Tagged: uk

BNPL Fintech Affirm Selected By Brittain Resorts & Hotels as Pay Over Time Partner

Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM), the payment network that empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth, today announced a partnership with full-service hospitality management company Brittain Resorts & Hotels. Now, approved hotel guests can book accommodations “at more than 15 hotels and resorts and pay over time… Read More

London’s BVNK Enhances Stablecoin Liquidity Operations by Leveraging Talos’ Trading Tech

BVNK, a London-based firm focused on payments innovation, enhanced its stablecoin liquidity operations by leveraging Talos’ advanced trading technology and extensive partner network. This collaboration has added new liquidity providers “at significantly reduced integration times, resulting in a nearly two-fold increase in trading volumes –… Read More

UK Finance Releases Review Exploring Trends Across Spending, Saving, Borrowing

UK Finance released its latest Household Finance Review for Q1 2024, exploring trends across household, spending, saving, and borrowing. Mortgage borrowing in Q1 was down “compared with the same period the year before, despite growth in mortgage applications at the end of 2023.” Consumer spending… Read More

Early Crowdfunding Investors in Monzo See 28X Return

The securities crowdfunding industry needs to do a better job of highlighting successes for investors as well as embracing the failures. Entrepreneurship generates enormous benefits for society, but investors backing these early-stage firms are taking on a lot of risk. Most startups fail, and some… Read More

MoonPay Users in 24 EU Member States and the UK May Acquire Crypto via PayPal

MoonPay is pleased to announce that PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is now live to users across the European Union and United Kingdom, following a successful launch in the United States last month. MoonPay users in 24 EU member states and the UK can “now buy cryptocurrency… Read More

UK Markets Survey: Broad-based Increase in Business Activity Reported Across Major Regions

Latest Regional PMI survey data from NatWest showed a broad-based increase in business activity across the UK in May, with growth being recorded simultaneously in “all 12 nations and regions monitored for the first time in more than a year.” At the same, there was… Read More

UK’s ClearBank Explains How it Facilitates Storage and Movement of GBP Funds for Coinbase Clients

ClearBank explains that cost-effective access to Faster Payments System (FPS) is offering all the advantages of the UK’s faster payments infrastructure to UK resident customers, without incurring the “costs of being a direct scheme member.” According to ClearBank, there has been significant growth in UK… Read More

SyndicateRoom Reports Access EIS Fund Growth of 44% for 2020 Vintage

SyndicateRoom, a platform that began life as a single issuer investment platform, has shared insight into its Access EIS Fund performance. The Access EIS Fund is available to smaller investors and aims to generate a return of £3.50 for each £1 invested. The diversified fund… Read More

UK Jobs Report: Delayed Decision-Making, Lack of Demand Impact Recruitment Efforts

The KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global, pointed to another reduction in permanent placements made by UK recruitment consultants in May. Delayed decision making and a lack of demand “amongst companies were reported to have weighed on recruitment activity.”… Read More

Digital Bank: UK’s Starling Group Reports Profitability as Revenue Rises by 50.6%

Starling Group has released consolidated results for Starling Bank, Engine by Starling, and Fleet Mortgages for the year ending 31 March 2024. The results show a third year of profitability for Starling Group, “driven by strong growth in revenue, deposits, active customers and customer transactions…. Read More

UK’s NatWest Launches Cora+, the Generative AI Update to Bank’s Digital Services

NatWest is announcing the launch of Cora+, an upgrade to its digital assistant, Cora, developed in collaboration with IBM. NatWest is to introduce the new version of Cora during London Tech Week and will “be one the first banks in the UK to deploy generative… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Tandem Reports Second Year of Profitability

Tandem Bank reveals that it has delivered a second year of profitability as increasing numbers of mainstream consumers choose the Bank to help reduce their carbon footprint while saving money. Tandem’s savings products are described as “a smart and secure home for savers’ money.” They… Read More

UK Payment Systems Regulator Appoints Interim MD, Payments Association Calls for Immediate Changes in Strategy

Last week, Chris Hemsley announced his exit as Managing Director of the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR). Replacing Hemsley is Interim Managing Director David Geale, who takes over today (June 10th). The PSR said that Hemsley was leaving the agency to become a director with Fingleton,… Read More

Revolut Introduces Wealth Protection to Prevent Unauthorized Access to Client Savings

Revolut, the global fintech with over 8 million UK customers and 40 million globally, is  introducing Wealth Protection, which is described as an extra layer of in-app identity verification, designed to prevent thieves from accessing customer savings within the Revolut app. Wealth Protection will help… Read More

UK’s CapitalRise Appoints Stuart Peel to Board of Directors

UK’s prime property finance firm CapitalRise has reportedly appointed Stuart Peel to its board of directors. Peel, who has been with CapitalRise since July of 2020, will also retain his present role as finance director of the firm. Before joining CapitalRise, Peel had spent several… Read More

NCR Atleos Corp Deploys Multi-Bank Deposit ATMs Across the United Kingdom

NCR Atleos Corporation (NYSE: NATL), a firm focused on expanding self-service financial access for financial institutions, retailers and consumers, announced it has deployed its first multi-bank deposit ATMs in the UK. Deposit-taking ATMs are vital “for cash-reliant UK consumers.” Atleos is initially deploying deposit-taking ATMs… Read More

UK’s NatWest Group Research: Consumers Are Spending More Frequently But Also More Selectively

Customers are prioritizing spending on entertainment while cutting back on home decorating, new data from UK’s NatWest Group has revealed. The latest debit card spending data from NatWest, “comprising the anonymized transactions of almost 10 million customers, shows recreation spending increased 10% (10.21%) in April… Read More

Seedrs Enabled Over £13 million in Investment Activity During May

Seedrs, part of Republic, says it enabled £13 million in the month of May. This is a significant increase compared to the month of April, when £6.5 million was funded. Seedrs separates its activity between primary offerings and secondary transactions as it marketplace for private… Read More

UK Fintech Curve Announces New US CEO

Curve, a digital wallet that aims to challenge entrenched incumbents, has selected Nancy Yaffa as its new CEO for the United States. Based in the UK, Curve operates in 31 different markets, including the UK and European Economic Area countries. Curve’s offering allows users to… Read More

UK’s Nucleus Financial Research: Adults Believe State Pensions Won’t Exist When They Retire

Nucleus Financial Platforms Group, one of the UK’s independent, adviser platform groups, has released new research revealing that 71% of UK adults believe the state pension will not exist or will be less generous when they retire. With a general election set for 4 July,… Read More