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Digital Finance Provider LendInvest Recognized as BTL Lender of the Year

LendInvest, a property finance platform, has been recognized as the BTL [Buy to Let] Lender of the Year at the 2020 National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) awards for the second year in a row. The NACFB is the UK’s trade body for commercial… Read More

Challenger Bank FinecoBank Partners with Robeco to Offer Funds

Challenger bank FinecoBank has expanded its investment offerings once again with a series of funds from Robeco. Account holders will now have access to Robeco’s range of investment products, including a number of products focused in the sustainable sector. FinecoBank says more partnerships are in… Read More

Clean Energy Ownership Platform Ripple Launches New Seedrs Round; Quickly Nearing £350,000 Funding Target

UK-based renewable energy platform Ripple has made its return to equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs less than six months after raising £331,220 through its recently closed funding round. The company previously raised £859,787 on Seedrs as well.  As previously reported, Ripple was founded in 2017 and its… Read More

German Insurtech Getsafe Teams Up with GoCompare as it Prepares to Firmly Establish Operations in the UK

Germany-based digital insurance firm Getsafe has teamed up with GoCompare as it prepares to firmly establish its presence in the UK markets. Getsafe launched operations in the UK in February 2020 and it’s now planning to make app-based insurance services more accessible to UK residents…. Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

Payments Platform Stripe Is Reportedly Planning to Raise Additional Funds to Reach $70-$100 Billion Valuation

Fintech firm Stripe is reportedly planning an investment round so that its payment platform and business can be valued significantly higher than the $36 billion valuation it received during its last funding round. According to Bloomberg (which cited sources familiar with the matter), Stripe could… Read More

TransferWise Customers in Indonesia Can Now Send Remittance Payments to 80 Different Countries

Fintech firm TransferWise recently announced that Indonesians and ex-pat workers will now be able to send money from Indonesia to 80 different countries, which includes Australia, Singapore, Japan, US, UK, China (Alipay) — and across Europe as well. TransferWise users are now able to send… Read More

International Money Transfer Service TransferGo Scores €5 Million Investment from Silicon Valley Bank

  UK-based international money transfer platform TransferGo has reportedly secured €5 million investment from Silicon Valley Bank. The new investment comes less than six months after TransferGo raised $10 million through its latest investment round. As previously reported, TransferGo claimed last year to be the first remittance… Read More

Overfunding: UK Fintech Paysme Quickly Secures £250,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Paysme, a UK-based fintech mobile app, has successfully secured its initial £250,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2018, Paysme describes itself as a super app delivering financial services to underserved small business communities to accelerate their transition to the digital… Read More

Revolut Offers One Bitcoin Give Away Promotion for Black Friday

Digital bank Revolut has announced that it will hand over one Bitcoin, worth around £14,333 right now, as part of a “Black Friday Crypto competition.” The promotion is only available for UK customers. Revolut users just need to set up a Crypto Recurring Buy worth at… Read More

On Final Day of Securities Offering, Mintos Tops £7 Million on Crowdcube

Peer to peer lending marketplace Mintos has surpassed £7 million on Crowdcube on the final day of the securities offering. The Mintos security offering should be one of the largest offerings on Crowdcube for 2020. Mintos is raising equity capital at a pre-money valuation of… Read More

Open Banking: SaaS Provider Konsentus Launches Open Banking Hub

Saas provider Konsentus has announced the launch of its Open Banking Hub (OB Hub), a cloud based service that offers clients a global open banking solution. According to Konsentus, the OB Hub is designed to remove the complexity involved in setting up a central and… Read More

CrowdProperty CEO Mike Bristow Says there’s Likely to be An Increase in Activity in UK’s Property Market

Mike Bristow, CEO at CrowdProperty, a property investment platform, says that there’s likely to be a significant increase in overall activity in the UK’s property market. Bristow believes that the surge in transactions should come toward the end of the stamp duty holiday. Bristow’s comments… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Unicorn Revolut to Expand Global Operations by Hiring Senior Execs in Singapore

  Prominent digital bank Revolut is reportedly planning to hire several senior management professionals in Singapore. The UK-headquartered Fintech Unicorn noted that it’s looking to recruit senior-level executives for managing its operations in the city-state. As first reported by Tech in Asia, Revolut also plans… Read More

Crypto Fund of Funds YRD Capital Reports Record Profit

YRD Capital, a company that claims to offer the world’s first Fund of Funds (FoF) incorporating quantitative trading in crypto assets, is reporting over a 20% net return to its investors during the past three years that the fund has been in operation. YRD says… Read More

UK Fintechs Can Establish Stronger Market Presence if they Adopt Better Open Banking Policies, According to Ian Liddell-Grainger

Ian Liddell-Grainger, who’s Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Open Banking and Payments in the UK, notes that Britain’s financial technology industry has been expanding rapidly with emerging Fintechs such as Monzo, Starling, Revolut and TransferWise. Ian points out that these companies are turning… Read More

HM Treasury Says it’s the Responsibility of Lenders, Not the Government, to Recover Debts Under COVID-related Loan Schemes

The HM Treasury has stated that it’s ultimately the responsibility of lenders, and not necessarily the nation’s government, to recover debts under the different COVID-19 loan schemes and packages. The UK government’s four main business support schemes, which includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

UK-Based AI Fintech FinChatBot Secures £1.2 Million Through Latest Investment Round

FinChatBot, a creator of conversational AI solutions for the financial services industry, recently annonced it attracted £1.2 million from Saviu Ventures,  Compass Venture Capital, and Kalon Venture Partners. FinChatBot reported that both Compass Venture Capital and Kalon Venture Partners are solidifying their positions, having previously… Read More

LendInvest Reducts BLT Rates

Proptech LendInvest has announced rate reductions for buy to let (BTL) loans and a new five year fixed product. LendInvest states that it has reduced rates across its two year fixed rate products. It’s 70% LTV two year fixed rate will now be available at… Read More

BBVA Develops Global Commercial Cards to Allow Companies to Have Greater Control of Employees’ Use of Commercial Cards

BBVA announced on Monday it has developed Global Commercial Cards, a solution that allows companies to have greater control of employees’ use of commercial cards simplifying the processes of expense submission and approval. “The new solution tailors to the needs of all types of companies,… Read More

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