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Binance UK Joins UK’s Fintech Founders Association

Binance UK is pleased to confirm their partnership with the UK’s Fintech Founders group, an independent not-for-profit organization representing the United Kingdom’s entrepreneurs and founders in the Fintech industry. As an international “leader” in the crypto-asset sector, Binance is committed “to working with associations and… Read More

UK based LendInvest Platform Assets, Funds Under Management Surge in FY 2022

LendInvest PLC (LSE: LINV) noted on Friday (April 8, 2022) that platform assets under management (AUM) surged 36% on-year in fiscal 2022, and funds under management increased 18%. The non-bank mortgage lender also revealed that for the year ended March 31, 2022, funds under management… Read More

LendInvest Founder Christian Faes Discusses Challenges to UK Fintech: “I’m still excited for UK Fintech”

Christian Faes is one of the leading voices in the UK advocating on behalf of the Fintech ecosystem. He is a founder and Executive Chairman of LendInvest – a successful property financing platform that is now traded on the LSE, and the Chairman of Fintech… Read More

CryptoUK Comments on FCA Crypto Registration Deadline, Some Firms Look to Move Operations Elsewhere

Today is the deadline (March 31, 2022) for crypto firms to be registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Reports have filtered in that multiple UK-based crypto firms have abandoned the effort with some planning a departure from Great Britain. The list of UK crypto… Read More

LendInvest Selects Former ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft as Senior Advisor

Leading UK-based property Fintech LendInvest has hired Greg Medcraft, former Head of Australia’s regulator, as Senior Advisor. Medcraft Commissioner and then Chairman of Australia’s financial services regulator, ASIC was from 2009 to 2017. Until last year, he was Director of the Directorate for Financial and… Read More

Fintech Founders Criticize UK Government as it Falls Short in Supporting Recommendations of the Kalifa Review of Fintech

It has been one year since the publication of the Kalifa Review of Fintech – a document that sought to provide a roadmap to ensure the UK’s prominence in the global Fintech ecosystem. On the anniversary of the publication, there have been multiple comments regarding… Read More

UK Fintech Leaders Publish Open Letter Calling for More Innovation Support on Anniversary of Kalifa Review

On the one-year anniversary of the Kalifa Review of Fintech, 70 Fintech leaders have published an open letter in support of the industry demanding the UK government do more to promote and support innovative financial services. The Kalifa Review was designed to be a roadmap… Read More

Kalifa Fintech Review: One Year On

The Kalifa Review of Fintech was published almost one year ago. The document was constructed to help guide the UK in its mission of supporting and promoting its prominence as a global Fintech hub. The UK has long been a vital financial center – second only to… Read More

UK Parliament Hearing Addresses Fintech Challenges: More Needs to be Done

Last week, there was a hearing at Parliament that tackled some of the challenges to growing the Fintech ecosystem in the UK – a strategic sector of great importance for the country. The UK has long been a top Fintech global hub. Brexit, policy inertia,… Read More

Fintech Founders Summer Survey: More Needs to be Done to Maintain UK’s Top Spot as Fintech Hub

Fintech Founders has published a survey in collaboration with the UK Department for International Trade (DIT). Once again the group notes there is significant optimism for the Fintech industry while calling for more government support in a rapidly changing and dynamic market. Originally called the… Read More

LendInvest’s Shares Trade on London Stock Exchange AIM

One of the leading UK-based Fintechs LendInvest is now a publicly-traded firm. LendInvest’s shares commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market today in an initial public offering (IPO). Shares are trading under the ticker symbol “LINV”. As was previously reported, LendInvest will raise… Read More

LendInvest Expected to Trade on AIM this Week at £255.6 Million Valuation

Leading property finance Fintech LendInvest is expected to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market this Wednesday (July 14, 2021). According to documents filed with the exchange, LendInvest will raise £40 million at a £255.6 million valuation. 83.7% of shares will remain in the… Read More

LendInvest Expected to Pursue IPO at £300 Million Valuation

Leading property finance platform LendInvest is expected list shares at a £300 million valuation in an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming days. LendInvest is a profitable Fintech that has engendered a solid niche in providing short-term financing for UK property. There have been… Read More

UK Fintech Review Expected to be Released Next Month, Seeks to Boost Fintech Sector Post Brexit

In March of 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the UK budget. Included in the presentation was the announcement of a Fintech sector review – a study to be led by Ron Kalifa OBE, who was previously CEO Worldpay and current Chair… Read More

The Digital Finance Forum Rebrands as Fintech Founders

  The Digital Finance Forum has rebranded as Fintech Founders, according to a note from the group. Founded and Chaired by LendInvest founder Christian Faes, the name change is said to indicate the group’s wider, scaled-up ambitions to become a network of influence and authority… 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

LendInvest Founder Christian Faes Discusses Digital Finance Forum, COVID Impact on Fintech

LendInvest is one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. The digital marketplace for property finance has long been profitable – not a common characteristic in the early-stage sector including Fintech. It has been rumoured for some time now that LendInvest is a likely… Read More

Christian Faes Founder and Chairman of LendInvest Comments on UK Government Support of SMEs During COVID-19 Crisis

Christian Faes is the founder and Chairman of one of the most successful Fintechs in the UK. While there may be better-known names in the Fintech world, LendInvest, a property finance platform, has emerged as a leader not only in the sector of finance it… Read More

Open Banking Startup CreditKudos Raises £5 Million Series A led by AlbionVC

Open banking startups CreditKudos has raised £5 million in a Series A funding round led by AlbionVC, according to a report. AlbionVC was joined by a group of Fintech angels, including Christian Faes of LendInvest, as well as Entrepreneur First, TriplePoint, Plug & Play Ventures,… Read More

Longtime LendInvest CEO Christian Faes Moves to Executive Chairman Role as Company Appoints New CEO

LendInvest, one of the UK’s leading Fintechs that provides a marketplace for property finance, has announced that its co-founder and longtime Chief Executive Officer Christian Faes is stepping down from his role and moving into the Executive Chairman position. As of today, Rod Lockhart is… Read More

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