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UK P2P Lender JustUs Begins Taking Applications for Small Business Interruption Loan Service or SBILS

JustUs, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has reportedly started taking applications for the Small Business Interruption Loan Service (SBILS) in order to offer funding for companies that might not have been able to acquire financial assistance via the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme… Read More

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments Collaborate on Banking as a Service Product

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments are partnering on a new “Banking-as-a-Service” solution for Fintechs and digital banks, according to a note from the company. Currencycloud is a global, multi-currency account provider where customers are able to collect, convert, pay, and manage multiple currencies, anywhere in the… Read More

P2P Lender MarketFinance Reveals that Many Small Businesses in the UK Could Run Out of Cash Soon

MarketFinance, one of the world’s largest peer-to-peer (P2P) invoice finance platforms, has cautioned that many UK-based SMEs could soon run out of cash. This, as the government-backed funding schemes are scheduled to end soon. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will end on September… Read More

Update: Boring Money’s Crowdcube Round Now Nearing £900,000 in funding

Boring Money, a UK-based startup that helps users make better financial choices by offering investment/pension guides, is now nearing 900,000 in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s funding round made its debut earlier this month, originally seeking £300,000.  As previously reported,… Read More

Fintech Bilderlings Launches Mobile App

Bilderlings, a UK based Fintech, has launched a mobile app for managing current accounts, according to a release. The app is expected to help businesses and individuals keep track of their funds and perform basic account operations from a mobile device. Bilderinlings’ app’s main feature… Read More

Overfunding: Financial Teams Communication Platform Echofin Surpasses £300,000 Funding Target Through Seedrs Campaign

  Echofin, a communication platform for financial teams, has successfully secured its initial £300,000 funding target through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The initiative launched last month and has attracted nearly 140 Seedrs investors.  As previously reported, Echofin was founded in 2018 and calls… Read More

TrueLayer Secures $25 Million Through Series C Investment Round

UK financial API provider TrueLayer announced on Monday it secured $25 million through its Series C funding round. TrueLayer revealed that the investment takes the total amount it has raised to $72 million. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer describes itself as a technology company that provides… Read More

Ziglu Zooms to Over £1 Million on Seedrs in Just 3 Hours

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu kicked off a crowdfunding round on Seedrs today and quickly topped its £1 million goal. The offering is live for up to 40 more days. According to the offering page, Ziglu is selling equity in the company at a pre-money… Read More

Payments Platform Wirex Launches £1 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

    Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Monday it launched its first crowdfunding campaign through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Wirex reported it is now seeking to raise £1 million. Founded in 2014, Wirex is a UK FCA-licenced global digital payment platform that has… Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Are On the Rise Globally, with Governments Launching Initiatives to Support Adoption: Report

Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum have published a report that explains how AI can benefit everyone. According to MacDonald and Madzou, artificial intelligence can improve… Read More

UK Banking Managing App RoosterMoney Now Seeking £2.1 Million Through Seedrs Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

RoosterMoney, a UK-based money managing mobile app, is now seeking to raise a minimum of £2.1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, RoosterMoney claims it transforms the way families manage pocket money. “Our mission is to take children from their… Read More

Overfunding: Boring Money’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Quickly Secures £300,000 Funding Target on Crowdcube

Boring Money, a UK-based startup that helps users make better financial choices by offering investment/pension guides, quickly surpassed its initial £300,000 funding target and is now nearing £730,000 raised through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2015, Boring Money states it blends quantitative… Read More

Challenger Allica Bank Looks to Raise £100 Million Following £26 Million Funding led by Warwick Capital Partners

Newly minted SME focused bank, Allica Bank, has closed on a £26 million funding round led by Warwick Capital Partners – the majority shareholder in the firm. This announcement included the news that Allica intends on raising a further £100 million to pursue its vision… Read More

Cornerstone Receives FCA Approval to Acquire FXPress Payment Services

Following final approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Cornerstone has completed the acquisition of FXPress Payment Services – a regulated Authorised Payment Institution providing cross-border payment services. Cornerstone will now operate as Cornerstone FS plc. Additionally, Cornerstone says it has received the consent of… Read More

Wirex Announces Comprehensive Product Overhaul & New Mastercard As Part of the First Expansion Phase

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Thursday it is firing a “warning shot” at its competitors by launching a comprehensive product overhaul, along with a new Mastercard. According to Wirex, the overhaul kicked off with the release of new features, which includes five… Read More

Real Estate Source Platform Infabode Makes Another Return to Seedrs; Now Seeking to Raise £300,000 in Funding.

Less then a year and a half after raising £120,568 through its previous equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, real estate source platform, Infabode, has made a return to the funding platform to raise an additional £300,000. As previously reported, Infabode connects its community of users… Read More

Scotland’s Digital and Fintech Job Market Might Be Recovering after Experiencing Issues due to COVID-19

The digital technology sector in Scotland has reportedly been growing as fast (if not faster) than that of London and the South East for the past few years. E-commerce giant Amazon is now planning to create new jobs for the residents of Dundee and Fife…. Read More

Airwallex Supports E-Commerce Growth By Announcing Card Payment Acceptance in the UK & Europe

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Tuesday it has launched its card payment acceptance solution in the UK and Europe. Airwallex claims that the solution allows merchants to accept card payments around the world seamlessly and securely. The launch is notably a key part… Read More

Capco and Inbotiqa Agree to Partnership

Capco has partnered up with Inbotiqa, an alumnus of the Barclays TechStars Accelerator, Fintech focused program. The agreement focuses on Inbotiqa’s YUDOmail product and analytics tool for back office and operations teams. Capco is a technology and management consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Inbotiqa… Read More

UK based Minted, a Shariah-Compliant Gold Trading Platform, Is Planning to Launch Services this Month

UK-based Minted, a Shariah-compliant platform for trading gold, is planning to launch its services this month. Gold has served as a safe haven asset during times of economic uncertainty, but mostly wealthy people have invested in the precious metal. Minted aims to change this trend… Read More

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