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Innovate Finance Introduces Unicorn Council for UK Fintech Founders

Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for UK Fintech, has launched the Unicorn Council for UK Fintech (UCFT), a coalition of UK-based Fintech unicorn founders to accelerate and unlock promised growth in the UK FinTech sector. The Council will be “co-chaired by Janine Hirt, CEO… Read More

Fintech in the UK: Innovate Finance Updates on Progress

Innovate Finance is the advocacy group for the burgeoning Fintech industry in the UK. London has long been a top global financial center, and many policymakers, as well as financial services insiders, want to maintain that status. Hence, the adoption of digital financial services is… Read More

Fintech MoU Signed by UK, Singapore, Countries Aim to Boost Trade, Cooperation

The UK and Singapore have agreed a new MoU “boosting fintech trade and cooperation at their 7th Financial Dialogue in Singapore.” The UK and Singapore agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “on the UK–Singapore FinTech Bridge to remove barriers to fintech trade and boost cooperation.”… Read More

Open Banking: Plaid Releases New Service for Variable Payments

Popular Open Banking service provider Plaid has announced a new service called Variable Recurring Payments (VRP). Plaid claims the offering can help UK businesses save more than £1.5 billion annually by slicing payment processing fees, according to a company statement. As the name explains, VRP… Read More

UK Fintech Investment for First Half of 2022 Grows 24%, a New Record: Report

While Fintech investment may be slowing in other markets, the United Kingdom appears to be bucking the trend. In a “Summer Investment Report,” Innovate Finance puts a pen to the numbers and they are encouraging. The organization states that during the first 6 months of… Read More

Charlotte Crosswell Announces Exit as CEO of Innovate Finance

Charlotte Crosswell, the CEO of Innovate Finance, has announced she will step down from her position on May 1, 2021. Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance’s Chief Operating Officer will become interim CEO at that time. Crosswell has led the Fintech advocacy group since 2017 playing a… 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

Innovate Finance Updates Board of Directors

Innovate Finance has announced changes to its Board of Directors as well as an executive change. Justin Fitzpatrick, co-founder and COO of Duedil, will step down from his role as Non-Executive Director on 30th November 2017 after three years at Innovate Finance. Sue Hunter will… Read More

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