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UK based Blend Network Launches “Light Refurbishments Plus” Offering Up to 75% LTGDV

UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender, has responded to “growing demand for light refurbishment projects.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, specialist development finance lender Blend Network has announced today the launch of a new Light Refurbishment Plus product range “specifically… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reaches £1B in Customer Savings

Today, the team at digital bank Zopa is “incredibly proud” to announce that their customers have trusted them with over £1 billion of their “hard-earned” savings. In an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Zopa‘s management noted that their award-winning Zopa Fixed Term Savings Account offers… Read More

Overfunding: Bank North, a Fintech enabled Banking Platform, Acquires £1.55M+ from 486 Investors via Crowdcube

Bank North, a Fintech-enabled bank, which will combine cloud-native tech with the trust of face-to-face relationship banking with the “aim of disrupting the £150bn UK SME lending market,” has secured 114% (£1,552,134) of its £1,350,000 target from 486 investors (at the time of writing) with… Read More

Fintech Apps Are Becoming Widely-Adopted, so easyMoney Introduces its Own App for Clients

The team at UK’s investment platform easyMoney notes that the use of Fintech apps is increasing steadily across the globe. That’s why they decided to also launch their own app for their customers. The company wrote in a blog post that half of easyMoney investors… Read More

Utrust Teams Up with Elrond to “Take Over” the Web3 Payments Sector

The team at Utrust notes that if you’ve been following them for a while, then you will know that they are “not fond of overly hyping [their] announcements.” Utrust claims that they are “focused on delivering, not fanfare.” The company writes in a blog post… Read More

Legal Utopia, an AI enhanced App that Connects Legal Consumers with a Legal Services Network, Secures £154.9K+ from Seedrs

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Legal Utopia, a powerful AI-enhanced app with the aim of “connecting legal consumers with a vast network of legal services,” has acquired 77% (£154,906) of its £200,000 target from 50 investors (at the time of writing) through a crowdfunding campaign carried out via Seedrs. With… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Is Making it More Affordable to Send Money Abroad, and Save with New Vault Product

The team at digital bank Revolut has noted that they hear about exchange rates all the time. The company has commented on what they actually are and why they can be very important. As explained by Revolut, foreign currency exchange rates are a way to… Read More

UK Fintech LiveFlow Reveals How No-Code, Low-Code Tools Can Help Accountants

The team at London-based Fintech LiveFlow says that there’s no denying that these days, coding is a really valuable and practical skill to have. Many people who aren’t computer programmers are still learning to code, and the demand is “clearly increasing,” according to an update… Read More

Peter Wallis, VP of Technology at LendInvest, Says Team Is Focused on Automating More Processes to Help Brokers

LendInvest, a leading digital financing platform for the UK market, has commented on the importance of their plans to adopt better lending technology in 2022. The team has looked ahead to their business plans this year with their VP of Technology, Peter Wallis. Peter Wallis… Read More

Valentin Mihov: Co-founder at Finexify Explains How they Provide DeFi Services to Tech-Savvy Investors

We recently connected with Valentin Mihov, Co-founder, and Chief Investment Officer at Finexify, a boutique investment company that offers an opportunity to gain exposure to the decentralized finance (DeFi) space. The team at Finexify thinks that limited access to DeFi means “extraordinary” alpha with limited… Read More

UK Fintech Tide Teams Up with LawBite, an Online Legal Platform, to Offer Fast, Affordable Professional Help

The team at Tide notes that if you starting a company for the first time, then it’s really important to take legal advice so that you can “ensure you are protecting your business from the start.” Tide has partnered with LawBite, the online legal platform,… Read More

Ontology Establishes Office in Germany to Expand Its Digital Identity Solutions, Web3 Infrastructure

Ontology, the project that aims to bring trust, privacy, and security to Web 3.0 via decentralized identity and data solutions, recently announced the opening of a new European office in Berlin, Germany. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, Ontology’s move reflects its alignment… Read More

Robo.cash Reports 227% Annual Growth in Secured Funds, Platform Also Set Record for Monthly Deposits in Past FY

Croatian P2P lender Robo.cash notes that 20% of peer-to-peer investors have a job in the IT & Digital industries. At the same time, the share of customers “with minimal income has decreased to make way for ‘richer’ investors with bigger average earnings,” the management at… Read More

Overfunding: TaxScouts, a Firm that Aims to Make Sorting Taxes More Efficient, Secures £1.65M+ via Crowdcube

TaxScouts, which claims to be on a mission to make sorting taxes “affordable and effortless,” has raised 165% (£1,652,047) of its £1,000,000 target from 597 investors (at the time of writing) via Crowdcube with 24 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign. TaxScouts reveals that… Read More

European Online Lender Bondora Reports €16M Invested in December 2021

In December 2021, online lender Bondora reports having a “stable” month in terms of investments, despite declines from November. As noted in an update from Bondora, €16,511,772 was invested “across the platform—an 18.6% drop from November.” This is, however, the third-highest amount invested in 2021,… Read More

European SME Lender October Reveals that Investors are Increasingly Seeking “Safe” Investments

European SME lender October reveals that 2021 was an “intense year” for their platform. October notes that not only was it their best lending year so far on record, with more initiatives financed than the past 3 years combined, but also “the one of multiple… Read More

Alternative Investment Marketplace PeerBerry Reports that it Grew Nearly Three Times in 2021

PeerBerry, an alternative investment marketplace, claims that its operations grew almost three times in 2021. According to an extensive update from PeerBerry, 2021 was “the year of outstanding growth” for their platform. They almost tripled the scope of their business operations within the previous year…. Read More

UK Fintech TrueLayer Evaluates Impact and Progress of Open Banking

Open Banking is four years old now, however, the team at TrueLayer asks “who’s using it, how is it benefitting consumers and what’s next?” TrueLayer writes in a blog post that the updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2) came into force “on 13 January 2018, introducing… Read More

Nine Fintechs Chosen for 2022 Fintech Wales Foundry Accelerator Program

The Fintech Wales Foundry, the flagship accelerator program by Fintech Wales, recently announced the nine Fintech startups “accepted into its 2022 Accelerator.” As noted in the update, the 12-week, no equity program, titled The Foundry: Validate Raise & Scale, is reportedly “the only accelerator of… Read More

UK based Fintech Paysend Strengthens Americas Operation with Jairo Riveros as MD of the US, LatAm

Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and international payments platform, has announced the appointment of Jairo Riveros, as MD of the United States and Latin America, “effective 01 January, 2022.” Paysend has maintained an active presence in the US since September 2020 and “helps American residents securely… Read More

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