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UK Insurtech Digital Risks Secures $10.4 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By BHL Holdings

Digital Risks, a UK-based insurtech startup, announced on Wednesday it secured $10.4 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by DHL Holdings. Founded in 2015, Digital Risks claims to be a “new force” in the insurance industry by offering a flexible and… Read More

Overfunding: Investment Mobile App Wombat Invest Surpasses £250,000 Through Seedrs Campaign

Wombat Invest, a UK-based investment app, has successfully secured its initial £250,000 equity crowdfunding target on funding portal, Seedrs. The company is currently offering 9.07% in equity through the funding round, at a £2.5 million pre-money valuation. The latest crowdfunding campaign comes less than two… Read More

UK Insurtech Collective Benefits Secures £3.3 Million Through Latest Seed Round

Collective Benefits, a UK-based insurance platform for self-employed workers, has secured a total of 3.3 million through its seed funding round. Founded in 2019, Collective Benefits gives freelancers “the safety net” they deserve. “There are now 6 million self-employed workers in the UK and we… Read More

Cross-Border Savings and Investment Marketplace Raisin Surpasses €20 Billion in Deposits

Berlin-headquartered Raisin, a cross-border savings and investment marketplace, has confirmed the strategic placement of more than €20 billion with banks based in 25 different countries. Raisin’s management noted that it’s currently managing an investment volume of more than €500 million.  Raisin also announced that it… Read More

Litigation Funding Platform Seeks £200,000 on Seedrs

Interested in generating returns of 20% to 30% per year? Axiafunder may be for you.  The digital platform that crowdfunds high-quality litigation lawsuits claims to be able to provide outsized, non-correlated returns for investors. Current investment opportunities listed on the platform include cases alleging commercial… Read More

London-based Youtility, an Open Banking Enabled Home Finance Tech Provider, Secures £4.5 Million in Funding from Barclays, Others

UK-headquartered Youtility, an Open Banking-enabled home finance technology solution provider, has secured £4.5 million (appr. $5.8 million) in capital via an investment round that included contributions from Barclays and City entrepreneur, Michael Spencer. Youtility’s management said that the funds will be used to expand the… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Raises $500 Million at $5.5 Billion Valuation

Leading UK based digital bank Revolut has closed on a $500 million series D funding according to a note from the company. The Fintech was valued at $5.5 billion making it one of the most valued private Fintechs in the world. Funding was led by… Read More

Update: Al Rayan Bank Provides Comment on Digital Banking Transition

Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the transition by Al Rayan Bank to an app-based banking platform. Today, the Bank has provided additional information on this transition. According to company representatives: “Customers need to register for the Mobile Banking app by 4th March to ensure uninterrupted digital banking,… Read More

Monzo Set to Offer Credit Score Monitoring for Customers

UK challenger bank Monzo announced on Monday that its users will soon have the option of credit monitoring through its mobile banking app. Monzo revealed that users will be able to see their scores in just a few taps without any need to fill out… Read More

We Help Businesses Fly: Digital Bank Starling Bank Promotes SME Services

Digital bank Starling has kicked off a new advertising campaign focusing on banking services for SMEs, according to a release. The digital pitch promotes Starling Bank as supporting small businesses claiming the bank helps your business fly. Starling Bank is said to be spending “multi-millions”… Read More

Funding Trends: How Startups Will Raise Capital in 2020

Any new blockchain startup needs funding, but where does that all-important juice come from? While venerable entities (let’s not list them, presumably, you know what and who they are) certainly have the means to plank billions into their chosen ventures, they can’t be expected to… Read More

JPMorgan Chase Moves a Step Closer to Launching a Digital Consumer Bank in the UK

New York-based JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) , the world’s sixth-largest bank with over $2.6 trillion in assets, has moved a step closer to introducing a wide range of personal banking products in the United Kingdom. The move would be similar to what Goldman Sachs has done… Read More

UK-based Fintech Cashplus Is Updating its Mobile App with New Spend Tracking Option Offered by Google Maps

UK-based Fintech Cashplus is updating its mobile-based app with the spend tracking option offered by Google Maps, the company’s management confirmed on February 20, 2020. The Spending Insights feature uses data obtained from Google Maps to identify where and the exact time when a payment… Read More

UK “Socially-Focused” Fintech Wollit Secures Investment From Anthemis & BBVA

Wollit, a UK-based “socially-focused” fintech startup, announced on Thursday it received an investment from venture capital firm Anthemis and banking giant BBVA’s venture creation partnership. Founded in 2017, Wollit claims to be a financial stability network that is giving “peace of mind” to people in… Read More

Update: Vegan Delivery allplants’ Seedrs Round Surpasses 3 Million in Funding Raised

allplants, a “vegan delivery company,” has successfully secured more than 3 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched earlier this month, and quickly raised £2 million in just 48 hours. Founded in 2016, allplants describes itself as an award-winning… Read More

Fintech LendInvest Funds £12 Million Property Development

LendInvest, a property finance platform, has funded a £12 million loan for a development by a repeat LendInvest borrower. LendInvest reports that the loan was funded in under 8 weeks. The borrower first became a client of LendInvest in 2017 and has now completed a… Read More

Banking Challengers Attracted Record Levels of Investments Last Year: Report

Digital Banking Banking challengers have been introducing innovative financial products in order to compete with traditional banks. Challenger or neobanks attracted $5.2 billion in funding last year, which is more than triple of what they received back in 2018 ($1.6 billion). Italy-based Nexi, a digital… Read More

SoftBank to Invest $100 Million, through its Second Vision Fund, into UK-based AI Firm Behavox

SoftBank, a Japan-based global conglomerate holding firm with more than $283 billion in assets, is reportedly planning to invest $100 million, through its second Vision Fund, into Behavox, a UK-based company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor workers’ behavior at financial services firms. SoftBank’s management… Read More

UK-Based Marine & Automotive Insurtech Concirrus Secures $20 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By AlbionVC

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UK-based marine and automotive insurtech, Concirrus, announced earlier this week it secured $20 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by AlbionVC with participation from current investors IQ Capital, EOS Venture Partners, and several angel investors. Founded in 2012, Concirrus’ Quest platform provides behavioral data and… Read More

Overfunding: HubrisOne’s Latest Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Surpasses £900,000 Funding Target During the Final Days on Seedrs

HubrisOne, Fintech in the digital asset sector, has successfully secured its latest equity crowdfunding campaign’s £900,000 funding target during the final days on Seedrs. The funding round was launched in December and is currently offering 9.99% in equity at an £8,108,379 pre-money valuation. Founded in… Read More

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