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Crowd2Fund Seeks Up to £1.2 Million in EIS Approved Crowdfunding Round

Investment crowdfunding platform Crowd2Fund is raising capital in a self-crowdfunding round seeking up to £1.2 million in an EIS approved offering. Shares in the company are being offered at a pre-money valuation of £35.8 million. Crowd2Fund says this round is in advance of a future… Read More

Business Loans Marketplace Funding Xchange Raises $10.4 Million via Round Led By Downing Ventures, Gresham House Ventures

Funding Xchange (FXE), a company that helps people and organizations find suitable business loans and funding options from its marketplace of more than 45 established lenders, has raised £8 million (appr. $10.4 million) through an investment round. FXE’s decisioning platform is used by UK-based Monzo, a… Read More

UK Fitness Marketplace Hussle Quickly Raises £1.3 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round

Hussle, a UK-based fitness marketplace, has successfully secured more than £1.3 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The platform, which originally sought to raise £1 million, is offering 2.60% in equity at a £50 million pre-money valuation. Founded in 2009, Hussle describes itself… Read More

Crowdcube Alum & Mobile Tech Platform Thyngs Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding on Seedrs

Thyngs, a UK-based mobile technology platform, is now seeking £250,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. This new funding round comes less than two years after Thyngs raised £301,310 through its Crowdcube campaign. The company is offering 4.77% in equity at a £4,992,476… Read More

Report: US-based VC Firms Continue to Increasingly Invest in London-headquartered Fintech Startups

According to a new report, US-based venture capital firms have been increasingly investing in London-headquartered companies this year. New data shows that UK-based Fintech firms continue to attract a large number of investors. US investors have reportedly contributed around in $4.4 billion (appr. £3.4 billion)… Read More

Cashless Payments Have Become Popular, But Demand for Cash Still Strong in Rural and Unbanked Communities: Report

Cashless or digital payments have become increasingly popular, however, cash still remains a widely-used payment method in most nations, especially in rural communities and jurisdictions with a large unbanked population. Following many years of steady growth, the total number of cash withdrawals made via ATMs… Read More

Crypto-Friendly Banking Service Provider Cashaa Introduces US Dollar Bank Accounts for Companies Dealing in Digital Assets

Cashaa, a cryptocurrency-friendly banking service provider, recently revealed that it’s introducing US dollar bank accounts for companies dealing in digital currencies. The new accounts are being offered through a partnership with Metropolitan Commercial Bank. Beginning on November 25, 2019, crypto-asset dealers and other high-risk business… Read More

Overfunding: We Build Bots Returns to Seedrs & Quickly Secures £250,000 Funding Target

Less than two years after raising £727,820 through its first Seedrs campaign, We Build Bots (IntelAgent) has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform and has already successfully secured its initial 250,000 funding target. The company is currently offering 7.64% in equity at a £3,021,340 pre-money… Read More

Property Investment Platform British Pearl Seeks £800,000 on Seedrs

British Pearl, a property investment platform that promises to provide “hassle-free property investment” is seeking £800,000 on Seedrs. The offering is for a 3.38% equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £22.8 million.  As it stands today, 141 investors have committed £641,503 to the crowdfunded… Read More

Open Up Challenge Announces 15 Fintech Finalists Leveraging New Open Bank Rules

Nesta, in partnership with Open Banking Limited (OBL), has announced the Open Up 2020 Challenge finalists. According to Nesta, the 15 finalists were selected out of 107 entries. Many of these Fintechs are live and in the market already. This group of Fintechs will compete… Read More

Mission Driven Platform Abundance Lists its Greenest Investment Ever

Mission-driven investment platform Abundance is offering its “greenest ever social and affordable housing investment.” Liverpool Community Homes PLC is raising up to £6,850,000 to finance two green and sustainable developments. The development is for up to 37 new homes on the outskirts of Liverpool. Abundance… Read More

Regtech: AML and Counter-Terrorism Financing Firm Silent Eight Raises $6.2 Million via Series A Round

Silent Eight, a Singapore-based regulatory technology (Regtech) company, announced on November 14 that it had raised an oversubscribed $6.2 million through a Series A investment round. The funds raised will be used to recruit new talent in order to support Silent Eight’s new clients who… Read More

AI-Enhanced Smart Savings App Plum Raises $3 Million via Latest Investment Round

Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced smart savings application, has raised around $3 million via its second investment round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to approximately $9.3 million. Plum recently introduced its new Android app, which extends the firm’s digital offering across Facebook Messenger and… Read More

Challenger Bank Tandem Hires Former HSBC Head of Banking Products

Tandem Bank has hired the former HSBC Head of Banking Products Kunal Malani as Chief Growth Officer. The appointment comes at a time when the challenger bank is planning an expansion into Hong Kong. Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO, said he was delighted to bring… Read More

Remember Norton Motorcycles? The 121 Year Old Iconic British Motorcycle is Crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Norton Motorcycles, the 121-year-old legendary British motorcycle company, is planning to raise capital on Crowdcube. Norton Motorcycles UK Ltd is seeking £1 million to help fill product pipeline orders and to continue to innovate and develop its bikes. Additionally, the company states that the offering’s… Read More

Innis & Gunn Now Seeking £3 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

Less than three years after securing £2.4 million in funding through its Crowdcube round, Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has launched a new equity crowdfunding campaign, this time on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £3 million and is offering 1.96% in equity at a… Read More

BrewDog Launches New Mini Bond Through Equity Crowdfunding Platform Crowdcube

Crowdfunded brewery company BrewDog has launched its latest mini bond round through the equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The mini bond comes just a few months after BrewDog USA filed a form 1-A, which indicated its intent to raise capital via Reg A+. As previously reported,… Read More

HSBC Holdings and Royal Bank of Scotland Prepare to Launch New Digital Banking Platforms to Meet Growing Demand from Clients

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), a British multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) are preparing to introduce their digital banking platforms in order to meet client requirements. HSBC Kinetic, the bank’s new digital banking platform,… Read More

Revolut Appoints New Chairman of the Board: Martin Gilbert former Co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen to Aid International Expansion of Digital Bank

Digital bank Revolut has selected a new Chairman of the Board. Martin Gilbert, an individual who has been advising Revolut co-founder and CEO Nik Storonsky, will join the bank on January 1st as non-Executive Chair. Gilbert is the former co-Chief Executive of Standard Life Aberdeen,… Read More

Insurtech: Zego is First to Claim UK Insurance License

Zego, a UK based firm, has become the first UK Insurtech to receive an insurance license, according to a release from the company. Zego will now be able to build and sell its own insurance products. Zego, which raised $42 million this past June, has… Read More

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