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UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Australian Dollar (AUD) Direct Debits, Introduces “Pay with TransferWise” with Xero

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently allowed users to set up direct debits in Australian dollars (AUD), in order to settle bills and pay for subscriptions across Australia – which can now be done directly from users’ TransferWise accounts. As confirmed by the money transfer service provider,… Read More

UK’s P2P Lender RateSetter’s Chief Credit Officer, Michael Hoare, Explains how the Platform’s Provision Fund Aims to Buffer Against Credit Losses

UK-based RateSetter, a peer to peer (P2P) lender, notes that its Provision Fund has been designed to assist investors with managing credit risk and to simplify the investment process. As explained by Jonathan Hodge, the chief operating officer at RateSetter, the Provision Fund aims to… Read More

CoinShares Introduces the First Gold and Crypto Asset Index on Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Aims to Create “Investable” Benchmark Products

CoinShares, a crypto asset management company that provides financial products and services for professional investors, has launched the CoinShares Gold and Crypto assets Index (CGCI). The CGCI is reportedly the first EU Benchmark Regulations (EU BMR) compliant index for the digital asset sector that combines… Read More

Coinbase Introduces Tezos (XTZ) Staking to Earn Rewards by Passively Holding Crypto on the Exchange in the UK, certain EU Countries

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is focused on providing more ways for users to earn financial rewards by simply holding digital assets. Coinbase recently introduced Tezos (XTZ) staking rewards for its US-based customers. The exchange will now be offering this option to its UK clients… Read More

Standard Chartered Completes First Impact-Focused Subscription Finance Facility

  Standard Chartered, a UK-based multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, announced earlier this week it completed its first-ever sustainable use of proceeds subscription finance facility. According to Standard Chartered, funds will be drawn by the manager and will be… Read More

Overfunding: Independent Fashion Retailers Marketplace Atterley.com Surpasses £400,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Atterley.com, a UK-based marketplace for independent fashion retailers, has successfully secured its initial £400,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. As previously reported, Atterley.com’s mission is to bring together discerning fashion consumers, and the inventory fo the “best” boutiques and independents around… Read More

Starling Bank Raises £40 Million From Existing Investors, Total Raised for the Year Stands at £100 Million

Digital bank Starling bank has raised £40 million from existing investors according to a note from the Fintech. Starling said the funding was led by JTC and Merian Chrysalis Investment Company Limited. Anne Boden, founder and chief executive of Starling Bank, commented on the news: “This… Read More

Invoice Insurance Provider Nimbla Partners Wiserfunding, a Credit Risk Assessment Platform, to Enhance Business Operations

Nimbla, an invoice insurance provider, has partnered with Wiserfunding, a credit risk assessment platform that uses AI tools to evaluate business risk profiles. Nimbla and Wiserfunding have teamed up after the launch of a Fintech taskforce by industry trade body, Innovate Finance, in March 2020…. Read More

P2P Lender Archover to Begin Offering New Secured Lending Again, According to Charlotte Marsh, MD at ArchOver

Charlotte Marsh, managing director at ArchOver, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform supporting SMEs business borrowing, has argued that the COVID-19 outbreak can be viewed as a key opportunity for P2P lenders to provide long-term funding to businesses struggling to cope with the economic challenges created… Read More

Female Empowerment Brand Killing Kittens Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking £250,000 in Funding

Less than a year after securing £490,408 through its previous Seedrs campaign, female empowerment brand Killing Kittens has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise an additional £250,000 in funding. As previously reported, Killing Kittens claims it has grown to become one of the… Read More

AI Firm Konduit Spins Off from Skymind Global Ventures

Skymind Global Ventures (SGV), the venture arm of Skymind, has announced its first spin-off – Konduit.  According to the company, Konduit offers a portfolio of open source tools that support machine learning practitioners. The company’s goal is to bridge the gap between research and enterprise… Read More

Digital Banking Solution Meniga Secures €8.5 Million Through Latest Strategic Investment Round Led By Groupe BPCE

Meniga, a UK-based digital banking solution, announced on Thursday it secured €8.5 million through its latest strategic investment round, which was led by French banking group Groups BPCE with participation from Grupo Crédito Agrícola, UniCredit, Velocity Capital, Industrifonden, and Frumtak Ventures. Founded in 2009, Meniga… Read More

HyperJar Uses Salt Edge on PSD2 Compliance

Open banking service provider Salt Edge is helping HyperJar, a UK Fintech, adhere to PSD2 compliance needs. HyperJar provides a budgeting app and “eWallet” to help people manage their money more effectively. By partnering with Salt Edge, HyperJar is expected to be fully compliant in… Read More

Seedrs Partners with Capdesk, Seedrs Secondary Market Now Enables Non Seedrs Portfolio Firms to Trade on Platform

Capdesk – Seedrs Partnership Creates First Private Secondary Market for Shareholders and Employees in Europe Seedrs, a top UK based investment crowdfunding platform, is unique in the fact it has created a viable secondary marketplace for private securities issued via the platform. By enabling investors… Read More

Over 30% of Digital Bank Revolut’s 10 Million Finance App Users have traded Cryptocurrencies in the Past Month

  Data from leading UK-based digital bank Revolut shows that the cryptocurrency trading habits of its users have changed, following the COVID-19 outbreak. Nearly a third or over 30% of Revolut’s 10 million finance app users have been trading virtual currencies. The neobank’s app has… Read More

New Lenders Approved for CBILS

The British Business Bank has announced the approval of four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The new lenders include; The FSE Group, FW Capital, Mercia Asset Management and Whiterock Finance. The Bank said these lenders will be able… Read More

Custody Platform Koine Partners with Brokerage GCEX

Both FCA regulated, Koine and GC Exchange Limited (GCEX) partner to provide global client-base with segregated custody and settlement on digital assets and fiat. According to a release, GCEX will use Koine’s custody and settlement services, allowing GCEX’s clients to benefit from Koine’s platform for… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Platform ZUBR Receives “In Principle” Approval from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission

ZUBR, a digital asset platform to arbitrage using derivatives, has received “in-principle” approval from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) to be authorized as a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provider. ZUBR targets a more sophisticated user that may use algorithmic trading. ZUBR’s client-base is said to… Read More

Over £27 Billion Provided by CBILS, CLBILS and Bounce Back Loans

Each week, HM Treasury publishes updates on approved lending under three COVID-19 related support schemes. This week HM Treasury said £12.47 billion has been approved in the ongoing programs. The breakdown of the funding is as follows: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Data up… Read More

UK Fintech SumUp Launches Payment Tools to Help Businesses Conduct Operations while Observing Social Distancing Measures Due to COVID-19

UK-headquartered payments service company SumUp has launched an online payment tool to help businesses conduct operations while observing social distancing measures, following the COVID-19 outbreak. As noted in a release shared with CI, SumUp’s latest solution is part of the Fintech firm’s efforts to enter… Read More

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