Tagged: imran gulamhuseinwala

Online Lender iwoca Connects with Lloyds Bank in Open Banking First

Online lender iwoca is reporting that it has successfully released Open Banking for all new customers with a Lloyds Bank account. iwoca says it is the first ever business lender to connect with any of the UK’s nine largest banks under the Open Banking initiative,… Read More

Open Banking Arrives in the UK on January 13th. What Does this Mean?

Open Banking is kind of a nebulous term. Unless you are very engaged with the UK financial sector it probably means little to you. Yet the concept of Open Banking will have profound ramifications for consumers and businesses in both the UK and Europe. In… Read More

CommunterClub Returns to Seedrs After Raising £2.3 Million in Venture Capital Funding

CommunterClub has returned to the UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs just after it raised £2.3 million in venture capital funding. The company launched its first crowdfunding round in 2015, which during that time had only £25 million pre-money valuation. Its pre-valuation is now up to £11,546,623 and… Read More

Seen and Heard at LendIt Europe: The Future of Finance

LendIt Europe took place in London earlier this week with around 1000+ attendees participating including a good showing of regular suspects and an emerging group of early stage, aspiring Fintech firms. For both presenters and attendees the backdrop of the Brexit decision and the uncertainties… Read More

The UK Plows Ahead in Implementing PSD2 Compliant Open Banking

On Monday, October 9, Lendit Europe, the event gathering 1000+ representatives of the international fintech and lending scene on the banks of the River Thames, opened with a presentation by Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Global Head of FinTech at consultancy firm EY, who spoke about “The… Read More

EY: 50% of UK Fintechs Expect Revenue to Double by Next Year

According to a census taking by EY and Innovate Finance (on behalf of HM Treasury), UK Fintech firms are quite bullish on their prospects in the coming year. The report, the 2017 UK FinTech Census, states that about half of the firms polled expect revenue… Read More

Nesta Reveals 20 Fintechs Competing to Win £5 Million in the “Open Up Challenge”

Nesta , a global innovation foundation, has announced the twenty Fintech firms that will participate in the Open Up Challenge. Nesta announced the competition this past February. The Open Up Challenge is a global search for organizations who would use new open banking Application Programming… Read More

Imran Gulamhuseinwala Receives OBE in New Years Honours

Imran Gulamhuseinwala joined the likes of Andy Murray, Victoria Beckham and Ray Davies on the annual UK New Years Honours List. This year’s list tallied 1,197 honours including 322 BEMs, 503 MBEs, and 222 OBEs.   Gulamhuseinwala, Global Lead for Fintech at Ernst and Young, earned an Officers of… Read More

Innovate Finance, EY & Hogan Lovells Publish Report on Blockchain Opportunity

Innovate Finance, along with partners EY & Hogan Lovells, has published a report on Blockchain adoption.  Entitled Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey: Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape, the publication addresses distributed ledger technology (DLT) and the current regulatory environment.  The report also provides… Read More

Report: Fintech Collaboration is Key for Investment Banks

EY, in collaboration with Innovate Finance, has published a report on the need for investment banks to collaborate with Fintech firms and embrace innovation.  Entitled Capital Markets: Innovation and the Fintech Landscape, the authors state that while Fintech may have started with P2P lending, equity… Read More

EY FinTech Adoption Survey: More Millennials Tapping P2P, Online Payments and Investments; Fintech Is Here to Stay

15.5% of digitally active consumers currently use financial technology products Payment services are the most popular product offering Users are younger, wealthier and increasingly urban With 29.1%, Hong Kong has the highest rate of FinTech use of all surveyed markets  “Higher-income individuals are some of the… Read More

London Fintech Boom: “The UK Has a World Leading Fintech Footprint”

London & Partners, a non-profit entity funded by the Mayor of London, is pounding the table on the growth of Fintech in London. The promotional company states that the capital’s booming Fintech sector is being driven by “record levels of investment and the rapid adoption of… Read More

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