Tagged: richard davies

AIB to Sell UK Small Business Loan Book to London’s Fintech Challenger Allica Bank

AIB revealed on Tuesday (November 23, 2021) that it has decided to sell its British small business loan book to London-headquartered Fintech challenger Allica Bank. But the £600 million (appr. €715 million) size of the portfolio is considerably smaller than the recently reported £1 billion… Read More

Challenger Allica Bank Looks to Raise £100 Million Following £26 Million Funding led by Warwick Capital Partners

Newly minted SME focused bank, Allica Bank, has closed on a £26 million funding round led by Warwick Capital Partners – the majority shareholder in the firm. This announcement included the news that Allica intends on raising a further £100 million to pursue its vision… Read More

After UK’s Exit from EU, Vilnius Set to Become Largest Center in the Bloc for Regulated Fintech Firms: Report

The Baltic region’s finance industry has been struggling and some of the area’s countries including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have reportedly been indirectly involved in money-laundering scandals that were allegedly orchestrated by large Nordic banks. However, Lithuania’s capital has been able to develop its local… Read More

“We Must Adapt”. HSBC Commits £10 Billion in Lending to SMEs

According to multiple reports, HSBC is committing £10 billion in lending to UK SMEs. This announcement comes on the heels of a notice that HSBC has introduced its virtual platform that cuts business loan application and approval times – in half. Richard Davies, COO of… Read More

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