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UK based P2P Investment Platform Kuflink Introduces New Features to Enhance Customer Experience

UK-based Kuflink, a platform that connects borrowers with lenders, by providing a steady flow of accessible finance and competitive interest rates, reveals that new features have been added for September 2021. The Kuflink technology team continued to work to bring updated features for September 2021… Read More

After Revolut, UK’s Digital Bank Monzo May Be Entering Fast-Growing Buy Now Pay Later Market

UK-based digital banking platform Monzo, which is under investigation for possible money laundering activity and posted £130m in losses, is reportedly planning to enter the fast-evolving Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector. As first reported by the Evening Standard, two different sources noted that the virtual… Read More

Women Returners and Innovate Finance Establish Cross-Company Return Program for Fintech Professionals

Women Returners and Innovate Finance have teamed up to establish a cross-company returner program, which aims to encourage professionals to try re-entering the Fintech industry after long-term or extended career breaks. UK’s digital bank Starling, Fintech Unicorn Klarna and PrimaryBid will reportedly take part in… Read More

Koyo Secures Funding to Offer Reliable Credit Solutions to UK Consumers

Koyo has finalized a Series A round that was led by Force Over Mass along with contributions from existing investors Forward Partners, Frontline Ventures and Seedcamp. New investors in Koyo’s latest investment round include Force Over Mass, Matt Robinson (founder at GoCardless, founder at Nested)… Read More

Change at the Top: Funding Circle Founder Samir Desai Steps Aside as Lisa Jacobs to Become CEO

Lisa Jacobs, Managing Director of Funding Circle UK  (LSE: FCH)  will succeed Samir Desai CBE as Chief Executive Officer beginning January 1st, 2022. The news was revealed today alongside Funding Circle’s financial results. Jacobs joined Funding Circle in September 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior… Read More

Proptech Homeppl Raises $1.4 Million, Valued at $13.5 Million

Homeppl, a UK-based Proptech, has raised $1.4 million in funding round at a post-money valuation $13.5 million. This most recent funding brings total seed capital to over $5 million. Homeppl combines anti-fraud technology with Open Banking data to protect landlords from tenant fraud, and ensure… Read More

Marshmallow Becomes Insurtech Unicorn Raising $85 Million at $1.25 Billion Valuation

Marshmallow, an Insurtech that provides a digital path for auto insurance, has raised $85 million at a $1.25 billion valuation thus vaunting it into Unicorn status. In the past 12 months, Marshmallow has raised $100 million. In a blog post, the UK-based firm said it… Read More

Billon Selected for European Blockchain Services Infrastructure Project

Billon has announced that it is one of 7 selected blockchain providers that will be part of the European Union’s European Blockchain Services Infrastructure project (EBSI). The selection is a sign of validation for the blockchain firm. Yesterday, it was announced that IOTA had been… Read More

Greengage Global Holding Ltd, a UK Registered Firm, Receives Additional Institutional Investment

Greengage Global Holding Ltd, a UK registered firm, which intends to serve as the very first digital merchant bank through its wholly owned Gibraltar subsidiary, Greengage & Co. Ltd, reveals that it has acquired another institutional investment, along with its £2.5 million investment from IOVLabs…. Read More

Checkout.com and JCB to Extend Partnership, as First Payment Services to Bring J/Secure 2.0 to the UK

JCB International Co., Ltd., the global operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Checkout.com, the international payments processing platform, revealed that they’ve extended their partnership with the introduction of J/Secure 2.0 which is “compliant with EMV 3-D Secure (EMV 3DS) to Checkout.com’s merchants in the… Read More

Oxane Partners, A Tech-Driven Services Provider to Private Markets, Signs Up New Clients

Oxane Partners, a tech-driven services provider to private markets, reveals that it has signed up two more clients, AllianceBernstein and Edmond de Rothschild REIM, for its Loan Servicing 2.0 offering. As mentioned in the announcement, lenders across the United Kingdom and Europe have signed up… Read More

Over €7B in Loans Now Funded via European P2P Lender Mintos

European P2P lender Mintos reveals that it has reached another key milestone with EUR 7 billion of loans now funded via its platform. The Mintos team writes in a blog post, dated September 6, 2021, that it’s been a year of milestones for them, and… Read More

Open Banking Survey: Many UK Business Leaders Don’t Understand How Financial Data-Sharing Method Works

Ecommpay, an established payments service provider and card acquirer, recently shared updated data in its whitepaper, “Beyond the pandemic: The outlook for Open Banking.” Important findings highlighted in the whitepaper reveal that nearly half (48%) of consumers responding to a survey said they are a… Read More

Debt Collection Is Becoming a Serious Problem for BNPL Consumers: Report

One in 10 or around 10% of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) shoppers have been contacted by debt collection agencies, and this figure increases to one in eight for younger consumers, according to Citizens Advice. The Citizens Advice charity has shared research findings which reveal… Read More

UK based Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Appoints Mariko Beising as Head of Payments Partnerships

TrueLayer, which is one of Europe’s leading Open Banking platforms, reveals that Mariko Beising has been appointed as the firm’s Head of Payment Partnerships, bringing around 10 years of professional experience, most recently at Fintech company Klarna where she was responsible for forming partnerships with… Read More

UK’s Pension Dashboard Program Appoints Capgemini to Offer Central Technical Architecture

The Pensions Dashboards Program (PDP) has reportedly appointed Capgemini to provide its central technical architecture, ending the initiative’s first phase. As reported by Pensions Age, the selection of Capgemini was made after an extensive engagement period, with the pensions industry and suppliers, which PDP said… Read More

Embedded Finance Fintech Railsbank Hires Wise MD Stuart Gregory as Chief Product Officer

Embedded finance platform Railsbank has reportedly hired Stuart Gregory to serve as the company’s Chief Product Officer. Stuart had joined Wise and was MD of Wise Business and Wise Platform. During the past few years, he has helped with developing, deploying and strategically expanding business… Read More

Nucleus Commercial Finance Approved to Offer Recovery Loan Scheme

Nucleus Commercial Finance, has received approval to offer the Recover Loan Scheme (RLS), a government program designed to support businesses that have struggled during the COVID health crisis. Nucleas previously offered lending under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), lending £438 million in 2020… Read More

FCA Chair Discusses Crypto Scams, Digital Asset Regulation

In a speech delivered at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, FCA and PSR Chair Charles Randall discussed some hot topics in the financial services sector – fraud and scams. More specifically, crypto scams and the regulation of digital assets or tokens. Currently, the… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Starling Now Claims 2.4M Open Accts, 400K Business Accts, £4B in Deposits

UK-based digital bank Starling notes that as the summer months are ending, they’ve shared some of their recent highlights. Starling now has over 2.4 million open accounts, which reportedly include more than 400,000 business accounts. As mentioned in a blog post by Starling, dated September… Read More

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