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City of London and Innovate Finance Launch Fintech Strategy Group

The City of London Corporation and Innovate Finance have jointly announced the launch of the Fintech Strategy Group (FSG) to help continue the success of the UK Fintech sector. According to Innovate Finance, the group will combine senior industry leaders across the sector including banks,… Read More

UK Fintech MarketInvoice Tops £2 Billion in Online Lending

MarketInvoice has announced a new milestone of having topped £2 billion worth of invoice finance and business loans to UK companies. Launched in 2011, MarketInvoice has now provided financing solutions to thousands of businesses across the UK. The company reports that during this time over… Read More

Christopher Woolard, FCA Director of Competition: Regulators Must Work Together to Foster Fintech Innovation

Christopher Woolard, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority  Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, delivered a keynote speech today at the Innovate Finance Global Summit. Woolard is the defender and champion of the vital competition mandate that has made the FCA a successful financial regulator.  Woolard… Read More

UK Insurtech Honcho Secures £150,000 Investment From the Finance Durham Fund Nearly Two Months After Completing Crowdcube Round

Less than two months after it raised £829,370 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK-based insurtech Honcho has secured a £150,000 from the Finance Durham Fund.  As previously reported, Honcho is described as a reverse-auction marketplace where insurers enter a competitive real-time bidding process in order to… Read More

Lendy Announces 20,000 Investor Milestone & Repays Five Loans in February 2018

Lendy announced this week it has attracted its 20,000th investor to its peer-to-peer lending platform. This news comes just days after the online lender announced it repaid five loans in February 2018. According to P2P Finance News, the lender reported that about 7,000 new investors have joined… Read More

Credit Data Giant Experian to Purchase UK Fintech Startup ClearScore For £275 Million

On Thursday, UK fintech startup ClearScore announced it was acquired by credit data firm Experian. According to various reports, the company was purchased for £275 million. Founded in 2015, ClearScore describes itself as one of the leading fintech businesses in the UK. It aims to change… Read More

RFID Smartband Easygoband Debuts on Crowdcube & Quickly Nears 300,000 Funding Target

Easygoband, a Spanish incorporated company that has created an RFID smartband that allows personal identification and cashless payments, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube and is seeking a minimum funding target of £300,000. Easygoband describes itself as a company that gathers the advantages… Read More

HMRC’s New Guidelines on SEIS and EIS May Worry Some but There is a Silver Lining

HMRC’s new stricter guidelines around their Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme / Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS / EIS) may worry some crowdfunding campaigners, but there is a silver lining. SEIS and EIS, both startup investment tax relief schemes, protect up to 80% of your investment into… Read More

Long Blockchain Will Acquire Hashcove, a UK based Blockchain Company

Executing on its revamped strategic mission, Long Blockchain Corp. (Nasdaq: LBCC) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hashcove Limited, a UK-based technology company focused on developing scalable Blockchain  or distributed ledger technology. According to Long Blockchain, Hashcove is developing tokenized platforms, crypto-exchanges and… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Introduces Automatic Payments Across Europe

Digital challenger bank Revolut has announced EUR Direct Debits or European customers thus facilitating direct debits for automated payments. The traditional bank alternative now facilitates easy monthly payments such as  phone bills, utilities and other regular services. Revolut points out they already allow European customers… Read More

Update: Northern Monk Brewing Co. Surpasses £1.3 million in Funding on Crowdcube

Just a little over two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK’s Northern Monk Brewing Company has successfully secured more than £1.3 million in funding from nearly 1935 investors. The funding round raised its initial £500,000 target just hours after its debut.  As previously… Read More

UK Fintech AccessPay Receives £1 Million investment From NPIF

AccessPay, a UK-based fintech, has received a £1 million investment from NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, which is managed by Maven Capital Partners. Founded in 2012, the company stated it is on a mission to redefine the corporate banking experience, to empower treasury and finance… Read More

Crowd for Angels Updates on Initial Coin Offering Progress

Crowdfunding platform Crowd for Angels has shared that it is making progress in advancing its “Liquid Crypto Bond” issue and Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its ANGEL tokens. As Crowdfund Insider previously reported, Crowd for Angels is looking to raise up to £50 million through… Read More

Coinbase Receives e-Money License from UK Financial Conduct Authority, Opens an Account with Barclays

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has received an e-money license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This will enable Coinbase to offer payments in the UK while supporting the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme. Simultaneously, Coinbase has partnered with Barclays… Read More

BondMason Secures £1.85 Million Through Latest Funding Round to Drive Growth

BondMason, an online savings and investments platform that sources investments from across the peer-to-peer (P2P) market for its clients, announced on Tuesday it secured £1.85 million through its latest funding round to drive the growth of the business and fulfill the company’s vision to enable more investors to… Read More

LandlordInvest Announcement: Secondary Market Surpasses £1 Million in Completed Sales

LandlordInvest, a peer-to-peer lending platform for residential and commercial mortgages, announced on Tuesday its secondary market has surpassed £1 million in complete sales. The market was launched in May 2017. According to LandlordInvest, the secondary market enables investors to offer eligible loans or loan parts for sale… Read More

Competition Counts: Former FCA Innovation Lead Shares Experience at UK Regulator, Explains New Role at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is the leading research authority on global innovations in finance. Over the past several years, CCAF has produced benchmark reports tracking the growth and evolution of all forms of Fintech around the world. These reports have become valued… Read More

TrueLayer Integrates With UK Mobile-Only Starling Bank

TrueLayer, a computer software company that enables companies to capitalize on new open banking initiatives in the UK, announced on Tuesday it has integrated with mobile-only Starling Bank. TrueLayer reported it will be able to use Starling Bank’s API to securely access financial data while… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Tandem Acquires Management App Pariti

Just two months after the finalization of its purchase of Harrods Bank, UK challenger bank Tandem has acquired money management app Pariti.  Founded in 2014, Pariti is described as a free mobile app that connects to users’ different banking accounts and credit cards to provide… Read More

AltFi London Summit Preps for Event this Month as UK Alternative Finance Continues to Grow

The 5th Annual London Summit is scheduled to take place on March 26th during a time of significant change in the UK. Brexit jitters along with dramatic regulatory changes such as Open Banking and PSD2 has created a varied and dynamic environment. Yet alternative finance… Read More