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Update: Small Robot Company Surpasses £1 Million Through Crowdcube Round

Small Robot, a UK-based ag-tech that is building sustainable farming robots, has successfully secured more than £1 million through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round was launched last month and quickly secured its £700,000 funding target, with £560,000 was topped within… Read More

UK-based OakNorth Bank Confirms that SME-focused Real Estate Lender, OIMIO, to Launch in the Netherlands

UK-based OakNorth, a digital bank for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that offers business and property loans, has confirmed that OIMIO, a commercial real estate SME-focused lender, has established operations in the Netherlands. The lending firm will be launching a supplier’s credit analysis and monitoring… Read More

Update: Bricksave’s Equity Crowdfunding Round Secures More Than £760,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

Bricksave, a UK-based property investment platform, is set to close its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs with more than £760,000 raised. The campaign, which has attracted 300 Seedrs investors, was launched in December originally seeking £600,000. Bricksave notably provides individuals direct access to institutional-grade real… Read More

Overfunding: Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Quickly Secures £400,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

Less than a week after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup Elfin Market successfully secured its initial 400,000 funding target. The campaign so far has attracted more than 125 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Elfin claims to be the world’s… Read More

Update: Magway to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £1.5 Million Raised

Magway, a UK-based startup offers a sustainable transport solution that moves goods through small pipes, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1.5 million secured. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking £750,000 and has attracted over… Read More

Monzo Tightens Security By Updating 3D Secure Feature

UK-based challenger bank Monzo announced earlier this week it has up’ed its security measures by upgrading its 3D Secure feature, which is a payment standard that aims to reduce e-commerce fraud by adding two-factor authentication to online transactions. The upgraded version of 3D Secure will… Read More

Localized Peer to Peer Lender Folk2Folk Reports Record Amount Invested via IFISA

Folk2Folk, a localized peer to peer lending platform, is reporting a “record year” regarding its Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) offering during 2019. The company states that it accepted £10.5 million in IFISA investments, more than double that of the previous 18 months. Folk2Folk says that… Read More

UK Peer-to-Peer Lending Startup Elfin Market Now Seeking £400,000 Through Seedrs Funding Round

Elfin, a UK-based peer-to-peer lending startup, is now seeking £400,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, Elfin claims to be the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platform where borrowers get a line of credit that they may draw upon as often as… Read More

Update: UK Insurtech Honcho Set to Close Crowdcube Round With More Than £1 Million in Funding Secured

UK insurtech Honcho is now set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with more than £1 million in funding secured. The initiative has reportedly attracted nearly 600 Crowdcube investors. As previously reported, Honcho is described as a reverse-auction marketplace where insurers enter a… Read More

Overfunding: Innis & Gunn’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Round Surpasses £3 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Just days before its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs is set to close, Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn successfully secured its initial £3 million funding target. The campaign launched in November and has attracted more than 2,100 Seedrs investors. As previously reported, Innis & Gunn claims… Read More

Flux Names Barclays Fist Strategic Investment Partner

UK-based fintech Flux announced on Wednesday it has named UK consumer banking group Barclays its first strategic investment partner. Flux reported that Barclays has been a long-time supporter of its platform and has been involved with the company since 2017 when its executives joined the… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland Announces £1 Billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding

Royal Bank of Scotland recently announced its new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow. The banking group revealed it is setting a target to support and inspire 500K people to consider starting a business,… Read More

Crypto Focused BCB Group Announces Receipt of Authorized Payment Institution License from the UK Financial Conduct Authority

BCB Group, a global digital financial services firm, has announced that its operating subsidiary, BCB Payments Limited, has received an Authorised Payment Institution (API) license from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). BCB says this is the first and only crypto-focused Authorised Payment Institution. BCB… Read More

Philip Hammond, Former UK Secretary and Chancellor, Joins Softbank-backed Fintech OakNorth

Philip Hammond, former Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer, has reportedly joined SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth as the company continues to focus on its international expansion efforts. Hammond will be serving as a member of OakNorth’s advisory board, beginning on January 27. He… Read More

Online Lender Funding Circle Securitizes $252 Million in US SME Loans

Funding Circle (LSE:FCH), an online lender servicing SMEs in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, has securitized $252 million in US business loans, according to a note from the platform. This is Funding Circle’s 7th securitization and the second to take place in the… Read More

Urgent Action Required to Address Serious Skills Shortage Crisis In UK’s Financial Services Sector: Report

Urgent action is required in order to address a serious skills and talent shortage in the United Kingdom’s financial services sector, an independent review commissioned by HM Revenue has revealed. The review has issued a warning to industry participants stating that the UK’s financial sector… Read More

Card Terminal and Electronic Point of Sale Firm Payzone Rebrands as “Fintech” Firm Takepayments

Takepayments is the now the new company name for Payzone’s card terminal and electronic point of sale (EPOS) business. The firm has relaunched as a new Fintech company this year in order to disrupt the existing card payments industry and perhaps gain from the collective… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Appoints Blair Halliday As New UK & European Money Laundering Reporting Officer

Gemini Trust Company, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Blair Halliday as Chief Compliance Officer, as well as UK and European Money Laundering Reporting Officer. According to Gemini, Halliday will oversee the strategic direction of Gemini’s compliance program in the… Read More

SyndicateRoom Founder Receives Regulatory Approval for Insurtech Startup Rnwl, Ponders Which Crowdfunding Platform to Raise Capital

Rnwl, an Insurtech created by serial entrepreneur Gonçalo de Vasconcelos who founded top UK crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, is having a dilemma. Committed to raising capital via the industry where he got his start, de Vasconcelos is it torn between using Seedrs or Crowdcube to raise… Read More

BBVA Owned Digital Banking Specialist Holvi Announces Expansion to Third Core Market – The UK

Holvi, the BBVA-owned digital banking specialist for self-employed business owners, has officially expanded its services to its third core market, which is the UK. The company’s other core markets are Germany and Finland. Its further operating countries are Ireland, Belgium, France, Italy, and the Netherlands…. Read More

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