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London School of Economics Joins Enterprise Blockchain Hedera Hashgraph’s Governing Council

The London School of Economics (LSE) has joined the Governing Council of Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-focused blockchain that seeks to offer a solution to less efficient forms of distributed ledger technology. The Council provides “decentralized governance” for the public ledger and comprises up to 39… Read More

LendInvest’s Shares Trade on London Stock Exchange AIM

One of the leading UK-based Fintechs LendInvest is now a publicly-traded firm. LendInvest’s shares commenced trading on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market today in an initial public offering (IPO). Shares are trading under the ticker symbol “LINV”. As was previously reported, LendInvest will raise… Read More

It’s All About the Hidden Bank Fees: Wise Completes Direct Listing on LSE

Wise (formerly dba Transferwise) has successfully completed a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on its Main Market. The accomplishment is another milestone mark for the global Fintech that has transformed the industry of moving money around the world. The listing on the… Read More

Augmentum Fintech Leads Tesseract’s $25M Series A with Participation from Coinbase Ventures, Others

Augmentum Fintech plc (LSE: AUGM), the UK’s only publicly listed investment firm that’s focused on the Fintech industry, has made a $10 million (c. £7.3 million) investment into Helsinki based Tesseract Group Oy, marking Augmentum’s first investment into Finland. As noted in a release shared… Read More

Wise, Formerly Transferwise, to Pursue a Direct Listing on LSE as Soon as This Week: Report

Wise, formerly doing business as Transferwise, is to complete a direct listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) according to reports. Wise, a global Fintech and stealth bank, is a leading provider of global transfers and payments. The site was launched in recognition of the… Read More

Stock Trading in Hong Kong has Increased Significantly Compared to Volumes Reported Recently by London Stock Exchange

Stock trading volumes in Hong Kong have reportedly increased by as much as 4x compared to those on London’s main stock exchange, as large tech stocks continue to attract investors from other jurisdictions. Some have referred to Hong Kong’s stock trading as the “Nasdaq of… Read More

Kazakhstan based Fintech Kaspi.kz Says its Business Is Performing Well After London Stock Exchange Listing

Most of the staff members at Kazakhstan-based Fintech firm Kaspi.kz (LSE:KSPI) have been working from their homes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company claims its business has been doing well despite the challenges created by the Coronavirus crisis. Kaspi provides payment systems and digital… 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

Fintech Primary Bid Issues Call to Allow Retail Investors to Purchase Shares in Companies Raising Discounted Capital Due to COVID-19

Fintech PrimaryBid has launched a call to action to empower “ordinary investors” to purchase shares in deeply discounted offerings. Earlier this month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a series of measures aimed at assisting companies to raise new share capital in response to… Read More

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

Shade: CEO of WeOwn Says London Stock Exchange Arrangement with PrimaryBid is “Too Little, Too Late”

Earlier this week, Crowdfund Insider covered the new partnership announced by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and PrimaryBid. The LSE is, of course, one of the largest traditional stock exchanges in the world with a history that dates back to 1571. Just this past week,… Read More

High Profile Blockchain Project Algorand Releases Big Upgrade, Partners with World Chess on STO

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Prominent blockchain group Algorand has announced an upgrade to its protocol that is said to significantly expand the range of decentralized applications and processes that can be built on the platform. The update expects to unlock the ability to develop scalable blockchain-native solutions for real-world… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group-backed Fintech Nivaura Hires HSBC Executive Chris Jones

UK-headquartered Nivaura, a regulated Fintech firm supported by the London Stock Exchange Group, has hired HSBC executive Chris Jones, the company confirmed. Nivaura helps clients review and process capital market legal documents. Jones will be advising on product features and he will also be responsible… Read More

First: London Stock Exchange Collaborates on 20/30 Share Issuance for Blockchain based Security Tokens

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has collaborated on the first securities based on blockchain technology. The LSE is one of the largest regulated exchanges in the world and the second largest by volume operating in Europe (Euronext is first). A report in the Telegraph said… Read More

Crowdfunded on Seedrs, WeSwap Plans Public Listing on AIM

WeSwap, a peer to peer currency exchange platform, is going public on AIM. Back in 2016, WeSwap raised £2.45 million on Seedrs at a pre-money valuation of £24.1 million. The crowdfunding round came soon after a venture funding where WeSwap raised  £6.5 million, led by investment firm… Read More

Funding Circle Trades on London Stock Exchange, Shares Drop in Price

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Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), the leading online lender in the UK providing financing options for SMEs, completed its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) this past week. Shares began unconditionally trading today (October 3rd). Originally priced at 440 pence per share, Funding… Read More

Funding Circle Sets Share Price at Low End of Range, Raises Gross Proceeds of £300 Million

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Funding Circle has set the share offer price at the low end of the range, according to a note published by the company. Previously, Funding Circle had announced it would offer up to 136,039,416 shares at a price between 420 pence to 530 pence per share…. Read More

Public & Private Markets Meet on Seedrs as Investors Gain Access to Augmentum Fintech LSE IPO

Online capital formation and more traditional funding methods continue to converge as Seedrs, a leading UK investment crowdfunding platform, has provided access to the Augmentum Fintech initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. The £100 million IPO saw more than £500,000 of investment… Read More

Fintech TruFin Picks up £70 Million via AIM Listing

TruFin PLC has raised £70 million, before expense, via an AIM listing priced at 190 pence per share. The Fintech focused company has invested in several interesting platforms including a 155 stake in leading consumer peer to peer lender Zopa. TruFin expects admission to trading… Read More

LendInvest Lists First Retail Bond on LSE, Raises £50 Million in Oversubscribed Offer

LendInvest, a leading online platform for property lending and investing, has listed a £50 million retail bond on the London Stock Exchange under ticker “LIV1“. LendInvest reports the bond offer was oversubscribed and closed early due to solid demand from both retail and institutional investors. LendInvest… Read More

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