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HSBC Holdings and Royal Bank of Scotland Prepare to Launch New Digital Banking Platforms to Meet Growing Demand from Clients

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) are preparing to introduce their digital banking platforms in order to meet client requirements. HSBC Kinetic, the bank’s new digital banking platform,… Read More

UK-based Merchant Services Platform Pollinate Goes Live After Receiving £60 Million in Funding from Mastercard, RBS, Others

London-based Pollinate, a company that offers a merchant services platform, has reportedly launched after receiving £60 million (appr. $77.6 million) in investments. The company’s financial backers included EFM Asset Management, Mastercard, Motive Partners, and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Founded in 2017, Pollinate provides… Read More

Loot Digital Current Account App Shuts Down, Seedrs Crowdfunding Round is No More as Company Goes into Administration

Aspiring Fintech Loot has shuttered its doors and gone into administration. According to a statement posted on their website, Loot has hired Henry Anthony Shinners and Adam Henry Stephens of Smith & Williamson LLP to handle the dissolution. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Announces Online Investment Service

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced on Wednesday the launch of its online investment service. According to the banking group, the Royal Bank Invest offers customers an opportunity to invest online from  £50, on a self-select or Automated Advice basis. Customers will be able to… Read More

Digital Banking Startup Loot Secures New Investment from RBS

Loot, a UK-based digital bank startup, has reportedly received an investment from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). According to FT, RBS has taken a 25% stake in the startup as it prepares to launch a new digital bank. The investment was made on behalf of… Read More

Bank Branches No More: RBS Keeps Shuttering Bricks & Mortar Locations as Digital Banking Revolution Continues

On December 1st, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) announced it would close 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest branches. The shuttering of these bank branches is not unique to RBS and is indicative of the global Fintech revolution. This is not the first time… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest Announces Digital SME Lending Platform Debut

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest announced it is set to launch its very own digital SME lending platform called Esme. The new platform is notably set to offer new and existing NatWest customers with unsecured loans that are worth up to £150,000 for a maximum… Read More

Mercator Advisory Group’s Research Reveals: Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms Revolutionizing Traditional Practices

Mercator Advisory Group’s latest research, An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Lending: A European Perspective analyzes the new and fast growing payments segment peer-to-peer (P2P) lending and the business models underpinning it. The report focuses on P2P lending providers in the European market, in particular the U.K., profiling the leaders… Read More

Lending Works: CEO Nick Harding Discusses P2P, the Shield, Pensioners, ISAs & UK Regulations

“Banks are at a huge disadvantage with their high salary bills and antiquated technology systems, peer to peer offers an innovative, simple and better result which costs customers less. That said, I also predict huge opportunities for banks and peer-to-peer lenders to continue to work together… Read More

Peer to Peer Lenders & RBS Join Forces to Fund UK Businesses; Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Welcomes P2P Partnership

The Royal Bank of Scotland has struck an arrangement with leading peer to peer lenders Funding Circle and Assetz Capital that should give UK small business a boost.  RBS announced it will now formally refer small business borrowers to P2P lenders.  The strategic shift is… Read More

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