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Laleta Buctkuar from Assetz Capital Explains that Their Pricing Is Driven by Loan-to-Value, Not Security Type, Size, Location

Laleta Buctkuar notes that she recently joined UK’s Assetz Capital in June of this year, “specifically to focus on bridging products and distribution.” Laleta shared that she began working in financial services more than 20 years ago. Laleta also noted that she had a part-time… Read More

Rnwl, a Platform Aiming to Disrupt Buying and Managing Insurance Process, Secures £276K+ via Seedrs

Rnwl, a platform planning to transform/improve the current buying and managing insurance process, has secured 184% (£276,448) of its £150,002 target from 304 investors (at the time of writing) with 23 days left in its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs. Located in Cambridge, United… Read More

Boring Money, a Fintech Helping Consumers Find Investment Products, Secures £2.2M via Crowdcube

Boring Money, a company that helped 1 million consumers find the appropriate investment products and advice, has raised 124% (£2,237,469) of its £1,800,000 target from 671 investors (at the time of writing) with 2 days left in its crowdfunding campaign via Crowdcube. The company reports… Read More

UK Investors Underweight Venture Capital: Hardman & Co.

The UK research firm Hardman & Co. has distributed a white paper that says investors are underweight venture capital. The research was published with the support of SyndicateRoom, Deepbridge, One Four Nine, and Nova Growth  Capital. Once a securities crowdfunding platform, SyndicateRoom now offers a… Read More

Challenger Bank North Announces Head of Savings as it Gears Up for Full Launch

Bank North, a challenger bank that is digital-first with a unique strategy with physical operations, has hired Louise Halliwell as Head of Savings. Bank North recently completed a Series A funding round after receiving a Banking License (AWR (Authorised with Restrictions)) approved by the Financial Conduct… Read More

Paysend Adds Former Mastercard Europe Executive to Board

Paysend, a global payments Fintech, has selected former President Mastercard Europe, Javier Perez, to its Board of Directors. Paysend states that Perez will have an active role in its future business strategy, working closely with the company’s senior management team to drive further global expansion. Perez… Read More

Survey by UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that Most Consumers Trust Brands that Invest in Customer-Friendly Payments Processes

The ability to establish and maintain trust with clients is the foundation of “every successful business,” according to UK-based Fintech Modulr. And, while customer trust might be one of the more “intangible” corporate assets, it’s one that can be “felt keenly on the bottom line,”… Read More

UK based Thought Machine Finalizes $200M Series C Round at $1B+ Valuation

Cloud-native core banking solution provider, Thought Machine, has reportedly reached Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion+) following a $200 million Series C round that was joined by the investment divisions of some of its major banking clients, such as JPMorgan Chase, ING and Standard Chartered…. Read More

Fintech Klarna Reports Significant Losses, while Demand for BNPL Products Continues to Surge

Sweden’s Fintech Unicorn Klarna has seen its losses increase significantly during the first 9 months of this year, as costs surged considerably amid growing demand for flexible payment options like Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services. The Stockholm-headquartered company is reporting a pre-tax loss of… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Reveals that 25% of SMEs Report Prices Doubling in Past 6 Months, Some Costs Passed on to Clients

The Christmas buying season is currently underway for many of your company’s business customers, the MarketFinance team notes. UK-based MarketFinance, an established online lender that recently raised £280 million in debt and equity and was approved for flex loans, writes in a blog post that… Read More

Future Planet Capital Acquires £2.7M+ from 412 Investors via Seedrs

Future Planet Capital, an impact-led, global VC company launched to invest in high-growth firms the world’s leading universities and research centers, has raised 111% (£2,777,247) of its  £2,500,065 target from 412 investors (at the time of writing) via Seedrs with 24 days left in its… Read More

British Patient Capital CEO Says UK Venture Capital is Notable Success in the Time of COVID

  Judith Hartley, CEO of British Patient Capital, says the performance of UK venture capital is a notable success story during a challenging period for businesses across the world British Patient Capital is a wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the UK government’s… Read More

Starling Bank Reports that 43% of UK’s Small Businesses Say their Performance Is Back to Pre-COVID Levels

UK-based digital bank Starling reveals that two-fifths of small businesses (43%) report that their performance is back to pre-COVID levels, with almost a third (30%) “stating they are performing better than they were in February 2020.” The research from Enterprise Nation and Starling Bank reveals… Read More

Overfunding: ID Finance, a Fast-Growing Fintech in Spain and Mexico, Secures €1M+ from 459 Investors via Crowdcube

ID Finance, which claims to be one of the fastest-growing Fintechs in Spain and Mexico, has raised 106% (€1,062,883) of its €1M fundraising target from 459 investors (at the time of writing) via Crowdcube with 3 days left in its crowdfunding campaign. After a record-setting… Read More

UK’s easyMoney Reveals that A Third of Women Don’t Invest Because they Don’t Know Enough About It: Survey

First came the gender pay gap, and now all eyes seem to be on the investment gap – and this time it’s bigger (a lot bigger), according to an update from easyMoney. UK’s easyMoney, the investment platform from Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easy family of brands… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Introduces Pay Later and Flexible Payments Options with Monzo Flex

UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that since bringing clients a better way to pay later with their new product, Monzo Flex, they have seen significant demand from customers asking to be among the first to use it. Monzo is now inviting people who’ve asked for… Read More

UK based Digital Bank Revolut Acquires Nobly ePOS Business to Expand Operations into Hospitality Sector

Revolut has announced the acquisition of “highly rated” ePOS software provider Nobly POS in order to expand its product offering to serve the restaurant and hospitality sectors. Established in 2013, Nobly has created an extensive ePOS system for the restaurant and hospitality industry enabling hospitality… Read More

Digital Receipts Fintech Flux Unveils Cashback Offers Marketing for Small Businesses

Flux is now providing a simple sign-up process, which reportedly enables retailers to join the platform within minutes and introduce offers quickly- thus making it a lot easier for retailers to enhance their brand and increase their sales. Developed for SMBs, Flux Offers is a… Read More

UK’s Business Financial Platform Tide to Leverage Open Banking to Enhance Services

Tide, the UK’s leading business financial platform serving over 375,000 SMEs – nearly 7% of the market, has revealed that it will allow SMEs to connect their existing business accounts, “held at other institutions, to its platform using Open Banking.” In the first such move… Read More

Bank North Looks to Raise £1 Million on GrowthFunders

Bank North, previously operating as B-North, is looking to raise £1 million in growth capital on GrowthFunders. UK-based Bank North was granted a banking license (Authorised with Restrictions or ‘AWR’) by the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) this past August. Around the same time, the… Read More

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