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Coinbase Welcomes Former UK Finance Minister As Advisor

A former UK finance minister on Wednesday (January 31, 2024) has reportedly joined crypto exchange Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) to serve as the firm’s global advisor. As reported by CNBC, this latest appointment made by Coinbase is expected to strengthen the digital asset firm’s regulatory position at… Read More

Capitolis Raises $110M Series D, Welcomes Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne to Board

Capitolis today announced it has raised a $110 million Series D at a $1.6 billion valuation. The fundraise is ed by Canapi Ventures, 9Yards Capital, and SVB Capital. Existing investors in Capitolis include a16z, Index Ventures, Sequoia Capital, S Capital, Spark Capital, Citi, State Street… Read More

FCA Helps Take Bitcoin Mainstream – While Admitting It Does Not Understand It

Appearing on the BBC’s news flagship Newsnight the head of the UK’s regulator, the  FCA’s  Andrew Bailey, has drawn mainstream attention to Bitcoin and the world of cryptocurrencies while admitting that they have yet to understand what he called an ‘odd commodity’. While  the BBC’s… Read More

UK Chancellor & Investment Bank Leaders Join Together on London Remaining International Financial Center

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has joined with UK financial industry leaders in a statement regarding the status of London as a global financial center following the EU Referendum results. London, depending on how you rank certain characteristics, is considered to be… Read More

Seedrs CEO Jeff Lynn Embraces George Osborne’s Rate Cuts, Removal of Class 2 National Insurance

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed his list of policy changes for the forthcoming year as the UK attempts to keep the economy forward while keeping expenses in check. Osborne announced several new initiatives that will impact business both large and small. Some of… Read More

ThinCats Founder Says Chancellor is Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic as Budget Speech Approaches

As the day nears when George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, reveals the government’s forthcoming budget plan, the drums are pounding on what will be announced. Osborne has already messaged that weaker growth will force the Treasury to find further economies. This translates into cutting expenditures… Read More

Andrew Bailey Appointed Chief Executive of Financial Conduct Authority

HM Treasury has selected Andrew Bailey as the new Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Bailey replaces interim CEO Tracey McDermott who publicly revealed her decision not to seek a permanent assignment at the FCA in early January.  McDermott took over the helm… Read More

Beaumont: Chancellor’s Plan for Northern Powerhouse May Be Headed for the Scrap Heap

The National Federation of Self-Employed & Small Businesses (FSB) has released a report that indicates a “growing gap in confidence” between businesses in the North and those in the Midlands and the South. The FSB states businesses in the North risk being left behind. This… Read More

LendInvest’s Christian Faes Responds to the UK Government’s Housebuilding Plans

On Tuesday, CEO of LendInvest, Christian Faes, offered up his thoughts about the recent UK Government’s Housebuilding plans announcement. The commercial mortgage platform revealed more details about the plans: “In the 2015 Autumn Statement Chancellor George Osborne declared, ‘We choose to build’ and so at the… Read More

Funding for Lending Extended. GLI Finance Says Program Does Not Solve the Problem

The Bank of England (BOE) announced the extension of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) that was designed to provide easier access to capital for SMEs.  The BoE stated the program will provide lenders with continued certainty over the availability of cheap funding to support lending… Read More

Louise Beaumont of GLI Finance Comments on Autumn Statement

Alongside the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, there were several associated releases published by the Exchequer’s office.  Louise Beaumont, Head of Public Affairs at GLI Finance and a frequent commenter on policy issues regarding SME’s and the economy, has shared some thoughts regarding specific announcements presented by… Read More

Peer-to-Peer Lender Assetz Capital Set to Launch Innovative Finance ISA Account

Following today’s Autumn Statement from Chancellor George Osborne, in which he  addressed the government’s success and pinpointing areas for economic improvement, Assetz Capital, one of the UK’s fastest growing peer-to-peer alternative finance platforms, revealed it is set to launch an innovative finance ISA account.  Stuart Law,… Read More

Autumn Statement: “Sound Public Finances & Great Public Services? If You are Bold with Your Reforms You can Have Both”

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gave a rousing speech highlighting the government’s success and pinpointing areas for economic improvement today in his annual trip to Parliament. The Autumn Statement delivered by Osborne can certainly be viewed as a success once you compare the UK economy… Read More

Martin Wheatley to Depart FCA in September

Martin Wheatley, the current FCA CEO, has announced his departure from the regulatory agency as of September 12, 2015. Wheatley will continue to advise the FCA board until January of 2016. Tracey McDermott will be taking over as Acting CEO from September 12 while the search for… Read More

Good Progress in the Emergency Budget, But There is More Still to Do

The Emergency Budget This week saw the first Budget in the UK since the Conservative Party achieved a surprise win in the General Election in May. As the previous coalition government had already made promising steps towards the implementation of legislation which will improve access… Read More

Here is the Consultation Document that Will Help the UK Government Decide How to Include Equity Offered Via Crowdfunding Sites in ISAs

As part of the UK government’s budget policy, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne affirmed that soon (April 2016) ISAs will allow for peer to peer lending assets to be part of a savers portfolio.  Osborne also stated the government will consider allowing equity crowdfunded… Read More

Leaders of Innovative Finance Respond to UK Budget Policy, Embrace ISA Approach

  The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s summer budget was said to put economic security first and was a plan for “working people”. But incorporated in the policy statement was also aspects that should benefit disruptive financial firms on both the debt and equity side of… Read More

GLI Finance Publishes “Alternative Finance Manifesto”. Explains How to Keep New Finance Growth Momentum

The UK has become one of the hottest markets for FinTech startups in the world. In fact the George Osborne has made the FinTech industry a tentpole in his policy initiatives. At the Innovate Finance launch last year the Chancellor declared “I want the UK to… Read More

Peer to Peer Lenders Encouraged by Osborne Speech & Tax Break Policy

Earlier this week George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, took his story up to Parliament to share his view of the UK economy and his strategic vision going forward.  The speech was broadly well-received, and as politicians typically do, there was something for everyone including a… Read More

Chancellor George Osborne Calls UK the “Comeback Country” as He Touts FinTech, Innovation & More

At the annual presentation of the budget to the House of Commons, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne checked off a wide ranging list of successes as the UK economy has segregated itself from much of the rest of Europe.  The contrast between the years of… Read More

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