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Director of UK-based Analytics Firm Arity Andrew Jenkins Appointed New Fintech Envoy for Ireland

Andrew Jenkins, director of UK-based mobility data and analytics firm Arity, has been appointed (on October 4) as the new Fintech envoy for Northern Ireland. The appointment has been made by John Glen, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Glen stated: “Fintech is vital to… Read More

UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury Says Fintech is Flourishing in Speech at CityWeek

The UK Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen, delivered a speech today during CityWeek 2019. In his presentation, Glen spoke about the robust strength of the UK economy even while Brexit questions remain. Glen noted that unemployment is down, wages up, inflation is steady…. Read More

UK Businesses Benefit from Referral Plan Where SMEs Rejected by Banks are Pointed to Alternative Finance

As in most parts of the world, smaller businesses drive the bulk of job growth in the UK. Over 99% of all UK businesses are SMEs employing 0-249 people and 96% (approximately 5.5 million) are micro-businesses employing up to 9 people, accounting for 33% of… Read More

UK Government Announces Winners of Prize by Tech Firms Helping UK Renters Boost their Credit Score

The UK government has announced the names of three Fintechs that have won their “Rent Recognition Challenge.” The competition was simple: find a way to incorporate rent within credit scores to make it easier for renters to gain a mortgage. The three firms are: Bud:… Read More

UK Investment Association to Launch Fintech Accelerator “VeloCity” For the Asset Management Industry

On Monday, the UK Investment Association announced it will be launching the fintech accelerator, VeloCity, for the asset management industry. According to the organization, Velocity is part of the asset management industry’s drive to boost innovation and speed up the adoption of new emergent technology… Read More

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