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Experian Adds Capabilities to UK Ascend Analytics Platform to Streamline Lender Operations and Client Outcomes

Experian, the global information services company, has announced the launch of a suite of new capabilities for Ascend, its cloud-based analytics and technology platform. These latest innovations aim to “increase operational efficiency, maximize profitability and support lenders and businesses in today’s rapidly changing market conditions… Read More

£900 Billion+ in Investments Needed by UK’s Energy Supply Ecosystem to Reach Net Zero by 2050 – NatWest and BCG Report

The UK’s energy supply could require more than £900 billion in capital expenditure to achieve net zero by 20501, opening up “a significant opportunity for public and private capital in enabling a successful transition,” according to a new report published by NatWest and Boston Consulting… Read More

UK’s Prime Property Investment Platform CapitalRise Comments on Importance of Project Monitoring Process

CapitalRise reveals that it recently passed the £300m lending milestone, against £830m of prime property assets. To sustainably maintain this growth in their loan book, they claim to “have robust monitoring processes in place.” Their own project managers reportedly work “with independent third-party professionals, such… Read More

Real Estate Investments: Molo Finance Research Uncovers Major UK Cities to Invest in Buy-to-Let Properties

From cafes and restaurants to the aesthetic of the properties, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a city to purchase a buy-to-let property, according to an update from UK’s Molo Finance. Nowadays, a location’s social media presence is also “becoming an… Read More

KPMG UK Comments on Latest Q3 M&A Data

KPMG has shared its response to the latest UK Q3 M&A data. Rob Baxter, UK Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG, commented: “A combination of domestic and global factors continues to suppress UK dealmaking. But while the cost of borrowing will remain high, slowing inflation… Read More

FinTech Scotland Announces Innovation Lab

FinTech Scotland has announced the launch of the Financial Regulation Innovation Lab (FRIL). The project is predicted to shape the regulatory landscape for financial services in the UK as well as around the world. The Lab was created in partnership with the University of Strathclyde… Read More

A Decade of Peer to Peer Lending: Folk2Folk

  While many P2P lenders have fallen to the wayside or moved on to accepting only institutional funding, Folk2Folk perseveres with its original mission. Today, Folk2Folk claims the title of the UK’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform in terms of cumulative lending, having facilitated £653 million… Read More

British Business Bank Research: UK’s VC Funds Continue to Perform Well Compared to US and European Counterparts

Research from the British Business Bank, UK Venture Capital Financial Returns 2023, finds UK venture capital funds continue “to perform well overall compared to their US and European counterparts, but top performing UK funds lag behind leading US funds.” Historically, US VC financial returns “were… Read More

Smart Pension Appointed to Provide Services to ISS UK, the Workplace Experience and Facility Management Firm

Smart Pension, one of the UK’s workplace pension schemes, has been appointed to provide a workplace pension by ISS UK, the nation’s workplace experience and facility management company. The appointment reportedly “represents some 19,000 active and 43,000 deferred employees and £200m in Assets Under Management.”… Read More

Fintech Chip Nears £5 Million Raised in Return to Crowdcube

Chip, an early-stage Fintech, has returned to Crowdcube to raise another funding round. In 2021, it was reported that Chip raised £11.5 million in a funding round listed on Crowdcube. At that time, Chip saw almost 13,000 investors support the firm in an equity offering… Read More

UK Consumers Are Not Satisfied with High-Street Banks, Who “Prioritize” Profits Over Offering Higher Interest Rates – Report

The majority of UK consumers are unhappy with high-street banks, believing they have prioritized profits over “passing higher interest rates on to savers, new research has revealed.” A survey of 2,000 UK adults commissioned by SmartSave, run by Chetwood Financial, found that 65% of people… Read More

UK’s Allica Bank Partners with Wise Platform, the Payment Infrastructure for Major Enterprises

Allica Bank (LSE:WISE) has partnered with Wise Platform, Wise’s global payment infrastructure for banks and major enterprises, in order “to offer our established business customers a simple and low-cost way to send money overseas.” Now clients can seamlessly make and “manage their global payments directly… Read More

UK’s Halfords Group Selects Kriya, the Embedded Finance Provider, to Power Payments for Trade Account Clients

Halfords Group PLC, the UK’s largest provider of motoring and cycling products and services has selected Kriya, the embedded finance provider, “to power payments and credit for its trade account customers.” Under the partnership Kriya will “embed its financial tools across Halfords stores, customer teams,… Read More

UK’s Nucleus Financial Platforms Group to Appoint Alexander Filshie as CFO

Nucleus Financial Platforms Group, one of the UK’s independent, adviser platform groups, has appointed Alexander Filshie as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), “subject to regulatory approval.” He starts taking over from Mike Regan who, as previously announced, “has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer.” Mike Regan… Read More

Alchemy Pay, the Crypto Payment Solutions Provider, Expands Services Across Europe and the UK

Alchemy Pay, the crypto payment solutions provider, has expanded its payment options in the Europe and UK regions. The introduction of the Euro Instant solution SEPA Instant and the UK fast e-money transfer solution Faster Payments enhances its On-Ramp service, “allowing users to swiftly execute… Read More

UK FCA Introduces Measures to Assist Investors with Making Informed Investment Decisions

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it is setting out forbearance measures for investment company cost disclosure. The FCA says it has now set out temporary measures “to give investment companies greater ability to explain their costs and charges to help consumers make… Read More

Crypto.com Obtains Authorization as E-Money Institution from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide, announced that it has been authorized as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This approval follows Crypto.com’s registration “as a cryptoasset business with the FCA in… Read More

INTELLITHING, which Develops Customized Apps of Generative AI with No Code, Raises £265K+ via Seedrs

INTELLITHING, which aims to develop customized applications of Generative AI With no code, has raised 132% (£265,325) of its £200,000 target from 116 investors (at the time of writing) via its crowdfunding campaign, carried out via Seedrs with 12 days left in the offering. Located… Read More

Regtech Trulioo Partners with Investment Platform Public for UK Launch

Trulioo, a global identity verification platform, announced its partnership with Public, a U.S. investing platform for stocks, ETFs, crypto, Treasury bills and alternative assets that is allowing U.K. investors access to U.S. stocks. Public chose Trulioo Person Match identity verification “to achieve the highest onboarding… Read More

KPMG UK Comments on Bank of England Money and Credit Data

KPMG has commented on the recently released Bank of England money and credit data. Karim Haji, Head of Financial Services at KPMG UK, comments on today’s Money and Credit Data from The Bank of England: “Consumer borrowing was down slightly in October, which could be… Read More

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