Tagged: Emma Steele

Ethical Lender Plend Raises £40M to End Financial Exclusion

Plend is pleased to announce that they have raised £40 million in seed funding with new investors “including Leon & Soho House backers Active Partners, plus Velocity Juice, Sivo and the founders from Monzo, Starling Bank and Oodle Car Finance.” The investment round “includes existing… Read More

Nationwide Invests in Rent-to-Own Fintech to Assist First-Time Buyers

Nationwide has invested in a rent-to-own start-up “helping first-time buyers unable to access typical mortgages get a home by saving a slice of their rent to build the deposit.” The investment in Kettel Homes forms “part of Britain’s biggest building society’s efforts to help its… Read More

Financial well-being app Wagestream Raises $175M Series C

Wagestream, a financial wellbeing app, has raised a $175 million Series C funding round. The company was founded in 2018 by Peter Briffett (CEO), Portman Wills (CTO) and a group of financial charities to give people access to a set of fairer financial services, delivered… Read More

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