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Changing Lanes: Crowdfunding Pioneer Gonçalo de Vasconcelos Moves into Insurtech with Rnwl

There are a few true trailblazers in the investment crowdfunding sector and Gonçalo de Vasconcelos is one of them. The co-founder and long-time CEO of SyndicateRoom, “retired” from his leadership role in July of this year. During his tenure, de Vasconcelos had taken SyndicateRoom from… Read More

Global Property Investment Platform Bricksave Now Seeking £600,000 in Funding on Seedrs

Bricksave, a UK-based property investment platform, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £600,000 in funding while offering 13.03% in equity at a £4,004,000 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2015, Bricksave provides individuals direct access to institutional-grade real estate investments…. Read More

Update: Mrs Wordsmith’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £1.2 Million in Funding During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, is now nearing £1.2 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which is set to close next week, originally sought to raise £1 million. The company is offering 3.16% in equity… Read More

Trade Ledger Announces New Collaboration with Mambu to Accelerate Mid-Market Commercial Lending

Trade Ledger, a UK-based specialist mid-market Lending-as-a-Service platform for banks and alternative finance providers, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Mambu in order to accelerate mid-market commercial lending. Trade Ledger reported it will overlay its platform on the Mambu cloud banking… Read More

UK Crypto Brokerage CoinBurp Now Seeking £300,000 in Funding Through Crowdcube Round

CoinBurp, a UK-based crypto brokerage, is now seeking £300,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2018, CoinBurp claims to be one of the largest crypto brokerages in the UK, with a turnover of £100 million. “CoinBurp’s mission is to create a… Read More

Seedrs Forms New Partnership With GS1 UK to Help Support Small Business Growth

Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with GS1 UK to help support small business growth in the UK. GS1 UK describes itself as a community of more than 38,000 members working in the retail, healthcare, SME and Marketplaces…. Read More

Sign of the Times: Transferwise Now Lets Users Make International Payments via Facebook Messenger

Transferwise, a leading cross-border money transfer service, has recently revealed that it has integrated its payments system with the Facebook Messenger. The integration will allow users to perform foreign exchange transactions over the widely-used chat service. While not a huge announcement it is more indicative… Read More

UK Digital Security Platform Smartlands Will Tokenize Own Equity. Offering to be Sold in the US via Broker Dealer

UK based Smartlands will be tokenizing its own equity selling a 3.5% equity stake in the platform, according to a note from the company. Smartlands is a digital security issuance platform that claimed earlier this year to have tokenized the first property investment in the… Read More

Smart Electric Bike Startup Cowboy Set to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Raise on Crowdcube

Cowboy, a Belgium-based smart electric bike startup, has announced plans to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube later this week. The funding round comes just after Cowboy secured 1 million investment from Index Ventures. Founded in 2017, Cowboy’s main mission is to improve “urban… Read More

An Industry in Transition: ThinCats Exits P2P Lending to Focus only on Institutional Money

Last week, P2P property lender Landbay announced it would no longer accept retail money as it moved away from the peer to peer lending model. Managing P2P investors is simply too costly for the amount of money raised. Over time, institutional money pushed out smaller… Read More

Catching Up: NatWest Adds More Features to Banking App

The race to compete with emerging Fintechs is compelling most all banks to up their game. This is good for the consumer. Better service and lower costs (hopefully). If traditional banks want to survive ongoing iterations and a willingness to change is vital. Today, NatWest… Read More

Overfunding: Online Giving Solution Givt has Now Raised Over €650,000 on Seedrs

Lelystad, Netherlands-based Givt, an online giving solution, has raised over €650,000 (appr. $718,000) from 205 investors via a crowdfunding campaign it launched in October 2019. At present, Givt’s campaign stands at around 108%. The crowdfunding is expected to last until the end of this year…. Read More

1854 Media Returns to Crowdcube; Now Seeking a Minimum of £300,000 in Funding

Less than two years after securing more than £400,000 through its previous Crowdcube campaign, 1854 Media, a digital media business, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of £300,000 in funding.  As previously reported, 1854 Media has been dedicated to photography… Read More

StorkCard, a Debit Card Provider, Introduces New Current Account Service to Help Parents “Baby-Proof” their Savings

StorkCard, a debit card service provider developed specifically for parents, has introduced a new service it calls “the world’s first” current account designed to assist parents in “baby-proofing” their savings. The joint account is referred to as “StorkCard Village.” The London-headquartered company will offer a… Read More

Digital Banking App Monese Is Now Offering Joint Accounts to Customers in the UK

Online banking app provider Monese is now offering joint accounts to clients in the UK and the European Economic Area. Customers that need a shared account to manage their finances will have the option to open new accounts with friends, their partners, and roommates and… Read More

CrowdProperty Reports that £20 Million has Been Returned to Investors with 100% Track Record of Capital & Interest Paid

Property investment platform CrowdProperty has topped £20,000,000 in capital returned during 5 years of lending, according to an email from the company. CrowdProperty states that since platform launch, approximately £55 million has been lent which has helped to finance over £130 million of property and… Read More

UK Distillery Nc’nean Seeks £1 Million Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Seedrs

Nc’nean, a UK-based independent distillery that is on a mission to drive sustainability and innovation in Scotch whiskey, is now seeking £1 million through its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. Started in 2017, Nc’nean, which comes from Neachneohain’​ the Queen of Spirits in Gaelic legend,… Read More

UK Business Lending Company B-North Is Now Seeking £1.75 Million Through Crowdcube Round

B-North, a UK-based business lending company, is now seeking £1,750,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company is now offering 10.94% in equity at a £14,247,942 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2018, B-North aims to change the face of business lending by aiming to… Read More

Landbay Exits P2P Lending as Institutional Money Takes Over

Yesterday in a blog post, Landbay founder and CEO John Goodall announced that his property crowdfunding platform will no longer serve as a peer to peer lender as institutional money has taken over. Landbay said that a UK bank will now handle the current retail… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Finalizes £8 Million Deal to Finance Share Repurchase of Security Plus, a Major Indepdent Volume Cash Carrier

UK’s OakNorth Bank, which is run by OakNorth, has finalized a deal worth £8 million (appr. $10.5 million) to finance a share repurchase for shareholders of Security Plus, Europe’s leading independent volume cash carrier. Established in 1977, Security Plus currently manages around 3,500 live contracts…. Read More

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