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Theresa May is Out. Brexit Worries Rise as Uncertainty Increases Risk Meanwhile Fintechs Persevere

Long-embattled Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will depart her office on June 7th thus initiating a scramble as to who will replace her in a historically important time for the UK. The ramifications of Brexit are profound and inestimable. But it is clear… Read More

Now in 3rd Year, Spotcap Fintech Fellowships Open for Applications

The Spotcap Fintech Fellowship program is now open for applications until August 15, 2019. The program seeks to help talented individuals pursue studies in Fintech. The Fellowship offers an £8k award to one postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. This… Read More

Online Lender Spotcap Appoints New MD for Australia and New Zealand

Online lender Spotcap has selected Simon Keast as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. According to a release, Keast joins the Fintech having held a number of senior roles across the banking and insurance industry, including Head of Small Business Designs and Solutions at… Read More

How Fintech Should Help to Close the Gender Gap in Business Lending

The number of women-owned businesses has been steadily increasing globally. Despite this, accessing finance to start or grow their business remains a struggle for many women. A study by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Kansas City found that women are less likely… Read More

Autumn Budget: What’s in it for Fintech?

As one would expect, yesterday’s Autumn Budget announcement delivered something for everyone. With Brexit getting closer, the UK Government is in “all-hands” mode seeking to boost the economy in preparation for the European divorce. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stated: “We are at a… Read More

Sophie Peacock is the Winner of the Spotcap Fintech Fellowship for 2018

Sophie Peacock

Spotcap has announced that Sophie Peacock has earned the top prize in the Fintech Fellowship award for 2018. The Fellowship awards is a competition where one UK-based masters or MBA student receives an £8,000 scholarship. By supporting aspiring talent, Spotcap seeks to helpfill the Fintech… Read More

P2P Lending: Funding Circle Moves Forward with Initial Public Offering

The long rumored initial public offering (IPO) of UK based Funding Circle appears to be on track and moving forward with a listing on the London Stock Exchange later this year. In a blog post today, Funding Circle stated; “Today we have announced the next… Read More

Innovate Finance: Post Brexit Clarity on Immigration Demanded as UK Fintech Sector is Dependent on Global Talent

Innovate Finance has published a report addressing the UK Fintech sector and the need for qualified executives to staff this burgeoning sector of finance. The UK association that represents the Fintech industry states the failure to maintain a flexible immigration policy could hinder the UK and… Read More

Spotcap Opens Fintech Fellowship Applications

Spotcap, an SME focused online lender based in Berlin, announced on Tuesday it has opened applications for its Fintech Fellowship. According to the lending platform, this program offers a £8,000 award to a postgraduate student studying a fintech related course at a UK university. Applications… Read More

Spotcap Roundtable: Customers Expect More as Fintech Boosts User Expectations

Spotcap, an SME focused online lender based in Berlin, recently held a roundtable on the future of finance. Individuals from prominent firms joined with the Fintech lender to assess progress made so far. Representatives from Deutsche Bank, Figo, GP Bullhound, McKinsey along with Spotcap debated… Read More

Spotcap Awards First of its Kind Fintech Scholarship in Australia

Spotcap has announced Vishal Uppal as the winner of the Fintech Scholarship 2017. The first of its kind in Australia, a country that is a hotbed of Fintech innovation relative to its size, the scholarship awards a single aspiring graduate with an interest in Fintech… Read More

SME Lender Lendix Ups the Ante for Continental European Leadership

After France, Spain and Italy, Lendix is launching operations in Germany and the Netherlands. The company reaffirms its strategy to be first to market with a pan-European strategy, leveraging its marketplace business model through the addition of local teams. “We’re not pivoting. We’re remaining true… Read More

Same Day Financing for Austrian SMEs to be Provided by Spotcap and BAWAG

BAWAG Group and Berlin based Fintech Spotcap have formed a strategic partnership to give Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to same-day financing. The partnership is said to be the first time Spotcap will offer its lending platform and proprietary analytics to a bank and marks… Read More

Spotcap Has Now Provided €120 Million in SME Credit Lines, Raises €22 million

Spotcap, an online lender based in Germany, has announced that it has issued over €120 million in credit lines to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Spotcap also shares it has raised an additional €22 million of equity and debt funding from its existing investor network. In… Read More

Helping to Fill the Talent Gap: Spotcap Announces UK Fintech Fellowship Winner

Spotcap, an online lender for SMEs, has announced Mohammed Hussan as the winner of its Fintech Fellowship 2017. The Fellowship awards one aspiring masters or MBA student with a £8,000 stipend towards their studies. The Fintech sector in the UK is one of the fastest growing sectors industry, adding more than… Read More

How will Expedia Impact Financial Services? 

Sites like Expedia and Booking.com have transformed the travel industry; can comparison sites do the same for financial services? By now we are all familiar with travel comparison sites like Expedia and Booking.com. Plug in your details and the computer will come up with a selection of options –… Read More

Online Lender Spotcap Launches Fintech Fellowship for Aspiring UK Graduate Students

European-based lending platform Spotcap announced on Monday the launch of its new fintech fellowship, which is geared towards aspiring graduate students. According to the online lender, the program will provide one student per academic year with a £8,000 stipend towards their studies. While sharing details about the… Read More

Surfing Fintech: Have We Reached the Third Wave?

As an industry, fintech has grown to the point that we can now start analysing its development. Many commentators have divided Fintech’s lifespan into ‘waves’. The first wave is centred around disruption, the second around collaboration, and the third wave – although more disputed –… Read More

Online Lender Spotcap Launches New Zealand Operations & Announces Heartland Bank Partnership

European-based lending platform Spotcap announced on Monday the launch of its New Zealand operations in Auckland. The lender also revealed it formed a partnership with Heartland, the bank that is providing Spotcap’s Australian operations with A$20million of funding. Speaking about the expansion, Lachlan Heussler, Managing Director of Spotcap Australia… Read More

Oleg Boyko’s Finstar Financial Acquires 51% of P2P Lender Prestamos Prima

Moscow-based Finstar Financial Group has acquired a controlling stake (51%) in Prestamos Prima. According to the company, Prestamos Prima has been operating in the non-bank lending and alternative finance market, specifically Spain, since 2012. Prestamos Prima operates Viventor, a peer to peer investing platform open… Read More

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