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UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

In a statement today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced an extension of Coronavirus programs that support impacted businesses. The Chancellor announced that the Bounce Back Loan scheme will offer greater repayment flexibility for firms including an extension of the length of… Read More

UK’s Innovate Finance CEO Charlotte Crosswell Says She’s Encouraged by Effective Response of P2P Lenders Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Peer to peer (P2P) lenders in the UK have, at times, been criticized for not being able to offer the best services to their clients. However, they’ve also recently been praised for their overall approach and response to the Coronavirus outbreak which has created many… Read More

36H Group and the Future of Fintech: We should leverage the innovation in financial services and use it to enable economic recovery

The 36H Group launched in January of 2020 as the unified voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments. 36H replaced the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association, a group that had long been a prominent advocate for the emerging P2P lending sector – a… Read More

Majority of UK Fintech Firms Say they haven’t Received Adequate Funding to Survive COVID-19: Report

UK-based Fintech firms may be forced to shut down due to COVID-19 and resulting socio-economic challenges. Most Fintechs in the UK have reportedly not received the assistance they need from the nation’s government, according to a recent survey published by Innovate Finance. Fintechs with 25… Read More

The Impact of Covid-19 on UK Fintech and the Gaping Funding Gap

Between June 2nd – 14th 2020, Innovate Finance, Tech Nation, and the Fintech National jointly distributed a 14-question online, anonymous survey. With particular regard to funding and investment, the purpose of the survey was to collate and analyse data on how the UK Fintech Sector… Read More

CCAF: New Global Research Initiative Targets the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Fintech Markets

Joint study to provide timely data and actionable insights on how the pandemic has affected the Fintech industry globally The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is partnering with the World Bank Group and the World Economic… Read More

Mike Carter Appointed to Lead 36H Group, the P2P Lending Arm of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the top Fintech advocacy group in the UK, has appointed Mike Carter as Head of Platform Lending to lead 36H Group. “I’m delighted to be appointed to this new role to promote the platform lending sector. To date, the sector has delivered steady… Read More

UK Government Adds COVID-19 Program to Support Early Stage Ventures. Is it Enough?

In a widely anticipated move, HM Treasury announced a new package of bailout programs for early-stage ventures that did not qualify for programs initially set into place to support the COVID-19 battered economy. There have been profound concerns that younger, entrepreneurial firms that require ongoing… Read More

#PutFinTechToWork – Innovate Finance CEO Publishes Open Letter in Support of Fintech

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, has posted an open letter in support of Fintech utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, the government has received some criticism for being slow to empower Fintech’s to help facilitate the Coronavirus programs designed to support the… Read More

Innovate Finance Cancels April Event, the Flagship Event of UK Fintech Week

Innovate Finance has decided to cancel its annual event, IFGS, the flagship event of UK Fintech Week. IFGS was scheduled to take place on April 20-21 at Guildhall, London. Innovate Finance joins a growing list of events and conferences that have been canceled or postponed due… Read More

Women in Fintech Standout Star Raises Capital on Seedrs for Startup Lifetise

Earlier today, Innovate Finance announced its annual Women in Fintech Powerlist that recognizes women changing the world of finance. As part of this list, Innovate Finance highlighted a group of “Standout 35 Stars.” As we just found out, one of these Fintech Stars is crowdfunding… Read More

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019: Innovate Finance Highlights 200 Women Shaping the Future of Finance

Innovate Finance, the leading voice in the UK advocating on behalf of the global Fintech industry, has published its annual Women in Fintech Powerlist highlighting 200 women shaping the future of finance. Innovate Finance received over 650 applications for this year’s list. The 2019 list… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces the Creation of 36H Group to Replace UK P2PFA, Will Represent Platforms that Accept Retail Investors

Just as it has been revealed that the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has disbanded, Innovate Finance has announced the creation of 36H Group to take its place. Innovate Finance described 36H as a “united voice for lending platforms that accept retail investments.”… Read More

Report: US-based VC Firms Continue to Increasingly Invest in London-headquartered Fintech Startups

According to a new report, US-based venture capital firms have been increasingly investing in London-headquartered companies this year. New data shows that UK-based Fintech firms continue to attract a large number of investors. US investors have reportedly contributed around in $4.4 billion (appr. £3.4 billion)… Read More

Innovate Finance Opens Applications for Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019

Applications for the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019 are now open, according to Innovate Finance. Innovate Finance is the leading advocacy group for all things Fintech in the UK.  The Women in Fintech Powerlist has become an annual staple for the group as… Read More

Brexit Report: 55% of UK Fintechs Feel Well Prepared for Brexit with a Deal. If No Deal, Percentage Drops to Just 22%

Innovate Finance, an advocacy association for the development and support of the UK Fintech industry, has published a report on Brexit and the impact it may have on UK based Fintechs. According to the report, 55% of Fintechs feel well prepared for Brexit but that… Read More

Report: UK Fintech Continues to Perform. $2.9 Billion in Deals in 2019 on Track to Top Year Prior

Innovate Finance has just published its Q2 UK Fintech investment report tallying activity for the first half of 2019. Innovate Finance is a five-year-old private-public partnership group that claims over 250 global members. Supported by the City of London and Broadgate, it is a not-for-profit… Read More

State of the Fintech Nation: UK Government Publishes Report on Fintech Progress

The United Kingdom has long been a global leader in financial innovation. Of course, London holds a long history as a prominent financial center for both Europe and the world. This established base has combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and access to capital to… Read More

UK Fintech Week: Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North Announce Creation of Fintech National Network

Three UK economic development groups announced this week in London that they have formed a FinTech National Network designed to connect financial technology innovators across the country. The three groups –Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North– made the announcement on Tuesday at UK Fintech… Read More

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