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Regtech docStribute Joins Mia-Platform Marketplace

Regtech startup docStribute has joined the Mia-Platform Partner Network. Effective immediately, docStribute solutions will be “available to businesses on the Mia-Platform Marketplace.” docStribute  uses “a distributed ledger application that utilizes a decentralized public network known as hashgraph, a secure, shared database that everyone can read… Read More

UK’s Assetz Capital Shares Important Update Regarding the Access Accounts

Over the last year, the team at Assetz Capital have finally seen “substantial rises” in bank interest rates after well over ten years of them “languishing at near zero levels.” Assetz Capital noted in a blog post that this has led to the Access Accounts… Read More

ClearBank Selects ThetaRay AI Monitoring Tech to Support Business Growth

ClearBank, which claims to be the largest next-generation clearing and embedded banking platform in the UK, and ThetaRay, provider of AI-powered transaction monitoring technology, announced they will “collaborate in cloud-native anti-money laundering (AML) monitoring to protect ClearBank against financial crime with ThetaRay’s robust and industry-leading… Read More

UK’s Online Pension Provider PensionBee Teams Up with Speakers Trust

UK’s online pension provider, PensionBee (which has reached £3 billion in assets under administration), has partnered with specialist communication charity, Speakers Trust, in order “to help unlock greater confidence in the workplace when public speaking, by utilizing essential communication techniques.” The two organizations have “collaborated… Read More

FTSE Russell Announces Digital Asset Index Series

FTSE Russell has announced the launch of FTSE Global Digital Asset Index Series in partnership with Digital Asset Research (DAR). The series includes “investible” digital assets that cover eight indices from large to micro-cap and is the second FTSE Russell index series based on FTSE… Read More

UK’s MarketFinance Pay Later Financing for SMBs Allows Sole Traders to Get Credit at Point of Sale

The wave of embedded finance options is starting to move this “proverbial ship” forward, as options available at MarketFinance through their pay later financing for small businesses mean that finally, sole traders can “get instant access to credit at the point of sale when procuring… Read More

Awaken Intelligence, an AI enhanced Software Developer, Raises £681K+ via Crowdcube

Awaken Intelligence, an AI or artificial intelligence-enhanced software, which helps contact centers to improve call time & customer satisfaction, analyzing conversations in 38 languages, has secured 123% (£681,501.18) of its £550,000 fundraising target from 190 investors with 1 day left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign… Read More

BVNK Said to Gain UK Electronic Money Institution Licence

BVNK has reportedly gained a UK Electronic Money Institution (EMI) Licence via the acquisition of System Pay Services Limited (SPS Ltd). SPS has held an EMI license authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) since 2020. The deal was approved by the FCA. BVNK is… Read More

Darksquare, a Provider of Alternative Investments to Individuals, Secures £197K+ via Seedrs

Darksquare, which aims to open up the world of alternative investments to individuals, has secured 98% (£197,350) of its £200,002 fundraising target from 82 investors (at the time of writing) with 23 days left in the firm’s crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs. Located in… Read More

Digital Wealth Management Platform Quantifeed Acquires London’s ALPIMA

QUANTIFEED, the provider of digital wealth management solutions, announces that it has acquired ALPIMA, a London-based portfolio construction, visualisation, and analytics fintech company. Alex Ypsilanti, Co-Founder and CEO of Quantifeed, said: “We are very excited about bringing together two hugely talented teams of financial engineers… Read More

UK’s Atom Bank Secures £30M to Support Lending, Further Business Growth

Atom Bank, which claims to be the United Kingdom’s “first” app-based bank, has reportedly agreed to terms with BBVA, Toscafund and Infinity Investment Partners in order to add a further £30 million in equity to its balance sheet. It follows the £75 million that Atom… Read More

Fintech MoU Signed by UK, Singapore, Countries Aim to Boost Trade, Cooperation

The UK and Singapore have agreed a new MoU “boosting fintech trade and cooperation at their 7th Financial Dialogue in Singapore.” The UK and Singapore agree a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “on the UK–Singapore FinTech Bridge to remove barriers to fintech trade and boost cooperation.”… Read More

London based Volt Launches Real-Time Payments for Crypto Exchange Kriptomat

Volt, the global gateway for open banking payments in Europe, the UK and Brazil, and Kriptomat, one of the “fastest-growing” European cryptocurrency exchange platforms, are announcing a partnership “to enable Kriptomat customers throughout Europe to make real-time account-to-account payments to buy, sell and exchange cryptocurrencies.”… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) Publishes Global Study on Fintech Regulation, Emphasizes Financial Inclusion

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), part of the University of Cambridge, has published its 3rd Global Fintech Regulator Survey. The document is being produced in partnership with the World Bank. CCAF is widely recognized as the top independent research firm following the development of… Read More

Open Banking Platform Tink adds Balance Check Feature

Tink, an open banking platform, now offers a new feature called Balance Check that enables users to verify account balances. Tink states that this new feature will simplify the setting up of direct debit mandates, supporting both businesses and consumers. Balances Check utilizes real time… Read More

Financial Services Skills Commission, NatWest Develop Future Skills Framework

Financial services firms across the UK are being urged to prioritize investment and training in skills “including digital literacy, coaching and software development to help the sector tackle ongoing skills gaps and to boost its competitiveness.” The five core skills and behaviors also “include creative… Read More

Featurespace Secures UK, US Govt Funding for AI Financial Crime Prevention Solution

Featurespace, which claims to be the leader in machine learning fraud and financial crime prevention technology, has secured funding from UK and US governments “to build a new type of artificial intelligence (AI) system to help banks and payments service providers (PSPs) detect financial crime… Read More

The Bank of London Appoints Phil Knight as Group CTO, Chief Info Security Officer

The Bank of London, which claims to be the next-generation technology company and the “world’s first” purpose-built global clearing, agency, and transaction bank, announced the appointment of Phil Knight as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Phil will “oversee… Read More

Warwick Business School: Stablecoins May Be Path to CBDCs

Warwick Business School held an event in recent days that discussed central bank digital currency (CBDCs), according to a note from the school. The Gillmore Centre Policy Forum heard Antoine Martin, a Senior VP of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where… Read More

Accounting Software Firm Coconut Raises £392,390 via Crowdcube

Coconut notes that starting a self-employed business is “easier than ever, but the finance tools available haven’t improved for decades.” New laws mean 4m+ UK taxpayers will “have to do 5x more tax returns.” Coconut’s accounting software is “helping accountants get their sole traders &… Read More

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