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UK Fintech Capital On Tap to Offer Small Business Credit Card in US Markets, After Acquiring $100M Credit Facility

Capital on Tap, a UK-headquartered Fintech firm, reveals that it has introduced its small business credit card in the US markets. There’s been a lot of demand for such products, the company claims. Since April 2021, there have been more than 28,000 businesses that have… Read More

Overfunding: The Big Exchange, an Impact Investment, Money Management App, Secures £284,000 via Crowdcube

The Big Exchange, which is an impact investing platform & a money management app, with a marketplace for fairer products coming, has secured ££283,916 of its £150,000 target from 242 investors through Crowdcube (at the time of writing). The Big Exchange team notes that they… Read More

London based Infinity Maritime, an Alternative Finance Digital Platform, Partners Lloyd’s Register to Support Maritime Sustainability

Infinity Maritime has announced a partnership with Lloyd’s Register in order to enhance maritime sustainability As noted in a release shared with CI: “Following on from the announcement of collaboration with … international ship brokers, Infinity Maritime reflects the maritime ecosystem by announcing its partnership… 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

Fintech WyzePay, a Platform for Issuing Corporate Currency to Clients, Secures £384,000+ via Seedrs

WyzePay, a platform for firms to issue corporate currency to clients, increasing benefits for both sides, has secured £384,404 or 128% of its £300,001 target from 125 investors via Seedrs. Based in London, UK, WyzePay now has 24 days left until its offer ends. The… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Is Facing Potential Money Laundering Charges by FCA, Reports Annual Loss of £130 Million

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UK-based digital bank Monzo is currently facing a civil and criminal money-laundering investigation that is being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Monzo‘s management disclosed these details in its annual report that was released on Friday (July 30, 2021). For the second straight… Read More

Banking, Fintech Report Highlights UK’s Fast-Growing Financial Tech Space, while Challenges Include Centralized Cloud Providers

Payments specialist Banking Circle notes in a recent update on the payments, banking and Fintech space that there have been record-level investments in the UK’s vibrant Fintech sector, with $5.7 billion of VC invested across 317 deals so far in 2021. Banking Circle‘s CIO, Michel… Read More

Latvia based P2P Lender Sun Finance Exceeds €1B in Loans Issued with €95M Net Portfolio

Latvia-based P2P lending platform Sun Finance has exceeded the €1 billion (appr £851.7 million) milestone in the total loans provided. The company reveals that it’s on track to end 2021 with €200 million in earnings. Established in January 2017, the Sun Finance platform has managed… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Prices Surge 13.4% YoY, the Largest Increase in 17+ Years

The team at UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that the Covid-19 pandemic may be subsiding, however, the “new normal” may not look the same as 2019. As noted by Blend Network, market participants are increasingly concerned about inflation, especially during recent months. The P2P… Read More

Wealthtech Addepar has Raised Nearly $500M to Date, Now Tracking Over $2.9T in Assets

Addepar, a U.S.-based wealth manager with $2.5 trillion of assets on its platform, had secured $150 million in capital in June of this year. Addepar‘s management recently revealed that they’re planning to further expand business operations outside the US. The company confirmed that it’s hiring… Read More

Assetz Capital Shares Key Features of Their Recovery Loan Scheme Backed Facility

The team at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, notes that after the end of the previous COVID-19 loan schemes, the UK Government launched the new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Assetz Capital was accredited to lend via the RLS scheme on July… Read More

European Personal Finance Firm luteCredit Shares Unaudited Results for 2021

IuteCredit, a European personal finance firm, has shared its unaudited results for the first 6 months of 2021. As noted by the Mintos team, luteCredit has reported its operational, strategic, and financial highlights of its business, as well as comments from its Chief Executive. Operational… Read More

UK based Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Explains how SMEs May Address Late Payment Issues

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that during the month of July 2021, new changes to the Prompt Payment Code came into effect. Announced in January of this year, the changes have been designed “to strengthen the position… Read More

Nearly 70% of Wealth Management Clients Now Expecting All-Digital Onboarding: Report

68% of wealth management customers in the post-COVID world are expecting a fully digital onboarding experience, according to an update from OneSpan, a company specializing in digital identity and anti-fraud solutions that “create exceptional and secure experiences.” OneSpan, which supports risk-based adaptive authentication and digital… Read More

Crowdcube to Provide “Most Comprehensive” and Transparent Platform for Private Company Investments with New Partnership

Crowdcube, the European marketplace for shares in private firms, and Crunchbase, an established data platform, have partnered in order to power the “most comprehensive” and transparent platform for private company investment in Europe. Cubex, which officially goes live today (July 28, 2021), will feature “rich”… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Explains how to Easily Send Crypto, Earn Competitive Interest with Savings Accounts

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that they are now closer to 2022 than 2020, so making plans for next year would be a good idea. They also mentioned that July was “generous,” bringing many new products with it, including those related to booking… Read More

FINMA Licensed Swiss Bank, SEBA Bank, Appoints Sam Lin as New CEO for Asia

SEBA Bank, a FINMA licensed Swiss Bank offering a seamless, secure, and easy-to-use bridge between digital and traditional assets, has confirmed the appointment of Sam Lin to the position of CEO Asia with “immediate effect.” This appointment “demonstrates SEBA Bank’s commitment to strengthening its status… Read More

Credit Suisse backed SME Lending Fintech Tradeplus24 Finalizes $25M Raise led by European Family Office

Credit Suisse-backed SME lending Fintech Tradeplus24 has finalized an “oversubscribed” $25 million pre-series B equity raise, which was led by a European family office with an established track record of investing in “high-growth” startups like Klarna, Delivery Hero, and Lyft. Existing investors Credit Suisse, SIX… Read More

Global Fintech GoCardless Appoints Alexandra Chiaramonti as its GM for Southern Europe

GoCardless, a global Fintech in account-to-account payments, has reportedly appointed Alexandra Chiaramonti as its GM of Southern Europe. Chiaramonti will be responsible for leading GoCardless‘ ongoing growth in the region by continuing to recruit new talent in order to strengthen the firm’s presence in its… Read More

Negative Sentiment Continues to “Plague” Digital Assets, but Multi-Asset Is “Bucking the Trend,” CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (July 26) that for the week ending July 26,… Read More

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