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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Annual Conference – Cambridge

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, with the support of CME Group Foundation, is holding its second annual dinner and conference – Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance.  Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers and academic researchers for a one-day invitation-only industry and academic conference. To learn,… Read More

UK’s Wrexham Glyndwr University Announces Fintech Undergrad Program

UK-based Wrexham Glyndwr University announced last week the launch its fintech undergrad program. According to the school, the new program will provide its students with the business skills that are needed to exploit opportunities within the fintech sector. While discussing the program, Claudius Tsang, Partner/Co-Head of… Read More

Freetrade Returns to Crowdcube & Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Goal

Freetrade, a platform designed to let users invest in stock markets around the world, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £560,000 through its second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Freetrade describes itself as a mobile app that’s designed to let… Read More

Success: Golf Technology Platform VPAR Secures £1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

VPAR, a UK-based golf technology platform, has successfully secured £1 million during its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The website launched the initiative earlier this month as it prepares for expansion. As previously reported, VPAR was founded in 2007 and is seeking to change the golf experience… Read More

Tech City Announcement: 26 New Tech Companies to Join Future Fifty Program

Tech City UK announced earlier the week the 26 new companies that are joining its Future Fifty program. According to the London-based business management consultant, the Future Fifty program gives participants immediate access to a valuable peer network along with expert-led classes and workshops designed to… Read More

Update: POD Point’s Third Crowdcube Campaign Surpasses £1.1 Million During Its First Week

Just one week after launching its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, POD Point has successfully secured more than £1.1 million from over 600 investors. As previously reported, POD Point designs and manufactures electric vehicle (EV) charge points that can be used in the home or… Read More

Assetz Capital Embraces Local Presence to Boost Online Lending

As traditional banks reduce their physical presence across the country some online lenders are increasing their brick and mortar operations.  Assetz Capital is investing in their regional team and, in fact, grew their numbers by 110% during 2016. Stuart Law CEO and co-founder of the P2P… Read More

MacRebur Quickly Raises £590,000 Funding Target on Seedrs to Eliminate Waste & Create Stronger Roadways

MacRebur, a UK-based company that uses waste plastics to create stronger, longer lasting roads, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Originally seeking  £590,000, the company successfully secured its initial funding target and is nearing £680,000. The company was a participant of Voom 2016, a contest that… Read More

Update: Fitch Brew Co. Completes Crowdcube Round After Securing £150,000 Funding Target in 26 Hours

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, successfully secured its initial £150,000 equity crowdfunding campaign’s funding target on Crowdcube just 26 hours after launching the initiative. As previously reported, Fitch Brew Co. describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change… Read More

Seedrs Announces 2017 Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Predictions

Just a month and a half into the new year, UK-based Seedrs announced its predictions for equity crowdfunding campaigns in 2017. While sharing details about last year’s successes, the Seedrs team stated: “2016 was a record-breaking year for Seedrs with over 134 deals funded and… Read More

Report: Funding Circle Has Topped £2 Billion in Lending

SME lender Funding Circle has reportedly topped £2 billion in lending. The SME marketplace lender is closing in on UK’s largest online lender Zopa that announced in January it had surpassed the £2 billion mark. Of course Funding Circle is an international operation with lending… Read More

Success: Teneno Completes Seedrs Round & Secures Nearly £165,000

Teneno has successfully completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The IT networks company not only secured its initial £150,000 funding, it also attracted nearly £165,000. The London-based company revealed it allows SMEs to move away from outdated hardware solutions by banishing the need for those industrial cabinets… Read More

Ontario Securities Commission & UK Financial Conduct Authority Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the securities regulator in the UK, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC).  The agreement is designed to provide support to innovative Fintech firms seeking entry into either market. The Agreement allows the FCA and the… Read More

Maven Capital Partners £57.5 Million for the Northern Powerhouse Investment SME Fund

UK-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners announced on Wednesday it was appointed by the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to manage the £57.5 million NPIF Maven Equity Finance fund as part of NPIF’s £400 million of capital available to support growing SMEs.  According to… Read More

Zopa Named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards

Zopa, the UK’s very first peer to peer lending platform, announced on Monday it was named Best Personal Loan Provider & Best Alternative Finance Provider at the 2017 British Bank Awards. The online lender revealed in a blog post: “We’re excited to announce we’ve been named… Read More

Update: Oppo Ice Cream Completes Third Seedrs Round & Raises More Than £465,000 in Funding

London-based Oppo Ice Cream has completed its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and captured more than £465,000 in funding. The company has created ice cream with fewer calories than an apple. It contains 60% fewer calories than regular ice cream due to ingredients such as… Read More

RateSetter Borrowers Have Paid Back £1 Billion, Investors Have Earned £63 Million

Online lender RateSetter has said it has now collected £1 billion in capital repayments from borrowers since its first loan back in 2010. Overall, RateSetter has originated approximately £1.75 billion in loans while paying out £63 million in interest.  The average interest rate ranged between… Read More

Cauli Rice’s Fourth Camapign Nears £1.3 Million During the Final Hours on Crowdcube

With less than 48 hours until its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube comes to an end, Cauli Rice (also known as Fullgreen Ltd.) has successfully secured nearly £1.3 million from more than 900 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this month and quickly surpassed… Read More

POD Point Launches Third Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Crowdcube

POD Point, a UK based charge point suppliers for electric vehicles that claims to be leading the European market, has launched its third equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is seeking £1.5 million, which will be part of a larger £9 million fundraise led by… Read More