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UK Fintech Capital On Tap to Offer Small Business Credit Card in US Markets, After Acquiring $100M Credit Facility

Capital on Tap, a UK-headquartered Fintech firm, reveals that it has introduced its small business credit card in the US markets. There’s been a lot of demand for such products, the company claims. Since April 2021, there have been more than 28,000 businesses that have… Read More

Overfunding: The Big Exchange, an Impact Investment, Money Management App, Secures £284,000 via Crowdcube

The Big Exchange, which is an impact investing platform & a money management app, with a marketplace for fairer products coming, has secured ££283,916 of its £150,000 target from 242 investors through Crowdcube (at the time of writing). The Big Exchange team notes that they… Read More

London based Infinity Maritime, an Alternative Finance Digital Platform, Partners Lloyd’s Register to Support Maritime Sustainability

Infinity Maritime has announced a partnership with Lloyd’s Register in order to enhance maritime sustainability As noted in a release shared with CI: “Following on from the announcement of collaboration with … international ship brokers, Infinity Maritime reflects the maritime ecosystem by announcing its partnership… Read More

Smart Money Fintech App Snoop Secures £15M via Series A with Participation from US Investment Firm Paulson & Co. Inc

Fintech app Snoop has secured £15 million in capital in order to support its global expansion efforts. Established by ex- Virgin Money Chief Executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the smart money app Snoop closed its Series A round with contributions from US investment management company Paulson &… Read More

Fintech WyzePay, a Platform for Issuing Corporate Currency to Clients, Secures £384,000+ via Seedrs

WyzePay, a platform for firms to issue corporate currency to clients, increasing benefits for both sides, has secured £384,404 or 128% of its £300,001 target from 125 investors via Seedrs. Based in London, UK, WyzePay now has 24 days left until its offer ends. The… Read More

UK based Legaltech Firm Clara Acquires Strategic Investment from the Dubai International Financial Centre

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone in Dubai covering 110 ha, established in 2004 and a financial hub for the MENA region as well as South Asia markets, has reportedly invested an undisclosed amount in UK-headquartered Legaltech firm Clara. Clara has… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Is Facing Potential Money Laundering Charges by FCA, Reports Annual Loss of £130 Million

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UK-based digital bank Monzo is currently facing a civil and criminal money-laundering investigation that is being carried out by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Monzo‘s management disclosed these details in its annual report that was released on Friday (July 30, 2021). For the second straight… Read More

Real Estate Report: UK Property Prices Surge 13.4% YoY, the Largest Increase in 17+ Years

The team at UK-based P2P lender Blend Network notes that the Covid-19 pandemic may be subsiding, however, the “new normal” may not look the same as 2019. As noted by Blend Network, market participants are increasingly concerned about inflation, especially during recent months. The P2P… Read More

Assetz Capital Shares Key Features of Their Recovery Loan Scheme Backed Facility

The team at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, notes that after the end of the previous COVID-19 loan schemes, the UK Government launched the new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Assetz Capital was accredited to lend via the RLS scheme on July… Read More

Tidal Turbine by Orbital Marine Power Goes Online, Funded in Part by Crowdfunding Platform Abundance

Earlier this week, a tidal turbine went online generating sufficient power to provide enough electricity for 2000 homes. Towed and anchored off the coast of Scotland, the Orbital O2 is predicted to operate for around 15 years. The project came to fruition with the assistance… Read More

UK based Invoice Financing Platform MarketFinance Explains how SMEs May Address Late Payment Issues

UK-based MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, notes that during the month of July 2021, new changes to the Prompt Payment Code came into effect. Announced in January of this year, the changes have been designed “to strengthen the position… Read More

Pacypay Receives Electronic Money Institution Approval from UK FCA

Pacypay, a payments service provider, has received approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI), according to a note from the company. Pacypay is part of Ronghan International and also includes OnerWay to facilitate payments and transfers…. Read More

RemitONE and Vyne Partner on Transfers

Global remittances firm RemitONE and Vyne, a payments platform, have partnered up on money transfers. According to a release, the partnership delivers 100+ remittance clients instant access to Vyne’s payment solution, to send remittances globally. Vyne uses Open Banking to move money in real-time between… Read More

Crowdcube to Provide “Most Comprehensive” and Transparent Platform for Private Company Investments with New Partnership

Crowdcube, the European marketplace for shares in private firms, and Crunchbase, an established data platform, have partnered in order to power the “most comprehensive” and transparent platform for private company investment in Europe. Cubex, which officially goes live today (July 28, 2021), will feature “rich”… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Explains how to Easily Send Crypto, Earn Competitive Interest with Savings Accounts

The team at digital bank Revolut notes that they are now closer to 2022 than 2020, so making plans for next year would be a good idea. They also mentioned that July was “generous,” bringing many new products with it, including those related to booking… Read More

Changing UK Cybercrime Patterns Outlined in PPC Shield Report

British individuals and businesses have been scammed for £5.7m in losses from just under 15,000 reported cybercrime incidents so far in 2021, research from click fraud prevention firm PPC Shield reveals. Malicious hacking, fraudulent use of social media accounts and email scams are the top methods, accounting for… Read More

Next Feature: Revolut Adds Restaurant Cashback Rewards

Revolut continues to add and announce new features at an aggressive pace. Today, the neobank is adding Restaurant rewards – a cashback feature that Revolt says may include up to 30% cashback after paying a tab at a UK restaurant. The new Restaurant Rewards are… Read More

Negative Sentiment Continues to “Plague” Digital Assets, but Multi-Asset Is “Bucking the Trend,” CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (July 26) that for the week ending July 26,… Read More

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to Use Mastercard Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution to Launch PayFrom Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will be utilizing Mastercard’s Open Banking merchant payment solution to launch PayFrom Bank. The solution allows people to carry out online payments directly from their bank accounts, giving customers more choice over “how they pay” while providing merchants with “instant settlement… Read More

Assetz Capital Says it’s Focused on Improving Lending Criteria based on Changing Costs of Building Projects

The team at Assetz Capital, a marketplace lending platform originating secured loans, says it’s no secret that there’s been an “unprecedented construction material shortage this year,” in the United Kingdom and few would have “forecast the near-perfect storm that has swept through the sector.” The… Read More

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