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UK Crowdfunding Association Highlights Beneficial Policies Revealed in Spring Budget

This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, revealed the UK government’s Spring Budget. While the list of policies and changes is rather long, the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) has highlighted several changes that will benefit the industry. First, there is an increase in the… Read More

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget Delivers Mixed Responses from Fintech Insiders

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered the Spring Budget today, and once again, there was something for everyone to like or dislike. The budget is being described as a “Budget for long-term growth,” highlighting the expectation that inflation will move lower. Hunt said the… Read More

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt to Reveal Spring Budget, Fintechs Share Opinions

Tomorrow (March 6, 2024), the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt will reveal the Spring Budget. Will there be tax cuts? Will ISAs be expanded?  Will the inheritance tax go away? We will know soon enough. As there is an election looming, you can expect… Read More

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt Signs Berne Financial Services Agreement with Swiss Counterpart Karin Keller-Sutter

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has (21 December) signed the Berne Financial Services Agreement, a pact on financial services cooperation, with his Swiss counterpart Karin Keller-Sutter. The agreement sets sectors where the UK and Switzerland will “mutually recognize each other’s domestic laws and regulations on financial services,… Read More

UK Inflation Remains Elevated, Far Above 2% Target

The UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 6.7% in the 12 months to September 2023, the same rate as in August, according to the UK Office for National Statistics. The CPI rose by 0.5% in September 2023, the same rate as in September 2022…. Read More

Ripple Co-Founder Chris Larsen Says the UK Will Continue to be a Hub for Financial and Tech Innovation

Enterprise blockchain firm Ripple‘s co-founder Chris Larsen recently commented on how the UK has become a major Fintech hub. The UK is also adopting a progressive approach to regulating crypto-assets, according to Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen (although certain significant challenges still remain). The UK has,… Read More

Increasing Returns for Pensioners: Chancellor Jeremy Hunt Outlines his Vision for Pension Reform

As was anticipated, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt outlined his vision for pension reform that will enable these funds to invest in private firms. Hunt said he wanted to increase returns for pensioners while unlocking capital for early-stage firms. We’ve grown faster than France,… Read More

In Pursuit of Economic Growth, UK Pension Fund Reform will Allow Investments in Early Stage Firms

As part of a policy aiming to boost economic growth and innovation, the UK is expected to announce pension fund reforms that will allow these vehicles to invest in early stage firms. Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt is expected to pursue a policy that… Read More

Spring Statement: Jeremy Hunt Aims to Boost Retirement, Tech Investment, and More – Fintechs Respond

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered the Spring Statement today, making several big announcements, including a huge change in retirement planning. Hunt said that the Conservative government’s approach to the economy is “on the right track” while noting they “remain vigilant” and will take… Read More

Silicon Valley Bank UK Insolvent, Tech Founders Appeal to UK Government

Following an initial statement that it held a separate balance sheet from Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ:SIVB) in the US, Silicon Valley Bank UK has announced it will move into insolvency following a discussion with UK banking regulators. SVB UK took on a similar role to… Read More

The Digital Pound Moves Forward: HM Treasury and Bank of England Launch Consultation on CBDC, No Decision on DLT

HM Treasury and the Bank of England have announced a new consultation on the possibility of a digital pound. According to a joint statement, The consultation is being launched as the UK government wants to ensure the public has access to “safe money” while supporting… Read More

CEO of Tide: Chancellor Delivered Little Help on Growth

The Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, last week included some grim news – including the declaration that the UK economy is in a recession. Fiscal sobriety was the message, a sharp turn from the mini-budget under Truss that caused… Read More

Autumn Statement: Chancellor Outlines Tough Future as Economy Now in Recession

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered the Autumn Budget today, and once again, there is a bundle of adjustments and announcements aiming to improve the UK economy that is struggling with high inflation, unsustainable energy costs, and a recession. The UK government has already… Read More

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