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Archax, BondEvalue to Deliver Solutions for Trading of Fractional Fixed Income Products

Archax and BondEvalue have announced a strategic partnership “to deliver digital solutions for the ownership, trading and custody of fractional fixed income products using blockchain technology.” Archax, which claims to be the “first” and only Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-regulated digital securities exchange, broker and custodian,… Read More

Liberis Secures an Additional £140M from Barclays, BCI Finance to Fund SMEs

Liberis, a global embedded business finance platform,  announced that they have secured £140m in financing from Barclays Bank PLC and BCI Finance in order “to help secure its global partner expansion and growth plans for the next two years.” This brings Liberis’ total funds raised… Read More

Vyne, BR-DGE Partner on “Account to Account Payments Platform”

BR-DGE , a merchants payments provider that aims to offer a simple and affordable “payment orchestration platform,” has announced a partnership with Vyne. Vyne uses Open Banking to enable account-to-account payments for online businesses. In a company statement, BR-DGE explained that the partnership with Vyne… Read More

UK’s Aviva plc Invests $10M in Female Innovators Lab Fund

Aviva, which claims to be one of the UK’s leading insurers, announced an investment of $10 million into the Anthemis Female Innovators Lab Fund. The fund was “founded in September 2019 and backs female entrepreneurs in the fintech industry across the UK, Europe, Canada and… Read More

Opinion: An Open Letter to Kwasi Kwarteng and Liz Truss

It’s Time for a Safe Pair of Hands – Before It’s Too Late The first thing that Kwasi Kwarteng did as Chancellor injected so much risk into the British economy that the investors he was seeking to attract had, quite predictably, the opposite reaction. Any… Read More

Young Adults Putting Lives “On Hold” in Cost of Living Crisis, Starling Bank Survey Reveals

Three quarters of young adults (76%) plan “to make major sacrifices or put life events on hold due to the cost of living crisis,” according to a survey by Starling Bank. The research, which questioned 2,000 UK adults, compared age groups and asked about stresses… Read More

Revolut Expands Crypto Offering, Launches Support for 29 Digital Tokens

Revolut, the global financial super app with more than 20 million customers worldwide,  announced that it has “expanded its crypto offering to launch 29 new tokens for US* users, via a new partnership with Apex Crypto.” Customers can now “buy and sell a total of… Read More

Funding Circle, Bayview Asset Management Announce Lending Partnership

Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), which claims to be the UK’s largest small business lending platform, and Bayview Asset Management, an investment management firm headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, announced a lending partnership that is “targeting the provision of £700m funding to small businesses over an 18… Read More

BoardClic, a Swedish SaaS B2B Platform for Mgmt Team Evaluations, Secures Funding

Swedish board evaluation platform BoardClic has raised €1.2 million “to boost next phase of international expansion.” BoardClic, a Swedish SaaS B2B platform for digital board and management team evaluations, has successfully acquired €1.2 million, according to an update shared with CI. The funding will be… Read More

London’s Playter to Offer Up to £1M Per Year in Funding to UK SMEs

London-based start-up Playter is taking the BNPL space “by storm,” as they announce an increase in the amount of funding SMEs can access through their growth platform, “reducing business owners’ burn rates, increasing runway, and freeing up capital.” Up until now, Playter could offer up… Read More

Online Investment Platform for Corporate Bonds – WiseAlpha, Announces Collaboration with Titan Wealth

WiseAlpha, a unique online investment platform providing individual investors with access to corporate bonds, has announced a partnership with Titan Wealth. WiseAlpha, based in the UK, enables fractional investments in corporate bonds. The platform holds a mission of democratizing the corporate bond market with its… Read More

London’s Weavr Updates Products with Apple Pay, Google Wallet Support for Embedded Cards

London-based Weavr announced an update that “adds a new level of convenience for cardholders to add their cards to Apple Pay and Google Wallet, improving digital security and card usage, and in turn fuelling transaction growth for embedded finance innovators.” The technology-first fintech has revealed… Read More

Dirty Money: UK Government Introduces Reforms to Pursue Money Laundering, Includes Crypto in the Mix

The UK government has introduced new legislation that is described as a move to counter those who abuse the UK’s open economy via money laundering or simply hiding ill-gotten gains. The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill is currently in Parliament, where it is scheduled… Read More

Bank of England Raises Rates by 50 bps, Biggest Hike in 33 Years

The Bank of England has raised interest rates by 50 basis points – the biggest leap in many years. The move by the BoE follows the US Federal Reserve’s anticipated 75 bps rate increase. The Bank of England said it maintains resolve to fight inflation… Read More

Digital Bank Zopa Partners with ClearScore in Move to Improve Financial Resilience for Users

Zopa, a leading digital bank, has partnered with credit marketplace ClearScore to improve users “financial resilience” as inflation rockets higher, diminishing the purchasing power of the population. Zopa notes that inflation is predicted to hit 13% with no end in sight for the financial pain…. Read More

The UK is Losing its Fintech Edge, Outlook Grim: Fintech Founders Summer Survey

The Fintech Founders Summer Survey is out and the results are a bit grim. According to the survey respondents, only 38% believe that the UK is currently the world leader in Fintech, tumbling from 56% just one year ago. The UK has long been recognized… Read More

UK Venture Capital Activity Hits New Low in August, Report Reveals

The UK happens to be the “top” European market and is also one of the key global markets for venture capital (VC) funding, according to an update from GlobalData. However, it has been “experiencing a subdued funding activity in the recent months with monthly VC… Read More

Investment Platform Lightyear Launches in 19 European Nations

Martin Sokk notes that being European, his co-founder Mihkel and him had a front row seat to “how difficult and expensive investing in global markets was.” Martin added that you “have the big banks and professional platforms — but then you’re faced with confusing interfaces… Read More

SmartSearch Executive Comments on Warrant for Arrest of TerraUSD Creator

As was reported this week, Do Kwon – the creator of TerraUSD and LUNA, has been subjected to a warrant for his arrest in South Korea. TerraUSD sought to be an algorithmic stablecoin tied to the US dollar but lost its dollar peg generating an… Read More

Fractional Investing Fintech Hedgehog Tops Funding Goal on Seedrs

Hedgehog, a fractional investing platform leveraging blockchain, is raising growth capital on Seedrs and has quickly topped its funding goal. According to the offering page, Hedgehog is seeking  £1 million in equity at a pre-money valuation of £20.4 million – representing about a 4.8% stake… Read More

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