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Honeycomb Investment Trust, which focuses on Alternative Financing, Seeks £1.5 Billion Merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending

Honeycomb Investment Trust (LON: HONY), a company specializing in investing in credit assets originated by non-bank lenders and other originators of various lending assets, mainly in the UK, is reportedly considering a potential £1.5 billion merger with Pollen Street Secured Lending (PSSL), in order to… Read More

UK Fintech Sync., a Bank Account Aggregation and Financial Management Service, Secures £5.5 Million in Seed Funding

London-based Sync., a bank account aggregation and personal financial management service established by Ricky Lee, who’s Revolut’s former head of product design and strategy, has secured £5.5 million through a seed funding round as the company plans to further expand its operations into European. Sync…. Read More

UK Fintech Wiserfunding to Introduce AI enhanced Cloud based Credit Risk Assessment Tools in India

UK based Fintech firm Wiserfunding is expanding its operations into markets in India. The company is introducing its AI enhanced, cloud-powered credit risk assessment tool for SMEs. Wiserfunding’s entry into Indian markets has come at a time when small businesses across the nation are struggling… Read More

London Stock Exchange Might be Looking to Sell Borsa Italiana so it Can Complete Refinitiv Acquisition

The London Stock Exchange (LSE), which is based in the City of London, England and has a market cap of around $4.6 trillion, is reportedly looking into whether it should sell its Borsa Italiana business, so that it can appease certain European Union regulators, and… Read More

Digital Bank Starling Facilitates the Disbursement of £654 Million in Loans under UK’s BBLS to 24,000 Businesses

Starling Bank, a leading UK based digital bank, has reportedly delivered more than £654 million in loans under the United Kingdom’s bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) to around 24,000 local firms. Starling Bank, which teamed up with Funding Circle to issue £300 million in loans… Read More

UK Fintech Flex to Launch Money Management App to Help People Solve their Financial Problems

Flex, a money management app, has been introduced in order to help people with solving their financial problems by effectively managing their finances. Flex’s money management service can be accessed by opening a new account within minutes, the company claims. There’s currently a free and… Read More

Fintech Funding in the UK Declines During H1 2020, but Challengers Revolut, Starling Bank, Checkout.com, Onfido Close Mega $100 Million+ Rounds

Investment in the United Kingdom’s Fintech industry reportedly slowed down by over a third during H1 2020, as many investors appear to be holding on to cash due to the economic uncertainty created by COVID-19. Despite the slowdown, investment levels still managed to gain 22%… Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

UK Digital Lender Selena Finance Secures £42 Million in Funding via Equity and Debt Financing

London-based Selina Finance, an online lender that provides secured home equity loans at competitive rates, has secured £42 million in capital through a Series A funding round. The funding reportedly includes £12 million in equity from Picus Capital and Global Founders Capital and £30 million… Read More

Quantexa, an AI and Big Data powered Contextual Decision Intelligence Software Developer, Acquires $64.7 Million in Funding with Support from HSBC and ABN Amro

Quantexa, a platform that aims to prevent financial crime, has acquired $64.7 million in funding with support from financial giants HSBC and ABN Amro Ventures. Quantexa’s recent investment round was led by Evolution Equity Partners. Accenture Ventures,  AlbionVC, British Patient Capital, and Dawn Capital also… Read More

IslamicMarkets, a Learning and Intelligence Provider for Islamic Financial Services, Receives Strategic Investment from DDCAP

IslamicMarkets Ltd, an established learning and market intelligence provider for Islamic financial and commercial markets (with offices in London and Kuala Lumpur), has reportedly acquired additional funding from the DDCAP Group. Both companies are committed to expanding the global Islamic economy and supporting the development… Read More

Fintech Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Emerging Markets which have Significantly Increased their Share of Global GDP

A recent blog post notes that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there’s been a significant acceleration in digital banks and P2P wallet activity volume (during the first half of 2020). The blog states that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis has “disproportionately” affected the world’s… Read More

UK Fintech Vesuvio Labs to Establish Business Operations in Qatar to Help Doha Startups Expand Operations Globally

UK-based Fintech Vesuvio Labs is reportedly planning to establish an investment business in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar in order to further expand its operations and assist firms in Doha, particularly startups, with branching out into other global markets. Vesuvio Labs is a vertically… Read More

UK Fintech Lanistar Secures £15 Million in Additional Capital to Support Upcoming Launch this Year

Fintech firm Lanistar, an alternative financial services provider, has acquired £15 million in additional capital in order to support its upcoming commercial launch later this year. Established in 2019, the personal financial management company has received funding from VC firm Milaya Capital, which has now… Read More

London based Cogress, a Property Investment Firm, to Begin Lending Soon as it Prepares to Secure £5.5 Million in Capital

London-based Cogress, a leading property investment company, confirmed that it’s getting ready to begin lending soon as the company prepares to secure £5.5 million in capital through its investors, after finalizing several new deals. Cogress raises funds via private equity, hotel investments, and mezzanine debt…. Read More

Monument Bank, a Digital Challenger for the Wealthy, backed by City of London Veterans, is Preparing to Launch After Raising £10 Million

Monument Bank, a new all-digital bank that’s reportedly backed by City of London veterans, is preparing for launch in the coming months. The digital challenger aims to serve the UK’s “mass affluent.” The digital-only bank is currently in the final stages of acquiring a banking… Read More

Denmark’s CreditStretcher, UK’s Elfinity, and 9 Other Fintechs to Participate in Village Capital’s Finance Forward Europe Accelerator

Village Capital helps company founders and business owners through its accelerator program. There are 11 early-stage Fintech firms that will be taking part in Village Capital’s investment-readiness program, called Finance Forward Europe. The initiative is part of Finance Forward, which is a multi-year global coalition… Read More

Fintech Lanistar, an Alternative Financing Services Provider, to use Jumio’s Biometric ID Verfication for Digital Onboarding

Fintech firm Lanistar, an alternative financial services provider, has reportedly chosen Jumio’s biometric ID verification technology to complete its customer onboarding process. Lanistar is planning to use Jumio’s software when it launches a polymorphic debit card later this year. The digital ID verification solution will… Read More

UK Fintech StorkCard, which Helps Parents Manage Child Care Costs, Now Supports Apple and Google Pay

Bruce Pannaman, co-founder at StorkCard, a London-based financial services firm that says it’s pioneering “life-stage finance” and transforming the “relationship that parents have with money,” revealed that lockdowns imposed due to COVID-19 have “accelerated trends” around mobile payments.  Pannaman noted: “It’s estimated that over 30%… Read More

UK Fintech OMG Launches P2P Payments, Aims to Offer Digital Banking that will Provide Monetary Benefits for Everyday Spending

UK-based Fintech firm OMG officially launched its platform on June 10, 2020. The company noted via Twitter: “We are a Fintech startup looking to provide our customers with day-to-day current accounts that will give instant cashback discounts for up to 50% of the purchase price.”… Read More

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