trends and Predictions”, released during the inaugural Innovate Finance FinTech Growth Forum in London, the… Read More

EY: 50% of UK Fintechs Expect Revenue to Double by Next Year

According to a census taking by EY and Innovate Finance (on behalf of HM Treasury), UK Fintech firms are quite bullish on their prospects in the coming year. The report, the 2017 UK FinTech Census, states that about half of the firms polled expect revenue… Read More

Lawrence Wintermeyer Departs Innovate Finance, Charlotte Crosswell Steps in as Interim CEO

Lawrence Wintermeyer has stepped down as CEO of Innovate Finance. Wintermeyer has been in the leadership role for the past two years following in the footsteps of the inaugural CEO Claire Cockerton. The UK based association for the global Fintech industry announced that Charlotte Crosswell… Read More

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