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B2B Payments Volume in the UK to Exceed 10 Billion by 2028, as Payment Automation Enables Efficiencies – Report

A study from Juniper Research, the researchers focused on payments markets, has found that savings from the adoption of payment automation systems will “allow reinvestment in revenue-generating activities; driving an 18% growth in UK B2B payments by 2028, from 8.7 billion in 2024.” Automation of… Read More

Revolut to Introduce Digital Assets Exchange, Expected to Include Tools for Professional Crypto Traders

Revolut is reportedly preparing to introduce a digital assets exchange that will aim to serve advanced or professional crypto traders. As widely reported, Revolut already provides standard cryptocurrency-focused services to around 30 million clients. The new crypto exchange will reportedly aim to provide competitive fees… Read More

UK Fintech iwoca Reports Optimism Among SMEs About Business Growth in 2024

‍Small business optimism returns in 2024, as half of SMEs anticipate growth this year, according to new research from iwoca – one of Europe’s small business lenders. As noted in the update from iwoca, nearly half (47%) of small business owners “surveyed expect that their… Read More

Record Number of New Startups Launched in the United Kingdom in Past Year – Report

The New Startup Index from NatWest and Beauhurst has found that over 900,000 new companies were incorporated in the UK in 2023, making it a record year for new businesses. The startup boom brings the number of active companies “operating in the UK to 5.31m,… Read More

Quantexa Economic Impact Report: Decision Intelligence Platform Enables Significant Business Growth

Organizations need a trusted data foundation to enable effective decisions that allow them to operate efficiently, plan for the future, and grow, according to an update from Quantexa. Yet many organizations continue to struggle with “a lack of a single customer view, duplicated records, inefficient… Read More

LendInvest to Offer First Time Home Buyers Fixed Rate, 90%LTV 2-Year Mortgates

Online lending platform LendInvest says it will now offer 90% LTV two-year fixed mortgages for first-time home buyers. LendInvest’s Residential Mortgages are said to have stretched LTIs up to 6.49x, to support homebuyers to borrow enough for their first home. Paula Mercer, Head of Sales… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank OakNorth Provides £2.5M Loan to SES, the Power Distribution Products Manufacturer

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a £2.5m loan to SES, the manufacturer of power distribution products for the entertainment industry, to support the creation of its employee ownership scheme. Founded in 1994 by brothers Mark and Gordon Cooper, and headquartered… Read More

UK’s Admiral, a Financial Services Provider, Selects Google Cloud as Partner

Admiral, a financial services company in the UK and part of the Admiral Group, has selected Google Cloud as a strategic cloud partner. Under the terms of the agreement, Admiral’s core insurance operations, “including insurance policy administration and digital systems, will now be powered by… Read More

UK’s Allica Bank Reports Completing £2B of Business Lending

Allica Bank – the fintech challenger bank specifically focused on established businesses with over ten employees – has revealed it has completed more than £2 billion in lending to UK businesses, with 80% of that being to businesses outside of London. Allica bank, which made… Read More

UK’s Nucleus Financial Platforms Announces Acquisition of Third Financial

Nucleus Financial Platforms, which claims to be one of the UK’s largest adviser platform groups with over £80bn of assets under administration from 250,000 customers, announces the acquisition of Third Financial. Third Financial is an investment platform and front-to-back wealth management software provider, “serving discretionary… Read More

Banxa Holdings Registers as Crypto-Asset Business with UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Banxa Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce it is the first firm in 2024 to register as a cryptoasset business with United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Management believes this is a critical milestone towards “fulfilling Banxa‘s mission to extend the benefits of crypto to… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Claims Over 9 Million Customers

UK’s digital bank Monzo has reportedly reached the 9 million customer milestone. Monzo now claims over 9 million personal account customers, with 2 million joining in the past year. The digital banking platform says it has been at the forefront of the fintech innovation since… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard

  The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF)  has revealed the Cambridge Digital Money Dashboard (CDMD). The Centre is part of the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. CCAF is the leading independent research group covering the world of Fintech, including digital assets. The… Read More

Seedrs: 13 Funding Rounds in January plus Private Deals, Secondary Transactions Top £8.6 Million for the Month

Seedrs, a securities crowdfunding platform operating in the UK and continental Europe, has shared some numbers for platform performance during the month of January. Seedrs reports that it listed 13 primary securities offerings during the month. When you combine private deal room activity and secondary… Read More

LendInvest Mortgages Moves BTL Business to Integrated Portal

LendInvest Mortgages, which claims to be the UK’s leading platform for mortgages, has launched a redesigned and updated Mortgages Portal now including LendInvest’s Buy-to-Let mortgages, providing brokers with a one-stop-shop for all LendInvest Mortgages products. Brokers can now access all Residential, Buy-to-Let, and Bridging products… Read More

Bridgewise CEO Shares Insights on UK Government’s Plan to Invest £100M in AI Research

The UK government will invest £100 million in AI research and training regulators on the technology. A good portion of the cash infusion will be spent on new research hubs across the UK. Bridgewise, an AI financial intelligence platform, has shared insights following this announcement…. Read More

UK Finance Announces Appointments of Thierry d’Argent from Societe Generale and Saif Malik from Standard Chartered

UK Finance has announced the appointment of Thierry d’Argent, CEO of Societe Generale UK; Saif Malik, CEO, UK, Standard Chartered; and Mickey Schiller, CEO of Leumi UK, to its Board, effective 8 February 2024. TS Anil, CEO, Monzo; and Kelly Devine, Divisional President UK &… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Reports Decline in Recession Concerns as SMBs Seek Larger Loans

SME anxieties regarding a potential recession have eased by a third (32%) since Q4 2022, though inflation concerns remain, according to iwoca’s Q4 2023 SME Expert Index. Under half (49%) of SME finance brokers surveyed “report their SME clients having any recession fears––a significant drop… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut to Offer eSIMs and Global Data Plans to UK Clients

Revolut, a digital bank/neobank with over 35 million customers worldwide and 8+ million in the United Kingdom, is offering eSIMs and global mobile data plans to its UK clients. Revolut eSIM enables clients to roam like a local user and stay connected without having to… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Introduces Cash ISA, Reports Surpassing £250M Revenue ARR

Zopa bank has launched its first Cash ISA account in order to help savers level-up their 2024 finances. Zopa bank says its aim is to “help millions of Brits with an ISA account better save by making the £333 billion sitting in Cash ISAs work… Read More

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