Tagged: scotland

FinTech Scotland Announces New Strategic Partners & First Chairman

On Friday, Fintech Scotland announced its inaugural chairman and its new strategic partners. According to the organization, these appointments were confirmed at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) meeting chaired by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Chair of Scottish Financial… Read More

International Fintech Firm Avaloq Named Founding Partner of FinTech Scotland

Avaloq, an international fintech providing services and digital solutions to banks and wealth managers, announced on Thursday it has been named founding partner of FinTech Scotland, which is described as a newly-established company tasked with promoting Scotland as a global fintech hub.  Since 2012, Avaloq reports… Read More

Scottish Law Firm Harper Macleod Announces Strategic Partnership With Crowdcube to Bring Equity Crowdfunding Benefits to More Businesses in Scotland

UK law firm Harper Macleod announced on Monday it has joined forces with equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to bring equity crowdfunding benefits to more businesses in Scotland.  According to Harper Macleod, through this partnership, both organizations will co-operate to ensure equity crowdfunding is considered as… Read More

LendInvest Funds £5.5 million Development Deal on Historical Glaswegian Location

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has provided a £5.5 million loan to experienced borrower, Ross Harper, to fund the development of 24 new homes in Glasgow, Scotland. According to the online lender, the development finance loan is funding the conversion of a Grade II listed former… Read More

BrewDog Announces Upcoming Craft Hotel in Scotland

Less than a year after securing more than $324,000 through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for its upcoming Doghouse hotel at its U.S. brewery near Columbus, Ohio, crowdfunding brewing company BrewDog has announced a second hotel at its Scotland brewery. As previously reported, BrewDog stated that Doghouse… Read More

FinTech Scotland Announces Partnership With FinTechNZ

Last week, FinTech Scotland announced its first partnership with New Zealand fintech hub, FinTechNZ. According to the Scotland hub, FinTechNZ is The New Zealand Financial Innovation & Technology Association. It is a working group focused on delivering economic growth in New Zealand through financial innovation. Slightly… Read More

ThinCats Supports £1 Million Employee Buy-Out at Scottish IT Business Network ROI

Network ROI, a Midlothian-based IT firm, announced on Thursday it completed an employee buy-out after receiving £1 million in funding from alternative finance specialist ThinCats. Founded in 2003 by Sean Elliot, Network ROI’s initial focus was to provide IT support to companies in Scotland. The company… Read More

FinTech Scotland Names Stephen Ingledew New CEO

On Friday, FinTech Scotland announced it has appointed Stephen Ingledew as its new CEO. According to the organization, Ingledew brings years of experience in the financial sector where he focussed amongst other things on implementing customer focused and technology-enabled initiatives. Founded in 2017, FinTech Scotland… Read More

Downing Crowd: Crowd Bonds + Care Homes= £2.5 Million Raise

Crowd Bonds, a type of debt-based crowdfunding, are gaining traction in the healthcare investment sector with a particular focus on high quality care homes, according to UK crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd. Downing Crowd itself has launched a new £2.5 million Crowd Bond for two established care… Read More

LendInvest Launches Buy-to-Let Loans for Professional Landlords & Investors in England, Wales, & Scotland

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, announced on Thursday it has launched a buy-to-let (BTL) loan product targeted at experienced, professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland. According to the platform, BTL loans are available for amounts between £50,000 and £5… Read More

ThinCats Appoints Geoff O’Brien As Origination Manager For Scotland Services

ThinCats announced on Wednesday it has appointed Geoff O’Brien as its new Origination Manager for Scotland services. The lender stated it has identified the need for a dedicated presence in the area and O’Brien will be the key contact for Scotland and will lead all… Read More

Scotland’s Converge Challenge Shortlists 25 Nominees

The 2017 shortlist of academic entrepreneurs for Scotland’s company creation competition has been announced today. The nominees represent 12 Scottish universities from across the country and 44% of this year’s finalists are female showing increased female participation versus year prior. Converge Challenge is Scotland’s leading… Read More

Assetz Capital Continues UK P2P Expansion with Scotland Appointment

Assetz Capital is continuing its strategy of establishing a local presence across the UK with the appointment of Ian Craig as Regional Relationship Director to help manage operations in Scotland. The appointment comes as Assetz Capital says growth in Scotland continues with a target of… Read More

Marine Training: ThinCats Syncs with SMT to Finance Growth

ThinCats, an alternative lending industry leader, has joined forces with Edinburgh based Alderburn Finance and specialist marine training and consultants Stream Marine Training (SMT), to provide funds to bring a unique offering to Scotland. “It was a delight to be able to help SMT finance their… Read More

Entrepreneurial Scotland Plans Summit to Scale Up Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Scotland is preparing for its forthcoming Entrepreneurial Scotland Summit scheduled to take place this coming May. Scotland’s leading entrepreneurial membership network says it has assembled a world-class roster of speakers who will share their insights with Scotland’s entrepreneurial leaders. During times of Brexit and… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Plans Edinburgh Fintech Accelerator

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced plans to open a fintech accelerator and relationship hub for startups at its Gogarburn headquarters in Edinburgh. For the past year, the bank’s newly-refitted Gogarburn building has been home to an Entrepreneurial Spark Business Accelerator Hub, including a ‘Hatchery’ for… Read More

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship Program is Now Accepting Applications

Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Saltire Fellowship program has opened for applications for its 2017/2018 program. The Fellowship is an intensive leadership development opportunity for Scotland’s most ambitious and entrepreneurially-minded individuals. Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Chief Executive, Sandy Kennedy, commented on the program; “The current landscape is changing both nationally… Read More

LendingCrowd Preps IFISA for Q1 2017, Highlights 2016 Accomplishments

LendingCrowd, a UK alternative finance lender to the SME market, is readying to launch an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) during Q1 of 2017, said to be one of the first launched in the UK alternative finance sector. The launch follows a record year for LendingCrowd during which it… Read More

University of Strathclyde Announces Masters in Fintech Program

The University of Strathclyde, a Scottish public research university located in Glasgow, announced on Wednesday it is set to launch its Masters in Financial Technology (Fintech) as a way to support the digital transformation of Scotland’s financial sector. The University stated that the MSc in Financial Technology would… Read More

What the Hell Happens Now? Crowdfunding Results in 650 Guides to Brexit for MPs

Justen Hyde, a software engineer with Emergent Design Ltd, began crowdfunding eight days ago on JustGiving to address the Brexit fallout.  His initial goal?  Raise £3,959 (approximately $5,000) within a month to send every Member of Parliament — all 650 of them — a copy of “Brexit:… Read More