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John Flint Appointed as United Kingdom Infrastructure Bank Chief Executive

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has decided to put John Flint, ex- Chief Executive at HSBC, at the helm of UKIB. Flint will be responsible for leading the UKIB to promote investments into various infrastructure initiatives that aim to lower emissions and assist with leveling up… Read More

Modulr CEO Comments on Chancellor’s Roadmap for Financial Services, Fintech

Yesterday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak outlined his vision for financial services in the UK. The Chancellor highlighted his goal of maintaining, and growing, the UK’s prominence in the finance industry – including the Fintech sector. Topics covered targeting Fintech included distributed ledger… Read More

Chancellor Rishi Sunak Charts Roadmap for Financial Services, Including Fintech, in Mansion House Speech

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has outlined his vision for financial services in the 2021 Mansion House speech. Charting the roadmap forward post-Brexit, the Chancellor noted the importance of financial services for the UK economy. Financial services currently employs around 2.3 million people… Read More

Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements Establish Innovation Hub in London

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Bank of England (BoE) revealed on June 11, 2021, that they’ve introduced the BIS Innovation Hub London Centre, which is notably the fourth Innovation Hub Centre to have been launched in the last couple years. The BIS… Read More

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak Outlines Proposals to Boost the UK’s Fintech Prominence

As UK Fintech week kicks off today, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer addressed members of the industry outlining proposals designed to “enhance the UK’s competitive advantage in Fintech.”  This includes regulatory support and reforms to help Fintech firms grow. The Chancellor also commented on… Read More

Blend Network Says its Strategy of Funding £100-200k Flats or £200-400k Houses has Been Effective, and Might Be Even More Relevant Now

The team at UK-based Blend Network, an online P2P lender, notes that after a “short-lived” slowdown, the United Kingdom annual house price growth managed to recover with “renewed vigor” in February 2021. Blend Network writes in a blog post that January 2021 saw price growth… Read More

Crypto UK Sends Letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer: “We must ​show the world that the UK is open for business and innovation”

Crypto UK has sent a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, advocating on behalf of Fintech innovation – specifically crypto-assets. Crypto UK is a self-regulatory trade association for the UK cryptoasset industry, created to promote higher standards of conduct. Members include high-profile… Read More

New UK Fintech Visas May Create Problems Unless they’re Properly Designed to Support Controlled Migration, Legal Experts Claim

A new United Kingdom Visa to attract Fintech experts might lead to undesirable results unless the government figures out how to effectively deal with some of the potential issues, according to analysts. Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequor, noted in Wednesday’s (March 3, 2021)… Read More

UK Budget Includes Support for Tech, Special Economic Zones and More. Government Seeks to Attract Scientific Superstars

Earlier today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak presented the budget for 2021. Obviously, the government policy on spending comes at a difficult time as COVID-19 is still very much with us yet glimmers of relief are showing as the vaccine takes hold. The Chancellor… Read More

UK Fintech Review Expected to be Released Next Month, Seeks to Boost Fintech Sector Post Brexit

In March of 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the UK budget. Included in the presentation was the announcement of a Fintech sector review – a study to be led by Ron Kalifa OBE, who was previously CEO Worldpay and current Chair… Read More

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Says Financial Services Sector will be Key to the Nation’s Economic Recovery

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak updated the House (on November 9, 2020) regarding ongoing plans for the country’s financial services industry, which is one of the “most productive and innovative sectors.” Sunak believes that financial services will be essential to the UK’s economic recovery from the… Read More

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Might be Planning to Fundamentally Change Current Listing Regime for Tech Firms

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning to overhaul or fundamentally change the nation’s listing regime in order to attract more tech firms to London, according to a recent report from Sky News. Sources familiar with the matter said that Sunak will be working on… Read More

UK Extends Coronavirus Support Programs for Businesses

In a statement today, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced an extension of Coronavirus programs that support impacted businesses. The Chancellor announced that the Bounce Back Loan scheme will offer greater repayment flexibility for firms including an extension of the length of… Read More

UK Stamp Duty Cut by HM Treasury, CEO of Assetz Capital Stuart Law Comments on Move

In a speech today entitled “Plan for Jobs” by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, he announced the elimination of the Stamp Duty at a certain threshold in a move to improve the UK housing market. The Chancellor explained: “… to catalyse the housing… Read More

HM Treasury: Future Fund Extended to Certain Firms that Participated in Non UK Accelerator Programs, Funding Allowed to Surpass Initial £250 Million Amount

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has adjusted the Future Fund to enable businesses that contribute significantly to the UK economy but do not have their parent company based in the UK because they participated in a non-UK based accelerator program to qualify for the Fund…. Read More

The Future Fund Opens Today

Long-anticipated, the Future Fund opens for applications today. The Future Fund will remain open until September and is delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The Future Fund was revealed in April by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak as part of a package… Read More

HM Treasury Posts Figures on COVID-19 Support Schemes, Over £22 Billion in Lending

HM Treasury has provided an update on the progress of the various COVID-19 support programs that have been put in place in the last two months. According to the UK government:   8 million jobs have now been furloughed with £11.1 billion claimed so far… Read More

UK Government Provides Details on the Future Fund, Platforms Can Participate

The previously announced Future Fund will open for applications beginning May 20, 2020, following a period of deliberation where the UK government sought to sort out the details as to how, and for who, the COVID-19 support program would provide capital. The British Business Bank… Read More

Initial Data: Over 69,000 Bounce Back Loans, £2+ Billion, Approved in 24 Hours

The newest COVID-19 support package created by the UK government appears to be a big hit with UK businesses. According to a post by HM Treasury, over 69,000 loans valued at more than £2 billion have been approved in just 24 hours. Bounce Back Loans… Read More

HM Treasury Announces Bounce Back Loans of £2,000 to £50,000 for Smaller Firms, No Interest Nor Payments for 12 Months

The UK government has announced a new loan program for smaller firms. The “Bounce Back Loans” are 100% backed by the government providing access to credit ranging from £2,000 to £50,000. The loans will be interest-free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply… Read More

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