Tagged: england

Molo Finance, a Provider of Fully Digital Mortgages, Shares Notable Buy to Let Hotspots

The team at Molo Finance has shared some notable buy-to-let hotspots in 2022. According to Molo Finance, which focuses on reimagining mortgages, buy to let continues to be a “popular way for people to invest their money.” And as we get ready to enter a… Read More

Gazeal, a Firm Transforming How Property Is Bought and Sold, Raises £591K+ from 217 Investors via Seedrs

Gazeal, which aims to transform the way property is bought/sold with “upfront information and binding Reservation Agreements,” has raised 164% (£591,249) of its £360,004 target from 217 investors (at the time of writing) via Seedrs. Based in London, United Kingdom, Gazeal operates in Property / Digital… Read More

UK based Thought Machine Finalizes $200M Series C Round at $1B+ Valuation

Cloud-native core banking solution provider, Thought Machine, has reportedly reached Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion+) following a $200 million Series C round that was joined by the investment divisions of some of its major banking clients, such as JPMorgan Chase, ING and Standard Chartered…. Read More

Real Estate Report: Typical UK House Prices have Surpassed £250K for First Time Ever

The Nationwide House Price Index for the UK reveals that the price of a typical home has exceeded £250,000 “for the first time.” As noted in a blog post by Blend Network, the annual house price growth “remained close to double digits for the sixth… Read More

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina from Blend Network Says Specialist Lenders Must Play Key Role in Deploying More Funding into Housing Market

The team at UK-based Blend Network has noted that we should focus on getting Britain moving again by improving lending services. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge (a commitment to “Get Britain moving again”) had been made following the end of the first lockdown in… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK’s Annual House Price Growth Stayed in Double Digits in Sept 2021

The Nationwide House Price Index (in the UK) reveals that the annual house price growth remained steady in double digits for the fifth straight month in September 2021. However, it eased back to 10.0% from 11.0% in August, the Blend Network team notes. The UK-based… Read More

Virgin Money Enters Climate Change Agreement with Hometrack

Virgin Money has reportedly entered a contract with Hometrack in order to gain insight into the potential impact of climate change on its portfolio. Building on their business relationship, Virgin Money will aim to benefit from Hometrack’s Climate Change Risk analysis, which is offered via… Read More

Digital Transformation: UK’s Darlington Building Society Selects New Onboarding System Offered by ieDigital

UK-headquartered Darlington Building Society has confirmed the selection of a new onboarding system provided by ieDigital. The building society stated that its updated system will give members the option to open up accounts online in a streamlined manner. It will also offer various self-service options… Read More

Consumer Sentiment about State of UK Economy Echoes CFO Perceptions of External Uncertainty, Dropping Below 5 Yr Avg: Report

The team at UK-based Blend Network, a peer-to-peer lending platform, notes that the prospects of the United Kingdom’s macroeconomic environment are “becoming gradually more positive.” Blend Network writes in a blog post that the improvement is “reflected, among other factors, in job openings at a… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Price Growth Increased to 11% in July 2021 from 10.5% in June 2021

UK-based P2P lending platform Blend Network reports that annual house price growth in the country surged to 11.0% in July 2021 from around 10.5% in June 2021. This, according to the updated figures from the Nationwide House Price Index. In MoM terms, house prices increased… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank, a Mobile-Only Banking Platform, Reports Solid Progress Despite Considerable Losses

Atom Bank, the North East Fintech firm, has reported “strong progress” during its most recent annual report, “narrowing its losses and generating a monthly net interest margin (NIM) of 114bps by March 2021 (up from 10bps in March of 2020).” According to the update from… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Reveals How It’s Helping Businesses At Festivals

UK’s digital bank Starling notes that with their platform and financial services, clients are able to bank “anywhere.” According to Starling Bank, that’s what makes them a wonderful app for business owners “out and about at festivals.” As part of this ongoing support for the… Read More

UK’s P2P Property Backed Investment Platform Sourced Capital Shares Common Strategies Used by Borrowers, Investors

The team at UK-based Sourced Capital, the home of property-backed peer to peer investing, notes that when you’re deciding to invest into property, selecting the appropriate location is a good place to begin, and the type of property investment strategy that Sourced Capital’s Borrowers choose… Read More

Smart Money Fintech App Snoop Secures £15M via Series A with Participation from US Investment Firm Paulson & Co. Inc

Fintech app Snoop has secured £15 million in capital in order to support its global expansion efforts. Established by ex- Virgin Money Chief Executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the smart money app Snoop closed its Series A round with contributions from US investment management company Paulson &… Read More

LendInvest Shares Case Study Outlining Process of Stepping in with £3.6M Development Exit Loan Following Covid Delays

Property finance marketplace LendInvest has published a Case Study, which outlines the process of “stepping in with a £3.6m development exit loan following Covid delays.” You may also view LendInvest’s Development Exit products and complete range of short-term lending options by visiting the company’s intermediaries… Read More

Fintech B-North, which Lends to SMBs and Is Pursuing Banking License, Acquires Investment from Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Fintech firm B-North, which facilitates loans for small businesses and is currently seeking a banking license, has reportedly entered a deal with Channel 4 Ventures. Manchester-headquartered B-North confirmed that it has acquired a follow-on investment of £250,000 from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. The challenger… Read More

Fintech Mergers and Acquisitions May Increase in the UK following COVID, Linklaters Exec Predicts

The United Kingdom has maintained its status as a major global Fintech hub. But will the country be able to capture a significant share of the world’s financial technology business after Brexit and can it retain its dominant status despite the challenges created by the… Read More

Digital Property Finance Platform Landbay CEO Says He Won’t be Surprised if UK’s Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline Is Extended

John Goodall, CEO at Landbay, a UK-based digital buy-to-let finance platform, has noted that the property market may have benefited from the stamp duty holiday. Goodall, an Imperial College London and Durham University graduate, says that he won’t be too surprised if the tax break… Read More

London’s United Fintech to Acquire Capital Markets Fintechs and Help them Sell Products to Financial Institutions

A new initiative, called United Fintech, is reportedly planning to acquire a slate of capital markets Fintechs. United Fintech also aims to help these Fintechs with marketing and selling their products to established financial institutions. United Fintech has been established with assistance from CFH Group… Read More

Denmark’s CreditStretcher, UK’s Elfinity, and 9 Other Fintechs to Participate in Village Capital’s Finance Forward Europe Accelerator

Village Capital helps company founders and business owners through its accelerator program. There are 11 early-stage Fintech firms that will be taking part in Village Capital’s investment-readiness program, called Finance Forward Europe. The initiative is part of Finance Forward, which is a multi-year global coalition… Read More

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