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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

SyndicateRoom Offers Investors Access to £150 Million REIT IPO

SyndicateRoom, an online investment platform, is offering its members the option to participate in the initial public offer (IPO) of AEW UK Long Lease Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The REIT is currently open for… Read More

LSE’s AIM Claims 38 IPOs for 2016 with Average Raise of £30 Million

AIM (Alternative Investment Market), a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has released their end of year numbers. Accoring to AIM, they have had a pretty good year: New AIM companies in 2016 up 39% post-IPO 38 IPOs raised record average of £30m Market… Read More

Equity Crowdfunding: Have You “Herd” the One About the Stampede?

  Recently, two London School of Economics professors published this fascinating paper on equity crowdfunding. Some industry players were quick to suggest that it provided proof that all investors make informed decisions based on objective investment criteria. I take issue with those interpretations. Examining a few… Read More

SyndicateRoom Now a Member of the LSE

Investment crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom joined the London Stock Exchange today representing a significant push for disruptive finance. SyndicateRoom has emerged as a leading equity crowdfunding platform in the UK having raised over £45 million to date. The platform has always paired professional investors with retail… Read More

Brief: Funding Circle Co-Founder James Meekings Comments on Q3 Funding for Lending Data

Newly LSE-listed Funding Circle shared positive findings today, citing its marketplace as the 3rd largest source of finance to UK small businesses in Q3.  James Meekings, co-founder and UK Managing Director of Funding Circle, commented on Bank of England’s newly released Funding for Lending data… Read More

Illuminate Financial Establishes Fintech Venture Fund; Deutsche Börse and Markit Lead Round

Illuminate Financial Management, a fintech venture fund established by industry veteran Mark Beeston, today announced that it had closed the first round of capital raising for its new IFM Fintech Opportunities Fund. The investment round has been co-led by financial information services provider Markit and Deutsche Börse… Read More

VPC Specialty Lending Adds Positions in OnDeck, Funding Circle & Others

VPC Speciality Lending Investments (LSE:VSL) has published a brief comment stating they have added investments in several direct lenders including OnDeck Capital, Funding Circle (USA), Upstart Network, Borro and Kreditech.  VPC has also provided a balance sheet loan to Applied Data Finance.  The company acquired… Read More

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