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Backed by Lord Stanley Fink, British Pearl Raises £7 Million Funding Round for Debt & Equity Property Platform

British Pearl, a property crowdfunding platform offering both debt and equity investments, is reporting a £7 million investment led by Lord Stanley Fink. British Pearl says the investment is indicative of a resilient property market even as Brexit looms. Lord Stanley Fink , has been engaged… Read More

Update: Emoov Surpasses £1.7 Million During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Online real estate agency eMoov announced it is closing its latest Crowdcube campaign earlier than originally planned. The funding round launched at the end of June and quickly secured its initial £1 million funding target in less than 24 hours. It has now surpassed more than… Read More

Update: Daisy Green Collection Set to Close Crowdcube Campaign Early After Achieving Nearly £1.6 Million in Funding

Daisy Green Collection, an Antipodean group that has nine central London locations that serve artisan coffee, Aussie brunch, craft beers, and cocktails, announced on Thursday it is planning to close its highly successful equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube sooner, rather than later. The campaign launched… Read More

Overfunding: Glint Quickly Surpasses £1.2 Million Funding Target Through Crowdcube Campaign; Addresses GoldMoney Founder’s Criticism

Just days after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, UK fintech Glint has successfully secured its initial £1.2 million funding target, thanks to nearly 300 investors. The funding round is part of Glint new Series A funding round, which is seeking a total of… Read More

GlobalData Calls Revolutionary Claims of Blockchain and Crypto “Fantasy”

The crypto hype-machine has taken another body blow this month, this time in the form of a scathing report by London-based research firm GlobalData, who have called the revolutionary claims made by crypto and blockchain proponents, “fantasy,” ITP reports. Such talk is sacrilege among enthusiasts… Read More

UK’s Investment Association Announces First Cohort of Fintech Innovators of Velocity Accelerator Program

On Wednesday, UK’s Investment Association (IA) announced the first cohort of fintech innovators for Velocity, the IA’s specialist fintech accelerator for the asset management industry. According to IA, the 24 Velocity Advisory Panel is chaired by Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer of Schroders, and comprised of… Read More

Overfunding: Oddbox Quickly Surpasses £350,000 on Seedrs

Just two weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs, London-based veg box scheme exclusively focused on wonky and surplus produce, Oddbox, has successfully raised its initial £350,000 funding target. As previously reported, the company revealed it is on a mission to fight food waste… Read More

Payments & Loyalty App Yogo Surpasses One Million Users

Yoyo, a mobile payment and marketing platform, announced on Wednesday it has surpassed one million users and claims to be one of the fastest growing fintech startups in Europe. Founded in 2013, Yoyo describes itself as the fastest growing mobile wallet in Europe. For shoppers, it is an… Read More

LendInvest Update: BTL Index Reveals Transaction Volumes Dip as Remortgage Deals Spike

Marketplace platform for mortgages, LendInvest, announced on Tuesday the release of its latest LendingInvest Buy-to-Let Index report, which ranks 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based on the combination of four critical metrics, capital value growth, transaction volumes, rental yields, and rental price growth…. Read More

UK Fintech Glint Now Seeks £1.2 Million Through Crowdcube Campaign As Part of the Company’s £15 Million Series A Financing Round

Following the announcement that Glint was seeking a total of £15 million through Series A financing round to expand into the U.S. and Japan by the end of this year, the UK fintech launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £1,250,000 as part of the Series… Read More

Tandem Reaches 250,000 Customers & Announces Mortgage Market Launch Plans

Just two months after surpassing 100,000 customers, UK-based challenger bank Tandem has successfully attracted 250,000 customers to its platform. Not only is the fintech celebrating the number of users, it is also reportedly planning to launch its very own mortgage market.  According to Financial Reporter, Tandem… Read More

Seedrs Adds AutoInvest Feature to its Crowdfunding Platform

Investment crowdfunding platform Seedrs has announced a new feature. AutoInvest will now enable a robo-investing type service for individuals to gain access to early stage private equity while facilitating a diverse portfolio for risk mitigation. For the past six years, investments on equity crowdfunding platforms have… Read More

Sovren Seeks to Become First UK Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, Plans Initial Coin Offering

UK based Sovren says it will launch the first digital asset exchange to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and accessible to institutional investors. The creation of two ex-bankers, Sovren has also announced an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) planned for Q3 this year…. Read More

Rise Art Returns to Equity Crowdfunding Crowdcube: Now Seeking £650,000 in Funding

Just a little over two years after securing £520,000 in funding through its first equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, online gallery marketplace Rise Art has returned to the funding portal, seeking a minimum of £650,000. Founded in 2011, Rise Art is on a mission to revolutionize… Read More

UK Fintech Scale Up Shieldpay Crosses Atlantic to Provide Services in the US

UK based Shieldpay has expanded into the US by providing services to car classified site, AutoClassics.com. The Fintech scale up enables sites to become fully transactional marketplaces and offers an instant digital escrow payment solution.  Shieldpay can also accelerate multi-million-pound M&A deals and real estate transactions,… Read More

Goldex Launches Peer-to-Peer Gold Trading Platform in London

Goldex, UK-based trading technology platform that allows users to invest in physical gold, announced on Monday it has launched in London. According to Goldex, retail customers may now have the chance to easily invest in physical gold at the best prices and use it as… Read More

UK Fintech Inflo Announces Key Appointments to Fuel Growth

Inflo, a UK-based fintech firm, announced on Monday it has appointed Kathryn Woolgar and Kim Oliverto its senior management team as part of its growth plans. Founded in 2016, Inflo stated it helps accountants provide more valuable services to their clients and it specializes in… Read More

What Brexit? Beauhurst Report Says Record Year for Foreign Investment into UK Firms, Fintech Helps to Fuel Growth

UK research firm Beauhurst published a report recently that highlighted foreign investment into high growth UK firms. According to their numbers, foreign investment is booming in the UK – in spite of Brexit induced jitters. The report states that during 2017 foreign investment hit £6… Read More

Update: eMoov Surpasses £1.5 Million in Funding Through Latest Crowdcube Round

Just a couple weeks after launching its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, online real estate agency eMoov has successfully raised £1.5 million from nearly 700 investors. The funding round launched earlier this month and surpassed its initial £1 million funding target in less than… Read More

Update: Hart Group Set to Close Crowdcube Round With Nearly £2.5 Million in Funding

Harts Group Ltd, the parent company of Barrafina and Quo Vadis restaurants, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £2.5 million in funding. The round, which was originally seeking £750,000, has attracted more than 940 investors. As previously reported, Harts Group is… Read More