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Mintos: First UK Loan Originator Listed Today

Mintos, a European marketplace for  peer to peer loans, is a leader in Continental Europe with an estimated 39% market share. Today, Mintos has announced a significant next step by listing their first UK originator – thus expanding into the most robust P2P market in… Read More

Overfunding: Stashbee Surpasses £500,000 Funding Target Three Days After Seedrs Debut

Stashbee, a platform that connects individuals and businesses who have spare space with those who need it, successfully secured its initial £500,000 just three days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2015, Stashbee reported that its platform automates the end-to-end booking… Read More

LendInvest’s Survey Reveals: Nearly Half of Aspiring Property Developers Say Economic Growth Will Have the Greatest Effect on House Prices in the Next Five Years

On Thursday, LendInvest published the results of a survey of its LendInvest Property Development Academy attendees, which revealed that aspiring property developers have stated economic growth will have the greatest effect on house prices in the next five years. According to LendInvest, when asked what will have the… Read More

Starling Bank Introduces Garmin Pay To Customers

On Thursday, Starling Bank announced it was adding Garmin Pay to its range of digital wallets. The new feature will allow Garmin users to make purchases at thousands of stores where contactless payments are accepted. The Garmin Pay is featured on three watches, which are:… Read More

Hosting Management Service Airsorted Raises More Than £2.1 Million Through Seedrs Funding Round

UK-based hosting management service Airsorted successfully secured more than £2.1 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round raised its original £1 million target within just four days of its debut. With this additional funding, Airsorted’s Series A exceeds £7 million…. Read More

Overfunding: Cotswold Distillery Surpasses £2 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Just one week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, Cotswold Distillery surpassed its initial £2 million funding target from more than 500 investors. The distillery reported that prior to launching the funding round, it secured £1,185,120 from 21 investors. Founded in 2013 and began operations… Read More

Payments Firm WorldFirst Says UK SMEs Look Beyond Brexit

WorldFirst, a Fintech payment platform, is out with a report on UK SMEs. Their ninth quarterly Global Trade Barometer is putting a positive spin on the UK economy as smaller firms position themselves for the post Brexit reality. WorldFirst says more payments are beginning to… Read More

1000 Payments at Once: Transferwise Now Enables Payroll & Corporate Batch Payments

Transferwise: Over $1 billion Deposited into borderless accounts in the product’s first year Fintech unicorn TransferWise has launched batch payments, a new feature that enables both international payroll and corporate payments to suppliers. Simultaneously, Transferwise announced that over $1 billion has been deposited into their… Read More

More Fintech Please: FCA Says Mortgage Industry in Need of Innovation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published an interim report on UK mortgage market. According to the FCA, Mortgage debt accounts for over 80% of total UK household liabilities – so this is a significant sector of finance that has a profound impact on individuals. While… Read More

Following Crowdcube Extension, Hiyacar Achieves More Than £1.1 Million

Just days after extending its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, peer-to-peer car rental platform Hiyacar has secured more than £1.1 million and is quickly nearing £1.2 million thanks to more than 670 investors. The funding round made its debut last month and quickly secured its initial… Read More

European Investment Fund & German Development Bank KfW Invest in UK Small Businesses Through Securitization of Loans Originated By Funding Circle

On Thursday, Funding Circle announced the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank Group, and KfW, a German Promotional Bank, are supporting UK small businesses through their investment in a securitization of loans originated by the Funding Circle online lending platform. According to… Read More

Update: East London Liquor Surpasses £1 Million First Week on Crowdcube

Less than one week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, East London Liquor Company has successfully surpassed £1 million from more than 450 investors. The funding round has already gained popularity, with securing its initial £750,000 target within 24 hours. As previously reported,  East London Liquor… Read More

Overfunding: Real Estate Source Platform Infabode Secures £750,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Real estate source platform, Infabode, has successfully secured its initial £750,000 funding target on equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs from more than 150 investors. Founded in 2013, Infabode reported that it connects its community of users with industry information from the real estate sector on one customizable online platform. Infabode’s… Read More

Australian Fintech Trade Ledger Named Winner of Barclays’ Global Open Innovation Challenge 2018

Aussie fintech startup Trade Ledger announced on Thursday it was named Barclays UK Ventures’ Open Innovation Challenge 2018, which was held in London. The ten finalists of the Challenge were selected by Barclays for their potential to offer “gaming-changing” business solutions across various industries. Speaking… Read More

Crowdbnk Success Cotswold Distillery Launches Crowdcube Funding Round: Now Seeking £2 Million For Long Term Growth

Less than a year after raising more than £1 million through its crowdfunding campaign on Code Investing, formerly Crowdbnk, Cotswolds Distillery has launched a funding round on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. The company is now seeking £2 million for long-term growth. Prior to launching the funding… Read More

Overfunding: East London Liquor Company Quickly Secures £750,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Less than 24 hours after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, East London Liquor Company secured its initial £750,000 and is now nearing £880,000 thanks to more than 275 investors. The company sought to raise the funds to further drive key growth pillars, including English… Read More

Kuber Ventures Announces Three New Growth Funds to EIS platform

On Tuesday, alternative investment firm Kuber Ventures announced three new growth funds on its EIS platform. The company reported that the addition of the growth funds follows last year’s budget announcement, which doubled the investment limit. It also saw the rules tightened to prevent investment in low-risk… Read More

Crowdcube Posts Record Q1 as 49 Businesses Successfully Funded on Platform

Crowdcube is reporting a record breaking quarter for the first three months of the year· According to the crowdfunding platform, 49 businesses successfully funded with £22.8 million during Q1 – more than any other previous quarter. This includes 20 businesses that funded in March alone –… Read More

East London Liquor Company Looks to Raise £750,000 Through Equity Crowdfunding Round on Crowdcube

East London Liquor Company has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, seeking £750,000 to further drive key growth pillars, including English whisky production and domestic sales channels, commencing to global sales opportunities in emerging markets, such as China. East London Liquor Company created by entrepreneur… Read More

Side by Side & Transatlantic: Splash Wines Simultaneously Crowdfunds on SeedInvest & Crowdcube

Splash Wines is a US based direct to consumer wine marketing company. Last month, CI did a write up on the company and its Series A crowdfunding round on SeedInvest. Today, we are noting that Splash Wines is also raising capital on Crowdcube – one of the… Read More