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The London Stock Exchange Group-backed Fintech Nivaura Introduces its Highly-Anticipated Aurora Solution

The London Stock Exchange Group-backed Fintech firm Nivaura introduced its highly-anticipated product, Aurora, on February 14 to an audience of around 150 financial market professionals including Dealers, Issuers, IPAs, Exchanges, Rating Agencies and CSDs. Avtar Sehra, CEO and chief product architect at Nivaura, noted: “The… Read More

Insurtech: London-based Laka Secures €4.2 Million for Ongoing Development and Expansion of its Bicycle Insurance Services

London-headquartered firm Laka has secured €4.2 million for the ongoing development of its bicycle insurance platform. The firm will be establishing its European headquarters in Amsterdam and will use the funds raised to further expand its operations across Europe. Laka’s latest investment round was led… Read More

Accenture’s UK-based Fintech Innovation Lab to Encourage Female Entrepreneurs to Establish Financial Technology Firms

It’s been eight years since Accenture’s London-based Fintech Innovation Lab was launched. The innovation lab is now welcoming a new group of 20 Fintech companies, with reportedly a 50% increase in the number of women founders when compared to last year. The Lab has been… Read More

London-based Augmentum Fintech Invests £7.5 Million into Online Bookkeeping Solution Provider, Receipt Bank

Augmentum Fintech PLC (LON:AUGM), an investment firm currently focused on the Fintech industry, recently revealed that it had invested £7.5 million (appr. $9.8 million) into UK-based online bookkeeping solution provider, Receipt Bank. Augmentum’s latest investment has come as part of Receipt Bank’s £55 million (appr…. Read More

Regtech: ComplySci, a Regulatory Technology Provider, Establishes New London Office to Meet Growing Client Requirements

ComplySci, a provider of regulatory technology (Regtech) for financial and professional services firms, revealed on December 17 that it’s moving to a new business office located in London’s Tech City. The company’s new office will be home to ComplySci’s growing London-based team, which is currently… Read More

Sign of the Times: Transferwise Now Lets Users Make International Payments via Facebook Messenger

Transferwise, a leading cross-border money transfer service, has recently revealed that it has integrated its payments system with the Facebook Messenger. The integration will allow users to perform foreign exchange transactions over the widely-used chat service. While not a huge announcement it is more indicative… Read More

UK-based Fintech Firm Hastee Secures $270 Million in Equity and Debt Financing

UK-headquartered Hastee, an on-demand wages app, revealed on December 2 that it finalized  a $270 million round consisting of equity and debt financing. Umbra Capital, a newly launched modern merchant bank that makes investments in the UK’s SMEs, led the equity portion of the investment… 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

UK-based Fintech Thought Machine Launches Customizable Smart Contracts for Repayments

London-based Thought Machine, a Fintech firm that aims to address the banking sector’s dependence on legacy IT infrastructure, revealed on November 6 that it’s launching “Vault Rare.”  Vault Rare is a new product that will be integrated on top of Thought Machine’s cloud-native banking platform,… Read More

London-based Fintech Freetrade Raises €13.4 Million via Series A Investment Round, Receives Funding from First Capital Investor

London-based Freetrade, a challenger stockbroker that provides free share trading in smartphones, recently closed a €13.4 million (appr. $14.9 million) series A funding round in which it received investments from its first capital investor. This past summer, Freetrade closed a crowdfunding round on Crowdcube raising… Read More

London-based “Over the Top” Banking Service Curve Integrates Samsung Pay for UK-based Customers

London-based Curve, an “over the top” banking service that consolidates all bank-issued cards into a single smart card and app, has integrated Samsung Pay for UK-based clients, according to a company release. Adding support for the new payment system makes it easier for Samsung smartphone… Read More

Financial Giant Softbank Invests $655 Million into UK-based Supply Chain Firm Greensill

Tokyo-based Softbank, a multinational conglomerate holding company that provides fixed-line, mobile telephony, internet, telecommunications, and digital television products, is planning to invest $655 million into Greensill, a UK-headquartered supply chain finance company. Softbank has been a prominent investor in the Fintech sector having taken positions… Read More

UK-based Fintech Starling Bank Launches New Online Banking App for Business Clients

London-based digital bank Starling Bank has introduced a new online banking app that allows its business clients to manage their funds more efficiently, according to a release. In addition to providing a mobile banking application, Sterling Bank offers a debit card that allows users to… Read More

Overfunding: Theatre Mobile App Stagedoor Surpasses £175,000 in Funding Through Latest Seedrs Campaign

Stagedoor, a London-based theatre app startup, has successfully secured its initial £175,000 funding target on the equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. The company previously raised over 350,000 through its 2018 crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and is offering 20% in offered discount. As previously reported, Stagedoor helps… Read More

Ganapati Group’s G8C Brings Blockchain to the House of Commons

Ganapati Group company, GanaEight Coin Ltd (G8C) announced earlier this week it hosted a blockchain event at the House of Commons in London’s Houses of Parliament. According to G8C, the event followed the Blockchain Expo Global event at London’s Olympia Grand on the Thursday and… Read More

Overfunding: Real Estate Source Platform Infabode Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Surpasses £100,000 Funding Target

Less than a year after securing £763,043 through its previous Seedrs round, real estate source platform, Infabode, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already surpassed its initial £100,000 funding target. As previously reported, Infabode reported that it connects its community of users… Read More

Crate Brewery & Pizzeria Surpasses £565K Mark on Crowdcube: Cheers!

As many Crowdfund Insiders know, beer campaigns have raised incredible amounts of funding over the years — who can forget BrewDog, Garage Beer, Sly Fox, BeerBods, The Bottle Shop? On Crowdcube alone, Chadlington Brewery, Crowns and Hops Brewing Co, Redwell Brewery and Crate Brewery are currently raising… Read More

Securitize Expansion: Opens New Offices in NYC & London; Announces Asia Services

Securitize, a platform that facilitates security token offerings, announced last week it has opened new offices in NYC and London, as well as expanded its services into Asia. As previously reported, Securitize describes itself as a compliance platform and protocol for issuing and managing digital… Read More

Barclays announces 2019 London Accelerator class

Barclays announced on Friday it has welcomed the ten companies that will join the 2019 London Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars class, which is the sixth London programme to date. The Barclays Accelerator reportedly provides successful applicants with a Financial Technology (FinTech) focused, 13-week programme. Each of the… Read More

Update: UK Bike Retailer Velorution Surpasses £500,000 Through Latest Seedrs Round

UK-based bicycle retailer Velorution has successfully secured more than £500,000 through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The round, which was launched last month and originally seeking £400,000, comes just two years after Velorution raised £625,744 through its first Seedrs initiative. As previously reported, Velorution describes itself as one… Read More

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