Tagged: uk

RegTech Rising – London

  RegTech Rising is the first large scale event in Europe dedicated to RegTech. We will bring together the entire ecosystem – regulators, financial institutions, RegTech providers, industry advisers – to debate how to accelerate innovation and capture the RegTech opportunity. On 31 October our… Read More

FCA Regulated App Pelican Trading Seeks to Attract £750,000 Through Crowdcube Campaign

Pelican Exchange, an FCA regulated app where users can trade, chat, and analyze performance, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £750,000. While sharing details about the app, the Pelican Exchange team stated: “We integrate trade execution with communication into a central network… Read More

Online Platform Like to Be Set to Close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £200,000 in Funding

Like to Be, an online networking platform connecting students with professionals for impartial, real world, careers advice, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £200,000 from more than 75 investors. The portal launched the campaign earlier this summer, seeking £150,000.  As… Read More

The First Equity Crowdfunding Platform for Robots: Britbots Crowd

The newest investment crowdfunding platform is focusing on a very specific niche. Britbots Crowd, officially launched today, is the worlds first equity crowdfunding platform that is all about supporting British based robotics startups. The platform has been developed in partnership with Envestry, who also provide… Read More

Dr. Garrick Hileman on ICOs, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has just published their first benchmarking report on the emerging global Blockchain market. Earlier this year, CCAF published a benchmarking report on the global cryptocurrency markets.  CCAF has established themselves as the leading research in the alternative finance… Read More

Overfunding: Brushlink Quickly Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Seedrs For Teeth Brushing Technology

Dental technology company, Brushlink, quickly secured its initial £400,000 just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2015, Brushlink offers a smartphone app and associated device that transforms any toothbrush into a smart toothbrush. “A quarter of all adults in the… Read More

Kickstarter Success Kokoon Seeks £750,000 Crowdcube For Sleep & Relaxation Headphones

VC backed and Kickstarter success Kokoon has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £750,000 as it prepares to grow its sleep and relaxation headphone enterprise. The company, which was founded in 2013, stated it was established to bring the world a better… Read More

deVere Vault is an App to Store & Transfer 27 Different Currencies

Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group, says the deVere Vault can now store and manage a total of 27 different currencies having just added 22. The deVere Vault is being described as the world’s most international e-money app. Newly added to the list of… Read More

New Property Crowdfunding Platform UOWN Launches with New Model

  UOWN is a new online property crowdfunding platform that is offering potential annual returns starting from 6%. The company promotes “an innovative business model” which provides access to previously off-market “proven performer” rental properties. UOWN, based in Leeds, is the creation of brothers Shaan,… Read More

Seedrs Return: Chili Sauces & Cooking Pastes Company Mr. Singh’s Launches Second Equity Funding Round

Just one year after launching its first Seedrs campaign, chili sauces and cooking pastes Company Mr. Singh’s has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £85,000. As previously reported, the company is described as a family-owned East London business that produces a range… Read More

Grooming Brand For Barbers Native Products Hits Crowdcube to Raise £150,000

Native Products, a modern grooming brand that was developed by barbers and made in the UK, has launched a funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company is currently seeking £150,000 as it prepares for expansion. The company revealed it now has a range of… Read More

The Good Egg Returns to Crowdcube to Raise £500,000 For Second Restaurant Site

Less than three years after securing £253,540 from its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, The Good Egg has returned to the funding platform to raise £500,000 as it prepares to open second restaurant site. As previously reported, The Good Egg was inspired by Californian deli… Read More

UK Digital-Only Starling Bank Plans to Raise £40 Million In Preparation For Global Expansion

UK-based digital-bank startup Starling Bank has announced it plans to raise £40 million from investors as part of its global expansion. Starling Bank describes itself as a fintech business with a banking license, fully regulated by the FCA and PRA. We were granted a banking license… Read More

Will HM Treasury “Clamp Down” on EIS & Undercut Investment in Early Stage Firms?

Earlier this week, the Sunday Times reported that the UK government was examining plans to “clamp down” on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). This program is a tax exemption that seeks to incentivize investment in early stage companies – an intrinsically risky endeavor. By providing… Read More

Life Sciences Crowdfunding Platform Capital Cell Opens to UK Investors

Capital Cell, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to life sciences, announced this week it is officially opening its portal to UK investors. The first four investment opportunities now live on the platform. As previously reported, Capital Cell was founded by Daniel Oliver and based in Barcelona, is the first… Read More

Kickstarter Veteran Joto Partners with Crowdcube: Creative Robotics for the Home

Creative robotics pioneer Joto has linked with  Crowdcube to raise £250,000 with a 12.2% equity stake offered to investors. Since going live on 14 September, over 100 investors have poised Joto to easily exceed £60K by EOD. Valued at £1,800,000, Joto is using this funding round to… Read More

Fintech RemitRadar Announces Strategic Partnership With Global Reinsurer PartnerRe

UK-based fintech RemitRadar and global reinsurer PartnerRe announced on Thursday they have entered into a joint strategic cooperation agreement. The companies revealed: “PartnerRe and RemitRadar have entered into a joint effort to capitalise on RemitRadar’s money transfer ecosystem, web presence, and social media channels, including… Read More

Lending Works Announces Increase of Five-Year Lender Rate

On Wednesday, Lending Works announced as of Monday, it five-year lender rate has increased to 5.5%, which is considered the highest level it has reached since August 2016. The company revealed that the reason for the rate increase is due to the fact that it has… Read More

LendInvest Appoints Ex-Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages Ian Boden As New Sales Director

LendInvest announced on Thursday it has appointed former Aldermore Bank Head of Commercial Mortgages, Ian Boden, as its new Sales Director. According to the online lender, Boden joins its team with more than 35 years of experience in financial services, buy-to-let, and commercial mortgages.  Prior… Read More

Insurtech: FCA & Hong Kong Insurance Authority to Cooperate on Fintech

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA) designed to enhance collaboration in supporting Fintech innovation.  The FCA explains the agreement includes information sharing and mutual referrals of Fintech firms looking to enter into either… Read More