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Funding Options Receives £5 Million Investment from Global Bank ING, Will Expand Internationally

Funding Options, a UK Fintech that provides a “supermarket” of financing options for SMEs, has received a £5 million investment from ING Ventures – the VC arm of the global bank. The additional capital is expected to be used for Funding Options to expand its… Read More

Turbocharging Digital Content Creation With Blockchain Technology

The advent of the internet has, without a doubt, forever changed the face of digital content, whether it’s movies, music, eBooks or games. Providing creators with a radical new way to instantly publish content and have it reach huge audiences globally is a vast improvement… Read More

Mayor of London Announces Winners of the UKBAA Awards

The Mayor of London, as part of the London C0-Investment Fund (LCIF), has announced the winners of the UKBAA Awards for 2018. In its 12th year, the UKBAA Awards celebrates the achievements of some of the most innovative and disruptive businesses across the United Kingdom. The… Read More

BlockEx Throws Support Behind UK Treasury Committee Suggestions for Regulated Crypto-Asset Market

UK blockchain startup BlockEx has formerly thrown its support behind some of the recommendations pitched by the UK Parliament Treasury Committee that issued a pointed report pertaining to cryptocurrencies this week. BlockEx is a digital asset exchange and also a participant in the Financial Conduct… Read More

Humaniq Announces 24 Country Expansion

UK-based fintech Humaniq announced on Thursday it has launched the Humaniq App with full functionality, both wallet and crypto emissions, in an additional 24 countries. According to Humaniq,  the launch, which is from Asia to Latin America, takes the total list of nations Humaniq App operates… Read More

UK Online Platform Primary Bid Secures £2 Million to Accelerate Pan-European Expansion

PrimaryBid, a UK-based online platform that enables retail investors to gain access to discounted equity offerings of publicly listed companies, announced on Thursday it completed a £2 million investment round led by funds managed by Lombard Odier, family offices and a series of angel investors. The… Read More

Former Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to Advise Blockchain Startup DADI

UK based blockchain startup DADI (or Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet) has appointed David Wilde to its board of advisors. Wilde has previously held multiple leadership positions for large councils including Essex, Westminster City and Waltham Forest – and was CIO for the Office… Read More

New York State Department of Financial Services & BitLicense Slammed in UK Crypto Report

A Parliamentary Treasury Committee has published an extensive report on the regulatory environment pertaining to cryptocurrency in the UK. As part of the report, a good amount of ink was dedicated to the global regulatory approach regarding blockchain based digital assets. One regulatory entity received… Read More

UK Parliament Treasury Committee: Need for Cryptocurrency Sector Regulation “A Matter of Urgency”

The UK can no longer rely on “feeble” warnings to consumers from its securities regulator and should swiftly extend existing legislation to govern the cryptocurrency and digital asset sector in country, says a Parliament Treasury Committee established in February to examine the matter. After doing its… Read More

CrowdProperty Joins UK Peer to Peer Finance Association

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA), the self regulatory group for the peer to peer lending industry, has added a new member: CrowdProperty. The P2PFA represents the most prestigious online lenders in the UK as well as the majority of online lending volume…. Read More

Overfunding: Crowdstacker Surpasses £800,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Seedrs

Just days before its latest Seedrs funding round is set to close, Crowdstacker, a UK-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has successfully secured its initial 800,000 funding target from nearly 350 investors. As previously reported, Crowdstacker was founded in 2014 and describes itself as an award-winning FCA regulated online… Read More

Money Transfer Fintech WorldRemit Integrates with WhatsApp

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, has integrated with WhatsApp – one of the most popular messaging services in the world. WorldRemit says that customers in over 145 countries may now receive WhatsApp notifications about their money transfers in real… Read More

Update: Andersen EV to Complete Crowdcube Round With More Than £500,000 in Funding

Andersen EV, a UK-based electronic vehicle charge point brand, is now set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £500,000 in funding from nearly 750 investors. The funding round was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £200,000 funding target. As previously… Read More

Sweetbridge Alliance Network Adds Blockchain based InstaSupply Invoice Financing to List of Options

Sweetbridge Alliance Network has added InstaSupply, a financing supply chain provicer for mid-sized businesses using blockchain, to its Network and named it an official reseller of Sweetbridge protocol technologies. Sweetbridge says that through this collaboration their liquidity protocol will provide low-cost access to capital for… Read More

Seedrs Adds to Board of Directors with the Appointment of Ian McCaig & Mark Brooker

Seedrs, a UK based online investment platform, has added two new non executive directors to its board. Ian McCaig, former CEO of First Utility and LastMinute, and Mark Brooker, former COO of Betfair and Trainline, have been enlisted to help guide the growing Fintech. Seedrs… Read More

Leading UK Online Property Finance Platform LendInvest Raises $39.5 Million

LendInvest, a leading online property finance platform, has closed on a $39.5 million Series C funding round that is comprised of both debt and equity. The funding has been in process throughout the summer and is viewed as positioning the UK based company for an… Read More

Update: MacRebur Surpasses £2 Million Through Latest Seedrs Round

Just a few weeks after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based company that uses waste plastics to create strong, longer-lasting roads, MacRebur, has raised more than £2 million from over 1,200 backers. The round originally sought to raise £1.5 million and quickly secured the… Read More

Overfunding: Healthy Snack Brand Emily Crisps Surpasses 1 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based healthy snack brand Emily Crisps has successfully secured its initial £1 million funding target from nearly 240 investors. As previously reported, Emily Crisps was founded in 2013 by Emily Wong and Ale Ascani with a mission to change… Read More

Fintech Scotland Names Prudential UK As New Strategic Partner

FinTech Scotland announced on Thursday that it has named Prudential UK its new strategic partner. According to the fintech organization, the strategic partnership reflects Prudential UK’s strong ongoing commitment to playing a lead role in the digitalization of financial services in Scotland and across the UK. … Read More

ShareIn Reports Strong Demand for Products & Services

Edinburgh based Fintech ShareIn says it is experiencing a period of rapid growth having increased staff to a team of 24, a 100% increase over the last 12 months. The online investment software and compliance company has recently moved into the largest office in Codebase… Read More

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