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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

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

Prepaid Platform Kwikpay Completes Seedrs Funding Round

Kwikpay, an app for prepaid services, has completed its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The digital platform originally sought to raise £150,000 and successfully secured £168,821. As previously reported, Kwikpay offers an IoS and Android app and also includes services for Xbox. It is also seeking to… Read More

UK Bicycle Brand Temple Cycles Seeks Funds Through Crowdcube to Continue Manufacturing Growth

  Temple Cycles, a UK bicycle brand, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to grow its British bicycle manufacturing. The company, which was launched in 2014 by founder and bicycle industry vet Matt Mears, stated it design, produces and sells a… Read More

Landbay Launches Property-Backed ISA

UK peer-to-peer lending platform, Landbay, has officially launched its property-backed ISA investment. This news comes just a little over a month after the lender was granted ISA manager status by HMRC. The Landbay team stated: “The Property‐Backed ISA is the latest in our line of… Read More

OFF3R Index: Strong P2P Lending Growth Continues

OFF3R, an online marketplace for alternative investments, published a report on P2P lending and crowdfunding last week.  OFF3R said that while equity crowdfunding sagged in January – dropping 65% from December – P2P lending remained strong. The Index includes six different equity crowdfunding platforms. OFF3R… Read More

BondMason CEO Stephen Findlay Comments on RBS Move into Online Lending via NatWest

Last week, NatWest – part of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – announced a new online platform designed to simplify the loan making process for UK SMEs.  Borne out of an ‘Innovation Cell’, working with Fintech firm Ezbob Limited,  “Esme” has been developed in… Read More

WorldFirst Global Trade Monitor: SMEs Have Been Negatively Impacted by Brexit Decision

World First, an international Fintech business in the Forex and money transfer space, is out with their Global Trade Barometer report and according to their perspective it’s not all good. World First says that UK SMEs are taking it on the chin as post-Brexit fallout is… Read More

Crowdcube Celebrates Sixth Year Anniversary By Looking Back At Its Crowdfunding Platform’s Successes (Infographic)

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube celebrated its sixth year anniversary on Friday by looking back at its successes throughout the years. The Crowdcube team revealed that since its launch, the platform has helped over 430 companies secure £200 million. The website revealed its latest infographic… Read More

FCA Grants First Permission to Issue Digital Money to Tramonex

London-based blockchain startup Tramonex as reportedly received the first approval from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue digital money. The company received the approval on January 25th and may now issue electronic money (e-money) and provide payment services. According to the FCA, Tramonex has… Read More

Cheers: UK Coffee Brewery Fitch Brew Co. Hits Crowdcube to Raise Product Launch Funds

Fitch Brew Co., a UK-based coffee brewery, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube as it prepares to launch its brand. The company, which was founded byEmily Fitchett in May 2016, describes itself as a disruptive cold brew coffee brand that is aiming to change the… Read More

Assetz Capital Pushes Into Northern Ireland, Hires Former Santander Director

  Peer to peer lender  Assetz Capital has hired former Santander Director Andrew Fraser to manage Northern Ireland operations.  Fraser’s role is to help local businesses acquire finance through the peer-to-peer platform as Assetz Capital expands its business. Fraser joins Assetz Capital from Santander UK Corporate and Commercial.  In his… Read More

The Invest in America Act: Supporting Entrepreneurs & Innovation While Empowering Everyday Americans

  First off, we all owe Tony a debt of gratitude for actually drafting this set of regulations. Legislative drafting is yeoman’s work especially when it comes to tax law. This new legislation solves for two extremely important problems in the U.S. economy and society…. Read More

P2P Lender Folk2Folk Joins Peer to Peer Finance Association

Peer to peer lender Folk2Folk has joined the UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA).  The P2PFA is acknowledged as a stamp of quality operations as members are held to a high standard and required to follow certain transparency guidelines.  According to the P2PFA website, the… Read More

UK Fintech Startup Recasher Hits Seedrs to Raise €500,000 For Loyalty Program Expansion

Recasher, a London-based fintech startup, has recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with a mission to raise €500,000 for the expansion of its loyalty program that offers instant e-money cashback to consumers. The company described its loyalty program as an incentive for consumers to… Read More

Seedrs Alum DatePlay Launches Dating App

Seedrs success DatePlay launched its dating app on Tuesday, just in time for the romantic holiday, Valentine’s Day. The company was founded by The Apprentice runner-up Vana Koutsomitis. As previously reported, DatePlay’s free app users will notably have all benefits of the dating and gaming concept while premium… Read More

Update: Cauli Rice’s Fourth Crowdcube Campaign Surpasses £1.1 Million

Just a couple weeks after launching its fourth equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, London-based rice brand, Cauli Rice, also known as Fullgreen Ltd., has successfully secured more than £1.1 million from nearly 750 investors. Cauli Rice notably offers a low calorie and low GI rice replacement, with 80%… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest Announces Digital SME Lending Platform Debut

Royal Bank of Scotland’s NatWest announced it is set to launch its very own digital SME lending platform called Esme. The new platform is notably set to offer new and existing NatWest customers with unsecured loans that are worth up to £150,000 for a maximum… Read More

Crossflow Payments Announces Signing Deal With UK Electronics Retailer Maplin

Crossflow Payments, a tech-driven alternative finance platform delivering supply chain finance solutions, announced on Wednesday it has signed a deal with UK electronics retailer, Maplin Electronics. The company reports that the three-year deal will give it the opportunity to fund £360 million of SME payables. … Read More

Asset Match Says Interest in Early Stage Investment is High but Liquidity Challenges are a Problem

Peer to peer trading platform, Asset Match, is out with some research on the demand for a secondary market for alternative securities. Asset Match is a London-based platform that enables shareholders to trade shares in unlisted companies. According to Asset Match, nearly two million UK… Read More