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Innovate Finance Issues Call for Input on Industry Sandbox in the UK

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Friday it has issued a Call for Input on the demand and feasibility of an Industry Sandbox in the UK.  The organization stated that the proposed Sandbox would enable startups, financial institutions,… Read More

Innovate Finance Report on VC Investment into Fintech: Up Globally, Down in the UK

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global Fintech investment. According to their numbers, global venture capital into Fintech jumped by 10.9% to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals. Meanwhile, VC Fintech investment dropped by 33.7% in the  UK.  Global Fintech investment surpassed… Read More

Innovate Finance Set to Bring UK Fintech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Monday it is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum, which was established as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to… Read More

Innovate Finance to Award Winner of Pitch360 With £10,000 Prize

Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, announced on Thursday it would be giving Pitch360’s winner a £10,000 prize. The organization revealed that the fintech startup competition aims to strengthen the global FinTech community by showcasing the hottest innovations in financial services… Read More

Innovate Finance Welcomes Belgian Delegation in London For Fintech Platform B-Hive Launch

Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global fintech community, announced on Wednesday it welcomed a delegation of leading voices from the digital finance community of Belgium led by the Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt in London for the launch of… Read More

KPMG & CB Insights Report Suggest FinTech Growth is Slowing

During the first half of 2016, regulators feared that Fintech would become all too powerful.  Then, in November, they concluded that the Fintech sector was not threatening.  At the cusp of 2017, it also appears that other observers have concluded that the FIintech boom is… Read More

Innovate Finance: Now Accepting Applications For FinTech Startup Competition Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced the launch its first ever fintech startup competition. Pitch360. The organization revealed that the competition, which is open to both startups and institutions from around the world, aims to strengthen the global FinTech community by showcasing the… Read More

Innovate Finance to Support the Creation of Bahrain and UAE’s Fintech Hubs

Innovate Finance, an association that’s dedicated to the global fintech industry, announced on Monday it is set to support the creation of two fintech hubs located in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the UAE. While speaking at the FinTech Enterprise Excellerate (E2) conference in the Gulf, Lawrence… Read More

Women in Fintech Powerlist Published by Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance has published a “Women in Fintech Powerlist” for 2016. Approximately 200 women in Fintech globally have been featured on their list. The list was created to celebrate the contributions of women who increasingly play a vital role in the development of the global… Read More

Innovate Finance Responds to Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer,  Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement delivered to Parliament today. Wintermeyer said he was “pleased to see a focus on investment, productivity, and digital innovation”. Innovate Finance had called for the UK government to advance on… Read More

Innovate Finance Reports: Global VC investment in Fintech Up 27% to $15.2 Billion to 2016 Third Quarter While UK VC Investment Drops 26%

Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, announced on Wednesday its latest report through Pitchbook revealed over global investment for fintech has increased by 27 % to $15.2 billion to 2016’s third quarter with 839 deals in total. The organization… Read More

Downing Head of Crowdfunding Julia Groves: “FCA Review Is Most Welcome”

Julia Groves, Downing Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, is a respected pioneer and force behind many successful digital businesses and fintech groups. Since founding ba.com for British Airways in 1994, she has instigated disruptive customer-led propositions across online retail, renewable energy and financial services market sectors. She… 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

Innovate Finance States Global VC Investment in Fintech Up Versus 2015

Innovate Finance, an association for the global Fintech industry founded in 2014, has revealed that global venture capital in Fintech for the first half of 2016 is up significantly. According to their numbers, during the first 6 months of the year, global Fintech investment increased… Read More

Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016 – London

Innovate Finance is hosting its second global summit in 2016 and we want you to join us. Building on the phenomenal success of our first event, IFGS 2016 will provide an opportunity to champion the latest developments in financial technology and celebrate the accomplishments of… Read More

US Fintech & UK Innovate Finance Form Transatlantic Policy Working Group

Innovate Finance and US Fintech firms have forged a “Transatlantic Policy Working Group” (TPWG) to help promote an open and collaborative approach with respect to Fintech policy in both the UK and UK, as well as around the world.  According to Innovate Finance, the objective… Read More

Brief: Investment In UK FinTech Soared In 2015 By 35% To $901M, Reveals Innovate Finance

UK investment for financial technology (FinTech) firms increased by 35 percent to $901M across 72 deals, according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech. The rise in UK investment was led by large funding rounds from Funding… Read More

Brief: EY + Innovate Finance = FinTech Talent Secondment Program With Innovate Finance

EY and Innovate Finance have just announced the launch of a FinTech secondment program, according to a recent press release. As the only Big Four member of Innovate Finance, one of the world’s largest membership association for FinTech, EY will second members of staff into Innovate… Read More

Fintech Moved Mainstream: Reflections on 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, here are some highlights from WWF, the wonderful world of fintech. And what a year it’s been!  At the close of last year, the world watched Lending Club’s astounding IPO. By this November, the firm surpassed $13B from borrowers since its 2006 launch. During… Read More

Big News: Innovate Finance & BritishAmerican Business Partner-up to Promote FinTech Growth in Trans-Atlantic Expansion

Innovate Finance, a non-profit group that promotes the UK’s leadership in the booming FinTech sector, has partnered with BritishAmerican Business to boost their message and solidify the relationship between New York City and London: the two leading financial centers in the world. Both entities will… Read More