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Investment Platform For Equitable Development Projects Blueprints Launches Crowdcube Round to Raise £950,000 in Funding

Blueprints, a UK-based investment platform for equitable development projects, is now seeking £950,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2016, Blueprints’ mission is to empower the growth of developing regions by providing citizens globally with the tools to build equitable societies in a… Read More

UK Digital Platform WorldLabs Now Seeking £400,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

WorldLabs, a UK-based digital platform that connects innovators around the world, is now seeking 400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Launched in mid-2018, WorldLabs revealed that thousands of innovators have already joined its platform to apply for funding contests along with connecting with other… Read More

Challenger Bank Tandem Reports Topping 500,000 Customers, Plans Expansion

Tandem Bank, a digital-first challenger bank, has announced a milestone of 500,000+ customers.  Tandem CEO, Ricky Knox, called 2018 a transformative year for the bank with a number of major product launches, investment, and incredible growth. “We’re ready for more of the same in 2019,” said… Read More

Alternative Small Business Finance Provider Capify Receives £75 Million Credit Facility From Goldman Sachs

Capify, a UK-based alternative small business financing provider, announced on Thursday it received a £75 million credit facility from Goldman Sachs Private Capital to support its future growth plans and provide working capital to thousands of Australian and British small businesses. Launched in 2008, Capify describes itself… Read More

Digital Bank Marcus Now Has $35 Billion in Deposits. “Our Plan Has Always Been to Build a Platform”

Digital only bank Marcus continues to gain traction in both the US and the UK. During the Q4 earnings call by Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) yesterday, the management team shared some additional insight into the Fintech’s growth. Goldman, by the way, reported blowout numbers which… Read More

RateSetter Milestone: Online Lender Surpasses £3 Billion in Lending

UK based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter announced on Tuesday it has surpassed £3 billion in online lending. RateSetter reported that the milestone follows a successful year, with the lender originating more than £700 million of new lending and active loans under management grew to £820 million…. Read More

Property Partner Receives First Multilateral Trading Facility License, Reports Over £30 Million in Equity Traded on its Secondary Marketplace

Liquidity is a frequently discussed topic regarding both un-listed early stage firms and other traditionally illiquid assets. Property Partner, a real estate crowdfunding platform, appears to have provided an effective solution for individuals investing in property assets on their platform. Property Partner is reporting that as… Read More

UK Payment Terminal & Service Provider Yello Announces New Y7 Terminal Receives Industry Approvals/Certifications

UK-based payment terminal and payment services provider Yello announced on Monday its new Y7 terminal has received all industry approvals and certifications and is now ready for market. The company reported that the tablet-sized terminal removes long-established in-store pain barriers and represents a new generation of customer… Read More

Tide Collaborates With ClearBank to Transform UK SME Banking Market

Tide, a UK-based SME challenger banking, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with ClearBank to help transform the UK SME banking market. Tide reported that through its support, ClearBank has applied for a grant from Pool A of the Capability and Innovation Fund… Read More

Renovagen Launches New Crowdcube Round to Raise £350,000

Less than three years after securing £985,840 through its second Crowdcube round, UK-based commercial-scale portable solar power systems startup, Renovagen, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £350,000. Renovagen reported it has developed and manufactured portable solar power systems for disaster response, military, and remote commercial operations… Read More

UK’s Love Lane Brewing Now Seeking £900,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Love Lane Brewing, a UK-based brewing company, is now seeking £900,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company, which was founded in 2017, consists of a Bar & Kitchen, a Brewery, and a Gin Distillery. Its core beers are Love Lane Pale Ale and… Read More

Fineqia Partners with Nivaura on Tokenized Bond Issuance in the UK

Fineqia (CSE: FNQ) (OTC: FNQQF) (Frankfurt: FNQA) is reporting a new partnership with Nivaura, according to a release by the company. The partnership will “perform a fully automated tokenized bond issuance and administration, registered and cleared on a public Ethereum blockchain, to conduct its test for issuing… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Asian Development Bank Institute, and FinTechSpace Launch ASEAN Fintech Industry Survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School,  Asian Development Bank Institute and FinTechSpace have formed a partnership to launch the ASEAN Fintech Industry Survey – the first study of its kind. According to CCAF, the research will focus… Read More

What to Expect in Fintech for 2019

Fintech Predictions for 2019. Financial innovation continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Startups launch and shutdown with regularity. Traditional financial firms experiment and partner with more agile firms. It’s all about the digitization of finance where services are ubiquitous and instantaneous – all available… Read More

UK Insurer Kingsbridge Acquires Insurtech Startup Dinghy

Dinghy, a UK-based insurtech platform specifically for freelancers, has been acquired from UK insurer Kingsbridge. This news comes just one year after Dinghy secured $1.2 million during its seed funding round led by Balderton Capital. As previously reported, Dinghy was founded in 2017 by co-founders Ben Wilks, Robert… Read More

Monzo Looks Back on 2018 Successes & Announces 2019 Goals

Just days after ringing in the new year, UK challenger bank Monzo took a look back at all of its successes throughout 2018. The fintech unicorn hit various milestones throughout the past twelve months, including quickly securing £20 million through its most recent crowdfunding round and… Read More

Peer to Peer Property Lender Kuflink Adds Underwriter Following “Huge Spike”

Kuflink, a peer to peer property lender for short term finance, has expanded its lending team following increasing platform activity. “Following the launch of our quick bridge product at the tail end of 2018, we’ve seen a huge spike in uptake from new brokers as… Read More

Eat Square & Dandy on Seedrs: Because It’s Lunchtime Somewhere

It’s time to eat somewhere… and Seedrs has some live campaigns that will make readers stomach’s growl with hunger! Take Dandy and Seedrs’ alum Eat Square pies… In 2017, after crowdfunding £40,000 on its first Seedrs raise, Eat Square’s reportedly turnover has more than doubled in 2018…. Read More

OTC Markets Goes Global. Opens Office in London

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), has made a strategic move to expand its global reach by opening up an office in London. In a release, OTC Markets described the move as “part of a broader strategy to meet the needs of European issuers looking for… Read More

Crowdcube Reports “Record” Numbers for 2018 as Q4 is “Most Successful Quarter Ever”

UK based crowdfunding platform Crowdcube says it has had its best year ever when measured by multiple metrics. Additionally, Q4 was said to be the most successful quarter in the history of the platform. According to Crowdcube, revenue during 2018 jumped 50% to £6 million… Read More

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