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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

London Fintech Firm Blockchain Secures $40 Million During Series B Funding Round Led By Lakestar & GV

London-based fintech startup Blockchain announced on Thursday it has secured $40 million during its Series B funding round, which was led by Lakestar and GV (formerly Google Ventures). The company claims to be the world’s leading software platform for digital assets. It offers a large production… Read More

WiseAlpha Set to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.1 Million in Funding

WiseAlpha, a UK online lending platform that gives everyday investors access to high yield institutional bond and loan investments, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.1 million secured from nearly 1,000 investors. As previously reported, WiseAlpha’s online lending platform aims… Read More

London Fintech Firm TrueLayer Captures $3 Million During Series A Funding Round

London-based fintech startup TrueLayer, successfully raised $3 million during its Series A funding round, which was led by Anthemis Group, with participation from Connect Ventures. The company, which was launched in a private beta earlier this year, seeks to help developers build innovative financial services… Read More

Crowdcube Alum Primo Toys Returns to Kickstarter to Raise Funds For Cubetto Play Maps

Crowdcube #FundedClub member, Primo Toys, has launched its third reward-based crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for maps and activity books, called Polar Expedition and Swarmy Swamp, that expand play and STEM learning around its multi-award winning coding system, Cubetto. This initiative comes just one year after the company… Read More

UK Startup Deals: Total Raised Jumps, Number of Deals Tank for Month of May

Beauhurst is out with some research on early stage deals in the UK for the month of May. While the total raised for these startup deals jumped dramatically to £941 million (the most ever tracked by Beauhurst in a single month) the number of deals… Read More

UK Explores Possibility of New US Trade Agreement Following Brexit

The US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, met with the UK International Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox yesterday. This was the first visit between the two trade reps since the UK election. According to the UK government, discussions included the possibility of a new trade arrangement… Read More

London Fintech Startup CityFALCON Returns to Seedrs

Just a little over six months after securing more than £205,000 on Seedrs, London-based fintech startup CityFALCON has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform. The company, which was seeking to raise 150,000, has already achieved its initial funding target and is now nearing £185,000 thanks… Read More

Relendex’s Secondary Trading Platform Tops £1 Million

Relendex, a secured peer to peer lending platform, has announced that its secondary market trading has surpassed the £1 million mark. Specific details on the number or size of trades was not provided. Relendex lists loans secured by both residential and commercial property. Lenders are… Read More

Deepbridge Syndicate is a New Online Investment Platform for Healthcare Innovation

Deepbridge Capital has announced the newest entry into the investment crowdfunding space. Deepbridge Syndicate, launched this week, will provide access to investment in healthcare innovation. Deepbridge Syndicate is open to experienced investors and High Net Worth Individuals who qualify and choose to be treated as an Elective… Read More

Nearly 50K Users Strong, Blockchain-Powered Colu Introduces Local Pound Currency

Colu, a blockchain-powered platform for creating digitized, localized currencies, launched its second currency in the UK – the Local Pound, East London. Founded in 2014, Colu’s digital wallet application supports buying local, offering an easy and convenient way to pay instantly from a smartphone while empowering… Read More

Seedrs Wants to Boost UK’s Startup Ecosystem with Alumni Club Re-Launch

Seedrs, “the most active investor in UK private companies” is rebooting its Alumni Club portal to reposition the value proposition for early stage businesses in the UK. According to Seedrs, this relaunch comes with some prominent names dedicated to boosting UK entrepreneurs. The partner companies… Read More

Personal Styling Service The Chapar to Finish Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.2 Million

Online premium personal styling service for men, The Chapar, is set to complete its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.2 million in funding. The company, which launched the initiative in April, sought to raise £1 million as it prepares to expand. The Chapar… Read More

Overfunding: Redchurch Brewery Hits £400,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Crowdcube

With its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube set to close later this evening, London-based Redchurch Brewery has secured its initial £400,000 funding target thanks to more than 600 investors. This funding round comes less than one year after the brewery company secured nearly £500,000 through… Read More

UK Fintech Company PayBreak Secures 24.5 Million Investment Through Fundraising Round

London-based fintech company, PayBreak, announced it raised £24.5 million during its latest fundraising round. According to the company, the round was supported by existing shareholders and saw new investors as well. Speaking about the round, managing director of PayBreak, Julia Throop stated: “The fundraising shows… Read More

WeSwap, a Peer to Peer Travel Money Exchange, Announces New Features

Peer-to-peer travel money exchange WeSwap has announced new developments for the business and its travel partners. The company has launched “WeSwap Connect“, one-click API that integrates WeSwap’s travel money services with partners’ businesses. WeSwap’s app allows holiday makers to swap their currency with people traveling in… Read More

Crowd2Fund Launches Secured Lending Product

Crowd2Fund has announced the launch of a new property loan product, secured against either commercial or residential property. Crowd2Fund added that the new vehicle qualifies for inclusion within the platform’s IFISA. Crowd2Fund already offers a range of debt based products including standard loans, revenue loans, bonds… Read More

FCA Chairman John Griffith-Jones Confirms Departure in 2018

The Chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) John Griffith-Jones has confirmed his intent to depart both agencies at the end of his term in March 2018.  Griffith-Jones was appointed as the first FCA Chair in 2013, He became Chair… Read More

Pivot? OFF3R Wants to Become “Money Supermarket”

OFF3R is a UK based aggregator of alternative investments. The platform integrates opportunities within equity crowdfunding, peer to peer lending, real estate and more. At last count OFF3R hosts offers from 36 different UK platforms. Today in a report on P2PFinanceNews, OFF3R is revealing it… Read More

Update: Powervault Surpasses £750,000 Funding Target Through Latest Crowdcube Campaign 

Just a little over two weeks after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowedcube, UK-based Powervault has successfully secured its initial £750,000 thanks to more than 440 investors. As previously reported, this is the fourth Crowdcube raise that Powervault has launched. The home battery system… Read More