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Britain Leading the World – or Losing a Historic Opportunity Forever: An Open Letter to Philip Hammond

On the brink of Brexit, whatever happens, and as the USA cedes it, Britain can – and should – be again providing leadership at a historic turning point for the world. However, despite warm words and good intentions, we have started shooting ourselves in the… Read More

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer at IMF: Britain is the Natural Home for Global Fintech, Including Crypto & DLT

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, is currently at the IMF Annual Meeting taking place in Bali. While at the meeting, the Chancellor is polishing the UK chops when it comes to innovations in Fintech. According to a note from HM Treasury, Hammond will position Britain… Read More

Current Bank of England Governor Mark Carney Has Term Extended to 2020

At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has seen his term extended until January 2020. In publicly published letter, Chancellor Philip Hammond officially extended his request that Carney remain at the Bank; “Further to… Read More

Australia Can’t Wait to use the Fintech Bridge Established with the United Kingdom

Today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced an updated agreement signed with Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to firmly establish a Fintech bridge between the two countries. This virtual bridge will see both public officials and private partiers working together to foster Fintech… Read More

Here is the Enhanced Fintech Cooperation Agreement Between the UK FCA and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission

As was announced earlier today (and leaked out earlier this week) the Australian and UK governments have signed an “enhanced cooperation agreement” on Fintech innovation. Under the new agreement the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will continue to… Read More

The Great Strength of the British Fintech Community: Chancellor Philip Hammond Says Britain is the Global Capital of Fintech

HM Treasury Publishes Fintech Strategy In a widely anticipated speech today during the midst of UK Fintech Week, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond told the audience Britain is the global capital of Fintech and he will do everything he can to maintain this title…. Read More

Financial Conduct Authority Appoints Charles Randell as New Chair

HM Treasury appointed Charles Randell CBE as the new Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The appointment commences on April 1st and is for a 5 year term. Randell is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and… Read More

Chancellor Proposes Changes to EIS to Increase Investment Limits to £2 Million, EISA calls Changes “Good News” for Entrepreneurs & Investors [u]

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond proposed an update to the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) in the Autumn budget presented at the House of Commons today. The measures will increase the annual limit for individuals to £2 million – provided that anything over £1… Read More

Report Indicates Chancellor to Announce Multi-Billion Pound Fund to Fuel UK Scale-Ups

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget will be revealed this week and there is plenty of chatter as to what may, or may not, be included in the important policy statement. With Brexit pressure compelling policy makers to do everything they can to… Read More

Patient Capital: Deepbridge Provides EIS & SEIS Wish List as Autumn Budget Nears

Deepbridge Capital, a company that provides investment access to small and medium sized UK growth businesses, has shared a wish list regarding the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and measures it would like to see in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s forthcoming… Read More

UK – Hong Kong Love In: UK Government to Host Best of British Innovation in HK

Fintech Bridge is Topic of Focus The UK government will host a “GREAT Festival of Innovation” in Hong Kong to showcase UK innovation and technology to the world. The announcement was shared by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox today. Total bilateral trade between the UK… Read More

UK Fintech Week Agenda Announced. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond: “I see Fintech as an essential sector”

The agenda for next week’s UK Fintech Week 2017 has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. HM Treasury said they were building on last year’s success as the week long gathering brings together financial firms, government, and regulators seeking to boost… Read More

World First Announces India Expansion, Participates in UK Economic Trade Mission to India

  World First, an international Fintech payments and currency firm, has launched its service in India as the business accelerates its international growth plan. The announcement comes as World First joins the UK Government’s trade mission to India alongside Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer,… Read More

Spring Budget Response: Innovate Finance Says UK Government Must Do More to Create Funding Ecosystem

Innovate Finance, the group that champion’s Fintech innovation in the UK and around the world, has shared the opinion of their Policy and Research Team on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond’s Spring Budget. Innovate Finance said they were pleased with the announcement that technical… Read More

Final Spring Budget: Alternative Finance Provides Feedback on Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Announcements [u]

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the final Spring budget today. Many policy questions persist as the UK separates itself from the European Union: Will the UK be able to maintain its leading economic status in Europe? Will the UK hold onto its dominance… Read More

Assetz Capital CEO Stuart Law Predicts Boost for P2P Sector in Upcoming Budget

Stuart Law, CEO and co-founder of P2P lender Assetz Capital, expects a boost for the peer to peer lending sector in the upcoming budget. Specifically, Law believes a small business tax rise and IFISA rule change could boost the online lending sector. “In just a few… Read More

Property Partner: Investments in Infrastructure & Technology Inject New Confidence in British Economy

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the annual autumn statement late last month and underlined the UK’s numerous economic weaknesses that the Brexit vote only enunciated.  As Brexit negotiations continue between now and 2019, Britain will have to tackle its poor productivity record, particularly… Read More

Luke Lang of Crowdcube is Pleased with Autumn Statement, but Wants to See More for Crowdfunding

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement contained various boosts to business including acknowledgment of the importance of early stage companies for the UK economy. Chancellor Philip Hammond stated; “By injecting an additional £400m into venture capital funds through the British Business Bank, unlocking £1… Read More

Innovate Finance Responds to Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer,  Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement delivered to Parliament today. Wintermeyer said he was “pleased to see a focus on investment, productivity, and digital innovation”. Innovate Finance had called for the UK government to advance on… Read More

UK Banks Must Now Share Details on Rejected SME Loans with Alternative Finance Providers

As expected, the HM Treasury has announced that big banks must now pass on the details of SMEs rejected for loans to three finance platforms: Funding Xchange, Funding Options and Business Finance Compared. These three platforms will then disseminate the information to alternative finance providers… Read More

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