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Real Estate Report: Northern Ireland was Best-Performing UK Region, with Scotland, West Midlands Housing Prices Also Rising

According to the Nationwide House Price Index in the UK, the price of the average house in the country surged by 13.4% YoY in June 2021, which is the largest increase seen in more than 17 years – since November 2004, the Blend Network team… Read More

Edinburgh Fintech Aveni Acquires Investment to Support AI and Natural Language Processing Platform for Business Speech Analytics

Scottish Fintech firm Aveni has acquired a £1.1 million investment in order to establish an AI platform which is focused on supporting speech analytics for modern businesses. Aveni Detect reportedly uses the latest artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) technologies in order to fully… Read More

Fintech Shrap, Provider of Change Card and App for Replacing Coins, Launches Pilots in the UK

A newly launched change card and app developed to replace coins by Fintech firm Shrap has introduced its pilot program – with the first two testing initiatives currently underway in Rochford in Essex and Denny in Scotland as part of the United Kingdom’s Community Access… Read More

Investment Platform Service Provider ShareIn Sees Growth in Investments Aligned with Interests

ShareIn, a platform as a service provider enabling online capital formation, sees “stellar growth” in investors seeking out investments that match their beliefs. ShareIn can power online investment platforms for interest-focused firms looking to support environmental infrastructure, Shariah-compliant finance for SMEs, charities, as well as… Read More

Crypto Wallet and Payment Fintech Zumo Confirms its Key Signatory Status of Crypto Climate Accord

Zumo confirmed on Monday (June 7, 2021) its key Signatory status of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA), an international initiative that has been launched to harness the collective efforts of the crypto and blockchain sector to support the industry’s gradual transition to 100% renewable energy… Read More

Crypto Wallet and Payment Fintech Zumo Launches B2B “Crypto as a Service” Offering

Zumo, a crypto wallet and payments Fintech based in Edinburgh, Scotland, has announced ZumoKit – a crypto as a service platform. The new B2B product is targeting Fintechs and financial institutions that wish to offer cryptocurrencies in a compliant way to meet the demand of… Read More

Trillion Dollar Wealth Manager Addepar Expands Business Operations with New Edinburgh, Scotland Office

Addepar, a U.S.-based wealth manager with $2.5 trillion of assets on its platform, says its goal has always been to offer investors and advisors with the data required to “optimize” how the world’s capital is “put to work.” The Addepar team noted in a recent… Read More

Singapore based Remittance Firm TranSwap to Move into UK Markets with Plans to Establish R&D Centre in Edinburgh

Singapore-based remittance firm TranSwap has reportedly decided to make a move into the United Kingdom with plans to establish an Edinburgh research and development (R&D) center that will employ over 50 professionals. Currently operating in Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia, TranSwap’s management noted that the… Read More

Lloyds Banking Group and Fintech Scotland to Support High-Potential Startups and Early-Stage Businesses

Lloyds Banking Group, which owns the Bank of Scotland, has introduced the next phase of its plan to support Scotland’s Fintech workforce. According to Lloyds, Scotland has the fastest-growing digital economy after London. The Lloyds Banking Group will be working cooperatively with Fintech Scotland in… Read More

Virgin Money Teams Up with Fintech Waracle to Support Development of Bank’s Business Current Account

Virgin Money has teamed up with app development firm, Waracle, in order to support the implementation of its digital proposition for the new Virgin Money Business current account. The Dundee-headquartered mobile and online solutions business has become well-known for its design and development of digital… Read More

FinTech Scotland Forms Strategic Partnership With Check Point Software

Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP), a global provider of cyber-security solutions, announced on Tuesday it has become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland, an independent not-for-profit body jointly established by the private sector and the Scottish Government. Check Point solutions bring a practical boost to… Read More

Claire Gillespie from Skills Development Scotland Says Training Programs for Workers can Help Fintech Sector Make Progress in Post COVID World

Claire Gillespie, Digital Technology Skills Manager at Skills Development Scotland, recently explained that apprenticeships or training programs can really help the Fintech sector with making a recovery and also substantial progress after the pandemic has passed (even though it’s still not clear if/when this will… Read More

Wyoming’s Digital Asset Strategy Should Inspire Scotland to Emulate its Success: Report

This past week Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, was approved by the state of Wyoming for a bank charter. The first of its kind in the state, the Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) means that Kraken Financial will operate pretty much just like… Read More

Scotland’s Digital and Fintech Job Market Might Be Recovering after Experiencing Issues due to COVID-19

The digital technology sector in Scotland has reportedly been growing as fast (if not faster) than that of London and the South East for the past few years. E-commerce giant Amazon is now planning to create new jobs for the residents of Dundee and Fife…. Read More

Digital Bank Starling Facilitates the Disbursement of £654 Million in Loans under UK’s BBLS to 24,000 Businesses

Starling Bank, a leading UK based digital bank, has reportedly delivered more than £654 million in loans under the United Kingdom’s bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) to around 24,000 local firms. Starling Bank, which teamed up with Funding Circle to issue £300 million in loans… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Tyl Contactless Payment Service Reports Solid Uptake

The future of payments is in contactless payments and the transition away from physical cash has been boosted by the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is reporting its contactless payment service Tyl is generating solid uptake in Scotland during the… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Announces New Payment Service Tyl

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced a new payment platform “Tyl.” The system is said to make it easier for small businesses to receive payments and manage cash flow. RBS says this new payment platform should aid small businesses during a challenging time due… Read More

Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

UKRI awards £22.5m in funding to Edinburgh’s Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence Fintech Hub

The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence Fintech Hub (known as GOFCoE Fintech Hub) was launched in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018. With the overarching aim of safely unlocking the potential of customer data to improve lives, the GOFCoE has secured £22.5 million in funding from… Read More

Edinburgh Fintech Aveni to Offer CRM, Video Conferencing and Natural Language Processing Tools to Streamline Financial and Professional Services Businesses

Edinburgh-based Fintech Aveni is planning to improve how businesses interact with their clients by automating customer relations management (CRM), fact-checking, risk monitoring and assessment, and adviser prompts. The company has secured £520,000 in seed funding through a round led by the Tricapital angel syndicate. The… Read More

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