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Fintech Tide Reports that 7% of UK SMEs Choose its Business Financial Platform

Tide, the UK’s business financial platform, reportedly added 100,000 members in 2021, which represents an increase of 30%, “taking the total number of Tide members to almost 400,000.” Tide is now one of the largest providers of banking services to UK SMEs. 2021 saw a… Read More

Qi, a Fintech that Enables Firms to Accept Digital Currencies like Bitcoin as Payment, Raises £231K+ via Crowdcube

Qi (formerly Stark Payments), a company that enables businesses to accept virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and others as a regular payment, has raised 66% (£231,497) of its £350,000 target from 160 investors (at the time of writing) through its crowdfunding campaign carried out via… Read More

UK Workplace Savings Fintech Cushon Secures £35m, Plans to Acquire Creative

The team at Cushon notes that they’re pleased to confirm that they have, subject to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approval, acquired Creative, the manager of the Creative Pension Trust. Once approved, this acquisition sees Cushon become the United Kingdom’s 5th largest “master trust provider.” As… Read More

UK Head of Compliance and MLRO at Banking Circle Joins The Payments Association’s Advisory Board

Mitch Trehan, UK Head of Compliance and MLRO at Banking Circle, has reportedly joined The Payments Association’s Advisory Board alongside other industry professionals from across the payments sector. Meeting as a team of 19 for the first time in January 2022, the Board intends to… Read More

Unique P2P Lender Folk2Folk Tops £500 Million in Lending

Folk2Folk, a unique peer-to-peer lender operating in the UK, reports that it has now topped £500 million in lending boosted by a record amount of £108 million in lending during 2021. Lending almost doubled in 2021 in comparison to 2020. Folk2Folk is an FCA authorized… Read More

Overfunding: Income Company, a Firm Re-imagining Investing in Loans, Acquires €756K+ via Seedrs

Income Company, a firm that’s re-imagining investing in loans, has secured €756,558 (or over 100% of its €750,004 target) from 171 investors (at the time of writing) through its crowdfunding campaign via Seedrs with 27 days left in the sale. Here’s a short business overview… Read More

European Fintech iwoca Shares Survey Results Revealing that Running Costs are Major Concern for Businesses in 2022

European Fintech iwoca notes that as worries or concerns about the economy emerge, almost three in four small business owners are thinking about the potential impact of inflation. iwoca writes in a blog post that businesses are “wary of the impact of this on their… Read More

UK’s ThinCats Explains How it Leverages its Credit Risk Model to Gain Insights into SMEs Operations

Thincats, a UK-based lending platform, explains that their expertise in SME lending is the product of “a detailed manual underwriting process combined with market-leading data.” Because of their sharp focus on mid-sized SMEs, ThinCats claims that they have “continually invested in making sure [they] have… Read More

UK based Blend Network Launches “Light Refurbishments Plus” Offering Up to 75% LTGDV

UK’s Blend Network, a specialist development finance lender, has responded to “growing demand for light refurbishment projects.” As mentioned in an update shared with CI, specialist development finance lender Blend Network has announced today the launch of a new Light Refurbishment Plus product range “specifically… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Zopa Reaches £1B in Customer Savings

Today, the team at digital bank Zopa is “incredibly proud” to announce that their customers have trusted them with over £1 billion of their “hard-earned” savings. In an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, Zopa‘s management noted that their award-winning Zopa Fixed Term Savings Account offers… Read More

Overfunding: Bank North, a Fintech enabled Banking Platform, Acquires £1.55M+ from 486 Investors via Crowdcube

Bank North, a Fintech-enabled bank, which will combine cloud-native tech with the trust of face-to-face relationship banking with the “aim of disrupting the £150bn UK SME lending market,” has secured 114% (£1,552,134) of its £1,350,000 target from 486 investors (at the time of writing) with… Read More

Fintech Apps Are Becoming Widely-Adopted, so easyMoney Introduces its Own App for Clients

The team at UK’s investment platform easyMoney notes that the use of Fintech apps is increasing steadily across the globe. That’s why they decided to also launch their own app for their customers. The company wrote in a blog post that half of easyMoney investors… Read More

Legal Utopia, an AI enhanced App that Connects Legal Consumers with a Legal Services Network, Secures £154.9K+ from Seedrs

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Legal Utopia, a powerful AI-enhanced app with the aim of “connecting legal consumers with a vast network of legal services,” has acquired 77% (£154,906) of its £200,000 target from 50 investors (at the time of writing) through a crowdfunding campaign carried out via Seedrs. With… Read More

Perspective: Will Our Response to Rising Inflation Define 2022?

Surging global inflation is the number one concern for many households in 2022. With living costs continuing to rise much faster than wages, household budgets are increasingly stretched. Let’s take a closer look at how inflation is changing the game. In the UK, inflation has… Read More

Challenger Bank North Starts Lending in the North West

Challenger Bank North, a modern spin on SME banking, has kicked off lending with its first “regional pod” in Manchester. Bank North notes that lending is commencing following a debt facility provided by Insight Investment announced in December 2021. Bank North received its banking license last… Read More

Regtech SteelEye Reports 88% Growth in 2021

SteelEye, a Regtech firm that aims to simplify compliance for global financial institutions, is reporting that revenues increased by 88% year-on-year in 2021. SteelEye adds that the company now has over 120 institutional clients worldwide, including new clients Oppenheimer Europe Ltd and JonesTrading. Headquartered in… Read More

Digital Banking: Revolut Is Making it More Affordable to Send Money Abroad, and Save with New Vault Product

The team at digital bank Revolut has noted that they hear about exchange rates all the time. The company has commented on what they actually are and why they can be very important. As explained by Revolut, foreign currency exchange rates are a way to… Read More

UK Fintech LiveFlow Reveals How No-Code, Low-Code Tools Can Help Accountants

The team at London-based Fintech LiveFlow says that there’s no denying that these days, coding is a really valuable and practical skill to have. Many people who aren’t computer programmers are still learning to code, and the demand is “clearly increasing,” according to an update… Read More

Peter Wallis, VP of Technology at LendInvest, Says Team Is Focused on Automating More Processes to Help Brokers

LendInvest, a leading digital financing platform for the UK market, has commented on the importance of their plans to adopt better lending technology in 2022. The team has looked ahead to their business plans this year with their VP of Technology, Peter Wallis. Peter Wallis… Read More

UK Fintech Tide Teams Up with LawBite, an Online Legal Platform, to Offer Fast, Affordable Professional Help

The team at Tide notes that if you starting a company for the first time, then it’s really important to take legal advice so that you can “ensure you are protecting your business from the start.” Tide has partnered with LawBite, the online legal platform,… Read More

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